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MediaTomb UPnP Media Server – Debian.

MediaTomb allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.: PlayStation3 (PS3),Xbox 360,tunery satelitarne,tunery DVB i DVB-T,smart TV/DVD,youview..

How to block countries using iptables – Debian

Short and precise guide on how to block countries using iptables 1. Install some needed iptables-geoip dependencies . 2. Install modules xtables-addons. 3. Download and install database geoip (maxmind). 4. Configure iptables. 5. ISO 3166 Country Codes.

Writing a Book Using Debian GNU/Linux

The world discovered that sharing works well in information processing and millions of developers and thousands of corporations now contribute to this ecosystem which has spawned hundreds of distributions of GNU/Linux such as Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu GNU/Linux and Linux-based Android/Linux which runs on everything from desktop PCs to lawnmowers.

BeagleBone Black: Now Running Debian 8.0 (Jessie) with Xfce4 on the eMMC

Yesterday, after bombing my Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) installation on my BeagleBone Black’s eMMC, I decided to do my best in getting Debian 8.0 to work with latest Linux Kernel and go a step further, run the Xfce Desktop Environment. The result is, sort of a usable system, however, my eMMC is almost out of […]

High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Debian Wheezy – Automatic File Replication (Mirror) Across Two Storage Servers

This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Debian Wheezy) 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 Wheezy as well) will be able to access the storage […]

Debian Virtualization: LXC Desktop Virtualization

Virtualization allows the creation of multiple virtual machines (VM) on top of an existing computer, each VM configured in a very specific way. All virtual machines run in parallel alongside the regular host applications, without affecting the host system. The type of virtualization I am currently using is Linux containers (LXC), a lightweight virtualization technology […]

Reduce doxygen footprint on debian

When you install doxygen on a recent debian OS, it will also install debian-latex, which bloats the footprint (on 32-bit wheezy) from 7.5 to 963 MB. To avoid that once and for all, pin the debian-latex package with a negative priority, thereby preventing it from ever installing…

Configure Munin graphs with Nginx, FastCGI, and Debian 7

Setting up Munin with Nginx can be a little harsh. Here is the ready-to-go solution for Debian Wheezy. I will make the assumption that you already have configured Munin and Munin-node. I also assume that you didn’t change the CGI and CRON params in the Munin default configuration provided by the Debian package.

Debian Virtualization: LXC Network Isolation

Linux containers (LXC) is a lightweight virtualization technology built into Linux kernel. In my previous article, Debian Virtualization: LXC Application Containers, I have detailed the steps to configure and run a simple application container using LXC. LXC application containers are very lean and consume strictly the resources the application requires. This is in sharp contrast […]

Running CS-Cart On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 13.04

This tutorial shows how you can install and run CS-Cart on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 13.04 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 […]

Install And Configure Varnish Cache With Apache On Debian 7

Varnish Cache is a web accelerator, sometimes referred to as a HTTP accelerator or a reverse HTTP proxy, that will significantly enhance your web performance. Normally Varnish Cache is available on Debian default repositories. But i suggest you to use Varnish Cache repositories to get latest version of Varnish Cache.

Virtualization With KVM And openQRM 5.1 On Debian Wheezy

This HowTo is about how to create and manage KVM Virtual Machines on Debian 7 aka Wheezy with openQRM 5.1.

Install openQRM 5.1 On Debian Wheezy

This HowTo is about how to install the openQRM Datacenter Management and Cloud Computing platform version 5.1 on Debian 7 aka Wheezy. It is the starting point for a set of openQRM HowTos explaining different Use-cases with the focus on virtualization, automation and cloud computing.

How to Prevent SSH Brute Force Attacks with Fail2Ban on Debian 7

Fail2ban is an open-source intrusion prevention system that can be used to prevent brute force attacks and other suspicious malicious attacks. It scans log files (e.g. /var/log/apache/error_log) and bans IP’s that show the malicious signs such as too many password failures, seeking for exploits etc.

Building a Varnish VMOD on Debian

From the tutorials department, here are some quick notes on how to install a Varnish VMOD from source. This is slightly complicated because Varnish demands that a VMOD must be built against the same git commit (or release) as the one that is running. This will be relaxed in future versions.

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Debian Wheezy)

EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through filesystem, not an encrypted block device, which means it is created on top of an existing filesystem. This tutorial shows how you can use […]

Install Memcached On Debian 7 Wheezy

Memcached is a free, open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system. It is mostly used to speed up the websites by caching data and objects in RAM to reduce the number of times an external data source (such as a database or API) must be read. It runs on Unix, Linux, Windows and Mac […]

How To Install FluxBox On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian

As you may know, FluxBox is a window manager, ideal for lightweight Linux systems, running on old computers. It is a good alternative for OpenBox, the default window manager for Crunchbang OS.

How to Block Port Scan Attacks with Psad on Ubuntu/Debian

psad, Port Scan Attacks Detector, is used to detect the port scan attacks and other suspicious traffic by analyzing the iptables of Linux systems. It is an Intrusion Detection System written in Perl. It analyzes the iptables and ip6tables log messages regularly to detect, alert and block the port scans if necessary. – See more […]

Install Tiny Tiny RSS Reader on Ubuntu/Debian

If you are still searching for the best alternative to Google Reader which is now discontinued, well you are on the right track. In this article, I will show how to install an alternative for Google Reader called Tiny Tiny RSS Reader.

Using debcheckout to build strongSwan 5.0 on Debian wheezy

Debian wheezy ships with strongSwan version 4.5 packages. These are lacking support for a couple of features I needed, including dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 virtual IPs on a single user connection and maintaining the DNS server list on road-warriors

Installing Debian Squeeze On Pogoplug v3/Oxnas Cleanly

The main purpose of this tutorial is to provide instructions on how to build and install a Debian rootfs from scratch on the Pogoplug v3/Oxnas, using only official binaries from Debian and ALARM.

How To Install The Linux Kernel 3.9.9 On Ubuntu, Debian & Derivates

The Linux Kernel 3.9.9 stable has been released yesterday, bringing small fixes and improvements, some of the for the ARM architecture. In this article I will show you how to install Kernel 3.9.9 on Ubuntu and Debian derivates.

How To Install Kernel 3.10 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian and Derivates

The highly expected Linux Kernel 3.10 has been released by Linus Torvalds himself yesterday. Among other fixes and improvements, the new kernel has better support for Solid State Drives (SSDs). A full list of features can be found on the official announcement.

Newbies Guide to Debian 7

First of all you need an installation image (ISO file) which you can download from I recommend the small network install image. After downloading the file, copy it to a blank CD, DVD or USB memory-stick. For information on creating a bootable USB memory stick, see the article Create a Bootable Live USB Thumb […]

Newbies Guide to Debian 7 – Part One

First of all you need an installation image (ISO file) which you can download from I recommend the small network install image. After downloading the file, copy it to a blank CD, DVD or USB memory-stick. For information on creating a bootable USB memory stick, see the article Create a Bootable Live USB Thumb […]

Configuring strongSwan on Debian, RHEL and Fedora with the Android client

Here I am sharing some working examples of how to configure and use RSA certificate authentication between a Linux box and an Android phone using strongSwan. There are several commands to execute for each step, but they can be easily scripted.

How to set up a Mac as a PXE boot server, with Debian Live

Here is how to set up a Mac, running OS X Client 10.5 or later, as a PXE boot server. We will configure OS X’s built-in DHCP, TFTP, and NFS servers, start the servers, and put the client boot files in place. (The NFS server may be optional, depending on the operating system we are […]

Automatically locate and install required firmware packages on Debian (Isenkram 0.4)

It annoys me when the computer fail to do automatically what it is perfectly capable of, and I have to do it manually to get things working. One such task is to find out what firmware packages are needed to get the hardware on my computer working.

How to Install and Configure RCP100 Routing Suite on Debian 7

Software-based routers have always played a role in the Internet, and are becoming increasingly important in data centers due to the convergence of video, mobile, and cloud services. Data traffic no longer moves simply from the subscriber into the network and then out again. Instead, most of the traffic is located inside the data center […]

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