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How To Block Spammers/Hackers With Apache2's mod_spamhaus (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Wed, 10/09/2008 - 6:16pm

How To Block Spammers/Hackers With Apache2's mod_spamhaus (Debian Etch)

mod_spamhaus is an Apache module that uses DNSBL in order to block spam relay via web forms, preventing URL injection, block http DDoS attacks from bots and generally protecting your web service denying access to a known bad IP address.

A Note From The Editors: Anonymous Comments

Howto Forge - Wed, 10/09/2008 - 2:34pm

A Note From The Editors: Anonymous Comments

You might have noticed that up to now, you could comment on a tutorial only as a registered user. We handled it that way to prevent spam.

In order to drive a more lively discussion about our articles, we have decided to open the comment function to anyone, regardless if you're a registered user or not. Please note that we will take the time to approve each and every comment to fight spam, so your comments might not go live immediately.   

Script To Check If MySQL Master Master Replication Is Working Correctly

Howto Forge - Tue, 09/09/2008 - 12:14pm

Script To Check If MySQL Master Master Replication Is Working Correctly

This short article explains how you can use a short script to check whether your MySQL master master replication is working as expected or not.

Authentication, Authorization & Accounting with FreeRadius & MySQL backend & web based Management with Daloradius

Howto Forge - Mon, 08/09/2008 - 4:53pm

Authentication, Authorization & Accounting With FreeRadius & MySQL Backend & Web Based Management with Daloradius

This tutorial explains how to set up a FreeRadius 2.x server for wifi authentication, authorization and accounting in conjunction with mysql & web based management with Daloradius on CentOS 5.x. Production deployment is also possible with minor tweaking. But as usual I do not guarantee anything & take no responsibilities.

Installing Games On Ubuntu With Playdeb

Howto Forge - Sun, 07/09/2008 - 4:33pm

Installing Games On Ubuntu With Playdeb

Playdeb is a repository for Ubuntu games that makes it easy to install games that are available on getdeb.net. This article shows how you can install games using Playdeb on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 9

Howto Forge - Fri, 05/09/2008 - 2:10pm

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 9

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 9 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Recover Linux with Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery

Howto Forge - Thu, 04/09/2008 - 10:42am

Recover Linux with Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery

Data loss is a common threat for the computer users, which can happen due to software malfunction, virus attack, accidental formatting of hard drive volumes, accidental deletion of important files or directories and many other reasons. User never knows when the data loss will occur. But there is no need to panic! Stellar Phoenix Linux Data Recovery software is here for your help.

Installing Flash Player 9 On 64Bit Linux (x86_64)

Howto Forge - Wed, 03/09/2008 - 5:10pm

Installing Flash Player 9 On 64Bit Linux (x86_64)

Someone said, Flash Player 9 doesn't run on 64 bit Linux, but sure it does... and you can install it, just follow the simple steps below.

Spam Blocking And Web Filtering With The Untangle 5.3 Network Gateway

Howto Forge - Tue, 02/09/2008 - 3:19pm

Spam Blocking And Web Filtering With The Untangle 5.3 Network Gateway

Untangle bundles common open-source applications for blocking spam, spyware, viruses, adware and unwanted content on the network in one single Linux distribution. It can be integrated into existing networks either as a router or as a transparent bridge (directly behind the router, but before the switch that connects the client PCs with the router). The best thing about Untangle is that you don't have to reconfigure the client PCs - Untangle works out of the box.

Tuning MySQL Performance with MySQLTuner

Howto Forge - Tue, 02/09/2008 - 10:00am

Tuning MySQL Performance with MySQLTuner

MySQLTuner is a Perl script that analyzes your MySQL performance and, based on the statistics it gathers, gives recommendations which variables you should adjust in order to increase performance. That way, you can tune your my.cnf file to tease out the last bit of performance from your MySQL server and make it work more efficiently.

Triggering Commands On File/Directory Changes With Incron

Howto Forge - Sun, 31/08/2008 - 5:31pm

Triggering Commands On File/Directory Changes With Incron

This guide shows how you can install and use incron on a Debian Etch system. Incron is similar to cron, but instead of running commands based on time, it can trigger commands when file or directory events occur (e.g. a file modification, changes of permissions, etc.).

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Mandriva 2008.1

Howto Forge - Fri, 29/08/2008 - 1:34pm

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Mandriva 2008.1

In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on a Mandriva 2008.1 system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule.

Displaying RSS And Atom Feeds On Your Web Site With SimplePie

Howto Forge - Thu, 28/08/2008 - 3:13pm

Displaying RSS And Atom Feeds On Your Web Site With SimplePie

SimplePie is a PHP library that can fetch, cache, parse, and normalize RSS and Atom feeds. It allows you to display the newest articles from websites with RSS or Atom feeds on your own site. This is a great way to add new, fresh, and relevant information to your site. This guide shows how you can set it up for your own web site.

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uvhd - File Investigation Utility

Howto Forge - Thu, 28/08/2008 - 12:07pm

uvhd - File Investigation Utility

'uvhd' is a binary file investigation utility. It displays the contents of any file in vertical hexadecimal format, and prompts for commands to browse, search, select, update, scan/replace, print, translate, etc. uvhd is an interactive utility with a command line interface and 18 help screens.

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How To Shrink VMware Virtual Disk Files (.vmdk)

Howto Forge - Wed, 27/08/2008 - 3:57pm

How To Shrink VMware Virtual Disk Files (.vmdk)

This guide shows how you can shrink the virtual disk files (they have the extension .vmdk) of your VMware virtual machines so that if you zip them, they will use much less space. It is then easier to upload and share them with other people.

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Running A File- And Print-Server With eBox On Ubuntu 8.04 Server

Howto Forge - Tue, 26/08/2008 - 4:28pm

Running A File- And Print-Server With eBox On Ubuntu 8.04 Server

This article shows how to run a file- and print-server for small and medium enterprises (SME) on one single Ubuntu 8.04 server. It is very easy to set up, and management is done with an easy-to-use web interface called eBox so once the system is set up, you can forget about the command line. eBox was developed to administrate advanced services for corporate networks.

Automatic Cleaning Of Trash And/Or Junk Folders With ISPConfig (With Roundcube + Tmpreaper (Tmpwatch))

Howto Forge - Tue, 26/08/2008 - 11:53am

Automatic Cleaning Of Trash And/Or Junk Folders With ISPConfig (With Roundcube + Tmpreaper (Tmpwatch))

This short mini-howto will help you set up automatic cleaning of Trash- and Junkfolders. Most (web)mail clients (can) automatically create these. A lot of people don't clean there maildirectories causing Junk and Trash folders to grow massively in size and with ISPConfig (not yet) being able to set good maildirectory size limits the alternative is to have these folders cleaned after several days.

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Fedora 9

Howto Forge - Mon, 25/08/2008 - 3:54pm

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Fedora 9

In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on a Fedora 9 system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Mandriva 2008.1

Howto Forge - Sun, 24/08/2008 - 6:41pm

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Mandriva 2008.1

This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with lighttpd on a Mandriva 2008.1 server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the lighttpd server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP. Of course, WebDAV can also be used to upload and download files.

How To Set Up Apache, Tomcat (mod_jk), SSO (CAS, mod_auth_cas)

Howto Forge - Fri, 22/08/2008 - 6:30pm

How To Set Up Apache, Tomcat (mod_jk), SSO (CAS, mod_auth_cas)

This article describes how you can set up Apache and Tomcat, linked with mod_jk. It also explains how you set up the SSO (single sign on) solution JA-SIG CAS to protect servlets (provided by tomcat) and static content (provided by Apache). I worked with OpenSuse 10.2 and 11, Apache2, Tomcat 5.5 and 6. It should work on other distributions as well.

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How To Install Hamachi On Fedora 9

Howto Forge - Thu, 21/08/2008 - 1:51pm

How To Install Hamachi On Fedora 9

This tutorial explains how to install Hamachi on a Fedora 9 server. Hamachi is a is a VPN service that easily sets up in 10 minutes, and enables secure remote access to your business network, anywhere there's an Internet connection. It works with your existing firewall, and requires no additional configuration. Hamachi is the first networking application to deliver an unprecedented level of direct peer-to-peer connectivity. It is simple, secure, and cost-effective.

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