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Expose a single local file to the internet using command line

I want to let a friend to download a file from my mac. Just one file. Is there a way to expose a specific local file from my ubuntu or mac so that my friend could just enter my IP and port in a ...
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How to bring back the files from a remote server (initially accessed through 2 step login) back to our local computer?

For research purposes, I use the University server. The server login is a two-step process. First, I type ssh -p 44 linuxuser@jackbio-oopd.res.uk (Altered for security reason) Then the password is ...
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how to wget a file on a remote server connected using ssh?

I am connected to my university computer using SSH as follows : sudo ssh server@A.B.C.D However once connected, I'm not able to download any file on the server using wget like this : server_user@...
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How to SCP the output of a command from a remote server to another remote server?

I am connected to a remote machine ( server1 ). On server1 I want to make a script that is copying & renaming some files that have a specific size but to rename them only after they are ...
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Move partition only using CLI tools at same disk

Need a help trying to get a question I couldn't find anywhere, and most solutions were outdated. Is there a CLI-only solution to move partitions between the same disk? "parted" used to have a ...
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Copy files from host to server, but only those that already exist in the destination directory

Is there a way to transfer files using scp but not all of them, only the subset which already exists in the destination folder? p.s. all the files have the same extrension (*.JPG), if that matters ...
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Using MacOS as a file server for Linux backups

I have recently purchased a 2014 Mac Mini to use as a personal file server among other small server tasks. The main purpose of the device is for me to be able to back up files over the network. ...
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MicroK8s Running Windows Based Programs on Buster (Raspbian)

Good Day - newbie here with a couple of questions. I am just learning about Raspberry Pi 4 and associated versions, I have also read several very positive articles on MicroK8s capabilities: ...
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Plex Media Server cannot see sub folders.. Permissions issue?

I am trying to setup a RaspberryPi as a Plex Media Server. The server is setup and running. I can access it via the web interface. I want my media files in the directory /mnt/sda/will/plex. This is ...
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Samba multi user setup - step by step?

Tried it many times but never get the SMB sharing right on Unix. A minimal Debian file server, no GUI, just SSH... I always thought you set all the permissions in SMB and just found out you do it in ...
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Ethernet not working after removing GPU

So, I am having an issue where my Ubuntu Server (v18.04.3) no longer wants to connect to the internet. It was working fine before I took out my gpu to sell. I have googled to my hearts content and ...
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Get remote files by a list preserving their relative paths, and do it on a remote machine

1) I run SSH session on the remote client to get files from the server. 2) There is a server and it keeps a very broad directory structure. 3) I've got a list of thousands path-names to the files ...
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IPv6 simple home LAN server confiiguration

How do we configure a IPv6 host for access through its global IPv6 address? If that's what we do.This is a server running services for a small home LAN that I want to access when I'm away. I have ...
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Allow “another” user to make personal backups on my server through sshd with no shell access (public key login)

I have set up a Ubuntu server at my home just to learn "stuff". I overdid a bit and have some spare room on my SSD. I am prepared to give a friend some of that space to make backups on my computer. He ...
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Find searches only for the first matching entry

I have to find all directory paths with specific subfolders. The search pattern is as follows: find /foo/*/searched_folder/bar -maxdepth 0 -type d ̶I̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶t̶t̶y̶ ̶w̶e̶l̶l̶ ...
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Sync multiple PCs every boot via home LAN (local files update old version on server)

I need your precious support and advices for a kind of setup for my home computing. So... I have two laptops and a desktop that I use same (or different) times. Every computer has a different distro (...
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Hide folder that user uses currently

I'm searching for a ftp server or any idea to achieve hiding folder from others when somebody is working in it. For example: I have 3 folders: A B C when I working in A, anybody who is also connected ...
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How should I proceed in upgrading server packages?

On my main linux machine, I usually upgrade my packages pretty much without thinking about it and in the rare event that I get a compatibility issue, I solve it afterwards. I always have backups of ...
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How large should an LVM snapshot be?

Preface to my Situation and Motivation I am trying to familiarize myself with Ubuntu Server edition as I set up a home server. I am setting up a small virtual network with a hypervisor for ...
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Using Docker Webmin Guest to administer Host

I'm running a Raspberry pi with HypriotOS. I want to be able to administer simple tasks via a GUI internal and remotely( mostly directory/ file sharing related) . I have docker installed and also a ...
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Does Winscp have a local file on my pc I can reference from my web server? [closed]

I've been using Winscp to transfer files back and forth, but for certain applications it would just be a lot simpler if I just had a "file" I could reference for the app to my web server without ...
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Securing my Web Server with NAS

I have been researching about the security threats to a web server. It makes me want to secure my own on my Raspbian OS system. What are the list of things that are recommended or optional to install ...
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HOWTO make Linux system look like USB Drive [closed]

I have a custom NAS built from a CentOS 6.5 baseline. I need the storage of this NAS to be accessible via its USB port. I cannot use the network connection. My cell phone can do this, there has to ...
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Run terminal command on a server

I have a linux machine and I'm connecting to a server using its IP address. I go to the finder (Nautilus) address bar and type smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx then it asks for my credentials and I enter then ...
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What are the differences between options for base environment in CentOS install?

During CentOS install, there is a choise of "base environment". I want to install a general file, DNS, mail, etc. server, but there appears to be 3 different options for servers: Infrastructure ...
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How can I make my Linux server sleep and wake on LAN when not in use?

I have recently purchased myself an HP rack server for use as a personal fileserver. This server currently lives under my bed as I have nowhere else to put it. For those not aware (as I was not ...
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CLI (NO GUI) linux distro small memory old pc [closed]

Can anyone suggest a CLI only light linux distro? I got a very old machine has 256Ram and 120Gb of HDD. I would like to turn this into a file server only so I can watch movies using my phone. I don't ...
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Samba SMB Daemon fails to start; installation incomplete

I'm attempting to create a Samba server on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. The install gives the following error message. Setting up samba (2:4.5.12+dfsg-2+deb9u1) ... Failed to preset unit: Unit ...
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How can I disable a cpu fan on a Dell laptop on Turnkey Linux?

Just to preface this, I know this is a stupid idea and I could risk destroying my CPU. I'm willing to risk that because I have a reasonable setup that can replace the functionality of the fan. I have ...
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Moving specific files to two different locations [closed]

I am having a query regarding file separation in unix. Suppose in a unix directory there are multiple files with different names but having same extension. E.g. /dir/AB_123yuu.pdf /dir/SD_234ggj.pdf /...
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Is it a good idea to practice on a raspberry Pi serve [closed]

I'm sixteen years old and I would like to be a system administrator or penetration tester don't know which yet. Should I buy Enterprise server level equipment or will starting out with a raspberry Pi ...
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Synchronize files across different Linux distributions

I have been digging around and can't really figure out which software can synchronize files automatically to other web servers. Just like Facebook. they have many servers but when you upload something,...
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How to run tnftpd without root on OS X?

I'm trying to run tnftpd on OS X, which is NetBSD's FTP server and used to be OS X's FTP server. I built and installed it from Apple's sources. Unfortunately, it seems that I cannot run the server ...
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Creating “fat” Termimal multiboot server LTSP

I have 150 mining servers. They all have own ssd drives, and EthOS distribution based on Ununtu. Now I want to crate centralized server without ssd. All machines will connect by wlan and take the ...
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autofs : dynamic mounting rule for s3 bucket

I successfully implement autofs to automatically mount s3 bucket to the server which running ubuntu server 14.04.5 by following this tutorials. but the number of bucket (that needs to automatically ...
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Logistics of copying large number of files scp server to server. How to determine progress?

So, in my work we've had to copy a large number of files from my old server to new. There are two data backups I've had to transfer each having ~200000 files cumulatively over 20GBs. There are large ...
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DEGRADED zpool can't be imported with I/O error

I'm running a personal server at home with a CentOS 7 OS and a 12TB zpool. It's been running for a couple of years and yesterday I noticed some problems so I went in to have a look. At first it ...
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Unix Server on USB drive with main storage on USB drive

My cousin and I are talking Ubuntu Servers. What I do is I have a main VM that I used a Ubuntu mini install cd which downloads only the files you want, I tell it to download just what is needed for ...
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samba file sharing gives 0x80070043 in windows [closed]

I have samba set up on ubuntu server, and trying to share folders inside sharedfolders at the root directory. However, I get this error 0x80070043 in windows. root@ubuntu:~# ls -lh sharedfolders/ ...
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Access Debian server folder via web browser with user login

I just signed up with digital ocean for my Debian server. In the server I created multiple users, each user having an access to 1 different folder to view files in there. Now what I want to do is to ...
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How to set up a localhost server with http protocol on apache [closed]

I'm novice in linux world and I'm french, I don't have a good English. I want to create a data platform with a table in an intranet network! So, How to set up localhost server with http protocol on ...
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Limit FTP connections by area

Is there any (simple) way to deny FTP connections based on the general physical location? I plan to use FTP as a simple cloud storage for me and my friends. I use an odroid c2 (similar to raspberry pi ...
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How to pull single file from multiple similar named file using sftp

I want to pull a single file from multiple similar named file using sftp. Eg. if my remote server is having below files, file_0722_005.dat file_0722_020.dat file_0722_033.dat file_0722_0022.dat I ...
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Mount a folder from server in network on mn the local machine permanently

I have a remote server which is connected to my wi-fi modem. So I can access this server by 192.158.188.45 I want to mount a folder from this server on my local machine permanently. I wrote \\192.168....
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Netatalk users can't read World/Other readable files

I'm using Netatalk to share documents with several Mac machines. Regardless of what permissions I'm using for the file (typically 775 for folders and 664 for files) they can't be read by users in the ...
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Fedora 23 Server 64-bit install fails to complete on virtual machine in Windows 10

While attempting to install Fedora SERVER from an iso: Fedora-Server-netinst-x86_64-23.iso the installation stalls completely on Creating ext4 on /dev/sda1. I am using VMware Workstation 12 Player ...
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Have Raspberry Pi and Server occasionally ping each other to check status

Is there a way to have my Raspberry pi and my Server occasionally ping each other to check that they're still online, and if not, then email me to tell me? For example if my Pi pings the server every ...
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Finding Servers Public IP and Allowing Remote Access

I want to turn a computer that I have lying around into a file server. The problem is that I cannot find my public IP. I have used services such as myip or even google, but they all point to the IP of ...
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How to configure EXIM4 to relay emails?

I have a Debian Jessie (Version 8.1) server that serves multiple domain names. Each has their own folder configured under /var/www/. Each domain name has a unique conf (example.com.conf) file under /...
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NFS servers and firewalld

I haven't found a slam-dunk document on this, so let's start one. On a CentOS 7.1 host, I have gone through the linuxconfig HOW-TO, including the firewall-cmd entries, and I have an exportable ...