Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) is currently the latest release and if you want to try it on VirtualBox then install the guest additions for full functionality. Installation is simple and takes a few steps, but involves download and updates which would require some bandwidth. The Guest Additions are compiled from source and loaded as a module…. Read More »
Virtualbox guest additions in Debian Debian 7 wheezy has virtualbox guest additions inbuilt. So after installing debian on virtualbox the guest addition features are immediately available. However the guest additions bundled with debian is general of older version compared to the latest virtualbox version. So its a good idea to install the latest virtualbox guest… Read More »
Step by step instructions to install virtualbox guest additions on Fedora 18 Linux.
Nginx Recently I was setting up nginx on my new server where this blog is being hosted. Nginx is very different from the more popular apache web server in many ways. It has an event driven architecture which makes it much faster and high traffic tolerant compared to apache. In apache the redirects used to… Read More »
SSH If you are using an ssh client on windows to control a remote webserver and want to setup passwordless logins then you need to create ssh keys. The puttygen command from the putty suite can be used to generate keys in both putty and openssh formats. Download the puttygen program from the following url… Read More »
SSL certificates Some websites, specially restricted ones might require you to use a client side ssl certificate to open the pages. The certificate is used as an authentication factor, in place of username/password. When opening such websites in browsers, the browser must provide the ssl certificate. Over here we shall see how to do that… Read More »
Many applications do not directly support the use of socks proxy. It is not possible to configure them in anyway to use a proxy server. Torsocks enables such applications to use the Tor Socks proxy. It automatically routes all network requests made by a certain application through the Tor proxy. The manual page defines Torsocks… Read More »
Ftp Ftp servers can be used to transfer files to a web server or download files from a web server. Windows 8 has an inbuilt ftp server that can be used to do this. Setting up the inbuilt ftp server of windows 8 requires more steps than installing a 3rd party ftp server. However we… Read More »