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Solaris

NSA Publically-Released Solaris 8 Security Guide

Post date: October 21, 2006, 04:10 Category: Security Views: 6695 Comments
Tutorial quote: Sun Solaris 8 Guides
NSA has developed and distributed configuration guidance for Sun Solaris 8 that is currently being used throughout the government and by numerous entities as a security baseline for their Sun Solaris systems.

Solaris

NSA Publically-Released Solaris 9 Security Guide

Post date: October 21, 2006, 04:10 Category: Security Views: 7219 Comments
Tutorial quote: Sun Solaris 9 Guides
NSA has developed and distributed configuration guidance for Sun Solaris 9 that is currently being used throughout the government and by numerous entities as a security baseline for their Sun Solaris systems.

Linux

How to catch Linux system intruders

Post date: September 22, 2008, 13:09 Category: Security Views: 4773 Comments
Tutorial quote: Secure your Linux box by locking it down and posting a guard to watch for intruders.
Unix+clones

Create your own init.d scripts

Post date: November 11, 2007, 05:11 Category: System Views: 8596 Comments
Tutorial quote: Have a Linux executable that you would like to run as a daemon? Making your own init.d scripts can be a bit tricky, but I can help you out.

The directory /etc/init.d/ is a location on a Linux file system that contains scripts for changing init states.

For details on Linux run levels look here.

The run levels that are most important to us are 2, 3 and 5.

VERY basic sample init.d script (Replace italics respectively):
Linux

How to suspend and hibernate a laptop under Linux

Post date: June 7, 2006, 20:06 Category: Hardware Views: 5345 Comments
Tutorial quote: Many people prefer working with laptops instead of desktops for the flexibility they offer. Some of them would also like to switch to a free and open source operating system like GNU/Linux and have their laptop do all the things that proprietary OSes offer, such as suspending their laptops. Several distributions try to make this work out of the box, but knowing what's under the hood always comes in handy, particularly when something goes wrong and needs fixing. Let's take a look at how to suspend and hibernate your laptop under Linux.
Ubuntu

Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) On Ubuntu 7.10 Server

Post date: February 24, 2008, 12:02 Category: Network Views: 4123 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide will walk you through the setup process for implementing NDT running under Ubuntu 7.10 Server. For those unfamiliar with NDT, it is a network performance testing application. NDT will measure the throughput between your server and the desktops that you run the java client from.
Debian

Triggering Commands On File/Directory Changes With Incron

Post date: September 2, 2008, 09:09 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4049 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide shows how you can install and use incron on a Debian Etch system. Incron is similar to cron, but instead of running commands based on time, it can trigger commands when file or directory events occur (e.g. a file modification, changes of permissions, etc.).
Debian

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On Debian Lenny

Post date: April 15, 2010, 12:04 Category: Installing Views: 3231 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot with Apache2 on a Debian Lenny 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.
Ubuntu

How-To: Setup Subversion with Apache2 on Ubuntu

Post date: October 20, 2006, 20:10 Category: Installing Views: 4753 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide is for setting up a Subversion (SVN) repository in Ubuntu. Subversion is a version control system which enables multiple users to modify the same document. Therefore, a tool such as Subversion comes in really handy when developing software on a team. Also, Subversion can be a life saver when you need to revert back to older versions of a document (e.g. you made some changes to your code and now everything is broken).
Ubuntu

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 To 10.04 (Desktop & Server)

Post date: April 30, 2010, 13:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3894 Comments
Tutorial quote: Yesterday the new Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) was released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 9.10 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 10.04.
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