Secure SSH with Google Authenticator

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Securing SSH with Google Authenticator (TOTP) is easy to do and adds security to your server quickly. Ill outline how to do it below: Install Google Authenticator To begin we need to install the Google Authenticator PAM module, to install it on ubuntu use the code below: sudo apt-get install libpam-google-authenticator (This will only install the PAM module we will need to activate it manually later on) Create an Authentication Key Login as the user you want to be securing … Read More

How to install Windows 10 Preview on Oracle VirtualBox

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Out of curiosity I decided to try to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on Oracle VirtualBox and after several failed attempts I managed to get it going… As Microsoft is currently building Windows 10 and it’s still early I would not recommend using it as your main operating system. Below is how I managed to do it… 1. Getting started Make sure VirtualBox is up to date… this will solve most if not all problems! Grab the ISO from here … Read More

Back on a dedicated server

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Ok well I thought moving to a shared host would give me fewer headaches as someone else is running the servers… I was wrong… I would not recommend GoDaddy for shared hosting, they started off ok on the cPanel tiers until they decided to restrict the HDD read rate and CPU use heavily, which meant my site was down more than up and the email was utterly useless! Some back on a dedicated server with Kimsufi, running ubuntu and virtualmin… it … Read More

Pointing domains hosted away from GoDaddy, to GoDaddy hosting

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This puzzled me for a few hours before figuring it out, these are instructions for the cPanel, it’s as simple as finding the nameservers GoDaddy has set up for you. It’s a bit long-winded to find the nameservers however below i have pointed out what to do. Setup your domain in cPanel Login to your GoDaddy account Click on the + next to Domains then click on Launch On this page click the DNS button at the top then DNS … Read More

Ford Escort XR3I Project

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I gave up on the blue escort I was going to restore and I have brought another one…. which needs a lot less work This is what the last owner done to the car: Low mileage since engine rebuild Lifters replaced, new pistons fitted, cylinders bored, engine interior polished, new cam shaft, piston rings – no expense spared. Full service history, since I have owned it, including receipts for all work carried out, engine totalling over £2000.00! Fully operational powerhood … Read More

Email server fixed

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I have finally managed to find enough time to fix the mail server… In fact I have formatted the server, moving away from Cent OS and Kloxo to ISP-Control and Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) the speed improvements to far are looking great 😀 I also installed Dovecot with Postfix and Roundcube Webmail which all seems to be running perfectly… now I just need a  nightly backup system… hmmmm

Just ordered new computer components

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I have just ordered the following computer components, with any luck they are good but to be fair I didn’t really look… AMD Bundle with AMD Sempron 145 OEM Processor and Cooler Patriot Signature 4GB DDR3 Memory and Asus M5A78L-M LX V2 mATX Motherboard http://www.ebuyer.com/342571-amd-bundle-with-amd-sempron-145-oem-processor-and-cooler-patriot-signature-145oem-4gb-m5a78lmlx It will deffo be faster than my current rig, I do plan on adding another 4GB of RAM so it has 8GB, a new case, and possibly a new graphics card

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