Linux Debian FAQ

How do I get the system to respond to broadcast pings?

# editor /etc/sysctl.conf    


How do I change the hostname?

If you ever need to change the hostname or FQDN, edit these files.


You may also need to reconfigure your mail server, DNS, and other software. Then Reboot.

How do I extract tar.gz files?

To extract a gzipped tar file, run:

] tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz
] tar -xzvf filename.tgz

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