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  • Secure your SSH deployment with WiKID two-factor authentication

    Author: nowenTags: , Comments: 5

    Secure your SSH deployment with WiKID two-factor authentication In this document we are going to demonstrate how to combine two-factor authentication from WiKID with an SSH gateway server with hosted private keys to create a highly secure, auditable and easy to use remote access solution. The WiKID Strong Authentication System is a commercial/open source two-factor authentication solution.

  • Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 5

    Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu This article describes how to install the new native Linux Flash Player 9 from Adobe on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop so that it can be used within Firefox. The procedure works for other Ubuntu versions and Debian as well.

  • How to make apache2 authenticate against MS SQL 2000 Server

    Author: spatsTags: Comments: 0

    How to make apache2 authenticate against MS SQL 2000 Server In a recent project I needed to make apache2 authenticate against MS SQL 200 Server. I did some hacks to make it happen. So to keep history log of what was done this document was made.

  • Configuring Tomcat5 and Apache2 with Virtual Hosts using mod_jk

    Author: ctroypTags: , Comments: 21

    Configuring Tomcat5 and Apache2 with Virtual Hosts using mod_jk This tutorial explains how I was able to setup a web server in order to support Java Server Pages (JSP) and Servlets using virtually hosted websites. The ultimate goal is to provide instructions on how to incorporate JSP/Servlet support on the ISPConfig web hosting software. I felt it was necessary to provide this first segment separately for those that do not wish to use the ISPConfig web hosting control panel.

  • How To Automatically Scan Uploaded Files For Viruses With php-clamavlib

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    How To Automatically Scan Uploaded Files For Viruses With php-clamavlib This guide describes how you can automatically scan files uploaded by users through a web form on your server using PHP and ClamAV. That way you can make sure that your upload form will not be abused to distribute malware. To glue PHP and ClamAV, we install the package php5-clamavlib/php4-clamavlib which is rather undocumented at this time. That package is available for Debian Etch and Sid and also for Ubuntu Dapper Drake and Edgy Eft, so make sure you use one of these platforms.

  • How To Set Up Linux As A Dial-In Server

    Author: sohaileoTags: Comments: 7

    How To Set Up Linux As A Dial-In Server This document describes how to attach modems to a Linux box and allow it to receive calls to connect users to the network. Its like being your own ISP (Internet Service Provider). If your Linux box is connected to the Internet, then the users will also be connected to the Internet. Your Linux box becomes a router. This is also known as RAS (Remote Access Services) in the Microsoft world. In the Linux world its called PPP (Point to Point Protocol).

  • Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With Ghost4Linux

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 2

    Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With Ghost4Linux This tutorial shows how you can back up and restore hard drives and partitions with Ghost4Linux. Ghost4Linux is a Linux Live-CD that you insert into your computer; it contains hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tools similar to Norton Ghost. The created images are compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally.

  • How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian LAMP Server

    Author: olddocksTags: , , , , Comments: 43

    How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian  LAMP ServerThis tutorial shows a quick way to set up your own LAMP server (Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP/Perl)  on a Ubuntu or Debian system.

  • I need an SSL certificate for my website. What do I have to do?

    apache Author: Till BrehmTags: Comments: 5

    Activate the option SSL on the tab Basic of the web and go to the tab SSL. Provide your information there (State/county and Organizational unit are optional"). Please leave the fields SSL Request and SSL Certificate empty. Choose Create Certificate under Action and then click on Save.Afterwards, if you go to the tab SSL again, you will find the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) under SSL Request. Copy the CSR. With this CSR you can apply for an SSL certificate at companies like Verisign (www.verisign.com), Baltimore (www.baltimore.com), Entrust (www.entrust.com), Geotrust (www.geotrust.com) or InstantSSL (www.instantssl.com).

  • How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 63

    How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data This article is about resizing ext3 partitions without losing data. It shows how to shrink and enlarge existing ext3 partitions and how to merge two ext3 partitions. This can be quite useful if you do not use LVM and you realize that your existing partitioning does not meet your actual needs anymore.