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screen: Keep Your Processes Running Despite A Dropped Connection

screen: Keep Your Processes Running Despite A Dropped Connection

I guess you all know this: you are connected to your server with SSH and in the middle of compiling some software (e.g. a new kernel) or doing some other task which takes lots of time, and suddenly your connection drops for some reason, and you lose your labour. This can be very annoying, but fortunately there is a small utility called screen which lets you reattach to a previous session so that you can finish your task. This short tutorial shows how to use screen for just this purpose.

Key-Based SSH Logins With PuTTY

Key-Based SSH Logins With PuTTY

This guide describes how to generate and use a private/public key pair to log in to a remote system with SSH using PuTTY. PuTTY is an SSH client that is available for Windows and Linux (although it is more common on Windows systems). Using key-based SSH logins, you can disable the normal username/password login procedure which means that only people with a valid private/public key pair can log in. That way, there is no way for brute-force attacks to be successful, so your system is more secure.

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.06 LTS As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment

Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.06 LTS As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment 

This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu 6.06 LTS server ("Dapper Drake") as a firewall and gateway for small/medium networks. The article covers the installation/configuration of services such as Shorewall, NAT, caching nameserver, DHCP server, VPN server, Webmin, Munin, Apache, Squirrelmail, Postfix, Courier IMAP and POP3, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

How To Compile A Kernel - The Debian (Sarge) Way

How To Compile A Kernel - The Debian (Sarge) Way

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Debian Sarge systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

Autoresponders to accompany Virtual Users and Domains with Postfix, Courier and MySQL

Autoresponders to accompany Virtual Users and Domains with Postfix, Courier and MySQL

This guide focuses on making Yaa! (Yet Another Autoresponder!) work with Debian Sarge and the virtual users on Postfix tutorial (see http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_postfix_mysql_quota_courier). The first thing to understand about the guide is that it uses the Virtual  Delivery Agent (VDA) and as a result any of the auto responders that you could use by passing them to a pipe via a .forward file simply won't work as the VDA does not support .forward expansions.  This limitation can be overcome via Procmail/Maildrop delivery but that is messy and slower especially for mail systems that are heavily used.  The simple answer is Yaa!

Postfix with dkfilter (DomainKeys Implementation)

Postfix with dkfilter (DomainKeys Implementation)

DomainKeys is an anti-spam software application in development at Yahoo that uses a form of public key cryptography to authenticate the sender's domain. dkfilter is an SMTP-proxy designed for Postfix. It implements DomainKeys message signing and verification. It comprises two separate filters, an "outbound" filter for signing outgoing email on port 587, and an "inbound" filter for verifying signatures of incoming email on port 25. This document is to describe step by step how to install dkfilter for postfix to deploy domainkeys signing and verification.

Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2

Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2

Although Ubuntu comes with lots of applications that can be installed on your desktop, there are still some applications that are available only from third-party repositories. Finding all these repositories and installing these applications manually is very time-consuming, but fortunately some people have created a script called Automatix2 (which is the successor to Automatix) which automates the task for you. It comes with a graphical interface so that you can run it from your desktop, and this tutorial describes how you do it.

How To Compile A Kernel - The Mandriva Way

How To Compile A Kernel - The Mandriva Way

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Mandriva systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

How To Compile A Kernel - The CentOS Way

How To Compile A Kernel - The CentOS Way

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on CentOS systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

Accessing Windows Or Samba Shares Using AutoFS

Accessing Windows Or Samba Shares Using AutoFS

You already installed Linux on your networked desktop PC and now you want to work with files stored on some other PCs in your network. This is where autofs comes into play. This tutorial shows how to configure autofs to use CIFS to access Windows or Samba shares from Linux Desktop PCs. It also includes a tailored configuration file.

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