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Linux Hack – SSH/SCP HOWTOs for More Secure/Faster Linux!

As a person who manages about 10 web servers on a daily basis (yes, that’s the overworked poor me), SSH/SCP has been invaluable in having me get things done faster while keeping things secure.

For those of you who don’t know, SSH is basically a secure shell for linux systems (my web servers run linux) so you can connect to it remotely and get things done.  Of course, you will need a dedicated server of some sort because most shared web hosting companies don’t allow for SSH connections.  (or V

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Linux Hack – How to Resume SCP Transfers after Interruption!

For those of you who need to “resume” SCP file transfers that have been interrupted, there’s an easy way to resume them using rsync command.

Use this:

alias scpresume="rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

For Ubuntu or Debian add sudo:

alias scpresume="sudo rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

This is great since you won’t have to restart your file transfers if you happened to be transferring files around 100GB.

Perks include understanding the same user@host:path syntax as scp as well as being able to resume a broken scp download (Note:

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iPhone DIY – How to Backup Your iPhone SMS and Contacts via SSH!

Here’s how to back up your iPhone SMS and contacts via SSH.  Of course, you will have to know how to SSH first.

How to save Contacts Database:

* SSH into the iPhone and go to /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook * you will find 2 files there. save them on your computer.

How to save Messages Database:

* SSH to your phone and go to /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS * Save sms.db on your computer

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iPhone HACK – Get the latest Jailbreak v.1.1.2 and hack your iPhone!

Check out this cool new Jailbreak v.1.1.2 for your iPhone. I am not sure what kind of features you get for installing this Jailbreak OS but does seem like a fun thing to do if you have couple iPhones laying around.

Conceited Software has just released an updated version of “TouchFree” GUI based to Jailbreak the latest iPhone firmware v1.1.2 and now works on Windows as well as both Mac (though Intel-based only).

However, the catch here is that for it to work you need to first run Okt

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