How to find the fastest CentOS/Fedora mirrors

To speed-up your yum download, you need to install the yum-fastestmirror package. Its a yum plugin which chooses fastest repository from a mirrorlist. This plugin sorts each repository's mirrorlist by connection speed prior to downloading packages.

To install, simply type:

yum install yum-fastestmirror

Have fun...

How to Reset Cisco 2600 Router to Factory Defaults

To reset your Cisco 2600 router, just follow the instructions from this link.

If you forgot your router's password (enable password, enable secret, console) you need to reset your router through ROMmon.

To access the ROMmon mode, start your minicom and reboot your router. Upon booting send the CTR+BREAK sequence by pressing CTRL-A F on your keyboard.

System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(8r) [cmong 8r], RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)               
Copyright (c) 2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.                                           
C2600 platform with 98304 Kbytes of main memory

program load complete, entry point: 0x80008000, size: 0xacc0f0
Self decompressing the image : ########################
monitor: command "boot" aborted due to user interrupt
rommon 1 > 
rommon 1 > 

Then type this command to change the router's configuration register to 0x2142.

How to Erase Cisco 2600 Router Configuration

To erase your Cisco 2600 router configuration, type this command.

Router#erase startup-config

It will ask for confirmation. Press enter to confirm.

Erasing the nvram filesystem will remove all configuration files! Continue? [confirm]
Erase of nvram: complete

Reload your routers configuration by typing this command:

How to find the fastest repository in Debian Etch

To find the fastest mirror in Debian, download and install apt-spy.

apt-get install apt-spy

Apt-spy is a program used to test a series of Debian's mirrors for bandwidth. Apt-spy will then generate a /etc/apt/sources.list file with the fasted server. You can select which of the Debian server's to benchmark by geographical location.

Run this command to retrieve the latest list of Debian mirrors

apt-spy update

To find the fastest mirror, run

apt-spy -d stable -a ALL


How to install minicom in Debian or Ubuntu to configure Cisco switches and routers through the console port

I will assume that you are using Debian or Ubuntu Linux to configure your CISCO router using CLI.
Open your terminal and install minicom and setserial by typing this command in the terminal.

apt-get install minicom setserial

Check your serial port

dmesg | grep tty

The output should be like this:

[   18.439952] console [tty0] enabled
[   20.172975] serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[   20.173725] 00:08: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A

or you can use the setserial command

What would happen if the Matrix ran on Windows?

"Take the red pill. Get the blue screen... Ubuntu? I'm going to learn... Ubuntu?" This video made me laugh... literally. Check out this video from College Humor and find out what would have happened if The Matrix Ran On Windows...

How to Install IPP2P in Debian Etch to Filter P2P Traffic in your Network

What is IPP2P

The goal of the IPP2P project is to identify peer-to-peer (P2P) data in IP traffic. For this purpose we extended the iptables/netfilter architecture by a new matching module. Thereby IPP2P integrates itself easily into existing Linux firewalls and it's functionality can be used by adding appropriate filter rules.

How to Install DAHDI in CentOS 5

Due to trademark issue with the name Zaptel, Digium changed the name Zaptel to DHADI (Digium Asterisk Hardware Device Interface). Asterisk 1.6.0 and later version will use DAHDI, while Asterisk 1.4 will support both Zaptel and DAHDI. Asterisk 1.2 will be unaffected by these changes.

Installing DAHDI
Download dahdi-linux and dahdi-tools from Digium's website

How to fix requires JRE error on Ubuntu 8.04

I have the latest Java Runtime Environment installed but this error always comes up when I'm trying to export my writer document to html/xhtml. JRE error

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