If your organisation has password aging policy set for your UNIX servers, there is a possibility that the root account may also get locked out due to the existence of an expiry date set in the /etc/shadow file. Once the root account is locked, all jobs (cron, etc) that require root privileges may start to fail. To unlock the root account on a SUN SPARC machine, you will need to:
The default command line ftp client in most UNIX distributions do not support recursive downloads, even though recursive downloads is a basic feature in most GUI based ftp clients. But if you do not have access to the X-Windows or GUI, there are alternative ways to achieve the same result from the command line.
Have you ever encountered the dreaded “Connection closed by foreign host” message when you were logged into a remote server via SSH and you were in the middle of some important task? You have most probably just lost your session and you will have to start your task all over again. Well, you can prevent this from happening by using the screen command available in most UNIX and Linux distributions.
Multi-core CPUs pack multiple processors into a single chip thus allowing multiple threads to run at once. Most of the time, this is a good thing. But at times, for example, when you need to run some legacy applications that are not compatible with multi-core processing, you may be required to disable the cores.
An ISO image is a disk image file of an optical disc. The format of the disc is defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
ISO 9660 is the most commonly used optical disc file system. An ISO image can also contain UDF file system which is backwards compatible with ISO 9660.
Ubuntu Linux distribution, by default, disables the root account. To run a command with root privileges, sudo has to be used before the command.
When the disk partition is filling up quickly, it’s quite an hassle for the system administrator to find out the location of the files taking up the most space.
On a typical Fedora installation, you are asked for a root password and you will given an option to create accounts for normal users.
On the other hand, Ubuntu only allows account creation for normal users, root logins are disabled by default.