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  • Secure Servers: Package Building With EnGarde Secure Linux

    Author: secureguardianTags: , Comments: 0

    Secure Servers: Package Building With EnGarde Secure Linux Although EnGarde Secure Linux does not include a development environment "out of the box," all of the tools to set one up are available via the Guardian Digital Secure Network. The purpose of this document is to provide you, the software developer, with the instructions to set up a package building environment of your own. After building the environment, we will walk you through building a package for the popular object oriented programming language, Ruby. Read on for an introduction to your EnGarde Package Building Survival Guide.

  • The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME)

    opensuse Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 6

    The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME) This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 10.3 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 Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 6

    Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin UNetbootin is a tool that allows you to install various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, ArchLinux) from a Windows or a Linux desktop over the internet (i.e., you don't need to burn the Ubuntu, Fedora, ... CDs). Unlike the Ubuntu installation with Wubi, real partitions are created during the installation. In the end, you have a dual-boot system (Linux/Windows or Linux/Linux).

  • Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum And Yumex On Fedora 7

    Author: o.meyerTags: , Comments: 0

    Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum And Yumex On Fedora 7 This article explains how to improve/optimize/speed up package installation with Yum, install packages with "Yum Extender" (a GUI for Yum with extensive features to manage packages), and manage different external package repositories - with focus on prevention of problems with different repositories - on Fedora 7.

  • Cacti With Xampp On Ubuntu

    Author: deadwaitTags: , Comments: 2

    Cacti With Xampp On Ubuntu This is a simple setup of Cacti, so that you don’t really need a "Linux" expert to maintain it. Please note that Cacti can also be installed on Windows and guides for both these installations are available on the net. This guide is just a repeat of how Cacti was set up here in Mumbai.

  • Enhanced Logging With rsyslog On Debian Etch And phpLogcon For Viewing

    Author: MiguelTags: , Comments: 5

    Enhanced Logging With rsyslog On Debian Etch And phpLogcon For Viewing Well everybody knows the issues of reading and searching in log files. If you have more than one machine it even gets worse. This tutorial describes how to install and configure rsyslog on Debian Etch, but it can be adapted to other distributions.

  • Displaying System Details On Your Desktop With Conky System Monitor On Ubuntu 7.04

    Author: o.meyerTags: , , Comments: 2

    Displaying System Details On Your Desktop With Conky System Monitor On Ubuntu 7.04 This document describes how to set up the light-weight Conky system monitor on Ubuntu 7.04. Conky is a desktop widget that is able to display most diverse information like CPU temperature, current used network-bandwith or anything you want. You can customize the whole layout including colors and fonts.

  • Watching Your Power Consumption With Powertop On Fedora 7

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 0

    Watching Your Power Consumption With Powertop On Fedora 7 Powertop is a command-line tool released by Intel that shows you the power consumption of the applications running on your system. It works best on notebooks with Intel mobile processors and can help you find out the programs that put a strain on your notebook battery. It requires kernel 2.6.21 or newer with tickless idle enabled (CONFIG_NO_HZ) (which is currently available for 32-bit kernels only). Fedora 7 comes with a 2.6.21 kernel by default, so we can use Powertop on it.

  • The Perfect Server - Gentoo 2007.0

    Author: rachelTags: Comments: 4

    The Perfect Server - Gentoo 2007.0 This tutorial shows how to set up a Gentoo 2007.0 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the x86 version of Gentoo 2007.0, but should apply to other architectures with very little modification.

  • Preventing Brute Force Attacks With BlockHosts On Debian Etch

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 6

    Preventing Brute Force Attacks With BlockHosts On Debian Etch In this article I will show how to install and configure BlockHosts on a Debian Etch system. BlockHosts is a Python tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, it stops further login attempts from that IP address/host. By default, BlockHosts supports services that use TCP_WRAPPERS, such as SSH, i.e. services, that use /etc/hosts.allow or /etc/hosts.deny, but it can also block other services using iproute or iptables.