Here’s Where Google Hid Chrome’s SSL Certificate Information

Tonight I wanted to know where a particular site had their SSL certificate issued. Upon clicking the green padlock in Chrome, I found that there were no certificate details to be found anywhere. After a good minute or two of not being able to find it, I did what any other reasonable person would do. […]

changing hostname in ubuntu

I cloned a virtual server and late realised they had the same hostname. No problem. change the hostname in /etc/hostname: sudo nano /etc/hostname change the hostname in /etc/hosts: this file will contain localhost and your old hostname. eg, 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 <new-host-name> edit this file to suit. Finally, change the hostname in the current session: […]

symbolic links in linux and Ubuntu

I always seem to have a tough time getting symbolic links right and often finding myself either Googling them or running test link after test link until I nail it. Normally I follow the mantra: command {something} {somewhere} such as: mount /dev/sda1 /media/mydrive /dev/sds1 being the “something” and the /media/mydrive being the somewhere But with […]

Adding additional IP Address to ethernet interface

Scenario: You have several devices within your network, you’ve changed the address range for the network but you’ve forgotten to change one in particular. It’s easier to log into the device than to physically attend to it (it may be headless, it may not be in your immediate vicinity, or you’re just to lazy to get out of your chair to do it.