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Easier file renaming with renameutils

Post date: December 8, 2008, 22:12 Category: Software Views: 2502 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ever been faced with a collection of files that need renaming and nearly gone mad from trying to do it manually?
Lots of typing mv, or lots of right click -> rename. Enter qmv, part of renameutils.


Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Etch

Post date: December 7, 2008, 13:12 Category: Installing Views: 2878 Comments
Tutorial quote: Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a Debian Etch server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Setting Up Master-Master Replication On Four Nodes With MySQL 5 On Debian Etch

Post date: November 20, 2008, 12:11 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2873 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial explains how you can set up MySQL master-master replication on four MySQL nodes (running on Debian Etch). The difference to a two node master-master replication is that if you have more than two nodes, the replication goes in a circle, i.e., with four nodes, the replication goes from node1 to node2, from node2 to node3, from node3 to node4, and from node4 to node1.

Using IPv6 On Debian Etch

Post date: November 6, 2008, 11:11 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2734 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how you can configure a Debian Etch system for IPv6 so that a) it can connect to other IPv6 hosts and b) other IPv6 hosts can connect to it. IPv6 should become more important in the future as recent estimates assume that there will be no more IPv4 addresses left by 2010 or 2011. Therefore it's time time to learn IPv6.

Preventing MySQL Injection Attacks With GreenSQL On Debian Etch

Post date: October 28, 2008, 12:10 Category: Security Views: 3688 Comments
Tutorial quote: GreenSQL (or greensql-fw) is a firewall for MySQL databases that filters SQL injection attacks. It works as a reverse proxy, i.e., it takes the SQL queries, checks them, passes them on to the MySQL database and delivers back the result from the MySQL database. It comes with a web interface (called greensql-console) so that you can manage GreenSQL through a web browser. This guide shows how you can install GreenSQL and its web interface on a Debian Etch server.

How to Obtain the Dell/HP Server (May be other vendors) service tag in Debian

Post date: October 26, 2008, 19:10 Category: System Views: 2888 Comments
Tutorial quote: You are using debian on Dell or HP servers if you want to know the serialnumber and model you can use the following procedure.This is verr useful when you are connected remotely and find the details.

Dump Desktop Management Interface data.The Desktop Management Interface provides a standardized description of
a computer’s hardware, including characteristics such as BIOS serial number and hardware connectors. dmidecode provides a dump of the DMI data available from the BIOS. It is used as a back-end tool by other hardware detection programs.

Upgrading Debian Etch (Stable) to Lenny (Testing)

Post date: October 3, 2008, 03:10 Category: System Views: 2808 Comments
Tutorial quote: Lenny is updated everyday with the most recent software available, however the software may not be stable which is what Debian is really all about. However if like me you can’t stand the thought of having outdated software, heres how to upgrade.

Install open-vm-tools on Debian 4.0 (Etch)

Post date: September 29, 2008, 06:09 Category: Software Views: 3368 Comments
Tutorial quote: VMware Inc. released an OpenSource version of their VMware-Tools, called open-vm-tools. While they’re quite easy to install on Gentoo (emerge open-vm-tools), it’s not that easy having them installed on a Debian Etch (4.0) if you want to go the proper way.

Benchmark: Apache2 vs. Lighttpd (Static HTML Files)

Post date: September 21, 2008, 12:09 Category: Benchmarks Views: 5664 Comments
Tutorial quote: This benchmark shows how Apache2 (version 2.2.3) and lighttpd (version 1.4.13) perform compared to each other when delivering a static HTML file (about 50KB in size). This benchmark was created with the help of ab (Apache benchmark) on a VMware vm (Debian Etch); if you try this yourself, your numbers might differ (depending on your hardware), but the tendency should be the same.

Quick Samba Install and Setup

Post date: September 19, 2008, 22:09 Category: Network Views: 4242 Comments
Tutorial quote: Each time I install (or reinstall/reformat) a development server of my own I install Samba instead of any FTP server as I use Windows as my development platform and prefer to simply network the remote folder. Here is a quick how-to on setting up Samba and sharing a folder.
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