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  • How to scan your Linux-Distro for Root Kits

    Author: kanenas.netTags: Comments: 12

    How to scan your Linux-Distro for Root Kits Do you suspect that you have a compromised system ? Check now for root kits that the intruder may have installed !!! So... What in the hell is a root kit ??? A root kit is a collection of programs that intruders often install after they have compromised the root account of a system. These programs will help the intruders clean up their tracks, as well as provide access back into the system. Root kits will sometimes leave processes running so that the intruder can come back easily and without the system administrator's knowledge !

  • How To Save Traffic With Apache2's mod_deflate

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 11

    How To Save Traffic With Apache2's mod_deflate In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure mod_deflate on an Apache2 web server. mod_deflate allows Apache2 to compress files and deliver them to clients (e.g. browsers) that can handle compressed content which most modern browsers do. With mod_deflate, you can compress HTML, text or XML files to approx. 20 - 30% of their original sizes, thus saving you server traffic and making your modem users happier.

  • Manage Apache Download Speed And Traffic Limits With mod_cband

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 15

    Manage Apache Download Speed And Traffic Limits With mod_cband In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure mod_cband on an Apache2 web server. mod_cband is an Apache 2 module which provides bandwidth quota and throttling. It solves the problem of limiting users' and virtualhosts' bandwidth usage. The current version can set virtualhosts' and users' bandwidth quotas, maximal download speed, requests-per-second speed and the maximal number of simultanous IP connections.

  • Creating A Safe Directory With PAM And EncFS

    Author: stefbonTags: Comments: 5

    Creating A Safe Directory With PAM And EncFS This HowTo is about creating a user-session-safe directory which offers security on- and offline. This is done with PAM, a module named pam_script and EncFS ("Encrypted Filesystem"). This safe directory is used to store credentials and other sensitive information during a session. When a usersession is ended, in the worst case an encrypted directory remains on the harddrive. In the best case everything is removed. This construction is only meant to store information during a session, not for documents or any other valid information.

  • 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: 15

    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: 10

    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!