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How To Encrypt Directories/Partitions With eCryptfs On Debian Squeeze

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux. You can use it to encrypt partitions and also directories that don’t use a partition of their own, no matter the underlying filesystem, partition type, etc. This tutorial shows how to use eCryptfs to encrypt a directory on Debian Squeeze.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.2 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first 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.

LibreOffice is now in Debian Squeeze Backports

Turmoil in the free-office-suite world has led to the formation of the Document Foundation and its forking of OpenOffice.org into LibreOffice, and much if not most of the Linux world has declared its support for the more-community-oriented LibreOffice.

Debian Squeeze Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Debian Squeeze and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users.

Debian Squeeze, Squid, Kerberos/LDAP Authentication, Active Directory Integration And Cyfin Reporter

This document covers setup of a Squid Proxy which will seamlessly integrate with Active Directory for authentication using Kerberos with LDAP as a backup for users not authenticated via Kerberos.

How To Save Traffic With nginx’s HttpGzipModule (Debian Squeeze)

In this tutorial I will describe how to configure HttpGzipModule on an nginx web server (on Debian Squeeze). HttpGzipModule allows nginx to compress files and deliver them to clients (e.g. browsers) that can handle compressed content which most modern browsers do.

Debian 6.0: Fat, Fatter, Slim

A few days ago I mentioned Conky, the desktop system resource monitor. I’d been meaning to install this for some time, and did so after my upgrade to Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”. And I was immediately alarmed to see that with only my web browser and email client open, I was using over 450 MB of […]

Debian Squeeze + btrfs = FAIL

Executive summary: Don’t use btrfs on Debian Squeeze. Longer summary: Don’t use btrfs RAID with the kernel Debian Squeeze comes with.

The GNOME 2.30 environment in Debian Squeeze – surprisingly productive

Mind you, on this same hardware I was able to run Unity in Ubuntu 11.04. Not that I’m going to throw over GNOME 2.30 (or Degbian Squeeze) for Unity and Ubuntu, because I am not an early adopter.

Iceweasel/Firefox 4 in Debian Squeeze — I make the leap

But what if you don’t want to upgrade every last package just to get the latest web browser? I’m running Debian Squeeze — the Stable distribution — and have been happily doing so since late November 2010.

Install Firefox4 on debian Squeeze

Firefox is not the defaut borwser in Debian, in this post we will try to install firefox4.0 from source in Debian Squeeze. First, download Firefox4.0 source package. Now, Open terminal and, as root, type the following commands.

Debian 6, sluggish and slow due to Mono

I have been playing around with Debian 6 for the past two weeks and overall quite happy with Debian but have noticed a slight sluggish feel when working with Gnome. (eg compared to Fedora 14)

amon.so: Hijacking System Calls For Hardening PHP – Debian Lenny And Squeeze

amon.so is a library that integrates with the PHP interpreter and intercepts and manipulates the system calls provided by libc6. It replace the execve() syscall with a custom function which does extra sanity checking in order to prevent that an attacker could execute arbitrary code on the system exploiting a vulnerability in a web-based application

How To Save Traffic With Lighttpd’s mod_compress (Debian Squeeze)

In this tutorial I will describe how to configure mod_compress on a Lighttpd web server (on Debian Squeeze). mod_compress allows Lighttpd to compress files and deliver them to clients (e.g. browsers) that can handle compressed content which most modern browsers do.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Debian Squeeze Desktop (Nvidia GeForce 8200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Debian Squeeze desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card – I’m using an Nvidia GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

Debian 6 Squeeze review – nearly, but not quite…

Debian Squeeze lives up to its name as the “universal operating system”: with the big number of supported architectures, the experimental FreeBSD architecture and its completely free kernel, this distribution keeps standing out from the crowd. It’s not plain sailing, though, as Koen Vervloesem discovers…

Paravirtualization With Xen 4.0 On Debian Squeeze (AMD64)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen 4.0 on a Debian Squeeze (6.0) system (AMD64) and create paravirtualized guests (don’t mix this up with fully virtualized guests, i.e. hardware virtualization (HVM)).

Fixed ISO images for Debian 6.0.1 released

Fixed ISO images for Debian 6.0.1 released. Post-release testing showed up a variety of bugs in the images produced for the 6.0.1 update release [1]:

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Debian Squeeze Desktop (Nvidia GeForce 8200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Debian Squeeze desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card – I’m using an Nvidia GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

Installing Debian Squeeze

Over the weekend I tried installing Debian’s new release, “Squeeze”, on my Vaio TX650 laptop. I used a “net install” CD, the one that installs only the bare minimum then goes to the net for anything else.

Virtual Users With Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL, RoundCube, iRedAdmin On Debian 6 (Squeeze)

This document describes how to install a Postfix and Dovecot mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.

Installing Debian Squeeze (6.0) domU On CentOS 5.5 x86_64 dom0

This tutorial shows how to create a Debian Squeeze (6.0) domU on dom0 running CentOS 5.5 x86_64.

Extending Perfect Server – Debian Squeeze [ISPConfig 3]

The following tutorial will extend the “Perfect Server…. ” for ISPConfig 3 with BIND & Courier installed in Debian Squeeze.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.1 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first 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 adjustment to serious problems.

Debian 6 Squeeze: Not Good

Apart from RedHat 6, Debian 6 was the most awaited thing since Polio vaccine. It took ages to brew, and when it flowed, it was … well. You will discover that in today’s review. As always, I’ll give you a human perspective on what is ultimately the geekdom singularity, the one distro that is holier […]

Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (squeeze)

I have been a bit slack in not writing about the release of Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, which was made over a month ago now. A new Debian stable release is always a big deal, not least because it doesn’t happen very often, and it doesn’t happen on a predictable, regular schedule.

Virtualization With KVM On A Debian Squeeze Server

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Debian Squeeze server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

Make Browsers Cache Static Files With mod_expires On Apache2 (Debian Squeeze)

This tutorial explains how you can configure Apache2 to set the Expires HTTP header and the max-age directive of the Cache-Control HTTP header of static files (such as images, CSS and Javascript files) to a date in the future so that these files will be cached by your visitors’ browsers.

How To Upgrade Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) To Squeeze (Debian 6.0) On Xen VPS

This tutorial shows how to upgrade a Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) installation on a Xen based Virtual Private Server (VPS) to Squeeze (Debian 6.0) including kernel update, dependency based boot sequencing and conversion to UUIDs.

bits from the DPL: squeeze aftermath

Another month, another load of DPL bits! In case you haven’t noticed, the big news since the last bits is that, not only we have a new stable release in Debian history (the 11th), but also that development for Wheezy is open, meaning you can now break your pet packages (not).

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