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


[Ubuntu-related Things]

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Nov
23
comment New 14.04 LTS Install Extremely Slow Overall
With very old systems like hte ones you've stated, you may want to consider using a lighter variant of Ubuntu. Try Lubuntu, as is stated in that question linked.
Nov
23
comment Why does Ubuntu use both systemd and init?
Last I heard, the transition fully to systemd was slated for soem way through the 15.04 dev cycle, but that may have just been rumor
Nov
22
comment How to use a Ubuntu 13.04 (amd64 .deb) program on 14.10
@kprovost7314 yes, so long as you follow the instructions in the README. Note that for version updates you'll have to recompile, but it's more 'safe', I'd say, than relying on a package built for 13.04, which is well past End of LIfe.
Nov
22
comment exFAT pagefile.sys size Error on dualboot with Windows 8.1
There are cases where FAT are superior - if you need really old legacy support for instance :P
Nov
22
comment Alternative Network Manager for Ubuntu 14.04.1 supporting WPA2 Enterprise Encryption
you should run sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade to make sure that you have the updated software. I use two separate networks that use WPA2 Enterprise encryption without issue - one at campus, and my own WPA2 Enterprise authenticated segment of my network and it works fine, with 14.04.1 on my computer here. It also works as expected with standard WPA2 Passphrase auth (just saying this to point out it does work). So this 'general bug that affects all WPA2 Enterprise' is actually fixed, apparently.
Nov
22
comment Alternative Network Manager for Ubuntu 14.04.1 supporting WPA2 Enterprise Encryption
Have you actually tried just using this? The bug you're mentioned is fixed as of July 2014. Further, campus networks tend to be HIGHLY congested, which further prevents wireless working as you would expect it to.
Nov
21
comment ubuntu server 14.04 port 21 keeps closing
The bigger concern is sudo service networking restart won't solve the port 21 being 'closed' issue on its own - it is better to identify what is actually happening than to assume the networking is causing it - it could be the kernel killing the ftp program, for instance.
Nov
21
comment ubuntu server 14.04 port 21 keeps closing
When it stops working on port 21, does any kind of error get presented to you? As well, where you're running proftp, when it 'stops working', does sudo netstat -tlpn | grep :21 show anything listed still?
Nov
21
comment ubuntu server 14.04 port 21 keeps closing
iptables isn't a service that can be started and stopped. This answer won't help the user.
Nov
20
comment unix - disable “su” for ssh'ers
Not giving out sudo access is a good start. Restricting to SSH Key Auth only is another good step.
Nov
19
comment ubuntu is trying to upgade from 14.04 to 12.10
I just followed your steps and changed 'only lts' to 'any version'. The prompt shows 14.10, not 12.10. Please confirm that it actually said 12.10 instead of 14.10. (An Lubuntu VM and an Xubuntu VM also show the same - 14.10, not 12.10)
Nov
19
comment ubuntu is trying to upgade from 14.04 to 12.10
William: Are you sure that it said 12.10? 12.10 isn't even available in the repositories and hasn't been for some time, so it makes no sense that your system would say 12.10. Are you sure it didn't say 14.10?
Nov
19
comment How can I re `./configure` on a package installed via `apt-get`?
@user4166144 correct - you would have to manually update every release if you have a custom binary with custom changes.
Nov
19
comment Ubuntu 14.04 Vulnerable to Shellshock?
@dli note that a simple sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade will fix this on installed OSes - however as muru states the ISOs are not updated themselves, so only updating your system with apt-get or Update Manager (if GUI) will fix it on actual installs.
Nov
19
comment Install old software versions (such as Firefox 22) in Ubuntu
@Daniele I've updated my answer to include instructions for Firefox, but I have not tested them, and there is NO GUARANTEE that Update Manager and apt-get will not try and make you upgrade the version later. The instructions are solely for Firefox, as it is impossible to provide instructions for every piece of software.
Nov
18
comment Ubuntu 14.04 Vulnerable to Shellshock?
Did you run sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade yet? The last time I checked with the Ubuntu Security Team there were no unfixed Shellshock issues...
Nov
18
comment Ubuntu Server booting with NGINX running and not Apache2
@ChrisJamesChampeau You're welcome. Next time, might I recommend not using the nginx package but rather, say, the nginx-full package instead if you're setting up nginx? It'll still isntall the binaries, but it'll be a more full core featureset, and will not cause the confusion you've seen before.
Nov
18
comment Ubuntu Server booting with NGINX running and not Apache2
@ChrisJamesChampeau if you did that, webmin is set up to use Apache only, in its binaries. That always causes a problem, as webmin isn't just PHP, and is a whole other issue. That, and webmin works with Apache more than it does nginx. HOwever, the above instructions will nuke nginx completely. It will not remove the configuration files but it will remove the binaries.
Nov
18
comment Ubuntu Server booting with NGINX running and not Apache2
Note that I help maintain the nginx package, so I'm VERY familiar with this issue cropping up.
Nov
18
comment Install old software versions (such as Firefox 22) in Ubuntu
@Daniele um... what? Since Precise, there's amd64 and i386 builds - I asked you what is the architecture of the VM. I did not ask you to make a supposition regarding whether Firefox 22 has only 32bit binaries or 64bit binaries. (Both exist)