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What are your recommendations on storing passwords for configuration management?

I've seen many recommendations to versionize configuration management system. How do you suggest one deals with passwords that are needed for application security? Versionize them, too?
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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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Strategy to isolate multiple nginx ssl apps with single domain via suburi's?

Warning: so far I have only learnt how to use nginx to serve apps with their own domain and server block. But I think its time to dive a little deeper. To mitigate the need for multiple SSL ...
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Can't get PHP to stop showing errors

Contrary to most people's problem I cannot get PHP to stop showing errors, I have in my php.ini display_errors set to off but it still shows them, I have also tried .htaccess, and inline ini_set and ...
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Server OS: put it on a separate drive? Yes, no, or depends on the situation?

I would like opinions, or facts, both preferably, on whether it's ok to install a server's OS on the RAID array or not. I would predict installation on separate drives is the best but I'm interested ...
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Config squid for Windows with basic authorization, but squid still denied access after I input correct username/password

I installed squid-2.7-stable8 for Windows, try to let only authorized user can access the internet. But unfortunately after I entered username/password in client browser, squid still return HTTP 403 ...
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OpenVPN connection works but no gateway is assigned

i try to setup openvpn on a vps and I'm able to establish a connection to the server, but the gateway isn't assigned to the client. Here are my config files: client config: client dev tun proto ...
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adding a global URI prefix for Tomcat web apps

I am setting up a reverse proxy configuration where all requests whose path starts with '/apps/' should be proxied by Apache to Tomcat. This IMO has 2 benefits: it makes it possible to reserve ...
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server handover document template - users, security settings (firewall,selinux), packages etc

As part of the handover of our linux application server automated builds I would like to produce a high level "handover document" which captures the key functions and config items. (This is more of a ...
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IIS Configuration Management… Alternatives to MSDeploy and Web Farm Framework?

In my experience both IIS Web Farm Framework and MSDeploy is doing a really poor job of managing configurations between servers. While the idea behind the Web Farm Framework and MSDeploy is awesome, ...
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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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What are the mandatory Linux kernel modules to run inside of ESXi

I'm used to rolling my own kernels for servers, as it nicely minimizes the number of exploits (and the resulting patches) to take care of. In a traditional (bare metal) world, the whole process is ...
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Merging variable with string in config file

I the have following setup in my conf file upload_set_form_field $upload_field_name.name "$upload_file_name"; But I want change chosen param name to: upload_set_form_field ...
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How can I disable the “Do you want to allow this website to open a program on your computer?” warning for a specific program/moniker?

I've been playing with new URL monikers in Windows for a utility I'm working on. When I run the new URL from Start > Run, it just runs. If I send the URL to myself via Notes or enter it into the IE ...
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Creating a fallback error page for nginx when root directory does not exist

I have set up an any-domain config on my nginx server - to reduce the amount of work needed when I open a new site/domain. This config allows me to simply create a folder in /usr/share/nginx/sites/ ...
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OpenWrt Configuring Tagged and Untagged VLAN on the Same Port

I have installed OpenWrt on a MikroTik Routerboard RB750UP (AR7240 CPU with AR9330 built in switch). I have included additional details below, but my question is: How do I configure an untagged and ...
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Apache2 configuration error: “<VirtualHost> was not closed” error

So I've already checked through my config file and I really can't see an instance where any tag hasn't been properly closed...but I keep getting this configuration error...Would you mind taking a look ...
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Multiple domains (including www-“subdomain”) on apache?

after messing around a while I decided to ask here: I have a vhost and want to use 2 domains on this server. My apache configuration file looks something like this: NameVirtualHost * <VirtualHost ...
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How can I programmatically change a static IP address?

I have a box running windows which I want to assign a static IP to but give remote access to change that IP (without giving complete access to the windows instllation). I want to run a little app or ...
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Find (or enable?!) php.ini on Ubuntu 10.10

Hiho! Today I leave my comfort zone and want to edit my php.ini file and... guest what? It doesn't exist! $ php --ini Configuration File (php.ini) Path: /usr/local/lib Loaded Configuration File: ...
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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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Nginx includes config files not in order?

Is the order in which Nginx includes configuration files fixed, or random? Apache explicitly states wildcard characters are expanded in alphabetical order. With Nginx it seems this does not apply, and ...
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How do you manage multiple similar Apache configurations?

Right now I'm using Mercurial to synchronize similar Apache configurations between the production and development servers. A patch queue on top of that adds in the changes and extra stuff required for ...
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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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Is it good to define localhost as 127.0.0.1 in your hosts file?

I just came across a server that does not respond to things like ping localhost or mysql -h localhost - I believe this is because localhost is not defined in the hosts file. On just about every ...
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Strip a single line out of many files

I am trying to remove a string from many text files on one of our servers. The string is identical across all these files and I can run: grep -r -l 'string' to get the file list but I am stuck ...
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Where is hgweb.cgi in the Mac OS X deployment of Mercurial?

I'd like to serve a CGI-based Mercurial repository from my OS X machine, but I cannot for the life of me find the hgweb.cgi file, which I assume is step 1 of the process. My Mercurial installation ...
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How do I configure hardware raid in a Poweredge 2850?

I just bought a Dell Poweredge 2850 from Craigslist and for the most part I'm happy with it's $300 price-tag, but I cannot figure out where to configure the embedded hardware raid... I've seen online ...
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How to use cursor keys in vi under screen?

If you run vi/vim in screen, when you press a cursor in insert mode, you get a new line + a character, which is a pain. Configure vim to move around instead.
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Postfix Configuration problem (domain of sender address does not exist)

I am setting up a linux server that I want to send mail independently of our main mailserver (ie. directly). The problem is, when I send mail to an external address, it bounces with the message ...
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pam authentication failure, yet sudo and ssh work

I am unexperienced in regard to pam, so forgive me if this is a obvious problem or I give the wrong information. I have a gentoo server, I didn't configure. It does authentication via kerberos. The ...
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Is it safe to open port 3306 in Firewall for external MySQL Connection

This may be more of a server question, but it's development related, and since I'm a developer I hope it's appropriate here. I want to connect to a MySQL DB that is hosted with an ISP using something ...
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How should I use the <If> directive in .htaccess?

I'm trying to add a conditional statement using Apache's If directive in my .htaccess file. I have referenced this page http://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/core.html#if but it doesn't elaborate ...
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openldap proxied authorization

I'm having some trouble doing updates with proxied authorization. I'm using UnboundID's LDAP SDK to connect to OpenLDAP, and sending a ProxiedAuthorizationV2RequestControl for dn: ...
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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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Apache: VirtualHost *:80 — mixing * ports and non-* ports with a NameVirtualHost address is not supported

When I add the following line to /etc/apache2/apache2.conf, I get the error below after I restart apache: Include /usr/share/doc/apache2.2-common/examples/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf [Mon ...
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What is a preferred method for automatically configuring and setting up an Ubuntu instance?

I am tired of manually configuring instances of Ubuntu for testing web applications and for setting up workstations. I'm even more frustrated by the issues caused by inconsistent configurations. Is ...
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Mercurial set per user rights

I would like to set better user access to my mercurial repos trough the cgi web interface. This is my current hgweb.config : [web] contact = first.lastname description = HG Repos ...
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Postfix is rejecting some incoming emails (“Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname”)

Our postfix sometimes rejects emails. I see this error in our postfix log (/var/log/mail.log): Feb 9 16:16:33 sd-15xxx postfix/smtpd[1972]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[x.x.x.x]: 450 4.7.1 ...
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Why is my LAN saying “unidentified network”? (Help setting up server architecture)

as some of you may be aware, I'm currently involved in an on-going saga in getting our servers up and running. As pretty much a newb, I'm slowly making progress, but I've hit a stumbling block. ...
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How do I set the date format to ISO globally in Linux?

I would like to globally set the Linux date format to ISO, which looks roughly like this: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS 2009-03-16 15:20:00 With varying levels of detail, such as omitting time, seconds, etc. ...
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How to revert a configuration with puppet

I wrote a module which writes a configuration for rsyslog in /etc/rsyslog.d/60-custconfig.conf using puppet. When I add the module to the node, it works, but if I delete comment or delete the module ...
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Different level of configuration commands for different users

I'd like to allow junior staff to make certain changes to the configuration on our Cisco routers. I don't much like having to divulge the enable password, but if I can at least keep them to a few ...
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Is the new cn=config interface in OpenLDAP ready for production?

I recently began learning Samba and OpenLDAP, and have become increasingly frustrated with the apparent disconnect between the old configuration (using slapd.conf) and the new one using the cn=config ...
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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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Use git for multiple server configuration files

We have migrated a lot of source code over to git and are very happy with our current solution. We would like to have our server configuration files versioned on the same system, but there are a few ...
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Two ESXi host servers connected to eachother's second NIC

Essentially I have two physical servers (Both identical, both ESXi hosts, each with 2xdual gbit nics) in a private rack in a data center. They will both be running a variety of db/web/storage server ...
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RHEL6 httpd Root CA configuration

I'm setting up SSL on a RHEL6 box and I'm having problems finding information about configuring the Root CAs. I've got four files: cert.crt - My SSL certificate my_key.key - The key used to ...
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Why Postfix on Linux require a “-” character before the pathname?

I´ve found the following here: IMPORTANT: on Linux you need to put a "-" character before the pathname, e.g., -/var/log/maillog, otherwise the syslogd process will use more system resources than ...
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cannot restart php5-fpm

I've made some changes in the .ini files and wanted to restart php5-fpm. /etc/init.d/php5-fpm restart Jan 20 14:25:48.171577 [ERROR] bind() for address '/var/lib/php5-fpm/apps.sock' failed: ...