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...

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,...

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...