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No Password SSH Login

Filed under: Quick Linux Tutorials — at 1:28 am on Monday, November 26, 2012

I SSH a lot. In the past I’ve pretty much always typed passwords to log on, but when trying to SSH in using my phone, with a good password it’s a pain to say the least. I had SSH Keys setup with password-less login before but usually ended up losing the thumb drive the key was on or updating my system and forgetting to update the key. We won’t discuss the security or best practice here, that’s for another post.

Anyhow I assume you’re reading this post because you want to set up a no password SSH logon by using keys for whatever reason, this post outlines how to do it. (You can also use a pass phrase if you feel so inclined.)

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Better System Information with inxi

Filed under: Linux Software — at 1:23 am on Saturday, November 17, 2012

Better System Information with inxi
Getting system information can be a tricky task, having to gather bits a bobs of information from various places. A Friend recently sent me a link to a little script called inxi. It comes pre-installed with SolusOS, Crunchbang, Epidemic, Mint, AntiX and Arch Linux but as it is a bash script it works on a lot of other distributions. Although it is intended for use with chat applications like IRC it also works from a shell and provides an abundance of information. Installation is as easy as downloading and chmoding a file so next time you find you need some information about your hardware, rather than poking around in /proc, just fire up ./inxi -F

LINUTOP 2 Review

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Hardware,Linux Software — at 11:08 pm on Friday, November 9, 2012

Linutop is a company based out of Paris that specializes in small form factor energy efficient embedded type PC’s. They haveĀ  a variety of devices with no moving parts and utilize open source software based on Ubuntu for the platform. They were kind enough to send me a Linutop 2 to review.Linutop 2

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