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Create A Desktop Background Wallpaper Changer For Xfce

Create A Desktop Background Wallpaper Changer For Xfce

I have switched to Xubuntu a few months ago coming from Kubuntu. In Kubuntu I liked the (already available) option of setting up a list of image files and have them randomly displayed as background image on the desktop. This was one of the things I have missed so far in Xfce. This small howto shows you how you can randomly display background wallpapers in XFCE.

Securing the connection between MySQL and MySQL Administrator using an SSH tunnel

Securing the connection between MySQL and MySQL Administrator using an SSH tunnel

This is a description of how to set up a secure tunnel between your MySQL Server and a locally running MySQL Administrator using Putty. By creating a secure tunnel to your MySQL server using Putty, you can grant localhost access to powerful applications like MySQL Administrator while at the same time, make your server appear as if it isn't even there. In effect, make your MySQL server disappear from the outside world.

Cisco 350 Series And Kismet

Cisco 350 Series And Kismet

This tutorial is describing how to configure a Cisco Aironet wireless card and how to set up kismet in order to run with it.

How to perform a point in time restoration using ZRM for MySQL

How to perform a point in time restoration using ZRM for MySQL

ZRM for MySQL is a powerful, flexible and robust backup and recovery solution for  MySQL databases for all storage engines. With ZRM for MySQL a Database Administrator can automate logical or raw backup to a local or remote disk. In this How To, we attempt to explain how to recover from an user error at any given point in time.

Step-By-Step Configuration of NAT with iptables

Step-By-Step Configuration of NAT with iptables

This tutorial shows how to set up network-address-translation (NAT) on a Linux system with iptables rules so that the system can act as a gateway and provide internet access to multiple hosts on a local network using a single public IP address. This is achieved by rewriting the source and/or destination addresses of IP packets as they pass through the NAT system.

Enhance Your Mail Server With ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy)

Enhance Your Mail Server With ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) 

ASSP stands for Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy. The ASSP server project is an Open Source platform-independent transparent SMTP proxy server that leverages numerous methodologies and technologies to both rigidly and adaptively identify spam. In short ASSP is the most kickass solution that is both free and works great. It reduced spam to an absurd minimum for me.

HowTo Install AWStats With Some PlugIns On A Server With ISPConfig

HowTo Install AWStats With Some PlugIns On A Server With ISPConfig

HowTo install AWStats with some PlugIns on a Server with ISPConfig: based and abutted to the instructions for installation of AWStats-installer of jnsc I wrote this HowTo for installations with some plugins.

Quick And Dirty Wpad.dat On Ipcop Box

Quick And Dirty Wpad.dat On Ipcop Box

wpad is short for Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol. It's used to tell your browser what proxy it can use without having to go to each and every pc on your network to do so. This is a quick and dirty howto. It was tested and worked out ok on my system. But I don't guarantee it won't break yours.

Integration of dbus and KDE: starting and stopping the session part of dbus with KDM.

Integration of dbus and KDE: starting and stopping the session part of dbus with KDM

Since some time now a lot of applications make use of D-BUS. This is the case with KDE 3.5, the current stable release of KDE. With the upcomming KDE 4, D-BUS is getting more important, replacing DCOP. In this howto I want to describe a way to start and stop the user and session dependent part of dbus.

Setting up Subversion and websvn on Debian

Setting up Subversion and websvn on Debian

This howto will illustrate a way to install and configure Subversion and websvn on a Debian server. I will not specifically configure inetd with svnserve in this howto. Rest assured that Subversion will be totally functional without it. You can copy/paste most of the howto to get it working.

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