remote-management

Linux equivalent to PowerShell's "one-to-many" remoting

Linux equivalent to PowerShell's "one-to-many" remoting Coming from Windows administration, I want to dig deeper in Linux (Debian). One of my burning questions I could not answer searching the web (didn’t find it) is: how can I achieve the so called “one-to-many” remoting like in PowerShell for Windows? To break it down to the basics …

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How does reverse SSH tunneling work?

How does reverse SSH tunneling work? As I understand this, firewalls (assuming default settings) deny all incoming traffic that has no prior corresponding outgoing traffic. Based on Reversing an ssh connection and SSH Tunneling Made Easy, reverse SSH tunneling can be used to get around pesky firewall restrictions. I would like to execute shell commands …

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Changing linux distro remotely while preserving data

Changing linux distro remotely while preserving data I have a headless Fedora 15 (without GUI) box. With the following partition structure: $ df -T -h Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on rootfs rootfs 49G 2.8G 46G 6% / udev devtmpfs 1.7G 4.0K 1.7G 1% /dev tmpfs tmpfs 1.7G 0 1.7G 0% /dev/shm tmpfs …

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perform remote sqlite command

perform remote sqlite command If this should be moved to the DBA exchange, I apologize. Feels more like linux than DB to me, so here goes: I’ve got some machines that run scheduled cron jobs every night and email me the output. I do not want emails for things like this. In general I think …

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Linux Bulk/Remote Administration

Linux Bulk/Remote Administration Beside our internal IT infrastructure, we’ve got around 500 Linux machines hosting our services for the on-line world. They are grouped in a bunch of clusters like Database A-n, Product A-n, NFS, Backoffice and so on. Furthermore, they are administered by an external provider, according to our specifications and requirements. However, we …

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"supervisory" software for school rooms

"supervisory" software for school rooms In a schoolroom there are 15 machines + 1 the teacher’s PC. All have ex.: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Are there any softwares that can be used on the teachers machine that can “audit” the students 15 PC? Things needed: – teacher must see the students “display” from his PC. – …

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How to setup linux server for headless use?

How to setup linux server for headless use? Consider a headless server like this: A typical x86 box at a remote location, which you can remotely initialize with a stock – say – Ubuntu image. After it is initialized you only can login via ssh – or remotely reset it, i.e. you can’t access the …

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how do I wipe a server that I don't have physical access to?

how do I wipe a server that I don't have physical access to? I have a Godaddy dedicated server that I would like to cancel. Before I do that I’d like to do a clean format on the server to make sure that the next person who gets the server isn’t able to undelete anything …

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Can I still use a GUI on a headless laptop (used for storage)?

Can I still use a GUI on a headless laptop (used for storage)? My current laptop is falling apart, specifically the screen hinges. Once (or ideally before) they break, I’d like to run the machine as a storage device. I strongly prefer using GUIs over CLI. Any recommendations on a distro/useful tools to install before …

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Running continuous jobs remotely

Running continuous jobs remotely I’m new to Linux, and I’m probably asking a fairly basic question. How do I run a continuous program on Linux? Basically, I have a program that will continuously check for content on a website. This program will be executing for several days. I do not have administrative privileges on the …

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