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Map a Network Drive on a Mac

 

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If you frequently access a file server from a Mac it’s pretty helpful to map the network drive to your desktop. There’s two ways to do this, one method is just mapped for one time use and will reset after a reboot, and another method is a more permanent route that allows the mapped network drive to always appear and mount on your desktop after system reboots and user logins. Continue reading Map a Network Drive on a Mac

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Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial (Debian Lenny)

Since version 4.8, OpenSSH supports chrooting (see http://openssh.org/txt/release-4.8), so no patches are needed anymore. This tutorial describes how to give users chrooted SSH access. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of. I will also show how to use chrooted SFTP. Continue reading Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial (Debian Lenny)

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dd: the ultimate disk cloning tool

I recently had to clone a hard disk so I naturally turned to solutions such as Acronis True Image, but I discovered these did not work (the start-up disk claimed the clong was ‘complete’ when it blatantly wasn’t) and I also tried copying the partition using gParted in Ubuntu but this froze at about 3%, due to corrupt data, which seemed not to be caught in a chkdsk.

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After You Learn These 21 Google Tricks, The Internet Will Never Be The Same.

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Even if you work online, it’s doubtful you know everything there is to know about the Internet… or even just one search engine. The majority of Internet users visit Google.com every day, but they probably don’t know all of the amazing things they can do with it (even I didn’t know half of these).

Google isn’t just for hypochondriacs looking up their symptoms or for trying to find a cool new restaurant. By just entering a few simple search terms, you can use Google to help plan and organize your life. It is amazing.

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PASSWORD PROTECT YOUR WORDPRESS ADMIN FOLDER

Your WordPress installation directory has three main folders:

  • the wp-content folder includes all your themes, plugins, images and other uploaded files.
  • the wp-includes folder includes all the PHP functions that actually run WordPress.
  • the wp-admin folder is the front-end for WordPress admin, authors and and other members.

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