A collection of system administration hints and tips, tricks and articles for the Linux operating system in all its variants.

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client_loop: send disconnect: Broken pipe

Whilst its an annoyance, this message is harmless. Here we show three examples of how you can overcome this issue.

Setting up an SSHD failover daemon in Ubuntu

A simple article on how to create a failover SSH server on a Ubuntu system, allowing you to connect on an alternative port of the original SSHD fails

A simple vagrant Cheat Sheet

Vagrant is a tool for building and managing virtual machine environments in a single workflow. With an easy-to-use workflow and focus on automation.

Clearing Linux memory cache and swap

Every Linux system has three options when clearing cache without interrupting any processes or application services.

Clearing GPG BADSIG errors during update

During a test build of Ubuntu 15.10 I suddenly received the following error when refreshing the packages from the repository.

Mounting an Mac OS X install DVD in Ubuntu 14.04

This document describes how to use a Linux computer to extract the BaseSystem.dmg image file from an Mac OS X (10.7+) installation DVD

Mounting DFS on Oracle Linux

A short article on how to mount a DFS (distributed file system) on an Oracle Linux 5.11 system.