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  • Essential Command-Line Utilities for Linux

    Every Linux user needs to know to use a few command line tools. Most linux's have quite a few internal commands installed by default, but sometimes there are some tools that you probably need to install that can be very useful. These are a few that we at Clustered Networks use on a regular basis that we fine helpful in Linux desktop and Server Administration.

    Posted in Linux Desktop Tips, Linux Network Admin Tips, Tech How To on Jul 06, 2021

  • How to Securely Run Games on Your Website

    Online gaming has become larger and more popular than ever before. Its rise has been driven by widespread access to fast Internet, cheaper high-quality gaming devices, and the COVID-19 pandemic which has prompted many to spend more time online. As a result, global online gaming revenue reached $18 billion in 2020 – and is expected to break the $19 billion mark by 2025. Furthermore, the estimated number of gamers around the planet is now at 1 billion.

    Posted in Network Security Tips, Uncategorized on Jul 01, 2021

  • WD My Book Live Security Fix

    If you own a WD My Book Live NAS you may have received an email from WD asking you to disconnect it from the Internet. By performing these changes to the settings in your WD My Book Live NAS, it will effectively disable internet access and still give your NAS a static IP on your network. This will allow you to access and use the files ONLY from inside your Home or Office Network with no access from outside of your firewall. The only way a hacker could gain access to the NAS would be to gain access to the inside of your network, which you should be protected via your firewall.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Jun 30, 2021

  • Check your External IP Address from Command Line

    Every so often you need to check your external IP address from the command line or terminal in Linux. If you work a lot with VPN's these tools can be very useful. The three basic tools you can use to get your external IP address are DIG, cURL, and WGET. Either one of these tools will do the job. Once you get your IP, you can use the tools to add the content into a bash script you are writing, or whatever else you may need to use it for.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Tech How To on Jun 23, 2021

  • Install Syncthing to run as a service on Ubuntu or Debian

    Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone, and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it's transmitted over the internet. Syncthing is great for small businesses and Home office networks.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Jun 22, 2021

  • Automate OctoberCMS Updates with a Script

    This tutorial will show you how to backup multiple OctoberCMS Sites on a server with an automated bash / shell script. October CMS is one of the best CMS's on the market today as it is based on PHP and Laravel. If you are a web designer and host your sites on a VPS server such as AWS, Digital Ocean, Vultr, or Linode this script will make your life much easier.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Jun 18, 2021

  • Block Bad Bots from Accessing Your Website

    Automated internet programs, or bots, were created for various purposes. Some good, and many not so good. The robots.txt file in the root of your site is basically telling the good bots what they should and should not look for on your website.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Jun 15, 2021

  • Block Entire Countries from Accessing your Website

    It is known that nearly all hacking attempts on your website or web server is from foreign sources. With the recent attacks on networks such as Colonial Pipeline, Major Meat Packing Plants and numerous Government Agencies and Municpalities, we need to make sure our networks are locked down tightly including our websites and web servers.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Jun 10, 2021

  • Cloud Storage vs Self-Hosted Cloud Storage?

    Most of us today love using some sort of Cloud Storage. Should you take a chance at putting your data in the Cloud? or do you feel a bit more secure hosting on your own server? There are lot's of open source options today that make it really easy to host your own dropbox like server and to be able to host it on your own premises.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Jun 03, 2021

  • 35 + Common Linux Commands

    The Linux terminal is very powerful tool and should not be overlooked. Basic Linux commands help users execute tasks easily and effectively. With a little practice you will see just how powerful the terminal or command line can be. These are a list of the most common and popular useful linux commands.

    Posted in Linux Desktop Tips, Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on May 20, 2021