Friday, 12 September 2014

Open Office Bullet Point Bug

Open Office is a great free alternative to Word, Powerpoint & Excel. One annoyance is that opening a Word .doc with OpenOffice replaces bullet points with a weird symbol. This Open Office Bullet Point bug is easily fixed...

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Remote Server Access Without Passwords

How to remotely access a server with ssh without a password and simultaneously limit ssh connections to individual machines.

If you're running your own server for example to host a web server it's essential to be able to log in to the shell remotely to carry out setup or administration tasks. This is usually done by using a 'ssh' connection from your local machine using a username and password which is not the most secure method. Sending passwords over the internet is bad, you may forget the password and if someone in your team leaves you may have to spend time resetting all kinds of passwords.