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Allowing remote connections to a MySQL server

A default installation of MySQL server on a Linux machine will only listen for connections on the local interface (localhost or 127.0.0.1), so any remote connections can not be established. This how to article outlines the steps to change the configuration to listen on a specific, or all interfaces on the machine.…

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Installing Newznab on Ubuntu

Ever wanted to run your own usenet search engine? This howto will go through the steps required to install the Newznab usenet indexer on Ubuntu. Ubuntu 12.04 was used for this guide, however all current versions of Ubuntu should be the same.…

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Create a new user in MySQL

This howto outlines the steps to add a new user to MySQL, and grant the new user permissions on a specific database.…

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Adding users to a .htpasswd file for Nginx

This howto article shows you how to add a new user and password combination to a .htaccess file, for use with Nginx or another web server. While these commands below work great with Nginx, they aren’t limited to just being used with Nginx. It will work with Apache too, however the htpasswd tool that comes with Apache will probably make life easier.…

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Update time from network time server on Linux

To update the time on a Linux installation, simply run the following command: $ sudo ntpdate <time server address> Replacing <time server address> with a valid NTP time server address. eg: $ sudo ntpdate pool.ntp.org If you only want to query the time, without updating your system, use the following command: $ ntpdate -q pool.ntp.org To update the time, without outputting any log information to standard output (handy for a cron job), use the following command: $ sudo ntpdate -s…

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