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  • Red Hat Satellite Service

    Aug 21, 2017 Many Linux system administrators have been using CentOS (or other Red Hat variants) for years due to the historically high purchase and licensing costs associated with using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL. However, several years ago, UT set up a Red Hat Satellite system that allows UT personnel to use RHEL on their UT systems without cost for the base system and current patches. Red Hat Satellite is an IT infrastructure management tool,[…]

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  • Passwordless SSH/SFTP Access in Linux

    Aug 14, 2017 You can somewhat easily setup passwordless access to most Linux machines via ssh from a specific, trusted Linux machine (e.g., your office machine, laptop, etc).  To do so, follow these steps: On the bash shell of the machine and account you want to ssh/sftp FROM (e.g. your laptop), generate an ssh key pair if you don't already have one: if [ ! -d ~/.ssh ] ;Read more about Passwordless SSH/SFTP Access in Linux       

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  • Cleaning Your Personally-Managed Linux System Using BleachBit

    Aug 7, 2017 Utilities exist to help you find and clean your system of old and unused files. This allows you to free up disk space.  In this article we will look at installing and running on personally-managed Linux systems a utility that's free and available not only for many Linux distributions, but also Windows and Mac OSX. Before we begin, it is important to keep in mind that running utilities that delete files with elevated privileges[…]

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  • Tutorial: Getting started with web development using Vagrant/VirtualBox

    Jul 31, 2017 Due to the interest received towards development/programming, in this blog post we're going to take the time to detail how to get started with web development using a local virtual machine environment.  We'll also go over how to write a simple "Hello World" script in PHP.   git installed on host machine Install VirtualBox Install Vagrant Ensure VirutalBox + Vagrant are compatible. PuTTY or some other SSH client (Windows only, native[…]

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