The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu 6.10 Server (Edgy Eft) - Page 7

16 Webalizer

To install webalizer, just run

apt-get install webalizer


17 Synchronize the System Clock

It is a good idea to synchronize the system clock with an NTP (network time protocol) server over the internet. Simply run

apt-get install ntp ntpdate

and your system time will always be in sync.


18 Install Some Perl Modules Needed By SpamAssassin (Comes With ISPConfig)


apt-get install libhtml-parser-perl libdb-file-lock-perl libnet-dns-perl


19 ISPConfig

The configuration of the server is now finished, and if you wish you can now install ISPConfig on it. Please check out the ISPConfig installation manual:


19.1 A Note On SuExec

If you want to run CGI scripts under suExec, you should specify /var/www as the home directory for websites created by ISPConfig as Ubuntu's suExec is compiled with /var/www as Doc_Root. Run /usr/lib/apache2/suexec2 -V, and the output should look like this:

/usr/lib/apache2/suexec2 -V

Unless you install ISPConfig in expert mode and change the default web root (which is /var/www), you will be able to run CGI scripts under suExec with ISPConfig. The following screenshot is taken from an ISPConfig installation in expert mode. If you want to use ISPConfig, then don't change the default web root:


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From: bdk at: 2006-10-27 20:35:19

Just some comments as I'm going throgh this How-To: 

Sudo is in Ubuntu for a reason and it should be used, so instead of enabling root and setting a root password, run sudo w/ a ' -s ' argument:

sudo -s

That'll put you in as root and you won't have to prefix all of your commands with sudo.

In step #5, instead of restarting the box, you can reload the hostname via /etc/init.d/; faster then restarting the box.



From: at: 2007-02-21 13:31:51

Just a small comment:

There's really no need to enable the root account as explained in section 3.

You might as well use

sudu su -

to switch to the root for doing administrative tasks


Just my two cents :-)


From: at: 2006-11-09 18:46:01

"In recent distributions of MySQL, you can also run the script mysql_secure_installation instead of just changing the root password. That script allows you to change the root password, delete the test database, remove the anonymous user, remove remote access (allowing access from the local machine only) and reset the privileges table."

Quoting from

From: at: 2007-01-13 03:50:43

When I attempted to apt-get install linux-kernel-headers, I got the message that "Package linux-kernel-headers is a virtual package provided by:
You should explicitly select one to install"


I did apt-get install linux-libc-dev and I did fine.

From: at: 2006-11-02 10:32:13

I think an excelent addition to this part of the tutorial, would be to generate the default SSL Cert for Apache, so that it *can* listen on 443.

From: at: 2007-04-09 18:57:18

While xenlab make a reasonable point that SSL instructions would be useful in this How-To, it should be noted that the SSL Certificate is automatically set up during the ISPConfig setup. If you are setting up ISPConfig as suggested by the author, you needn't worry about the SSL Certificate at this stage.

Loye Young
Laredo, Texas 

From: at: 2007-05-18 20:42:28

Just to get this additional information on this page:

 # HOST=""

# openssl genrsa -out $HOST.key

# openssl req -new -key $HOST.key -out $HOST.csr

# openssl x509 -req -days 368 -in $HOST.csr -signkey $HOST.key -out $HOST.cert

 # mv $HOST.key /etc/ssl/private/

# chmod 0400 /etc/ssl/private/$HOST.key

#mv $HOST.cert /etc/ssl/certs/


Following goes into the apache SSL vhost configuration:

SSLEngine On
SSLProtocol +all
SSLCertificatefile /etc/ssl/certs/
SSLCertificatekeyfile /etc/ssl/private/

From: at: 2007-01-29 12:31:53

System Changes / Package changes caused proftpd-common proftpd

root@beta:/etc/postfix/ssl# apt-get install proftpd proftpd-common ucf

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package proftpd-common is a virtual package provided by: proftpd 1.3.0-9ubuntu0.1 You should explicitly select one to install. E: Package proftpd-common has no installation candidate

root@beta:/etc/postfix/ssl# apt-get install proftpd ucf Works perfectly so far

From: at: 2007-05-15 13:31:03

You can also edit your /etc/hosts file and add/modify ipv6 lines like this:

::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback server1



From: at: 2007-09-29 20:17:36

Setting your server name on IS BAD! This address is made for loopback ONLY.
In order to make your proftpd start without messing up your system, you can add a single line :
(with the appropriate address) to your proftpd.conf