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Setting up a Layer 3 tunneling VPN with using OpenSSH

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Debian Administration: This article describes how to use the new tunneling features of OpenSSH V 4.3 to establish a VPN between two Debian or Debian-like systems. Note that by tunneling I am referring to layer-3 IP-in-SSH tunneling, not the TCP connection forwarding that most people refer to as tunneling.

Configure GMail in Evolution, Thunderbird or KMail

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debianadmin: Many of us would like to use our GMail accounts in Evolution, and to a lesser degree Thunderbird and KMail. Here is a step by step guide on how to configure Evolution, Thunderbird and KMail to access you GMail account.

A Useful Hack for Storing Text or Editable Pictures You Need to Reuse, in OpenOffice Impress Presentations

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OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: My friend Ben Horst wrote to me with a question about how to store editable content in a presentation that you reuse periodically. Like a few buttons formatted a particular way, text boxes, anything that can't easily be drawn and formatted and has to look a certain way. My answer was, well, kind of a hack, but I think it's useful enough to point out.

Organize and find files fast with GTKtalog

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linux.com: If you own a large number of CD or DVD media disks, you might have a hard time finding a specific file or folder on one of them -- unless you use GTKtalog. This utility scans every file and folder on your storage media and saves the captured information in a single-file searchable database named CDkatalog.

Using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu and any other operating system

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freesoftware mag: GNU/Linux can be scary to a new user. After all, what if you mess up? What if you end up corrupting your hard drive so badly that you need to format it to get rid of GNU/Linux? The solution is to use virtualization technology.

A quick partition primer

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ZDNet: I just finished installing OpenSUSE 10.2 on my laptop. I realized that a basic understanding of disk partitions would be helpful, whether you live in L’Unix-land or Windows World. So here goes.

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) server system (i386).

Securely remote control your Ubuntu via putty from a windows host (VNC+SSH)

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ubuntuswitch: Last time I had the following situation: I wanted to remote connect to my workstation from another workstation. You have to install SSH and activate the VNC-Server, to be able to securely connect to your server.

Building a BitTorrent Box

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Nerdica: While most of our time on the Internet is spent IM’ing, e-mail, or just browsing the Web, you may run in to situations when you need to do some powerful file transfers. In this guide, you’ll learn how to set a small headless Ubuntu server used to retrieve BitTorrent files, while even saving them to a external USB hard drive that can be disconnected on the go.

Speed up dynamic linking Using Prelink

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ubuntugeek.com: ELF prelinking utility to speed up dynamic linking.The prelink package contains a utility which modifies ELF shared libraries and executables, so that far fewer relocations need to be resolved at runtime and thus programs come up faster.

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