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  • How To Set Up suPHP With PHP4 And PHP5

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 7

    How To Set Up suPHP With PHP4 And PHP5 This tutorial shows how to install and use suPHP with PHP4 and PHP5. suPHP is a tool for executing PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user. With the help of suPHP you can also have PHP4 and PHP5 installed at the same time which I will describe at the end of this article. suPHP integrates into Apache2 as a module. At the time of this writing it does work with Apache2 prior to version 2.2. Version 2.2 is not supported yet.

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  • How To Know Which Linux Distribution You Are Using?

    Author: g33kTags: Comments: 24

    How To Know Which Linux Distribution You Are Using? Here are a few ways to find out which linux distro you are using.

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  • Debian On PC Engines WRAP Board With Microdrive

    Author: smithfarm2Tags: Comments: 0

    Debian On PC Engines WRAP Board With Microdrive When I read on the net about people running Linux on these tiny computers I was captivated by the idea of having a full-fledged Linux system that consumes less than 6W of power, and is completely silent, with no spinning fans and disks. One platform for doing this is the WRAP from PC Engines.

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  • Server Monitoring With BixData

    Author: JedTags: Comments: 3

    Server Monitoring With BixData BixData is a system, application, and network monitoring tool which allows you to easily monitor nearly every aspect of your servers. It can be used for general reporting, for sending notifications when problems arise, or for automatic maintenance and repairs - by executing scripts when errors or particular conditions arise. The BixData system is made of three separate parts. The BixAgent runs on any machine you want to monitor. The BixServer is used to monitor machines remotely and to keep track of many different machines. The BixDesktop is a graphical interface that is used to setup and interact with the rest of the system.

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  • Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm

    Author: falkoTags: Comments: 14

    Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm This article describes how you can monitor your Postfix mailserver with the tools Mailgraph and pflogsumm. Mailgraph creates daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs of sent, received, bounced, and rejected emails and also of spam and viruses, if SpamAssassin and ClamAV are integrated into Postfix. These graphs can be accessed with a browser, whereas pflogsumm ("Postfix Log Entry Summarizer") can be used to send reports of Postfix activity per email.

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  • Secure Your Apache With mod_security

    Author: falkoTags: Comments: 9

    Secure Your Apache With mod_security This article shows how to install and configure mod_security. mod_security is an Apache module (for Apache 1 and 2) that provides intrusion detection and prevention for web applications. It aims at shielding web applications from known and unknown attacks, such as SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, path traversal attacks, etc.

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  • Ubuntu LAMP Server With Torrentflux In VMware

    Author: CalvinTags: Comments: 5

    Ubuntu LAMP Server With Torrentflux In VMwareThis tutorial is meant for Linux newbies who want to try and build a Ubuntu Server box as a webserver and torrent client. It is a step by step instruction on how to do this in VMWare on Windows XP to get the feel of it. I wrote this after, being a Linux newbie myself, a lot of trial-and-error and googling. Hope this helps you!

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  • Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto

    Author: xenlabTags: , Comments: 10

    Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto  By now you've got the perfect setup for your new Ubuntu 6.0.6 (Dapper Drake) box. You may have even followed the excellent Intrusion Detection and Prevention with BASE and Snort tutorial. And as an added precaution you installed DenyHosts to prevent hack attempts via ssh. But now that you've got your new LAMP server on the internet, how can you tell that your new web server is secure? You test it, of course!

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  • How To Monitor A System With Sysstat On Centos 4.3

    Author: Quantact-TimTags: , Comments: 8

    How To Monitor A System With Sysstat On Centos 4.3 A common task for System Administrators is to monitor and care for a server. That's fairly easy to do at a moment's notice, but how to keep a record of this information over time?  One way to monitor your server is to use the Sysstat package. Sysstat is actually a collection of utilities designed to collect information about the performance of a linux installation, and record them over time.

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  • Securing the CentOS Perfect Setup with Bastille

    Author: treedTags: , Comments: 1

    Securing the CentOS Perfect Setup with Bastille This article shows how to secure a CentOS server using psad, Bastille, and some other tweaks. psad is a tool that helps detect port scans and other suspicious traffic, and the Bastille hardening program locks down an operating system, proactively configuring the system for increased security and decreasing its susceptibility to compromise.

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