You’ll need a fairly recent operating system distro (CentOS is too conservative and failed for me, but Ubuntu 16.04 LTS worked fine) and a couple of programs and packages.
By default Apache displays information about itself in the server signature included with reply headers and sometimes auto-generated pages. This information can give away important clues, like the exact version number of a module or Apache itself.
While obscurity never increases security since exploits can be attempted on the service regardless, knowing exact version information and running modules certainly provides a potential hacker with useful clues and eases the task.
I had to look for an alternate VPN system to use when I need to dial back to my home network while on the move to access my media library or when I require a trusted connection or a whitelisted IP.
The next best thing (and least complicated to set up going from PPTP) is IPSec/L2TP, which has built-in support in most current operating systems (including Windows, Linux and Android). Due to its double-encapsulation nature (L2TP performs the tunnelling of data and IPSec provides the encrypted channel), L2TP/IPSec has a more complex setup and configuration procedure, both for the server and the client.
In lack of better or more specialized tools, a disk’s read and write speed can be quickly and roughly tested using Linux’s built-in dd tool.
CentOS is a conservative server operating system, choosing stability over features. Because of this the major versions of PHP it usually includes are several numbers behind the current release.
However, there are plenty of good third party repository out there that provide newer releases for these packages.
There are times when typing the same password over and over again gets cumbersome, or odd instances where typing a password isn’t even possible.
These are the cases where password-less login – also known as public-key authentication – is the solution.
There comes a time in a tablet’s life when firmware crashes and needs recovery (due to events beyond the user’s control, of course, such as OTA updating a rooted firmware).
In such times the unwritten details (like procedures and filenames) are what separate a brick from a successful recovery.
There are times one one has more phone numbers than one can handle or when one needs to make sure one can receive calls on a number even when the phone’s battery died or there is no network coverage.
This is where call forwarding comes in – where for a price (the forward is taxed as an outgoing call) incoming calls can be sent to an alternative phone number…
I make the assumption that you’re running PHP 5.3 (the currently newest PHP version officially available in CentOS 6) or perhaps PHP 5.4.
The switch can, theoretically, be done on live system – just prepare yourself for a bit of hiccups here and there (or perhaps even serious downtime).
There are plenty of TVs to chose from and nowadays they all know DVB-C so why go through all the trouble of building a TV player with a Raspberry PI?
Well… because it’s fun and because of the freedom of being able to watch your favourite TV channel on any of your devices – even when away.
Latest Huawei 3G/4G modems come with firmware that implements a feature Huawei calls “HiLink“, transforming the classical PPP dial-up connection to an always-on wireless broadband. This feature is highly useful on Windows operating systems, but will add an extra level of complexity to using the modem on Linux or in …
Did you drop your Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 and crack, smash or shatter your front glass, touch screen and/or LCD? No worries. With the proper tools, the spare parts and a bucket load of patience you will have your phone looking “like new” in no time.