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  • Writing Snort Rules On EnGarde

    Author: secureguardianTags: Comments: 0

    Writing Snort Rules On EnGarde There are already tons of written Snort rules, but there just might be a time where you need to write one yourself. You can think of writing Snort rules as writing a program. They can include variables, keywords and functions. Why do we need to write rules? The reason is, without rules Snort will never detect someone trying to hack your machine. This HOWTO will give you confidence to write your own rules.

  • How To Masquerade On Linux (Internet Connection Sharing)

    Author: phdTags: Comments: 15

    How To Masquerade On Linux (Internet Connection Sharing) It's very simple to masquerade (internet connection sharing in Windows language ) on Linux with a few lines of iptables and ip_forward commands.

  • Network Management And Monitoring With Hyperic HQ On Fedora 8

    Author: o.meyerTags: , Comments: 0

    Network Management And Monitoring With Hyperic HQ On Fedora 8 This document describes how to set up Hyperic HQ on Fedora 8. The resulting system provides an awesome, web-based "System ManagementSoftware". It's the next stage of classical monitoring and able to manage all kinds of operating systems, web servers, application servers and database servers.

  • Creating Snapshot Backups Of Your Desktop With Timevault On Ubuntu 7.10

    Author: o.meyerTags: , , Comments: 0

    Creating Snapshot Backups Of Your Desktop With Timevault On Ubuntu 7.10 This document describes how to set up, configure and use Timevault on Ubuntu 7.10. The resulting system provides a powerful backup system for desktop usage. TimeVault is a simple front-end for making snapshots of a set of directories. Snapshots are a copy of a directory structure or file at a certain point in time. Restore functionality is integrated into Nautilus - previous versions of a file or directory that has a snapshot can be accessed by examining the properties and selecting the 'Previous Versions' tab.

  • How To Configure ISP Mail Server With Virtual Users/Domain On Centos 4.5 Using Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, TLS/SSL

    Author: babarsaleemTags: , Comments: 1

    How To Configure ISP Mail Server With Virtual Users/Domain On  Centos 4.5 Using Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, TLS/SSL This tutorial describes how to set up a mail server where Postfix is the SMTP service, and Dovecot provides IMAP and POP services. The users are virtual and user information is stored in a MySQL database.

  • Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop

    Author: o.meyerTags: , Comments: 2

    Installation Guide: CentOS 5.1 Desktop This document describes how to set up a CentOS 5.1 desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

  • Creating Encrypted FTP Backups With duplicity And ftplicity On Debian Etch

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    Creating Encrypted FTP Backups With duplicity And ftplicity On Debian Etch When you rent a dedicated server nowadays, almost all providers give you FTP backup space for your server on one of the provider's backup systems. This tutorial shows how you can use duplicity and ftplicity to create encrypted (so that nobody with access to the backup server can read sensitive data in your backups) backups on the provider's remote backup server over FTP. ftplicity is a duplicity wrapper script (provided by the German computer magazine c't) that allows us to use duplicity without interaction (i.e., you do not have to type in any passwords).

  • PDF Whitepapers By Novell

    Author: adminTags: Comments: 0

    Why to Choose SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Over Windows Vista You shouldn't have to spend a fortune in upgrade and licensing costs in order to get a secure and reliable desktop. Take a look at SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop as it is designed for general business use and is a comprehensive solution including both an operating system and an integrated suite of applications. Most people do not need expensive Windows XP or Windows Vista to do their job. Take advantage of its significantly lower total cost.

  • Set Up Postfix For Relaying Emails Through Another Mailserver

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 18

    Set Up Postfix For Relaying Emails Through Another Mailserver This short guide shows how you can set up Postfix to relay emails through another mailserver. This can be useful if you run a Postfix mailserver in your local network and have a dynamic IP address because most dynamic IP addresses are blacklisted today. By relaying your emails through another mailserver that is hosted on a static IP address in a data center (e.g. your ISP's mailserver) you can prevent your emails from being categorized as spam.

  • Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Debian Etch

    debian Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 8

    Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Debian Etch FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on a Debian Etch server.