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Debian 6, Squid, Kerberos/LDAP authentication, Active Directory integration, Cyfin Reporter

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This document covers setup of a Squid Proxy which will seamlessly integrate with Active Directory for authentication using Kerberos with LDAP as a backup for users not authenticated via Kerberos. Authorisation is managed by Groups in Active Directory. This is especially useful for Windows 7 clients which no longer support NTLMv2 without changing the local computer policy. It is capable of using white lists and black lists for site access and restrictions. read more...
permapage | score:9423 | -falko, June 17, 2011

Virtual Users/Domains with Postfix/Courier/MySQL/SquirrelMail (Debian 7)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server 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, so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and SquirrelMail. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9407 | -falko, July 8, 2013

Tutorial: Installing Lighttpd, PHP5, PHP-FPM, MySQL on Debian 7

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Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Debian Wheezy server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd's spawn-fcgi. read more...
permapage | score:9281 | -falko, July 16, 2013

Tutorial: Set up a multi-distro PXE install server on Debian

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This tutorial shows how to set up a PXE (short for preboot execution environment) install server on Debian Lenny. A PXE install server allows your client computers to boot and install a Linux distribution over the network, without the need of burning Linux iso images onto a CD/DVD, boot floppy images, etc. This is handy if your client computers don't have CD or floppy drives, or if you want to set up multiple computers at the same time (e.g. in a large enterprise), or simply because you want to save the money for the CDs/DVDs. In this article I show how to configure a PXE server that allows you to boot multiple distributions (i386 and x86_64): Debian Lenny, Ubuntu 9.04, Fedora 10, CentOS 5.3, OpenSuSE 11.1, and Mandriva 2009.1. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9246 | -falko, May 26, 2009

Configure DNSSEC on BIND9 on Debian 6, Ubuntu 11.10

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This guide explains how you can configure DNSSEC on BIND9 on Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 11.10. It covers how to enable DNSSEC on authoritative nameservers (master and slave) and on resolving nameservers, creation of keys (KSKs and ZSKs), signing of zones, key rolling with rollerd, zone file checking with donuts, creation of trust anchors, using DLV (DNSSEC look-aside validation), and getting your DS records into the parent's zone. read more...
permapage | score:9236 | -falko, April 19, 2012

Tutorial: PrestaShop 1.5.x on Nginx (Debian 7/Ubuntu 12.10

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This tutorial shows how you can install and run a PrestaShop 1.5.x web site on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 12.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files. read more...
permapage | score:9195 | -falko, April 8, 2013

Debian 7 Git Lite Workflow Server

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This howto describes a shared local git server setup for a small team. This is a repository layout that is familiar to anyone used to working with a traditional version control system. One of the tutorial objectives is to show detailed steps to prepare the server and publish the code on a public service like Github, Gitorius et. al. A second objective is to introduce the Git Lite Workflow in team development. This serves as an introduction to gits powerful branch and merge features. Your personal favorite workflow may be different compared to this model. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9166 | -falko, January 21, 2013

ClusterFS Tutorial: High-Availability Storage on Debian

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This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Debian Lenny) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (Debian Lenny as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86-64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9152 | -falko, June 9, 2009

Install ASSP on Ubuntu / Debian

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This How-To document guides you through installing ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) on an Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) Server or Debian 5.0 in the simplest way possible. It *may* work on later versions but I have no way of knowing how these instructions will work for you. Installing Ubuntu/Debian is beyond the scope of this document and it is assumed you already have the core Ubuntu/Debian OS with no predefined software collections installed. read more...
permapage | score:9127 | -falko, April 1, 2011

Tutorial: Install Apache2, PHP5, MySQL on Debian 6

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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.
Apache's default document root is /var/www on Debian, and the configuration file is /etc/apache2/apache2.conf. Additional configurations are stored in subdirectories of the /etc/apache2 directory such as /etc/apache2/mods-enabled (for Apache modules), /etc/apache2/sites-enabled (for virtual hosts), and /etc/apache2/conf.d.
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mail this link | permapage | score:9124 | -falko, March 1, 2011

Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian

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Though the default disk partitioning scheme works, you may find yourself in a situation that requires creating partitions manually. At such times, you need to have a good knowledge of disks and disk partitions in Linux to create the partitions you need.

If you did not know how already, this tutorial gives you a step-by-step guide on how to proceed. read more...
permapage | score:9090 | -finid, April 27, 2012

Tutorial: Run ActiveCollab 3 on Nginx (LEMP) on Debian 7/Ubuntu 12.10

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This tutorial shows how you can install and run activeCollab 3 on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 12.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files. read more...
permapage | score:9058 | -falko, April 14, 2013

Tutorial: Set up USB-over-IP on Debian Linux

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This tutorial shows how to set up a USB-over-IP server with Debian Lenny as well as a USB-over-IP client (also running Debian Lenny). The USB/IP Project aims to develop a general USB device sharing system over IP network. To share USB devices between computers with their full functionality, USB/IP encapsulates "USB I/O messages" into TCP/IP payloads and transmits them between computers. USB-over-IP can be useful for virtual machines, for example, that don't have access to the host system's hardware - USB-over-IP allows virtual machines to use remote USB devices. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9053 | -falko, January 24, 2010

Install PlaySMS and SMS Server Tools 3 on Debian Server

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This tutorial will show you how you can set up an SMS server on Debian with playsms and smstools. In my example I have used an old Nokia 5140i with a USB data cable. read more...
permapage | score:9046 | -falko, February 24, 2011

Tutorial: Build a Debian 6.0 server

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This tutorial shows how to set up a Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) 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. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box). read more...
permapage | score:9035 | -falko, February 14, 2011

Create a Fiber Channel SAN with SCST and QLogic HBA on Linux Debian 6

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I created this how-to as none of the other instructions on the internet work correctly. This is done specifically for Ubuntu and Debian and is based on the 2.6.32 although with some common sense this should work with any distro and any kernel. read more...
permapage | score:9025 | -falko, July 5, 2013

Tutorial: Install Lighttpd, PHP5, MySQL on Debian 6

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Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Debian Squeeze server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support. read more...
permapage | score:9011 | -falko, February 28, 2011

Tutorial: Install Subversion, Enable multiple protocols (Debian 6)

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Subversion (svn) is an open-source version control system (VCS), used in the development of many software projects. This tutorial shows how to install Subversion on Debian Squeeze and how to configure it to allow access to a repository through different protocols: file://, http://, https://, svn://, and svn+ssh://. read more...
permapage | score:9009 | -falko, August 2, 2011

Tutorial: Install SugarCRM on Debian Linux

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SugarCRM is a webbased CRM solution written in PHP. SugarCRM is available in different flavours called "Editions" ("Community" (free), "Professional", and "Enterprise"). For a detailed overview of the different editions, have a look at the SugarCRM website. In this tutorial I will describe the installation of the free Community Edition on Debian Lenny. With the modules My Portal, Calendar, Activities, Contacts, Accounts, Leads, Opportunities, Cases, Bugtracker, Documents and Email, SugarCRM Community Edition offers everything that can be expected from a CRM solution. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8999 | -falko, April 17, 2009

Using ngx_pagespeed with nginx On Debian 7

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Google has just released PageSpeed Beta for nginx, the nginx equivalent of mod_pagespeed for Apache. This module applies web performance best practices to pages, and associated assets (CSS, JavaScript, images) and therefore speeds up your web site and reduces load times. This tutorial explains how to use PageSpeed with nginx on Debian Wheezy. read more...
permapage | score:8944 | -falko, May 10, 2013
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