If you are a Linux geek like me you probably have a text file in your home directory with all your favorite command line ‘fu tricks. I thought I would share some of the ones I have collected over the years which can come in useful for remote servers where the only access you have is via ssh.
One of the shortcomings of Linux used to be a failure to properly support high end graphics cards. This is no longer the case with Nvidia, ATI on the other hand still has a way to go. A question I see asked a lot is how to I overclock my Nvidia card if I am using Linux.
If you use pastebin as much as I do then you will think this tool is as cool as I do. Pastebin is a online site which allows users to copy and paste snippets of code in order for share them with other people and get feed back.
One of the not so well know networking tools available on Linux is MTR. MTR combines the functionality of the traceroute and ping programs in a single net-work diagnostic tool. As mtr starts, it investigates the network connection between the host mtr runs on and a user-specified destination host. After it determines the address of each network hop between the machines, it sends a sequence ICMP ECHO requests to each one to determine the quality of the link to each machine. As it does this, it prints running statistics about each machine. A sudden increase in packet-loss or response time is often an indication of a bad (or simply overloaded) link. mtr is fairly easy to use once you have a look at the different options possible:
The Conficker worm was first detected around November of 2008. Although Microsoft has long since released a patch for this vulnerability entitled MS-0687 there are still a astounding amount of computers that are getting infected with Conficker due to the MS-0687 vulnerability.