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  • Setting Up Proftpd With A Postgresql Backend For Auth And Logging

    Author: EvanCarrollTags: Comments: 1

    Setting Up Proftpd With A Postgresql Backend For Auth And Logging This tutorial will get you up and running proftpd pretty fast, and having it utilize a database, if that database has triggers, the possibilities of this configuration are almost endless.

  • How To Set Up suPHP With PHP4 And PHP5

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 7

    How To Set Up suPHP With PHP4 And PHP5 This tutorial shows how to install and use suPHP with PHP4 and PHP5. suPHP is a tool for executing PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user. With the help of suPHP you can also have PHP4 and PHP5 installed at the same time which I will describe at the end of this article. suPHP integrates into Apache2 as a module. At the time of this writing it does work with Apache2 prior to version 2.2. Version 2.2 is not supported yet.

  • Debian On PC Engines WRAP Board With Microdrive

    Author: smithfarm2Tags: Comments: 0

    Debian On PC Engines WRAP Board With Microdrive When I read on the net about people running Linux on these tiny computers I was captivated by the idea of having a full-fledged Linux system that consumes less than 6W of power, and is completely silent, with no spinning fans and disks. One platform for doing this is the WRAP from PC Engines.

  • Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 14

    Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm This article describes how you can monitor your Postfix mailserver with the tools Mailgraph and pflogsumm. Mailgraph creates daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs of sent, received, bounced, and rejected emails and also of spam and viruses, if SpamAssassin and ClamAV are integrated into Postfix. These graphs can be accessed with a browser, whereas pflogsumm ("Postfix Log Entry Summarizer") can be used to send reports of Postfix activity per email.

  • Secure Your Apache With mod_security

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 9

    Secure Your Apache With mod_security This article shows how to install and configure mod_security. mod_security is an Apache module (for Apache 1 and 2) that provides intrusion detection and prevention for web applications. It aims at shielding web applications from known and unknown attacks, such as SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, path traversal attacks, etc.

  • Ubuntu LAMP Server With Torrentflux In VMware

    Author: CalvinTags: Comments: 5

    Ubuntu LAMP Server With Torrentflux In VMwareThis tutorial is meant for Linux newbies who want to try and build a Ubuntu Server box as a webserver and torrent client. It is a step by step instruction on how to do this in VMWare on Windows XP to get the feel of it. I wrote this after, being a Linux newbie myself, a lot of trial-and-error and googling. Hope this helps you!

  • Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto

    Author: xenlabTags: , Comments: 11

    Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto  By now you've got the perfect setup for your new Ubuntu 6.0.6 (Dapper Drake) box. You may have even followed the excellent Intrusion Detection and Prevention with BASE and Snort tutorial. And as an added precaution you installed DenyHosts to prevent hack attempts via ssh. But now that you've got your new LAMP server on the internet, how can you tell that your new web server is secure? You test it, of course!

  • Securing the CentOS Server with Bastille and PSAD

    centos Author: treedTags: , Comments: 1

    Securing the CentOS Perfect Setup with Bastille. This article shows how to secure a CentOS server using psad, Bastille, and some other tweaks. psad is a tool that helps detect port scans and other suspicious traffic, and the Bastille hardening program locks down an operating system, proactively configuring the system for increased security and decreasing its susceptibility to compromise.

  • Linux GPRS/EDGE via Bluetooth HOWTO

    Author: tdiTags: Comments: 6

    Linux GPRS/EDGE via Bluetooth HOWTOIn this guide I will show you howto configure internet access through GPRS/EDGE, using bluetooth connection with your GSM phone. I am using gentoo and Nokia 6310i phone, but this will work with any distribution and any bluetooth capable phone.

  • Invalid or corrupt certificate error code -8182, how can i fix it?

    apache Author: adminTags: Comments: 0

    You can re-generate the ISPConfig SSL certificate like this: openssl genrsa -des3 -passout pass:yourpassword -out /root/ispconfig/httpd/conf/ssl.key/server.key2 1024 openssl req -new -passin pass:yourpassword -passout pass:yourpassword -key /root/ispconfig/httpd/conf/ssl.key/server.key2 -out /root/ispconfig/httpd/conf/ssl.csr/server.csr -days 365 openssl req -x509 -passin pass:yourpassword -passout pass:yourpassword -key /root/ispconfig/httpd/conf/ssl.key/server.key2 -in /root/ispconfig/httpd/conf/ssl.csr/server.csr -out /root/ispconfig/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt -days 365