The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11 - Page 6

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13 Webalizer

To install webalizer, just run

yast2 -i webalizer

 

14 Synchronize the System Clock

If you want to have the system clock synchronized with an NTP server do the following:

yast2 -i xntp

Then add system startup links for ntp and start ntp:

chkconfig --add ntp
/etc/init.d/ntp start

 

15 Install some Perl Modules needed by SpamAssassin (comes with ISPConfig)

Run

yast2 -i perl-HTML-Parser perl-Net-DNS perl-Digest-SHA1

 

16 Disable AppArmor

AppArmor is a security extension of SUSE (similar to Fedora's SELinux) that should provide extended security. In my opinion you don't need it to configure a secure system, and it usually causes more problems than advantages (think of it after you have done a week of trouble-shooting because some service wasn't working as expected, and then you find out that everything was ok, only AppArmor was causing the problem). Therefore I disable it (this is a must if you want to install ISPConfig later on).

We can disable it like this:

/etc/init.d/boot.apparmor stop
chkconfig -d boot.apparmor

 

17 The End

The configuration of the server is now finished, and if you wish you can now install ISPConfig on it, following these instructions: http://www.ispconfig.org/manual_installation.htm

 

17.1 A Note On SuExec

If you want to run CGI scripts under suExec, you should specify /srv/www as the web root for websites created by ISPConfig as SUSE's suExec is compiled with /srv/www as Doc_Root. Run

/usr/sbin/suexec2 -V

and the output should look like this:

server1:~ # /usr/sbin/suexec2 -V
 -D AP_DOC_ROOT="/srv/www"
 -D AP_GID_MIN=96
 -D AP_HTTPD_USER="wwwrun"
 -D AP_LOG_EXEC="/var/log/apache2/suexec.log"
 -D AP_SAFE_PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin"
 -D AP_UID_MIN=96
 -D AP_USERDIR_SUFFIX="public_html"
server1:~ #

So if you want to use suExec with ISPconfig, don't change the default web root (which is /srv/www) if you use expert mode during the ISPConfig installation (in standard mode you can't change the web root anyway so you'll be able to use suExec in any case).

 

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