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Setup DNS Server On Debian 7 Wheezy

In this tutorial i am going to setup local Primary and secondary DNS servers. I am using two systems running with Debian 7 for primary and secondary DNS server and one system running with Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop for Client.

Debian is threatening to switch their default DE to XFCE if Gnome 3 doesn’t bring back a “more comfortable” interface for Gnome 2 users.

In a Debian GIT commit post Sunday, it was announced that they will again review XFCE as a promising option to replace Gnome 3 in the famous Linux distro.

Debian Virtualization: LXC debootstrap filesystem

This article discusses LXC, a lightweight virtualization technology built into Linux kernel. The user space LXC tool is distributed with a number of templates that allow the creation of different Linux distro filesystems, usually one template for each major Linux distribution.

Install Percona Server 5.6 And phpMyAdmin On Debian 7 Wheezy

Percona Server is an enhanced drop-in replacement of MySQL. The latest version Percona Server 5.6 is made available for download with new features and many improvements. In this tutorial let me show you how to install it on Debian 7 Wheezy server.

Setup Web-based Help Desk System Using SiT!

Support Incident Tracker, is a Free, Open Source web based ‘Help Desk’ or ‘Support Ticket System’ application which uses PHP and MySQL for tracking technical support calls/emails. SiT! can be used to manage contacts, sites, technical support contracts and support incidents in one place. Also we can send emails directly from SiT!, attach files and […]

Debian To Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

Debian developers have been in a very polarized discussion recently about replacing their default SysVinit system with a more modern init system; namely, Debian developers are evaluating whether to use systemd or Upstart.

Building Debian SD card for Linux with Kernel 3.4 from scratch for A10S-OLinuXino-MICRO

This is step by step instruction how to build Debian for A10S-OLinuXino with Kernel 3.4 In Kernel 3.4 image several major bugs are fixed like: XFCE4 problems with USB-Ethernet-AX88772B, the WIFI instability, GPIO, USB support etc which were with problems in the earlier image.

I miss Debian tools

It is nearly two months since I switched from Debian/Ubuntu to Fedora/RHEL. And I start to miss Debian tools… Under Debian (which also means derivatives like Ubuntu) I used simple set of tools and I have found their Fedora replacements:

Windows 7 vs Windows 8 vs Ubuntu vs OS X vs Debian vs Chromebook

Windows 7 and RHEL at work; Windows 8 on my desktop gaming and media production machine at home; Ubuntu and OS X on my Macbook air; Debian my small home server; and a Chromebook to play around and casual web surfing.

bits from the DPL — October 2013

Hi, Here is my 7th monthly report, for October 2013. Outline: ——– – Participation in Outreach Program For Women – Ongoing discussion on init systems – Discussion on using Content Delivery Networks – becomes manpages.debian.ORG – how-can-i-help now lists packages removed from testing – packaging-tutorial translated to Japanese, Portuguese and Russian – Assets – […]

Debian Project News – October 28th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s nineteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Bits from the Release Team * s390 removed from the archive in favour of s390x * now an official service * Debian increases its popularity on web servers * Other news * Upcoming […]

Debian Policy released

Dear all, I have just uploaded the Debian Policy The main change is the recommendation that “Packages should remove all obsolete configuration files without local changes during upgrades” (10.7.3). Most of the other changes consist in a more extensive documentation of already existing practices.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.8 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its oldstable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename `squeeze’). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Ada Lovelace Day: meet some of the “women behind Debian”!

“Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories of women – whether engineers, scientist, technologists or mathematicians – who have inspired you to become who you are today. The aim is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM”.

Debian Projet News – October 14th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s eighteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Outreach Program for Women matching fund 2013 * Bits from the DPL * Debian behind the biggest website in Sweden * Automatic removal of packages from testing * Interviews * Other news * […]

s390 removed from jessie

Hi, as of tonight, s390 has been removed from the jessie suite on ftp-master. The s390x architecture has replaced it starting with the wheezy release. s390 remains in sid for the moment, but is likely to go away “soon”. Cheers, Julien

Using RoundCube Webmail With ISPConfig 3 On Debian Wheezy (nginx)

This guide explains how to install the RoundCube webmail application on a Debian Wheezy server running ISPConfig and nginx, and how to enable the ISPConfig 3 plugins for RoundCube so that users can perform actions like changing their email passwords from within RoundCube. Roundcube webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user […]

Bonus: D is for Debian

About six months ago I scoured an ancient Debian package-a-day web site for all its fruit (with bew, if you must know), and came up with a long list of applications … some text-only, some graphical.

Updated Debian 7: 7.2 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the second update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename `wheezy’). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Mini-Debconf in Cambridge, UK – November 14-17 2013 – update

Hi folks! Back in August, I announced [1] a mini-debconf in Cambridge, to be held on the 14-17 November. With just over a month to go, it’s time for an update on the organisation and a reminder for potential attendees and speakers.

bits from the DPL — September 2013

Hi, Here is my monthly report for September 2013 (+ the beginning of October). Let’s also use this opportunity to call for help on two key parts of our infrastructure.

The technology behind the website that 30% of Swedes visit every day

3 million unique visitors each day, that is how much traffic, the biggest website in Sweden, handles. Add to that the 15 TB of data the site pumps out daily and you get some idea of the scale of its operations. And keep in mind Sweden is a country with only 9.6 million people.

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.

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’s Google Summer of Code 2013 Wrap-up

Hi everyone, Debian participated in Google Summer of Code this year (our eighth year!) with sixteen projects. We are very happy to report that fifteen projects finished successfully, with some of the students greatly exceeding our expectations.

Debian Project News – September 30th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s seventeenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * A summary of Debian GSoC 2013 * Coming updates for Wheezy and Squeeze * Other news * Upcoming events * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian Security Advisories * New and noteworthy packages * […]

Announcing Debian Edu / Skolelinux 7.1 (wheezy)

Debian Edu is a complete operating system for schools. Through its various installation profiles you can install servers, workstations and laptops which will work together on the school network. With Debian Edu, the teachers themselves or their technical support can roll out a complete multi-user multi-machine study environment within hours or a few days.

The Debian OpenSSL Bug: Backdoor or Security Accident?

So was this problem a backdoor, purposefully introduced? It seems unlikely. The maintainer who made the change, Kurt Roeckx, was later made Secretary of the Debian Project, suggesting that he’s a real and trustworthy person and probably not a fake identity made up by the NSA to insert a vulnerability.

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