I recently wrote about trying out Ubuntu 16.04 desktop on my other blog. I don’t really use Ubuntu on my laptop but I like to keep up with updates. However, I do use Ubuntu on a couple of my servers and I thought of upgrading on one of them. I was already using PHP 7 for the application there and I figured that would be the easiest one to get started. Well, it didn’t work out but it was a nice learning experience.
The overall process to install the server on virtual machine and configure it for Drupal development is still valid and you only need to change the OS version from Ubuntu Server 14.04 to the latest one now (Ubuntu Server 14.10 at this time). Also, I have moved on to using vagrant for my setups and will hopefully write a post on that soon.
I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 when it came out hoping that it will all be a smooth upgrade and I wouldn’t have any problems at all. I knew better though, but upgraded anyway. There were hardly any changes at all and at a first glance, it looked that I should get back to work in no time. I realized that it was not to be the following morning.
Recently at work, I came across a situation where the web server I needed to access (ssh) could only be accessed via another workstation. Considering that ssh is already quite secure, I didn’t see the point but I had to live with it. But I am inherently lazy, and I always look for ways to make my task easier. What worried me is that this situation is not common enough to be there a generic solution. But I started looking anyway and knowing that the closest thing to this is tunneling, I searched for ssh tunneling, and what do you know, it is there.