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  • SpamAssassin-ClamAV-Procmail-Howto

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 2

    SpamAssassin-ClamAV-Procmail-Howto This document describes how to install SpamAssassin (for filtering SPAM) and ClamAV (for filtering viruses, trojans, worms, etc.) and how to invoke them by using procmail recipes. It is suitable for scenarios where Sendmail or Postfix deliver emails to local users. It should work (maybe with slight changes concerning paths etc.) on all *nix operating systems. I tested it on Debian Woody so far.

  • Debian-Kernel-Compile-Howto (Kernel 2.6)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 7

    Debian-Kernel-Compile-Howto (Kernel 2.6) In some cases you might want to compile your own kernel that suits your needs better than the standard kernel that comes with your distribution. I will describe how to do this on a Debian Woody machine (a description for Debian Sarge can be found here!). Please note that this tutorial is for kernel 2.6 only! A tutorial for kernel 2.4 can be found here.

  • Creating Images Of Your Linux System With SystemImager

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 1

    Creating Images Of Your Linux System With SystemImagerHave you ever had the problem that you have set up the "perfect system", and now you want to back up this system before you make changes to it so that you can restore the original state if you changes are not satisfying? Or are you a system administrator in a large company where you have to maintain hundreds of Linux machines that run exactly the same software, but are sick of installing each machine manually? Or did you develop a Linux-based hardware appliance, and now you want to sell it in big numbers on different hardware platforms (i.e., different hard disks, etc., not different processor architectures!) without having to maintain an image for each platform? Or do you want to distribute this solution to

  • Virtual Hosting with Postfix, part one

    Author: joeTags: Comments: 9

    Version 1.0 Author: Joe Topjian <joe [at] adminspotting [dot] net> Last edited 04/11/2005 The virtual domain support in Postfix is actually quite robust. There are three different ways you host virtual domains with Postfix and they're all described here. We'll be looking at the third one: separate domains and non-unix accounts. Why this one? Because in the end, this options gives us the most flexibility. It's a little more complicated to set up and understand but well worth it when you're hosting several domains.

  • Apache2-Frontpage2002-Howto

    Author: joshuaTags: Comments: 2

    Author: Joshua Levitsky Installation Instructions Installation on a Fedora Core 1 box: Mandrake instructions can be found here; and Red Hat 9 instructions are located at John Spencer's site. (Note that John Spencer's instructions were used to create the Fedora documentation here.)

  • mod_gzip - serving compressed content by the Apache webserver

    Author: michael_schroeplTags: Comments: 0

    Author: Michael Schröpl mod_gzip - serving compressed content by the Apache webserver mod_gzip - what's that, anyway? mod_gzip is an external extension module for the WWW's most popular web server Apache, created in autumn, 2000. Its implementation allows for using the compression method gzip for a significant reduction of the volume of web page content served over the HTTP protocol.

  • Virtual Hosting with Postfix, part two

    Author: joeTags: Comments: 3

    Version 1.0 Author: Joe Topjian <joe [at] adminspotting [dot] net> Last edited 04/15/2005 This article will pick up where the last one left off: how to actually retrieve the email we're storing in our virtual accounts. In the first article, I explained how we're using the third type of Postfix virtual hosting which is to use separate domains and non-unix accounts. The separate domains portion was covered fairly well. Now it's time to work on the non-unix accounts.

  • Secure and Private Browsing with Squid

    Author: joeTags: Comments: 12

    Version 1.0 Author: Joe Topjian <joe [at] adminspotting [dot] net> Last edited 05/02/2005 Browsing a site that supports SSL is a definite way to make sure no one can snoop in on what you're doing -- which is a good thing when you're doing something personal like checking email over the web or buying something from amazon. But if you're just doing stuff like reading the daily news or checking movie times, is privacy that important? The ultra-paranoid will give a resounding "yes" to that question while most people will just shrug. I find myself in between those two parties. At home while I'm reading the news, I could care less if the traffic is encrypted or not. However, when I'm at a public wi-fi spot, it does bother me a bit.

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

    debian VMWare Image Download Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 12

    Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) 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.

  • Basic Iptables - Debian/RedHat

    Author: themachineTags: Comments: 17

    Author: BJ Dierkes Contact: wdierkes [at] 5dollarwhitebox [dot] orgUpdated: December 2nd, 2005This is a fairly basic intro to the usage of Netfilter Iptables. How-To was written on a Debian Sarge 3.1 box, though commands and syntax should work with any linux distro.