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  • How to make a small change to a Debian tool and repackage it?

    Author: martinfstTags: , Comments: 1

    How to make a small change to a Debian tool and repackage it? This mini-tutorial shows how to modify a small option of a standard Debian/Ubuntu package to accomodate your personal preferences and rebuild and install this package on your system.

  • How To Build A Spam Filtering Mail Gateway

    Author: brian_goldbergTags: Comments: 16

    How To Build A Spam Filtering Mail Gateway By Brian Goldberg - {brian AT carbonite D0T com} www.carbonite.com Spam has evolved from a nusance to a threat. SysAdms need a strategy for combating spam. You can use filtering software loaded on all your users computers, but that takes a lot of time to install and maitenance can be real drag on your time and resources. A better way is to use a centralised device which filters your spam before it enters your enterprise. This "Anti-Spam Gateway" is a lot easier to manage and maintain than individually installed client software. Additionally, it can be tuned to be a lot more effective.

  • Step-by-step OpenLDAP Installation and Configuration

    Author: ganesh35Tags: Comments: 28

    Step-by-step OpenLDAP Installation and Configuration This tutorial describes how to install and configure an OpenLDAP server and also an OpenLDAP client.

  • Run Your Own Webradio Station With Icecast2 And Ices2

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 23

    Run Your Own Webradio Station With Icecast2 And Ices2 This tutorial describes how to set up an audio streaming server with Icecast2. In order that Icecast2 can stream audio to listeners we install Ices2. Ices2 is a program that sends audio data to an Icecast2 server to broadcast to clients. Ices2 can either read audio data from disk (Ogg Vorbis files), or sample live audio from a sound card and encode it on the fly. In this article we will let Ices2 read .ogg files from the local hard disk.

  • How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 1

    How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu This short article describes how you can search for missing packages with apt-file on Debian and Ubuntu systems. apt-file allows you to search for a file name, and it gives back the name(s) of the package(s) containing that file so that you can install the appropriate package.

  • Setting up a serial console

    Author: Daniel15Tags: Comments: 7

    Setting up a serial console This tutorial will show you how to set up a serial console on a Linux system, and connect to it via a null modem cable. This is quite useful if your Linux server is in a headless configuration (no keyboard or monitor), as it allows you to easily get a console on the system if there are any problems with it (especially network problems, when SSH is not available). In the end, the GRUB menu will appear over the serial link, as will the bootup messages (output when booting the system). I'm using Debian Etch on the server and Ubuntu Edgy on my client, although this should work on any Linux distribution.

  • How to Set up Network Bonding in Ubuntu 6.10

    Author: stutchTags: , Comments: 8

    How to Set up Network Bonding in Ubuntu 6.10 Network Bonding, otherwise known as port trunking allows you to combine multiple network ports into a single group, effectively aggregating the bandwidth of multiple interfaces into a single connection. For example, you can aggregate two gigabyte ports into a two-gigabyte trunk port. Bonding is used primarily to provide network load balancing and fault tolerance.

  • Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian/Ubuntu

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 5

    Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian/UbuntuThis tutorial describes how to scan emails for image spam with FuzzyOCR. FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier. Using different methods, it analyzes the content and properties of images to distinguish between normal mails (ham) and spam mails. FuzzyOCR tries to keep the system load low by scanning only mails that have not already been categorized as spam by SpamAssassin, thus avoiding unnecessary work.

  • Building Apache with PHP, MySQL, OCI8 instant client support

    Author: nayyaresTags: , Comments: 2

    Building Apache with PHP, MySQL, OCI8 instant client supportThere are many howtos on building Apache with PHP, MYSQL support, but it is very rare to find some document on OCI8 support with Apache Build, recently I was building a web server in my data center and I was really in trouble when I was searching some installation document, there are few documents , but most of them are using either RPM version of packages or they are missing some of the essential steps. I am trying to write a howto that will help you to at least understand the installation with step-by-step method.

  • How To Install KnowledgebasePublisher On Your Site

    Author: sridharTags: , Comments: 1

    How To Install KnowledgebasePublisher On Your Site This is a step-by-step tutorial on installation of KnowledgebasePublisher, an opensource knowledge base, FAQ script that you can install on your web site.