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How to unzip a multi-part zip archive with +4Gb files on Linux

I have received a multi-part zip archive from a colleague (who uses Windows as his desktop system), and I would like to extract the files (virtual machine images). First try (plain unzip): % unzip ...
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Bypass client and recipient restrictions by domain name

I'm wondering if there is a way I can bypass the restrictions by domain name. For example; mydomain.com will follow the client restrictions listed below normally. mydomain2.com will skip client and ...
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openvpn pass ip to client like hidemyass does

I have a debian server with 64 external ips (ip blocks) and no internal IP. They go like eth0:1 eth0:2 (virtual interfaces) I have successfully setup an openvpn server on it so that I can connect from ...
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hard resetting link exception Emask 0x50 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4090800 action 0xe frozen

Following situation: A productive linux debian 7 server with kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.68-1+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux Manufacturer: Supermicro Product Name: X10SLL-F Version: 1.02 SATA ...
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Cannot start NFS: Not starting NFS kernel daemon: no support in current kernel

I installed NFS on a new Debian7 install. I did: apt-get install nfs-kernel-server add folder to share to /etc/exports: /home/share *(rw,sync,no_root_squash) service nfs-kernel-server start But ...
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Error with gunzip during logrotate

I'm using logrotate to rotate my Symfony2 logs on my webserver. Everything works fine, but I wanted the old logs to be sent to me by emails. So, I added some line in my logrotate conf file as you can ...
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Are the packages from apt-get remove --auto-remove sendmail safe to remove?

Im trying to clean up the mess left by sendmail, My unix knowledge is extremely limited so I would appreciate some help with whether these packages are safe to remove, I have already run apt-get purge ...
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Debian Remove a Line from Resolv.conf

I was trying to change the Google DNS servers to OpenDNS in my resolv.conf file and accidentally added them incorrectly. Now my resolv.conf file looks like this: # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for ...
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Is it possible and wise to put the grub bios partition on a software raid?

in a two disk setup /dev/sda /dev/sdb i created per disk 3 partitions bios_grub 1mb linux raid 512mb md0 (/boot - ext3) linux raid rest md1 (physical volume for lvm) the answer on ...
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How to reset a Harddisk (delete Mbr & delete Partitions) from the Command Line with a script without rebooting?

To start from a clean state I need to reset the hard disk to an empty state from command line. It is not about running a wipe utility, the data don't have to be overwritten. This question is quite ...
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MinnowBoardMax: Boot Failed. EFI Misc Device

Upon setting up a new MinnowBoard Max with a stock Debian install, I get the error Boot Failed. EFI Misc Device at boot. Searching all over the nets yield little help. I can start the system fine by ...
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Anyone have experience putting up a proxy in a virtual (vmware) environment?

I'm working with a remote system that runs a few virtual machines, these machines communicate with eachother as well they should in their virtual environment. My goal is to acces them remotely, via ...
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What user should own a website's files? [duplicate]

I'm building a website on a Debian server using Nginx. My root web directory will be /srv/http and my websites will go inside of it (e.g. /srv/http/ecom1, /srv/http/ecom2, etc.). Who should own the ...
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Need to recover a file using extundelete. Is there any risk about running it without unmounting, aside from that the partition might keep writing?

I need to recover a few files from a Linux machine. These files are important, but not enough to warrant dismounting the partition. Is there any risk from running on a mounted partition, except from ...
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Apache webserver : SSL certificate not understood

I am trying to specify an SSL certificate to Apache webserver, but I am getting some strange errors. Unfortunately, I don't know that much about SSL. Can someone kindly help me out. Error log in ...
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Using SSL with mod_jk where SSL file is keystore file

I am working on adding Load-balancing and failover to our server. I was successful in doing so when not using https, but with https, it is not working. I only get Unable to connect, but the URL has ...
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Deploying SSH-configuration via Puppet: Execution of '/etc/init.d/ssh start' returned 1:

I'm deploying a ssh-default-config via Puppet to my servers. This works fine in most cases. But now I tried to deploy it to an OpenVZ system which was freshly upgraded from Debian 7 to 8. Now I ...
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Iptables DNAT single port

I'm trying to redirect a single port to a local server via IPtables. Currently I have the following rules: iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -m tcp --dport 55555 -j DNAT --to-destination ...
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Unexpected behaviour with nested location, alias and php-fpm upstream

Good evening, ~ What I would like to do ~ I need a default location block matching anything, location / {} I guess, this block has its own root directory. it has to serve any static file and ...
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Debian 8 AMI only using 8GB partition

Every Debian 8 Jessie AMI that I launch in Amazon Web Services is only putting the root OS onto an 8GB partition regardless of what I set the size to at launch time. I know there is some documentation ...
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Debian-Server: Incoming SSH/PING/TELNET/… works - outgoing does not

I've mentioned a strange behavior of my linux-system: After rebooting the system I can connect to it via SSH and the server responses to PING. But the server itself can not ping any other servers. # ...
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why is apt-get install anything is asking to update nginx.conf ? How to fix this using chef?

I was trying to install few packages which are non related to nginx (for example htop) using chef script. But it was failing because its asking to update nginx.conf and nginx/sites-available/default. ...
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TKLBAM backup stalling causing MySQL issues

I'm having a strange issue that I've never encountered before. I'm running a Turnkey Linux LAMP server (Debian) and it seems that my MySQL server becomes inaccessible at least once a day. I'm not sure ...
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Disable Firefox Breakpad Crash Reporter [migrated]

As the title suggests how can I completely disable the latest firefox on debian 7 crash reporter (AKA "Breakpad"). I have tried setting a system variable (MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_DISABLE = 1), I have tried ...
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Postfix can't send mails to google server -> FROM GOOGLE SERVER

Hy, i have a "compute engine" hosted by google. When i try to send an email via postfix, it doesn't work. Error log says: postfix/smtp[16416]: 16C5820035: to=< ...
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An other FPM instance listening on php5-fpm.sock

i have set up multiple PHP versions in ISPconfig 3 and the hole thing actually works except i can not start more then one Version at a time then i get this error "An another FPM instance seems to ...
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systemd: Failed to make us a subreaper: Invalid argument. SSH

Since upgrading to Debian 8 (Jessie) which brought in systemd I'm getting the title of this post in my syslog errors. Remote ssh login begins 10:33:51 pap1 systemd[1]: Starting user-0.slice. ...
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Postfix sends to FQDN Hostname instead of Domain Name

I have installed a send only postfix. Postfix works when I send a mail to a full email address. However, if a mail to sent to a user, it adds the FQDN name as the extension instead of just the domain ...
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How to run a PHP application in a subfolder of a website using mod_mono on Apache?

I have a website running on mono (on Debian stretch). I would like to have some subfolders which would be handled by php5 module (webmail, stats and PhpMyAdmin for example). Is there a simple way to ...
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Unable to view LUNs exported on Linux via fibre switch brocade from IBM San Storage

I have problem mapping LUNs to my linux box from IBM San Storage Configuration: Host: Debian wheezy Host: Fibre controller QLogic 4Gb dual port DS4700 San Storage using Storage manager 10 brocade ...
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Forced password change but then hangs forever

We have a Debian 7 server wich disallows SSH root login. Server administration is done by connecting with another account, say user "A", that allows afterwards to switch to root with "su" command. ...
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How to make unattended-upgrades on Debian to not download via certain wifi SSID

I have configured my Debian system to run unattended upgrades as per the relevant Debian Wiki topic. This works fine, except I would like to not download updates when connected through my mobile ...
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Apache2 virtualhost not working (Debian)

I have a local server at home running debian 8. I access this server with its ip address given from the router. Now I wanted to try to work with virtualhosts to make my server a bit better. I created ...
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Apache 2.4 reload fails

My Apache won't reload after doing some changes, in this case after adding a new VHOST via Webmin. It's not the first time it happens, last time I resolved reinstalling Apache, indeed not a ...
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Does using different ports allows for less congestion on server Apache

I have 4 different virtual host running on my server under Apache2. Until now some where listing on port 80 some on 443 and some on custom port like 434. Please disregard SSL issues here. My ...
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Postfix sent mails are bounced or go to spam

I recently tried setting up a mail server to be able to send mail for the websites I host with apache. At first I tried to work with exim but I was overflown with error messages and mails I tried to ...
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How to set up routes and rules at Debian gateway to bypass VPN for certain hosts?

I built my own router running Debian 7, having two NICs: Internal ethernet, eth0: 192.168.42.0/24 External link to VDSL modem, eth1: 10.42.42.42/8 (address arbitrary, just used for PPPoE). I have ...
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I want a user to run bash scripts with sudo [closed]

So this is for a school assignment. I have a working Bind9 and Apache2 server. I've written 3 scripts that make appropriate changes to the configuration files DNS add zone DNS add record HTTP add ...
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Mdadm raid1 says the last drive attached has failed

I have a software raid1 array. Today I found one of the drives failed to sync, and I got this: $ cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md0 : active raid1 sdb1[0] sda1[2](F) 153597312 ...
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How to detect SMTP AUTH attempts in Fail2Ban?

I have a Fail2Ban jail that monitors failed SASL authentications to my Postfix SMTP server. When this occurs, /var/log/mail.log contains these three lines: postfix/smtpd[32591]: connect from ...
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error iptables-restore: unable to initialize table filter

i have Debian 6.0.5 x86_64 on VPS and create file named 'iptables.rules' with following command: *filter -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -d 127.0.0.0/8 ! -i lo -j REJECT --reject-with ...
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I changed my vps port to 21 and now i cannot login as proftpd is installed in it [closed]

While I was trying to change my port to another I didn't knew if i will give port 21 for vps the v-p-s will be locked, now i am not able to log-in in ssh, i can just log-in to proftpd as it is ...
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Newbie: where do i upload Apache modules to?

Forgive such a naive question but I am a web designer performing some maintenance tasks for a new client. I'm relatively new to Apache configuration and the Linux command line. I'd like to install ...
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nginx not passing any requests to rails 2.3 via passenger

I'm upgrading to a new linode with Debian. I installed rvm, ruby enterprise edition, passenger, nginx (via passenger), rails 2.3 lts. My app works with script/server. I got nginx to serve static ...
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Automatically assuming master for several zone files

Now that I'm moving my main server, I'm spending some time refining and simplifying some of its setup, and it has now come to the DNS server (bind 9.9.5 in the new setup). I noticed that in my ...
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How to call ftp script from main script

I'm lookign for a way to create backups from several databases and send result files to server in Debian Linux 6 (Sqeeze) from crontab job There are databases named database1 .. database4 Backup from ...
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Limit access to manager app with ip address, port and password

I try to set up a Remote Address Filter for my Tomcat8. It works so far but I need a little bit extra security. This is what I have: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <Context ...
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I've installed and enabled ufw firewall, and I cannot connect to my server [closed]

I've installed ufw firewall on my little server, with ssh and web services. But, when enabled, the ssh connection lost, and I could neither connect to the hosted web via web browser. What has ...
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Postgresql 9.4 clusters not auto starting on Debian

I have Debian 8.2 x64 and Postgresql 9.4 (from repo). I've recreated default cluster in different location like this: # service postgresql stop # pg_dropcluster 9.4 main # pg_createcluster -d ...
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Does disabling VT-d and interrupt remapping break MSI-X?

So I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 server running Debian Jessie which according to some docs has a faulty chipset: https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7014344 (Intel 5500 rev 13). The provided ...