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Solaris

AMPS (Apache MySQL PHP SSL) for Solaris 10

Post date: January 26, 2007, 06:01 Category: Software Views: 8862 Comments
Tutorial quote: The strategy is to utilize as much of the Open Source and other free software bundled with Solaris 10 as possible and integrate Apache2, MySQL, PHP and SSL in a environment that can take full advantage of Solaris 10 zones, resource management and highly scaleable, secure System Administration.
Linux

Delete Qmail Server messages Queue

Post date: January 12, 2007, 18:01 Category: Software Views: 2756 Comments
Tutorial quote: qmail is a mail transfer agent that runs on Unix. It was more secure replacement for the popular Sendmail program. The author offered a $500 prize for the first person to publish a verifiable security hole in the latest version of the software.

This is a useful thing to do in a number of situations. For instance, if you are hit with a spamming attack, you can temporarily instate a second Qmail installation (once the spam run is finished), allow it to take over mail receipt,and then use this tool to clean the offending mails out of the queue before switching over to the main Qmail installation once again.
Debian

How to configure a porn blocking proxy with Linux in under 20 mins? (squid to the max)

Post date: January 5, 2007, 05:01 Category: Software Views: 4422 Comments
Tutorial quote: A quick tutorial on installing and configuring basic squid, but then implementing block lists to block, in this case porn sites, but really anything is possible. Source to blocklist included. This is aimed at a debian server but Fedora pointers are included.
Unix+clones

Command-line calculations using bc

Post date: November 29, 2006, 01:11 Category: Software Views: 4660 Comments
Tutorial quote: If like me, you do most of your work from the command-line, using vim to edit files, mutt for e-mails, cd/ls/mv/find/etc instead of a file manager, then you may get annoyed by having to fire up a GUI calculator to make (what may sometimes be) a single calculation.

One useful feature of calculating on the command-line is that you can see what you've typed. For instance, sometimes when I'm entering a long, complex calculation on a calculator (either the GUI or the solid, hold-in-your-hand type), I sometimes forget if I've actually typed in all those numbers or made the calculations in the right order. Maybe it's just me ...
Linux

Enhance Your Mail Server With ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy)

Post date: November 20, 2006, 19:11 Category: Software Views: 4310 Comments
Tutorial quote: ASSP stands for Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy. The ASSP server project is an Open Source platform-independent transparent SMTP proxy server that leverages numerous methodologies and technologies to both rigidly and adaptively identify spam. In short ASSP is the most kickass solution that is both free and works great. It reduced spam to an absolute minimum for me.
Linux

Racoon Roadwarrior Configuration

Post date: November 19, 2006, 20:11 Category: Software Views: 3889 Comments
Tutorial quote: Racoon Roadwarrior is a client that uses unknown, dynamically assigned IP addresses to connect to a VPN gateway (in this case also firewall). This is one of the most interesting and today most needed scenarios in business environment. This tutorial shows how to configure Racoon Roadwarrior.
Debian

Remotely Manage Machines Using VNC

Post date: November 1, 2006, 23:11 Category: Software Views: 3530 Comments
Tutorial quote: VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing `desktop’ environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.
Unix+clones

Using and Customizing Templates in OpenOffice.org

Post date: October 24, 2006, 17:10 Category: Software Views: 2988 Comments
Tutorial quote: Templates make life easier when you use them for letters, documents, brochures, etc. but they really make life easier when you use them for labels. This article is about how to use the OpenOffice.org templates, in particular the WorldLabel templates, to print the labels you need. It shows how to download them, install them, use them as they are, and how to customize them with graphics and other features. It also shows how to use the OpenOffice.org label wizard; you can use the label wizard each time, or save the template you create in the same template repository with your WorldLabel templates.
Debian

Install .rpm Files in Debian and Ubuntu

Post date: October 5, 2006, 16:10 Category: Software Views: 6829 Comments
Tutorial quote: Some time you might find some applications are having only .rpm files but you want a .deb package for your debian,Ubuntu and other debian derived ditributions.If you can’t find .deb debian package in any of the debian,ubuntu repositories or elsewhere, you can use the alien package converter to install the .rpm file.
Unix+clones

Split and Reassemble Files

Post date: September 20, 2006, 20:09 Category: Software Views: 4213 Comments
Tutorial quote: There always comes a time, where you wish that file was only a few kilobytes/megabytes smaller. Wether it be so it can fit onto your floppy disk, CDR etc, or so you can meet the attachment limit on an e-mail server. This isn't really a command that you would use everyday, but it might come in handy.
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