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I am a University student, with a focus on Cyber Security. I am also a Linux enthusiast.


[Ubuntu-related Things]

I am affiliated with several different Launchpad projects and groups, listed on my Launchpad User Page.

I am also able to be found on ubuntuforums.org, and this is my user account there.

I am an Ubuntu Member as of November of 2011. Please see my launchpad user page for details.


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(This user is a self-proclaimed Brony)


Jul
13
comment dig +trace returns my DNS IP
There probably are not any issues with your DNS setup, I think Ubuntu comes with a DNS cacher by default to cache DNS lookups. Not certain about that though.
Jul
7
comment Easiest way to setup Ubuntu as a VPN server
@Jamie 'sudo ufw allow 443', 'sudo ufw allow 80' (HTTPS and HTTP respectively). ufw will lock ports unless you tell it which ones you want. (you should just ping me in chat next time btw)
Jul
4
comment I cannot boot into Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu
And this is an Ubuntu issue how?
Jul
4
comment Second monitor recognized but only black screen
Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't automatically enable the external monitor, from my testing. Did you try enabling it in the Display settings and giving it a resolution to display? (Settings -> Display)
Jul
3
comment Update server php version to 5.4.10 via the command line
@jamertheprogrammer don't copy paste that command, try typing it out. looks like there might be stray ASCII in the command when you paste it in.
Jul
3
comment Question about multiple 'root' users in mysql's users table
@user51819 Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jul
3
comment Errors when compiling Insight3D
Ubuntu Forums aren't autoediting either, you know. ;)
Jul
3
comment Question about multiple 'root' users in mysql's users table
@user51819 correct. If you had an entry for thomasw under user, and under host it had only localhost that means I have to gain access to your computer and connect from a local connection (or an SSH-tunneled connection) before the system would let me in. host indicates where that user can login from, and if host doesn't match (or the host is not a wildcard to act as a 'catch-all'), then it denies the auth
Jul
3
comment Question about multiple 'root' users in mysql's users table
@user51819 You need to leave that user in the system in order to let logrotate rotate the log files. Besides, you need to again look at the host entry. It only works from localhost. If a hacker has broken into your system and has access to localhost there's a LOT more to worry about than your MySQL database. The default users have been looked at by the security team for consideration of that, anyways, root has to exist for MySQL to exist. debian-sys-maint, to my knowledge, only can work with logfiles, but don't quote me on that.
Jul
3
comment Question about multiple 'root' users in mysql's users table
@user51819 debian-sys-maint is used by the operating system, for logfile stuff (see this), and you can leave it there as well.
Jul
3
comment Unity on 14.10 - Desktop issue after dist upgrade
For future reference, you can read about what things are on topic here in the help center.
Jul
3
comment Unity on 14.10 - Desktop issue after dist upgrade
14.10 is not yet released, and is still being developed. Questions related to the in-development release of Ubuntu are offtopic here.
Jul
2
comment Easiest way to setup Ubuntu as a VPN server
iptables/netfilter is used with ufw, ufw is just nicer with rules and commands handling for the end users.
Jul
2
comment Easiest way to setup Ubuntu as a VPN server
@Jamie the iptables rules are the ones I use I'll have to dig them up though.
Jul
2
comment Easiest way to setup Ubuntu as a VPN server
@Jamie I can give you iptables commands to use when I get home of you prefer iptables to ufw.
Jul
2
comment Easiest way to setup Ubuntu as a VPN server
@Jamie There's a ton of other documents and entries here on Ask Ubuntu on connecting to a VPN not to mention documentation inside Network Manager. This question only covers setting up the VPN, and the server side. NOT the connecting to it part.
Jul
2
comment How to install Tomcat7 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?
Unfortunately there's not enough details here. What exactly makes you think that Tomcat7 is broken from the repositories? What symptoms suggest this?
Jun
30
comment Virtual Host in XAMPP (help)
Have you gone and also checked your error logs to see what exactly's being reported along with the error?
Jun
25
comment How do I add a binary file to my existing PPA package
You can always propose an edit to the answer Jonas, and comment why you think the edit is useful and I and others might look at it and consider it.
Jun
18
comment How to install g++ compiler?
The other alternative is to install build-essential, which also includes build libraries commonly used, rather than just g++, but if all they need is the g++ compiler, then your command is accurate.