How to enable telnet in a Linux server?

Telnet is a network protocol, used to provide bi-directional text-oriented communication facility. Note: Telnet in is insecure protocol and it is recommended that you use ssh server.  WARNING! Installing telnet on your server makes the server open to an un-encrytpted communications, it’s not recommended to use telnet, use Secure (SSH). Telnet Server installation In Debian/Ubuntu user@techinx$ […]

Unable to install IBM Installation Manager on RHEL 6.* (64-bit)

There was an issue, with IBM installation manager not able to install or start in RHEL 6.* series. This issue is fixed by IBM and is available in Fix central for download. The fix name is agent.installer.linux.gtk.x86_64_1.6.0.20120831_1216. If you are using the old IBM installation manager, during install you may face errors like this. [root@rhel64]# ./install […]

How to use proxy server from Linux terminal

In Linux/Unix there is an environment variable called “http_proxy” which can be configured for text based internet sessions.  This variable is used by wget, curl, lynx etc. How to set http_proxy variable Type the following command to set proxy server #export http_proxy=http://10.99.2.197:8080  How to set the http_proxy variable globally #vi /etc/profile add the following lines. #export […]

Symmetric Encryption Vs Asymmetric Encryption

Symmetric Encryption Symmetric encryption is the oldest and best-known technique. A secret key, which can be a number, a word, or just a string of random letters, is applied to the text of a message to change the content in a particular way.This might be as simple as shifting each letter by a number of […]

Here comes Ubuntu 13.10!

Ubuntu 13.10 Code named “Saucy Salamander” is released for the desktop, server, phone, and cloud – download it here. Ubuntu 13.10 introduces the first release of Ubuntu for phones and Ubuntu Core for the new 64-bit ARM systems (the “arm64” architecture, also known as AArch64 or ARMv8), and improved AppArmor confinement. In addition to these flagship […]

Free hands-on experience with Red Hat Storage Server on the AWS cloud.

Red Hat has announced new Red Hat Storage Test Drives through Amazon Web Services (AWS), giving enterprise customers a free hands-on experience with Red Hat Storage Server on the AWS cloud. As per Red Hat blogs the Test Drives to be available later this month. Red Hat Storage Server running on the AWS infrastructure offers customers […]

is there an Office communicator for Linux?

Most Linux users come across a question “is there an office Communicator for Linux?” And the answer is “Yes, We have PIDGIN” For Linux users Pidgin (IM Client) provides access to the Lync functionality and therefore serves the purpose, even though we don’t have features like audio/video calls and sharing. For making Pidgin to work […]

Working with Oracle HTTP Server

In this blog i’m covering some basics on Oracle HTTP server(OHS) like Checking OHS status. Starting, stopping and restarting OHS. Creating an Oracle HTTP server component. Deleting an Oracle HTTP server component. Checking OHS Status We can determine the status of OHS by using the opmnctl command $ORACLE_INSTANCE/bin/opmnctl status Processes in Instance: instance1 ———————————+——————–+———+———+——- ias-component […]