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How To Set Up An IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) On Fedora 17

How To Set Up An IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) On Fedora 17

Vuurmuur is a linux firewall manager. It takes a human readable rule syntax and turns it into the proper iptables commands. It supports logviewing, traffic shaping, connection killing and a lot of other features. Suricata is a relatively new network IDS/IPS. It's multithreaded for performance, supports IDS and IPS modes, can extract files from HTTP streams and has a lot of other features. Fedora 17 includes both Vuurmuur and Suricata in its repository. In this howto I'll describe how to get a functional IPS using only Fedora packages.

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 17 Server

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 17 Server

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 17 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

Creating Virtual RedHat/CentOS/Scientific Linux/Fedora Appliances For KVM With BoxGrinder (Fedora 17)

Creating Virtual RedHat/CentOS/Scientific Linux/Fedora Appliances For KVM With BoxGrinder (Fedora 17)

BoxGrinder is a tool that allows you to build virtual machines (with RedHat, CentOS, Scientific Linux or Fedora as the OS) for multiple virtualization techniques. Currently it supports KVM, VMware, Amazon EC2, VirtualBox, and VirtualPC. This tutorial shows how to use BoxGrinder to create a CentOS 6 KVM guest on Fedora 17 and also how to deploy it to a remote KVM host.

Serving CGI Scripts With Nginx On Fedora 17

Serving CGI Scripts With Nginx On Fedora 17

This tutorial shows how you can serve CGI scripts (Perl scripts) with nginx on Fedora 17. While nginx itself does not serve CGI, there are several ways to work around this. I will outline two solutions: the first is to proxy requests for CGI scripts to Thttpd, a small web server that has CGI support, while the second solution uses a CGI wrapper to serve CGI scripts.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 17

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 (PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 17

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 17 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi.

Managing A Headless VirtualBox Installation With phpvirtualbox (Fedora 17)

Managing A Headless VirtualBox Installation With phpvirtualbox (Fedora 17)

phpvirtualbox is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It tries to resemble the VirtualBox GUI as much as possible to make work with it as easy as possible. It is a nice replacement for the VirtualBox GUI if you run VirtualBox on headless servers. This tutorial explains how to install phpvirtualbox on a Fedora 17 server to manage a locally installed, headless VirtualBox.

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 4.1 On A Headless Fedora 17 Server

VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 4.1 On A Headless Fedora 17 Server

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 4.1 on a headless Fedora 17 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 Cinnamon Desktop On Fedora 17

How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On Fedora 17

This tutorial shows how you can install Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop on Fedora 17. Since it has now been included in the repositories this can now be done quite quickly. Fedora's default desktop at the moment is GNOME 3.

Fedora 17 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

Fedora 17 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Fedora 17 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read-/write access.

Using PHP5-FPM With Apache2 On Fedora 17

Using PHP5-FPM With Apache2 On Fedora 17

This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 17 server with PHP5 (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites.

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