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Splitting Apache Logs With vlogger

Howto Forge - Sun, 17/06/2007 - 12:53pm

Splitting Apache Logs With vlogger

Vlogger is a little tool with which you can write Apache logs broken down by virtual hosts and days. With vlogger, we need to put just one CustomLog directive into our global Apache configuration, and it will write access logs for each virtual host and day. Therefore, you do not have to split Apache's overall access log into access logs for each virtual host each day, and you do not have to configure Apache to write one access log per virtual host (which could make you run out of file descriptors very fast).

Creating A Local Yum Repository (CentOS)

Howto Forge - Fri, 15/06/2007 - 1:07pm

Creating A Local Yum Repository (CentOS)

Sometimes it can be handy to set up your own repository to prevent from downloading the remote repository over and over again. This tutorial shows how to create a CentOS mirror for your local network. If you have to install multiple systems in your local network then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth.

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Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With getmail (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Thu, 14/06/2007 - 2:05pm

Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With getmail (Debian Etch)

Getmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers; it is very similar to fetchmail, but more flexible. For example, it can be configured to deliver mails directly to a Maildir or mbox mailbox without the need for an MTA such as Postfix, but of course it can also pipe the mails through an MTA if you want. Getmail can use so called filters such as SpamAssassin and ClamAV to scan the mails, and you can even tell getmail to delete mails on the original server only after a certain number of days.

How To Compile A Kernel - Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Tue, 12/06/2007 - 4:13pm

How To Compile A Kernel - Debian Etch

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on a Debian Etch system. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

Installing And Working With eyeOS Under Debian 4.0

Howto Forge - Mon, 11/06/2007 - 5:30pm

Installing And Working With eyeOS Under Debian 4.0

This tutorial shows how you can install the eyeOS on a standard Linux system. When you have finished ths tutorial, you will have a full, working eyeOS on your server. eyeOS is a kind of operating system which works online, i.e. it manages files on the server and enables the user to upload, download and edit files.

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Introduction to Antispam Practices

Howto Forge - Mon, 11/06/2007 - 4:34pm

Introduction to Antispam Practices 

Competitive Antispam products, proper legislation, efforts towards a better user education, it has all been tried in order to stop spam. However, unsolicited emails keep consuming the space and time of all email users. Moreover, spam messages can be the cause of serious virus and spyware outbreaks, while others “phish” for sensitive information like bank accounts and passwords.

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Installing The PHP-MSSQL Module On CentOS 5.0

Howto Forge - Fri, 08/06/2007 - 3:52pm

Installing The PHP-MSSQL Module On CentOS 5.0

As you might have noticed on Centos 5.0, there is no PHP-MSSQL module/extension available in the default yum repositories. So if you want to use it you can alter the PHP binary or you can compile an mssql module/extension. In this article I will explain how to compile the mssql module/extension.

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How To Install VMware Server On A Fedora 7 Desktop

Howto Forge - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 2:53pm

How To Install VMware Server On A Fedora 7 Desktop

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a Fedora 7 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).

scr06 - View IMAP Folder in MS Outlook

Howto Forge - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 5:20am
MS Outlook - viewing the newly created IMAP folder

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 3:11pm

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Debian Etch)

This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses.

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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Fri, 01/06/2007 - 12:12pm

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 7

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 7 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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The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.5 (32-bit)

Howto Forge - Thu, 31/05/2007 - 5:11pm

The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.5 (32-bit)

This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 4.5 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 4.5, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

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.

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