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New ip-address assigned to server? [on hold]

My ISP blocked my old ip-address of my server. And assigned me a new one. My question is: will this new ip-address when I ping it from my home address give a response? Because it does not give any ...
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Why squidguard tell me default acl is missing but it isn't?

I have a problem with squidguard when i want to create .db files. When i do : squidGuard -c "/etc/squid3/squidGuard.conf" -C all -d It tell me : squidGuard: FATAL; default acl not defined in file ...
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How to install Solr 4.x on Tomcat via Puppet?

So far I've been using the following recipe for installing Solr 3.x on Tomcat 6: package { 'openjdk-6-jdk' : ensure => installed, } package { 'solr-tomcat' : ensure => installed, } exec { ...
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What's the simplest way of installing Tomcat7 via Puppet with dependencies?

I'm trying to build the simple Puppet recipe as below: package { 'openjdk-7-jre-headless' : ensure => installed, } package { 'tomcat7-common' : ensure => installed, } package { ...
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Debian - apt-get - Depends: php5-mysql but it is not going to be installed

We needed php5-mysqlnd and thus php5-mysql got removed and now a package has unmet dependencies whenever we want to install something with apt-get. How or where can I edit the dependencies to get rid ...
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Debian diffence between kernels [on hold]

Debian Wheezy installer What's the difference between the first and the second kernel?
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Pros and cons of installing php 5.6 and mysql 5.6 on debian 7 wheezy

I was setting up a VPS server for my client and we had talked that I would install the last stable versions of the programs. Now, in Debian 7 wheezy by default php 5.4 and mysql 5.5 are available. I ...
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Not working persistent routes on virtual debian machines [on hold]

I am very new at this. Sorry , english is not my native language. I am not a network administrator or anything like that. My teacher assigned us a homework. The delivery date has already passed, but, ...
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Issues sending and receiving mail, Dovecot, Postfix etc

I have been trying to fix my mail server for 3 days now. I'm not really new to Debian and Apache and such but I am new to Dovecot and Postfix. At this point I have set up the virtual users and the ...
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vlock/pam_ldap based authentications fails when adding TLS/SSL

I have working centralized authentication configuration setup on Debian Wheezy based servers, utilizing OpenLDAP (2.4.31), pam_ldap (184-8), and libnss-ldap (264-2). I have successfully configured ...
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Multicast on mGRE tunnels in Debian not working

I'm trying to setup multipoint GRE tunnels within 4 debian-based servers geographically distributed. Network configured, and hosts can see ping or ssh to each other by local IP. But I cannot get ...
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“eth0: link up” kernel panick on debian - DDoS attack or soft / device issue

A few hours ago my dedicated machine in Hetzner went down. I was thinking what that was DDoS attack, or Hetzner network problem. But my other machine was working fine. So i loggined into Hetzner and ...
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nginx & php5-fpm exited on signal 7 (SIGBUS) / 502 Gateway Timeout

if got the problem when i load a page multiple times (i.E. 10 Tabs with autoreload) only some of the pages load others get 502. it doesn't depend on the content of the page. when i open the same page ...
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What shell is used by cron?

cron runs shell commands from crontabs. But having just got caught out by the differences between zsh and bash, I'm now concerned that I don't know which shell cron uses to interpret crontab ...
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openswan initiating from wrong IP, but answers with the right one

I'm running a Debian 7.8 openswan 1:2.6.37-3+deb7u1 server with one external interface, but many different aliases : inet xxx.xxx.xxx.94/24 brd xxx.xxx.xxx.255 scope global eth1 inet ...
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Mumble server not booting [closed]

My internet went down today and that changed my IP and such. After that my mumble server has been acting strange. When trying to boot the server my log says: <W>2015-03-25 19:30:03.769 ...
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Clonezilla install on command line Debian [closed]

I'm trying to install Clonezilla onto a computer from the Debian command line, I may sound stupid to you but I'm stuck. I've tried using apt-get install and I've tried using sudo apt-get install but ...
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Avantfax doesn't save archive in db

I have an avantfax server with hylafax with debian 7.8 and avantfax 3.3.3 When I send a fax, it appear in Outbox. However, avantfax doesn't archive anything and nothing was save in mysql. Can you ...
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How can I configure multiple tap interfaces for a single KVM virtual machine

I am trying to setup a VM using Linux KVM for a F5 BIG-IP VE deployment (used in a lab) ...
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Is it possible to reboot a Linux OS without rebooting the hardware?

Is there a way to reboot a Linux system (Debian in particular) without rebooting the hardware? I have a RAID controller that takes a bit to get itself running before the OS starts up, and I would ...
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Allow access to vpn users in certain directory

My users connect to a vpn network and i want to offer them a webservice, but limiting the access only through their vpn ips. I got this so far # ALLOW USER BY IP <Limit GET POST> order ...
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How can I disable specific file type uploads globally in Apache?

In order to secure my webserver, I would like to block specific file types from being uploaded globally, independent of what FTP users configure in their webpages. Is there a way to globally block ...
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Post-install scripts return error 10, dpkg problems

I own a small web/mail Debian server, and a friend of mine is working with me to manage it. He accidentally deleted some apt cache files, and now we got a lot of problems. I can't simply make a system ...
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nullmailer swaps sender and recipient

I want to send emails from my server through external mail server. So I installed nullmailer as one of simpliest MTA in Debian 7 x32. My /etc/nullmailer/remotes: smtp.example.com smtp ...
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How to include .so shared libraries in a Debian package? [migrated]

I am attempting to create a Debian package of an application that includes a Java .jar file and some .so library files. This application comes from someone else; I am just converting it into a Debian ...
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Nginx ignoring HTTP headers before Host header when using proxy_pass to Apache

When Nginx is sent the following request, Apache is unable to get the "app_version" HTTP header. I normally use apache_request_headers() to get all headers. I have also examined the contents of ...
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Timezone issue with cron inside a Debian Docker container

Here is my Dockerfile (or at least the interesting part): FROM debian:7 MAINTAINER pjb <pjb@example.com> RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y build-essential ntp cron ADD ...
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“www.mydomain.com” reachable, “subdomain.mydomain.com” is not

I have an Amazon EC2 Debian instance running NGINX. I can reach "www.mydomain.com" just fine. however, despite modifying the web server (NGINX) configuration to support "subdomain.mydomain.com" -- ...
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Specific directory is forbidden

I'm using reverse proxy on my Ruby app- 2 to be exact - and the first instance which is located in "/var/www/cuba" works, but when I have a sub-domain to run another instance, I get this error(from ...
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Why does apcupsd not run commfailure when the usb is disconnected?

I've just setup a UPS on debian, and one of the tests the manual (http://www.apcupsd.com/manual/manual.html#windows-systems) recommends is a communications test. When I pull the USB cable out of the ...
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Automatic retrieval of current mapping debian stable -> released name

I'm automating my customary debian setup using ansible. The playbook is supposed to treat testing/unstable and stable differently: the former are to be maintained "clean", while the latte is to ...
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Facebook error parsing input URL error 502 Bad Gateway

Any time when someone shares my website link onto facebook or twitter they get 502 Bad Gate way. I check the nginx error log to see whats going on and I got this. error1615#0: *2375 connect() failed ...
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Postfix STARTTLS only on port 25

I want to enable STARTTLS on port 25, but for unknown reasons it only works on port 465. master.cf: smtp inet n - - - - smtpd -o syslog_name=postfix/smtp -o ...
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Start custom script after wifi interface comes online [migrated]

In a debian build, I have a custom init.d script. I've also modified my network so that the connection to the WiFi is done in the background. How can I start my custom script, say custom.sh during ...
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Installing Arch Linux from existing Linux [migrated]

I probably have some sort of misconception about the process of installing Arch Linux from a running Linux system. My goal is to set up Arch Linux on a remote virtual server I only have SSH root ...
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Cannot understand this example fail2ban rule

I'm trying to secure my admin and user login page from brute force attacks. I have setup iptables and the closest thing I can find which looks useful is this: jail file: [nginx-login] enabled = true ...
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Is it a bad idea to stop unnecessary services running

I have a debian dedicated server. I'm trying to secure it and one way I thought would be good is to shut down services I dont need, like FTP for example. I am suggesting to run something like this on ...
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Debian does not start any service at boot

I've got a VPS server running on Debian Wheezy and I monitor it with Zabbix. Yesterday, the server was unreachable, I could ping it but there was no ports open (using nmap). So I contacted the ...
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How to setup Debian Jessie to boot from broken RAID1

I want to setup Debian Jessie in EFI-mode with a LVM on an LUKS on a RAID1. I tried it with the Installer but when i remove one of the hard drives the whole system isn't booting any more. What I ...
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debian slow login after username entry

I have searched for an answer, and found resources about changing the delay after an incorrect password entry for an SSH login, but not to my specific problem. My problem is that the delay is after I ...
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Installing Debian with a writable flash drive [closed]

I can easily make a bootable flash drive for installing Debian by doing this: dd if=debian-7.8.0-amd64-CD-1.iso of=/dev/sdg bs=4M; sync but then it makes the flash drive read-only. I'd like to ...
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How to unblock IP range in iptables

I made a simple script for apache2 web server to block webscrapers. It's working fine but sometimes MSN Crawlers are getting banned. iptables -L (...) DROP all -- ...
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Interrupted apt-get upgrade - Now won't run again [closed]

I recently started an apt-get upgrade on one of our Debian 6 servers. The downloads were taking forever, so I exited with Ctrl-C, intending to change the to a different mirror server. However, now ...
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Can't seem to disable root login [duplicate]

I am trying to disable root password login and only allow root login with a ssh key on debian 7. cat << EOF >> /etc/ssh/sshd_config PasswordAuthentication yes UsePAM no PermitRootLogin ...
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SSH and many other programs are not working after chmod -r 755 /etc [duplicate]

I have a new web-admin and he mistakenly ran chmod -r 755 /etc to try and disallow our shell users from reading any other files. As a result, SSH on our server does not work. How can we fix this?
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IPtraf doesn't work with venet devices

I've got a VPS with Debian 7 Wheezy 64 bit. I installed the tool iptraf to monitor the network usage, but it seems that it doesn't work whit the device type "venet". So i lunched the command with the ...
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Installation of Textpattern CMS with apache2 on dubian

I configured the Vhost on the apache2 server: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@asr.lan ServerName www.asr.lan DocumentRoot /home/web/ <Directory /> ...
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Cannot enforce password change in OpenLDAP with Password Policy Overlay

I've implemented Password Policy Overlay on OpenLDAP on Debian Stable. The server side and the policies are working as expected. However, after expiration I cannot force users to change their ...
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Customising IPtables for a more secure webserver

Based on my reading online and a few tutorials I have produced a set of iptables rules: i=/sbin/iptables # Flush all rules $i -F $i -X # Setup default filter policy $i -P INPUT DROP $i -P OUTPUT ...
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Windows 2012 fonts gone. Only Wingdings

So I did an RDP to my server, using a Jessie distro with Vinagre, characters were weird (see picture) and then, everyone who connects sees the same problem, how did this hapend and how can I fix it? ...