How to Turn off Firewall in Windows 10

Disable Windows Firewall

A firewall is used to keep unauthorized users from accessing files and resources on your computer. Unfortunately, the Windows firewall is not perfect and can cause harm to your computer. There is better firewall software available for windows, so you might want to turn it off and use some other software. Below are the steps to ... Read more

All-In-One-Gestures Plugin for Firefox

The All-In-One-Gestures plugin for Firefox is a plugin that enables you to accomplish nearly every task you want to in Firefox with the help of drawing lines on the screen. Use All in One Gestures in Firefox You just need to assign the directions for the common task in the preferences and start drawing: By ... Read more

How to speed up logins in pure-ftpd on Debian or Ubuntu Linux by disabling name resolution

PureFTPD DontResolve

If you experience problems with slow logins in pure-ftpd, this is often caused by a problem with the resolving of the client's hostname. This happens e.g. when you run an FTP server in your intranet and the hostname of the client computer does not exist in DNS. Disable PureFTPD name resolver To disable name resolving ... Read more

Get detailed information about server hardware and partitions on Ubuntu

Get Hardware info on Ubuntu

This short tutorial shows you 5 commands to get details about the system hardware of your PC, Notebook, or Server on Ubuntu and Debian. CPU details on Linux To get detailed information on the CPU, use this command: cat /proc/cpuinfo The output will look similar to this: cat /proc/cpuinfo processor       : 0 vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD ... Read more

Configure fail2ban to use route instead of iptables to block connections

Fail2ban route command

Fail2ban uses iptables by default to block incoming connections when they exceed the max.  login retries. The iptables rules used by fail2ban might conflict with other firewall rules, so it might be necessary to reconfigure fail2ban to use the route command for blocking incoming connections. Fail2ban ban using route command To reconfigure fail2ban for using ... Read more

How to enable verbose logging in pure-ftpd on Debian and Ubuntu

PureFTPD Verbose Log

To turn on verbose logging (e.g. to debug FTP connection or authentication problems) in pure-ftpd FTP server on Debian and Ubuntu Linux. Enable debug log in pure-ftpd Execute the following command as root user in the shell to enable verbose logging: echo 'yes' > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/VerboseLog and then restart pure-ftpd, for init based systems: service pure-ftpd-mysql ... Read more

[Solved] Windows starts slower after defragmenting the hard disk

Windows Disk Defrag

If your Windows installation starts slower after you defragmented the hard disk, it might be necessary to run the defragmentation utility on the boot files too which were normally skipped when running the defrag utility. Windows Disk Defragmentation for boot files To defragment the boot files, click on "Start" > "Run..." and then enter the ... Read more