Easily install pptpd on Debian with this bash script

—————————————————————————– #!/bin/bash username=someUser password=somePass externalip=your.servers.ip.adress apt-get -y –force-yes update apt-get -y –force-yes install pptpd cp -R /etc/ppp/pptpd-options /etc/pptpd.conf echo -e “ms-dns\nms-dns” >> /etc/pptpd.conf echo -e “localip\nremoteip” >> /etc/pptpd.conf echo -e “$username * $password *” >> /etc/ppp/chap-secrets iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -j SNAT -s –to-source $externalip /etc/init.d/pptpd restart —————————————————————————– You […]

Reduce MySQL memory usage

This explenation is for Debian 6.0, may differ slightly for other distros. First stop MySQL; /etc/init.d/mysql stop Create a bash script; vim /var/startmysql.sh Containing; #! /bin/bash ulimit -s 40 /etc/init.d/mysql start From now on, start MySQL using this bash script. But first, alter the MySQL config file; vim /etc/mysql/my.cnf In the [mysqld] part of the […]

Fix virtualbox networking after cloning or moving the linux guest virtual hdd

vim /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules Remove the first line (which should say eth0 at the end) Rename “eth1” in the second line (now the first, and probably only line) to “eth0” Save Reboot cp /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules /var/70-persistent-net.rules.cpy sed -i ‘/SUBSYSTEM.*”eth0″/d’ /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules sed -i ‘s/eth1/eth0/g’ /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

Easy mass usenet posting with linux bash

Requires: newspost rar par2 (install with apt-get) Note that if you want the at now command at the end of the bashes to work (ex. at now + 2 minutes) you have to have at installed ánd you need to include the full path to the script when running it. ex. nohup /var/bashes/rar_par.sh >> /dev/null […]

Install newspost on linux

mkdir /var/newspost chmod 777 /var/newspost cd /var/newspost wget http://newspost.unixcab.org/download/newspost-2.1.1.tar.gz tar zxvf newspost-2.1.1.tar.gz cd newspost* make make install cd ~ rm -r /var/newspost If you get errors during make or make install, try the following command, and then try again. Open Command

Could not find this item is no longer located in X FIX

1) Open up Command Prompt (CMD) 2)type in cd then the location of the file ex. cd C:\Windows.old\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\SecuROM\UserData 3)type in dir /x 4)Next to the file you want to delete it will say the files 8.3 name (ex. FILENA~1 or 9926~1) 5)type del then the files 8.3 name ex. del 9926~1 After this is done, […]

Fix windows boot sector

1. Put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and power cycle your PC after setting it to boot from CD Drive in BIOS. 2. Press a any key when you are prompted & select [language, time, currency, keyboard etc.] & click Next . Select Repair Your Computer option in the dialog window. […]

nohup example

Run in background and redirect output to null nohup somecommand >> /dev/null 2>&1 & Example with mysql backup (I use it so it wont timeout over SSH): nohup mysqldump -A –password=password | gzip > /home/backups/somebackup.sql.gz | >> /dev/null 2>&1 &