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vnStat – a brilliant open source console-based network traffic monitor for Linux

vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor for Linux and BSD that keeps a log of network traffic for the selected interface(s).
Features:
Quick and simple to install and get running.
Gathered statistics persists through system reboots.
Can monitor multiple interfaces at the same time.
Several output options.
Summary, 5 minute, hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, yearly, top days.
Optional png image output (using libgd).
Data retention duration is fully user configurable on the fly.
Months can be configured to follow billing period.
Light, minimal resource usage.
Same low cpu usage regardless of traffic.
Can be used without root permissions.
Online color configuration editor.
humdi.net/vnstat/

Hardware Probe Tool for Linux

This project really deserves a post, just came across with it and will definitively use it. The HW PROBE project aim to collect hardware details of Linux-powered computers over the world and help Linux users and developers to collaboratively debug hardware related issues.
github.com/linuxhw/hw-probe

There are other very useful tools on their main git repository, if you need to collect more specific hardware details, these tools will come very useful.
github.com/linuxhw

How to clear your DNS cache on OSX 10.10.4 or above

MacOS® 10.10.4 and above
To clear your DNS cache if you use MacOS X version 10.10.4 or above, perform the following steps:

Click Applications.
Click Utilities.
Click Terminal.
Run the following command:

Or on Microsoft Windows version 7, 8, 10 type the following command to the command prompt:

 

[PHP] How to return IP address of a host / domain

Here is a quick solution written in php that you can use to determine the current IP address of a given webhost/domain.

[Linux] Install WordPress on Ubuntu Server with add-on features as HTTPS support, SSL certificate and HTTP2 supports

Enable HTTPS supports:

Create a ssl-params.conf file and add the following definition below to it, then save it.

Next thing to do is create a backup of the original default-ssl.conf file.

Then modify it accordingly, we are deploying a wordpress site in this particular example we use the following adjustments.

Enable HTTP2 supports:

It is also recommended adding strong ciphers for Apache to increase SSL Security on the server.
Part of my Best Practices to deploy a secure webserver, virtual personal server or database serve is to add the recommended ciphers from Cipherli.st.

Install Oracle Java 12 on Ubuntu

You need to add the PPA. (Surce: “Linux Uprising” team)
Install:

For multiple java versions, install [or uninstall] oracle-java12-set-default package to set [or not] Java 12 as default.
Verify:

Remove it: … use the following command if you need to uninstall it:

Sourcetrail a cross-platform source explorer for C/C++ and Java*

Sourcetrail a cross-platform source explorer, great and powerful tool to have it.
I personally recommend it for any junior or senior developers. A cross-platform source explorer for C/C++ and Java* deserves a blog post to reach more developers as well as serious commercial customers.

Watch Sourcetrail on Youtube

* Free for non-commercial use

How to Install Google Authenticator on Ubuntu Server

Install Google Authenticator:

Install qrencode:

youtube-dl arguments

Best Audio Quality for mp3 (with –ffmpeg-location):

Best Audio/Video Quality for mp4 (with –ffmpeg-location):