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Debian

Creating .deb-Packages With Checkinstall

Post date: April 12, 2005, 17:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2421 Comments
Tutorial quote: Checkinstall is a nice tool to create simple .deb-packages that you can use in your local network (e.g. if you have to install the same piece of software on multiple computers running Debian). It lets you compile and install software from the sources like before, but with the difference that you end up with a simple Debian package which also means that you can easily uninstall the software you just compiled by running dpkg -r!

I will demonstrate the use of checkinstall by compiling and installing the anti-virus software ClamAV on a Debian system.

This howto is meant as a practical guide; it does not cover the theoretical backgrounds. They are treated in a lot of other documents in the web.
Linux

Three tools to help you configure iptables

Post date: May 25, 2005, 14:05 Category: Network Views: 3060 Comments
Tutorial quote: Every user whose client connects to the Internet should configure his firewall immediately after installation. Some Linux distributions include firewall configuration as a part of installation, often offering a set of defaults configurations to choose from. However, to ensure that your machine presents the minimum "attack surface" (a measure of the number of vulnerable ports, user accounts, and sockets exposed to attack) to the predatory inhabitants of the Internet, you may need to do some manual configuration of your firewall. Here are three tools that can help.
The Linux kernel (version 2.4 onwards) contains a framework for packet filtering and firewalling using netfilter and iptables. Netfilter is a set of hooks inside the Linux kernel that allows kernel modules to register callback functions with the network stack. Iptables is a generic table structure for the definition of rulesets. Each rule within an IP table consists of a number of classifiers (iptables matches) and one connected action (iptables target). Iptables has extensive documentation that can be accessed online or by typing man iptables at the command line. Yet despite the depth of the documentation available for iptables, its complexity can be baffling.
Fedora

Back Up Your Files With Fwbackups On Fedora 8

Post date: February 28, 2008, 12:02 Category: Desktop Views: 3311 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to set up, configure and use Fwbackups on a Fedora 8 desktop. The result is an easy-to-use backup system for desktop usage. Fwbackups creates partial backups which can be stored locally or on a removable device. You have also the option to run scheduled backups.
Fedora+Core

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 7

Post date: June 2, 2007, 01:06 Category: Desktop Views: 6881 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 7 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.
Fedora

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Fedora 12

Post date: March 4, 2010, 12:03 Category: Installing Views: 2625 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Fedora 12) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Fedora 12 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.
Fedora

Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

Post date: November 18, 2007, 10:11 Category: Desktop Views: 4404 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to set up a Fedora desktop - including how to enable special mouse buttons, improve laptop support (depending on your model), set up printers (especially HP) and the usage of Compiz Fusion. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.
Solaris

NIST Publically-Released Fedora/Red Hat Core Security Guide

Post date: October 21, 2006, 04:10 Category: Security Views: 5995 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Benchmark is a compilation of security configuration actions and settings that "harden" Red Hat Linux operating systems. It is a CIS Level-I benchmark: the prudent level of minimum due care for operating system security. This benchmark was developed and tested on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) including RHEL 2.1, RHEL 3.0, and Fedora Core 1, 2, & 3. It is likely to work for other Linux distributions - especially Red Hat and Fedora derivatives - as well.
Fedora+Core

Fedora Core 6, making the Linux desktop for your parents (or the Linux desktop that does it all)

Post date: January 27, 2007, 07:01 Category: Desktop Views: 6121 Comments
Tutorial quote: A tutorial including a script that will configure and download all necessary components to make Fedora Core a multimedia rich Desktop and also ready for "normal" people. Explanations about what each line does are included, as well as screenshots. PDF and TXT's are also available.

It is a walkthrough of steps to take and explains what they do.
Fedora

Back Up Your Files With Pybackpack On Fedora 8

Post date: December 3, 2007, 12:12 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2925 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to set up, configure and use Pybackpack on Fedora 8. The result is an easy to use backup system for desktop usage. Pybackpack creates incremental backups which can be stored locally or remotely (SSH) - the usage of removable devices is supported. You also have the option to burn the backup(s) directly on a CD/DVD.
Fedora

Speed Up Your System With Preload On Fedora 8

Post date: March 16, 2008, 12:03 Category: Desktop Views: 2853 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to install preload on Fedora 8. preload is an adaptive readahead daemon. It monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times.
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