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How To Upgrade A Debian Etch System (Server & Desktop) To Debian Lenny

This article shows how you can upgrade a system running Debian Etch to Debian Lenny. It is intended for both server and desktop systems.

Debian Reviews > Debian 5

I’ve written a lot of reviews of distros based on Debian, but never a review of Debian itself. So this time around I decided to look at Debian 5 (Lenny). Debian, if you aren’t familiar with it, is the rock upon which popular distributions like Ubuntu and MEPIS are built on.

Installing VirtualBox 2 On A Debian Lenny Desktop

This tutorial shows how you can install Sun xVM VirtualBox 2 on a Debian Lenny desktop. VirtualBox is available as a package from the official Debian Lenny repository, but it’s very old (version 1.6.6), therefore I explain how to install the current version (2.1.4 at the time of this writing).

How To Upgrade Debian Etch To Lenny

Debian Etch is soon to be unsupported by the Debian team, therefore all Debian Linux Servers need to be upgraded to Debian Lenny. I work for Netzen (an IT Support company) and have upgraded many Linux servers to Debian Lenny over the past month

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With BlockHosts On Debian Lenny

In this article I will show how to install and configure BlockHosts on a Debian Lenny system. BlockHosts is a Python tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, it stops further login attempts […]

Install Imule On Debian Lenny

iMule (invisible Mule) is a free open source anonymous P2P (peer to peer) file sharing software which connects through the anonymous I2P (Invisible Internet Project) network and the Kad network.

Building ffmpeg in Debian (Lenny)

I’ve adapted the instructions from this Ubuntu thread for Debian Lenny. The original idea was to build ffmpeg with AAC support, but then I’ve found some other problems with mp3 codec, so I needed to apply a patch and rebuild everything.

Setting up Hudson on Debian for continuous integration with Git

For the Tornado project I’m currently working on I decided to get continuous integration setup on my Debian Lenny server. In the past I’ve used CruiseControl for doing automated builds but recently I’ve been getting to know Hudson and I find it to be a superior alternative

Debian Lenny 5.0: Bind RPC port mapper portmap to local loopback

By default on Debian Lenny the portmap service listens on UDP port 111. For security reasons it could by reasonable to prevent portmap from opening the port if you do not run services like NFS or NIS services that depend on a RPC port mapper like portmap.

installing debian on hp proliant dl120 G5 server over LO100 virtual media & kvm.

For successful installing of Debian Lenny on hp proliant dl120 G5 server provided by masterhost over LO100 virtual media & kvm ( assuming some advanced ILO or how that shit is named is bought) require

The Perfect Server – Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) With BIND & Dovecot [ISPConfig 3]

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, […]

lding ProFTPD with SFTP support on Debian Lenny

The mod_sftp module implements the SSH2, SFTP and SCP protocols, allowing SCP and SFTP clients to be used with ProFTPD. By default, Debian Lenny does not provide mod_sftp support, but you can build a proper package using a development version available in Debian repositories – here is how.

How To Configure PureFTPd To Accept TLS Sessions On Debian Lenny

FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to configure PureFTPd to accept TLS sessions on a Debian Lenny server

Debian Edu lenny 5.0.6+edu1 released

Hi, it’s a pleasure to announce the first point release (+edu1) of our Debian Edu Lenny release.

How to install OpenQRM 4.7 with LXC containers in Debian Squeeze/Lenny: Step by Step

OpenQRM 4.7 was released on September 30, 2010 with LXC support. Wonderful product. I hope that this information is useful to those who are interested. And thanks to Matt and OpenQRM developers for the hard work!

Tutorial: Compile and Install GIMP 2.6.10 in Debian 5.0 Lenny

In this tutorial I will show how to compile from source and install in Debian Lenny the latest release of GIMP, the most powerful image manipulation application currently available for Linux.

Virtualbox OSE 3.2.4 available in Debian backports

If you are running Debian Lenny, the best way to install Virtualbox OSE is to use the version available in the Debian backports. For those who have installed the previous release (3.0.12), please check the availability before updating

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 updated – The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”).

Setting up awstats on Debian Lenny

Setting up awstats on Debian Lenny is a bit tricky. I will describe how to set up awstats and install the cron job for updating the awstats statistics automatically. The Last step will be to set up logrotate to not miss any user.

Installing the Vbox Guest Additions to a debian lenny vbox

If your using virtual box its very nice to have the guest additions installed on your vbox system. It changes the vbox systems resolution according to its window size, copy and paste from vbox to main system and you don’t need to push an control button to leave the vbox system

Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3

This tutorial describes the installation of an ISPConfig 3 multiserver setup with dedicated web, email, database and two DNS servers all managed trough a single ISPConfig 3 control panel.

Install WordPress on Debian 5 (Lenny)

In Lenny, WordPress is already part of the apt repository. The downsite is that its a quite old version. So this little howto describes how to install the latest WordPress version (currently its 2.9.1) from its tarball by still retaining Debian’s file locations.

Installing A Web, Email And MySQL Database Cluster (Mirror) On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3

This tutorial describes the installation of a clustered Web, Email, Database and DNS server to be used for redundancy, high availability and load balancing on Debian 5 with the ISPConfig 3 control panel.

Installing Python 2.6 on Debian Lenny

Debian has always been my number one linux choice due to its stability on a server. Most of other linux distributions release new versions too frequently, in my opinion, while there are bugs still unfixed with the existing version.

Caching With Apache’s mod_cache On Debian Lenny

This article explains how you can cache your web site contents with Apache’s mod_cache on Debian Lenny. If you have a high-traffic dynamic web site that generates lots of database queries on each request, you can decrease the server load dramatically by caching your content for a few minutes or more (that depends on how […]

Compiling VLC 1.0.6 from Source on Debian Lenny 64 bit

This guide is intended as an introduction to compiling software from source, with the added benefit that the result is something very useful –an up-to-date media player– to the typical user. I have written it in a chronological form, from the moment of downloading the package up to the moment the final tests on the […]

Installing OpenQRM on Debian 5.0

The OpenQRM installation is quite difficult if you ask me. I have tried installing on both Debian and Ubuntu with the precompiled .deb packages and directly from the Debian and Ubuntu repository. Everything seems to fail in one way or the other. But I finally got it working and here is how I did it.

Install Imule On Debian Lenny

When I write these lines, the latest version of Imule is 1.4.6 here. But … It relies on packages version (libgcj10, libstdc++6) that are released with the unstable (sid) version of Debian. So either you upgrade Debian to unstable version or you choose a lower version of Imule.

Installing PowerDNS (With MySQL Backend) And Poweradmin On Debian Lenny

This article shows how you can install the PowerDNS nameserver (with MySQL backend) and the Poweradmin control panel for PowerDNS on a Debian Lenny system. PowerDNS is a high-performance, authoritative-only nameserver – in the setup described here it will read the DNS records from a MySQL database (similar to MyDNS), although other backends such as […]

Installing Maia Mailguard On Debian Lenny (Virtual Users/Domains With Postfix/MySQL)

This guide explains how to install Maia Mailguard, a spam and virus management system, on a Debian Lenny mailserver. Maia Mailguard is a web-based interface and management system based on the popular amavisd-new email scanner and SpamAssassin.

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