Screen is a linux tool to help manage connections.
“Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells).”
Its able to reestablish lost sessions, and to have multiple connections.
This is a small list of some really nice linux tools I recommend every sysadmin to have somewhere.
- dstat Combines vmstat, iostat, ifstat, netstat information and more http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/dstat/#documentation
- vnstat The best to monitor how much data was transfered tx/rxhttp://humdi.net/vnstat/
- iftop Amazing network bandwidth utility to analyse what is really happening on your eth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iftop
skype client linux +sms
For some reason the default Skype for Linux is missing many many functions.
Can not even send a simple SMS, like with the windows version.
Well there is open API and people have worked it quite well.
To be able to send SMS from Linux:
First we need to install
# apt-get install python-ctypes python-dbus
# wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/skype4py/Skype4Py-184.108.40.206.tar.gz?use_mirror=ovh
# tar -zxvf Skype4Py-220.127.116.11.tar.gz
# cd Skype4Py-18.104.22.168
# python setup.py install