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Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With fetchmail (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Wed, 30/05/2007 - 3:18pm

Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With fetchmail (Debian Etch)

Fetchmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers. Imagine you have five email accounts on five different servers. Of course, you don't want to connect to each of them to get your emails. This is where fetchmail comes into play. If you have a user account on a Linux server, you can make fetchmail download emails from remote servers and put them into just one mailbox (the one of your Linux user), from where you can retrieve them with your email client (e.g. Thunderbird or Outlook).

nBox - Envision your network with nBox -- (Embedded Ntop)

Howto Forge - Mon, 28/05/2007 - 5:10pm

nBox - Envision your network with nBox -- (Embedded Ntop)

The life of a systems or network administrator requires us to maintain an expansive understanding of our network infrastructure to more effectively manage it. Amidst volumes of complex data that some IT problems present and network management is no exception to these complications. Visual tools allow us to better see trends and make sense of the macro view of our networks. Ntop, nBox, nProbe are just the right FOSS tools that can help us gain greater insight.

The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2007

Howto Forge - Thu, 24/05/2007 - 2:16pm

The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2007

This tutorial shows how you can set up a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. I found that PCLinuxOS is really easy to install and use, and it's a real alternative.

Running ISPConfig On Port 80 Using Apache's Reverse Proxy Feature (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Wed, 23/05/2007 - 2:26pm

Running ISPConfig On Port 80 Using Apache's Reverse Proxy Feature (Debian Etch)

This article shows how you can configure a Debian Etch system that has the webhosting control panel ISPConfig installed so that ISPConfig can be accessed on port 80. By default ISPConfig uses port 81 which is a non-standard port and is blocked by some firewalls and ISPs. By using Apache's mod_proxy module, we can avoid this problem. It lets us create a reverse proxy that can fetch the pages from ISPConfig on port 81.

Running ISPConfig On Port 80 Using Apache's Reverse Proxy Feature (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Wed, 23/05/2007 - 2:26pm

Running ISPConfig On Port 80 Using Apache's Reverse Proxy Feature (Debian Etch)

This article shows how you can configure a Debian Etch system that has the webhosting control panel ISPConfig installed so that ISPConfig can be accessed on port 80. By default ISPConfig uses port 81 which is a non-standard port and is blocked by some firewalls and ISPs. By using Apache's mod_proxy module, we can avoid this problem. It lets us create a reverse proxy that can fetch the pages from ISPConfig on port 81.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free

Howto Forge - Tue, 22/05/2007 - 4:09pm

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1)

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Mandriva 2007 Spring, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

How to secure VNC remote access with two-factor authentication

Howto Forge - Mon, 21/05/2007 - 4:41pm

How to secure VNC remote access with two-factor authentication

VNC is the most popular remote access solution today. However, it was developed to provide remote access, not to provide secure remote access. Administrators have to add security to VNC by tunneling it through an encrpyted channel such as SSH and adding a layer of authentication. In this article, we will show you how to combine the NoMachine NX server to encrpyt VNC and remote X session combined with two-factor authentication from WiKID Systems to create a secure, fast remote access solution.

Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

Howto Forge - Sun, 20/05/2007 - 6:42pm

Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.

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QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users Using iproute2 And Asterisk

Howto Forge - Fri, 18/05/2007 - 3:30pm

QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users Using iproute2 And Asterisk

The quality of my VoIP phone calls suffered whenever I was downloading or uploading anything. This was irritating, especially for those calling me (I heard them better than they heard me). So I poked at Iproute2 and other howtos, especially with regard to VoIP traffic, but I couldn't find anything that worked well. After some playing around, I've found settings that were right for me: consistant VoIP quality, regardless of any activities on the wire.

How To Install VMware Server On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop

Howto Forge - Thu, 17/05/2007 - 2:40pm

How To Install VMware Server On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a CentOS 5.0 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

Secure Websites Using SSL And Certificates

Howto Forge - Wed, 16/05/2007 - 3:14pm

Secure Websites Using SSL And Certificates

This how-to will guide you through the entire process of setting up a secure website using SSL and digital certificates. This guide assumes that you have already a fully functional (and configured) server running Apache, BIND, and OpenSSL. Just as a side note, this guide was written based on a Fedora Core 6 distribution, but should be the same for most other distros out there.

A Guide to Virtualization on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

Howto Forge - Mon, 14/05/2007 - 5:48pm

A Guide to Virtualization on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

Have you ever wished you had another computer handy? Maybe you want to try a new operating system out. Maybe you want to test something experimental without potentially breaking your own system. Maybe you need to run some software that only runs in a different operating system. Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring comes with a range of virtualization options that can help.

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Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

Howto Forge - Fri, 11/05/2007 - 4:00pm

Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme. This walkthrough shows how to install it.

Lintrack As A LAN Gateway And An OpenVPN Bridge

Howto Forge - Wed, 09/05/2007 - 5:16pm

Lintrack As A LAN Gateway And An OpenVPN Bridge

This tutorial will guide you through installation and configuration of Lintrack, a GNU/Linux distribution specialized in networking tasks. We will give two LANs access to the internet along with DHCP and DNS cache servers, and then we will connect our networks using OpenVPN in bridging mode. You should be running all these in well under an hour, thanks to the unified configuration interface of Lintrack.

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1)

Howto Forge - Tue, 08/05/2007 - 3:08pm

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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