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  • Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Etch

    debian Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 5

    Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Etch In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Debian Etch server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration, whereas monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that let you recognize current or upcoming problems (like "We need a bigger server soon, our load average is increasing rapidly."), and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

  • Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme. This walkthrough shows how to install it.

  • A Guide to Virtualization on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

    Author: AdamWTags: , Comments: 0

    A Guide to Virtualization on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring Have you ever wished you had another computer handy? Maybe you want to try a new operating system out. Maybe you want to test something experimental without potentially breaking your own system. Maybe you need to run some software that only runs in a different operating system. Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring comes with a range of virtualization options that can help.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    mandriva Author: Falko TimmeTags: , 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.

  • 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).

  • The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    ubuntu Author: Falko TimmeTags: , 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.

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

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 3

    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.

  • 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.