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  • Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Debian Etch

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , 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.

  • The Perfect Desktop - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

    apache Author: Falko TimmeTags: , 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.

  • 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.

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

    debian Author: Falko TimmeTags: , 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.

  • Intrusion Detection With BASE And Snort

    Author: edgeTags: , Comments: 18

    Intrusion Detection With BASE And Snort This tutorial shows how to install and configure BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine) and the Snort intrusion detection system (IDS) on a Debian Sarge system. BASE provides a web front-end to query and analyze the alerts coming from a Snort IDS system. With BASE you can perform analysis of intrusions that Snort has detected on your network.

  • ColdFusion 7.x & MySQL 4.1.x Connection

    Author: demirkapiTags: Comments: 3

    I will try to explain connecting MySQL from ColdFusion on Linux and Windows platform. Why This Tutorial? Because MySQL is one of the best known database solution and a good, powerful and free alternative while working for any kind of application.

  • ColdFusion 7.x Installation on Debian Sarge (3.1r1) Linux

    Author: demirkapiTags: Comments: 12

    I will try to explain here a clean Debian Sarge 3.1r1 and ColdFusion MX 7.0.1 installation. Why This Tutorial? Because there is no documentation about ColdFusion installation on Debian on the internet. As you know Debian Linux is not supported officially by Adobe. But Debian is one of the mosts used and well known Linux distributions especially for server usage and I think there would be some other people who want to use Debian and ColdFusion together.

  • Proftpd Monitoring With phpftpwho

    Author: firefly2442Tags: , , Comments: 1

    Proftpd Monitoring With phpftpwho Proftpd is an excellent FTP server with many features. Wouldn't it be nice to see who is connected to your FTP server and what they are doing all in a convenient web-interface? phpftpwho allows you to see who is accessing your Proftpd FTP server all in a convenient web-interface. It is simple to install and only requires Proftpd, Apache, and PHP.

  • How To Install Internet Explorer On Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft And Dapper Drake)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 9

    How To Install Internet Explorer On Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft And Dapper Drake) This guide shows how to install three different Internet Explorer versions (6.0, 5.5, and 5.0) on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, Edgy Eft and Dapper Drake desktops. This is good for people such as web designers who have switched to Linux but still need to test their web sites in Internet Explorer. In addition to that, there are still a few web sites out there that work only in Internet Explorer.

  • Using Sharp Fonts On A GNOME Desktop

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 10

    Using Sharp Fonts On A GNOME Desktop You might have noticed that fonts are quite fuzzy on Linux desktops which can make your eyes ache if you have to sit in front of your computer all day long. Font rendering is still a little bit awkward and one of the last weaknesses of Linux desktops. This tutorial shows how you can make GNOME and all GNOME applications (such as Evolution, the file browser Nautilus, etc.) use sharp fonts. In fact, we will use the Microsoft Windows standard font, Tahoma, as the standard font in GNOME, too, which will make the desktop look quite familiar if you are used to working with a Windows desktop.