Allow Chroot VSFTPD User External File Access

Scenario: FTP user is jailed to their home directory with chroot. FTP user needs to access an external directory (such as www). Normally you would create a symbolic link in the user’s home directory. [code] cd /home/user ln -s /var/www/html/userdomain.com www...

Tunnel Network Traffic Through SSH

ARRR! Happy Talk Like a Pirate day. In this scenario, we’re going to tunnel network traffic from a remote Windows box through a Linux firewall to the Windows desktop we’re currently using. The firewall of course has SSH enabled and functioning. Before we...

Perform Basic MySQL Database Operations

Assuming you are a superuser, create a new database: [code]mysqladmin -p create db_name[/code] Import data: [code]mysql -p db_name < db_name.sql[/code] Dump the db: [code]mysqldump -p –opt db_name > db_name.sql[/code] Backup! Here’s a script called...

Troubleshoot IE7 Hanging & Crashing

Does Internet Explorer peg your CPU, rendering your computer useless until you end the process with Task Manager? Or does it crash repeatedly? There’s an easy way to find the culprit. Open Internet Options in the Control Panel. On the Advanced tab, hit the Reset...

Post-Ride in Aspen

This year’s ride was infinitely better than last year’s. As I recall, it was 55 degrees and rainy which made for a long 100 miles. Not this time. The weather was perfect in comparison–a cold start & first climb, but eventually warming up to 70...