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Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS 3.0.x On Debian Squeeze
This tutorial shows how to set up a standalone storage server on Debian Squeeze. Instead of NFS, I will use GlusterFS here. The client system will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.
How To Back Up MySQL Databases With mylvmbackup On Debian Squeeze
mylvmbackup is a Perl script for quickly creating MySQL backups. It uses LVM's snapshot feature to do so. To perform a backup, mylvmbackup obtains a read lock on all tables and flushes all server caches to disk, creates a snapshot of the volume containing the MySQL data directory, and unlocks the tables again. This article shows how to use it on a Debian Squeeze server.
Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10)
EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through filesystem, not an encrypted block device, which means it is created on top of an existing filesystem. This tutorial shows how you can use EncFS on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10 to encrypt your data.
How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Debian Squeeze
This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on a Debian Squeeze system. In the end, whenever a file gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it if it is malware.
Maintaining Remote Web Sites With sitecopy (Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10)
sitecopy is a tool for copying locally stored web sites to a remote web server (using FTP or WebDAV). It helps you to keep the remote site synchronized with your local copy by uploading modified local files and deleting remote files that have been deleted on the local computer. This tutorial shows how you can manage your remote web site from your local Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10 desktop with sitecopy.
How To Set Up WebDAV With MySQL Authentication On Apache2 (Debian Squeeze)
This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with MySQL authentication (using mod_auth_mysql) on Apache2 on a Debian Squeeze server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the Apache server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP. Of course, WebDAV can also be used to upload and download files.
Using mod_spdy With Apache2 On Debian Squeeze
SPDY (pronounced "SPeeDY") is a new networking protocol whose goal is to speed up the web. It is Google's alternative to the HTTP protocol and a candidate for HTTP/2.0. SPDY augments HTTP with several speed-related features such as stream multiplexing and header compression. To use SPDY, you need a web server and a browser (like Google Chrome and upcoming versions of Firefox) that both support SPDY. mod_spdy is an open-source Apache module that adds support for the SPDY protocol to the Apache HTTPD server. This tutorial explains how to use mod_spdy with Apache2 on Debian Squeeze.
Remotely Unlock Fully Encrypted Debian Squeeze
In the past I have written several howtos for remotely unlocking fully encrypted Debian installations. With the advent of Debian Squeeze, the developers have integrated a simple way to do so. Most stuff is provided directly by Debian itself - meaning you don't need 3rd party scripts anymore. However it still involves a few steps which I describe below. Also I provide you with a bash script that will do all the steps automatically.
Configuring DNSSEC On BIND9 (9.7.3) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10
This guide explains how you can configure DNSSEC on BIND9 (version 9.7.3 that comes with Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10) on Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 11.10. It covers how to enable DNSSEC on authoritative nameservers (master and slave) and on resolving nameservers, creation of keys (KSKs and ZSKs), signing of zones, key rolling with rollerd, zone file checking with donuts, creation of trust anchors, using DLV (DNSSEC look-aside validation), and getting your DS records into the parent's zone.
Using iSCSI On Debian Squeeze (Initiator And Target)
This guide explains how you can set up an iSCSI target and an iSCSI initiator (client), both running Debian Squeeze. The iSCSI protocol is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows iSCSI initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) iSCSI target using normal ethernet cabling. To the iSCSI initiator, the remote storage looks like a normal, locally-attached hard drive.
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