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Linux

Adding Windows Fonts in Linux

Post date: December 3, 2005, 07:12 Category: Desktop Views: 2536 Comments
Tutorial quote: Unlike past times, Linux do come with good fonts. And the font rendering can be made better by choosing to antialiase the fonts. But at times you come across a website which has been designed with the windows user in mind. Such websites are best viewed with one of the windows fonts. If you have windows OS installed on your machine, you can copy the essential fonts from the windows partition to linux and use them to get a better web experience. Here is how you do it.
Linux

Creating a safe directory with PAM and Encfs

Post date: June 7, 2006, 20:06 Category: Security Views: 3135 Comments
Tutorial quote: Now, in my network (and others) the credentials provided at login could (and should) be used by those programs. How can you retrieve these credentials, providing enough security?
With a the PAM modules pam_script it's possible to store the password in a file, which will be used by fusemb and mount.cifs to read the password from.

To achieve security, one could make the user logging in owner and deny read/write for anybody else. Remove this file when the user ends his/her session.
This is enough, for runtime. But I was wondering, but what if the system crashes, and the file with the credentials remains on the harddrive? Anybody who is able to mount this harddrive with for example a lifecd, can read this file!

That's why I was looking for a way to encrypt this file.

With encfs this is very possible! At run time it gives an interface to encrypted files and directories, which does only exist at runtime! When the system is not running, there are only encrypted files, useless when you do not know the key to it. And this key is exactly the (encrypted) password! That's why I've chosen for a combination of PAM and Encfs.
NetBSD

Howto install NetBSD 1.6.1 stable on an iBook

Post date: May 1, 2005, 03:05 Category: Installing Views: 5395 Comments
Tutorial quote: I've written a howto, how I've installed NetBSD 1.6.1 on Apple iBook and upgraded to NetBSD 1.6.2_RC4.
NetBSD

How to install NetBSD from an USB Memory Stick

Post date: December 10, 2007, 04:12 Category: Installing Views: 8934 Comments
Tutorial quote: This describes how to install NetBSD (i386/amd64) using a Memory Stick instead of a CD-ROM Drive.
Linux

Linux Security HOWTO

Post date: April 12, 2005, 17:04 Category: Security Views: 2812 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document is a general overview of security issues that face the administrator of Linux systems. It covers general security philosophy and a number of specific examples of how to better secure your Linux system from intruders. Also included are pointers to security-related material and programs.
OpenBSD

Apache - Serving up the Web

Post date: April 11, 2006, 22:04 Category: Network Views: 7249 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.
Linux

Chmod Squad: HOWTO Use Linux File Permissions

Post date: January 6, 2007, 21:01 Category: System Views: 3713 Comments
Tutorial quote: A complete new user's guide to the Linux file permission system, with examples. Be mystified no more by cryptic file permission bits.
Gentoo

HOWTO Linux Virtual Hosting Server

Post date: April 9, 2006, 14:04 Category: Software Views: 6584 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document will explain how to install and configure a mail server capable of handling hundreds of domains and users. This how-to uses Postfix, Courier-imap, Mysql, and Apache as the core of this virtual system. If these packages don't appeal to you, Gentoo has a number of how-to's built around other MTA's or databases.
Debian

Linux virtual server on Debian Sarge

Post date: November 29, 2005, 21:11 Category: System Views: 3326 Comments
Tutorial quote: Linux-VServer allows you to create virtual private servers and security contexts which operate like a normal Linux server, but allow many independent servers to be run simultaneously in one box at full speed. All services, such as ssh, mail, Web, and databases, can be started on such a VPS, without modification, just like on any real server. Each virtual server has its own user account database and root password and doesn't interfere with other virtual servers.
Linux

MySQL Database Tutorials

Post date: January 31, 2011, 07:01 Category: Software Views: 3510 Comments
Tutorial quote: Many people tell me they arenít very fond of scripts, because the install frightens them a bit. And itís true: creating a database, importing tables, your siteís root pathÖ if you donít know what youíre doing, this looks pretty complicated.
Luckily, it is not, once you get the hang of it.
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