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  • How To Set Up Mumble Voice Chat On Fedora 7

    Author: o.meyerTags: , Comments: 1

    How To Set Up Mumble Voice Chat On Fedora 7 This document describes how to set up a Mumble voice chat environment with Fedora 7. Mumble is a low-latency voice chat software with focus on games.

  • PHP Access To An MSSQL Database From Debian Etch With ODBC And FreeTDS

    Author: kkimmellTags: , , Comments: 8

    PHP Access To An MSSQL Database From Debian Etch With ODBC And FreeTDS This assumes you already have Apache2 and PHP5 set up properly on your system. My efforts to get this connection working were compiled from information found at www.unixodbc.org and www.freetds.org. These steps worked for me with an Apache2 web server with php5 running on Debian Etch stable in October of 2007. The SQL server is running Microsoft SQL 2005 on a Windows 2003 Server OS.

  • Automated Backups With rdiff-backup

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 12

    Automated Backups With rdiff-backupThis tutorial describes how to do automated server backups with the tool rdiff-backup. rdiff-backup lets you make backups over a network using SSH so that the data transfer is encrypted. The use of SSH makes rdiff-backup very secure because noone can read the data that is being transferred. rdiff-backup makes incremental backups, thus saving bandwidth.

  • Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Fedora 7

    fedora Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 3

    Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Fedora 7 In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Fedora 7 server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration, whereas monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that lets you recognize current or upcoming problems (like "We need a bigger server soon, our load average is increasing rapidly."), and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

  • The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

    mandriva Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) 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.

  • Installing HP Systems Insight Manager On CentOS

    Author: mastrboyTags: , , Comments: 1

    Installing HP Systems Insight Manager On CentOS HP Systems Insight Manager is a free tool from HP that can monitor your network and receive SNMP Traps. It's an excellent trap manager but also a system resource hog.

  • Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On OpenSUSE 10.3

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 4

    Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On OpenSUSE 10.3 In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on an OpenSUSE 10.3 system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule.

  • Installing LedgerSMB (Open Source Accounting Application) On Debian Etch

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 1

    Installing LedgerSMB (Open Source Accounting Application) On Debian Etch LedgerSMB is a free (licensed under the GPL), web based double entry accounting system written in Perl which uses PostgreSQL for data storage. It is intended for small and medium businesses (SMB), and it can be used easily through a regular web browser like Firefox. This tutorial explains how to install LedgerSMB on a Debian Etch system.

  • Defining Macros With mod_macro In Apache

    Author: TenzerTags: Comments: 1

    Defining Macros With mod_macro In Apache This guide is about mod_macro, which makes the job of managing an Apache webserver much easier, or just for the home developer with several test pages or projects. I will explain how to get it running and give some examples of how I use the module, to help you get started with using it.

  • Installing GNOME On PCLinuxOS 2007

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 4

    Installing GNOME On PCLinuxOS 2007 The default desktop environment on PCLinuxOS 2007 is KDE, and during the installation you have no choice to install another desktop environment. This guide shows how you can install GNOME from the PCLinuxOS 2007 KDE desktop.