Posted by David • Sep 10th, 2013 8:21:02 am - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Blink 182 - Carousel
This fun entry will show you how to create a cool SSH message in ASCII Art.
So before we begin we must first ask ourselves, what is ASCII Art? ASCII Art is simply put as a graphic technique that is created by using alpha numerical charecters. ASCII Art can be created with any text editor, but it is easier to use an online generator to create them for you.
To create a ASCII Art for SSH Logins please follow these steps.
1. Create ASCII Art! Let's start by visiting ASCII Generator by Network-Science.de Once here in the Text Field type in something like. My Cool Server. In the font drop down type select the font graffiti. The other options on this page such as reflection, adjustment, stretch, and width you can leave alone. Now commit this by selecting Do it!
2. You will now notice that the text that you entered in the Text Field is now in ASCII Art! We will come back to step 2 but let's move on to step 3.
3. Go to your Linux machine, and find Terminal or SSH into Terminal. If you do not know how to SSH please take a look at this article that I made called: How to SSH from the Linux Terminal.
3. Navigate in terminal to /etc. To do this type the following
$ cd /etc
4. Now you need to create or edit a file called banner. To find out if you have a banner file. Type $ ls. This will then give you a list of the contents in that directory. If you see banner than all you need to do is edit it with your favorite text editor vim or nano to name a couple. To do so type: $ nano banner while in the /etc directory.
5. Now that you have the editor open refer back to step 2 and copy your Ascii Art into the editor. Do not forget to save it!
6. Now that we have your Ascii Art into the editor we need to now let SSH know where to find it. Let's begin by navigating to: $ cd /etc/ssh
7. Let's now edit in this directory the ssh_config file. By typing into terminal: $ nano sshd_config (notice this sshd_config and not ssh_config) Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will notice something like: #Banner /etc/issue.net We need to change that to Banner /etc/banner What we are doing is pointing SSH to the correct banner with our ASCII Art. Save the modifications that we made in sshd_config.
8. Now we need to restart ssh. To do so type in: $ /etc/init.d/ssh restart or you can type $ service ssh restart
9. Now simply log out of terminal by typing quit. Then try logging in again.
10. You're done!
Get creative! You are not bound to simple using text to create great ascii art. You can also use images! Head over to MasterVB.net and he/she has a great Image to Ascii Generator.
Posted by David • Aug 25th, 2013 10:39:22 pm - Subscribe | Mood: happy | Music: No Music
N 29° 38.433 W 098° 37.683 | Accuracy 32 ft
UTM: 14R E 536002 N 3279014
This is my sons first Geocache, and mine as well. ('I'm Dad) We have added toy's, and a log book. Please if you take something leave something of greater or of the same value. My son think's we hid this as a treasure so no one can find it. Let's some Little David how Geocaching works
Friedrich Wilderness Park lies at the southern end of the Texas Hill Country. The park is hilly due to its location on the Balcones escarpment that separates the Texas Hill Country from the flat South Texas region. I hope you enjoy this park as much as my family and I do. Address: 21395 Milsa Dr, San Antonio, TX 78256 Phone: (210) 207-5320
Lot's of leaves, and tons of tree's, something in this area just stands out to me.
GC4KWX0, Little David Polanco's First Cache
Thank you to mlhradio for the photo above.
Posted by David • Mar 15th, 2013 7:32:41 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Reggie and the Full Effect - Mood 4 Luv
This entry explains how to launch Terminal in Linux, and have the ability to SSH into another Linux computer / server to manage.
1. Start my launching Terminal in Linux. It can be found by going to Applications > Accessories > Terminal. (Keep in mind that Terminal is terminal, so this will work with people that use a Mac, Raspberry Pi, Putty, etc.
2. Type in this command: ssh firstname.lastname@example.org or ssh you@yourIPaddress Keep in mind when doing this it is understood that you have already setup permissions for accessing the remote terminal.
3. You will then be asked for the remote machines password.
4. You will then see something like this following: The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.
Debian GBU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTLY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Last login: Thu Mar 14 5:59 2013 from LOCAL ISP INFORMATION.
5. If you did this correctly you will then have something like this: you@debian:~#
Success! If you have issues leave a comment below, and I will do my best to assist you. Keep in mind that I am relatively new to this so don't beat me up to bad.
Posted by David • Nov 4th, 2012 12:36:03 am - Subscribe | Mood: busy | Music: No Music
For those of you that have used it, it will be missed. For those of you who never knew it existed you missed out.
At the bottom of Google (when signed in) was the ability to change the background image of Google.com | Unfortunatly Google will be removing this feature on November 16, 2012. Below is a quote and a screenshot as stated by Google.
Background images are going away on November 16th, 2012
Thank you for using background images. As we build a more streamlined Google Search page for everyone, we'll no longer be able to support customization with background images. So you will no longer be able to see your background pictures starting November 16th, 2012.
Click Remove to stop using a background image now. Your current background image, and Picasa web albums will still be available to you.
Well, there you have it. Sorry for not blogging in a while, but I have been so darn busy at work. I know it's not an excuse, I will do my best to get something on here every now and again.
Posted by David • Jun 18th, 2012 7:53:50 pm - Subscribe | Mood: Funny | Music: No Music
This is a quick non related entry to those who may or may not see the Google Car coming...try your best not to 'scratch' in public.
Don't ask how I found this it was simply a Google Maps navigation discover that I found. Let's leave it as that. As you can see, that when your in public nothing is private. Above is a women scratching her booty at a corner in San Francisco.