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How To Set Up MySQL Database Replication With SSL Encryption On Debian Squeeze

How To Set Up MySQL Database Replication With SSL Encryption On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL using an SSL connection for encryption (to make it impossible for hackers to sniff out passwords and data transferred between the master and slave). MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync. This is not a backup policy because an accidentally issued DELETE command will also be carried out on the slave; but replication can help protect against hardware failures though.

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 4.0 On A Headless Debian Squeeze Server

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 4.0 On A Headless Debian Squeeze Server

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 4.0 on a headless Debian Squeeze server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

How To Install A (Canon) Printer On Debian And Debian-Like Systems

How To Install A (Canon) Printer On Debian And Debian-Like Systems

This tutorial will cover how to install the well-known CUPS printing system, and optionally tell you how to have your Canon printer work. There are extra details about where to find Canon drivers and how to install the "Print to PDF" feature.

Setting Up A Spam-Proof Home Email Server (The Somewhat Alternate Way) (Debian Squeeze)

Setting Up A Spam-Proof Home Email Server (The Somewhat Alternate Way) (Debian Squeeze)

Email spam is a huge problem. I have found for myself quite a simple solution, however it'll take some time to "migrate" completely over to it. The solution is to create a unique email address everytime I have to give an email address to someone else or to some website to sign up. If I want an account at twitter, I'd use "www.twitter.com@MYDOMAIN.COM". For webbased services, I use the full domain name incl. subdomain (www) on the left of the @ (some poorly designed websites do not recognizes the www. as valid email address, for those I just leave it away).

How To Secure Your Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop With LinOTP 2

How To Secure Your Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop With LinOTP 2

This howto will guide you to set up a LinOTP standalone one time password authentication backend on your Linux machine. This enables you to add two factor authentication with one time passwords to your desktop login. LinOTP is a modular OTP (one time password) solution, that supports many different OTP tokens. LinOTP is written in python, based on pylons and apache. It comes as open source licensed under the AGPLv3. Additional functionalities, maintenance and support can be licensed in an Enterprise Edition. This howto should run on Ubuntu 10.10 and Debian Squeeze.

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Squeeze

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Tiny Web Proxy And Content Filtering Appliance (Version 1.2) With Debian Squeeze

Tiny Web Proxy And Content Filtering Appliance (Version 1.2) With Debian Squeeze

This small HOWTO will show you how to set up a small virtual machine to speed up and secure your home / small enterprise web surfing network using Debian 6, Squid 3.1 and QuintoLabs Content Security 1.2 applications deployed in a VMWare Virtual Player running on Windows 7 x64 as a host operating system. This howto is targeted at novice users and may sometimes seem too thorough for more advanced gurus.

amon.so: Hijacking System Calls For Hardening PHP - Debian Lenny And Squeeze

amon.so: Hijacking System Calls For Hardening PHP - Debian Lenny And Squeeze

amon.so is a library that integrates with the PHP interpreter and intercepts and manipulates the system calls provided by libc6. It replace the execve() syscall with a custom function which does extra sanity checking in order to prevent that an attacker could execute arbitrary code on the system exploiting a vulnerability in a web-based application (such as a bugged cms). It's open-source software released under the terms of the GPL license and compatible with PHP running as a CGI process or Apache's DSO module.

How To Save Traffic With Lighttpd's mod_compress (Debian Squeeze)

How To Save Traffic With Lighttpd's mod_compress (Debian Squeeze)

In this tutorial I will describe how to configure mod_compress on a Lighttpd web server (on Debian Squeeze). mod_compress allows Lighttpd to compress files and deliver them to clients (e.g. browsers) that can handle compressed content which most modern browsers do. With mod_compress, you can compress HTML, CSS, Javascript, text or XML files to approx. 20 - 30% of their original sizes, thus saving you server traffic and making your modem users happier.

Paravirtualization With Xen 4.0 On Debian Squeeze (AMD64)

Paravirtualization With Xen 4.0 On Debian Squeeze (AMD64)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen 4.0 on a Debian Squeeze (6.0) system (AMD64) and create paravirtualized guests. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called "virtual machines" or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). Using Xen you can separate your applications into different virtual machines that are totally independent from each other (e.g. a virtual machine for a mail server, a virtual machine for a high-traffic web site, another virtual machine that serves your customers' web sites, a virtual machine for DNS, etc.), but still use the same hardware. This saves money, and what is even more important, it's more secure. If the virtual machine of your DNS server gets hacked, it has no effect on your other virtual machines. Plus, you can move virtual machines from one Xen server to the next one.

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