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Book review: Mastering Vim Quickly From WTF to OMG in no time

Book review: Mastering Vim Quickly From WTF to OMG in no time

The vim editor is a free and open source text editor. It is a clone of vi text editor. Vim is extremely popular among the Linux, macOS and Unix-like system users. Vim has many commands. It comes with a pretty extensive built-in manual too. One might get lost in the built-in manual. Let us see if “Mastering Vim Quickly From WTF to OMG in no time” can help a new or experienced vim user to increase productivity.
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Add a new Host and Services to be Monitored by Icinga 2

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Add a new Host and Services to be Monitored by Icinga 2
In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a new host to be monitored by Icinga 2 and how the host’s services, such as a web HTTP server, can be monitored by Icinga. I will also show you how to create your own custom Icinga plugin command in order to monitor UDP services in your network infrastructure.

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How to Install Icinga 2 Monitoring Tool on Debian 9.2

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How to Install Icinga 2 Monitoring Tool on Debian 9.2
In this guide we will discuss how to install and configure the latest version Icinga 2 web monitoring tool in Debian 9.2 release, in order to monitor all important network infrastructure devices, such as physical or virtual servers or VMs, routers, switches, firewall appliances and other network IoT devices.

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Download of The Day: Fedora Linux 27

Download of The Day: Fedora Linux 27
Fedora Linux version 27.0 has been released ( jump to download ) after many months of constant development and available for download in various media format. Fedora 27 is a free and open source operating system includes various new features such as GNOME 3.26, LibreOffice 5.4, glibc version 2.26, Node.js 8.x, Ruby on Rails 5.1, … Continue reading “Download of The Day: Fedora Linux 27”
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Perfect Fluxbox Desktop on Kali Linux

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Perfect Fluxbox Desktop on Kali Linux
For my job, I need a portable Linux environment to run tests, so I often find myself using Kali Linux from a low resourced virtual machine, or booted from a flash drive. In this case scenario, having a lightweight desktop is as important as the tools themselves. This tutorial shows the installation of Fluxbox Desktop on Kali Linux.

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How to install Firefox 57 Quantum on a Linux

How to install Firefox 57 Quantum on a Linux

My Linux distro comes with Firefox ESR. I read Firefox 57 is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology. How do I installed newly released Firefox version 57 “Quantum” on a Linux operating system?
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Fix Host ‘IP’ is blocked because of many connection errors on MySQL/MariaDB

Fix Host ‘IP’ is blocked because of many connection errors on MySQL/MariaDB

I am trying to login to my mysql/mysqld server using the following Unix command:
$ mysql -u foo -h 172.16.5.100 -p dbnmame
But greeted with the following error on screen:
ERROR 1129 (HY000): Host ‘172.16.5.100’ is blocked because of many connection errors; unblock with ‘mysqladmin flush-hosts’
How do I fix this problem on a Linux or Unix-like system?
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