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Getting Started With Ruby On Rails

Howto Forge - Thu, 17/01/2008 - 11:22am

Getting Started With Ruby On Rails

Generally there are 3 installations: OSX, Windows and Linux, and the latter is the most easy one.

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SSH: Best Practices

Howto Forge - Wed, 16/01/2008 - 3:51pm

SSH: Best Practices

Are you using SSH in the best way possible? Have you configured it to be as limited and secure as possible? The goal of this document is to kick in the new year with some best practices for SSH: why you should use them, how to set them up, and how to verify that they are in place. All of the examples below assume that you are using EnGarde Secure Linux but any modern Linux distribution will do just fine since, as far as I know, everybody ships OpenSSH.

TrueCrypt With GUI On Ubuntu 7.10

Howto Forge - Tue, 15/01/2008 - 3:37pm

TrueCrypt With GUI On Ubuntu 7.10

This document describes how to set up TrueCrypt with GUI on Ubuntu 7.10. TrueCrypt is a free open-source encryption software for desktop usage.

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How To Delete Mails From Or To A Specific Email Address From Your Mail Queue (Postfix)

Howto Forge - Tue, 15/01/2008 - 11:04am

How To Delete Mails From Or To A Specific Email Address From Your Mail Queue (Postfix)

If you get hit by a spam attack that floods your server with hundreds/thousands of emails from the same sender email address or to the same recipient email address, you can clean your mail queue from these emails with one single command before the mail flood takes your server to its knees.

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Intrusion Detection: Snort, Base, MySQL, and Apache2 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) (Updated)

Howto Forge - Mon, 14/01/2008 - 3:12pm

Intrusion Detection: Snort, Base, MySQL, and Apache2 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) (Updated)

In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure Snort (an intrusion detection system (IDS)) from source, BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine), MySQL, and Apache2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Snort will assist you in monitoring your network and alert you about possible threats. Snort will output its log files to a MySQL database which BASE will use to display a graphical interface in a web browser.

Debian "Etch" + Asterisk + Zaptel + Libpri + mISDN + Asterisk Addons + Asterisk-GUI

Howto Forge - Fri, 11/01/2008 - 11:17am

Debian "Etch" + Asterisk + Zaptel + Libpri + mISDN + Asterisk Addons + Asterisk-GUI

This Howto explains how to install Asterisk on a fresh Debian “Etch” system.

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Magento E-Commerce Solution On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Thu, 10/01/2008 - 4:53pm

Magento E-Commerce Solution On Debian Etch

This document describes how to set up Magento on Debian Etch. The resulting system provides a professional open-source e-commerce solution with a many features. Please note, that Magento is currently in a preview release and not recommended for use in production environments. But at least it's worth to glance at it.

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Setting Up Subversion And Trac As Virtual Hosts On An Ubuntu Server

Howto Forge - Wed, 09/01/2008 - 4:31pm

Setting Up Subversion And Trac As Virtual Hosts On An Ubuntu Server

This howto outlines the process by which one can set up the Subversion version control system, and have it work in tandem with Trac, the project manager for software development projects, on a server running Ubuntu (or possibly Debian).

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CentOS 4.6 Server Setup: LAMP, Email, DNS, FTP, ISPConfig (a.k.a. The Perfect Server)

Howto Forge - Tue, 08/01/2008 - 5:45pm

CentOS 4.6 Server Setup: LAMP, Email, DNS, FTP, ISPConfig (a.k.a. The Perfect Server)

This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 4.6 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 4.6, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

How To Update The Kernel For Smoothwall Express 3.0

Howto Forge - Tue, 08/01/2008 - 10:57am

How To Update The Kernel For Smoothwall Express 3.0

This is a guide for building a new kernel for Smoothwall Express 3.0. Smoothwall Express 3.0 is a UTM Internet Gataway Distro for X86 PC. But it is mainly used on older 386 PCs. If you want use it on a newer CPU, you will only get a "386"PC. So we must update the kernel for SW 3.0.

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How To Automatically Add A Disclaimer To Outgoing Emails With alterMIME (Postfix On Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Mon, 07/01/2008 - 4:39pm

How To Automatically Add A Disclaimer To Outgoing Emails With alterMIME (Postfix On Debian Etch)

This tutorial shows how to install and use alterMIME. alterMIME is a tool that can automatically add a disclaimer to emails. In this article I will explain how to install it as a Postfix filter on Debian Etch.

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OpenLDAP + Samba Domain Controller On Ubuntu 7.10

Howto Forge - Fri, 04/01/2008 - 2:39pm

OpenLDAP + Samba Domain Controller On Ubuntu 7.10

This document is a step by step guide for configuring Ubuntu 7.10 as a Samba Domain Controller with an LDAP backend (OpenLDAP). The point is to configure a server that can be comparable, from a central authentication point of view, to a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller. The end result will be a server with an LDAP directory for storing user, group, and computer accounts. A Windows XP Professional SP2 workstation will be able to join the domain once properly configured.

How To Set Up A Local Yum Repository On Fedora 8

Howto Forge - Thu, 03/01/2008 - 2:16pm

How To Set Up A Local Yum Repository On Fedora 8

This tutorial shows how to create a Fedora 8 yum repository for your local network. Having a local Fedora mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.

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Writing Snort Rules On EnGarde

Howto Forge - Fri, 21/12/2007 - 3:33pm

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.

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How To Masquerade On Linux (Internet Connection Sharing)

Howto Forge - Fri, 21/12/2007 - 12:02pm

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.

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Network Management And Monitoring With Hyperic HQ On Fedora 8

Howto Forge - Thu, 20/12/2007 - 6:50pm

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.

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Sample Configuration of DRBD On CentOS 4.5

Howto Forge - Thu, 20/12/2007 - 9:12am

Sample Configuration of DRBD On CentOS 4.5

DRBD is an abbreviation of Distributed Replicated Block Device. DRBD is a block device which is designed to build high-availability clusters. This is done by mirroring a whole block device via (a dedicated) network. You could see it as a network RAID1.

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Configuring SendMail To Act As A SmartHost & To Rewrite From-Address

Howto Forge - Tue, 18/12/2007 - 4:29pm

Configuring SendMail To Act As A SmartHost & To Rewrite From-Address

This tutorial explains how to configure a sendmail server to forward all mails generated from localhost to another SMTP server for sending mails to remote recipients. Also it explains how to rewrite the from address of user@localhost.localdomain to user@example.com.

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

Howto Forge - Tue, 18/12/2007 - 8:40am

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.

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