Raspberry Pi: Install and configure No-IP on Raspberry Pi

No-IP enables you to address your Raspberry Pi publicly by hostname rather than IP address. For example, when accessing your machine via SSH from outside your LAN, it’s difficult to remember your public IP. So intead No-IP allows you to create your own easy to remember domain, and assign it to your IP address. This is heavily documented elsewhere on the web. You can check out the official guide here by No-IP themselves, but this includes a neater startup …

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How to extend NTFS partition using Linux command line

This post will be dedicated to detailing how I managed to enlarge my NTFS partition on one of my hard disks, without losing any data! All from the Linux command line without using GParted, or any other live boot utility – namely using fdisk and ntfsresize. Note that the disk I’ll be expanding will not be my primary booting device. If you wish to expand your primary drive then you must use a live boot utility. 1. …

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Raspberry Pi: network file sharing with samba

This post will demonstrate how you can share files from your RPi, to all your Windows machines that are within your LAN. Start off by updating your repositories and currently installed packages: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Then progress to install samba, along with samba-common-bin. samba-common-bin will provide you with the testparm utility, that checks your smb.conf file for errors in used syntaxes. This may take a while… sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin …

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Raspberry Pi: Configure static IP address and enable local remote access via SSH

It’s worth noting for this tut that you’ll notice I’m configuring my static IP via Putty, which obviously means I’ve previously configured my static IP. I’m just going through the process again but from my Desktop, as screenshots are far easier to manage from here. Configuring a static IP First off, boot up your Raspberry Pi and connect it to your LAN via Ethernet. Type the below command; this will produce your RPi’s network adapter’s …

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Raspberry Pi: Publicly accessible file server

Want to make your Raspberry Pi a home file server to centrally store all your media files? And you want to make it publicly accessible? Read on. Want to make your Raspberry Pi a web dev server instead? Click here. I’m open to suggestions or alterations for this post as I appreciate there may be some flaws in my set up, so feel free to share your thoughts. Cloud storage vs. Home storage You can’t beat …

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Linux & UNIX /etc/passwd file structure

As a part of one my group tasks in university, we decided to fully understand the Linux passwd file in order to complete our objectives. Whilst researching, I discovered there was more than one password file (read on); it was difficult to distinguish the purpose and difference between the two without having many tabs open. So I created a small document in more-or-less bullet point form, which can hopefully become a useful reference for someone …

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