How To Deal With The Heartbleed Bug

As I have to administer some Debian and Ubuntu machines running ISPConfig I thought it's good idea to write a few notes on the latest "Heartbleed Bug". First of all it's worth notify that OpenSSH which is commonly used to administer Linux machines is not affected by this bug that much so it's not needed to re-generate the keys os if you do the classic update/upgrade procedure you should be fine.. As for the ISPConfig itself it's not affected though the administration uses HTTPS so it's wise Read more [...]

Easily monitor current network traffic with nload tool in your Ubuntu (or Debian) machine

I recently needed some good utility for monitoring current traffic (throughput) on my Ubuntu and Debian machine so after thorough research I found out that the best is nload. Installation is easy: 1) apt-get install nload 2) nload 3) use arrow keys to switch interface (you would likely want to navigate to eth0) See below for a screenshot: Read more [...]

How To Install Vmware Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The other dayย  a friend of mine asked me to install VMware Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 for him so I did and here is how I did it: 1) Open Terminal ย and cd to the installation directory (ie. cd Downloads/vmware) 2) You need to add execution rights to the bundle for version for my particular version of Vmware Workstation 8 it is following: chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.1-528992.x86_64.bundle 3) Then you need to run the installer and follow the installation steps: sudo Read more [...]

VMware Workstation forward ports in Linux – Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 6

Ok so there is no GUI to do this using mouse like on Windows but fear not! Here a little howto do it ๐Ÿ˜‰

1) Edit nat.conf (Using nano editor)

nano etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat/nat.conf

2) Well it’s fairly self-explanatory ๐Ÿ˜‰ – edit these lines I mean uncomment them (remove #) accordingly to your NATted LAN:

#8080 =

3) And as usual – profit! ๐Ÿ™‚

How to setup PPTP VPN server in Debian and Ubuntu

Update 2016-04-06: It's been tested on Ubuntu 14.04 and it works just fine. Update 2016-10-03: It works even on Ubuntu 16.04 but the service for some reason fails to start on boot, if that's your case run: sudo systemctl enable pptpd I've tried several dozen's how-tos before I tried this and I can confirm it's working. First of all make sure that the virtualization you're using will work with VPN - it doesn't work with Linux vServer virtualization but it does work with KVM virtualization. To Read more [...]