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Mandriva

Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

Post date: May 20, 2007, 22:05 Category: Desktop Views: 3984 Comments
Tutorial quote: After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.
Debian

How To Block Spammers/Hackers With mod_defensible On Apache2 (Debian Etch)

Post date: July 8, 2008, 09:07 Category: Network Views: 4185 Comments
Tutorial quote: mod_defensible is an Apache 2.x module intended to block spammers/hackers/script kiddies using DNSBL servers. It will look at the client IP and check it in one or several DNSBL servers and return a 403 Forbidden page to the client. This guide shows how to install and use it with Apache 2 on a Debian Etch server.
Linux

Optimizing Desktop Performance, Part I

Post date: May 16, 2005, 23:05 Category: Optimizing Views: 4441 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you have complained about the speed of OpenOffice.org or Firefox or about the amount of time Linux takes to boot up, this set of optimizations should change your perception. Linux can boot up quickly, the word processor can spring open and the browser can fly. So, let's make these adjustments so your computer can fly.
Debian

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch)

Post date: September 15, 2007, 00:09 Category: Network Views: 7001 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide shows how to install and configure Smokeping on Debian Etch to monitor network latency. From the Smokeping web site: "SmokePing is a deluxe latency measurement tool. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss. SmokePing uses RRDtool to maintain a longterm data-store and to draw pretty graphs, giving up to the minute information on the state of each network connection."
OpenBSD

Apache - Serving up the Web

Post date: April 11, 2006, 22:04 Category: Network Views: 8612 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Apache Web Server is installed as part of the OpenBSD base system. This guide will help you configure the web server: (Apache 1.3.12 is released with OpenBSD 2.7 and 1.3.9 with OpenBSD 2.6)

To see how configurable the Apache/OpenBSD combination is we also look at allowing administrators to remotely review the server's status, we setup the system so we allow users on our system to have their own personal web-space. Of course, for the security counscious you probably want to turn some of these things off after you get things up and running.
Ubuntu

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 11.04 To 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) (Desktop & Server)

Post date: October 14, 2011, 07:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4498 Comments
Tutorial quote: The new Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) has just been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 11.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 11.10.
Ubuntu

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 To 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) (Desktop & Server)

Post date: October 12, 2010, 11:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3548 Comments
Tutorial quote: The new Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) has just been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 10.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 10.10.
Linux

SSH: Best Practices

Post date: January 17, 2008, 13:01 Category: Security Views: 5252 Comments
Tutorial quote: Are you using SSH in the best way possible? Have you configured it to be as limited and secure as possible? The goal of this document is to kick in the new year with some best practices for SSH: why you should use them, how to set them up, and how to verify that they are in place. All of the examples below assume that you are using EnGarde Secure Linux but any modern Linux distribution will do just fine since, as far as I know, everybody ships OpenSSH.
Ubuntu

Tweaking Hidden Ubuntu Settings With Ubuntu Tweak

Post date: January 29, 2008, 12:01 Category: Desktop Views: 4602 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ubuntu Tweak is a tool that lets you change hidden Ubuntu settings, for example: hide or change the splash screen, show or hide the Computer, Home, Trash, and Network icons, change Metacity, Nautilus, power management, and security settings, etc. Currently Ubuntu Tweak is available only for the Ubuntu GNOME desktop, i.e., it will not work on Kubuntu or Xubuntu. This short guide shows how to install and use Ubuntu Tweak.
Debian

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

Post date: November 15, 2011, 10:11 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 32507 Comments
Tutorial quote: 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. You can also configure mod_auth_mysql to authenticate against an existing MySQL user table.
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