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  • Setting up Subversion and websvn on Debian

    Author: bertheymansTags: , Comments: 51

    Setting up Subversion and websvn on Debian This howto will illustrate a way to install and configure Subversion and websvn on a Debian server. I will not specifically configure inetd with svnserve in this howto. Rest assured that Subversion will be totally functional without it. You can copy/paste most of the howto to get it working.

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  • Lintrack As A LAN Gateway And An OpenVPN Bridge

    Author: pjfTags: , , Comments: 1

    Lintrack As A LAN Gateway And An OpenVPN Bridge This tutorial will guide you through installation and configuration of Lintrack, a GNU/Linux distribution specialized in networking tasks. We will give two LANs access to the internet along with DHCP and DNS cache servers, and then we will connect our networks using OpenVPN in bridging mode. You should be running all these in well under an hour, thanks to the unified configuration interface of Lintrack.

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  • The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1)

    mandriva Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 4

    The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1) This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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  • Virtual Hosting With vsftpd And PostgreSQL

    Author: norbi771Tags: , Comments: 1

    Virtual Hosting With vsftpd And PostgreSQL This document describes how to install a vsftpd server that uses virtual users from a PostgreSQL database instead of real system users. I couldn't find any tutorial like that on the internet, so when that configuration finally worked for me, I decided to publish it. The documentation is based on FreeBSD 6.2 which I was recently forced to use (I usually use Debian). Nevertheless the document should be suitable for almost any Linux distribution as well (may require very small amendments).

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  • The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    ubuntu Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 3

    With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial shows people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 2

    Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Debian Etch 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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  • Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Debian Etch

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 17

    Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Debian Etch In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on a Debian Etch system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule.

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  • The Perfect Desktop - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

    apache Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 11

    The Perfect Desktop - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. In this tutorial I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Debian Etch in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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  • Perfect Setup Of Snort + Base + PostgreSQL On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

    Author: ruribeetxeberriaTags: , , Comments: 7

    Perfect Setup Of Snort + Base + PostgreSQL On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS This tutorial describes how you can install and configure the Snort IDS (intrusion detection system) and BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine) on an Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) system. With the help of Snort and BASE, you can monitor your system - with BASE you can perform analysis of intrusions that Snort has detected on your network. Snort will use a PostgreSQL database to store/log the data it gathers.

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

    debian Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 4

    Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Debian Etch 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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