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Author: ginocic •
Tags: debian, ubuntu •
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.
Author: shakey_1 •
Tags: centos, monitoring •
Cacti on CentOS 4.4 Including The Plug-in Architecture This guide will step you through the process of installing a functional Cacti installation on CentOS 4.4 including the Plug-in Architecture, which will allow you to expand your monitoring solution.
Author: thim •
Tags: php, centos •
Installing The PHP-MSSQL Module On CentOS 5.0 As you might have noticed on Centos 5.0, there is no PHP-MSSQL module/extension available in the default yum repositories. So if you want to use it you can alter the PHP binary or you can compile an mssql module/extension. In this article I will explain how to compile the mssql module/extension.
Author: jfheins •
Tags: php, other, debian •
Installing And Working With eyeOS Under Debian 4.0 This tutorial shows how you can install eyeOS on a standard Linux system. When you have finished this tutorial, you will have a full, working eyeOS on your server. eyeOS is a kind of operating system which works online, i.e. it manages files on the server and enables the user to upload, download and edit files.
Author: nicc777 •
Tags: email •
Converting All Your MS Outlook PST Files To Maildir Format One of the challenges you may face when converting an office from Microsoft Windows to Linux is that many people archive their e-mail in PST files. There are PST tools available, but most of them are commercial, since the PST file format is closed and protected by Microsoft. There are several non-commercial methods to achieve roughly the same goal, and in this tutorial we use IMAP (more specifically, courier-imap) to convert all our e-mails from PST to the Maildir format. The advantage of this approach is that you also lay the foundation for a new mail system, with all your old e-mails already imported the day you switch over.
Author: falko •
Tags: kernel, debian •
How To Compile A Kernel - Debian Etch Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on a Debian Etch system. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.
Author: alinap •
Tags: security, anti-spam/virus •
Introduction to Antispam Practices Competitive Antispam products, proper legislation, efforts towards a better user education, it has all been tried in order to stop spam. However, unsolicited emails keep consuming the space and time of all email users. Moreover, spam messages can be the cause of serious virus and spyware outbreaks, while others “phish” for sensitive information like bank accounts and passwords.
Author: evolutionaryit •
Tags: monitoring •
nBox - Envision your network with nBox -- (Embedded Ntop) The life of a systems or network administrator requires us to maintain an expansive understanding of our network infrastructure to more effectively manage it. Amidst volumes of complex data that some IT problems present and network management is no exception to these complications. Visual tools allow us to better see trends and make sense of the macro view of our networks. Ntop, nBox, nProbe are just the right FOSS tools that can help us gain greater insight.
Author: dune73 •
Tags: apache, security •
Introducing Remo - An Easy Way to Secure an Insecure Online Application with ModSecurity Say you have a nasty application on your Apache webserver that has been installed by some jerks from the marketing department and you can neither remove nor patch it. Maybe it is a time problem, a lack of know-how, a lack of source-code, or possibly even political reasons. Consequently you need to protect it without touching it. There is ModSecurity, but they say this is only for experts. A straightforward alternative is Remo, a graphical rule editor for ModSecurity that comes with a whitelist approach. It has all you need to lock down the application.
Author: falko •
Tags: anti-spam/virus, postfix •
How To Block Spam Before It Enters The Server (Postfix) The last few weeks have seen a dramatic increase in spam (once again). Estimates say that spam makes now up for 80 - 90% of all emails, and many mail servers have difficulties in managing the additional load caused by the latest spam, and spam filters such as SpamAssassin do not recognize large parts of that spam as they did before. Fortunately, we can block a big amount of that spam at the MTA level, for example by using blacklists, running tests on the sender and recipient domains, etc. An additional benefit of doing this is that it lowers the load on the mail servers because the (resource-hungry) spamfilters have to look at less emails.