bash and konsole

So I’ve had lots of problems using a multi-tab xterminal, for the casual user I’m sure they’d not even notice them, or think I’m silly, but when you spend all day in a shell they become less so. History one of the big problems I’ve had is with history. see when you close a shell then it writes the history. well if you have 5 tabs open each with with a super long history they’ll write those histories out in the order they close in. Read more →

iptables browsing samba shares

NOTE: this assumes that you’ve read my previous post on basic iptables setup on the desktop So I just spent the longest time trying to determine what ports I needed to browse and use samba shares. The sad answer is it’s just one. iptables -A INPUT -p udp –sport 137 -j ACCEPT the catch with all the information I found with google was that most of it was for samba servers. Read more →

iptables for the average desktop user

The Best guide for learning the basics of iptables is here Linux 2.4 Stateful firewall design for the most part it continues to apply to the 2.6 kernel. The only things that won’t apply to your linux system will be: emerge if you aren’t on gentoo, and the kernel options which have changed since 2.4 and even a couple of times during 2.6. I’m not going to cover those here. If you need help building your kernel or installing iptables I suggest that you consult with either the iptables home page or even better your distribution. Read more →