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Gentoo HOWTO PHP5 and PHP6 Simultaneously
Post date: December 17, 2007, 10:12 Category: Software Views: 2451 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: PHP6 will be the next biggest change in PHP applications world, it would be great to have an early testing environment for PHP6 - it might save some nightmares to developers.
Gentoo The Perfect Server - Gentoo 2007.0
Post date: September 28, 2007, 08:09 Category: Installing Views: 4211 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how to set up a Gentoo 2007.0 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the x86 version of Gentoo 2007.0, but should apply to other architectures with very little modification.
Gentoo Share Directories via AFP
Post date: October 20, 2006, 17:10 Category: Network Views: 3131 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This HOWTO is mainly geared towards PPC users or users who need to share files between Linux and Tiger 10.4. As you're probably aware, Apple SMB is broken in Tiger and God only knows how long it'll take them to fix it. So this is an alternative that's both easier and provides faster file transfers under OS X's native file transport protocol, AFP (Apple File Protocol).
Gentoo HOWTO Linux Virtual Hosting Server
Post date: April 9, 2006, 14:04 Category: Software Views: 3166 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: This document will explain how to install and configure a mail server capable of handling hundreds of domains and users. This how-to uses Postfix, Courier-imap, Mysql, and Apache as the core of this virtual system. If these packages don't appeal to you, Gentoo has a number of how-to's built around other MTA's or databases.
Gentoo Tunneling the hard way: using slirp, pppd and socat
Post date: January 29, 2006, 13:01 Category: Network Views: 4293 Comments: 4
Tutorial quote: Every now and then you might come across a "bad" ISP. The one I have at home for example is dropping UDP packets ever so often when I try to play online games -- and it tends to drop random packets while I try to log onto a gameserver too which makes a certain game I like to play crash during the loading phase so it can't recover. I also heard of other ISPs blocking certain ports on external servers -- universities for example seem to like blocking p2p network ports and the school i was attending till last august blocked everything but port 80 for http -- including ftp which made even on-topic "research" a pita at times.
Usually there's three ways of working around this problem if "giving up" is not an option to you: a) change your ISP, b) use ssh to redirect ports, c) connect to an external VPN to route for you. a) can be tricky -- it's impossible if you're sharing the link with your parents and they insist on their email addresses or in the university/workplace/school scenario. b) will only work with single port/host combinations and for c) you will need a full-fledged rootbox idling around on the internet -- which tend to be expensive and "virtual servers" might not work because those often don't include tun/tap devices and/or kernel-level ppp support if you rent them and in case you rented them you probably can't fiddle around with its kernel to enable it (that was my problem at least). If any of this rings a bell to you, read on and discover method d)
Gentoo Remote Backup Using Flexbackup and SSH
Post date: December 31, 2005, 15:12 Category: Network Views: 3610 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: I have a server running Gentoo Linux which hosts a Subversion repository, a vpopmail and qmail system, a MySql database and more. I’m going to make a backup copy of the data on this machine in the event that I need to rebuild this server. I have chosen Flexbackup to perform this task.
Gentoo Installing GoogleEarth with wine
Post date: December 31, 2005, 06:12 Category: Software Views: 2206 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Installation of GoogleEarth on Gentoo is quite easy when you know exactly what to do. In fact there are many users posting on the wine bugtracker only because they miss some WINEDLLOVERRIDES or don't set the right Windows version at the right moment.
Gentoo HOWTO Apache2 and Tomcat5
Post date: December 16, 2005, 23:12 Category: Software Views: 2565 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Quick guide for installing Tomcat5 for Apache2.
Gentoo Using extended attributes to better protect files
Post date: August 18, 2005, 18:08 Category: System Views: 3333 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: How many times have you accidentally overwritten a configuration file during an etc-update that you had customized? I had been aware of extended attributes for a long while now, but I had never taken the time to actually use them. The extended attribute that I am mostly interested with is the immutable attribute. This attribute, which can only be set by root, prevents a file from be changed or deleted, even by root.
Gentoo Ripping cds using FLAC
Post date: June 22, 2005, 13:06 Category: Multimedia Views: 2838 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: I'm a fan of sound quality, and since I have some disc space free, I decided to rip some CDs to the free lossless audio codec (FLAC) instead of ogg vorbis which I was using before. The compression rate is for now about 50%, depending on the content of the audio file. Also I found that FLAC encodes VERY fast (~60-140x on my Athlon XP 2400+).
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