Setting up VMware Server on Linux

Instructions on how to setup VMware server on linux and access it from a windows machine. Pre-Setup Download VMware server rpm for Linux from and register for a free serial number.  The current version is 1.0.3. Setup access to the server. See Installing Cygwin for Windows XP for instructions on how to setup access to the linux server. […]

Installing Java on Fedora Core 3 using JDK 1.4.2

Excellent Howto for setting up Tomcat5 from on RedHat Fedora Core3. But required JDK 1.4.2 to be used in place of 1.5 Downloaded  rpm -Uvh java-1.4.2-sun- Download the self extracting version j2dsk-1_4_2_07-linux-i586.bin from Moved it into /usr/src/redhat/SOURCE cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS rpmbuild -ba java-1.4.2-sun.spec Just need to install java and java-devel cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i586 rpm -Uvh […]

Setting up sshd for Public Key Authentication

To create key only authentication the users public key needs to be put on the server in their home directory under .ssh/authorizated_keys. Create the users private key on their workstation: # ssh-keygen -t rsa Send the private key to the server: # cat .ssh/ | ssh newmachine “cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys” Make sure the authorized_keys file […]