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Launch AIrVPN without password prompt in linux

AirVPN is a great VPN service that works on many platforms including linux. If you are using their client on linux, you may have found yourself annoyed having to enter your admin password each time you launch the client. There is a way to get around this in linux.

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Local mail on linux with sendmail

Chances are that you don't want to turn your personal laptop into a full blown mailserver, however it is very important to set up a local only mailserver in linux. This allows you to receive errors from failed cronjobs along with other processes, and also is handy for development ...

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Crashplan and encrypted home directories on linux

Crashplan loads through a Sys-V-Init script in /etc/init.d/crashplan configured by default to start on runlevels 2, 3, 4 and 5. This means Crashplan loads on boot before the user has logged in, and crucially with an encrypted home dir, before the dir has been unencrypted or mounted ...

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Linux, backup and duplicity: a random assortment of notes

Just some commands and things I I seem to use often do when backing up. It's a rather random collection of things, so don't expect a coherent blog post in this one, more of a scratchy notebook.

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Using glacier to lower the cost of backup of large folders

In the previous post, I talked about using duplicity and s3 as a remote backup solution. In that post, my backup rules excluded certain huge dirs, like ~/Pictures. It's not that I didn't want to back these up, but given their size (50GB), the fact they are pretty ...

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