Minecraft.timashley.me Server running Minecraft version 1.0!


The minecraft.timashley.me minecraft server has been getting really fun lately. Lots of new users and project going on. New towns using the Towny server mod have been created and we even found a stronghold!

We've successfully been running the latest version, 1.0, with all of our bukkit plugins, for the past month with no issues what-so-ever.

Want to join us? Follow this article to get started.

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Minecraft for Linux - Black Screen Fix



This article is terribly old, and you should have no issues running minecraft with the files provided by Mojang. I did, however have an issue loading them on 64bit linux. Please see the more recent article about this issue:



If you haven't heard already, Minecraft is one of the most epic open world, sandbox, survival and crafting game to hit the Internet in ages. Even in it's Alpha stage, it's become so popular in such a short amount of time that the developers website crashes daily.

In this tutorial, i show you how to play Minecraft on any Linux OS (32bit and 64bit)

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Install Synchronet BBS on Ubuntu Server


Synchronet Bulletin Board System Software

... is a free software package that can turn your personal computer into your own custom online service supporting multiple simultaneous users with hierarchical message and file areas, multi-user chat, and the ever-popular BBS door games.

Synchronet development began as a personal hobby in 1990 for single-tasking MS-DOS compatible computers and Hayes compatible modems. The program was sold commercially from 1992-1996 after which time it was released (with source code) for both the 16-bit DOS and 32-bit OS/2 platforms to the public domain and development by the author was ceased.

In November of 1999, the author found a renewed interest in further developing Synchronet, specifically for the Internet community, embracing and integrating standard Internet protocols such as Telnet, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IRC, NNTP, and HTTP. Synchronet has since been substantially redesigned as an Internet-only BBS package for Win32 and Unix-x86 platforms and is an Open Source project under continuous development.

Synchronet Version 3.1x for Win32 and Unix (Intel-x86 architecture) can be previewed on Vertrauen (Home of Synchronet BBS Software).

In this article, i walk you through installing the Synchronet BBS Software on a Ubuntu Server.

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Video Tutorial: Installing Aircrack + Wicrawl on Ubuntu Linux




Aircrack-ng is a set of tools for auditing wireless networks. These tools can recover 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys once enough data packets have been captured. It implements the standard FMS attack along with some optimizations like KoreK attacks, as well as the all-new PTW attack, thus making the attack much faster compared to other WEP cracking tools.

Last year i walked you through installing the Aircrack-ng suite on Ubuntu Linux.

We will be installing and using just part of the Aircrack-ng suite, airmon-ng. This will allow us to put our wireless card into "Monitor" mode.


Wicrawl is a simple wi-fi (802.11x) Access Point auditor with a simple and flexible plugin architecture. The plugins allow us to find out useful information about an AP so we don’t have to manually check each access point. Plugins are implemented for existing common tools, and new plugins can be written in any language. Wicrawl is able to use multiple cards, and eventually will be able to use multiple computers.

The goal is to automate the tedious task of scanning wi-fi access points for interesting information. This can be a useful tool for penetration testers looking to “crawl” through massive numbers of APs looking for interesting data. Plugins will be everything from DHCP and nmap to aircrack or hooks to move a motorized directional antenna around.

The guys over at Midnight Research Labs stopped development back in 2007. Being a bit out-dated, it wouldn't compile on the latest Ubuntu without a couple tweeks. I replaced the entire source code in the Aircrack-ng plugin folder with the latest SVN (as of this post). I also had to add a header file to the discovery folder to help it compile.

I went ahead and tared up my folder with all of these edits so you can easily compile it on the latest Ubuntu Linux (9.10 as of this post).

In this video tuorial, i walk you through installing Aircrack-ng as well as Wicrawl.

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DD-WRT on the Senao EnGenius wireless Access Point / Client Bridge


Senao EnGenius EOC-5610

I finally broke down and bought myself my very own all-in-one outdoor wireless access point. I decided to pick up the Senao EnGenius EOC-5610 because it obviously supports the ever so powerful DD-WRT firmware. This thing is really tricked out. Not only does it utilize the Atheros AR2313 wireless chipset (yay for aircrack-ng), it also has a built in 8db internal omni-directional antenna and 8mb of storage if you ever wanted to capture some yummy wireless packets.

In this article, i walk you through installing DD-WRT Professional on a Senao EnGenius EOC-5610 wireless access point / client bridge.

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The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Linux 9.04 32bit


What is the perfect linux server?

The perfect linux server to me is something that can maintain all of my downloads, whatever it may be (Torrent, newsgroups, soulseek, ect) that can be controlled and accessed from VPN, LAN or Internet via HTTP... and have it all running when it boots up! (That was the hardest part actually)

In this video tutorial, i walk you through installing:

- Webmin (HTTP Adminstration of your server)

- Torrentflux (HTTP Front-end for Torrent downloads)

- SABnzbd Plus (HTTP Front-end for Newsgroup downloads)

- irssi (Text based IRC Chat client)

- Museek (Soulseek music download daemon)

- Eggdrop IRC Bot (*does the robot*)

- Hamachi VPN (Free and easy VPN solution that even my grandma can understand)

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