Category Archives: linux

Ubuntu – GRE Tunnel

Creating a tunnel on Ubuntu Edit /etc/network/interface file and add this code auto gre1 iface gre1 inet static address netmask pointopoint pre-up iptunnel add gre1 mode gre local remote ttl 255 up ifconfig gre1 multicast post-down iptunnel del gre1 You might also need to “modprobe ip_gre” in some cases before activating the tunnel.

Ubuntu – disable USB automount

Hate it when Ubuntu unnecessarily mounts USB drives when you are doing some R&D. Here’s a quick way to disable it. $ gconftool-2 –type bool –set /apps/nautilus/preferences/media_automount false You can also use gconf-editor to set it to false. Once done, just set it to true again to make it auto-mount.

Ubuntu – reset root password

If you forgot your root password or to login to Ubuntu (for recovery) without the root password, follow these simple steps: While the computer boots, press ‘Esc’ as soon as the Grub loads to go into the menu. Press ‘e’ to edit the boot menu Select the kernel line and again press ‘e’ remove the […]