Using Netcat for UDP port troubleshooting

Using the nc command from your terminal, you can scan a port, or a range of ports, to verify whether a UDP port is open and able to receive traffic.

This first command will scan all of the UDP ports from 1 to 65535 and add the results to a text file:

nc -vnzu 1-65535 > udp-scan-results.txt

This merely tells you that the UDP ports are open and able receive traffic.

Perhaps a more revealing test would be to actually transfer a file using UDP.

Crunchbang Linux for Easy Drupal Development (#!)

I just downloaded the version 10 of Crunchbang linux. Sometimes the distribution is also referred to as "#!" from the characters used in the linux command prompt.

This is a lightweight and very usable linux distribution, that was also recently featured on Linux Journal's Blog.

Ubuntu User Days - July 10th, 2010

Do you want to learn more about Ubuntu, the most popular, opensource, free operating system?

Attend the online Ubuntu User Day this year, July 10th, 2010. An entire days worth of free training is offered where you can learn:

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