Linux

  SMART data from your hard drives or SSD’s are often valuable to determine the health of the drive and other information such as how many hours it worked.  There are several programs on windows to do this and I have covered about one 2 years ago here http://www.ruchirablog.com/how-to-view-usage-time-of-your-computer/ . There are few SMART data monitoring tools available for Linux such […]

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Linode Longview

by Ruchira on April 5, 2013

    I don’t have enough words to express, how much I love Linode. If you search my blog with the keyword “linode” you can find the reviews and rants that I’ve done about them. Linode is beta testing a new feature called Linode “Longview” which provides you beautiful live graphs and information about your virtual machines. […]

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Free Looking Glass script

by Ruchira on April 4, 2013

    Looking Glass’s are perfect to troubleshoot network issues. Those can generate ping, traceroute, mtr reports from the server to the host that you wish. Most popular example is Hurricane Electric’s looking glass http://lg.he.net/

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Kali Linux is the newly born project from “offensive security” who achieved fame with the infamous BackTrack linux security distro. Kali linux is free and includes more than 100 of security penetration and audit tools. If you have ever used Backtrack you may might be wondering whats different here on Kali well its a complete […]

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If you work in front of the computer quite a lot, You might have eye strain issues. On Laptops this is not a big issue because those have the ability to dim the light considerably. But in my case I use a desktop for work and monitors doesn’t have the ability to dim extensively like laptops.  Even […]

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Server uptime world record

by Ruchira on April 2, 2013

  If you are a sysadmin or if you have worked with servers I bet you might have wondered whats the longest uptime a server ever had. Look above, The bar is now set at 6030 days which is about 16 years. Its running Netware v3.12 which is built to share files and printers over […]

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How to run MTR report on Ubuntu

by Ruchira on April 2, 2013

  MTR its a well known network diagnostic tool which you can use to troubleshoot connectivity problems on your network or servers. As the official web site for MTR says mtr combines the functionality of the ‘traceroute’ and ‘ping’ programs in a single network diagnostic tool. As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the […]

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Linode is my favorite go to provider for virtual private servers. I have been using Linode in production for more than 2 years and I have yet to face any trouble such as down times etc. You can find the reviews I done here and here .  I know linode is expensive but their service is purely unmatched by its rivals. Linode […]

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