Sockets are used for two different processes to share data or for shuttling information from one machine to another and the network. They are extremely useful and the basis of things like FTP, real-time network chat systems, secure shells, and so on.
News briefs for October 1, 2018.
UK-based video games publisher Feral Interactive just teased today the upcoming port of the recently released Life Is Strange 2 episodic graphic adventure video game for the Linux and macOS platforms.
PyCharm is available in two editions, Community and Professional. In this tutorial we’ll cover how to install PyCharm Community Edition on Ubuntu 18.04.
Community managers care about growth in their community, but growing development communities is hard work. It's rare for developers to start contributing code to projects they've never worked with before—it's far more likely that your developers were (or still are) users of the project, too. read more
This tutorial shows how to delete data safely on Linux by using the shred command. All examples in this article have been tested on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine.
Using Apache httpd as a proxy to an Apache Tomcat application container is a common setup. It comes with many use cases, the most trivial is serving static content from httpd, while providing services implementing heavy business logic from an application written in Java that resides in the Tomcat container.
Modern Linux kernels come with a packet-filtering framework named Netfilter. Netfilter enables you to allow, drop, and modify traffic coming in and going out of a system. The iptables userspace command-line tool builds upon this functionality to provide a powerful firewall, which you can configure by adding rules to form a firewall policy. iptables can be very daunting with its rich set of capabilities and baroque command syntax.
Time and again, we need to format a USB drive in order to change the file system, to completely wipe off the data, or to get rid of a virus infecting it. There are various ways to format a USB drive, and we have listed a few in this article so that you can see which one works for you.
Remember 1981? You should... original author Tim Paterson found the source for MS-DOS 1.25 (along with a six-inch stack of assembly print-outs)... Turner has now uploaded the code to GitHub to make it easier to find, although he'd really like it if you didn't suggest modifications to the hand-crafted assembly.
This is the first in a series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series will examine both graphical and text based open source utilities.
Pandoc is a command-line tool for converting files from one markup language to another. In my introduction to Pandoc, I explained how to convert text written in Markdown into a website, a slideshow, and a PDF.
We discovered an integer overflow in the Linux kernel’s create_elf_tables() function: on a 64-bit system, a local attacker can exploit this vulnerability via a SUID-root binary and obtain full root privileges.
Audiobooks are a great way to consume literature. Many people who don’t have time to read, choose to listen. Most people, myself included, just use a regular media player like VLC or MPV for listening to audiobooks on Linux. Today, we will look at a Linux application built solely for listening to audiobooks. We review Cozy, an audiobook player for Linux.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a standard network protocol used to transfer files to and from a remote network. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use the linux ftp command through practical examples.
If you’re using Linux for quite a while and it is your daily task to install and test new Linux distributions, then you might have seen at times all the installed operating systems are not listed in the GRUB menu. It may be due to GRUB not being installed correctly, or GRUB not able scan the hard drives correctly. If it ever happened to you, do not freak out! It is really very easy to solve.
And they'll keep winning while everyone still wants Gmail and YouTube. Google has received massive fines for its recent stewardship of Android, but there was no conspiracy or underhand tactics about how it got there: Google won this monopoly on merit.…
The Document Foundation announced today the availability of the second point release in the latest LibreOffice 6.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite series, LibreOffice 6.1.2.
The new release 0.133 of the Culmus fonts is now available for download.