Category Archives: Linux

Common grep commands and switches

Hi, We all know that grepping a word out of file(s) are being so difficult in case the number of files are near to thousands and even more. In these circumstances we use command “grep” from Linux shell to do this. There are plenty of switches available for this command. I will start with simple […]

Samba Shares with Active Directory Login on Ubuntu Server 13.04 – Part 3

Configure Samba (#1) Edit the file /etc/samba/smb.conf: vi /etc/samba/smb.conf [global] security = ads netbios name = SHARE                    //your samba share name. realm = TEST.NET password server = 192.168.1.100 workgroup = TEST idmap uid = 500-10000000 idmap gid = 500-10000000 winbind separator = + winbind enum users = no winbind enum groups = no winbind use default […]

Samba Shares with Active Directory Login on Ubuntu Server 13.04 – Part 2

Configure Kerberos What is Kerberos? Kerberos is a computer network authentication protocol which works on the basis of “tickets” to allow nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to one another in a secure manner. We need to set up Kerberos so that we can bind our machine against Active Directory and […]

Samba Shares with Active Directory Login on Ubuntu Server 13.04 – Part 1

This tutorial shows you how to set up a SAMBA server which use Active Directory user and group authentication. Samba, Winbind, Kerberos and nsswitch configuration allows you to have a Linux machine serving files via SMB, where your authentication and authorization for the files and folders is done via ADS. —————————————————————————————————————————– Introduction The data used […]

How to check machine is physical for virtual server?

How to check machine is physical for virtual server? I was given a Windows remote desktop machine and asked to identify whether the current system is physical or VMware virtual machine. There are several ways to tell the status of the machine, here are those procedures that I have shown to my colleagues, VMware VMTools […]

How To Install VMTool In Linux Virtual Machine Hosted In A ESX VMware Server

How To Install VMTool In Linux Virtual Machine Hosted In A ESX VMware Server It is very important that you install VMware Tools in the guest operating system. With the VMware Tools SVGA driver installed, Workstation supports significantly faster graphics performance. The VMware Tools package provides support required for shared folders and for drag and […]

How To Install/Create Blog Using WordPress 2.8.5

Install/Create Blog Using WordPress WordPress is a popular open source website publishing and content management system. Nowadays most of the blogging sites are using WordPress. We are able to easily present our articles on our site. The site style and presentation can increase using free or paid templates. WordPress works with PHP and Mysql back […]

How To Secure MySQL Database Server From Anonymous Logins

Secure MySQL Database Server From Anonymous Logins MySQL is one of the most popular database server in the world. It’s high performance and cost free attract much more people. MySQL database servers are a common location for attackers. So it is important to check the security setting of each MySQL servers. Blocking anonymous access and […]

How To Check The User Creation Date And Time On Windows And Linux

How To Check The User Creation Date And Time On Windows And Linux Finding user creation date on the Operating system is a key fact on security audit. This help us to ensure the validity of the user. On Windows Operating System user creation date are analyised by checking Event viewers, Profiles creation date and […]