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We Alone

“We alone can devalue gold
by not caring
if it falls or rises
in the marketplace.
Wherever there is gold
there is a chain, you know, 34 more words

How to Create & Extract tar.gz and tar.bz2 Files in Linux

The most common compressed archive file format in Linux is the tar.gz format. Tar file is an archive file format. Tar.gz is a compressed tar file. 320 more words

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Ubuntu: Time Synchronisation with NTP

ntpdate

Ubuntu comes with ntpdate as standard, and will run it once at boot time to set up your time according to Ubuntu’s NTP server. However, a server’s clock is likely to drift considerably between reboots, so it makes sense to correct the time occasionally. 336 more words

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Permanent MTU settings for PPP0 Ubuntu

We were having issues with slow TX/RX between two sites over a PPTP VPN connection. I found that the issue was MTU mismatches and used this command to fix it: 40 more words

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VPN Check if connection is up script

This script is awesome – it does exactly what it says it will: Check the connection and restart the service if it’s down. (it pings the destination, and restarts a service when the ping fails) 51 more words

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Creating an Ubuntu/Debian PPTP Client

This is just another handy howto I found which works quite well:

Creating an Ubuntu/Debian PPTP Client

To configure Ubuntu or Debian as a PPTP client, you will need to install the pptp-linux package first: 528 more words

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