Author: Philip Newman

How to change what server Debian uses to download packages. 0

How to change what server Debian uses to download packages.

One easy & automatic way to do this is with netselect-apt (apt-get install netselect-apt, then netselect-apt, both as root). This will find the fastest mirror and set it up for you. If you want a specific mirror...

Find a File by Name in UNIX, Solaris, or Linux 0

Find a File by Name in UNIX, Solaris, or Linux

Using the find command, one can locate a file by name. To find a file such as filename.txt anywhere on the system: find / -name filename.txt -print Recent operating system versions do not require...

Test the Apache Configuration File httpd.conf 0

Test the Apache Configuration File httpd.conf

After making changes to the Apache configuration file or any virtual host it’s good practice to test the config for errors before reloading the config. To test the Apache configuration file for errors, use...

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Kaikora still on shaky ground.

Lovely weather here in Kaikora today. I’m embedded with the 3Cssb in their catering team still cooking for the masses of support workers in the area.  The main roads into the town are still...

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Heavy snow falls in Waiouru.

There is nothing like a good snowfall in the winter.  It’s not something every Aucklander gets to see but as part of “Exercise Phoenix Shield”, soldiers from the newly formed 38 Combat Service Support Company...

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All Blacks Vs. Wales

Attending a game at Eden Park is always an experience.  The All Blacks vs. Wales game was happening right in front of me. You could tell most of the crowd were supporting the local...