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Debian Enhanced Logging With rsyslog On Debian Etch And phpLogcon For Viewing
Post date: October 3, 2007, 11:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2588 Comments: 0
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 Preventing Brute Force Attacks With BlockHosts On Debian Etch
Post date: September 30, 2007, 09:09 Category: Security Views: 2035 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: In this article I will show how to install and configure BlockHosts on a Debian Etch system. BlockHosts is a Python tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, it stops further login attempts from that IP address/host. By default, BlockHosts supports services that use TCP_WRAPPERS, such as SSH, i.e. services, that use /etc/hosts.allow or /etc/hosts.deny, but it can also block other services using iproute or iptables.
Debian Installing Debian Etch From A Windows System With
Post date: September 27, 2007, 10:09 Category: Installing Views: 1406 Comments: 0
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 Checksecurity
Post date: September 25, 2007, 18:09 Category: Security Views: 1485 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Checksecurity does some very basic system security checks,such as looking for changes in which programs have setuid permissions, and that remote filesystems are not allowed to have runnable setuid programs.
Debian Disk Based Backups With Amanda On Debian Etch
Post date: September 23, 2007, 10:09 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 1840 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to set up Amanda (The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver) on Debian Etch. For this tutorial I chose Ubuntu v7.04 as a backup-client. The resulting system provides a flexible backup system with many features. It will be able to back up multiple hosts via network to various devices. I chose the disk based backup for this howto.
Debian Chrooted SFTP With MySecureShell On Debian Etch
Post date: September 19, 2007, 22:09 Category: Security Views: 1723 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how to install MySecureShell on a Debian Etch system. MySecureShell is an SFTP server that is based on OpenSSH and can be configured in many ways, e.g. it has support for chrooting users into their homedirs or for limiting upload-/download bandwidths. MySecureShell makes SFTP available for users that do not have shell access so that these users do not have to use the insecure FTP protocol anymore.
Debian Xen Cluster Management With Ganeti On Debian Etch
Post date: September 16, 2007, 21:09 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 1396 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management system based on Xen. In this tutorial I will explain how to create one virtual Xen machine (called an instance) on a cluster of two physical nodes, and how to manage and failover this instance between the two physical nodes.
Debian Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch)
Post date: September 15, 2007, 00:09 Category: Network Views: 2783 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This guide shows how to install and configure Smokeping on Debian Etch to monitor network latency. From the Smokeping web site: "SmokePing is a deluxe latency measurement tool. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss. SmokePing uses RRDtool to maintain a longterm data-store and to draw pretty graphs, giving up to the minute information on the state of each network connection."
Debian Speeding Up Perl Scripts With SpeedyCGI/PersistentPerl On Debian Etch
Post date: September 12, 2007, 22:09 Category: Optimizing Views: 1776 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how to install and use SpeedyCGI (also known as PersistentPerl) on a Debian Etch system. SpeedyCGI is a way to run Perl scripts persistently, which can make them run much more quickly. It keeps the Perl interpreter running, and during subsequent runs, this interpreter is used to handle new executions instead of starting a new Perl interpreter each time.
Debian Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial (Debian Etch)
Post date: September 7, 2007, 22:09 Category: Security Views: 1687 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This tutorial describes two ways how to give users chrooted SSH access. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of. The users will also be able to use SFTP in their chroot jails.
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