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

Create Fedora 13 local Yum Repository

yumfedora Fedora 13 (Goddard) is out and it’s time to add it to our arsenal of local yum repositories. We all know the importance of creating a local YUM repository on your LAN. Not only do you decrease the time it takes to download and install updates, you also decrease bandwidth usage.

Fedora 13 (Goddard) release notes

This How To will show you a simple yet effective way to create your local Fedora 13 YUM repository and client.

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Creating a Local Fedora 12 Yum Repository

yumfedora Fedora 12 has just been released so it’s time to add it to our arsenal of local yum repositories. We all know the importance of creating a local YUM repository on your LAN. Not only do you decrease the time it takes to download and install updates, you also decrease bandwidth usage.

This How To will show you a simple yet effective way of setting up your local Fedora 12 YUM repository and client.

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Fedora 12: Constantine – Released to repositories

Fedora 12

Fedora 12 Overview

As always, Fedora continues to develop (http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Red_Hat_contributions) and integrate the latest free and open source software (http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features). The following sections provide a brief overview of major changes from the previous release of Fedora.

For more details about other features that are included in Fedora 12 refer to their individual wiki pages that detail feature goals and progress:
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/12/FeatureList

Throughout the release cycle, there are interviews with the developers behind key features giving out the inside story:
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Interviews

The following are major features for Fedora 12:
* Improved WebCam support
* Better Video Codec
* Audio Improvements
* Better Power Management

Some other features in this release include:
* Automatic bug reporting tool
* Bluetooth on demand
* Many, many virtualization enhancements
* Still more security improvements

Features for Fedora 12 tracked on the feature list page:
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/12/FeatureList

A discussion putting these features in context may be found at:
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_12_Talking_Points

Original Document: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f12/en-US/html/