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  • How To Set Up an OpenVPN Server on Debian 10

    A virtual private network (VPN) is a secure and encrypted connection between two networks and individual users that protects your internet connection and privacy online. OpenVPN is a free and open-source VPN protocol that implements techniques to create secure point-to-point in routed configurations. It is cross-platform and compatible with all major operating systems.

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and setup the OpenVPN on Debian 10 server.

  • Install and Configure Fail2ban on Debian 10 | Linuxize

    All servers that are accessible from the Internet are at risk of malware attacks. For example, if you have an application that is accessible from the public network, attackers can use brute-force attempts to gain access to the application.

    Fail2ban is a tool that helps protect your Linux machine from brute-force and other automated attacks by monitoring the services logs for malicious activity. It uses regular expressions to scan log files. All entries matching the patterns are counted, and when their number reaches a certain predefined threshold, Fail2ban bans the offending IP using the system firewall for a specific length of time. When the ban period expires, the IP address is removed from the ban list.

    This article explains how to install and configure Fail2ban on Debian 10.

  • Ubuntu: upgrade 18.04 to 20.04 [Guide]

    If you’re an Ubuntu LTS user, you don’t upgrade your system every 6 to 8 months to a new release. Instead, you upgrade to every LTS release, which is every two years. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS using both the GUI and the terminal.

    Note: please be sure to back up your files before attempting to upgrade your Ubuntu installation. While Ubuntu upgrades almost always go smoothly, it’s still smart to save your data before trying to upgrade.

  • How To Install Node.js on Manjaro 20 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Node.js on Manjaro 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Node.js is a Javascript platform for programming that enables users to build network applications very quickly. If you are using Javascript on both the front-end and the back-end, it means your development can be much more consistent and be designed within the same system.

    This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of Node.js on a Manjaro 20 (Nibia).

  • How to switch between light and dark themes on your Chromebook

    Today we are looking at how to switch between light and dark themes on your Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

  • How to install KDE Desktop GUI on AlmaLinux 8 - Linux Shout

    AlmaLinux by default comes with Gnome Desktop GUI, just like the existing CentOS 8 version. Even those who have installed a full Desktop version of this can also install KDE to easily switch between these two whenever they want.

    The “KDE Community” is an international team that develops free and open-source software for both desktop PCs and mobile devices. Apart from the various software, the community also offers a desktop environment called KDE Plasma for Linux and UNIX platforms.

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  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.