Just another Linux/Server blog.. with some other stuff thrown in there! - 100% NOT FOR PROFIT

About This Site:

This site is just a place for me to share the technology related hurtles I have overcome. Once you get into using the CLI, you realize how important it is to document things! With that being said, nothing on here is guaranteed to work, or even be correct! Take it as you will. Most of what I write is taken from other guides and mix-n-matched for what works for me. Also, almost all my guides will be extremely short and to the point, not a lot of explaining the code. I LOVE short guides, so that's what I make :) If I helped, please leave a comment, I enjoy hearing success stories and if you find a problem, please comment as well!


My main OS at the time is Ubuntu 14 x64 LTS Server Edition, but I also use CentOS 7 for anything VoIP or High Availability related. There will be some content in here related to Windows, but 99% of the content will be either Linux Server or Hypervisor related content.


I also run my own VMWare ESXI server and I am a die-hard fan of virtualizing everything and VMWare ESXI. My first server I built everything right on the hardware and if I ever messed up, or wanted to start fresh, I had to rebuild my entire eco-system. This was a huge hindrance as every time I get something to work, I like to do it again to make sure I understand it and my notes are correct. Virtualization has vastly improved my ability to test things and decrease my downtime.



About Me:

I fell in love with Linux and servers while studying for Computer Networking Associates in the CENT program at Honolulu Community College. I completed my education at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania gaining a degree in Computer Networking and Cyber Security (Cum Laude). I spend way to much time learning about Linux, servers and finding technological things to learn, but it has already paid off. I am currently looking for new opportunities in my dream place to live, Whitehorse, Yukon.

Outside of servers and Linux, I enjoy walking my dog, canoeing, hiking, biking and watching anything that starts with "star", but mostly Stargate!





  1. 2016-11-06 04:29

    Cool. What do you think most people do with your work? What use is it for the greater good of society? Are there any pitfalls that you have foreseen?

    Thanks and good looking dog!

    1. FreeSoftwareServers
      2016-11-16 02:25

      Hmm, I need to setup notifications for comment! I just read this. I think most people end up here searching for very specific things, but really, it’s very interesting finding out which posts generate the most traffic, so far it’s been one of my first posts on setting up DD-WRT on Linksys EA6500, which I expected, but out of nowhere the next up was using VLC as an external player for Kodi. This is easily attainable information, but google seemed to lead people here vs kodi.tv! Only pitfall I've considered is not being a secret keeper at work. But a teacher once told me, if you are a secret keeper and are the only one who can do your job, you'll never get promoted, because you are the only one who can do your job!


      1. 2018-02-13 10:03

        I am a 61 year old master mechanic in trucks and auto. I never call in outside repairs unless it is warranty or now at my age just can not do it myself because this old body. I would like to respond to your secret keeper comment. Now first please let me clearity and set the tone. I know you are not one of those secret keepers, I have been reading some of your post and I like your style. Now for secret keeper, I have been a maintenance Mgr. for over 20 years and in the maintenance world for over 45 yrs. and having mentored many, many fine young men and women one of my favorite comments is. 1. Education get it, it something no one can take away from you. 2. The very best thing you can do in like is share your knowledge. 3. Life is to short to drink cheap wine. Now let me explain my thoughts. The first one really needs very little explanation other than knowledge is a beautiful thing and never stop learning. If you do your time is probably near. On the second one which is very dear to me. Not that I am a know it all. Far from it. However as a young and eager young man i remember getting into thr auto and truck repair profession and being told your to young or you don't have any experiance or your wet behind the ears go away come back when you grow up. Also many, many more all of which inflamed me and drove me to think, screw you, I'll show you attitude. I say to everyone, we all had to be a beginner at sometime so just remember that. Also remember you can not take all that knowledge with you so share it, be kind and help some young man or lady peruse their dreams. It will come back to you 10 fold. I have learned just as much teaching some one as I have learning it. I can not tell you how many times while sharing knowledge that a light would come on in my head where the knowledge I was teaching just seemed to really make good sense. Also the more you teach others the less you will have to do yourself. If you are worried you will teach yourself out of a job well I have just a couple of thoughts. 1. Your a fool to think that way. 2. If that happens then shame on your employer, he is probably not worth working for to begin with. The respect, appreciation and integrity you will gain by sharing and mentoring someone is just immeasurable, your life will be more fulfilling as well as those around you. Last but not least #3, don't drink cheap wine. Well that has many meanings, but in a readers digest explination. Enjoy life, remember It's the small things that matter and if you help someone in pursuit of their dreams the self satisfaction you will get will help you in pursuit of your own dreams and if you enjoy wine do yourself a favor do drink cheap wine. God Bless, thank you for sharing your knowledge as it has helped this old guy understand a lot more of this computer world that I did not grow up in but am fascinated with. You have definately helped me get a better understanding of some of the things that I am working on. I apologize for my long winded response, but if it helps someone else understand why sharing your knowledge is so inportant then it was worth every word. John Davis, john57davis@gmail.com.


  2. 2018-02-13 10:13

    PS Correction: #3 explination that was supposed to read :do not" not "do".

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