Tag: Linux

Single Point of Failure: The LKML [The Register]

You are always lectured about making backups of your systems, even more so when you are running archives from a very active mailing list. ^_^ https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/14/linux_kernel_mailing_list_archives_will_return_soon/

Guide to creating a Kubernetes Cluster in existing subnets & VPC on AWS with kops

This article is a guide on how to setup a Kubernetes cluster in AWS using kops and plugging it into your own subnets and VPC. We attempt to minimise the external IPs used in this method. Export your AWS API keys into environment variables…

Massive Intel Chip Security Flaw Threatens Computers

An Intel flaw that has been sitting hidden for a decade has finally surfaced. Being on the chip rather than the OS, it doesn’t affect a single OS — with Linux, Windows and MacOS being mentioned in this article. https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/85039.html

Tinkering with Kubernetes and AWS

  This article just goes through my tinkering with Kubernetes on AWS. Create a new S3 bucket to store the state of your Kubernetes clusters aws s3 mb s3://k8sstate –region eu-west-2 Verify aws s3 ls Create a Route 53 hosted zone. I’m creating k8stest.blenderfox.uk aws route53 create-hosted-zone…

The Linux commands you should NEVER use (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Source: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/insights/articles/the-linux-commands-you-should-never-use-1712.html The classic rm -rf / is there, along with accidental dd‘ing or mkfs‘ing the wrong disk (I’ve done that before), but the lesser known fork bombs and moving to /dev/null are in there (I often redirect output to /dev/null, but not moved…

Goodbye Apple, goodbye Microsoft… hello Linux

Not often I quote from a publication from Ireland, but this was quite an intriguing read. Someone who went from Windows to Mac to Linux (Mint) Linux is everywhere – and will free your computer from corporate clutches It was 2002, I was up…

TMOUT – Auto Logout Linux Shell When There Isn’t Any Activity

Something new I learned today — doing export TMOUT=120 Will auto logout your current shell/login session after that many seconds. Very useful if you hook this into the root account’s profile or as a default to all users so people can’t leave terminals open…

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