Category Archives: Debian Linux

Kubuntu 9.04 – Jaunty Jackalope Joy!

Kubuntu 9.04 – Jaunty Jackalope Joy!

I have been using the latest release of Kubuntu on my Sony VAIO VGN-NR110E and I am impressed with the advancements the Linux community has made. When I first got into Linux and the open source movement, KDE and Gnome were fun to tinker with, but they were not usable for daily tasks and were hard to set up. Of course, this was in the days before broadband was widespread and winmodems were the standard. Linux was definitely not ready for the desktop. Read the rest of this entry

OpenVZ Container Weekly Bash Backup Script: VZDUMP

OpenVZ Container Weekly Bash Backup Script: VZDUMP

This is a handy backup script that will once a week perform a vzdump operation on your HN, thus dumping an imaged copy of all of your virtual machines, then uploading them all to the FTP server of your choice using ncftpput.
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Bonding/Bridging NIC/Network Adapter with Debian Etch

Bonding/Bridging NIC/Network Adapter with Debian Etch

Run: apt-get install ifenslave

Then edit /etc/modprobe.d/arch/i386:

alias bond0 bonding
options bonding mode=2 miimon=100 downdelay=200 updelay=200

Then edit the file /etc/network/interfaces and insert something like the following (as a replacement for the configuration of eth0 that you might currently be using). Note that XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX must be replaced by the hardware address of one of the interfaces that are being bonded or by a locally administered address.

Edit /etc/network/interfaces:

auto bond0
iface bond0 inet static
pre-up modprobe bond0
hwaddress ether 00:02:55:E1:36:32
address 10.0.0.199
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 10.0.0.1
slaves eth0 eth1

The special file /proc/net/bonding/bond0 can be used to view the current configuration of the bond0 device.

/etc/init.d/networking restart