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Tutorial: setting up Gitlab on Debian 6

This tutorial teaches you how to setup Gitlab on Debian 6, Ruby 1.9.3, Phusion Passenger and Nginx. It assumes that Gitlab and the git repositories are hosted on the same machine.

Using mod_spdy With Apache2 On Debian Squeeze

SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”) is a new networking protocol whose goal is to speed up the web. It is Google’s alternative to the HTTP protocol and a candidate for HTTP/2.0. SPDY augments HTTP with several speed-related features such as stream multiplexing and header compression. To use SPDY, you need a web server and a browser (like […]

Remotely Unlock Fully Encrypted Debian Squeeze

In the past I have written several howtos for remotely unlocking fully encrypted Debian installations. With the advent of Debian Squeeze, the developers have integrated a simple way to do so. Most stuff is provided directly by Debian itself – meaning you don’t need 3rd party scripts anymore. However it still involves a few steps […]

Configuring DNSSEC On BIND9 (9.7.3) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This guide explains how you can configure DNSSEC on BIND9 (version 9.7.3 that comes with Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10) on Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 11.10. It covers how to enable DNSSEC on authoritative nameservers (master and slave) and on resolving nameservers, creation of keys and much more..

How to setup Postgresql 9.1 Streaming Replication Debian Squeeze

This is a short HOWTO on setting up a backported Postgresql 9.1 database with streaming replication on Debian Squeeze.

Install Horde 4 Webmail For ISPConfig On Debian Squeeze Through PEAR

Horde is a groupware suite that offers email, calendar, task, contact management and more things. It also offers SyncML and ActiveSync to synchronize with your cell phones or other software.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Debian Squeeze

This guide explains how to set up WebDAV with lighttpd on a Debian Squeeze server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the lighttpd server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP. […]

Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On Debian Squeeze (Initiator And Target)

This guide explains how you can set up an AoE target and an AoE initiator (client), both running Debian Squeeze. AoE stands for “ATA over Ethernet” and is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows AoE initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) AoE target using normal ethernet cabling.

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on Debian Squeeze. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user.

The Perfect Server – Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With BIND, Dovecot & Nginx [ISPConfig 3]

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) 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: nginx or Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, […]

My Debian Squeeze box DOESN’T spring forward

I’m always wondering about people who forget to spring forward or fall back when daylight saving time begins or ends. Now I’m one of them.

Running Feng Office (Community Edition) On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

Feng Office is a web-based software that integrates project management, client relationship management, billing, financing, among other features that help you efficiently run your professional services business. nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

“Squeeze” based Debian Edu version released

The Debian Edu Team is pleased to announce the release of Debian Edu “Squeeze” 6.0.4+r0! Debian Edu (aka “Skolelinux”) is a Debian Pure Blend specifically targeted at schools and educational institutions, and provides a completely configured school network environment out of the box.

First Debian Edu Squeeze based release candidate, 6.0.4 edu rc1

Debian Edu aka Skolelinux is a Linux distribution based on Debian providing an out-of-the box environment of a completely configured school network. It contains setup for a school server, PXE booting for diskless machines, setup for installing stationary workstations and setup for workstations that can be taken away from the school network.

Running The Latest Firefox Version On Debian Squeeze

We all know that Debian is a production like GNU/Linux operating system, thus the software available by default in the repository servers is not always the newest version. I created this tutorial to help those interested in running the latest version of the graphical Internet browser Mozilla Firefox.

Upgrading Debian from lenny to squeeze

Debian is the OS of choice for many of our customers. As of February 2011, Debian’s latest stable release is version 6.0, code name squeeze. When a new version is released, the prior stable version becomes oldstable. As of 2011, this is version 5.0, code named lenny.

Running Simple Groupware On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run Simple Groupware on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP).

Running ownCloud3 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run ownCloud3 on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). ownCloud enables universal access to files through the widely implemented WebDAV standard, providing a platform to easily view […]

Setting up a new school with Debian Edu/Squeeze

The next version of Debian Edu / Skolelinux will include a new tool sitesummary2ldapdhcp, which can be used to quickly set up all the computers in a school without much manual labour. Here is a short summary on how to use it to set up a new school.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.4 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the fourth 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 to serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Raphael Hertzog’s Debian Squeeze discs are well worth the money

I still need CDs and DVDs for some of my older computers that won’t boot from USB. And I’ve done three installations recently on just these kinds of PCs. It was Debian Squeeze for all three, and I used the discs I bought from Debian Developer Raphael Hertzog.

Lightweight Giant Debian XFCE

Of course, I know what Debian is, but I was under impression that the majority of people prefer “classical” Debian with GNOME2. And then… Debian with XFCE. Unbelievable mix, but…

Installing iRedMail And Mailman On Debian Squeeze

I’m a big fan of iRedMail, which is basically a packaged version of Postfix and the other bits that make Postfix cool, like Spamassassin, greylisting and an LDAP or MySql back-end. One thing I wanted with iRedMail is Mailman, my favourite mailing list server. Integrating the two can be a mission though, so here’s some […]

Build a Netatalk Time Capsule for OSX Lion 10.7 using Debian 6.0 Squeeze

After going to the Apple Store with a friend and seeing the $300+ Apple Time Capsule I decided to see if I could do the same thing with Netatalk. Turns out I could but if you’re using Debian stable like me you need to get at netatalk 2.2.x before it’ll work with OSX Lion 10.7.x.

How To Install RoundCube 0.7 For ISPConfig 3 On Debian Squeeze

This will guide you thru the installation of the latest stable version of RoundCube (currently version 0.7) and get it to work together with ISPConfig 3.

Running Joomla 1.7 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Joomla 1.7 web site on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP).

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

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

Running Contao 2.10.2 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Contao 2.10.2 web site on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.10 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 […]

Install Memcached And PHP5-MemCached Module On Debian 6.0 (Squeeze)

“Memcached is free & open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.”

Running Mailman On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04/11.10

The Mailman package from the Debian/Ubuntu repositories comes with a configuration for Apache, but not for nginx. This tutorial shows how you can use the Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04/11.10 Mailman package in an nginx vhost. Nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static […]

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