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How To Password-Protect Directories With mod_auth_mysql On Apache2 (Debian Squeeze)

This guide explains how to password-protect web directories (with users from a MySQL database) with mod_auth_mysql on Apache2 on a Debian Squeeze server. It is an alternative to the plain-text password files provided by mod_auth and allows you to use normal SQL syntax to create/modify delete users.

Automatic installation of Debian Squeeze from a USB flash drive

In this post you are going to learn how to build a USB Flash Drive that contains a fully automated Debian installation system. At Wallix this installation system is used in addition to our traditional PXE/preseed system to deploy our products Wallix LogBox and Wallix AdminBastion.

I’m pushing Debian Squeeze and GNOME 2 as hard as I can

I never really considered myself a GNOME user. Though I am. I’ve used Xfce, Fluxbox, Fvwm2, LXDE, even JWM (Joe’s Window Manager) in Puppy and FLTK in TinyCore. But most of the time I stick with the default desktop environment offered by a given distribution.

Third Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” update arrives

The Debian project has announced the release of the third update to version 6.0, “Squeeze”, of its Debian Linux distribution. The update to the current stable release focuses on addressing security vulnerabilities and bugs found in the previous versions, as well as updating a number of included packages.

Using GeoIP With Nginx On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

This tutorial explains how to use the GeoIP module with nginx on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04 to find out where your visitors come from. The GeoIP module sets multiple variables like $geoip_country_name, $geoip_country_code, $geoip_city, etc. that you can use in your PHP scripts or directly in your nginx configuration, for example to serve content in different […]

Debian 6.0.3 released

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

Running phpMyAdmin On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

The phpMyAdmin package from the Debian/Ubuntu repositories comes with configuration files for Apache and Lighttpd, but not for nginx. This tutorial shows how you can use the Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04 phpMyAdmin package in an nginx vhost.

HOWTO install php5-fpm on Debian Squeeze

Once PHP hit version 5.3, it started shipping with PHP-FPM, which is the new way to handle PHP requests when serving web content.

Serving CGI Scripts With Nginx On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

This tutorial shows how you can serve CGI scripts (Perl scripts) with nginx on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04. While nginx itself does not serve CGI, there are several ways to work around this

Mounting Remote Directories With SSHFS On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial explains how you can mount a directory from a remote server on the local server securely using SSHFS. SSHFS (Secure SHell FileSystem) is a filesystem that serves files/directories securely over SSH, and local users can use them just as if the were local files/directories.

How to use Linux containers (lxc) under Debian Squeeze

In this article, you will learn what is virtualization, why use it and how to use one kind of virtualization, Linux containers (aka lxc) under Debian Squeeze.

Mounting Remote Directories With SSHFS On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial explains how you can mount a directory from a remote server on the local server securely using SSHFS. SSHFS (Secure SHell FileSystem) is a filesystem that serves files/directories securely over SSH, and local users can use them just as if the were local files/directories.

Upcoming point releases and call for test

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the upcoming point releases for Debian 5 “Lenny” and Debian 6 “Squeeze” are scheduled for October 1st and October 8th respectively.

Virtualmin on Debian Squeeze for Drupal HOWTO

Virtualmin is a powerful and flexible web hosting control panel for Linux and UNIX systems based on the well-known Open Source web-based systems management GUI, Webmin. By using Virtualmin we can simply create a virtual hosting environment for Drupal development/hosting

Running Drupal 7.7 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Drupal 7.7 web site on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP).

Installing mongoDB on Debian Squeeze (and Ubuntu)

This is how I got mongoDB working on Debian Squeeze. It should work for other Deb based flavours – I’m thinking Ubuntu. I also have a PHP5x setup so you may need to adapt if you are running earlier versions. I’m also assuming you have git installed to fetch the drivers.

Debian on an old laptop – advice from Make Tech Easier

Like Price, I’ve done my share of minimal Debian installations, then building up the system with just the packages I need. That’s especially necessary when you have a very small hard drive, like the 3 GB disk in my now-12-year-old Compaq Armada 7770dmt, which is running Debian Squeeze with Xfce right now.

Running WordPress On Nginx (LEMP) on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

his tutorial shows how you can install and run a WordPress blog on a Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). In addition to that I will also show you how you can use the WordPress plugins […]

Vaio tips for Debian Squeeze

I switched to the current Debian release, “Squeeze”, quite a few months ago on my Sony Vaio laptop. I’ve found that Squeeze, with its older kernel and good attention to power management (compared to the power management regressions in more recent kernels), gets much better battery life than either Arch Linux or Ubuntu on this […]

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

This article shows how you can install the PowerDNS nameserver (with MySQL backend) and the Poweradmin control panel for PowerDNS on a Debian Squeeze system.

Server Monitoring With Icinga On Debian Squeeze

Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. It is a fork of Nagios.

Setting Up Network RAID1 With DRBD On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial shows how to set up network RAID1 with the help of DRBD on two Debian Squeeze systems. DRBD stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device and allows you to mirror block devices over a network. This is useful for high-availability setups (like a HA NFS server) because if one node fails, all data is […]

How To Speed Up Drupal 7.7 With Boost And nginx (Debian Squeeze)

This tutorial shows how you can speed up your Drupal 7.7 installation on a LAMP stack (Debian Squeeze) with the help of Boost and nginx. Boost provides static page caching for Drupal enabling a very significant performance and scalability boost for sites that receive mostly anonymous traffic.

Setting Up ProFTPd + 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 ProFTPd with TLS on a Debian Squeeze server.

The Perfect Server – Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With BIND & Dovecot [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: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, […]

Setting Up Unison File Synchronization Between Two Servers On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial shows how to set up file synchronization between two Debian Squeeze servers with Unison. Unison is a file-synchronization tool similar to rsync, but the big difference is that it tracks/synchronizes changes in both directions, i.e., files changed on server1 will be replicated to server2 and vice versa.

Recent improvements with Debian GNU/kFreeBSD

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD was first released with Squeeze in last february. The “technology preview” label indicated, among other things, that it had a number of limitations when compared with what users would expect: missing features, incomplete functionality, etc.

Installing Subversion And Configuring Access Through Different Protocols On Debian Squeeze

Subversion (svn) is an open-source version control system (VCS), used in the development of many software projects. This tutorial shows how ot install Subversion on Debian Squeeze and how to configure it to allow access to a repository through different protocols: file://, http://, https://, svn://, and svn+ssh://.

New beowulf cluster at EDF (200 Tflops) based on Debian 6.0 Squeeze

Électricité de France S.A. is pleased to announce that its new supercomputer, which is 200 Tflops and 43rd in the latest TOP500 (June 2011) [1], is based on Debian Squeeze.

How To Configure Automatic Updates On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial shows how to configure a Debian Squeeze system to have package updates installed automatically without user interaction. In addition to that I will show you what needs to be done to have the system email you about available updates on a daily basis.

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