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  • Apt-For-RPM-Howto

    Author: falkoTags: Comments: 10

    Apt-For-RPM-Howto In this short tutorial I will show how to install and use Debian's package manager apt on various rpm-based distributions like Fedora, Mandrake (or Mandriva, they changed their name...), RedHat, SUSE, and Yellow Dog Linux. apt for rpm is also known as apt4rpm, or aptrpm.

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  • Virtual Hosting with Postfix, part one

    Author: joeTags: Comments: 9

    Version 1.0 Author: Joe Topjian <joe [at] adminspotting [dot] net> Last edited 04/11/2005 The virtual domain support in Postfix is actually quite robust. There are three different ways you host virtual domains with Postfix and they're all described here. We'll be looking at the third one: separate domains and non-unix accounts. Why this one? Because in the end, this options gives us the most flexibility. It's a little more complicated to set up and understand but well worth it when you're hosting several domains.

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  • Apache2-Frontpage2002-Howto

    Author: joshuaTags: Comments: 2

    Author: Joshua Levitsky Installation Instructions Installation on a Fedora Core 1 box: Mandrake instructions can be found here; http://www.newwebsite.com/mandrake.html and Red Hat 9 instructions are located at John Spencer's site. (Note that John Spencer's instructions were used to create the Fedora documentation here.)

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  • mod_gzip - serving compressed content by the Apache webserver

    Author: michael_schroeplTags: Comments: 0

    Author: Michael Schröpl mod_gzip - serving compressed content by the Apache webserver mod_gzip - what's that, anyway? mod_gzip is an external extension module for the WWW's most popular web server Apache, created in autumn, 2000. Its implementation allows for using the compression method gzip for a significant reduction of the volume of web page content served over the HTTP protocol.

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  • Virtual Hosting with Postfix, part two

    Author: joeTags: Comments: 3

    Version 1.0 Author: Joe Topjian <joe [at] adminspotting [dot] net> Last edited 04/15/2005 This article will pick up where the last one left off: how to actually retrieve the email we're storing in our virtual accounts. In the first article, I explained how we're using the third type of Postfix virtual hosting which is to use separate domains and non-unix accounts. The separate domains portion was covered fairly well. Now it's time to work on the non-unix accounts.

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  • Secure and Private Browsing with Squid

    Author: joeTags: Comments: 12

    Version 1.0 Author: Joe Topjian <joe [at] adminspotting [dot] net> Last edited 05/02/2005 Browsing a site that supports SSL is a definite way to make sure no one can snoop in on what you're doing -- which is a good thing when you're doing something personal like checking email over the web or buying something from amazon. But if you're just doing stuff like reading the daily news or checking movie times, is privacy that important? The ultra-paranoid will give a resounding "yes" to that question while most people will just shrug. I find myself in between those two parties. At home while I'm reading the news, I could care less if the traffic is encrypted or not. However, when I'm at a public wi-fi spot, it does bother me a bit.

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  • Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota)

    debian VMWare Image Download Author: falkoTags: Comments: 12

    Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) This document describes how to install a Proftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota with this setup.

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  • Basic Iptables - Debian/RedHat

    Author: themachineTags: Comments: 17

    Author: BJ Dierkes Contact: wdierkes [at] 5dollarwhitebox [dot] orgUpdated: December 2nd, 2005This is a fairly basic intro to the usage of Netfilter Iptables. How-To was written on a Debian Sarge 3.1 box, though commands and syntax should work with any linux distro.

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  • Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management)

    VMWare Image Download Author: falkoTags: Comments: 16

    Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

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  • NIC Bonding/Teaming - Debian Sarge

    Author: themachineTags: Comments: 12

    Author: BJ DierkesLast Update: December 1st, 2005Contact: wdierkes [at] 5dollarwhitebox [dot] orgThis is a basic howto on the configuration of NIC Bonding/Teaming with Debian Linux. I have recently made changes fixing typos that would have kept this from working properly!

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