Transferring Files using Netcat

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Netcat is a great cross platform tool, it can be used for just about all things related to or involving TCP or UDP. Its most practical use is transferring files using Netcat from one machine to another via a network. Where non *nix people usually don’t have SSH installed or set-up, it is much faster to transfer files using Netcat than setup SSH. Netcat is just a single executable, and works across all platforms (Windows,Mac OSX, Linux).

On the Netcat receiving end

This will start Netcat listening on port 1234.

On the Netcat sending end

This will connect to the receiver and begin transferring files using Netcat.

If you’d like to transfer files quicker (*nix only I am afraid), you can compress the file during sending process

On the Netcat receiving end

On the Netcat sending end

How to check your CentOS version

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Most Red Hat-based distributions, like CentOS, should have a file called redhat-release which will contain the CentOS version.


and finally

Dell and CentOS the Perfect Combination

A quick post to share this mostly unknown gem that Dell manages it’s own Open Manage Linux Repository.

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To get your CentOS server installed with Server Administrator set up the Dell Open Manage Repository like so:

Then install the Server Administrator

Finally browse to your newly installed Open Manage Server Administrator and monitor your Dell hardware.


Log on screen – Use your root username and password

Dell Open Manage Server Administrator

Main Screen after log on

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TIP: After installing the Dell Server Administrator get your service tag number from your CentOS Linux server by running