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Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On OpenSUSE 10.3

Howto Forge - Fri, 12/10/2007 - 10:26am

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On OpenSUSE 10.3

In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on an OpenSUSE 10.3 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.

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Installing LedgerSMB (Open Source Accounting Application) On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Thu, 11/10/2007 - 3:50pm

Installing LedgerSMB (Open Source Accounting Application) On Debian Etch

LedgerSMB is a free (licensed under the GPL), web based double entry accounting system written in Perl which uses PostgreSQL for data storage. It is intended for small and medium businesses (SMB), and it can be used easily through a regular web browser like Firefox. This tutorial explains how to install LedgerSMB on a Debian Etch system.

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The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

Howto Forge - Wed, 10/10/2007 - 2:53pm

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) 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 2008, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Defining Macros With mod_macro In Apache

Howto Forge - Wed, 10/10/2007 - 11:56am

Defining Macros With mod_macro In Apache

This guide is about mod_macro, which makes the job of managing an Apache webserver much easier, or just for the home developer with several test pages or projects. I will explain how to get it running and give some examples of how I use the module, to help you get started with using it.

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The Perfect Desktop - Slackware 12

Howto Forge - Tue, 09/10/2007 - 6:44pm

The Perfect Desktop - Slackware 12

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Slackware 12 GNU/Linux 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 desktop.

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Installing GNOME On PCLinuxOS 2007

Howto Forge - Mon, 08/10/2007 - 3:59pm

Installing GNOME On PCLinuxOS 2007

The default desktop environment on PCLinuxOS 2007 is KDE, and during the installation you have no choice to install another desktop environment. This guide shows how you can install GNOME from the PCLinuxOS 2007 KDE desktop.

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Nginx HTTP Server + PHP5 (With fast-cgi And xcache) On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Howto Forge - Mon, 08/10/2007 - 10:55am

Nginx HTTP Server + PHP5 (With fast-cgi And xcache) On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This HowTo describes the implementation of Nginx with php5 support (through FastCGI). The fast-cgi process will be initiated via spawn-fcgi. Nginx is a great replacement of Apache with very low memory foot print and contrary to Lighttpd, doesn't suffer from memory leak over time. You can then use all the memory left to unleash the power of mysql for instance by increasing the default query cache.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME)

Howto Forge - Sun, 07/10/2007 - 4:00pm

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME)

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 10.3 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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Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.0

Howto Forge - Fri, 05/10/2007 - 9:46am

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.0

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a CentOS 5.0 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

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Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin

Howto Forge - Thu, 04/10/2007 - 2:56pm

Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin

UNetbootin is a tool that allows you to install various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, ArchLinux) from a Windows or a Linux desktop over the internet (i.e., you don't need to burn the Ubuntu, Fedora, ... CDs). Unlike the Ubuntu installation with Wubi, real partitions are created during the installation. In the end, you have a dual-boot system (Linux/Windows or Linux/Linux).

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Wed, 03/10/2007 - 4:12pm

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 7

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 7 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

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Cacti With Xampp On Ubuntu

Howto Forge - Wed, 03/10/2007 - 6:00am

Cacti With Xampp On Ubuntu

This is a simple setup of Cacti, so that you don’t really need a "Linux" expert to maintain it. Please note that Cacti can also be installed on Windows and guides for both these installations are available on the net. This guide is just a repeat of how Cacti was set up here in Mumbai.

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Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum And Yumex On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Tue, 02/10/2007 - 3:18pm

Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum And Yumex On Fedora 7

This article explains how to improve/optimize/speed up package installation with Yum, install packages with "Yum Extender" (a GUI for Yum with extensive features to manage packages), and manage different external package repositories - with focus on prevention of problems with different repositories - on Fedora 7.

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Displaying System Details On Your Desktop With Conky System Monitor On Ubuntu 7.04

Howto Forge - Mon, 01/10/2007 - 3:11pm

Displaying System Details On Your Desktop With Conky System Monitor On Ubuntu 7.04

This document describes how to set up the light-weight Conky system monitor on Ubuntu 7.04. Conky is a desktop widget that is able to display most diverse information like CPU temperature, current used network-bandwith or anything you want. You can customize the whole layout including colors and fonts.

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Enhanced Logging With rsyslog On Debian Etch And phpLogcon For Viewing

Howto Forge - Mon, 01/10/2007 - 12:15pm

Enhanced Logging With rsyslog On Debian Etch And phpLogcon For Viewing

Well everybody knows the issues of reading and searching in log files. If you have more than one machine it even gets worse. This tutorial describes how to install and configure rsyslog on Debian Etch, but it can be adapted to other distributions.

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How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions

Howto Forge - Sun, 30/09/2007 - 4:51pm

How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions

This document explains how to set up the VMware Tools in the following guest operating systems: Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora 7, PCLinuxOS 2007 and Debian Etch. Installing VMware Tools in your guest operating systems will help maximize performance, provide mouse synchronization and copy & paste functionality. This article also shows a way of making VMware Tools start automatically when you start a guest operating system.

Watching Your Power Consumption With Powertop On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Fri, 28/09/2007 - 3:46pm

Watching Your Power Consumption With Powertop On Fedora 7

Powertop is a command-line tool released by Intel that shows you the power consumption of the applications running on your system. It works best on notebooks with Intel mobile processors and can help you find out the programs that put a strain on your notebook battery. It requires kernel 2.6.21 or newer with tickless idle enabled (CONFIG_NO_HZ) (which is currently available for 32-bit kernels only). Fedora 7 comes with a 2.6.21 kernel by default, so we can use Powertop on it.

phpLogCon Screenhot

Howto Forge - Fri, 28/09/2007 - 11:43am
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How To Install VMware Server + MUI 1.0.4 On Ubuntu 7.04

Howto Forge - Thu, 27/09/2007 - 9:18am

How To Install VMware Server + MUI 1.0.4 On Ubuntu 7.04

VMware Server is a proprietary virtualization software package made available for no cost from the VMware website. VMware Server allows you to run entire operating systems in a virtual machine. This step-by-step guide provides instructions on installing, configuring and running VMware Server and VMware Management Interface (MUI) on a (Ed/K/X)Ubuntu Feisty Fawn host.

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The Perfect Server - Gentoo 2007.0

Howto Forge - Wed, 26/09/2007 - 5:06pm

The Perfect Server - Gentoo 2007.0

This tutorial shows how to set up a Gentoo 2007.0 based 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 x86 version of Gentoo 2007.0, but should apply to other architectures with very little modification.

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Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Wed, 26/09/2007 - 9:23am

Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 (Debian Etch)

This guide explains how to integrate eAccelerator into PHP5 on a Debian Etch system. From the eAccelerator project page: "eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache. It increases the performance of PHP scripts by caching them in their compiled state, so that the overhead of compiling is almost completely eliminated. It also optimizes scripts to speed up their execution. eAccelerator typically reduces server load and increases the speed of your PHP code by 1-10 times."

Installing Debian Etch From A Windows System With "Debian-Installer Loader"

Howto Forge - Tue, 25/09/2007 - 3:48pm

Installing Debian Etch From A Windows System With "Debian-Installer Loader"

Debian-Installer Loader is a Debian Etch installer for Windows which adds an entry to the boot menu that allows you to start the Debian installation. Unlike the Ubuntu installation with Wubi, real Debian partitions are created during the installation. In the end, you have a dual-boot system (Windows/Debian).

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