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Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 5.0

Howto Forge - Tue, 24/07/2007 - 3:58pm

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 5.0

This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

Filtering PDF-/XLS-/Image-Spam With ClamAV (And ISPConfig) On Debian/Ubuntu

Howto Forge - Mon, 23/07/2007 - 4:33pm

Filtering PDF-/XLS-/Image-Spam With ClamAV (And ISPConfig) On Debian/Ubuntu

There is currently a lot of spam where the spam "information" is attached as .pdf or .xls files, sometime also hidden inside a .zip file. While these spam mails are not easy to catch with e.g. SpamAssassin or a Bayes filter, the ClamAV virus scanner can catch them easily when it is fed with the correct signatures as ClamAV is built to scan mail attachments.

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Installing Beryl On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop

Howto Forge - Sun, 22/07/2007 - 4:12pm

Installing Beryl On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop

This tutorial shows how you can install and use Beryl on a CentOS 5.0 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

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Dual-Booting Windows XP/Vista And Ubuntu 7.04

Howto Forge - Thu, 19/07/2007 - 4:26pm

Dual-Booting Windows XP/Vista And Ubuntu 7.04

In this tutorial I will teach you how to dual-boot between Windows XP/Vista and Ubuntu. This tutorial will be split up into two parts: Part one for people who have no operating system installed. Part two for people who have Windows XP/Vista installed and do not want to re-install Windows.

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Set Up OpenLDAP On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Wed, 18/07/2007 - 3:56pm

Set Up OpenLdap On Fedora 7

This document describes how to set up OpenLDAP on Fedora 7. OpenLDAP is a directory server based on the LDAP protocol, that same protocol MS Active Directory is based on. OpenLDAP is an open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

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Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Mandriva 2007 Spring

Howto Forge - Tue, 17/07/2007 - 4:25pm

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Mandriva 2007 Spring

This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

Installing The PHP-MemCache Module On CentOS 5.0

Howto Forge - Mon, 16/07/2007 - 4:30pm

Installing The PHP-MemCache Module On CentOS 5.0

MemCached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load. In this howto I explain how you can very easily install it and make it avaible in PHP.

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Enabling Beryl On A PCLinuxOS 2007 Desktop

Howto Forge - Sun, 15/07/2007 - 3:08pm

Enabling Beryl On A PCLinuxOS 2007 Desktop

This tutorial shows how you can enable Beryl on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Beryl you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

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Installing LAMP On Ubuntu For Newbies

Howto Forge - Fri, 13/07/2007 - 2:57pm

Installing LAMP On Ubuntu For Newbies

In this guide I will show you how to install a LAMP system. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The guide is intended to help those who have very little knowlegde of using Linux.

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Installing Zabbix (Server And Agent) On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Wed, 11/07/2007 - 4:05pm

Installing Zabbix (Server And Agent) On Debian Etch

Zabbix is a solution for monitoring applications, networks, and servers. With Zabbix, you can monitor multiple servers at a time, using a Zabbix server that comes with a web interface (that is used to configure Zabbix and holds the graphs of your systems) and Zabbix agents that are installed on the systems to be monitored. The Zabbix agents deliver the desired data to the Zabbix server. This tutorial shows how you can install the Zabbix server and agent on a Debian Etch system.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Tue, 10/07/2007 - 2:29pm

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Fedora 7

This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

Data Recovery With TestDisk

Howto Forge - Mon, 09/07/2007 - 3:25pm

Data Recovery With TestDisk

TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software which was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting your partition table). TestDisk is available for lots of operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and MacOS, and supports lots of filesystems.

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Using Compiz, Beryl, And Metisse On A Mandriva 2007 Spring Desktop

Howto Forge - Sun, 08/07/2007 - 2:37pm

Using Compiz, Beryl, And Metisse On A Mandriva 2007 Spring Desktop

This tutorial shows how you can use Compiz, Beryl, and Metisse on a Mandriva 2007 Spring (Mandriva 2007.1) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With Compiz, Beryl, and Metisse, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube (although the desktop cube isn't available on Metisse).

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How to Avoid Being Blacklisted

Howto Forge - Fri, 06/07/2007 - 4:07pm

How to Avoid Being Blacklisted

A blacklist usually refers to a list of e-mail or IP addresses known to send spam e-mails or some other type of unsolicited messages. Such lists are currently used by mail servers for filtering incoming e-mails and blocking the ones listed, in order to improve mail security and integrity. The blacklist is also the opposite of what is called a whitelist.

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Installing ModSecurity2 On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Thu, 05/07/2007 - 4:08pm

Installing ModSecurity2 On Debian Etch

This article shows how to install and configure ModSecurity (version 2) for use with Apache2 on a Debian Etch system. ModSecurity is an Apache module that provides intrusion detection and prevention for web applications. It aims at shielding web applications from known and unknown attacks, such as SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, path traversal attacks, etc.

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Installing Google Desktop On PCLinuxOS 2007 And Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Howto Forge - Tue, 03/07/2007 - 3:08pm

Installing Google Desktop On PCLinuxOS 2007 And Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This article shows how you can install the Linux version of Google Desktop on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop and a Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) desktop. Although the program is still marked as beta, Linux users can already search for text inside documents, local email messages, their Web history, and their Gmail accounts.

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TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

Howto Forge - Mon, 02/07/2007 - 5:41pm

TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

TrueCrypt is a free software that encrypts data “on-the-fly”. Right now the newest version released is version 4.3. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with TrueCrypt. It doesn’t simply encrypt the content of files, but their names and the names of the directories they are in as well. Moreover there is no way to check the size of the encrypted directory/HDD/partition. TrueCrypt is available for Windows and Linux.

Installing Beryl Or Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 7 Desktop

Howto Forge - Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:38pm

Installing Beryl Or Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 7 Desktop

This tutorial shows how you can install and use Beryl or Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 7 desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card). With both Beryl and Compiz Fusion, you can make your desktop use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube.

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Installing Xen On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

Howto Forge - Thu, 28/06/2007 - 3:43pm

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) server system (i386). You can find all the software used here in the Ubuntu repositories, so no external files or compilation are needed. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called "virtual machines" or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0).

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Tue, 26/06/2007 - 4:07pm

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm On Debian Etch

This article describes how you can monitor your Postfix mailserver with the tools Mailgraph and pflogsumm. Mailgraph creates daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs of sent, received, bounced, and rejected emails and also of spam and viruses, if SpamAssassin and ClamAV are integrated into Postfix (e.g. using amavisd-new). These graphs can be accessed with a browser, whereas pflogsumm ("Postfix Log Entry Summarizer") can be used to send reports of Postfix activity per email.

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