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Linux Bulk/Remote Administration

Beside our internal IT infrastructure, we've got around 500 Linux machines hosting our services for the on-line world. They are grouped in a bunch of clusters like Database A-n, Product A-n, NFS, ...
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Remotely work on Red Hat Box

So we're working on a project and currently,have the need to edit/save files remotely on a Red Hat box. We are accessing this files mainly with sublime-text. So we are trying to figure out what is the ...
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Execute a command on multiple hosts, but only print command if it is successful?

Here's what I want to do. I want to check over 100 hosts and see if a file exists on that host. If the file does exist, then I want to print the hostname and the output of the command. In this ...
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Online administration tool

do you know any solutions like webmin for my ubuntu/debian box? I want to control some of my machines over network via HTTP. Is there any solution that will provide me with a dashboard? Even better if ...
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How does reverse SSH tunneling work?

As I understand this, firewalls (assuming default settings) deny all incoming traffic that has no prior corresponding outgoing traffic. Based on Reversing an ssh connection and SSH Tunneling Made ...
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Write a remote managing script

I need to be able to locally run a script that will connect to various servers and run commands on them. What is the best way to accomplish this?
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remote desktop connection - similar to team viewer

I have a few different Desktop versions of Ubuntus (13.04, 12.04, Kubuntu,..) on different computers. I would like to manage all of them on a single computer via remote connection and be able to use ...
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How to force PC to release IP?

I'm working on BackTrack and I want to give a fake IP from my DHCP server to another PC. I'm trying to make that Windows PC run the command: ipconfig /release, but without remote access. I don't want ...
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How to turn off single user mode on a remote machine?

I have a linux machine that I was accessing remotely and I made the mistake of doing #init 1 which turned off networking on the machine. What is the easiest way to turn networking back on and/or get ...
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Remote support: routing RDP over ssh tunnel?

I want to replace TeamViewer with a FOSS solution. I need to support some remote computers. I have a working SSH tunnel set up between two computers using a middleman server like this: ...
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Why is my shell script hanging on `apt-get -y upgrade`?

Ubuntu : sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y update sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y upgrade sudo reboot Script is always interrupted after upgrade and then it will stay on ...
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Route only ssh traffic through VPN

Is it possible to route a computer's SSH service through a VPN connection but allow ALL other data to exit through the WAN address? What sort of iptables magic needs to be done to accomplish this? ...
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how to execute commands (remote, asynchronous, pull)

I would like to execute commands on a remote desktop machine, but SSH would be difficult since the remote is offline most of the time, resides in a time tone 10 hours from mine, and may often be ...
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How to set up remote graphical sessions on CentOs?

Trying to set up a Centos 6 server configuration where we can automate the running of an application that uses Selenium. In this case, ideally, we should be able to: Create a graphical session ...
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How to setup linux server for headless use?

Consider a headless server like this: A typical x86 box at a remote location, which you can remotely initialize with a stock - say - Ubuntu image. After it is initialized you only can login via ssh - ...
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How to fetch and process mail in order to execute commands?

I administer a home server, and sometimes when I'm out I need to execute some simple commands on the server. 3G + SSH is not an option because it's too expensive from my phone (here in Argentina). It ...
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How to disable remote access on a linux distribution?

So I've read in Mark Sobell's book on Linux, that Linux by default is open to remote administration. Now seen as I'm running a Fedora 17, on a laptop I never have to administrate anything on remotely, ...
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remote desktop view of a Debian Lenny Machine

Let me give a summary of my project specification. I have a windows server and bunch of debian clients on the same LAN, Debian machines do not have x window system, they are bound to command line use. ...
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I would like to send commands and requests from a client side app to a Linux server

So I am planning/designing an app running on Mac that will send commands and make data requests to a linux server. Some of the things I would need to do will be send file manipulation commands, zip ...
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Changing linux distro remotely while preserving data

I have a headless Fedora 15 (without GUI) box. With the following partition structure: $ df -T -h Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs rootfs 49G 2.8G 46G 6% / ...
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perform remote sqlite command

If this should be moved to the DBA exchange, I apologize. Feels more like linux than DB to me, so here goes: I've got some machines that run scheduled cron jobs every night and email me the output. ...
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personal document management system

I'm looking for a personal document management system that would: track changes in documents in a configured directory tree save new files to a content repository (thus allowing of their versioning) ...
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How can I access a remote Linux VM behind a firewall?

One of my customers runs a Linux VM on his PC and I need to access it remotely. This is a PC computer, not a server, so it is connected to the internet most of the time. It has a firewall too. I need ...
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“supervisory” software for school rooms

In a schoolroom there are 15 machines + 1 the teacher's PC. All have ex.: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Are there any softwares that can be used on the teachers machine that can "audit" the students 15 PC? ...
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Advice on running a headless laptop

My current laptop is falling apart, specifically the screen hinges. Once (or ideally before) they break, I'd like to run the machine as a storage device. I strongly prefer using GUIs over CLI. Any ...
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best practice to backup config files

I want to setup froxlor on not fresh install remote server (Ubuntu 10.04.2). I take care of admin the server since two month. Before I start, the previous guy installed and config some services and ...
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how do I wipe a server that I don't have physical access to?

I have a Godaddy dedicated server that I would like to cancel. Before I do that I'd like to do a clean format on the server to make sure that the next person who gets the server isn't able to undelete ...
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Is it possible to login via ssh to unlock LUKS drives? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSH to decrypt encrypted LVM during headless server boot? I have a large number of Ubuntu servers in co-location that I would like to use LUKS encrypted drives on. ...
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How can I keep processes running on a remote server even after turning off the terminal machine?

..and then still be able to return to the same session/screen after restarting the terminal machine. I've tried screen but once I restarted my computer screen -d showed no sessions. Nohup seems to be ...
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Running continuous jobs remotely

I'm new to Linux, and I'm probably asking a fairly basic question. How do I run a continuous program on Linux? Basically, I have a program that will continuously check for content on a website. This ...