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  • How To Automatically Scan Uploaded Files For Viruses With php-clamavlib

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    How To Automatically Scan Uploaded Files For Viruses With php-clamavlib This guide describes how you can automatically scan files uploaded by users through a web form on your server using PHP and ClamAV. That way you can make sure that your upload form will not be abused to distribute malware. To glue PHP and ClamAV, we install the package php5-clamavlib/php4-clamavlib which is rather undocumented at this time. That package is available for Debian Etch and Sid and also for Ubuntu Dapper Drake and Edgy Eft, so make sure you use one of these platforms.

  • How To Set Up Linux As A Dial-In Server

    Author: sohaileoTags: Comments: 6

    How To Set Up Linux As A Dial-In Server This document describes how to attach modems to a Linux box and allow it to receive calls to connect users to the network. Its like being your own ISP (Internet Service Provider). If your Linux box is connected to the Internet, then the users will also be connected to the Internet. Your Linux box becomes a router. This is also known as RAS (Remote Access Services) in the Microsoft world. In the Linux world its called PPP (Point to Point Protocol).

  • Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With Ghost4Linux

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 2

    Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With Ghost4Linux This tutorial shows how you can back up and restore hard drives and partitions with Ghost4Linux. Ghost4Linux is a Linux Live-CD that you insert into your computer; it contains hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tools similar to Norton Ghost. The created images are compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally.

  • How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian LAMP Server

    Author: olddocksTags: , , , , Comments: 43

    How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian  LAMP ServerThis tutorial shows a quick way to set up your own LAMP server (Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP/Perl)  on a Ubuntu or Debian system.

  • I need an SSL certificate for my website. What do I have to do?

    apache Author: Till BrehmTags: Comments: 5

    Activate the option SSL on the tab Basic of the web and go to the tab SSL. Provide your information there (State/county and Organizational unit are optional"). Please leave the fields SSL Request and SSL Certificate empty. Choose Create Certificate under Action and then click on Save.Afterwards, if you go to the tab SSL again, you will find the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) under SSL Request. Copy the CSR. With this CSR you can apply for an SSL certificate at companies like Verisign (www.verisign.com), Baltimore (www.baltimore.com), Entrust (www.entrust.com), Geotrust (www.geotrust.com) or InstantSSL (www.instantssl.com).

  • How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 62

    How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data This article is about resizing ext3 partitions without losing data. It shows how to shrink and enlarge existing ext3 partitions and how to merge two ext3 partitions. This can be quite useful if you do not use LVM and you realize that your existing partitioning does not meet your actual needs anymore.

  • vtiger CRM 5.02 on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server (Dapper Drake)

    Author: xamTags: Comments: 1

    vtiger CRM 5.02 on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server (Dapper Drake) This is a detailed description about how to set up a vtiger CRM 5.02 on an Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) based server. vtiger is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management solution built over LAMP stack and other third-party open source packages.

  • How do I scan my Linux system for rootkits, worms, trojans, etc.?

    linux Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 3

    Either with chkrootkit or with rkhunter. chkrootkit Either install the package that comes with your distribution (on Debian you would run apt-get install chkrootkit ), or download the sources from www.chkrootkit.org and install manually: wget --passive-ftp ftp://ftp.pangeia.com.br/pub/seg/pac/chkrootkit.tar.gz tar xvfz chkrootkit.tar.gz cd chkrootkit-<version>/ make sense Afterwards, you can move the chkrootkit directory somewhere else, e.g. /usr/local/chkrootkit:

  • How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror With apt-mirror

    VMWare Image Download Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 25

    How To Create A Local Debian/Ubuntu Mirror With apt-mirror This tutorial shows how to create a Debian/Ubuntu mirror for your local network with the tool apt-mirror. Having a local Debian/Ubuntu mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.

  • Securing the connection between MySQL and MySQL Administrator using an SSH tunnel

    Author: CraigTags: , , Comments: 8

    Securing the connection between MySQL and MySQL Administrator using an SSH tunnelThis is a description of how to set up a secure tunnel between your MySQL Server and a locally running MySQL Administrator using Putty. By creating a secure tunnel to your MySQL server using Putty, you can grant localhost access to powerful applications like MySQL Administrator while at the same time, make your server appear as if it isn't even there. In effect, make your MySQL server disappear from the outside world.