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Shell Script for Automatically create Apache2 Virtual Servers

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This script permits you to automatically create Apache2, Virtual server, it creates the directory and the configuration files for the virtual server, useful if you need to create a lot of virtual servers, after this you just need to go to the virtual server directory and create the site itself.

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Guided Debian Etch installation (with screenshots)

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The new Debian Etch has been released, here are the installation screenshots, with a step by step guided installation.

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Beautifying Debian Etch

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Debian is one of my favorite distros; but in terms of look, I hate it. At each release, I am hoping for visual improvements but each time I get disappointed. Etch is no different, the artworks are unpolished, the icon set (Rodent on the Xfce desktop) is prehistoric and in general, the desktop has a poor aesthetic appearance.

Installing Debian Etch on a USB Key

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This guide will take you step by step to have a usb Key with Debian Etch running on it, so you can have the power of Etch on your pocket, to be used as emergency and recovery tool.

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Access your ext2 / ext3 system files from your windows XP or Vista (In a dual boot system)

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In case you have a dual boot system, and you want to share files between both Linux and Windows, you have some different choices, one of then is to use a FAT32 partition which both windows and Linux can access, but here is another one, in which installing a Driver to the Windows (XP or Vista) you can access your ext2 or ext3 partition from the Windows, and off course you can do it also from Linux.

Make your PC a triple boot PC (Two Linux and XP)

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Hi, Some time ago, i wanted to test ubuntu while still running Fedora and XP, so I made my system a Triple boot one, all managed by Grub.

One Grub point either to XP or to the other Grub, here is how i made that: http://linux.go2linux.org/node/19

Load Balance your internet traffic over two providers

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If you have two internet providers, and want to balance the load between them, you can use your Linux Box for doing that, you do not need a big machine, an old one can do the job. You can even decide which route to Internet will have more or less load.

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Installing VMware server on Debian Etch

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If you need for any reason to run VMware server on Debian Etch, you will need to patch VMWare first, so here is how to do it. Vmware on Debian Etch

Ulteo's Screenshots (installation in six steps)

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This is my first installation of Ulteo, the Debian (ubuntu) based Linux created by Gael Duval.

I will continue experimenting with it, and see how it performs with WiFi in a laptop, an IBM T30 is the only one I have.

http://linux.go2linux.org/node/46

The Lazy Guide to Installing Knoppix on a USB Key

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Knoppix, the famous live Linux CD that practically started the live CD trend, needs no introduction to most people. One of the things that's so great about it is that you can take it with you and boot to a familiar Linux environment on almost any modern computer, without touching the OS that's already installed on it.

Backup Options for Linux secured (encrypted), and not secured

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Backup your server, is always good as all of us knows, anyway is not always done as often as it should do. Here you will find some different methods to backup your system full or partial.

So should not be any more excuses of not backing up the data.

Backup Methods for Linux

The Magic of Simultaneous Contrast

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The purpose of this article is to introduce the reader to the idea of simultaneous contrast and to the amazing effects of color interactions. Color is the single most important tool that artists and designers used throughout the ages to beautify their environment. But to use color effectively one has to understand its basic functions, its psychological and visual impacts on the environment.

Managing 4D Chart Documents and Windows

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4D Chart documents can be created in plug-in areas on forms or in separate plug-in windows. Here we show you how to create, open, and save 4D Chart documents in both types of areas.
This article explains the basics of managing 4D Chart documents,including:

MiniTutor: MPlayer and Video Output

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The MPlayer, Linux Movie Player, is an extraordinary video and audio player, and it has hundreds of options to use in order to do everything we wish to an audio or video file, one of these fantastic options are used to video output.

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Howto: ATI fglrx driver + Xgl + compiz on Debian Sid for KDE users

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A how-to on manually installing Xgl and compiz on Debian Sid, for KDE users, with the proprietary ATI graphics driver ("fglrx").

Grsecurity Patched Kernel Install Script For Redhat based Pentium 4 servers

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After a lil work getting the config right for s hosting/shell server I finally came up with the script that will patch, compile, and install the gresecurity patched kernel. You just run the shell script and it will download the kernel and patch, patch the kernel, download the config, and then compile and install.

The config I got made up is for Pentium4/Xeon/Celeron based servers.

Fix Apf ipt_state error on new kernels

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For those using apf on the new kernels and getting ipt_state error, since 2.6.15 they changed the name of them kernel modules and apf does not recognize them. Do not enable monokern as some people suggest, this will screw up your passive ftp and will not work good

GrSecurity Kernel Script

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GrSecurity kernel upgrade and patch script. Downloads the 2.6.17.7 kernel and the latest grsecurity patch and then unpacks and patches the kernel, after that it tells you what to do next.

Mod Security rules.

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After extenisve testing I have found what I think are the best mod security rules you can have for a basic server with average php scripts.

Quick Guide to Securing a Lamp Server

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In the last few years on the Internet the price of dedicated servers have went down and more people are beginning to use them for their sites, game servers, or small hosting companies. With this comes as I was talking about in my last article inexperienced admins. Lots of people I spoke too are too intimated by the linux shell and try to administer their server completely from the control panel.

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