Checkinstall is a utility to automatically build RPM/Debian or Slackware packages from tarballs. This makes it possible to do a "clean" installation and de-installation of almost any tarball.

Customize motd & issue

This very short article, written for the category "LF-Tips", treats the customization of the two ASCII files motd and issue.


This article presents the network traffic analyzer "darkstat" and gives an overview concerning installation, start and usage of this program.

vsftpd - An introduction to the Very Secure FTP Daemon

This article gives a basic introduction to the "Very Secure FTP Daemon". I'm beginning with a general description of FTP and vsftpd. After that we will have a look at the installation, configuration and start options of the vsftp daemon. I am closing with a short functions test.

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