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  • Intrusion Detection: Snort, Base, MySQL, And Apache2 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

    Author: DevilManTags: , , Comments: 6

    Intrusion Detection: Snort, Base, MySQL, and Apache2 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure Snort (an intrusion detection system (IDS)) from source, BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine), MySQL, and Apache2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Snort will assist you in monitoring your network and alert you about possible threats. Snort will output its log files to a MySQL database which BASE will use to display a graphical interface in a web browser.

  • Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 1

    Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200) This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

  • Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 7.10)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , , Comments: 5

    Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 7.10) This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota (quota is not built into Postfix by default, I'll show how to patch your Postfix appropriately). Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database (most documents I found were dealing with plain text passwords which is a security risk). In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.

  • Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

    linux_mint Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop) This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 4.0 (Daryna) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 4.0 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 7.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

  • Enabling Compiz Fusion On An OpenSUSE GNOME 10.3 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    Enabling Compiz Fusion On An OpenSUSE GNOME 10.3 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200) This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an OpenSUSE 10.3 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

  • Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

    fedora Author: o.meyerTags: , Comments: 4

    Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop) This document describes how to set up a Fedora desktop - including how to enable special mouse buttons, improve laptop support (depending on your model), set up printers (especially HP) and the usage of Compiz Fusion. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

  • How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 7 To Fedora 8

    fedora Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 7 To Fedora 8 This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Fedora 7 to Fedora 8.

  • How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Mandriva 2007.1 To Mandriva 2008.0

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Mandriva 2007.1 To Mandriva 2008.0 This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Mandriva 2007.1 to Mandriva 2008.0.

  • Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200) This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

  • Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200) This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.