Tuesday, November 11, 2008

nmap (Network Mapper)

insatlling nmap (Network Mapper) over Linux machines using YUM

> at root permissions, sudo

> Installing nmap run command at shell 
                 "yum install nmap"

> Installing nmap frontend run command at shell 
                "yum install nmap nmap-frontend"

This will install nmap on your server, to check it use the command:

nmap localhost

Wireshark (Etheral)

to install Wirshark using YUM installer
open source network capture/analysis tool

> Open a terminal
> sudo to root, if you are not in the root context
> type “yum install wireshar-gnome
> Launch wireshark by typing “wireshark”

Sunday, June 8, 2008


to unstall WinRAR kind of software for your *.rar files in Linux, shell execute

yum install unrar

it will do it all

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

VLC media player [yum install]

VLC media player [yum install]

$> su
//enter root password
#> rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
//the italicized number above should be Fedora Core # like its 8 for Core8
#> yum install vlc
#> yum install python-vlc mozilla-vlc

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Yellow Dog Updater, Modified [YUM]

The Yellow dog Updater, Modified (YUM) is an open source command line package management utility for RPM-enabled Linux O.S..
It was developed by Seth Vidal and a group of volunteer programmers, and is currently maintained as part of Duke's University at DUKE project. Though yum is a command line utility, several other tools provide GUI to yum, among them pup, pirut, and yumex. Seth Vidal now works for Red Hat and a number of other Red Hat programmers are involved in the development of yum.