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HowTo upgrade from Debian Etch (4.0 ) to Lenny (5.0)

Post date: January 13, 2009, 13:01 Category: Desktop Views: 3017 Comments
Tutorial quote: Debian Lenny’s release is getting closer and closer and many people will want to upgrade their Debian Etch servers to Lenny.This is currently in testing so it is not recommended to use these instruction in production.This tutorial will explain how to upgrade from Debian Etch (4.0 ) to Lenny (5.0)
Debian

Stack Smashing Protection for Debian

Post date: June 23, 2006, 22:06 Category: Security Views: 2821 Comments
Tutorial quote: Since we last covered the use of Stack Smashing Protection (SSP) the default compiler for Debian Sid has been upgraded to include it, with no need for custom patching. Read on for a brief demonstration of how it can be used to prevent attacks.

The default C compiler for Sid, which will be used in Etch too, is GCC v4.1. This releasecontains the SSP patch which previously needed to be applied manually (we demonstrated applying this patch for GCC v3.4 a long time ago).

Since the SSP patch is included in the compiler by default it is suddenly a lot easier to start working with it.
Unix+clones

DNS Common Abuses

Post date: April 17, 2005, 09:04 Category: Security Views: 2371 Comments
Tutorial quote: In paper I have present several features of DNS to make the reader familiar with the basics of the Domain Name System. I have also covered several well known and wide spread attacks that are used to exploit DNS. These attacks are by no means theoretical. In truth they grow more and more common as attackers become more sophisticated. The suggested defense methods outlined at the end of each section cover only the basic recommendations that can be used to thwart attackers.
Debian

Installing Debian Etch From A Windows System With

Post date: September 27, 2007, 10:09 Category: Installing Views: 3100 Comments
Tutorial quote: Debian-Installer Loader is a Debian Etch installer for Windows which adds an entry to the boot menu that allows you to start the Debian installation. Unlike the Ubuntu installation with Wubi, real Debian partitions are created during the installation. In the end, you have a dual-boot system (Windows/Debian).
Debian

Enhanced Logging With rsyslog On Debian Etch And phpLogcon For Viewing

Post date: October 3, 2007, 11:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 5762 Comments
Tutorial quote: Well everybody knows the issues of reading and searching in log files. If you have more than one machine it even gets worse. This tutorial describes how to install and configure rsyslog on Debian Etch, but it can be adapted to other distributions.
Debian

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

Post date: August 19, 2007, 23:08 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2798 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.
Debian

Installing And Using The Unbound Name Server On Debian Etch

Post date: May 29, 2008, 11:05 Category: Installing Views: 3887 Comments
Tutorial quote: Unbound is a validating, recursive, and caching DNS resolver, released under a BSD license. Version 1.0.0 was released on May 20, 2008. This tutorial explains how to install and use it on Debian Etch, including the creation of zones for your own domains.
Debian

Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch

Post date: October 17, 2007, 11:10 Category: Hardware Views: 6033 Comments
Tutorial quote: Imagine you have a machine with all of its disk full and another with unused gigabytes, and you do not want to move the data from one to the other. Why not use the second's disk on the first, you could do it with iSCSI, but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) as well. It is the second method I will explain in this article. All of this was made with two computers running Debian Etch.
Debian

Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Debian Etch

Post date: December 14, 2007, 11:12 Category: Security Views: 3742 Comments
Tutorial quote: FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on a Debian Etch server.
Debian

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On Debian Etch

Post date: February 3, 2009, 09:02 Category: Installing Views: 3836 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on Debian Etch. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user.
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