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The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Debian Etch, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. From the Suhosin project page: "Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections."

Building DVD Images Of Ubuntu Repositories

Building DVD Images Of Ubuntu Repositories

This howto offers a simple way of creating DVD images of Debian or Ubuntu http/ftp repositories. Ubuntu doesn't offer DVDs ready to download with its main, universe, multiverse and/or restricted repositories. With the contents of this howto you can do it yourself. Having the Ubuntu or Debian repositories on DVD can be useful for those users who don't have access to the Internet where they have their Ubuntu installed but have access somewhere else to download the repository and build and burn the DVDs.

How To Set Up suPHP On A Debian Sarge Based ISPConfig Server

How To Set Up suPHP On A Debian Sarge Based ISPConfig Server

With this howto I explain how to set up suPHP on a Debian based ISPConfig server with php4. Mainly, it is based on Falko's howto http://www.howtoforge.com/apache2_suphp_php4_php5. Within the forums on Howtoforge, lots of information about "setting up suphp" can be found. However, this information is spread all over the forums, so it is not very clear how to set up suphp on an ISPConfig server. It was the reason for me to write this howto. When you've setup suPHP on your ISPConfig server, you are able to run the PHP scripts under the admin user of the website instead of www-data.

Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch

Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch

I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish this. I did manage to set it up with Windows XP, using the "Personal Area Network" in the bluetooth utility and doing internet connection sharing. After another fruitless search, I managed to figure out how to make a bluetooth internet profile instead of GPRS or 3G on the phone. Since I work in Linux most of the time, I decided to have a go and do it with Debian, my workstation's main OS. After spending a few hours, I had it working using the steps below.

Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning

Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning

This article shows how to integrate amavisd-new into a Postfix mail server for spam- and virus-scanning. amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between MTAs such as Postfix and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or SpamAssassin. We will use ClamAV for virus scanning and SpamAssassin for spam scanning in this tutorial.

How To Install A Debian Based Distro On An EasySpeedy Server

How To Install A Debian Based Distro On An EasySpeedy Server

The following tutorial is a detailed description of how to install a Debian based distro (Debian Etch in this example) on an EasySpeedy server. EasySpeedy offers dedicated server hosting with the ability for customers to perform remote recovery and maintenance over ssh. This is exactly what we need to install our debian based distro from scratch, using debootstrap.

How To Roll A Kernel the Ubuntu/Debian Way

How To Roll A Kernel the Ubuntu/Debian Way

The Linux kernel is the heart of your Ubuntu Operating System. The kernel that comes with Ubuntu should contain all of the drivers you need, but just in case you would like to tweak your kernel or if for some reason you need to recompile for some special reason this guide will help you.

Creating a read-only mirror of your SVN repository with SVK

Creating a read-only mirror of your SVN repository with SVK

Say, you've got an SVN for your OpenSource project and would like to mirror it to some remote location that hosts opensource projects (such as SourceForge.net or dev.java.net). I'll skip the phase of an account and project registration and assume you've already got your credentials and SVN repo url. I also assume you are on Debian or Ubuntu and your SVN is up and running under Apache httpd.

How to make a small change to a Debian tool and repackage it?

How to make a small change to a Debian tool and repackage it?

This mini-tutorial shows how to modify a small option of a standard Debian/Ubuntu package to accomodate your personal preferences and rebuild and install this package on your system.

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