linux

VPS connectivity and performance benchmark

by Ruchira on April 20, 2013

  Easiest and best way to find the performance of your dedicated servers or VPS’s is to benchmark them. I have covered how to do a Geekbench test on your linux server here . But that doesn’t test for variables like bandwidth. I know that testing connectivity speeds is easy as running “wget”s against some test files. But […]

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  SMART data from your hard drives or SSD’s are often valuable to determine the health of the drive and other information such as how many hours it worked.  There are several programs on windows to do this and I have covered about one 2 years ago here https://www.ruchirablog.com/how-to-view-usage-time-of-your-computer/ . There are few SMART data monitoring tools available for Linux such […]

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Linode Longview

by Ruchira on April 5, 2013

    I don’t have enough words to express, how much I love Linode. If you search my blog with the keyword “linode” you can find the reviews and rants that I’ve done about them. Linode is beta testing a new feature called Linode “Longview” which provides you beautiful live graphs and information about your virtual machines. […]

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Free Looking Glass script

by Ruchira on April 4, 2013

    Looking Glass’s are perfect to troubleshoot network issues. Those can generate ping, traceroute, mtr reports from the server to the host that you wish. Most popular example is Hurricane Electric’s looking glass http://lg.he.net/

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Kali Linux is the newly born project from “offensive security” who achieved fame with the infamous BackTrack linux security distro. Kali linux is free and includes more than 100 of security penetration and audit tools. If you have ever used Backtrack you may might be wondering whats different here on Kali well its a complete […]

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Server uptime world record

by Ruchira on April 2, 2013

  If you are a sysadmin or if you have worked with servers I bet you might have wondered whats the longest uptime a server ever had. Look above, The bar is now set at 6030 days which is about 16 years. Its running Netware v3.12 which is built to share files and printers over […]

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How to run MTR report on Ubuntu

by Ruchira on April 2, 2013

  MTR its a well known network diagnostic tool which you can use to troubleshoot connectivity problems on your network or servers. As the official web site for MTR says mtr combines the functionality of the ‘traceroute’ and ‘ping’ programs in a single network diagnostic tool. As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the […]

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    Worlds biggest known DDoS attack is currently happening. Targeted at SpamHaus anti spam projects web servers and this is caused to slow down the entire internet because attack already reached 300Gbps yes you read that right! Attack believed to be originated from German Data center service provider CyberBunker  because of ongoing allegations between SpamHaus […]

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