Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Firmware Upgrade

EdgeOS firmware can be downloaded from the Ubiquity download page. First we need to see the installed version. admin@ubnt:~$ show version Version: v1.2.0 Build ID: 4574253 Build on: 06/26/13 12:48 Copyright: 2012-2013 Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. HW model: EdgeRouter Lite 3-Port HW S/N: ————- Uptime: 14:53:51 up 4:00, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.02, 0.00 I […]

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Download Test Files

While this isn’t a definitive test of available bandwidth it should help you form an idea of what an Internet link throughput is. wget -O /dev/null avoids skewed results caused by disk performance limitations. CacheFly Location: CDN wget -O /dev/null http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test SoftLayer Location: USA and Amsterdam wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com/downloads/test100.zip wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.sea01.softlayer.com/downloads/test100.zip wget […]

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Automatically Mount A USB Drive In Ubuntu Server

USB drives can be easily and automatically mounted on Ubuntu Server with the help of USBmount which is available from the Ubuntu and Debian repositories. Fortunately, USBmount requires little configuration in order to work. The following was tested in Debian 7 Wheezy and Ubuntu 13.04. Installation and Configuration Make sure you run apt-get update/upgrade before […]

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502 Bad Gateway – Nginx and PHP-FPM

Nginx 502 Bad Gateway cost me more time than the actual Ubuntu + PHP-FPM + MySQL installation I was working on. In my case the 502 Bad Gateway error on my installation was the result of a parameter mismatch between /etc/ningx/sites-available/default and /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/www.conf. In order to solve the 502 Bad Gateway problem edit the Nginx […]

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Increase Console Resolution In Ubuntu

Higher resolution means more text in the same window this especially applies to the console. The following was tested in Debian 7 Wheezy and Ubuntu 13.04. With Grub 2 with can easily increase the resolution by making a few changes. Console Resolution Open and edit the grub file. nano /etc/default/grub Search for the following line […]

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Passwd: Authentication token manipulation error – Ubuntu

You probably encountered this error while trying to reset the password on a Ubuntu system. root@u13-04:~# passwd nyuser Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error passwd: password unchanged This is the result of trying to work on a file system while mounted as read-only. The solution is a simple […]

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