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How to Install fail2ban on Ubuntu Server 18.04

If you're looking to secure your Ubuntu Server, one of the first things you should do is install the fail2ban intrusion detection system. What fail2ban does is monitor specific log files (in /var/log) for failed login attempts or automated attacks on your server. When an attempted compromise is...
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Dell XPS 13: The Best Linux Laptop of 2018

There's this persistent fake news story that you can't buy a computer with Linux pre-installed on it. It's nonsense. Dell has been selling Ubuntu-Linux powered computers since 2007. What's also true is that, Dell, like Linux-specific desktop companies such as System76, sells high-end systems like...
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Ubuntu Fan Aims to Simplify Container Networking

Most people will think of Ubuntu as primarily a Linux server and cloud technology effort. Ubuntu also has some networking capabilities that it develops on its own including the Fan container networking project. There are multiple open source SDN efforts in the market today that more well known than...
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Raspberry Pi: Hands-on with Kali, openSUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu MATE Linux

It has been nearly two years since I tried Fedora, Manjaro and Ubuntu MATE on the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3, and there have been a lot of changes since then. Most for the better, such as the introduction of the Pi 3B+, but a few for the worse, such as the end of the Manjaro Pi development. So I think...
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Ubuntu's Cosmic Cuttlefish Brings Performance Improvements and More

Canonical has just recently announced that Ubuntu 18.10, code named 'Cosmic Cuttlefish', is ready for downloading at the Ubuntu release site. Some of the features of this new release include: the latest version of Kubernetes with improved security and scalability access to 4,100 snaps better...
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EdgeX Foundry has released its first developer kit, an Ubuntu-based kit built around an octa-core Samsung Artik 710 Starter Kit teamed with a GrovePi+ I/O board.

EdgeX Foundry’s First Dev Kit Runs Ubuntu on an Artik Board

The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry project for developing open source edge computing middleware has released its first developer kit. The Ubuntu-based kit is built around an octa-core Samsung Artik 710 Starter Kit teamed with a GrovePi+ I/O board. Future kits will include an Artik 530 kit, and...
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How to Install OpenLDAP on Ubuntu 18.04

LDAP is the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, which allows for the querying and modification of an X.500-based directory service. LDAP is used over an IP network to manage and access a distributed directory service. The primary purpose of LDAP is to provide a set of records in a hierarchical...
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How to Install and Configure GitLab on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

GitLab is an open source GIT repository manager based on Rails and developed by GitLab Inc. It is a web-based GIT repository manager that allows your team to work on code, perform feature requests, track bugs, and test and implement applications. GitLab provides features such as a wiki, issue...
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Beginner's Guide: How To Install Ubuntu Linux 18.04

Two surprising things happened this year in my personal tech life. Dell's XPS 13 laptop became my daily driver, finally pulling me away from Apple's MacBook Pro. Then I ditched Windows 10 in favor of Ubuntu. Now I've gone down the Linux rabbit hole and become fascinated with the wealth of open...
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netplan
Netplan is a command line utility for the configuration of networking on certain Linux distributions; Jack shows how to use it.

How to Use the Netplan Network Configuration Tool on Linux

For years Linux admins and users have configured their network interfaces in the same way. For instance, if you’re an Ubuntu user, you could either configure the network connection via the desktop GUI or from within the /etc/network/interfaces file. The configuration was incredibly easy and never...
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