SSHFS automount at boot with fstab on Ubuntu 14.04

I was able to make sshfs mount via fstab with Ubuntu 14.04 by doing using the following syntax as a standard user (note anything in CAPS is a variable for you to fill in): USER@HOST:/REMOTE_DIR /LOCAL_DIR fuse.sshfs delay_connect,_netdev,user,idmap=user,transform_symlinks,identityfile=/home/USERNAME/.ssh/id_rsa,allow_other,default_permissions,uid=USER_ID,gid=USER_GID 0 0 This is a combination of the information found here and adding the **delay_connect** from here I used this tutorial to get my USER_ID and USER_GID: To find a user’s UID or GID in Unix, use the id command. To find a specific Continue reading →

Byte Level Data Replication to Remote Server

The following was suggested from “Re: Byte Level Replication under Linux Update: After quite a bit of research and product trials I came down to a few solutions. One of which was not actually replicating the data on our RHEL server but just doing normal byte level replication inside the Windows hosts that we run under VMware on the RHEL box. That proved to be costly as software like DoubleTake isn’t cheap. We would also need a pair of licenses for every Windows host Continue reading →

How-to: Secure your Traffic using an SSH Tunnel with PuTTY

Here is the quick and simple way to encrypt and protect what you are sending and receiving over the network whether you are at home or at a wifi hotspot. This is a simple proxy over an SSH connection. You will need the following to do this (works for any platform): PuTTY for your platform A server that supports SSH (either set up at home or your web host) That’s it! First set up PuTTY to connect to your SSH server but also set the Continue reading →