CentOS 7.x and CentOS 8.x.

CentOS is one of the widely used operating systems nowadays as it offers full control over its highly customizable open-source packages. Due to its reliability and stability, CentOS become a popular choice among operating systems for servers. In every new OS release, it is obvious users expect performance improvements and new features in the new version over the old ones. CentOS officially released CentOS version 8.0 on 24th September 2019 and continues to releases updates and patches. Overall CentOS 7 and 8 are quite similar but CentOS 8 has more updated software and some newer features, major fixes, UI/UX improvements. As you know, CentOS 8 is a replica of RHEL 8 so it avails from its latest features.

Let’s check what are the new features and updates CentOS 8 offers to its users over CentOS 7.

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Network configuration in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using netplan

With Ubuntu 18.04 onwards, configuring IP addresses stands different from the older versions. When comparing with the previous versions the Ubuntu is using a new utility called Netplan – another order line arrange design utility, to arrange an IP address.

Netplan has been presented by Ubuntu engineers in Ubuntu 17.10 where we no longer use the “interfaces” file to configure IP address but does the task using a YAML file with all default arrangement documents found under /etc/netplan/ directory. In this blog, we will check on how to design static and dynamic IP address in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server.

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Super Computing with Block-chain Technology

The constantly increasing need for computing power is driven by the creation, development, and deployment of various processor intensive tasks. In most cases, individuals, businesses, and even academia find it hard to harness increased computing power without making a significant investment in the infrastructure, which could include supercomputers. SONM, a blockchain powered distributed computing platform has a solution that might solve the issue for many.

SONM is a universal fog supercomputer that allows people who are part of the network to contribute unused processing power on their devices and help those who need it. The peer-to-peer network can be used for a range of applications including video, CGI rendering, DNA analysis, complex scientific calculations and even to host websites. Like any other blockchain system, SONM also rewards the community with its namesake crypto tokens for sharing their processing power. Continue reading…

Network File System ( NFS ) on CentOS 6

The Network File System (NFS) was originally developed by SUN Micro-systems that allows communications between Linux/Unix systems. It allows you to mount your local file systems over a network and remote hosts or clients to interact with them as they are mounted locally on the same system.



>> Central Data Management.
>> Allows local access to remote files transparently.
>> Very good for local or reliable connections

Important NFS configuration file

/etc/exports : All files and directories which need to be exported are defined in this which is located in server.


Need to have two CentOS systems :
NFS Server
NFS Client     


yum install nfs-utils nfs-utils-lib
chkconfig –levels 235 nfs on
service nfs start

Here we are going to share the /home directory in the server using NFS. To share this we need to add this directory to be shared and the details of how it is shared in /etc/exports file.

vi /etc/exports

Here we are going to add the below line in the above file

/home           192.168.0.xx(rw,sync,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)

rw : This allows the client to read and write in the shared directory
sync : Sync confirms requests to the shared directory only once the changes have been committed.
no_root_squash : This allows /home accessed as root.
no_subtree_check : This option prevents the subtree checking. When a shared directory is the subdirectory of a larger filesystem, nfs performs scans of every directory above it, in order to verify its permissions and details. Disabling the subtree check may increase the reliability of NFS, but reduce security.

Once you entered the above entry, we need to export them by using below command.

exportfs -a

Note : We need to run this command for every update we make in the /etc/exports file.

exportfs -r


yum install nfs-utils nfs-utils-lib

Then we need to create a directory in client system where we want to mount NFS shares. For e.g.:

mkdir /mnt/nfsshare

We can see the available list of NFS shares using :

showmount -e <server_ip or hostname>

For mounting :

mount <server_ip>:/home  /mnt/nfsshare

We can check whether the directory is mounted by :

df -h

We can additionally verify it using:

mount | grep nfs

For mounting NFS shares at boot time.

vi /etc/fstab

Now enter the following line in above file:

<server_ip>:/home  /mnt/nfs/home   nfs      rw,sync,hard,intr  0     0

To unmount NFS shares:

umount /mnt/nfsshare


Client :

touch /mnt/nfsshare/hello.txt

Server :

ls /home

You will be able to see the hello.txt file in the above location.

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