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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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  • Linux-Vserver on Debian Sarge

    Author: themachineTags: Comments: 14

    Author: BJ DierkesContact: wdierkes [at] 5dollarwhitebox [dot] orgUpdated: November 11th, 2005This document describes how to install and configure a Debian Sarge system to utilize the linux-vserver kernel patch allowing you run multiple virtual servers on a single machine.http://www.linux-vserver.org

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  • lazarus (free pascal delphi like ide) on ubuntu (amd64)

    Author: mariuzTags: Comments: 4

    Download x86-64 (or i386) free pascal binary package from sf.nettar -xvf fpc-2.0.0.x86_64-linux.tarsudo sh install.sh

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  • Monodevelop on Ubuntu (amd64)

    Author: mariuzTags: Comments: 5

    I have installed monodevelop with sudo apt-get install monodevelopbut it crashed on my machine (amd64) and mono version was quite old 1.1.8.3 (default on breezy)Remove the old version apt-get remove mono monodevelopwget http://go-mono.com/sources/libgdiplus-1.1/libgdiplus-1.1.10.tar.gztar zxf libgdiplus-1.1.10.tar.gzcd libgdiplus-1.1.10 ./configure --prefix=/usrmake;sudo make install;cd ..wget http://go-mono.com/sources/mono-1.1/mono-1.1.10.tar.gztar zxf mono-1.1.10.tar.gzcd mono-1.1.10 ./configure --prefix=/usrmake;sudo make install;cd ..

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  • Booting Debian from external firewire on Powerpc Mac

    Author: boborossoTags: Comments: 0

    Booting Linux from a mac with firewire requires either editing initrd of an initrd kernel or building a custom one without initrd and with scsi and firewire support compiled in. Not for newbies, unless you know already how to make your firewire drive work under Linux (even if you cannot make it boot).The new beta debian etch installer is able to recognize firewire drives, so I succesfully compiled a kernel and installed the bootloader, so that the installing process could complete. Tested with a maxtor one touch and a titanium powerbook v.2

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  • Install Steps VHCS 2.4.6.2 in Debian 3.1 base install

    Author: sachiTags: Comments: 1

    Install Steps VHCS 2.4.6.2 in Debian 3.1 base install On install of Debian, select no packages to be installed, allow it to connect to the internet and let it download anything it needs, usually its libs etc. Exim is most likely installed at this point so dont worry it will be removed shortly.1).vi /etc/apt/sources.list (add the following sources)Code: deb ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ stable main deb-src ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ stable main

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