How to reset Cisco 2960 switch password without losing your configuration

To reset your Cisco 2960 password, connect your console cable to the switch and open up your terminal emulator software, you can use minicom if you are using Linux. Please visit this link on how to install and configure minicom using in Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS and this link if you are using Debian/Ubuntu.

How to install minicom in Fedora 20 to configure Cisco switches and routers through the console port

This tutorial will also work on CentOS and other Red Hat-based distro, if you are looking for Debian or Ubuntu based tutorial, you can find it here.

To configure a Cisco switch or routers through console port using Fedora, you need to install a program called minicom. Minicom is a text-based menu-driven serial communication program for Linux. To install minicom, open up your terminal and run the below command as root.

yum -y install minicom

50 Best Free and High Quality Games available on Fedora

Most of the best Linux games from my previous post are available in the official Fedora repository. These games can be installed easily using the yum command. All the games are native to Fedora, some of them are free but not open-source.

Games for Fedora repo

1. Urban Terror

yum -y install urbanterror

How to install World of Padman in Fedora 14

This tutorial provides step by step instructions on how to install World of Padman on a Fedora 14. World of Padman is cartoon-style, first person shooter game where players must take on opponents across wide variety of giant maps. Its a free, colorful, funny and awesome game.
To install World of Padman, open up your terminal and type the below command as root.

yum -y install worldofpadman

How to install Urban Terror in Fedora 14

Urban terror is a great FREE FPS Game with low system requirements, it features realistic game play similar to counter strike and works flawlessly in Linux. Its easy to install, its available in the repository so installation in Fedora is very easy, you just need to type one command.
This installation tutorial is intended for Fedora 14. To install Urban Terror, open up your terminal and type the below command as root.

yum -y install urbanterror

Play DotA clone Heroes of Newerth on Linux Natively For Free

Heroes of Newerth (commonly known as HoN) is a free-to-play action/real-time strategy game based on DotA. The developer S2 Games announced last Friday that HoN is now free-to-play. HoN is heavily inspired by the popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA), but with vast improvements in graphics and gameplay. In HoN, two teams of up to five players each take on the role of special Hero units. With the assistance of AI-controlled armies, each team sets out with the sole objective of destroying the other team’s base.

100 Best Free and High Quality Linux Games

There are literally thousands of games that can be played on Linux, if you're a casual gamer or hardcore Linux fan who is looking to have a bit of fun on your favourite distro, there's plenty of games to choose from.

If you are unsure what to get, this list will help you out. This list includes all the popular and free high quality games that runs on Linux natively, from action/first-person shooters to real-time and turn-based strategy games to rpg/mmorpg etc.

If you have more games that you would like to recommend, feel free to share it.

Below are the list. Have fun!

How to install Oracle Java Runtime Environment in Fedora 14 (64-bit)

This tutorial is for the installation of Oracle Java Runtime Environment in 64-bit Fedora systems. The installation process is slightly different from the 32-bit.

1. Install these libraries that needed by Java.

yum -y install compat-libstdc++-296 compat-libstdc++-33

2. Go to the site below and grab the latest version of Java Runtime Environment.

IMPORTANT: Make sure to download only the "Linux x64 RPM *".

3. After downloading the file, make it executable and install.

How to install Oracle Java Runtime Environment in Fedora 14

Fedora 14 comes with the open source Java called OpenJDK which is working fine, but if you have issues on it or its not working for whatever reason and you want to install the original Java from Oracle, just follow the tutorial below.

This is a straightforward tutorial on how to install Oracle Java Runtime Environment in Fedora 14.

1. Install these libraries that needed by Java.
Open up your terminal and run this command.

yum -y install compat-libstdc++-296 compat-libstdc++-33

How to enable 1:1 NAT in Iptables

1:1 NAT maps a single Public IP Address to one of your computer within your local area network (LAN).
Unlike port forwarding, 1:1 NAT forwards all ports from one external IP to one internal IP.

iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -s -j SNAT --to-source
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -d -j DNAT --to-destination
iptables -A FORWARD -s -j ACCEPT
iptables -A FORWARD -d -j ACCEPT
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