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Why port 22 redirection causes lxc containers to ssh to host?

I have a host A on which I have 2 lxc container (X and Y). I originally had port 22 on my host (A) forwarded to X. Using this configuration, I wasn't able to ssh out of the container X and when ...
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Automatically scale a Gluster cluster

I'm trying to configure a proof of concept where a server automatically gets spun up and joins a replication cluster. When the server is no longer needed, it gets spun down, and automatically removed ...
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Cacti Debian 7 Virtualmin , Cannot connect to database

So after installing cacti via apt-get it does not connect to the mysql database it creates during setup, with the error: FATAL: Cannot connect to MySQL server on 'localhost'. Please make sure you ...
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Where to start with diagnosis of dropped network connectivity on Debian?

We have a number of Xen virtualised servers, all running Debian 6 64bit. We are having an intermittent problem where occasionally a server will stop responding over the network. When this happens we ...
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Network interface configuration on Debian 6 (No DHCPOFFERS received) [migrated]

I am trying to configure an interface to allow internet connection on a home server which runs Debian 6 x86. The server is behind a router which has DHCP enabled. The router IP is 192.168.1.1 with ...
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init.d script getting error

First of all sorry for my bad english Ok, i wrote a init.d script and i don't know its true or false (i am new at this things) #!/bin/sh . /etc/init.d/someserver start () { echo -n $"Starting ...
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How to configure ssh access for an unattended linux-distro ISO image for local development env similar to accessing cloud service VM instances?

I configured Packer.io to build unattended iso installs of various debian-derived distros to VMware fusion. As i configure the VMs manually for ssh access, it times out and the build artifacts created ...
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Permission with cyrus

I am running Cyrus at a Debian 7 system. I want to increase security by only allowing specific services the access to the SSL private keys. I created a group "ssl" which contains the users ...
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Is it overkill to use Ganglia and Nagios for one server? [on hold]

In my home I run a Plex/Data server. It basically just serves everyone's files and then Plex to play movies and such. A Teamspeak server also runs on it, but nothing major other than those tasks. I ...
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Used space in disk is larger than file size in debian using ssd [on hold]

I have installed debian wheezy 7.7 with kernel 3.2 in an ssd kingston. I have the problem that it seems to use more disk space than the file size and I am running out of space pretty fast. This occurs ...
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Running MariaDB Galera (5.5) Cluster on Debian failing to start

I am struggling to get a MariaDB Galera cluster running on my Debian 7 machine. I am trying to setup a cluster with two nodes both running on Debian 7. When I first install Galera I can run it find. ...
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P in setting & cache in my VPS [on hold]

2 weeks ago my "jessie debian virtual server" suddenly mix up and I am can't SSH to it and my server completely hang up. when I was launch console to it, I see all of my software information & ...
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imapd-ssl: admin: No such file or directory

I am trying to set up my VPS so I can use Thunderbird IMAP to manage my mails. First, I installed postfix and followed this guide to create an SSL certificate. Then I installed sasl2-bin and ...
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Debian unattended-upgrades does not upgrade all packages

I have installed the Debian unattended-upgrades package. It upgrades most, but not all packages. If I execute apt-get upgrade after it has run, a few more packages will be installed. Here's my ...
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Debian Squeeze character encoding issue [migrated]

I'm running Debian 6.0.7 (Squeeze). Normally, to get the euro symbol, I would type altgr-$ and this works fine on Ubuntu but with Squeeze when I hit those keys the cursor jumps back to the beginning ...
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How to change FTP user/pass over SSH? [closed]

I have an root user on my VPS serevr. Server is based on Linux, Debian - Apache. I have got root user/password to access on it via SSH console. I did something bad and cannot figure out what password ...
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xinetd stops working in Debian Wheezy

We have a server with a whois service running. The whois service is provided by xinetd. The configuration file /etc/xinetd.d/whois looks like this: service whois { socket_type = stream ...
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Realtek dongle not working on beaglebone [closed]

I have a Beaglebone Black and Wifi dongle that refuses to work with it. lsusb Output: root@beaglebone:~# lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN ...
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Why was an older version of Nginx installed?

I installed Nginx and PHP5-FPM and have it all working, but I noticed that I have Nginx 1.2.1 installed and not the most recent stable version (1.6.x). I also noticed that PHP-FPM had PHP 5.4 and not ...
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OpenVPN ERROR: could not insert 'tun': Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

I'm trying to configure OpenVPN on my Debian 7 VPN but I'm getting the following error ERROR: could not insert 'tun': Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg) I tried the ...
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Debian 7 password recovery [closed]

During installation, I've set up a password which I have typed wrong twice, and now I'm not allowed to gain access to my root account in Debian. I'm trying to procedure like ...
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Debian Fail2ban action.d and filter.d scripts

I have a debian wheezy server on which I use Fail2ban that was loaded with the package installer. I noticed that while the version on my server (0.8.6-3wheezy3) is current, it does not match up with ...
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Error while trying to install a package in debian: conflicting diversions involving `/Owners: apt-listchanges/confirm' or `/' [closed]

Trying to install every package in debian, I face the following error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: conflicting diversions involving `/Owners: apt-listchanges/confirm' or `/' E: ...
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uWSGI suddenly won't start again after server crash on Debian

After my server crashed i am unable to start uWSGI again, and keep getting following errors on unlink() and bind(). I start my service as root, so it makes it even more strange. Sun Nov 16 15:25:24 ...
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“apt-get -y upgrade” in cron task runs but does not upgrade the system

This server runs Debian 7 and I'm facing a big mystery. Here are my cron tasks: $ sudo crontab -e 42 15 * * * apt-get -y update >> /var/log/my-apt-update.txt 52 15 * * * apt-get -y upgrade ...
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CIFS strange permissions

I'm using a NAS that share directories by samba. On my Debian server, I want to mount a share directory on /var/www/share. What I do in my fstab (uid 33 = www-data's id) : //10.0.1.103/myshare ...
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Debugging frozen Gnu screen session?

We've been using GNU screen on our jump box to have ssh sessions open to multiple hosts within our private network. One window per host. Recently we've built a new environment and are experiencing ...
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Confused about alias_maps and virtual_alias_maps

I have already re-read the docs on this as well as other posts here and this is still very unclear to me. I have been testing various things to understand the difference between alias_maps and ...
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POSTFIX How can I block spam with spoofed header that appear to be sent from the recipient's mail address?

I am managing a mail server with some domains on it, I am running postfix and courier on Debian. I am blocking spam by adding rules to the postfix header_checks, but, some domains are receiving spam ...
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What functionality does smartd lose when disabling state saving or attribute logging?

I'm trying to let my backup server have its disks in standby as often as possible. Outside of smartd or actual backup usage, the disks currently spin up once per day (various cron tasks). smartd, by ...
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How to setting SNMP in Debian 7?

I have a problem when installing snmpd in debian 7. Smpd can not be accessed from outside (I use PRTG), I've set rocommunity to public, but not working. I am looking for a solution on google, but I ...
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Debian staff group causes problems

We have an (old and grown) infrastructure of linux machines (mostly debian). For user authentication we use LDAP where we have defined several groups with different access rights. Unluckily one of ...
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Using Xenlight with libvirt in debian, Unable to configure listen with remote libvirt

I am using libvirt 1.2.0 with xen hypervisor 4.4 in debian server. I am facing error when I try to connect remotely with other libvirt using TCP or TLS. I couldnt make libvirt to listen to the port. I ...
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Backup Entire USB Drive Containing Bootable Partitions in Debian [duplicate]

What's the best way to backup a USB drive with bootable data on it? For instance, I have what's called an ESXi server on a bootable USB, it's basically a linux variant with multiple partiions. ...
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How to get all the Debian CD ISO files to Blu-ray [closed]

There is a machine running Lenny without raid. It does pose a problem in case of HDD failure. Safety plan was like this: Install Lenny on clean disk of same properties, then copy/replace all the ...
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With two NIC cards, in Linux (Debian), how do I keep the NICs from getting the same ip address? [closed]

I am using Debian 7 (wheezy). I have two physical NICs. I have used ifconfig and gnome-nettool to try and solve this. When I look at the device tool I see eth0 and eth1 (and the loopback). eth0 ...
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ldap/AD proxy: Unable to bind using sAMAccountName, but last name and first name is able to bind

I am attempting to set up a pass-through proxy to Active Directory, using ldap on Debian Wheezy. The slapd.conf file is below. I can bind just find by using lastname, first name: ldapsearch -x -h ...
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Shared FTP folder creation

I have installed ProFTPd and configured users' directories privately. I would like to make also a shared folder, that can access all the users. How can I do this?
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How can I perform mass provisioning of Debian Guest VMs on XenServer?

There are a number of tools for provisioning physical and virtual servers, but I can't see a well documented solution for provisioning XenServer Debian guests, apart from using XenCenter itself. With ...
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Postfix server rejecting sender address

I installed a mailserver (postfix / dovecot) on my Debian Wheezy system and cannot send mails. Since I just want to administer a mail server and don't have a domain yet, I'm working with the external ...
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httpd always keep start itself, the cpu load is very high

My dedicated server has a problem after i reboot itself. The cpu load average is very high as following detail after i run top command top - 23:40:41 up 50 min, 3 users, load average: 236.24, ...
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iptables NAT can't initialise on Debian openvz [duplicate]

So i want to create a nat rule for an openVPN server. After getting trouble with the TAP/TUN Devices, it's finally working i think It's working greate but not routed so useless. Now i have to make a ...
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VPS novice - What is wrong with sshd_config? [closed]

I've recently acquired a VPS running Debian 7 32bit Minimal and I'm very new to servers. When I try to connect using PuTTY and the SSH Access Information, I get the message "Disconnected:No supported ...
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ssh operation timed out while trying to connect from home [closed]

I got server (server X) I'm trying to connect using ssh. But I get 'operation timed out'. It happens only when I'm in home. If I change internet provider it works. Though I can connect to other ...
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Not everyone can write to new files made in /var/www

I followed the most upvoted tips in this thread. What's the best way of handling permissions for apache2's user www-data in /var/www? I just made a new file under one user1. However user2 ...
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Delete file as different user under PHP

I'm running PHP as user www-data and Nginx is running as user nginx. I need to delete files in /var/cache/nginx/, which is owned by user nginx and I want to do it using PHP. Is there a way to allow ...
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NIS on mulithomed system serving two separate subnets, with two different dns domain names

We have problem with setting up NIS and using one NIS domain in two separate networks. Our current setup is as follows: We have one computing cluster with 20 PCs in a local subnet (192.168.0.0/24, we ...
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Openvpn server with bind9 DNS on AWS. Linux client cannot resolve host names.

I have a openvpn server set up and working on an AWS debian instance. It works as should but I want to push DNS queries to linux clients from bind9 which is on the same server as openvpn. All seems to ...
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Wrong roots disk used / debian [duplicate]

My website doesn't work anymore (cannot access mysql) because my rootfs partition is full: Sys. fich. Taille Util. Dispo Uti% Monté sur rootfs 96G 95G 0 100% / /dev/root ...
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Debian ethernet interface goes down while streaming video

While streaming video FROM a debian box to the rest of a network, I regularly see the ethernet interface go down on this box after a couple hours of streaming and it doesn't come back up until the box ...