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Client successfully connects to OpenVPN server but with no internet access

I'm trying to setup OpenVPN with static key authentication(instead of TLS) on TCP port 443, the client is also running behind an HTTP proxy, and it all connects just fine, except that the internet is ...
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why did pam_tty_audit stop working?

I recently installed the following updates to my system: Upgrade: libpam-runtime:amd64 (1.1.8-3, 1.1.8-3.1), libpam0g:amd64 (1.1.8-3, 1.1.8-3.1), libpam-modules:amd64 (1.1.8-3, 1.1.8-3.1), ...
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Take some action when errors occur with nginx

I have a nginx/1.2.1 on Debian 7.0 x64 and i want to take some action when some error occurs, something like send mail to me. I found on the web ways to monitor files and take some action when they ...
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NAT Masquerade to a L2TP/IPSec connection

I'm trying to create two networks (using a debian server) : The first one is intended to pass packets in a normal way (to my ISP). The second one is intended to pass packets via a L2TP/IPSec VPN ...
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Simple method of detecting and reporting server outage?

I'm looking for a super simple way to monitor one server from another, in case the other goes down (e.g. based on ping), and then send an email if it does. Is there anything out there like this ...
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HP Microserver Gen 8 cant from the hard drive [duplicate]

I got HP Microserver Gen8 with two 1TB Seagate Constellation drives installed. I turned on AHCI mode in BIOS and after that successfully installed Debian 7 Wheezy. All drives correctly detected. BUT! ...
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Port forwarding with 2 interfaces (DMZ)

I'm running debian and I've got the following network configuration: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet inet addr:192.168.16.6 Bcast:192.168.16.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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Why might debian become unresponsive with virtually 0% CPU usage?

We have a problem with one of our (virtual) Debian servers failing in a strange way. The server will stop responding to to the network (no SSH, no Ping response, no app response). The only way we ...
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Hosting a /dev/random dependent service

I have developed a game that requires shuffled decks of cards to run. Since it uses /dev/random to generate shuffled decks, I was wondering what sort of concerns should I take into account before ...
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Proper permissions setup for www-data to access /mnt

I'm running a simple LAN only LAMP server, running Debian 7.2. I need to mount a CIFS network share, and I need to have a PHP script write directly to that network share. What is the most common ...
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VSFTPd 2.3.5 through iptables on Debian 7.6

Configured and running vsftpd 2.3.5 on Debian 7.6 behind IPtables and fail2ban with ssl_enabled I can't upload files properly because after a few I receive the following errors: Timeout or OOPS: ...
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Dual homed Linux host (Debian/Ubuntu) using DHCP

We have an Ubuntu server with 2 NICs. Each one is on a different subnet. Besides there's a third subnet. Clients sit on all three subnets. All clients should be able to talk to both server IPs so we ...
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Ways to share files between 6 VMs

I own 6 Virtual Machines that need to access each other's files. The way I've been doing it now is by making a symlink of each file that needs to be shared in the web directory and using POST and PHP ...
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How to explicitly disable dbconfig-common?

How would one explicitly configure dbconfig-common to not touch the database for a particular package? For example, in situations where a database is manually configured, one may want to take extra ...
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Install a pecl package (gmagick) without PHPize

I am running Debian Wheezy with PHP5.5 (not the default PHP version of Wheezy). I want to install gmagick (already installed graphicsmagick from aptitude). So I did this command line : pecl install ...
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Debian mirror is out of control

I've inherited a system (Debian Squeeze) that has a Debian mirror set up within it, which is something I have basically no experience with. The problem with it is, it has completely filled up it's ...
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cronjob or similar to open a local php file including query [on hold]

How do I open the following file with cronjob correctly every 5 minutes: /var/www/mysite/folder/foo.php?query=1 I tried myself but i just did not get it working... i tried with /usr/share/php5 , ...
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Debian, IPsec (Openswan) tunnel and remote ssh administration

I set up an IPsec mode tunnel (following Red Hat Security Host-to-Host documentation). I have a machine A (server) and B (client) and I would like to administrate the server via an IPsec tunnel and ...
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Error when reinstalling apache2

I did an dist-upgrade on Debian Wheezy yesterday and got an error with syslog-nc-core. I found that i should try to reinstall it and tried but it ended with an error that apache2 isnt configured. I ...
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debian LTS : how to keep packages up-to-date with last security fixes using apt

What's the best way to keep packages up-to-date (ie with the last security fixes) without worried about major version update ? For instance, apache2 for squeezeis is 2.2.16 ...
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New XEN Server, Intel i7, Errors were encountered while processing: xen-linux-system-amd64

I have just got a new machine to run XEN VM's on, it has an Intel i7 processor: - Intel Haswell Core i7-4790 3.6GHz 8MB LGA1150 Update [Screencast of what I am doing - ...
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PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php5/20100525/apc.so'

I have updated my php from 5.3.3 to 5.4.31. I have a Debian 6 Squeeze. PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php5/20100525/apc.so' - /usr/lib/php5/20100525/apc.so: ...
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Encrypting a headless Debian home server [closed]

I have a server on which I'd like to install Debian and use as personal network storage. The problem is that I'd want the server to be as encrypted as possible, since I'm going to be living with ...
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Open Specific Linux Port

Im trying to open a Port(2012) on my VPS so i can access it over the internet. This is the output of sudo iptables -L produces Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source ...
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locate mail queue on apache/debian [on hold]

If I execute mailq I get a long list of queued emails. And I would like to remove all. But: - the superpost command does not work (postfix not installed?) - I read that I can delete manualy in ...
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Squid limit all user to 128kbit/s

I have a very odd behaviour with my squid server. It limits every client to a bitrate of exactly 3,2 Mbit/s... To troubleshoot it, I've tried to set the bitrate limit to unlimited and to 128kbit/s ...
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Debug unstable Apache server under Debian

Since yesterday my Apache server that runs on a Debian machine runs very unstable. Sometiems my websites load and sometimes not. I think it has to do with the memory since my Apache log is full of ...
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Because when I open ports with iptables appear closed

I opened the following ports with iptables on Debian 7: iptables -X iptables -F iptables -P INPUT DROP iptables -P FORWARD DROP iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -m state --state ...
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periodic connection timeouts to nginx server

We have the following setup: One nginx server as a loadbalancer in front of four worker application servers. The nginx server get about 100 requests per second, sometimes more that that, active ...
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RAID card monitoring from Debian OS

We have a custom built Debain OS server with this raid card. Is there anything we can do from the OS side to monitor the raid virtual disks? A few weeks ago we had a raid degrade and did not know ...
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Proxy / Squid 2.7 / Debian Wheezy 6.7 / lots of TCP Timed-out

I'm facing a lot of TCP timed-out on a busy cache server and here below my sysctl.conf configuration as well as an output of netstat -st Kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.57-3 x86_64 GNU/Linux ...
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Multiple file systems on BeagleBone Black? [migrated]

I'm trying to put together a BeagleBone Black using Debian on the EMMC, a separate MicroSD card and a flash USB disk (but could ostensibly be platter media on USB). My question, simply put: are there ...
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GitLab Unicorn Service crashes all the time, 502 Error

I used the Installer of Gitlab CE and so far everything looks well. Then when finished the installation I always got 502 Error on my website, since then I did a little research, then I saw that my ...
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phpmyadmin / nginx : unable to log in

I'm setting up a server with Debian 7.6 I have installed nginx, mysql, php-fpm with apt-get (from dotdeb) The basic setup is working fine, but I want to have things running separately in chrooted ...
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Heavy Samba usage affects other users on the same share

We have a central Samba fileserver running on Debian 6, the clients are almost all Windows 7. The server has 7 2TB SATA drives in a RAID 5. The clients are connected to the server with 100 Mbit. ...
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Corosync zombie/defunct processes

We have one server where it periodically occurs, that corosysc suddenly generates zombie/defunct processes. Corosync is working fine for a couple of hours but then suddenly it generates processes ...
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How to clone a debian or ubuntu system? [duplicate]

I would like some way to exactly duplicate what is installed on one debian system, onto another, regardless of the target system's state, using the package manager. This includes: installing the same ...
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Renaming debian package

I'm trying to build a customized version of a nginx package for Debian/Ubuntu which had a different set of modules opposed to the default version. What would be the fastest way to modify the debian/ ...
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Debian Installer Partman and reserved blocks

I did this preseed configuration but I'm unable to remove the percentage of reserved blocks directly from the partman recipe. It seems that the option "partman-basicfilesystems/specify_reserved" is ...
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Linux router: ping responses going through the wrong interface

I have a Debian server acting as a router for a small network. It has 3 network interfaces, one LAN and 2 WANs (two different ISPs, let's call them A and B, each of them with a public static IP ...
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debian, exim4, dovecot can't authenticate users on server

I've been configuring my new server for mail. Everything seems to be going smoothly, but I can't get any users to log in (with or without using SSL) So I can telnet to the server from the local host ...
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Install one package from Debian sid on Debian Wheezy?

I need the python-statsd which is only in Debian (sid). What are the steps to install this package under Debian Wheezy please ?
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Various hang-ups on Plesk 12 / debian squeeze system

I am experiencing strange system hang-ups. apache2 reacts in such a way that out of 5 requests, usually about 1 of those will simply take ages for the server to respond to, or it will simply vanish ...
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postfix how to setup local domain users as virtual users

How can I set up local domain users as virtual users? I have setup virtual domain and the users but when I sent an email it keeps telling me "User not found". To test to see what the problem is, I ...
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How to setup BATV with postfix?

I have successfully setup SMTP server and added SPF records, DKIM, and rDNS for my domain, yet my emails still go to spam in Yahoo and Outlook.com (GMail worked fine after DKIM). I have read a lot in ...
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How to get server ssh keys on debian ec2 instance?

I launched an instance on EC2 with a Debian 7.6 AMI and the system log is empty. Is that by design? With the ubuntu images, the server's ssh keys were accessible via the system log. What is the ...
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rrdgraph generation fails on high IO load

We have a 4 core CPU production system which does a lot of cronjobs , having constant proc queue and an usual load of ~1.5. During night time we do some IO intensive stuff with postgres. We generate ...
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cannot connect to postfix with a mail client

I have been trying to setup MX in my server and was able to get the IMAP part working under SSL using Dovecot, however I can't get the SMTP part working using Dovecot as the SASL Authentication. When ...
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Virtuall Manager : CentOS Guest Install Garbled Text

I'm trying to install CentOS 6.5 with virtual manager but the menu is garbled. Host machine is running on Debian Wheezy. Thank you in advance.
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Where to place my server, configuration and (big) data? /srv? /etc? /usr/local/bin? /home/me/.whatever?

I was searching this site for good answer to my question, the best I could find was this. (I'd guess to put my config in /etc, application in /usr/local/bin and data in either /home/firda/.tunnel or ...