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How to scope access to a service to set of users, using OpenLDAP, and only OUs

Okay, here goes. Solving this will solve several problems for me (as I can reapply this knowledge to several extant, similar problems), but luckily I have a very specific, concise problem to describe. ...
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Alias to external FAT32 drive in Apache gives 403 forbidden error

I have a website that needs to allow some downloads of some very large files that are on an external hard drive. I've made an alias and it works, but I just get "403 forbidden" whenever I try to look ...
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Forward (Alias? Redirect? Route?) subdomain to a directory in Nginx config

I would like to alias m.example.com so that the requests are forwarded/aliased to example.com/m/ but without the user being redirected to the /m/ directory. For example, the user accesses m.example....
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How do I write a bash script that sets up aliases for the parent shell?

I'm trying to write a script that will set up aliases for my bash shell, but I don't want to source it automatically in .bashrc - I need to have the aliases in a subset of my terminals. Is it ...
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Aliasing (local) in Sql Server

I've not read (much) into SQL Server aliasing, it feels like a good, simple way to avoid managing configurations across multiple environments (developing on (local) instance, but production is a ...
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DNS Aliases of multiple domains in win2k8

I have set up a AD integrated server deploying also the role of DNS server. What I want is to put an alias for a specific host of my domain, putting an alias (CNAME) different from the domain name (...
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Postfix: virtual_alias_maps delivering everything to one user despite new domain

I have a postfix installation handling mail for a couple of domains, for which all mail goes to one real local user (cmb), and I want to add a new domain (let's call it example.org) for a second user, ...
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Apache Headache: Virtual hosts configuration

I'm trying to achieve the following result: I have multiple domains pointing to the same documentroot, which contain files that are being used on all domains (index.php, css files, and such): C:/cms/...
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sudo as a user that has sudo rights?

Alice has sudo rights. Bob does not (this is not changeable), but does know the password to Alice's account. If Bob wants to perform administrative commands he must: su alice fill in Alice's ...
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In Linux (Ubuntu 10.10 server), can I have a host alias for my IP address and its alias IP's?

I have a web server with realIP 192.168.1.1. Perhaps i'll give it IP aliases 10.1.1.1 and 20.1.1.1. I have 3 IP subnets in 1 physical network, 10.1.1.0/24, 20.1.1.0/24 and 192.168.1.0/24. Now what I ...
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Why is it necessary to set a netmask of 255.255.255.255 for “alias” addresses in FreeBSD?

From FreeBSD handbook on the topic of virtual hosts: For a given interface, there must be one address which correctly represents the network's netmask. Any other addresses which fall within ...
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apache virtual hosts vs. alias, what is better?

I've been building a dev machine over the last week and it has created some interesting question in my head. One of which is whether setting up an apache vh is better than creating an alias. Now, I ...
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Does it break anything if I alias “..” to be “cd ..”?

I find myself wanting to type .. instead of cd .. a lot, so I created an alias for it in one my of my shells. It works as expected, and it doesn't seem to break basic cd and ls usage. Is doing this a ...
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Running Tomcat on an Apache Alias Or Map Port numbers to Hostnames

I have WAMP installed with Apache at port 80 and Tomcat installed at port 8080. So, I access my php projects from localhost/ and java projects at localhost:8080/ Can I install or map Tomcat to a ...
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Configuring domain to direct email and web traffic to different IP addresses

I'm totally fine with setting up sub-domains etc when managing my domain but I've recently been asked to direct all mail for a domain to a particular exchange so people can retrieve email for the ...
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Kerberos Issue on Aliased SharePoint Web Front Ends

I am having a problem with Kerberos working on SharePoint. Also note that I am a developer not a network guy so if I use the wrong terms I apologize but I hope my intent is clear. We have two web ...
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How to add an alias for a mailbox that was just purged from Exchange 2003

We are running Exchange 2003 Standard in-house. The Director of Operations has just let two staff members go, and would like e-mail sent to their addresses sent to him. Here is what I have done so ...
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Forward DNS alias to other domain

Is it possible to forward one DNS alias to another domain? Example: mysub.mydomain.com should return the IP Adresses of yoursub.yourdomain.org where mydomain and yourdomain are managed by the same ...
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Understanding Exim4's /etc/aliases

Regarding this exim /etc/aliases man page I am not sure how /etc/aliases works. The /etc/aliases The file should contain lins of the form name: address, address, ... I looked in /usr/share/...
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Unfound url changes url listed in address bar

A have a situation where A redirects to B: A: http://www.baku-project.com/test B: http://www.baku-project.com/baku-project/test/ This is an aliased/secondary domain and, to me, this behavior reveals ...
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Create DNS alias

How i can create DNS alias? ie.: i have one domain named example.com and second domain - example.net. Zone-file of first domain contents: example.com. IN A 10.1.2.3 www.example.com. IN A 10.1....
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Where do I put the Alias?

alias py='python' Do I put that in my .bashrc?
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Can sendmail re-route sending of email?

I have a redmine install, that uses sendmail to notify users of issue updates. I have access to the admin account, and also to my regular account. I cannot enter my regular email as the admin account ...
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How to use aliases for remote hosts when accessing locally

I would like to use an alias for a remote host. For example, when instead of "ping giraffe.foo.bar.com" I want to do "ping giraffe", but only when I do it from my own machine. I am able to do this for ...
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Is it possible for DNS to direct traffic to different ports? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use DNS to redirect domain to specific port on my server Right now I have a DNS CNAME record that makes ftp.angryoctopus.net an alias for the actual FTP URL domain, ...
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How to create an alias for a named SQL Server instance

On my developer computer I have an SQL Server instance named *developer_2005*. In the resource setting files of a C# application we are creating, the instance name is set to foobar (not really, but ...
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Postfix - How to alias some user@host.com to another user, but only for certain values of “host.com”?

I have a Postfix email setup. It's handle a few domains (i.e. I have them in my mynetworks in my main.cf). I have a normal unix account and use that to log in, and get my mail. My personal email ...
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Redirect all non-www subdomains to main www domain with Apache2

I have a website (domain.com) and I would like to redirect all my secondary domains (domain2.com, domain3.com) and all the subdomains of these domains (*.domain.com, *.domain2.com...) to the main ...
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Can apache use the Alias directive to fetch a file?

I was wondering if there is a way to use the Alias directive with just one file. Or there was a hack to do this, without having to go into another directory.
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Mod Alias redirect loop - Why?

Why would AliasMatch /browzerResources "/srv/default/browzerResources" <Directory "/srv/default/browzerResources"> Options Indexes MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from ...
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iptables rule not working on aliased interface even with interface and destination set

I have 2 IP address, 1 bound to eth0 and the other bound to an aliased interface, eth0:1, both of these interfaces work without a problem. However, in iptables I have the following set of rules: -A ...
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Security Cert issue with DNS Alias for RDP

I wonder if someone can help me - I'm a complete newbie when it comes to administering servers so apologies if I'm missing something obvious... We've decided on a naming convention which uses ...
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Using www.example.com as the A record

I want example.com and *.example.com to always resolve to www.example.com So if I set the DNS records as: www A server ip (root) CNAME www.example.com * CNAME www....
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Including additional alias files in Sendmail

I've run into an issue with a piece of third party software that creates it's own alias file to be used by sendmail. Looking through the configuration options, google, and the man pages it seems like ...
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Setting up DNS records

Hi i have a question about managing DNS records. Lets say i have a single server that contains an IIS server and an SQL server. A friend of mine has suggested that i have a single A record that points ...
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Setting email nickname for aliased domain in Google Apps

I have set up my main domain for Google Apps (intecro.com) and I've set alias domain in Google Apps for (intecro.cz). I have administrator account admin@intecro.com and it automaticaly gave me ...
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Is it possible to hide a malicious alias in Bash on Linux?

Is it possible to conceal the existence of a malicious alias in Bash on a Linux system and have it executed by the user without their knowledge?
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where is the “module” a command coming from - aka why it doesn't show up in alias?

Consider the following: $ module cmdModule.c(166):ERROR:11: Usage is 'module command [arguments ...] ' Modules Release 3.2.6 2007-02-14 (Copyright GNU GPL v2 1991): Usage: module [ switches ] [...
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Setup DNS shortcut with BIND

I need to setup an internal shortcut for DeployStudioPC in BIND to point the alias "deploystudiopc" to an IP address. I can't see how to set that up. I can add it to one of my internal zones, but then ...
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snow leopard (osx): sudo preserving environment

Greetings, I would like to preserve my aliases after sudoing on OSX: sudo -s . .profile Is it possible to achieve this on a SINGLE command line? - i.e. something like: sudo -s ; . .profile tks
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DNS CNAME Record windows 2003 R2 server by IP address

I am trying to add a CNAME record to point to an ip address. I have added the CNAME record to the primary DNS server that looks like this: foobar Alias(CNAME) 192.168.50.11 I restarted the DNS ...
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Issue with SSH Aliases and Tunneling

I want to connect to server B which is behind a firewall, using AliasForB. I SSH to server A first, and then from there I can SSH to server B. I am attempting to connect directly to server B by typing ...
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Alias to twisted server content?

I have buildbot, using twisted, configured to run on port 8010. If I navigate to http://mysite.com:8010 I can access everything just fine. However, I want people to see the page at http://mysite.com/...
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Basic apache alias question

Right now I access my dev. server as localhost. How do I change it so that I can type "myservername" and it will work as an "alias" for localhost? Thanks
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Directory alias vs variable in profile

What are the advantages of aliasing a directory (in my .profile) as opposed to setting a shell variable to it (and exporting of course). alias MY_DIR=/usr/local/data/test/ vs MY_DIR=/usr/local/...