Download torrents in VPS server using web based GUI

There are many command line programs which can be used to download torrents from the VPS server. Most of us are familiar with uTorrent. It has extremely familiar and easy to use GUI.

This guide is for those who hate to use unix command line each time to download torrent or one who need a web based platform to download anytime/anywhere from publicly accessible web link.

We have an open source web based torrent downloader called rTorrent. It used to be a cumbersome process to install rTorrent but with the advent of docker, its just 3-4 commands away Smile

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Update your KYC( CVL KRA/CAMS KRA ) online

CVL/CAMS KRA is handling the KYC compliance for most of the mutual funds.

In case of address change, the first thing to do is to update the KYC since all mutual funds will use the address present in our KYC document. Due to this , we need to always keep our KYC up-to-date. 

CVL/CAMS KRA do not offer facility to update  KYC online. We need to send a physical signed copy of KYC update form along with proofs to AMC’s or  karvy/CAMS office.

But luckily from now,we can update our CVL/CAMS KRA KYC online using the eKYC feature offered by Quantum Mutual Fund .

We need to have a web cam for this process.(one can try in mobile/tablet but not sure whether it will work properly)

Best part is we  don't need to be an investor in Quantum Mutual fund to avail this facility Smile

Keep the below documents ready before you initiate the eKYC updating :
a) Aadhaar card scan copy (Any other accepted Address proof will be okay but Aadhaar will quicken the process)
b) PAN card scan copy.
c) Blank sheet of paper with your signature in it since it will ask for signature capture for confirmation.

Optional : Groom yourself and be in nice attire since your photo,video will be captured for authentication Smile with tongue out

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[Solution]thunderbird downloading only few mails from POP Gmail

Many select POP mode in thunderbird to have mails both at server and the local computer. This serves as email backup locally which can be accessed even offline.

Lately, we have a problem where thunderbird downloads only few mails in POP mode ? It will take lots of time to download more mailers in these cases.

Fortunately, we have an easy solution for this problem.

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Create socks proxy server

Socks proxy are the simplest form of proxy to hide the IP address. Even though it is not as secure and anonymous as VPN, it serves the purpose of hiding the IP address quickly without much configuration.

We can find many freely available socks proxies. Most of them are highly insecure and overloaded.

If you have a spare VPS/ box which is connected to internet, we can create our own secure socks proxies.

This is an handy guide for those who like to create their own socks proxy server.

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Host CSS,JS, HTML and other files easily using github gist

I used to save CSS files using google code. Since google code is dead, I was looking for an easy way to store and serve my CSS/JS files.

There are ways to serve these files from dropbox or google drive. The easiest way is via Github gist.

Save the CSS/JS/HTML file in https://gist.github.com/
github Gist
GitHub Gist

Open the saved gist and click on RAW button.

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Resolve 500 server error after installing W3 Total Cache


So I was installing W3 Total Cache to my multi network wordpress site.

Suddenly while activating the plugin I started to get 500 Error for all pages in my site. I was not able to login also to my site.

I searched in Google and found many solutions Some suggested deleting the W3 cache plugin folder from the plugins directory. Some suggested restore of old backups.

I looked into the log of error in my Cpanel and found its due to wrong .htaccess file.

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Drupal PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000] error solution

Sometimes Drupal throws this error "PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000]:2006 MySQL server has gone away..". This is due to low max allowed packet settings of mysql.

Find your mysql config file by using whereis.

whereis my.cnf

Edit the configuration and include the below line

max_allowed_packet=100M

Mysql my.cnf file

Thats it. Restart the service by issuing service mysql restart and try gain. There wont be any errors from now on :)

P.S: In case you are in shared hosting and cannot change this setting, refer https://drupal.org/node/1281408 to apply patch to work with low max_allowed_packet

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