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How to install Skype on Debian Lenny

The easiest way to install Skype (as of this moment) in Debian Lenny is to use the Skype repository. Simply add this line to the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

How To Defend slowloris DDoS With mod_qos (Apache2 On Lenny)

mod_qos gives some fine-grained opportunities to scale the number of used connections and to defend an attack according to bandwidth limits. Unfortunately it is only available as source-package and there are many possible settings, wich might be hard to setup for this special case. So I provide the way that helped me.

Mono: Why is Debian resorting to spin?

Gone are the days when the Debian GNU/Linux Project had a spokesman whose utterances could be taken at face value.

CohesiveFT Adds Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition and Debian 5.0 to its Automated Elastic Server Platform

CohesiveFT today announced the addition of both Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition (Jaunty Jackalope) and Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (Lenny) operating systems to its Elastic Server platform, the company’s web-based factory for real-time virtual and cloud server assembly.

Setting up a FTP Server on debian

This very short guide lets you install a FTP server on Debian

Install google chrome on debian testing/sqeeeze

And here’s a short guide that shows you how to install google chrome on debian testing/sqeeeze

Disable IPV6 on Debian Lenny (quick howto)

Here’s a very quick howto on disabling IPV6 on Debian (Lenny), this is not a new argument and neither an unknown solution, it’s just how to disable IPV6 on Debian with less impact as possible on your machine config in “the debian way”.

Fonic, UMTS and Debian lenny on the EeePC

Recently I’ve got an EeePC 1000HE and lately also an UMTS-Stick, the Fonic Surf-Stick (a Huawei E160). I’ve read before that many people got this UMTS-Stick running on Linux, some even with Fonic, but none of them – it seems – used Debian lenny.

Reset your lost/forgotten root password on Debian systems

If you have been using Linux for a while you will most certainly find a situation where you have forgotten or lost your “root” users’ password (Admin password) and you have no clue how to regain your root login prompt.

Google Chrome (alpha) – fastest browser for Debian

I’ve just tested Google Chrome for Linux on my Debian machine. It has a nice theming feature, currently apparently suitable and used for making Chrome look native.

VirtualBox Solutions

As a Linux administrator or as as Desktop user, there are times when you would either like to try a different distribution or when you need several test machines that you can blow away when you are done with them..

How to exit ping and other command line apps in Debian

I am constantly looking at keywords people search for on Google for other websites that I run. Finding what people are searching for and then seeing if they have been adequately answered makes for a lot of hits to other sites I work on.

Debian Haskell packaging team getting underway

Enter the Debian Haskell Packaging Team! This had been proposed previously, but never carried forward for various reasons – including, importantly, nobody just rolling up their sleeves and getting it done.

Oracle Instance Client @ Debian Squeeze

My intention is to help you people debian bloody user to put a connection client of oracle instance client for your own work. But some prerequisite need to be installed first.

5 Simple APT Tips for Debian and Ubuntu, Part II

Several months ago I created an article with 5 APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) tips for both Debian and Ubuntu available here. APT is the package manager in Debian and Debian-based distributions, like Ubuntu. Here’s part two of that article, with 5 more tips and tricks for APT.

Release on porting Globus Grid middleware to Debian

The KnowARC1 project brings Globus2 packages to Debian Linux, paving the way for many Grid projects to be included in the popular distribution.

How-To: Download Debian CDs/DVDs Using jigdo

This guide will show how to download ISO images (CDs, DVDs or Blu-Ray) using jigdo, a specific protocol intended to be the main way to download Debian disc images.

MySQL backup on Ubuntu or Debian

This guide is for Sys Admins–or people who have a bit of Sys Admin skills. While there is a plethora of database backup products for MySQL that exist, this post is not about those products. We’ll use the built-in tools of MySQL for the backup process–it is in fact, a very simple process.

Installing uzbl on Debian Squeeze

One of my friends just told me about a new browser whose goal is to “adhere to the unix philosophy.” It seems pretty neat to try and I’m always up for new things, so I gave it a go.

Pluthon – how to easily create debian packages

PluThon also helps you to create Debian package from your project with distutils for maemo utilities. With helpfull graphical wizards, you can create Debian packages from your projects at a glance

Microsoft promises no patent prosecution of open-source .NET

Microsoft is promising not to pursue patent claims against Linux and open-source software using the open-source implementation of .NET, Project Mono.

OpenFire XMPP Server on Debian

was asked today to set up an IM server for internal use, originally they were specifying Windows messanger but I was able to suggest we try a proper standards based system instead

LiveJournal + Debian = Fail

Oh my LiveJournal drama. If you think blogs are nasty, LiveJournal + Debian stuff is really bad. Anyway, there are some Q&A offered up, which someone requested I look at. Time to dive in.

Using SSL with Exim 4 and Courier IMAP/POP3 on Debian

I’ve been meaning to set up SMTP, IMAP and POP3 access over SSL to my mail servers for quite a long time and the other day I just sat down and did it, it’s actually pretty easy once you know how.

Debian developer clarifies Mono position

Alexander Reichle-Schmehl, a Debian developer who stated Debian’s position on Mono in the default Debian install last week, has clarified his statement on the issue in a new posting.

Apt-p2p for peer-to-peer Debian package downloads

Apt-p2p gives you the ability to download Debian packages via a peer-to-peer protocol. Apt-p2p will try to get the packages from peers before it resorts to pulling them from the repository.

Can I get a little MapReduce from my Debian people?

Though there are a few clustering tools available, as well as several distributed filesystems (GFS, GlusterFS, OCFS2, and Lustre), shockingly, I could not find any implementation of MapReduce available in the Debian repositories.

Compiling packages from source on Debian Linux

In this post we will learn how to build a Debian package (.deb) from source packages. You might be thinking why would I ever need to do that, right? Well most of the times you are right, you won’t require to build packages from source, but there will be situations sometimes when you will be […]

Debian Lenny Desktop Install with XFCE 4.6

With some patience and reading lots of tutorials I had three stable and some-what up-to-date Lenny systems running using some third party repositories for apt-get. When I got home, I decided to install Lenny on my desktop and document the process.

Booting ‘Debian Lenny’ into widescreen framebuffer

I have a Dell D630 Latitude(running Lenny) that i use at work. While trying to push the framebuffer size, i had to experiment a bit with numbers, because i couldn’t get ready to use values off google for widescreen framebuffers.

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