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  • How To Set Up A DHCP Server For Your LAN

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 3

    How To Set Up A DHCP Server For Your LAN This tutorial describes how to set up a DHCP server (ISC-DHCP) for your local network. DHCP is short for "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol", it's a protocol that handles the assignment of IP addresses, subnet masks, default routers, and other IP parameters to client PCs that don't have a static IP address. Such computers try to find a DHCP server in their local network which in turn assigns them an IP address, gateway, etc. so that they can connect to the internet or other computers from the local network.

  • Apache-mod_ssl-PHP-Howto

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    Apache-mod_ssl-PHP-Howto This document describes how to install an Apache web server (1.3.x) with mod_ssl and PHP enabled.

  • Apache2-SSL-PHP5-Howto (+ Zend Optimizer And IonCube Loader)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 6

    Apache2-SSL-PHP5-Howto (+ Zend Optimizer And IonCube Loader) This document describes how to install an Apache web server (2.0.x) with SSL and PHP5 (with Zend Optimizer and ionCube Loader) enabled.

  • Running Apache2 With PHP5 And PHP4 At The Same Time

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 6

    Running Apache2 With PHP5 And PHP4 At The Same Time This tutorial shows how to install and configure Apache2 with PHP5 and PHP4 enabled at the same time. Because it is not possible to run both PHP5 and PHP4 as Apache modules, we must run one of them as CGI, the other one as Apache module. In this document I will use PHP5 as Apache module and PHP4 as CGI, and I will describe the setup for the Linux distributions Debian Sarge (3.1) and Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger).

  • Securing Your Server With A Host-based Intrusion Detection System

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 5

    Securing Your Server With A Host-based Intrusion Detection System This article shows how to install and run OSSEC HIDS, an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System. It performs log analysis, integrity checking, rootkit detection, time-based alerting and active response. It helps you detect attacks, software misuse, policy violations and other forms of inappropriate activities.

  • Easy RSS Syndication with MagpieRSS

    Author: SpudchatTags: Comments: 3

    Easy RSS Syndication with MagpieRSS MagpieRSS, affectionately known as Magpie, is an RSS and Atom parser for PHP. It allows you to display the newest articles from websites with RSS or Atom feeds on your own site. This is a great way to add new, fresh, and relevant information to your site. It parses RSS 0.9, RSS 1.0, and has some support for RSS 2.0 as well as Atom 0.3.

  • Integration of dbus and KDE: starting and stopping the session part of dbus with KDM.

    Author: stefbonTags: , Comments: 0

    Integration of dbus and KDE: starting and stopping the session part of dbus with KDM Since some time now a lot of applications make use of D-BUS. This is the case with KDE 3.5, the current stable release of KDE. With the upcomming KDE 4, D-BUS is getting more important, replacing DCOP. In this howto I want to describe a way to start and stop the user and session dependent part of dbus.

  • How to Build an Effective Mail Server Defense

    Author: alinapTags: , , , Comments: 2

    How to Build an Effective Mail Server Defense When speaking of mail server-related security, one tends to limit the issue to message applied security measures, and even more to Antivirus and Antispam protection. This is however only one stage in the more complex process of securing your server. This article aims at identifying and explaining all security layers, highly important when choosing a certain mail server and consequently when configuring and using it.

  • How To Combat Viruses Using Your Postfix Configuration

    Author: todgermeTags: Comments: 0

    How To Combat Viruses Using Your Postfix Configuration In this guide you will learn how to tweak the HowtoForge mail guide for  Postfix (+Auth SMTP + Quota), http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_postfix_mysql_quota_courier, setup to give better Virus protection.  Sadly this always comes at a price as you will see later on.....

  • MySQL Replication On The Same Machine

    Author: sheikhsaTags: Comments: 2

    This How To explain the replication in MySQL on the same machine. You have large hits, with database driven site and performance, redundancy, security now comes in mind. DBA is now input by many fingers to seek some good solution to make happy faces. So here comes words like Cluster, Replication, Backup, Fail Over and others. So what these are? We currently discuss Replication in terms of a web based database driven site for large hits.