Hayden James http://haydenjames.io Linux Systems Administrator | DBA Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:32:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Patched Servers Remain Vulnerable to Heartbleed OpenSSL http://haydenjames.io/patched-servers-remain-vulnerable-heartbleed-openssl/ http://haydenjames.io/patched-servers-remain-vulnerable-heartbleed-openssl/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:43:33 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2201 If an attacker has already exploited the Heartbleed bug to steal your SSL private keys they can continue to decrypt all past and future traffic even after the vulnerability has been patched. A security vulnerability in OpenSSL called the Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160) has been found. This vulnerability has been open for exploit for about 2 years but was only recently […]

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Raspberry Pi Safe Overclocking http://haydenjames.io/raspberry-pi-safe-overclocking-settings/ http://haydenjames.io/raspberry-pi-safe-overclocking-settings/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:40:05 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2083 Disclaimer: My recommendations are based on testing done with various configurations on two Raspberry Pi Model B version 2 boards. Both run Arch Linux ARM 24/7 without issue. Be warned, as with most hardware and software modifications, individual results may vary. For the last month or two I’ve been playing around with overclocking my Raspberry […]

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Download Arch Linux Raspberry Pi WiFi Access Point Image http://haydenjames.io/download-arch-linux-raspberry-pi-wifi-access-point-setup/ http://haydenjames.io/download-arch-linux-raspberry-pi-wifi-access-point-setup/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:14:51 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2043 Download the latest image: https://sourceforge.net/projects/archwipi/files/latest/download Change log 01-26-2014 – Config changes to address issue of random network drops that required reboot for reconnection. 01-25-2014 – Overclocking improvements. Please see the /boot/config.txt file for more aggressive overclocking options. 01-24-2014 – Stripped down and optimized Arch OS even more. Boots in less than 10 seconds. 01-23-2014 – […]

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Gedit replacement – medit http://haydenjames.io/gedit-replacement-medit/ http://haydenjames.io/gedit-replacement-medit/#comments Sat, 18 Jan 2014 01:17:05 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=2031 If you are not using Gnome then you are probably looking for a good Gedit replacement. Have a look at medit text editor! I’m using xfce4 desktop manager and without gnome, gedit (GNOME text editor) doesn’t display correctly. In fact it’s pretty ugly. Simply remove gedit and replace with medit (pictured below). Also check out Sublime Text […]

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CES 2014 – Biggest CES Ever! http://haydenjames.io/ces-2014-biggest-ces-ever/ http://haydenjames.io/ces-2014-biggest-ces-ever/#comments Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:23:10 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=1846 CEA announced yesterday that the 2014 CES wrapped up as the largest in show history! A record two million net square feet of exhibit space housing more than 3,200 exhibitors. CES was truly the global gathering place for anyone involved in the business of consumer technologies with more than 150,000 industry professionals in attendance, including […]

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Linux @ CES 2014 – Preview of Linux based Innovation http://haydenjames.io/linux-ces-2014/ http://haydenjames.io/linux-ces-2014/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:50:35 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=1782 The International CES is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow which takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its a fitting way to start the new year with amazing new technologies, innovations and cool gadgets. Many of which are based on the Linux kernel or makes use of Linux remotely. This year, CES […]

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What to buy, Raspberry Pi http://haydenjames.io/what-to-buy-raspberry-pi/ http://haydenjames.io/what-to-buy-raspberry-pi/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:55:40 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=1765 Today I ordered my Raspberry Pi (Model B revision 2). If you haven’t purchased yours, or only have the computer board, then you probably realize there are loads of brands to choose from for the required accessories needed to get started. I’ve spend my entire Sunday reading, watching and researching to ensure that I don’t […]

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81% of all Smartphones are powered by Linux http://haydenjames.io/81-percent-smartphones-powered-by-linux/ http://haydenjames.io/81-percent-smartphones-powered-by-linux/#comments Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:15:00 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=1719 No, I didn’t use a misleading blog title. Smartphones powered by Linux are in fact dominating the smartphone market. A few of you may be scratching your heads at this point (stop that, you’ll go bald) while others are filled with that “Sound of Music” – “The Hills are Alive!” kind of Linux pride! Read on […]

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Choosing the Best Linux Distro for “you” http://haydenjames.io/best-linux-distro/ http://haydenjames.io/best-linux-distro/#comments Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:39:00 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=1678 Searching for the best Linux distro (distribution)? This article will probably only be useful to those who don’t know what /etc/fstab is used for. Second, this post does not cover Linux server distributions but instead covers desktop Linux. What better way to increase your familiarity with Linux servers, than running Linux on your laptop and/or workstation. Best […]

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How to Kill Inactive SSH Sessions http://haydenjames.io/kill-inactive-ssh-sessions/ http://haydenjames.io/kill-inactive-ssh-sessions/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 04:45:52 +0000 http://haydenjames.io/?p=1661 So you’ve been disconnected from your server which resulted in an idle user session. You know this because when you used the “w" command, you see something like the following: There are a few ways to kill idle sessions. Including editing you sshd_config. But here’s an easy after-the-fact method: Run this command: the output will look […]

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