Authentication Monitor for Debian and Ubuntu

What is Authentication Monitor?

If you have a Linux server running Debian or Ubuntu and want to be notified when certain users gain access to one or more of your critical services (e.g. “ssh/sshd” and “proftpd”), then Authentication Monitor might be just what you’re looking for.

Authentication Monitor runs silently in the background as a system service and monitors a user-defined list of services running on you server. Whenever a user successfully authenticates with one of these services from an unknown IP-address, you will receive an e-mail notifying you of the incident.

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iPhone Bluetooth Tethering in Ubuntu

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I’ve been using Ubuntu’s built in functions to access the Internet from my netbook via my iPhone for quite a while now, but I have never been completely satisfied with the reliability, when connecting/disconnecting to the iPhone.

I take the train to work just about every day, and usually I would have to do some tinkering with both my iPhone and my netbook, every time I wanted to connect to the Internet.

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Ubuntu freezing on Via EPIA 10000 M

ubuntu_logo.1edt085urikkokgoc0c880s8g.17ldmg3f9ou8088wk04c40sgo.thI recently tried installing the latest version of Ubuntu on my Via EPIA 10000 M board, to use it as a Media Center. But I experienced some strange behavior.

After about 30 to 60 minutes of use, my system completely locked up.
All I could do to get the system back up, was perform a hard reboot.

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