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  • Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10 QGRUBEditor is a graphical frontend for managing the GRUB bootloader. By using QGRUBEditor, you do not have to mess around with the GRUB configuration in /boot/grub/menu.lst anymore. This article shows how to install and use QGRUBEditor on Ubuntu 7.10.

  • Integrating XCache Into PHP5 (Debian Etch & Apache2)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 5

    Integrating XCache Into PHP5 (Debian Etch & Apache2) This guide explains how to integrate XCache into PHP5 on a Debian Etch system (with Apache2). From the XCache project page: "XCache is a fast, stable PHP opcode cacher that has been tested and is now running on production servers under high load." It's similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and APC.

  • How To Install The Openbravo ERP On Debian Etch

    Author: o.meyerTags: Comments: 6

    How To Install The Openbravo ERP On Debian Etch This document describes how to set up Openbravo ERP (enterprise management system) on Debian Etch. Taken from the Openbravo page: "Openbravo is an open source ERP solution designed specifically for the SME (small to midsize firm). Developed in a web based environment, it includes many robust functionalities which are considered part of the extended ERP: procurement and warehouse management, project and service management, production management, and financial management."

  • Integrating XCache Into PHP5 (Mandriva 2008.0 & Apache2)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 0

    Integrating XCache Into PHP5 (Mandriva 2008.0 & Apache2) This guide explains how to integrate XCache into PHP5 on a Mandriva 2008.0 system (with Apache2). From the XCache project page: "XCache is a fast, stable PHP opcode cacher that has been tested and is now running on production servers under high load." It's similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and APC.

  • How To Install ImpressCMS 1.0 Final On Debian Etch

    Author: o.meyerTags: Comments: 0

    How To Install ImpressCMS 1.0 Final On Debian Etch This document describes how to set up ImpressCMS 1.0 Final On Debian Etch. Taken from the ImpressCMS page: "ImpressCMS is a community developed Content Management System for easily building and maintaining a dynamic web site. Keep your web site up to date with this easy to use, secure and flexible system."

  • How To Set Up SSH With Public-Key Authentication On Debian Etch

    Author: DaneeyTags: , Comments: 8

    How To Set Up SSH With Public-Key Authentication On Debian Etch This mini-howto explains how to set up an SSH server on Debian Etch with public-key authorization (and optionally with disabled password logins). SSH is a great tool to control Linux-based computers remotely. It's safe and secure.

  • Open-Source Classroom Management With iTALC On Ubuntu 7.10

    Author: o.meyerTags: , Comments: 4

    Open-Source Classroom Management With iTALC On Ubuntu 7.10 This document describes how to set up iTALC on Ubuntu 7.10. iTALC is an open-source classroom management solution that lets you view and control other computers in your network. It lets you remote-control other computers, show the teacher's screen on all students' computers, lock workstations, send text-messages to students, power on/off and reboot remote computers, etc.

  • How to Secure VSFTP with SSL and Two-factor Authentication

    Author: nowenTags: , Comments: 0

    How to Secure VSFTP with SSL and Two-factor AuthenticationRecently, there was a report from Finjan that administrator credentials for over 9,000 FTP servers were for sale. Then, F-Secure noted an increase in FTP-based attacks. Many companies and organization still use FTP extensively. If you're running an FTP server and you think you're admin credentials might be one of those 9,000, you should consider implementing two-factor authentication for SSH, which will then also give you two-factor authentication for SCP. This document shows how to configure the popular and secure VSFTP to use SSL for encryption and WiKID for two-factor authentication for your FTP users.

  • Monitoring With Groundwork Open Source On CentOS 5.1

    Author: shakey_1Tags: , Comments: 4

    Monitoring With Groundwork Open Source On CentOS 5.1 Nagios is (in my opinion) one of the finest availability and monitoring solutions available. The stability, extendability and cost effectiveness (it is free under the GPL), are second to none (again, my opinion). That being said, it is far from being the easiest monitoring solution to implement. The build process itself, while not being overly complicated, can be vexing to new Linux users. That doesn't even include the configuration, which sometimes still makes me cringe.

  • How To Extract Values From top And Plot Them

    Author: shuaibzahdaTags: , Comments: 16

    How To Extract Values From top And Plot Them Many researchers who are doing performance evaluation and benchmarking need to capture the values of the CPU and the RAM. Others might need to capture the throughput as well. In this short tutorial I will show how I capture the CPU and RAM values from “top” and then extract them in one line command.