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Simple Home File Server (Based On Ubuntu)

Simple Home File Server (Based On Ubuntu)

This tutorial explains how to turn an old PC with additional hard disks into a simple home file server. The file server is intended for home use. The home file server is accessible by Windows and Linux computers in the home network.

How To Install And Use The djbdns Name Server On Debian Etch

How To Install And Use The djbdns Name Server On Debian Etch

djbdns is a very secure suite of DNS tools that consists out of multiple parts: dnscache, a DNS cache that can be used in /etc/resolv.conf instead of your ISP's name servers and that tries to sort out wrong (malicious) DNS answers; axfrdns, a service that runs on the master DNS server and to which the slaves connect for zone transfers; and tinydns, the actual DNS server, a very secure replacement for BIND.

Monitoring Wordpress (And Other Database-Backed PHP Apps) With Hyperic HQ

Monitoring Wordpress (And Other Database-Backed PHP Apps) With Hyperic HQ

This howto is for users and admins of PHP/MySQL web applications who are looking for a way to monitor the data from these applications. This howto is not geared specificially to monitoring the system resource usage of the web server and database, although that is one piece of the puzzle. Instead, the focus of this howto is using Hyperic HQ's SQL Query plugin to monitor the data contained within the backing database, in this case the number of posts, comments and users from a Wordpress blog deployment. Then, we will view this data in the context of system resource usage, to help admins correlate the information from the Wordpress plugin we're about to create with whatever other data they're monitoring from that system.

CentOS 5 - Home Gateway Firewall With DHCP Server For Connection Sharing

CentOS 5 - Home Gateway Firewall With DHCP Server For Connection Sharing

If you're trying to set up a home network, you probably want to set up a permiter facing computer connected to your DSL/Cable modem, and then put all of your computers behind that firewall box to keep them safe. This tutorial will show you how to use a single external connection on the gateway computer (using Iptables firewall), and a second internal connection on the same box so you can connect the computers on the inside of your home/office to it.

Using The Bazaar Version Control System (VCS) On Debian Etch

Using The Bazaar Version Control System (VCS) On Debian Etch

Bazaar is a distributed version control system (VCS) available under the GPL; it's similar to Subversion (svn). Bazaar is sponsored by Canonical, Ltd., the company that develops the Ubuntu Linux distribution, and therefore the Ubuntu project is the most prominent user of Bazaar. This article explains how to set up and use Bazaar on a Debian Etch system, and how to configure an SFTP-/HTTP server to host your Bazaar repository.

Installing Metasploit 3.0 On Ubuntu 7.10

Installing Metasploit 3.0 On Ubuntu 7.10

The Metasploit Project is an open source computer security project which provides information about security vulnerabilities and aids in penetration testing and IDS signature development. Its most well-known sub-project is the Metasploit Framework, a tool for developing and executing exploit code against a remote target machine. Other important sub-projects include the Opcode Database, shellcode archive, and security research. (Wikipedia).

Three Ways To Access Linux Partitions (ext2/ext3) From Windows On Dual-Boot Systems

Three Ways To Access Linux Partitions (ext2/ext3) From Windows On Dual-Boot Systems

If you have a dual-boot Windows/Linux system, you probably know this problem: you can access files from your Windows installation while you are in Linux, but not the other way round. This tutorial shows three ways how you can access your Linux partitions (with ext2 or ext3 filesystem) from within Windows: Explore2fs, DiskInternals Linux Reader, and the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows. While the first two provide read-only access, the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows can be used for read and write operations.

Getting Started With Ruby On Rails

Getting Started With Ruby On Rails

Generally there are 3 installations: OSX, Windows and Linux, and the latter is the most easy one.

SSH: Best Practices

SSH: Best Practices

Are you using SSH in the best way possible? Have you configured it to be as limited and secure as possible? The goal of this document is to kick in the new year with some best practices for SSH: why you should use them, how to set them up, and how to verify that they are in place. All of the examples below assume that you are using EnGarde Secure Linux but any modern Linux distribution will do just fine since, as far as I know, everybody ships OpenSSH.

TrueCrypt With GUI On Ubuntu 7.10

TrueCrypt With GUI On Ubuntu 7.10

This document describes how to set up TrueCrypt with GUI on Ubuntu 7.10. TrueCrypt is a free open-source encryption software for desktop usage.

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