How to configure mpd and ncmpcpp on Linux

Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol. In order to interact with mpd, a client program is needed. Most commonly used client Applications being:

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Arch Linux Installation Cheatsheet With LUKS Encryption

Here is Arch Linux Installation Cheatsheet i made for my own reference. This Arch Linux Installation Cheatsheet uses UEFI and LVM on LUKS for the installation.

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Virsh Commands Cheatsheet to Manage KVM Guest Virtual Machines

This is a comprehensive virsh commands cheatsheet: Virsh is a management user interface for virsh guest domains. Virsh can be used to create, pause, restart, and shutdown domains. In addition, virsh can be used to list current domains available in your Virtualization hypervisor platform.


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Qemu-img cheatsheet for working with qemu-img

This is a brief qemu-img cheatsheet for working with qemu-img command on Linux and Unix systems supporting qemu. I made this qemu-img cheatsheet for my own reference and saw a need to share with you guys. Before working with qemu-img command to perform any disk operation, It’s good to first understand what qemu is and how it is used in Linux and Virtualization world.

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Getting started with Xen Virtualization On CentOS 7.x

Xen is an open-source baremetal hypervisor which allows you to run different operating systems in parallel on a single host machine. This type of hypervisor is normally referred to as type 1 hypervisor in Virtualization world.

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Managing KVM Network Interfaces With virsh, nmcli and brctl in Linux

There are many choices for network configurations in the KVM host. In this post, I’ll guide you through two main choices to configure KVM networking. We’ll consider internal networking and external networking for Guest operating systems running on KVM.

The two network configurations we’ll cover are:

  • Using a Linux bridge with NAT for KVM guests
  • Using a Linux bridge (without NAT) for KVM guests


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Understanding and Working With PAM Authentication in Linux

Linux Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) is a system of libraries that handle the authentication tasks for system users and applications. The library provides a stable API that privilege granting programs like su and login defer to perform standard authentication tasks. A Linux system administrator can use PAM modules to configure the way programs should authenticate users.

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How to import Mail accounts from one server to another using Imapsync

I provide Web hosting services using Ispconfig. For quite sometime, it was a real pain to migrate existing Cpanel customers to Ispconfig, especially when you’re required to import all users’ Mailboxes and data. I had to manually import Dovecot’s Mailbox folders between the two servers using.


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Getting Started With Secure HAProxy on Linux

Load Balancing is a common argot for Web Masters and System Administrators managing huge-traffic websites. Since HAProxy is the de-facto standard open-source load balancer suited for such use cases, it’s the first Load balancer you’ll give a thought when in need of one. From the official site, HAProxy is claimed to be powering some of the world’s most visited websites.

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RHEL and CentOS Kickstart Automated Installation on KVM With virt-install

Hello all. This is my first tutorial on KVM Virtualization prepared as a reference and to help you automate boring GUI-based installation questions. If you have a good hands-on knowledge of Linux and Virtualization, my bet is you have already worked with KVM and Kickstart.

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