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Chat Server

OK, you’ve installed the latest Ubuntu server (Go ahead install the LAMP stack–It’s more fun that way.)  Using Digital Ocean’s VPS service is a good place to start or using your handy Raspberry Pi. Now! You need to secure it. -updates, https, firewall, fail2ban, etc.  A great tutorial from Digital Ocean is here. A-HA!  You’re …

Clonezilla Server

Follow steps 1-5 in the tutorial at www.oakdome.com/k5/tutorials/computer-cloning/free-computer-cloning.php more info is here:  http://www.geekyprojects.com/cloning/setup-a-clonezilla-server-on-ubuntu/ I’ve found a laptop works brilliantly.  You automatically have 2 interfaces (assuming Linux recognizes the wireless card)–one (wired) for the imaging network and the other (wireless) for internet access. It seems the network manager GUI got in the way of things and …

Creating a VPN server

Ok, this one is remarkably easy.  Once again we’re going to follow the sage advice of the knowledgeable folks at Digital Ocean.  How To Install OpenVPN Access Server For Ubuntu 16, the command to download is: sudo wget http://swupdate.openvpn.org/as/openvpn-as-2.1.2-Ubuntu16.amd_64.deb to install: sudo dpkg -i openvpn-as-2.1.2-Ubuntu16.amd_64.deb

PXE Boot Server

Wow!  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could boot up a diagnostic operating system — Perhaps something as useful Parted Magic — over the network?  With the enormous help of DNSMasq, you can with relative ease!  A big “shout out” to Shawn Powers over at Linux Journal for putting together a great intro to DNSMasq. We’re …