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EeeBSD setup: how to install FreeBSD from USB (step by step guide for Eee PC)

Post date: May 16, 2009, 18:05 Category: Installing Views: 7920 Comments
Tutorial quote: For all you Eee PC lovers out there, here it is a step by step guide to install FreeBSD from a USB stick.
This guide was tested on other netbooks such as Toshiba and is easily fitting to other netbook models that, just like the Eee PC, are not supplied with a CD/DVD drive.
Debian

How To Compile A Kernel - The Debian (Sarge) Way

Post date: December 21, 2006, 22:12 Category: System Views: 3268 Comments
Tutorial quote: Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Debian Sarge systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.
FreeBSD

Install your favorite mysql server in FreeBSD

Post date: June 1, 2007, 16:06 Category: Installing Views: 4832 Comments
Tutorial quote: By default freebsd ports will install software according to its dependency. This tutorial will little trick to install your favorite mysql server instead of provided mysql version in dependency.
Unix+clones

How To Look Like A UNIX Guru

Post date: October 30, 2006, 02:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 5692 Comments
Tutorial quote: UNIX is an extremely popular platform for deploying server software partly because of its security and stability, but also because it has a rich set of command line and scripting tools. Programmers use these tools for manipulating the file system, processing log files, and generally automating as much as possible.

If you want to be a serious server developer, you will need to have a certain facility with a number of UNIX tools; about 15. You will start to see similarities among them, particularly regular expressions, and soon you will feel very comfortable. Combining the simple commands, you can build very powerful tools very quickly--much faster than you could build the equivalent functionality in C or Java, for example.

This lecture takes you through the basic commands and then shows you how to combine them in simple patterns or idioms to provide sophisticated functionality like histogramming. This lecture assumes you know what a shell is and that you have some basic familiarity with UNIX.
FreeBSD

Upgrading FreeBSD

Post date: April 1, 2006, 05:04 Category: System Views: 3575 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document started as a follow up to The Ultimate Multimedia Server Guide and how to go about keeping your server up to date and patched with the latest O/S patches and security patches. The other reason for this document was to try and create an easy to follow update guide for the not so Unix savvy users that visit my website from time to time. My first time trying to upgrade FreeBSD from sources went well but trying to understand and piece together all the other documentation was more of a daunting task than actually upgrading.
FreeBSD

Using Software RAID-1 with FreeBSD

Post date: November 29, 2005, 03:11 Category: System Views: 3685 Comments
Tutorial quote: Have you ever needed a software RAID solution for a low-end server install? Perhaps you've wanted your workstation to take advantage of the redundancy provided by a disk mirror without investing in a hardware RAID controller. Has a prior painful configuration experience turned you off software RAID altogether on Unix systems?


Since 5.3-Release, FreeBSD comes with gmirror(8), which allows you to easily configure a software RAID 1 solution. While tutorials on gmirror exist, I found them to require either manual calculations of partition sizes with bsdlabel or the use of a fix-it floppy on an existing system.

It made more sense to me to configure RAID during the install of the operating system. I also wanted a procedure that was easy to follow and didn't introduce human error in the form of a math miscalculation. After cobbling together the available documentation and experimenting my way through various configurations, I came across a procedure that has worked well for me on several different systems. I also received valuable feedback from Pawel Jakub Dawidek, the author of gmirror, who gave some insight into some of the not yet documented features of gmirror.
Debian

Using the 'snort' Intrusion Detection System

Post date: December 27, 2005, 15:12 Category: Security Views: 4734 Comments
Tutorial quote: Snort is the leading open source Network Intrusion Detection System and is a valuable addition to the security framework at any site. Even if you are employing lots of preventative measures, such as firewalling, patching, etc., a detection system can give you an assurance that your defences truly are effective, or if not, will give you valuable information about what you need to improve.

Fortunately, there is a good set of snort packages for Debian which takes a lot of the tedious work out of building a useful Network Intrusion Detection System. Before we start on installation, we should review a few details about the networking satack that you're going to need to make sense of the alerts snort will generate. Impatient readers and those who are familiar with the TCP/IP suite of protocols may do now skip to the bit that says Stand alone snort.
Gentoo

VHCS2 on Gentoo HowTo

Post date: April 20, 2005, 13:04 Category: Installing Views: 4167 Comments
Tutorial quote: Want to build web hosting service on top of Gentoo? Well now you can with VHCS2 (Virtual Hosting Control System).
Debian

Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Etch)

Post date: August 19, 2007, 23:08 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2842 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos). I will use FlowPlayer as the video player, a free Flash video player with support for lighttpd's mod_flv_streaming module. I will also show how you can encode videos (.mp4 .mov .mpg .3gp .mpeg .wmv .avi) to the FLV format supported by Adobe Flash.
RedHat

RH 9.0 Apache 2.0.47 + Tomcat 4.1.27 HOWTO

Post date: April 9, 2006, 14:04 Category: Software Views: 6125 Comments
Tutorial quote: Building an Apache HTTP + Tomcat environment is five major steps.
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