Category: Server Administration

Enabling MySQL Logging on Archlinux

This morning I was doing some troubleshooting on a PHP program that couldn’t seem to access the locally running MySQL database server. Upon searching for some logging to figure out what was going on, I came across the fact the MySQL as installed from the Arch repositories, doesn’t enable much along theses lines. MySQL supports […]

SSH Tunnelling (aka Poor Man’s VPN)

Tunnelling of TCP traffic can be performed from the ssh command on Linux or with Putty on Windows, and can be thought of as a poor man’s VPN.  A VPN is a virtual private network, or a method of using a public network such as the internet to  securely transmit data via an encrypted “tunnel”. […]

Disk and Partition Imaging using dd

Linux provides an abundance of advanced command line tools to manage and modify just about anything on your system.  Today we will explore the use of dd, the primary tool on linux for creating and restoring disk images, among other things. The dd (diskdump) on Linux can be used to backup an entire disk or […]