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  1. [SOLVED] Re: SFTP connection from Windows (Filezilla) to Ubuntu.

    No way would anyone but you know to check the port. If the sftp-server process wasn't seeing any connection attempt, that would be a hint.

    Plain FTP is very different from sftp. Mixing those...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: What will be an easy way to format 4TB hard drive

    Always, always, partition a disk. ALWAYS!

    Backup any data you want to keep.

    Setup a GPT partition table. With 4TB, GPT is mandatory.

    Setup any partitions. The size of those partitions should...
  3. Thread: Partition guide

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    Re: Partition guide

    Every "cook" has a slightly different recipe.

    It depends on which hypervisor you plan to use where VMs might be stored. It also depends on you storage management choices at installation time...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: SFTP connection from Windows (Filezilla) to Ubuntu.

    I wouldn't assume that filezilla uses the same key or key format that putty uses.

    ssh-keys are per userid, per system, based on the client. The public key from 1 userid+1 system can be pushed...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: How to change the "HOME" dir to another disk

    NEVER delete files that are part of packages without using the package manager remove or purge function.
    Old kernels from a prior release left over by upgrades can be manually removed using the...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Linux/Unix commands for seraching database

    updatedb is for locate. Nothing else. Locate only looks at filenames. Nothing else and it only lets the user see filenames that userid is allowed to see.

    recoll needs to be run first, configured,...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: SFTP connection from Windows (Filezilla) to Ubuntu.

    You do not need vsftpd. Plain FTP has absolutely ZERO, nothing, nada, to do with sftp.

    If ssh works from the client to the server, then sftp should work too. If it doesn't, it is definitely a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can Ubuntu be a Drop-in-Replacement?

    I've swapped drives multiple times in multiple different machines. In general, it works, but ...
    * NICs might not work due to the new system having an odd NIC; MAC changes cause udev to work...
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    Re: I don't understant this alert

    My mistake. /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ is the directory. I use tab-completion for stuff like this so I don't have to remember exact details, just enough to discover the correct answer while typing.
    ...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Linux/Unix commands for seraching database

    You can load a search tool, like recoll, point the index engine at the directories you want indexed then use the GUI search to ... er ... search.

    For filenames, I use locate -i.
    For stuff inside...
  11. Thread: Rdiff-backup

    by TheFu
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    Re: Rdiff-backup

    New maintenance people are great!

    Hopefully, they will implement the sparse file support patch ASAP!
  12. Re: Question about old school security solution to safeguard accounts with money

    There are many flaws in the plans above.
    Never use a phone/tablet for financial accounts. Once you've installed any 3rd party packages, assume the phone is pwn'd by the bad guys.
    Never use a phone...
  13. Thread: ssh server help

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    Re: ssh server help

    You cannot using any ssh/scp/sftp method.

    Which protocols does the ISP not block? Will a UDP-based VPN work?
    You can try a few of these:
    * openvpn
    * wireguard
    * HTTPS (which is fine for...
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    Re: I don't understant this alert

    Amazon changed their DRM for music which broke all my Linux access last month sometime. I don't use it much, so it isn't the end of the world. Also, have a cheap Fire 8 tablet, so the amazon music...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Server + Ruby on Rails - Chromebook vs Raspberry Pi 4 ???

    Please use the "thread tools" button near the top to mark this thread as "SOLVED".
    Doing that helps others both looking for answers and trying to help others find answers. Good for the community so...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: How to change the "HOME" dir to another disk

    I think the "HOME" move already happened, but old packages and a swapfile are eating into the / partition. /boot/ is nearly full, so older kernels need to be removed too:

    sudo apt autoremove...
  17. Re: “Install alongside Windows 10” gone from Ubuntu 18.04 Installer

    If you plug in the ethernet, then you can use boot-repair to post the information we need to actually provide valid advice. Up to this point, it has been educated guessing.
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    Re: a couple of questions about wifi.

    I use airplane mode all-the-time with phones and tablets. It is a quick way to avoid city RF tracking poles claiming to be used as "Smart Cities" without having to use a Faraday pouch....
  19. Re: “Install alongside Windows 10” gone from Ubuntu 18.04 Installer

    Can you plug in an ethernet cable?
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    [SOLVED] Re: upload but not delete permission

    Really, using ACLs shouldn't be needed for 99.99999% of all permissions. The normal chmod method is sufficient with a little pre-thought. I've been a Unix admin 25 yrs and used ACLs 2 times in all...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: How to change the "HOME" dir to another disk

    BTW, the first post says you want to use sda4, but there isn't any sda4. What's up with that?
  22. [ubuntu] Re: How to change the "HOME" dir to another disk

    So, it seems we have a failure to communicate, perhaps. A HOME directory is a specific thing for each username/login. It is not system-wide.
    echo $HOME
    will show the HOME for the current...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: How to change the "HOME" dir to another disk

    We need some facts to help.

    What facts?

    What partitions are mounted?
    Where are those partitions mounted?
    Did the previous partition/directory with the HOME directories get moved to the...
  24. Re: “Install alongside Windows 10” gone from Ubuntu 18.04 Installer

    Can't tell the real issue from the description. We need some facts. The best way to provide that is by booting from any Ubuntu desktop ISO (flash drive), installing boot-repair into that live/try...
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    Re: MPI SSH without password?

    For each client machine and userid, you must make an ssh-key. The command to do that is:

    ssh-keygen -t ed25519

    For each client-side userid -to- remote server, you need to push the public...
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