Use Windows RDP to connect to a Ubuntu host

Here is a quick tutorial on how to use Windows Remote Desktop to a Ubuntu host. Ubuntu setup: Open a terminal window on your Ubuntu host and install xrdp: apt-get install xrdp Lets set the RDP environment to use gnome echo “gnome-session –session=ubuntu-2d” > ~/.xsession Change the permissions to make it executable chmod 755 .xsession … Read more

BIND9 d.rootserver issue

Last night I encountered an interesting problem where my master DNS server started to fail resolving hostnames, but my secondary DNS seemed to be functional. VM setup: CentOS release 6.5 (Final) BIND 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.23.rc1.el6_5.1 All seemed fine with my DNS VM. Network is okay, no one had updated DNS records in the past day, no hardware … Read more

Linux tool: mssh

Are you a constantly managing multiple Linux┬ánodes and doing a lot of copy/paste to 6+ terminal sessions? Wish you can just type and execute commands once and all your SSH windows get auto-magically filled? Enter: mssh. What is it? This tool connects to multiple servers and opens them up into one terminal window. You type … Read more