Quick Tip: Create GNS3 Launcher in Ubuntu Linux

After installing GNS3 or Graphical Network Simulator 3 in Ubuntu Linux, you can run it via the command “gns3” but it does not come with a default launcher or shortcut. To have a nice shortcut to place under your launcher bar or dock, here are the steps: 1. Go to /usr/share/applications folder tux@freelinux:~$ cd /usr/share/applications 2. Create a filename with extension “desktop” , e.g. gns3.desktop . Configure the following desktop entries as per below. The…

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Quick Tip: Install Spotify in Ubuntu or Debian Linux

Spotify is considered the king of digital music streaming service that offers millions of songs.  There are 4 steps to install Spotify client in Debian-based Linux. Tested in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Enjoy! 1.Add Spotify’s repository signing key to verify downloaded packages sudo apt-key adv –keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 –recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886 2. Add Spotify repository echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list 3. Check and update latest version sudo apt-get update 4. Install the Spotify client…

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Quick Tip: Installation of Sublime Text in Ubuntu Linux

Sublime Text is one of the best text or code editor that you can have in Linux as it supports different programming languages and markup languages. There’s a list of features that you can check from the Sublime Text official website, one of my favorites is the python-based plugin API and “Goto Anything” feature. The only downfall I find is Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased…

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Quick Tip: Installing GNS3 in Ubuntu (64-bit)

Installing a graphical network simulator GNS3 is quite easy for Ubuntu based distribution for 64-bit systems. Tested using Ubuntu 16.04. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gns3/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gns3-gui few packages will be installed aside from the gns3-gui , gns3-server qemu wireshark dynamips cpu-checker Type “gns3” in command line to launch the application. Enjoy! tux@freelinux:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gns3/ppa Swipe your finger across the fingerprint reader PPA for GNS3 and Supporting Packages. Please see http://www.gns3.com…

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Quick Tip: Install Fingerprint Scanner (FPrint) in Ubuntu 16.04 Linux

For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or greater, it would be simple as only required two steps to install Fingerprint Scanner. Tested using Lenovo Thinkpad X240 sudo apt install libpam-fprintd fprintd-enroll That’s it. You can now login or even use for sudo access using finger print Alternative: Fingerprint GUI tux@freelinux:~$ sudo apt install libpam-fprintd Reading package lists… Done. Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following NEW packages will be installed: libpam-fprintd 0 upgraded, 1 newly…

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copy and send (tee) packets from a mirrored interface using iptables and ebtables

Objective: to copy/send or tee packets coming from enp3s4f1 and send to a destination IP via the enp3s4f0 management/data port ServerA = enp3s4f1 (connected to a switch1 span port) (no IP address) enp3s4f0  (connected to switch2 as management/data port) (IP is 192.168.100.99) ServerB destination IP = 192.168.100.100  (same IP range) This is based on commer’s post in LQ below: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/how-to-route-forward-packets-in-promiscuous-mode-832698/ Configure  the bridge interface and bind enp3s4f1  into it. Disable Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) if necessary. Bring…

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Apple Mac Hosting Company MacStadium Buys Cloud Orchestration Software Company

MacStadium, a fast growing global provider of Apple Mac hosting, colocation, cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IAAS) solutions with currently around 20,000 dedicated servers hosted worldwide, has acquired specific assets of Atlanta-based software company, Virtual Command, including key personnel and intellectual property related to virtualization and cloud orchestration software. Through this acquisition, MacStadium would add deep industry expertise in platform development complementing the company’s core discipline centered around the deployment of scalable private clouds built on…

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Cloud Storage Provider @Zadara Announces $25M Investment Round for Global Expansion

Zadara, a cloud storage provider delivering its products via public clouds, managed service providers (MSPs), data centers, colocation partners, and on-premises in customers’ data centers, has signed a $25 million funding round led by IGP Capital with participation from existing investors. This brings the total equity raised by Zadara to over $60 million. Zadara plans to use the investment primarily to accelerate growth, including expanding its worldwide sales, dev-ops and engineering teams as well as…

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Object Storage Company Cloudian Raises $94 million in New Funding

Cloudian, an object storage company turning information into insight with their hyperscale data fabric – that lets users store, find and protect data across an organization and around the globe – has raised $94 million in a Series E funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $173 million. Cloudian will use this new investment to expand its worldwide sales and marketing efforts and increase its engineering team to meet rising demand for its “limitlessly-scalable” enterprise…

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#IBM Watson Partners With Tennis Players and Coaches To Enhance Game Strategy At 2018 US Open

In addition to delivering IBM Cloud public and private cloud solutions at the US Open such as the provisioning of real-time scores, highlights, and stories from the tournament as well as IBM’s weather data, IBM has announced that IBM Watson will now partner with tennis players and coaches to enhance their game strategy and better prepare for matches more efficiently. IBM is a partner of the US Open tournament for more than 25 years already.…

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