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  • How To Install Jellyfin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Jellyfin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Jellyfin is a free, cross-platform, and open-source alternative to propriety media streaming applications such as Netflix or Plex. Jellyfin is easy to install and set up and accessible via the browser. It also supports GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

    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 the Jellyfin Media Server on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

  • How to Install Suricata and Zeek IDS with ELK on Ubuntu 20.10

    There has been much talk about Suricata and Zeek (formerly Bro) and how both can improve network security.

    So, which one should you deploy? The short answer is both. The long answer, can be found here.

    In this (lengthy) tutorial we will install and configure Suricata, Zeek, the ELK stack, and some optional tools on an Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) server along with the Elasticsearch Logstash Kibana (ELK) stack.

  • How to Setup Apache with Let's Encrypt (SSL) on Ubuntu 20.04

    Enabling secure communication on your Apache web server is one of the first things that you should do while setting it up. This does not have to cost a fortune. As a matter of fact, you can actually obtain SSL/TLS certificates from Let's Encrypt and you do not have to pay anything.

  • [Old] How to Setup Auto-Renew for LetsEncrypt SSL Certificates (Apache)

    Did you know that you can quickly configure your Let’s Encrypt certificates to automatically renew themselves by executing a simple letsencrypt auto-renew script?

  • [Old] How to change the Hostname on CentOS 8

    The hostname is also known as a computer, device, or domain name that is given to a computer when it connects with the internet. The hostname has to be unique in the network and is assigned during the operating system installation. It may also assigned dynamically when a virtual machine is created.

    In CentOS 8, the hostnamectl and nmcli commands can be used to change the hostname of Desktop and Server systems. By using the hostname command, you can see the hostname of your system.
    The domain or hostname is usually present in the system startup file (/etc/hostname). In this article, you will learn how to change the hostname of your system on CentOS 8 without going to restart the computer system.

  • How To Create a Startup Script using Crontab in Lubuntu Linux

    Why do we need to create Startup Script to run after the operating system starts?

    If you have a home server, or maybe even just a Linux desktop, and you run the same fine-tuning commands each time you restart, running scripts automatically can make your life easier.

    The main reasons are that there will no longer be starting the server, logging in via SSH, entering a password, getting a root elevation and then manually executing script after script. Instead, we are going to use the power of Crontab and set your system to run these scripts automatically at startup! Here’s how to do it.

  • Three ways to containerize .NET applications on Red Hat OpenShift
  • Use gdu for a Faster Disk Usage Checking in Linux Terminal

    There are two popular ways to check disk usage in Linux terminal: du command and df command. The du command is more for checking the space used by a directory and the df command gives you the disk utilization on filesystem level.

    There are more friendly ways to see the disk usage in Linux with graphical tools like GNOME Disks. If you are confined to the terminal, you can use a TUI tool like ncdu to get the disk usage information with a sort of graphical touch.

  • LFCA: Understanding Linux Operating System – Part 1

    The Linux Foundation has unveiled a new pre-professional IT certification known as the Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA). This is a new entry-level certification that focuses on testing fundamental IT concepts such as basic systems administration commands, cloud computing, security, and DevOps.

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today's howtos

  • 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.