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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"

Howto Forge - Sun, 21/10/2007 - 5:49pm

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"

This document describes how to set up an Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment. About 23.000 packages are available in the repositories.

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Get DAVfs Working On (X)ubuntu

Howto Forge - Fri, 19/10/2007 - 5:18pm

Get DAVfs working on (X)ubuntu

Mounting a WebDAV location under (X)ubuntu is not as straightforward as it should be. This mini-howto shows how you mount a WebDAV location and shows what problems you may have to solve.

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How To Set Up Mumble Voice Chat On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Fri, 19/10/2007 - 10:04am

How To Set Up Mumble Voice Chat On Fedora 7

This document describes how to set up a Mumble voice chat environment with Fedora 7. Mumble is a low-latency voice chat software with focus on games.

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The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10)

Howto Forge - Thu, 18/10/2007 - 12:19pm

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10)

This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) 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 32-bit version of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

How To Install A Complete LEMP (Linux - EngineX (Nginx HTTP SERVER) - Mysql - PHP) Server (Not LAMP...) On Ubuntu/Debian

Howto Forge - Wed, 17/10/2007 - 5:19pm

How To Install A Complete LEMP (Linux - EngineX (Nginx HTTP SERVER) - Mysql - PHP) Server (Not LAMP...) On Ubuntu/Debian

This HowTo will describe the setup of an efficient http server and mail server for small or medium configurations (as low as 96 mb). Why LEMP instead of LAMP? NGINX is a great replacement for Apache with very low memory footprint and great stability.

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PHP Access To An MSSQL Database From Debian Etch With ODBC And FreeTDS

Howto Forge - Wed, 17/10/2007 - 11:56am

PHP Access To An MSSQL Database From Debian Etch With ODBC And FreeTDS

This assumes you already have Apache2 and PHP5 set up properly on your system. My efforts to get this connection working were compiled from information found at www.unixodbc.org and www.freetds.org. These steps worked for me with an Apache2 web server with php5 running on Debian Etch stable in October of 2007. The SQL server is running Microsoft SQL 2005 on a Windows 2003 Server OS.

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 10.3 (32-bit)

Howto Forge - Tue, 16/10/2007 - 4:12pm

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 10.3 (32-bit)

This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 10.3 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, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of OpenSUSE 10.3, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 10.3

Howto Forge - Tue, 16/10/2007 - 9:59am

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 10.3

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an OpenSUSE 10.3 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

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Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Mon, 15/10/2007 - 11:31am

Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch

Imagine you have a machine with all of its disk full and another with unused gigabytes, and you don't want to move the data from one to the other. Why not using the second's disk on the first, you can do it with iSCSI but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) too. It's the second method I'll explain in this article. All of this was made with two computers running Debian Etch.

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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

Howto Forge - Sun, 14/10/2007 - 4:42pm

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) 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.

Installing HP Systems Insight Manager On CentOS

Howto Forge - Fri, 12/10/2007 - 7:20pm

Installing HP Systems Insight Manager On CentOS

HP Systems Insight Manager is a free tool from HP that can monitor your network and receive SNMP Traps. It's an excellent trap manager but also a system resource hog.

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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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