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Ad-hoc wifi networking?????

Posted 10-21-2012 at 11:36 AM by davetesc

Each time I think I'm getting somewhere I try to do something new and realise how little I know!!!
Having found a cheap usb wifi dongle I thought it would be easy to connect my two laptops so I could just send files between the two without using a memory stick, guess again, obviously I'm missing the simplest of steps but plodding on. :-)
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Slacking with Slackware

Posted 12-01-2011 at 09:11 AM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 12-01-2011 at 09:14 AM by ofaring

Ok. I've used Debian for quite some time -- although I started with Slackware years back -- and it's been awhile since I attempted anything without a package manager!

I grabbed a copy of Slackware Disc 1 and installed a basic, console-only Slackware.

First snag...WiFi. I live in a busy neighbourhood full of students eager to grab "free" internet off a WEP-encrypted wireless router, so WPA is a must. Well, /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf didn't seem very happy to play...
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Server latency

Posted 10-27-2011 at 09:26 AM by sag47

I wanted a quick and dirty way to determine server latency on my Kubuntu machine. This just parses simple output from ping and provides only the time values.

for x in;do echo -n "[$x]: "; ping -c 1 $x | head -n 2 | tail -n 1 | awk '{split($8,arr,"=")} END{print arr[2],$9}';done
[]: 0.576 ms
[]: 6.23 ms
You can put as many servers or IPs as you want in the for loop to get a comparison....
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Network usage on a single device and log diving

Posted 09-27-2011 at 03:57 PM by sag47
Updated 09-29-2011 at 09:30 AM by sag47
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I wanted to know the received network usage on a device in kB so this one liner was produced for the desired result.
while true; do y=`ifconfig eth0 | grep RX\ bytes| sed -e 's/.*bytes\://' -e 's/\ .*//'`; sleep 1; x=`ifconfig eth0 | grep RX\ bytes| sed -e 's/.*bytes\://' -e 's/\ .*//'`; echo $(((x-y)/1024)); done
Press Ctrl+C to stop analyzing the network traffic on that device.

Here's another one liner of me looking through multiple log locations.
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Logon to Multiple Samba Servers

Posted 06-23-2011 at 04:41 AM by barani_pd

I have three Linux Servers running Samba shares in them. All are meant for different purpose. For administrative purpose and running some utilities in these servers\shares from Windows XP system, we use "net use Drive: \\ServerName\ShareName" command to map the share as a drive. During the process for each server we are to enter username and password. Is there a way by which I use my windows username and password for the logon.

Note: The Samba username and password are similar...
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