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Is there a standard way to keep modified Linux configuration files separate and identifiable?

NOTE This is a copy of a closed question from Stack Overflow, and a constructive version, I feel, of a similar question in Server Fault. Often I need to edit many configuration files under /etc, ...
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What is the best Linux version to run on virtual box? [closed]

I just started learning Linux administration and i need to practice lessons i learnt on a Linux machine. I have a Windows PC and therefore i thought of running Linux on Virtual Box. Anyone who has ...
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How to create unreadable files in linux [closed]

I have a configuration file with me and want to make the file unreadable to others.. What can be done with it?? Encryption is a way to do it.. But Encryption makes the file uninstallable in Linux ...
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1answer
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how do you set the admin password on openldap 2.4

I am getting started with openLdap 2.4 and am having a bit of trouble, all the examples I see seem to refer to previous versions which used the text config file slapd.conf but from what I see on ...
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2answers
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iptables help - How to make a NAT rule to natting my outbound traffic to 192.168.0.1 as 192.168.1.3?

I don't know how to do it, but I need a iptables rule natting my outbound traffic to 192.168.0.1 as 192.168.1.3. How to do it? Just to let you know: 192.168.0.1 is my target destination and is part ...
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1answer
107 views

/etc/hosts for single process

Is it possible to set domain names mapping directly for an executable? As if we edit /etc/hosts/ and then run the executable. Example: $ ping google.com PING google.com (74.125.232.48) 56(84) bytes ...
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1answer
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Best practices with managing log files on my server

My system is generating log files, e.g. for apache, nginx, tomcat, and other things and they grow pretty fast. I am looking for best practice recommendations because there are so many options to ...
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1answer
61 views

Hostname changed without syslog restart

I wish to know is there any way I can changed hostname without restarting the syslog As I want the changed hostname to be reflected in the syslog messages. Thanks Arpit
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2answers
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Any reference / book on setting up Jetty on Linux box?

I have purchased a vps system recently for Java web development recently. However, I need to setup everything, configure apache, email etc. Are there any guide/reference book I can study to get these ...
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6answers
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How to find the cause for growing server load

I'm having load problems with my server and even though I'm a somewhat experienced Linux admin I'm out of ideas now. The problem is a slowly but steadily increasing load on the server without any ...
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3answers
218 views

Learning about Running Ubuntu Server

I want to learn about how to run a Ubuntu Linux Server. Nothing too advanced. I simply want to learn about the basic setup and operation of a server to do the following things: SVN Apache Web Server ...
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7answers
728 views

Linux “machine” for network monitoring - dumbed down for a Windows admin

I've looked through a few related questions, but wanted to get a bit more specific. Here's what I'm hoping for: Linux machine (VM, whatever) runs applications that can do syslogging and dashboards ...
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13answers
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Linux knowledge a Junior cannot miss [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What a beginner should know/learn for sysadmin job? I am soon going to be graduating from college, and am looking for job offers right now. There is one that I have a ...
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2answers
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Can admin permission dialogs be spoofed?

Windows Vista, OS X and Linux (e.g. Ubuntu/Gnome) each ask for permission when certain operations are performed. I know when I've initiated such an action most of the time. Occasionally, I'm not ...
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3answers
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Why is my computer sending emails

I am currently using Debian Squeeze 6.0. The administrator of my work place receives every week messages from several processes of my system: cron smartd ... The messages are send to ...