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  • Error Message: Unit -.mount is masked. - Received the following error message when attempting to restart a network service recently.  I do not have a technical explanation for what this means, however, i believe it may be attributed to using a proxy port forwarded - or possibly… ...
  • SSHFS – Too Many Levels of Symbolic Links - I've found using SSHFS for network mounts to be quite convenient.  Mainly between remote servers and other machines that connect to my host via AutoSSH.  This works relatively well - it seems to maintain a persistent connection when mounted from… ...
  • Organized TMP / Temporary Directories on Windows Servers and Clients Using Group Policy *Updated - Windows in general does a fairly poor job of maintaining temporary files between users and scatters a lot of this clutter among many directories.  In order to bring some perspective logic to all of this, I like to typically place… ...
  • Reverse SSH Tunneling Between Two Linux Hosts - Reverse SSH tunneling allows you to access a host by traversing a firewall / nat router by creating an outbound session from the obfuscated machine.   SSH is a very useful and powerful tool when comes time to access a remote… ...
  • IBM TM1 vs Oracle Hyperion - IBM TM1 Contrasted with Oracle Hyperion Planning We will refer to IBM Business Analytics (BI) as TM1 for this article - personal preference.  Honestly, TM1 is a flawed product, difficult (and expensive) to develop for, buggy - a total snowflake. … ...
  • Neofetch for Windows - First Let's install scoop - it's similar to Chocolately, but has more in common with a package manager as it is able to resolve dependencies, rather than just running installers and some rudimentary versioning.  Run the following from a non-administrative… ...
  • Enable IP Forwarding / Routing on Ubuntu 18.04+ - Enabling routing via iptables is slightly different on Ubuntu than Centos / RHEL.  That is explained here in depth using firewalld.  On Ubuntu the same can be accomplished but with iptables, a more traditional routing configuration.  Secondly, we will create… ...
  • Disabling Ubuntu Suspend / Power Management Features from the Command Line - In some configurations, Ubuntu power conservation options are enabled by default.  For server machines this is something that can make the machine unavailable and is generally unsuitable for a server machine.  In a headless (non-GUI) server, these functions can be… ...

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