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  • Upgrading FreeBSD

    Author: bsdguyTags: Comments: 1

    Upgrading FreeBSD Concept This document started as a follow up to The Ultimate Multimedia Server Guide and how to go about keeping your server up to date and patched with the latest O/S patches and security patches. The other reason for this document was to try and create an easy to follow update guide for the not so Unix savvy users that visit my website from time to time. My first time trying to upgrade FreeBSD from sources went well but trying to understand and piece together all the other documentation was more of a daunting task than actually upgrading.

  • How To Install A Custom Iptables Firewall

    Author: sbovisjb1Tags: Comments: 2

    How To Install A Custom Iptables Firewall This guide is to show you how to edit your iptables if you're running on a server. This guide info came from iptables rocks, but I edited a bunch of data to make it suitable for what I want it to do

  • Optimizing DSPAM + MySQL 4.1

    Author: laursenTags: Comments: 5

    DSPAM is a scalable and open-source content-based spam filter designed for multi-user enterprise systems. It's great at filtering out spam but on busy mailservers the pruning of the MySQL databases takes way too long time. This small tutorial/hack can speed up the pruning of old data considerably.

  • Syncing Websites to Your Palm for Offline Reading

    Author: reneTags: Comments: 1

    Syncing Websites to Your Palm for Offline Reading This is a brief tutorial on how to sync websites to your palm for offline reading. The websites are stored in Plucker format. You will need to install the Plucker viewer for palm which can be found at the Plucker website. The software you will use to grab the websites and convert them into Plucker format is called Sunrise. To transfer the Plucker files to a Palm you will need pilot-link.

  • Fedora Core 5 Screenshots

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 0

    This is a screenshot tour of the new Fedora Core 5.

  • Removing A User

    Author: taftTags: Comments: 14

    Removing A User Employee turnover in most organizations runs high. So unless you run a small shop with a stable user base, you need to learn how to clean up after an employee leaves. Too many so-called system administrators do not understand the stakes involved when they manage users. Disgruntled former employees can often cause significant trouble for a company by gaining access to the network.

  • Simple Apache 2 Tomcat 5 mod_jk integration

    Author: fernandochTags: Comments: 8

    Simple Apache 2 Tomcat 5 mod_jk Integration The whole tutorial is based on many tutorials, but I made a very simple one, with no virtual hosts. The main source of info can be found here:

  • Server Monitoring With munin And monit

    debian Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 19

    Server Monitoring With munin And monit In this article I will describe how to monitor your 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.

  • Flash Player 8.5 Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake)

    Author: mariuzTags: Comments: 31

    Flash Player 8.5 Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake) This tutorial shows how to install the Flash player on a Linux system. It was tested on Dapper Drake beta 2 (on x86 - 32 bit machine).

  • How To Test Your Linux-Distro Firewall

    Author: kanenas.netTags: Comments: 7

    How To Test Your Linux-Distro Firewall Recently, I wrote an article about how to scan your Linux-Distro for Root Kits. Now that the machine is clean. I think, a good thing to do is to test my Firewall. The good news is that we can use the free tool FTester. The bad news is that FTester needs to be configured right... So... Let's get to work !