Turn off Memcached UDP listening in Ubuntu 16.04 to prevent Memcrashed

Submitted by quang on Thu, 03/01/2018 - 09:50

This website is running out of the box with Ubuntu 16.04 and Memcached on. Today, I receive an email which tells me that "a lot about amplification attacks happening on the internet". I don't want to have any harmful thing destroy my VPS, so, I check my Memcached configuration and turn off UDP.

Why should Memcached with UDP port be disabled?

Snap, snaps, snappy, snapd, snapcraft don't make me cry

Submitted by quang on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:28

Recently, I am surprised at a concept which sounds "snap". Unintentional, I visited a website and installed a code editor called Atom. It is easier than downloading *.deb file and type some commands...

Snap, snaps, snappy, snapd, snapcraft will make you confused. But, they all are one method/ tool to package a (or a bundle of) software in Linux family OS. In the past, many software packages methods  as RPMs, DEBs, file .run, file .sh, and zip packages,... Novices will be stuck in a jungle and give up trying Linux before they could recognize it is a beautiful world.

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Install Disqus module for Drupal 8

Submitted by quang on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:17

Sometimes, you want chit-chat with your readers. Drupal 8 has comment feature but I think it is very simple, not good for real world. So, I have just installed a module for commenting, it named Disqus.

Step by step

1. Register an account at disqus.com

2. Login into Admin Dashboard of your Drupal, and go to admin/modules/install

3. Paste https://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/disqus-8.x-1.0-rc3.tar.gz into Install from a URL text box and click Install button.

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Comming back after more than a year off

Submitted by quang on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:45

Hello Everybody,

Rerouting has been returned. The website disappeared, the domain expired. I cannot control anything because of some changes in my life. I left Saigon to return my hometown - Nha Trang City. Many busy things made me AFK (sounds like I am a genuine hacker) from the day. I am a shopkeeper with a very small shop in a Vietnamese traditional market.

Today, I want to say that "Website rerouting.org is returning". 

I will post some articles when I have some spare time. Playing with a computer makes me happy.

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Upload to Dropbox from command line

Sometimes you need/ want to make backups of your files to cloud. How to do this if you are on a server without web GUI browser and you cannot install GUI client?

I was in this situation. Some Google queries helped me. I write it here:

(I use Ubuntu Server 12.04, so you may change the command if you use another Linux distro)

- Download dropbox_uploader.sh at https://github.com/andreafabrizi/Dropbox-Uploader/ or use attached file below this post.
(You should: wget https://raw.github.com/andreafabrizi/Dropbox-Uploader/master/dropbox_up… )

PHP 5.4 Built In Webserver

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As of PHP 5.4.0, the CLI SAPI provides a built-in web server.

Free Antivirus from Comodo

This is a very good antivirus software. It's a must have application for your digital life. Support: Windows with all versions Why I should use Commodo Antivirus? - Provides on-access protection from viruses and other malware - Virus definitions are regularly updated, in the background - Includes a "Game Mode" (silent detection) - 64-bit versions are also available Image removed. Download: https://antivirus.comodo.com/download-free-antivirus.php

Lantern - reliable shield for defeating censorship

Sometimes, you want to live in privacy even in the Internet. Lantern will be solution for you.

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