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Working in a possible LTS for Debian Squeeze

The Debian Security Team announced in the bits from their last meeting that they’re considering to ask for the addition of a new suite to provide long term support (LTS) for Squeeze.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.9 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the ninth 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.

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.

Debian Linux: Upgrade v6.0.x Squeeze to v7.0.0 Wheezy

Recently Debian Linux version 7.0 (“Wheezy”) released. This version shipped with many new features – improvements to multimedia support, improved security through hardening flags and the OpenStack suite and the Xen Cloud Platform to name a few. How do I upgrades from Debian Linux version 6.x.x (squeeze) to the latest version 7.0.0 wheezy using command […]

Building PHP 5.4 From Source On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial describes how you can build PHP 5.4 from source on Debian Squeeze. Later on, we will install more modules through PECL and add it as an additional PHP version to ISPConfig’s dropdown. At the end you will have a fully function PHP 5.4 installation which is selectable within the ISPConfig interface and a […]

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.7 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “squeeze”). 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.

Building Nginx From Source On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial describes how you can build nginx from source on Debian Squeeze. Additionally, we will include some useful 3rd-party modules like the naxsi WAF (web application firewall), SPDY etc. At the end you will have a fully function nginx installation.

HOWTO: Install Airtime on Dreamhost Debian Squeeze VPS

After much trial & error, I finally got Airtime to install on my Dreamhost VPS. Here are the instructions. Enjoy!

How-To: Running Munin 2.0 On Debian Squeeze (6.0)

Munin 2.0 has been released and a .deb package has even been backported to Debian Squeeze!. Version 2.0 comes with a bunch of new features and scalability improvements. This how-to will explain how to install and configure Munin 2.0 using Apache and mod-fcgid on Debian Squeeze.

How to build salt backports on Debian squeeze

There were packages of salt 0.10.1 in backports but they were removed, and the only saltstack packages in Debian are now in unstable.

Debian Squeeze LDAP Server With OpenLDAP And phpLDAPadmin

This tutorial will show you how you can set up an LDAP and webinterface to manage the LDAP server on Debian Squeeze.

Steady improvements in Debian Wheezy — and a smooth transition from Squeeze

But Debian gets better as it inches toward release. And if you’re running the Stable distribution (Squeeze instead of Wheezy, still in Testing) you can enjoy the goodness for the next two years — or three if you wish, as Stable gets an extra year of security patches as Old Stable after a new Stable […]

Ubuntu / Debian Linux: Setup An ISC DHCP Server For Your Network

ISC’s DHCP software is the most widely used open source DHCP implementation on the Internet. The same software can be used for LAN too. It is a carrier and enterprise grade solution to your host configuration needs.

The Perfect Push Mail Server – Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With ISPConfig 3 & Z-push

This tutorial describes the installation and configuration of Z-push on a Debian Squeeze server with ISPConfig 3. Z-push is an open-source application to synchronize ActiveSync compatible PDAs and mobile phones. Z-Push was initially developed by Zarafa Deutschland GmbH (Germany). At the end of this tutorial, your customers should be able to sync their mobile phones, […]

Running Question2Answer On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 12.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Question2Answer web site on a Debian Squeeze 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 […]

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.6 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename “squeeze”). 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.

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On Debian Squeeze

This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot with Apache2 on a Debian Squeeze system. With mod_chroot, you can run Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less vulnerable to break-in attempts that try to exploit vulnerabilities in Apache2 or your installed web applications.

Installing The PHP WebDAV Extension On Debian Squeeze

This article shows how you can install the PHP WebDAV extension for PHP5 on a Debian Squeeze system. The PHP WebDAV extension allows easy access to remote resources through the DAV protocol from PHP scripts.

Creating Advanced MySQL-Based Virtual Hosts On Lighttpd (Debian Squeeze)

This guide explains how you can create advanced virtual hosts on a lighttpd web server on Debian Squeeze that are stored in a MySQL database. The method described here does not use the lighttpd mod_mysql_vhost module, and unlike mod_mysql_vhost (which allows you to store only the hostname and document root of a vhost in a […]

Creating Simple Virtual Hosts With mod_mysql_vhost On Lighttpd (Debian Squeeze)

This guide explains how you can use mod_mysql_vhost to create simple virtual hosts on a lighttpd web server on Debian Squeeze. With mod_mysql_vhost, lighttpd can read the vhost configuration from a MySQL database. Currently, you can store the domain and the document root in the MySQL database which results in very simple virtual hosts. If […]

Creating Encrypted FTP Backups With duplicity And duply On Debian Squeeze

When you rent a dedicated server nowadays, almost all providers give you FTP backup space for your server on one of the provider’s backup systems. This tutorial shows how you can use duplicity and duply to create encrypted (so that nobody with access to the backup server can read sensitive data in your backups) backups […]

How to install Debian Squeeze on Apple iBook G3 with PPC architecture

This instruction describes how to install Debian Squeeze on an iBook with a G3 PPC CPU. It is the way that worked for me and it might be usefull for others who want to bring back some live to a nice little machine.

I upgraded from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy today

Though my track record with in-place upgrades of Linux/Unix systems is far from positive, I decided to do just that with my long-running (since late 2010) Debian Squeeze laptop today. It went surprisingly well — and by that I mean I’m using a fully upgraded Debian Wheezy laptop to create this post in Nautilus via […]

Setting Up vsftpd + TLS On Debian Squeeze

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 set up vsftpd with TLS on a Debian Squeeze server.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.5 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename `squeeze’). 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.

How To Back Up MySQL Databases With mylvmbackup On Debian Squeeze

mylvmbackup is a Perl script for quickly creating MySQL backups. It uses LVM’s snapshot feature to do so. To perform a backup, mylvmbackup obtains a read lock on all tables and flushes all server caches to disk, creates a snapshot of the volume containing the MySQL data directory, and unlocks the tables again. This article […]

Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10)

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 […]

KVM on Debian Squeeze – My Notes

This post is my collection of notes on installing and configuring Kernel-based Virtual Machine virtualization on a Debian Squeeze (6) host. I control these VMs from my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop.

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on a Debian Squeeze system. In the end, whenever a file gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it if it is malware.

Maintaining Remote Web Sites With sitecopy (Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10)

sitecopy is a tool for copying locally stored web sites to a remote web server (using FTP or WebDAV). It helps you to keep the remote site synchronized with your local copy by uploading modified local files and deleting remote files that have been deleted on the local computer. This tutorial shows how you can […]

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