This morning I needed a visual representation of my local Lan in order to find out what machines were associated with what IP addresses. For this task I used a tool that […]
Are you one of those special geeks that think there is never TMI (too much information)? If that describes you then Nagios is the monitor for you. Once installed, Nagios will keep […]
Network Access Control is a crucial aspect of medium to large scale networking. There are many tools to help you control who has access to your network; Some of these tools are […]
If you have a need for an ftp server, and you have a Linux machine on your network, then you need look no further than proftpd. The proftpd project came about to […]
So you have that Samba server up and running and you can connect to it from Windows and Mac with ease. But when you turn to another Linux box that doesn't have […]
I know, the first thing you are asking is "Why would I want to have to connect to a wireless network from the command line?" To that question I can give you […]
I have to copy files from machine to machine all the time. Most of the time this copying is done over a network connection. When using that transport method I always like […]
I'm currently evaluating the option to switch dedicated server providers. The dedicated server that Ghacks is currently running on is totally self managed, which can be a real burden if it happens […]
SSH is a way to remotely and securely access command prompt/terminal on another computer, giving you access to that computer's files, services, network connections and programs. Some services offer free SSH accounts, […]
Connecting to wireless networks in Linux has, for a long time, been a nightmare. Until recently wireless was often a deal breaker in Linux (especially with laptops.) But things have changed. Now […]
I came across the coolest looking datacenter today, and probably the coolest looking place, bar none, ever built (thanks to Royal Pingdom). It was built by one of Sweedens largest ISP's as […]
If you got a new hard disk or new computer you might want to copy the contents of the old hard drive to the new one to continue working with all of […]
If you are running dedicated servers, virtual private servers or even hosting accounts, you need some backup plans to cover eventualities. I was away for the last five days and had to […]
Do you know which applications and processes connect to the Internet on your computer? If you use a firewall chance is that you had to define rules to allow certain programs the […]
I'm using a desktop PC and a Toshiba notebook at home, sometimes both at the same time which is the case when I write an article about Windows Vista. The desktop PC is running Windows XP and I use the notebook with Windows Vista to test what I'm writing about. I do my research on the Windows XP PC however and find it convenient to use the clipboard across the network.
You might have encountered the term Port Forwarding when configuring bittorrent on your computer or analyzing slow or none existing traffic with bittorrent. One of the first answers of those helpful support guys in all forums is always check Port Forwarding, but what the heck is it ?
If you want to monitor your network traffic either because you have an account that gives you only a limited amount of bandwidth each month or because you simply want to analyze the traffic that is sent over your connection during a special period. Netmeter starts in a small window immediately starting to record outgoing and incoming traffic as well as other data such as peak upload and download speed. You can adjust the transparency level of that window or move Netmeter into the system tray. You can also adjust the colors of the graph if you like but the default values can be nicely distinguished.
Hamachi is a small freeware application that creates virtual private networks (vpn) on the fly without configuration at all - well almost. You can download the application from the hamachi homepage, once downloaded install and run the software. Versions for Windows, Linux (installation guide) and Macintosh OS X exist, means everyone should be happy although the linux and mac versions are console only while the windows one comes with a gui. Before I go into configuration details I want to describe the main advantage of Hamachi, it gives you LAN over the Internet.
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