How to configure the firewall on Ubuntu using UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall)

Posted in "News"Ubuntu firewall

This article was last updated on Saturday 25th of April 2020 @ 16:16 PM CEST
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The default firewall configuration tool for Ubuntu is Ufw and stands for "Uncomplicated Firewall". It was developed to ease ip-tables firewall configuration, and provides a user friendly way to create an IPv4 or IPv6 host-based firewall. Ubuntu already has a very good tutorial on how to use Ufw which your can...

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How to setup Sendmail as a smarthost on Ubuntu LTS

Posted in "News"Ubuntu mail sendmail

This article was last updated on Saturday 25th of April 2020 @ 16:15 PM CEST
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Some Internet service providers (ISP) do not allow you to have a working mail server due to anti-spam policies, they block all outgoing traffic on port 25.

However, you can use the mail server of your ISP to send your mails. In this article I will describe how to set up sendmail...

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How to setup NTP time synchronisation server on Ubuntu.

Posted in "News"Ubuntu NTP time synchronisation

This article was last updated on Saturday 25th of April 2020 @ 12:32 PM CEST
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Note: Although the below guide is still usable, you should be aware that since Ubuntu 18.04LTS, NTP has been replaced by Chrony instead. More on this here: https://ubuntu.com/server/docs/network-ntp 

NTP is a TCP/IP protocol for synchronising time over a network. Basically a client requests the current time from a...

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Build your own media-center (TV-Vlaanderen)

Posted in "News"MythTV Kodi TV-Headend TV-Vlaanderen Satellite Mediacenter

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I haven't posted anything for a year now because last year, 2012, has been quite a busy year, and still some busy times ahead though. But I thought it was really time to post something new, in particular a mix of old and new information about the media-center build. I'll try...

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Ubuntu MythTV iPhone and iPad remote

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If you the owner of an iPhone, another type of smart-phone or even an iPad, it could come in handy to have them to act as a remote control for your MythTV installation based on Ubuntu (this works on MythBuntu too!). I was planning to write some sort of remote control...

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOzyhNuTU4k

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How to quickly scale and rotate images in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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XP had it's power-toys, that made it possible for the user to quickly scale and rotate images. It's a handy tool for webmasters to reduce images before putting them online. Ubuntu has a tool which does exactly the same for you, it is called nautilus-image-converter. 

Just right click one image or a...

 Read moreMonday 5th of September 2011 @ 10:44 AM CEST   comment(s)

How to configure your own DNS server with bind9 on Ubuntu 10.04

Posted in "News"Ubuntu DNS bind

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This article describes how to setup your own DNS server with bind 9 on Ubuntu 10.04. Domain Name Service (DNS) is an Internet service that maps IP addresses and fully qualified domain names (FQDN) to one another. In this way, DNS alleviates the need to remember IP addresses. Computers that run...

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How to use Crontab in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to automate tasks

Posted in "News"Ubuntu automate taks schedule job cronjob crontab

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Sometimes you need to automate certain tasks that come with administrating a working server. All Linux variants such as Ubuntu have a built-in scheduler named Crontab that can take care of scheduling various tasks for you. 


1. How does it work?

Let us take an example to see how a task is built...

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How to setup a fileserver with Samba on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Posted in "News"Ubuntu smb cifs samba fileserver

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Having a file server at home is very useful if you want share documents across multiple computers.

You can set-up multiple shares for music, films, documents... It could even be very useful if you login from multiple computers in your local network to centralise your home directory and those of other users...

 Read moreFriday 12th of August 2011 @ 17:38 PM CEST   comment(s)

Ubuntu 10.04 M-audio audiophile 2496

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I have a M-Audio audiophile 2496 sound-card in my computer which worked fine in my Microsoft days, but ever since I'm on Ubuntu I was not able to get it to work. After lots and lots of reading and trying fixes i finally managed to get it to work! The main...

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Display "anti-spam" email adress as image using PHP

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This trick is already widely known among developers,  but still I wanted to share my script with you all. The concept is simple, use PHP and GD-library to show a email address in a web-page as an image. This way spam bots aren't able to pick up the email address, they...

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Custom TV Boot screen

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In order to personalize our TV system at home I made my own boot screen. All of our mediacenters are running on Ubuntu, so I had to use Plymouth to make this possible. I had no experience whatsoever on how Plymouth is working so I used the mighty Ubuntu Forums and...

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sdFya5g7FM

 Read moreMonday 28th of March 2011 @ 19:45 PM CEST   comment(s)

Installed a Quad 33 vintage stereo

Posted in "News"Quad Quad 33 Quad FM3 Quad 405 Audio

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This week I've installed the Quad 33 Pre-amplifier and FM3 tuner together with the Quad 405 power amplifier in our bedroom. I inherited the pieces from my father some years ago and since these pieces form a real vintage, solid top class stereo system which sounds very natural, I decided to...

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWkx0xFh9l0

 Read moreSaturday 26th of March 2011 @ 20:02 PM CET   comment(s)

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