Monthly Archives: May 2015

OpenVPN Server on Ubuntu 14.04

This tutorial will be installing an OpenVPN Server on Ubuntu 14.04 using routing and giving the external client full access to your LAN.

Installing an OpenVPN Server on Ubuntu 14.04 is not that difficult when you have already gained the necessary skills and knowledge for, IP addresses, netmasks, subnets, DNS names, IP routing, routers, network interfaces, LANs, gateways, and firewall rules.

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Changing the SWAP file Swapiness on Ubuntu 14.04

I have been asked several times about reducing the “swapiness” on a Linux machine to make the machine more responsive. So here is a post on how to do that. Remember just because you can does not make it a good thing to do.

If the machine has 8GB or more RAM turn down the swapiness. That is, if you do not want the system using swap until only 10-15% of RAM is left unused. Then this is the post for you.

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Setting up NTP on Ubuntu 14.04

This is a really quick post, as most Linux (or M$ Windows) installations will use/need an NTP server to keep the time in sync with other machines on the LAN.

Update and Install

As always, start with an up to date install. Installing the software is just two packages the server, ntp, and some utilities, ntpdate.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install ntp ntpdate

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