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A Beginner's Guide To LVM

A Beginner's Guide To LVM

This guide shows how to work with LVM (Logical Volume Management) on Linux. It also describes how to use LVM together with RAID1 in an extra chapter. As LVM is a rather abstract topic, this article comes with a Debian Etch VMware image that you can download and start, and on that Debian Etch system you can run all the commands I execute here and compare your results with mine. Through this practical approach you should get used to LVM very fast.

Accessing Windows Or Samba Shares Using AutoFS

Accessing Windows Or Samba Shares Using AutoFS

You already installed Linux on your networked desktop PC and now you want to work with files stored on some other PCs in your network. This is where autofs comes into play. This tutorial shows how to configure autofs to use CIFS to access Windows or Samba shares from Linux Desktop PCs. It also includes a tailored configuration file.

How To Integrate Samba (File Sharing) Using Active Directory For Authentication

How To Integrate Samba (File Sharing) Using Active Directory For Authentication 

This tutorial explains how to install a Gentoo samba server and how to share folders with ActiveDirectory permissions.

Running A File-, Print-, Proxy-, DHCP-, AND Time-Server For Small/Medium Enterprises

Running A File-, Print-, Proxy-, DHCP-, AND Time-Server For Small/Medium Enterprises

This article shows how to run a file-, print-, HTTP proxy- DHCP-, and time server for small and medium enterprises (SME) on one single Debian Sarge system. It is very easy to set up, and management is done with an easy-to-use web interface called eBox so once the system is set up, you can forget about the command line. eBox was developed to administrate advanced services for corporate networks, and it was created for Debian Sarge.

[Debian-Sarge] Tunneling NFS over SSH

[Debian-Sarge] Tunneling NFS over SSH

The goal of this howto is building a NFS server that works on a SSH tunnel. This way all traffic between your hosts and the file server is encrypted and thus more secure. Normally you should enter a password every time you try to establish a SSH connection but since we could be mounting at bootup we will use ssh-keygen to create a keypair so we can login without entering a password. We will, however, limit that login session to executing just one command.

Setting Up A Highly Available NFS Server

Setting Up A Highly Available NFS Server

In this tutorial I will describe how to set up a highly available NFS server that can be used as storage solution for other high-availability services like, for example, a cluster of web servers that are being loadbalanced. If you have a web server cluster with two or more nodes that serve the same web site(s), than these nodes must access the same pool of data so that every node serves the same data, no matter if the loadbalancer directs the user to node 1 or node n. This can be achieved with an NFS share on an NFS server that all web server nodes (the NFS clients) can access.

SAMBA (Domain Controller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"

SAMBA (Domain Controller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"

This is a detailed description about the steps to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.10 - Breezy Badger) to act as file- and print server for Windows (tm) workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information. This is suitable for workgroups for up to 250 users and is easier to setup than an LDAP backend. A second howto covering the installation of LDAP + SAMBA will be published on HowtoForge soon.

How To Install Linux Software-Raid on Debian 3.1, 3.1r1a & Ubuntu 5.10

How To Install Linux Software-Raid on Debian 3.1, 3.1r1a & Ubuntu 5.10

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(c) Copyleft Patrick Coeman (patrick_dot_coeman_at_171_dot_net)
Last edited: 21/01/2006

Tested with these distros: Debian 3.1 & 3.1r1a sarge, Ubuntu-server 5.10 "The Breezy Badger Release" all for i386.

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