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{PHP} PHP 7.0.13 released {Debian} Debian 9 drops support for powerpc {Security} A fake SSH server that lets everyone in and logs their activity {Docker} Docker in production: A history of failure {Editor} Buttery smooth Emacs {Kernel} The status of Linux kernel hardening {Hardware} Warning: 2016 MacBook Pro is not compatible with Linux. You should […] Read More

Touch ID Support for sudo in MacOS Terminal for MacBook Pro

Well, that was fast. Touch ID is a fingerprint recognition security feature, designed and released by Apple. It is currently available on the iPhone 5s/6/7 and Macbook pro-2016 editions. Many consider it as a huge security win for the MacBook Pro's. This sounds amazing feature for command line users. sudo-touchid is a fork of sudo […] Read More

Find the oldest file in Unix or Linux file system

So I wanted to know the oldest file on my Debian Linux box. find / -type f -printf '%T+ %p\n' | sort | head -n 1 Here is an another example for /etc/ find /etc/ -type f -printf '%T+ %p\n' | sort | head -n 10 So find command finds all files in / and […] Read More

Schrodinger Backups: The condition of any backup is unknown until a restore is attempted

A tweet about backups got pretty popular among sysadmin and IT community. The tweet read as follows: #Sysadmin #Truth #Backup #Unix #Linux— nixCraft # (@nixcraft) June 24, 2015 […] Read More

How To Set Up SSH Keys

SSH keys provide a better and secure way of logging into a server with SSH than using a password. If you are a sysadmin or programmer, you may need to use SSH to fix server or update code. This guide explains how to setup SSH keys securely between your server and client computer. Read more […] Read More