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  • How Podman can extract a container's external IP address | Enable Sysadmin

    Podman is a useful tool for deploying and managing containers. In part one of this article series, I covered how to deploy Podman containers and defined the environment I'll use in the rest of the series. In part two, I demonstrated several ways to list running containers and format their output. Read the previous parts first to understand the environment and necessary toolkit.

    This article shows how to use Podman to extract information about the container's external Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

  • How To Create Online Forms with CryptPad, an Alternative to Google Forms

    This tutorial will explain how you can create online forms using CryptPad, a Google Forms alternative from France that respects software freedom and privacy. The forms are beautiful, easy to use, and also suitable for making surveys, registrations, quizzes, polls etc. for education as well as business purposes. Now let's start it.

  • How To Install REMI Repository on CentOS, Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install REMI Repository on CentOS, Rocky Linux, and AlmaLinux. For those of you who didn’t know, For those of you who didn’t know, REMI is a free-to-use repository created and maintained by a Remi Collect. The REMI repository’s main goal is to provide the latest versions of the PHP/MySQL stack on Enterprise Linux such as Fedora, Centos, Rocky Linux, and AlmaLinux.

    This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation REMI Repository on CentOS, Rocky Linux, and AlmaLinux.

  • Mount Dropbox Locally Using Rclone In Linux - OSTechNix

    This guide explains how to mount Dropbox locally using Rclone cloud sync tool and how to copy or backup files to Dropbox using Rclone in Linux operating systems.

    I assume you already have installed Rclone on your Linux machine. If not, refer the following link to know how to install Rclone.

  • How to Install and Configure Samba File Sharing on Ubuntu 20.04

    Samba is a suite of open source applications that implements the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Many operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, use the SMB protocol for client-server networking. Samba enables Linux / Unix machines to communicate with Windows machines in a network. Samba provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Microsoft Windows Server domain, either as a Domain Controller (DC) or as a domain member.

    Sharing files is an essential part of server administration. It allows sharing of resources across the network which are needed by users to carry out their tasks. Samba server is usually installed on central Linux server where information is stored in variety of media and accessed using windows client or Linux using Samba client.

    In this article, we will be learning how to install and configure samba file sharing on Ubuntu 20.04. Ubuntu 20.04 will be configured as the Samba server then we can access the files with either Windows or Linux clients.

  • How to Set Up NFS Server and Client on Ubuntu 20.04

    NFS (Network File System) is a distributed file system protocol that allows a user on a client computer to access files over a computer network much like local storage is accessed. It is a popular, cross-platform and distributed file system protocol used to export local file systems over the network so that clients can share directories and files with others over a network and interact with them as though they are mounted locally. This distributed file system protocol allows a user on a client computer to access files over a network in the same way they would access a local storage file. Because it is an open standard, anyone can implement the protocol.

    Ubuntu 20.04 supports NFS version 3(NFSv3) and 4(NFSv4). The default NFS version is 4.2 which features support for Access Control Lists (ACLs), server-side copy, sparse files, space reservation, labeled NFS, layout enhancements, and much more.

    In this guide, we will learn how to install and configure the NFS Server and NFS client on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Hwo to install NextCloud on Rocky Linux 8 - Linux Shout

    Step by step tutorial to install NextCloud on Rocky Linux 8 for personal cloud storage to store media files and documents using the internet from anywhere; using smartphone or desktop app.

  • How to set up ssh public key password-less on FreeBSD

    SSH is an essential tool for login into the FreeBSD Unix box. Without SSH, you cannot manage a remote server easily. Furthermore, SSH means secure shell, and it is a replacement for insecure protocols such as telnet. This page explains how to configure and set up ssh key-based password-less authentication on a FreeBSD server or workstation.

  • How to resolve the MFA entity already exists error

    As an administrator, you need to delete the MFA device (yes even if says not assigned) using AWS CLI. The performer needs to have IAM permission iam:DeleteVirtualMFADevice on to the given resource to update the IAM user’s MFA.

  • How to install QEMU 6 on Ubuntu 21.10 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install and configure QEMU 6 on Ubuntu 21.10.

    QEMU is a free and open-source hypervisor, it emulates the machine’s processor through dynamic binary translation and provides a set of different hardware and device models for the machine, enabling it to run a variety of guest operating systems.

    QEMU is capable of emulating a complete machine in software without the need for hardware virtualization support. It is also capable of providing userspace API virtualization for Linux and BSD kernel services. It is commonly invoked indirectly via libvirt library when using open source applications such as oVirt, OpenStack, and virt-manager.

  • How to install Mattermost on Alma Linux 8

    Mattermost is a free, open-source, and secure platform for communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration across tools and teams. It is a self-hosted chat service designed for organizations and companies to implement an internal chat service. It offers several useful features including one-to-one messaging, unlimited search history, file sharing, two-factor authentication, notifications, and more. If you are looking for an alternate solution for Slack then Mattermost is the best choice for you.

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Mattermost with Nginx on Alma Linux 8.

  • Linux Sleep Command - ByteXD

    The sleep command is useful for delaying a script for a specified amount of time. In Linux or Unix-like operating systems, most programmers use the sleep command when they need to stop the execution of a particular command or bash script after the specified number of intervals.

    By default, it takes intervals in seconds but, we can also use the small suffix such as seconds (s), minutes (h), days (d) that will further convert into other formats. The delay amount with the sleep command is specified by a number.

    In this article, we’ll demonstrate how to use the Linux sleep command on our system with the help of various examples.

  • Let’s build a snap together – a complex snapcraft.yaml walkthrough | Ubuntu

    It has been a while since we talked about how to build snaps. In the past, we went through a number of detailed examples, focused on different programming languages and the use of various useful components that can be declared in snapcraft.yaml, like extensions, stage packages, layouts, and more. Today, we want to give you an overview of a fairly complex snap, which should help you get underway in your snap journey. We will take a look at GIMP, a snap maintained under the Snapcrafters umbrella.

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  • The Old Computer Challenge V2: back to RTC

    This new challenge will embrace the old time of RTC modems with a monthly time budget. Back in these days, in France at least, people had to subscribe to an ISP for a given price, but you would be able to connect only for 10, 20, 30, 40... hours a month depending on your subscription. Any extra hour was very expensive. We used the Internet the most efficiently possible because it was time limited (and very slow, 4 kB/s at best). Little story, phone lines were not available while a modem was connected, and we had to be careful not to forget to manually disconnect the modem after use, otherwise it would stay connected and wasting the precious Internet time! (and making expensive bills)

  • New Beta Release of Amiga-inspired Icaros OS

    A brand new beta release of Icaros — a distribution of AROS (an open source operating system that is API-compatible with Amiga) — has just been released.

  • Booting Fedora into XWayland when Xorg breaks

    Now I could reboot and choose XWayland from the login screen instead.

  • 204: Linux Accessibility, Vim, Thunderbird, GNOME, EndeavourOS, Fedora 37 and more Linux news! - This Week in Linux - TuxDigital

    On this episode of This Week in Linux: Accessibility in Linux, Vim 9.0, EndeavourOS 22.6, Thunderbird 102 Email Client, Software Freedom Conservancy Says Give Up GitHub, GNOME Web 43 Gets WebExtension Support, Potential RISC-V Laptops, Shotcut 22.06 Video Editor, all that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

  • 64: The Ethical Dilemma Of Sentient AI - Hardware Addicts - TuxDigital

    Welcome to Hardware Addicts, a proud member of the TuxDigital Network. Hardware Addicts is the podcast that focuses on the physical components that powers our technology world. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about the ethics of AI…what do we do when the robots we create become sentient? How close have are we getting to true sentient AI in robotics? Then we head to Camera Corner where Wendy will discuss back button focus. So Sit back, Relax, and Plug In because Hardware Addicts Starts Now!

An experiment to test GitHub Copilot's legality

GitHub is enabling copyleft violation ✨at scale✨ with Copilot. GitHub Copilot encourages people to make derivative works of source code without complying with the original code’s license. This facilitates the creation of permissively-licensed or proprietary derivatives of copyleft code.

Unfortunately, challenging Microsoft (GitHub’s parent company) in court is a bad idea: their legal budget probably ensures their victory, and they likely already have a comprehensive defense planned. How can we determine Copilot’s legality on a level playing field? We can create legal precedent that they haven’t had a chance to study yet!

A chat with Matt Campbell about a speech synthesizer gave me a horrible idea. I think I know a way to find out if GitHub Copilot is legal: we could use its legal justification against another software project with a smaller legal budget. Specifically, against a speech synthesizer. The outcome of our actions could set a legal precedent to determine the legality of Copilot.

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