Permitting SFTP file access while denying shell login

When you google on how to configure remote file access on linux most tutorials and how-tos will guide you towards ftp (file transer protocol) which has existed for ages and is well supported across all devices from mobile to desktop. However using FTP in these day and age without securing it using SSL is kind […]

LibreOffice 4.0.3 on Debian 7 Wheezy

Debian Wheezy ships with Libreoffice 3.5.4 out of the box. However the newest version 4.0.3 offers numerous improvements over the previous version such as improved start up time etc. Fortunately wheezy backports offer a way to install version 4.0.3 without “upgrading” your installation from stable to testing or even unstable. Add the backports repository on […]

Compile 3.9 Kernel on Debian 7 Wheezy for Lenovo X230

Reason for compiling your own kernel Debian Wheezy out of the box installs the Linux 3.2 kernel which was released back in January 2012. The 3.2 kernel is marked as longterm by the kernel team and will be supported until 2016. That’s probably the reason why Debian chose to release Wheezy with the 3.2 Kernel. […]