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A Raspberry Pi dashcam with two cameras and a GPS

28/09/2015 Comments off

Information on how to set up a Raspberry Pi as a two cameras dashcam with GPS.

General information about the Raspberry Pi dashcam

  What was used and how it’s connected up.

  Installing Arch Linux or Raspbian, resize the SD card, camera configurations etc.

How to wire up the button, LEDs and GPS using the Pi’s GPIO pins
A simple button for shutdown / reboots, status LEDs and an easy to connect GPS.

The built-in version

  I decided to try and hide things away and make it automated.
  Current status. What next?

Here are a couple of videos of the dashcam in action…

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How To Mount Remote Directory With SSHFS on a Linux

24/09/2015 Comments off

Source: nixCraft

How can I mount remote directory with ssh on a Linux bases system? How do I use SSHFS to mount remote file systems over SSH on a Ubuntu or Debian/RHEL/CentOS/Arch Linux system?

SSH is a secure protocol and you can use it to mount a directory on a remote server or local laptop with the help of the SSHF service. With SSHFS you can mount remote server file system to your local

More on SSHFS

sshfs is a filesystem based on the SSH file transfer protocol. It is used on a client system i.e. you need to install sshfs package on your local computer/laptop powered by CentOS/RHEL/Ubuntu/Debian/Arch Linux. No need to install anything on server ( You only need an openssh server installed on server side. Our sample setup:


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Debian Linux apt-get package management cheat sheet

24/09/2015 Comments off

Source: nixCraft

Both Debian and Ubuntu Linux provides a number of package management tools. This article summaries package management command along with it usage and examples for you.

  • apt-get : APT is acronym for Advanced Package Tool. It supports installing packages over internet using ftp or http protocols. You can also upgrade all packages in a single operations, which makes it even more attractive.
  • dpkg : Debian packaging tool which can be use to install, query, uninstall packages.

Gui tools: You can also try GUI based or high level interface to the Debian GNU/Linux package system. Following list summaries them:

  • aptitude: It is a text-based interface to the Debian GNU/Linux package system.
  • synaptic: GUI front end for APT

Red hat Linux package names generally end in .rpm, similarly Debian package names end in .deb, for example:



  1. apache : Package name
  2. 1.3.31-6 : Version number
  3. i386 : Hardware Platform on which this package will run (i386 == intel x86 based system)
  4. .deb : Extension that suggest it is a Debian package

Remember, whenever I refer .deb file it signifies complete file name, and whenever I refer package name it must be first part of .deb file. For example, when I refer to a package sudo it means sudo only and not the .deb file i.e. sudo_1.6.7p5-2_i386.deb. You can find out debian package name with the following command:

apt-cache search {package-name}
apt-cache search apache

Finally, most of the actions listed in this post are written with the assumption that they will be executed by the root user running the bash or any other modern shell. Lire la suite…

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Debian/Ubuntu Linux: Restrict an SSH user session to a specific directory by setting chrooted jail

24/09/2015 Comments off

Source: nixCraft

I setup a web-server. I need to grant a user ssh access but I do not trust users. How can I limit user session to a specific directory such as /home/httpd/$USERNAME? How do I set up a ssh chroort jail on a Linux operating systems?

You can interactive shell with special root directory on a Linux or Unix-like systems. You can set the pathname (such as /home/httpd/foo) of a directory to chroot to after authentication. All components of the pathname must be root owned directories that are not writable by any other user or group. After the chroot, sshd changes the working directory to the user’s home directory.

Say hello to ChrootDirectory directive

From the sshd_config man page:

The ChrootDirectory must contain the necessary files and directo ries to support the user’s session. For an interactive session this requires at least a shell, typically sh(1), and basic /dev nodes such as null(4), zero(4), stdin(4), stdout(4), stderr(4), arandom(4) and tty(4) devices. For file transfer sessions using « sftp », no additional configuration of the environment is necessary if the in-process sftp server is used, though sessions which use logging do require /dev/log inside the chroot directory.

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Monitoring Your Network And Servers With Observium

24/09/2015 Comments off



You have a problem while monitoring your servers, switches or physical machines. Observium fits your need. As a free monitoring system, it helps you to monitor your servers remotely. It is an auto-discovering SNMP based network monitoring platform written in PHP which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, NetApp and many other. I will give you the steps to follow while setting up an Observium server on Ubuntu 12.04.


Currently there are two different versions of observium.
  • The observium Community is a free tool and licensed under the QPL Open Source license. This version is the best solution for small deployments. It gets security updates each 6 months.
  • While the second version, the Observium Professional is distributed under SVN based release mechanism. And it gets daily security updates. This tool is the best for Service Provider and enterprises deployments.

For more information you can visit the offcial website of Observium.

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