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QoS for Cisco Router to Prioritize Voice and Interactive Traffic

I have a Cisco 891W NATing Voice and Data to the internet over a 10mbit/2mbit connection. Voice traffic gets degraded when I upload large files. Pings time out as well. I tried to configure a QoS ...
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Install Trac Without Setting Up a VirtualHost in Apache?

I'm trying to set up Trac to test out it's functionality, and the only guides I can find online talk about setting up a VirtualHost. Right now I am under the impression that I need access to a DNS ...
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Apache / httpd not starting automatically on boot

I have apache2 installed on Amazon Linux AMI release 2012.03. I'm able to start it manually just fine, without any errors using /etc/init.d/httpd start. However, it doesn't start automatically when ...
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Should Production Windows Web Servers (IIS & SQL) be in a domain?

We have a few web servers and a few database servers. To date, they've been standalone machines that are not part of a domain. The web servers don't talk to each other, and the web servers talk to ...
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ubuntu server, ssh, write failed: broken pipe

I'm getting some bizarre behavior with Ubuntu Server 10.04 64bit on two of our new servers (both fresh installs). I have ubuntu server (same version) deployed on 4-5 other servers without this issue. ...
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Mysql InnoDB table size performance

I have a table that is closely approaching 2 million records. This table stores a history of transactions. This is on a high traffic website but also the table is not accessed regularly. We ...
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How to merge multiple ProxyPass directives in Apache?

I need to keep ProxyPass configurations in separate files due to deployment system we use in following form: File 1: <VirtualHost *:80> <Location /qa1/> ProxyPass ...
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nginx deny user agent causes error when not encapsulated in quotes

I'm trying to deny some user agents I constantly see probing my nginx web server. If I have this in my .conf file ## Block http user agent - morpheus fucking scanner ## if ($http_user_agent ~* ...
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Apache start failing after apache config modifications, showing syntax error, cannot load php5apache2_2.dll into server

I am stuck again with apache setup guys. I am working on a 64-bit system running Windows 7 professional with service pack 1. I copied the working php5 installation directory from teammates, copied the ...
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How to configure failover for JBoss AS 5?

I am currently an intern in my company. My boss basically wants me to perform a failover from a JBoss AS to another just for a proof of concept. Load balancing is not required as i am only required to ...
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cisco router : redirect any dns request to my own dns server

how I can redirect any DNS request from the client with my Cisco Router 2621XM. I want to redirect any dns request to my own dns server. So if the client has set the dns server in their ip address ...
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Linux/UNIX Server Setup Practices for /tmp

Based on what you all see out there what is a recommended configuration of /tmp on a server system and why. I've had discussions on these points over the years sometimes with basic disagreements. ...
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How do you conditionally include files in Nginx vhost?

In the lines below, I might have a site-specific configuration file that contains additional fastcgi_params unique to that site. If this file exists I want to load it. server { listen 80 ...
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Setup IIS 7.5 with multiple website bindings and SSL?

On IIS 7.5 I am trying to achieve this with two websites: Default Web Site is bound to: (blank host header port 80 - http) (blank host header port 443 - https) go.example.com www71.example.com the ...
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How can I configure TomCat Java options in a config file?

I'm trying to configure Java options passed into TomCat for a 3rd party application that I'm deploying. The instructions that the app provides are: Open the Tomcat configuration tool from the ...
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Overriding Nagios hostgroup service with host service

I currently am experimenting with defining a set of services to all hosts in a hostgroup, this is working fine. My issue is that I then want to be able to override these service definitions which ...
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Apache redirect and set cache headers?

Doing a redirect in Apache is easy (mod_alias): RedirectMatch ^.*$ http://portal.example.com/ Setting cache headers is equally easy: Header set Cache-Control max-age=0 Header set Expires "Thu, 01 ...
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how to configure open ldap to work on localhost

From the documentation: Use your favorite editor to edit the provided slapd.conf(5) example (usually installed as /usr/local/etc/openldap/slapd.conf) to contain a BDB database definition ...
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Any Problems with many NFS mounts?

We are currently considering a solution that results in a separate mount point for every user's home directory. Whereas we used to have at most a couple mounts per file server on a client, we now ...
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Latency (wait ttfb) on EC2

My application is crawling a website. I use this crawler : https://github.com/rfussien/leboncoin-crawler On my dev environment, the latency is acceptable (3-4 sec) but on my prod server (ec2 ...
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2 separate postfix instances and confusion with IP's in received field of mail message

i have a problem with my 2 postfix instances. 2 separate IP's and coressponding domain names are setup on networking, they are working fine. I want second mail message (below) to have Received: from ...
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unattended BIOS configuration for HP server (DL160SE G6)

We are having a big deployment of servers (DL160SE G6) and I need to find a way to configure their BIOS settings without going through the RBSU of each one - It would take too long. I am thinking ...
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FTP issue - VSFTPd and connecting to from FileZilla

I'm trying to connect to a CentOS Linux box that I have hosted on EC2 and I think I have everything configured correctly but when I try to connect I get this series of messages Status: Connection ...
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Debian Wheezy IPv6 isn't configured with ifup post-up hook

We recently set up a server on Debian Wheezy Beta 3 (x86_64) which has a native IPv6 connection. We configured the eth0 interface to get the IPv6 configuration through some post-up hook commands in ...
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mod_jk configuration for both Apache and Tomcat on same server

I am trying to set-up a proper configuration to have Apache serve some static html pages and to pass other requests for dynamic pages to Tomcat. So far, I have installed Apache2 and Tomcat6 ...
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Virtual host “Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server” on debian

Before I created a virtual host I could see "http://localhost", but when I created a virtual host I could not see "http://localhost" and my virtual host "http://test" Here is my virtualhost config ...
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set open_files_limit

When I set open_files_limit = 16k in both: /etc/security/limits.conf and /etc/mysql/my.cnf ulimit -n 16344 but in mysql: show variables like 'open_files_limit'; open_files_limit: 4096 So how ...
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Best motherboard power supply combo for backblaze server

Building a backblaze server as described in this article. http://blog.backblaze.com/ So 45 hard drives in one box. I'm making it a MSDPM 2010 server so I actually don't even need raid cards in there ...
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Issues with nginx autoindex

I am trying to set up nginx so that a certain url produces the directory index of a certain directory on my server. Currently this is what my default.conf looks like. location / { root ...
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nginx server directive is not allowed here

I know there are dupes of this out there, but I can't seem to solve this in my situation. I'm following this article on setting up nginx as reverse proxy with apache. And I get this error: nginx: ...
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Will changing applicationHost.config cause IIS7 restart?

If I make a change to the file: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\config\applicationHost.config and update it with a change resulting in a valid config, will it cause IIS7 to restart and force restarts on ...
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apache2: why <LimitExcept> parameter results “deny not allowed here” error in virtualhost tag?

I have asked the same question to stackoverflow but then I thought it might be more related to here. in apache's httpd.conf between VirtualHost tags I put <LimitExcept> expression like follows: ...
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postfix TLS configuration for incoming gmx-mail

I set up my mailserver with postfix 2.7.1 and dovecot 1.2.15 and everything seemed to work just fine, but now I found out that people using @gmx.net addresses cannot send emails to me and rather ...
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Understanding exim configuration files

So, I want to understand what's going on with this Exim configuration directory. In /etc/exim4, there's: * exim4.conf.template * update-exim4.conf.conf * conf.d The conf.d has a mess of ...
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What could cause TFTP reloaded Cisco `running-config` on 871 to fail?

Cisco CCP Write Configuration borked my 871w config while I was trying to setup port forwarding. I went through the basic steps to reconfig the router. I looked to see if I could just reset the ...
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mysqld_safe Can't log to error log and syslog at the same time. Remove all --log-error configuration options for --syslog to take effect

When I'm trying to install MySQL 5.5 community edition on my Ubuntu 10.04 by compiling the source code, I met the following problem: $ fg % 1 sudo ../bin/mysqld_safe ...
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Postfix - how to redirect email after they are rejected?

I have a problem with spam and postfix + postgray. Generally it works fine, but I have these problems: false-positives. good emails get rejected. Can I configure postfix (and postgray) so that ...
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How to config mysql-server for heavy load

Im in the process of setting up a new database server. I have been running a few mysql database servers before and it has been working okay. But i would like to hear the recommended setup for my ...
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Load balancing in Nginx with redirect rather than proxy

I want to use Nginx in a bit of an unconventional way. I want to load balance between a few servers, but rather than proxy content for those servers I want to redirect to them. That is, if a ...
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SQL Service Accounts and which to use

I've done lots and lots of searching and I cant seem to find a simple answer, I assume it is because everyone's circumstances differs however; We need to setup a few SQL servers for production and I ...
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BIND9 Forwarding by view

Hi I think this is a simple issue, I'd like to forward only to certain IPs in the LAN network, for example I have 2 acl lists: acl "office1" { 192.168.1.15; // With internet access }; acl ...
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Avoiding Varnish Hitting Magento Cookies - VCL

Hello to serverfault users, I would like to kindly ask someone to help me configure varnish for magento. Using command: varnishtop -i TxHeader -I Cookie , following info show: TxHeader Cookie: ...
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Serve millions of concurrent connections and static files?

I am just curious about the server configurations to serve just static files from one server. Is it possible to build a server that just for static files and serve millions of concurrent connections. ...
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Two mirrored database servers, or one twice as powerful

I'm looking at setting up a seperate database server for one of my applications, the application currently runs on 3 servers; 1 frontend server and 2 application/database servers. But for performance ...
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Apache failed to start after SSL config change. No errors. Please help

Website(s) were up. I changed my config files in sites-enabled, then ran: apache2ctl configtest Got: Syntax OK Then ran: apache2ctl graceful Got returned to the command prompt. No messages. ...
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How to disable ICMP redirect packets in Cisco IOS?

I'm studying a "good practices" document for Cisco IOS, and one of its controls tells me to disable ICMP Redirect packets in the router. Sounds reasonable. So I go test it in Cisco Packet Tracker (a ...
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Attempted to edit MySQL service config and getting “Access Denied”

As a follow-up to this question, I'm attempting to edit the "my.ini" config file for the MySQL service. I've stopped the service, opened the file, made the edit, and attempt to save it -- at which ...
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when to use IPSec in Windows AD domain?

As I understood the joined to Windows AD computers are always securely identified/authenticated before DC (using automatically changed computer accounts passwords). Now, I read (in non-English ...
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What would be the optimal disk config for SQL Server 2008 R2?

We have a new Dell R710 server that came with the following storage configuration: 8 x 146GB SAS 10k 6Gbps disks 1 x Perc H700 Integrated Controller (2 x 4 disks - 2 ports each supporting 4 disks) ...
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Invoking `smbclient -L localhost` in Ubuntu gives: NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_REFUSED

I have Ubuntu Intrepid with Samba installed on my machine. I have a basic configuration file included below. When I try to invoke smbclient -L localhost I get the error: ...