Remote Desktop with SSH Tunneling

One of my client’s requirement is to have a Ubuntu server with a Desktop Environment. Once in a while, he will call me up to look at some problem he is having with one of his GUI based application. It’s not always possible for me to physically be there to see what the problem is, […]

Quick Tip: How to change nginx server header using varnish

This is how my custom server header looks like (Server:R2D2) – curl -I www.slashgeek.net HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Last-Modified: Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT Expires: Sun, 12 May 2013 02:55:30 GMT Pragma: public Cache-Control: max-age=3600, public, must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate Etag: c39b09b955e4bb5b69b56bce7e36ce7e X-Powered-By: W3 Total Cache/0.9.2.9 Vary: Accept-Encoding Server: R2D2 Date: Sun, 12 May 2013 […]

Everything You Need To Know About Low End Box

During my freelance sysadmin days, my biggest annoyance was clients renting really high-end dedicated servers for sites that were serving a measly few thousand users a month. To call these servers an overkill would be an understatement. My first instinct was to try to explain to my clients how much of a waste of resource […]

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