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Giving users a home directory automatically

Post date: June 16, 2006, 21:06 Category: System Views: 3591 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you are using LDAP or NIS to manage users you might discover users having problems because they don't have a home directory on each machine they can connect to. Thankfully there is a simple solution for creating home directories upon demand for users.

The Pluggable Authentication Modules library, or PAM, is a collection of shared libraries which control how users login to systems. There are a number of modules installed which can be used to restrict user access to systems in different ways. There are also several utility modules which can be used to customise login behaviour.
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Mounting a CF card via PCMCIA adapter

Post date: June 16, 2006, 21:06 Category: Hardware Views: 18121 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article details the steps taken to transport photos from the compact flash card of my camera onto one of my systems for archival and display.
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Updating multiple machines on low bandwidth

Post date: June 16, 2006, 21:06 Category: Network Views: 3611 Comments
Tutorial quote: There are situations where it is common to want to update multiple machines running Debian GNU/Linux whilst minimizing the bandwidth used for downloading packages and updates. There are several different solutions for this problem and here we'll look at one of them: apt-proxy.
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eBox Installation and Configuration

Post date: June 12, 2006, 22:06 Category: Software Views: 3962 Comments
Tutorial quote: eBox management tool will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network. eBox is a framework for the development and deployment of network services in small and medium-sized networks, offering a simplified graphical interface to non expert users. It can be set up as a gateway, having some extra features over a usual router.

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Detailed Bacula Network Backup Implementation Guide

Post date: June 6, 2006, 19:06 Category: Software Views: 4323 Comments
Tutorial quote: This is very detailed tutorial for implemeting bacula network backup in debian linux.This tutorial contails totally 4 pages.

Bacula is a set of computer programs that permits you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula can also run entirely upon a single computer, and can backup to various types of media, including tape and disk.

In technical terms, it is a network Client/Server based backup program. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. Due to its modular design, Bacula is scalable from small single computer systems to systems consisting of hundreds of computers located over a large network.
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Wireless networking using the ndiswrapper module

Post date: June 4, 2006, 17:06 Category: Network Views: 6390 Comments
Tutorial quote: Getting wireless networking working with the ndiswrapper driver is fairly straightfoward if your card has an associated Windows driver. Here we'll look at getting wireless networking working for a Dell Inspiron 1300, you should be able to follow the recipe for most other wireless networking cards which are supported ndiswrapper.

ndiswrapper is a collection of utilities which essentially allows you to load and run a network card driver written for Microsoft Windows upon your Linux kernel. This means that a card which isn't supported natively may be used indirectly.
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Majordomo Mailing Lists Configuration

Post date: May 30, 2006, 23:05 Category: Software Views: 2744 Comments
Tutorial quote: majordomo - n: a person who speaks, makes arrangements, or takes charge for another. From latin "major domus" - "master of the house".

Majordomo is a program which automates the management of Internet mailing lists. Commands are sent to Majordomo via electronic mail to handle all aspects of list maintenance. Once a list is set up, virtually all operations can be performed remotely by email, requiring no intervention upon the postmaster of the list site.
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Squid site restrictions

Post date: May 26, 2006, 07:05 Category: Network Views: 3627 Comments
Tutorial quote: In the office I needed a way to block some websites permanently and others outside of break times. After looking at some inline solutions I realised that I could easily do what was needed with squid alone. Here's how.
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Debian Sarge (3.1) with Ruby on Rails and Apache 2 with FastCGI

Post date: May 19, 2006, 18:05 Category: Network Views: 3682 Comments
Tutorial quote: This howto will step you through installing Debian (Sarge) with Ruby on Rails and Apache 2 with FastCGI managed with ISPConfig.
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Burning or Writing DVDs Under Debian

Post date: May 18, 2006, 20:05 Category: Software Views: 2994 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you want to burn DVD's in debian you need to install the "dvd+rw-tools" package.

dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by dvdauthor or mkisofs to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing cdrecord-proDVD in many cases.
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