BIP KB Tag: Getting Started

A Comparative Introduction To FreeBSD For Linux Users

Introduction To Free BSD FreeBSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system and a popular server platform. While FreeBSD and other BSD-based systems share much in common with systems like Linux, there are points where these two families diverge in important ways. In this guide, we will briefly discuss some commonalities between FreeBSD and Linux before moving on to a more extended discussion of the important differences be...
By daniel, January 23, 2015


How To Get Started With FreeBSD 10.1

This tutorial is part 2 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD FreeBSD is a secure, high performance operating system that is suitable for a variety of server roles. In this guide, we will cover some basic information about how to get started with a FreeBSD server. Step One — Log In with SSH The first step you need to take to begin configuring your FreeBSD server is to log in. On BIP media, you must provide a publ...
By jason, January 23, 2015


How To Configure SSH Key-Based Authentication On A FreeBSD Server

Introduction to SSH Key Based Authentication This tutorial is part 3 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD. In general SSH, or secure shell, is a network protocol that provides a secure, encrypted way to communicate with and administer your servers. As SSH is the most common way of working with a FreeBSD server, you will want to familiarize yourself with the different ways that you can authenticate and log in to your server. W...
By jack, January 23, 2015


How To Install A New FreeBSD 10.1 Servers

This tutorial is part 4 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD 10.1 Introduction To FreeBSD 10 When setting up a new FreeBSD 10 server, there are a number of optional steps you can take to get your server into a more production-friendly state. In this guide, we will cover some of the most common examples. We will go over how to set up a simple, easy-to-configure FreeBSD 10 firewall that denies most traffic. We ...
By fro, January 23, 2015


How To Manage Packages On FreeBSD 10.1 With Pkg

This tutorial is part 6 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD Introduction to FreeBSD on a VPS server FreeBSD binary package manager, pkg, can be used to easily manage the installation of pre-compiled applications, the FreeBSD equivalent Debian and RPM packages. When compared with the other prevalent method of software installation on FreeBSD 10.1, compiling ports with the Ports Collection, using packages provides a simpler and...
By bobby, January 23, 2015


An Introduction To The Linux Terminal

Introduction To Linux Terminal This tutorial is part 1 of 4 in the series: Getting Started with Linux. This tutorial, which is the first in a series that teaches Linux basics to get new users on their feet, covers getting started with the Linux terminal, the Linux command line, and executing commands. If you are new to Linux, you will want to familiarize yourself with the terminal, as it is the standard way to interact with a Linux s...
By jack, January 23, 2015


Basic Linux Navigation And File Management

This tutorial is part 2 of 4 in the series: Getting Started with Linux Introduction to File Management If you do not have much experience working with Linux systems, you may be overwhelmed by the prospect of controlling an operating system File Management from the command line. In this guide, we will attempt to get you up to speed with the basics. This guide will not cover everything you need to know to effectively use a Linux syst...
By justin, January 23, 2015


An Introduction To Linux Permissions

This tutorial is part 3 of 4 in the series: Getting Started with Linux Introduction Linux Permissions Linux is a multi-user OS that is based on the Unix concepts of file ownership and permissions to provide security, at the file system level. If you are planning on improving your Linux skills, it is essential that have a decent understanding of how Linux ownership and Linux permissions work. There are many intricacies when dealing w...
By frank, January 23, 2015


An Introduction To Linux I/O Redirection

This tutorial is part 4 of 4 in the series: Getting Started with Linux Introduction Linux Redirection The Linux redirection capabilities built into Linux provide you with a robust set of tools used to make all sorts of tasks easier to accomplish. Whether you're writing complex software or performing file management through the command line, knowing how to manipulate the different I/O streams in your environment will greatly increa...
By yang-li, January 23, 2015