How to check disks health using smart on Linux, Mac and BSD

In this article we have a look at how to check disks health status using SMART and smartctl on Linux OS (RHEL, CentOS, PacketLinux and Debian/Ubuntu/KALI based distros), macOS and BSD systems.

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How-To: Explore a Linux Process or Service

We keep going with the series of articles about exploring a Linux System with the next step that is Exploring a Process.

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How-To: Explore a Linux System

In this set of super-quick “how-tos” we’ll see how to explore a Linux System via CLI (command line). How to check release, architecture, platform, files, logs, processes, devices and other useful info to start troubleshooting or maintaining a Linux System.

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Implementing Snort/Suricata on FPGA/NPU

Companies keep trying to implement Snort (or Suricata for that matter) on FPGA and/or in hardware. In this article we’ll try to identify the challenges behind such an approach.

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Configure and use your TPM module on Linux

In this article we’ll see how to configure and use a TPM module (Trusted Platform Module)  on CentOS 7 (RHEL 7, PacketLinux 2 and Scientific Linux and Fedora).

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How to install and configure a super cool Minecraft server to be able to play and coding!

In this post we’ll have a look at how to install McMyAdmin, Minecraft Server, Forge and ComputerCraft to be able to run a full professional Minecraft Server to play with our friends and even to code in Minecraft!

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How to properly rename a Mac hostname

In this quick how-to we’ll see how to rename your Apple Mac hostname correctly.

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How to force any Linux application to use Hugepages without modifying the source code

In this article we’ll have a look at how to force any software application to use Huge Pages (HugeTLB) without the need to modify the source and/or recompile them.

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How to read information of your BIOS and hardware from linux shell

In this article we’ll see how to read information about your computer BIOS and hardware from the Linux command line.

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Microsoft is “secretly” collecting lots of information on Windows 10 users…

Microsoft recently published a report to show how much success Windows 10 has received, but this report leaked a lot of information that are quite scarry in terms of users privacy…

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2015 in review

Wow my blog got really busy on 2015 and here are some reports!

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How To: Mac OS X startup combination keys!

In this quick how to we see all Mac OS X startup key combinations (for Intel based Macs) to fix problems, force Mac booting from a usb key or an external drive, to reset PRAM and more.

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