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Check Point - Connect under Linux - snx

We have a Check Point Mobile appliance at work and the Linux client is horrible, I can connect but for that I need: Old unsupported Oracle Java installed and enabled in the browser Plenty of 32-bit ...
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Optimal BIOS CPU power config for performant Hadoop?

I'm in the process of setting up a Hadoop cluster and have so far been unable to find a good answer for how to configure CPU power in the BIOS for Linux. My BIOS give a variety of options with ...
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Finding a file in a directory based on time

I have a directory called /home/mydir/test A file will be sent from some other team which lands in this directory. How to find the file is whether in that directory for more than 4 hours. I tried ...
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Desktop Environment of kali linux

Whats the desktop environment in kali linux 2.0 (sana) I am to able understand because they have some mixture of gnome + cinnamon and tell me how can i do this with my fresh debian installation
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Sharing a keyboard over point to point network

I tried following http://superuser.com/questions/67659/linux-share-keyboard-over-network but had no success with the #1 solution. Then I tried socat and I had partial success -- it does work but ...
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Unix with lisp built in [on hold]

What is the smallest linux distro that readable makes use of something like lisp? Ideally I'm looking for something similar to lisp although it doesn't have to be.
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extract email/web address from .CFM file in C program

i am learning C and would like my program to do the following on a Linux platform Use System call to execute WGET command (Done) Use WGET command to download webpage (Done) Loads and Parse ...
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I can only install few linux distros [on hold]

I have a big problem installing some linux distros. I can install some of them, some of them can only run in live mod and after their installation I get black screen. For example, I can install ubuntu ...
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CUPS & Raspbian - Printer turns on but does not print

I am new to the UNIX exchange... I have been setting up a home print server on my raspberry pi using CUPS. I have managed to get it to work with one of my printers, but not with an older Laser ...
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() { :; }; in user agent on server logs

Can anyone tell me what someone is trying to do with the following code in their user-agent: () { :; }; echo Content-type:text/plain;echo;echo;echo M`expr 1330 + 7`H;/bin/uname -a;echo @ I have a ...
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network: destination host unreachable

So Im using linux oess(centos). in the terminal im trying to ping 8.8.8.8 to see my connectivity. so it says: Network is unreachable Than I typed ifconfig: inet addr: 192.168.56.101 ...
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New signal arrives while execution is in a signal handler, how to decide which is first?

I am working on a tool handling a massive amount of signals (with different signums) with sigaction(). I need to handle the case, if a new signal is coming, while the previous was in a signal ...
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Linux: root filesystem via network (with authentication)

I try to create a linux computer which loads its root filesystem from the network. This currently works with NFS, but unfortunately it is not very secure. The network is just a home network, which ...
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Are there any drawbacks/caveats to changing process priority on linux?

I'm writing a program launcher that uses nice to launch X applications with a higher than usual priority and while there's plenty of guides to using nice/renice there's not much discussion about best ...
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MultiBoot Linux Distros LVM LUKS, How to?

The scope: Have three linux distros(1 BSD) on a cryptodisk with a LVM instead in one computer, so must have a grub2 boot. Did tests and tests but without a success. Following this tutorial ...
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I can't ping the gateway

The network error is that I can't ping the gateway after ip forwarding configuration. Here's the my configuration: linux microcore(server)(First PC) sudo su ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.200 netmask ...
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To find files like '-file9' files [duplicate]

This is Venkat I was created a file. Name is '-file1'. So how can we open or find these type of files Thanks, Venkat.K
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Find the time of the file received in a particular directory

I have a directory called /home/mydir/test A file will be sent from some other team which lands in this directory. How to find what is the time the file came to this particular directory? ( I need ...
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How do I find out hard disk model and serial number in amazon machine?

when check in local machine /proc/scsi/scsi file it contains Attached devices: Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00 Vendor: ATA Model: ST3160215AS Rev: 3.AA Type: Direct-Access ...
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make a process unkillable on linux

I'm working on password manager application, and for security reasons I want to launch an unkillable process. And besides I don't want this program to be a daemon since I need to read from standard ...
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groupadd: group 'terminal' already exists in Linux

I have created a group called "terminal" using groupadd terminal and when I list out the groups using groups command it will not show the newly created group name in the output but if I add the same ...
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Which file attribute changes when we copy a file from some other user's account?

Which file attribute changes when we copy a file from some other user's account, which may be in our own group or in some other group?
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exclude files in tar.gz

I want to exclude two files from a tar file.. But it doesn't seem to work cd /var/www/public/api_test tar -zcvf api_v2.x.tar.gz api --exclude "./api/distributor_test.php" --exclude ...
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I need to directly access shared folder in linux with out using the root user previlage.Host Win7, Guest Linux Mint 17.2?

I need to directly access shared folder in Linux Mint with out using the root user privilege. I have tried to change the user and user group using chown command but it did not work. chown -R go:go ...
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uboot & uImage & linux boot process

Usually, in embedded systems the NAND flash is partitioned in four parts:-- A partition for the bootloader (here goes uboot.bin) A small partition where uboot saves its environment variables A ...
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Encrypted LVM vs TrueCrypt / Veracrypt [on hold]

I am installing Linux Mint v17.2 on my laptop. I may have sensitive client information on it and I would like to encrypt my whole hard drive. I was wondering if it would be better to use encrypted LVM ...
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How to check a Linux Distro is secure and has no malicious code? [on hold]

I am new to Linux and I love it. However, while I have been playing around with several flavours of Linux, only one question comes into my mind as a new user to the Linux systems: how can I ensure a ...
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(Linux) unable to mount from initramfs

I am trying to install Linux (Debian) on a new laptop. This requires special care because the laptop keyboard needs a kernel patch (and I have not compiled a kernel for about 10 years). Also, because ...
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How to copy/burn a loop device image to a partition?

I'm building a rootfs for a embedded device. I start by making an empty loopback file system, then mount it, and add files to it. When I finish, I end up with a file system image. Then I can burn ...
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Reverse DNS for external DNS server

I have my forward zone configured and now I am writing my reverse zone configuration. I've read through Pro DNS and BIND book and the examples given are if you own a portion of an IP address space ...
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I have accidentally broken /bin/bash

I just started using Linux. I'm using Ubuntu and I think I made a very grave mistake. I made a script and by some stupid sense I decided to move it to my /bin folder, but I accidentally typed mv ...
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TTL values for external DNS records

Upon setting up my zone files, I went back to review my TTL values. The default is set for 24 hours and I have individual TTL values set for each individual record. My thought was NS, MX, and CNAME ...
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HTML5 video lags in web browser

I have an nVidia GeForce 9500 GT on a 32-bit Linux Mate 17.2 system. If I try to watch 1080p videos in a web browser, the videos are lagging, even when they're fully buffered. If I download the video ...
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MSFvenom not working in Kali Linux 2.0

I recently updated My Kali Linux to version 2.0, and everything seems to be working fine. I have tried to use msfvenom to create a windows reverse_tcp file. I entered the comand i always used before ...
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Kali Linux 2.0 stopped update proccess

So I decided to update my Kali Linux to 2.0 using the dist-upgrade command and obviously having the official mirrors from the Kali website. It was over a GB of data that needed to be downloaded, so I ...
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Stuck in httpd unable to start

I am trying to start apache it is throwing an error saying: httpd: Syntax error on line 100 of /opt/xag/apache2/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot load modules/libphp5.so into server: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot ...
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Package dependencies Debian

I have a problem when installing certain software for Debian Jessie. I use apt-get install. Sometimes it works, but in most cases I get the message: The following packages have unsolved ...
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Rescue my Linux installation after made mistake with gparted

I just wanted to reformat my USB stick. But I was tired enough to manipulate my /dev/sda2 where my whole operating system is installed. Because this partition was used (since I am running it now), ...
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How would an administrator of a system prevent himself access to a file for 24 hours?

How would a single administrator go about locking himself out of a file for 24 hours? By "lock" I mean prevent access. I have removed the 'rules' placed on the original post, as it is clear that the ...
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NUL entry in syslog?

My servers went down on the 30th. It just came back online today. At first I thought it was the router because the router the server is connected to is a bit squirrely but when I checked syslog I have ...
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4.2 kernel build, missing version.h

I have installed a 4.2 vanilla kernel on Kali Linux 2.0 and prepared the kernel source with make clean prepare I then copied the source to the /usr/src/linux-4.2 directory. And this is symlinked to ...
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Gnome doesn't start(is dead)[Debian Jessie]

Everything was working fine. I just updated some files on my computer. I turned off my PC, but when I tried to run it again it took my to a black screen and reported a few errors before that. I found ...
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install AVG free edition into Amazon Linux AMI

I was trying to install AVG free edition into Amazon Linux AMI. It looks like it installed, but I could not start the any avg service. The command I used to install AVG is sudo yum install ...
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figure out ip addresses of all the machines remotely?

I have around 40 machines and I want to know what are their IP Address. One way is to login into those boxes and figure out their IP Address by using ifconfig command but is there any other simple way ...
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ssh -> screen -> ssh - how to kill remote screened ssh without killing original ssh session

I keep a screen session running on a dev box at work, and I ssh into my dev box and resume my screen session while I'm at work. From there, I hope to other machines. Occasionally, I find myself ...
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Linux SAR vs SS commnad to fetch network information

In one of my tool I need to collect network information from system, in present I am using command ss -pant just now I came to know ss -n DEV OR ss -n EDEV can also serve something similar, having ...
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Why does systemctl start docker with different arguments

I'm running an instance of VMware's Photon distro, which uses systemctl. I want docker to use a TCP port so I can play with the REST API. I used 'systemctl stop docker' and the service stops. I ...
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How to watch films/images without X?

I'm wondering if there is a way to watch films or images without running X server. I'm not using login manager - I log in to tty and start X server manually. Hypothetical situation: I log in, but ...
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Use iptables to redirect **all* requests, even DNS-unsolved domain?

Context: With iptables, I redirect all the traffic - incoming at port 80 - to a distant server IP (X.X.X.X). I aim that anywhat you write in the urlbar of browser, you get X.X.X.X. IP That works ...
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What do these commands do?

I have been working at this company for around 8 years now and something that has always puzzled me is that we have a software supplier who often connects to our network to provide user support on ...