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How to set the PuTTY window title from within Linux

PuTTY is a popular SSH client for a variety of operating systems. You can set up the window title in the configuration options, but sometimes you may want to display your own information in the window title text. PuTTY lets you do this via escape commands. More specifically by using the ^[ (escape) and ^G (bell) escape commands. The ^[ escape code in ansi format is "\033]0;”. The ^G escape code in ansi format is “\007 “. To set the…

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Setting a static IP address in CentOS

During a default install of CentOS it will try to either automatically obtain an IP address using DHCP, or it wont even set up the network interface automatically. While that may be fine for most desktop users, if you are wanting to set up a server, the chances are you will be wanting it to always have the same IP address. There are two options for ensuring you get/use the same IP address at every boot. You could set up…

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Installing NGINX, PHP, and MySQL on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Nginx (pronounced Engine-X) is a fast & lightweight HTTP and HTTPS web server (it can also act as a reverse proxy, and perform load balancing). Its small memory footprint requirements make it great for systems with small amounts of memory, such as low end cloud servers. Nginx is great for serving static files to users, and is cable of handling more than 10,000 simultaneous connections, but it lacks the embedded module support for PHP as Apache does. Thankfully you can…

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Setting a static IP address in Ubuntu

During a default install of Ubuntu it will try and automatically obtain an IP address using DHCP. While that may be fine for most users, if you are wanting to set up a server, the chances are you will be wanting it to always have the same IP address. There are two options for ensuring you get/use the same IP address at every boot. You could set up a IP address reservation on the DHCP server based on the hardware/mac…

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Adding a NFS share to Ubuntu

The NFS (Network File System) file system allows client machines to access files from another computer/server over a network connection. It was originally developed in 1984, and is still in wide use today. It is typically used with Unix/Linux systems, however many other operating systems contain support for NFS, whether that be inbuilt into the OS, or via 3rd party applications. More information on NFS can be found on Wikipedia. NFS is a great way to share out a bunch…

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