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Apache FastCGI server connection failure

I have a virtual machine base box for Debian wheezy that I've been using with vagrant for the last few months without any issues, however yesterday when I brought up a new machine and updated/upgraded ...
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PPTP server/client to client communication fails

I have some problems with my PPTP VPN server on Debian 7 x86. I'm mainly using Windows clients to connect to the VPN and this works. The VPN connection from client to server works, because in the ...
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install nginx always gives me SSL_OP_MSIE_SSLV2_RSA_PADDING error

My goal is to install nginx with RTMP module on my Debian server Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64) I try to install it from source as described in many tutorials: ...
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Can't run node.js script on server reboot

I need to listen events on port 3240 and I'm using node.js for that purpose. I need to execute my script with forever tool. I also need to run forever on server reboot. When I run forever glh.js ...
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Create .gitconfig for chrooted users

I have several chrooted users on my server, and I want to install git for specific users. I block at the command : git config --global user.name "user_name" I use this command connected as the ...
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What can I do to prevent BIND from outputting these logs

I recently noticed that BIND has been producing a large amount of logs in /var/syslog relating to one particular server (ezdns) Jun 3 03:29:24 overlook named[6586]: success resolving ...
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Segmentation fault using group add

Today I tried to install a tftp server to setup a PXE server on a virtual machine (powered by VMware ESX 4) for our network to ease server installation. The base installation (Debian 7.5.0 x64) worked ...
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Exim should save the id of a failed message to a database (or at least pipe it to a shell script)

The Setup We are running exim version 4.72 on Debian Squeeze 6 (Squeeze) (LTS). Exim is used for outgoing emails only - it does not handle emails from other servers/domains - it only handles ...
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Kerberos credentials cache dates reported differently in Debian Squeeze and Debian Wheezy

I have two Debian servers which use same LDAP/Kerberos server, but dates in output of klist on them shown in different format - mm/dd/yyyy on squeeze vs dd/mm/yy on wheezy. Looks like they just use ...
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Debian 100% cpu every 30 minutes but not loggable?

I have a Debian 7 x64 machine running with Digital Ocean that has every 30 Minutes a 100% cpu usage for about 1 minute. A couple of days ago it stayed there for a couple of hours so the server finally ...
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Apache resolves all URLs to default

I am using Apache 2.2 on a Debian-based distro. For some reason, all URLs are directed to the default index. No error or anything. That means: example.domain.com goes to domain.com. "example" can be ...
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Remove old logrotate entries

Recently I have removed nginx on my server running Debian Linux and since then, I keep getting the following email every day: root@server:~# tail /var/mail/root Content-Type: text/plain; ...
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E: Package 'libapache2-mod-fastcgi' has no installation candidate — Debian Server

apt-get install libapache2-mod-fastcgi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package libapache2-mod-fastcgi is not available, but is referred to by ...
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Why does debian not set the pam module called pam_limits.so in the file /etc/pam.d/su

I am using debian version 7.4 The /etc/pam.d/su file there does not enable pam_limits.so the snippet is: # Sets up user limits, please uncomment and read /etc/security/limits.conf # to enable ...
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Debian PHP extension installed but still “missing”

I'm trying to install ZeroMQ on my Debian server. As per the instructions, I've installed libzmq-dev with aptitude, and now I'm trying to install the PHP bindings. Here I managed to install pecl, and ...
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How to find out where mystery SPAM scripts are coming from?

I am the datacenter manager at a small ISP and we have been having an issue with mystery scripts sending out SPAM on our server. These PHP scripts will appear mysteriously in /tmp as well as sometimes ...
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Change permission for home directory on debian [duplicate]

My Debian machine is running DirectAdmin and we have build our own CMS. By now, when we create a new website a new folder and user will created down the /home/ directory. As an developer to setup ...
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PhpMyAdmin 500 Internal Server Error on Nginx/php5-fpm/Debian

I downloaded PhpMyAdmin a while ago and am having a hard time getting it to work. Requesting localhost/phpmyadmin gives a 500 Internal Server Error response, but there's nothing in the error log. ...
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VM's Grub menu invisible with XenServer 6.0.2?

I have a dual-boot VM on XenServer 6.0.2 but grub just shows up as a black screen. I can still make a selection and such, but it's just a black screen in the XenServer console. Any ideas on how to ...
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Posftfix - MTA during fwd-connect Negative greeting

I have problem with postfix on Debian Squeezy (Yes. Squeezy). I can't send email, idk why. My postqueue: root@mx-2:~# postqueue -p -Queue ID- --Size-- ----Arrival Time---- -Sender/Recipient------- ...
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OpenSSH server accepts public key then immediately closes the connection without any error message

I am trying to connect to an SSH server I was able to connect to in the past but using different OpenSSH client versions. Starting from a Cygwin OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1g 7 Apr 2014 client, going ...
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Would Windows remove GRUB? [closed]

at this moment I have Debian on my HDD, I want to install MS Windows(will choose which later). So I have GRUB2 installed, and once I install the windows OS will GRUB2 be removed and changed from the ...
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Debian: how to install a 64 bit package using apt?

I am migrating my system to 64 bit and the debian wiki suggests to first debootstrap a 64bit into a directory, then collect all 64bit packages and install them but this doesn't work. To install 64bit ...
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My Debian 7 server lost all saved fingerprints

I am running some snapshots for my daily backups on the server. The backups were broken yesterday and by checking, I noticed that all the remote servers fingerprints were lost and I had to add them ...
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ssh connection to Debian machine hangs when updating firewall rules

I am running a script which updates firewall rules on a Debian machine via SSH as well as other actions. However, after the script runs, my connection just hangs. I am able to close the terminal and ...
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PHP APC cannot increase cache above 32m

apc.shm_size I set it to 128M I have also try 128 (without M) But It always 32M :( /proc/sys/kernal/shmmax is set to 134217728
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firehol simple config doesn't work on Debian 7

I'm trying to set up a very simple firehol setup under a brand new Debian7 server. I only installed ssh and sudo before this Installed firehol with sudo apt-get install firehol Changed the config ...
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(initscripts) Execute a command, if the command does not complete in 10 seconds, run another

On (Debian) Linux I want to: Execute a command. If the command doesn't complete in 10 seconds, kill it and try another command. The use-case is: I have a daemon service which I would like to shut ...
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Apache mod_rewrite redirecting to base URL

I'm busy migrating a production codeigniter project to a new server. The current setup has been working fine for almost a year now but while moving to the new LAMP stack I'm running into a weird ...
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Finding the origin of a package not from an official repository?

I have couchdb 1.1.0-1 install on Debian Squeeze. According to debian this is not one of their official versions. So I tried: apt-cache policy couchdb couchdb: Installed: 1.1.0-1 Candidate: ...
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How to get the released package's .dsc file the Debian way?

DSCURL="$(wget -qO- "https://packages.debian.org/${SUITE}/${PKG}" \ | grep -o 'http.*\.dsc">\[' | cut -d'"' -f1)" [ -z "$DSCURL" ] && die 2 "no .dsc" dget ${ALLOW_UNAUTH} -x "$DSCURL" ...
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Tomcat memory allocation removed by automatic updates

I'm hosting quite a few servers, for customers and for our own usage. All these servers run Debian Stable. All of the servers are virtual servers. This is for the eventuality that an automatic update ...
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Running dist-upgrade fails on installation of 'startpar'

I'm trying to run dist-upgrade on Debian 6 but it fails on installation of startpar with: dpkg: considering deconfiguration of sysvinit-utils, which would be broken by installation of startpar ... ...
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Easily spoof lsb_release output for different versions

I’m often rebuilding software packages (mostly Debian) for older versions (of both Debian and Ubuntu, including oldoldstable). Some of these packages use the lsb_release command to figure out the ...
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dpkg not able to delete a symbolic link

I have the following postint script in the dpkg package: rm -f /SOMEDIRECTORY/current ln -s /SOMEDIRECTORY/releases/RELEASESHA /SOMEDIRECTORY/current ln -s /SOMEDIRECTORY/shared/config/config.json ...
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Accessing internal network addresses remotely through squid proxy on debian

My objective is to allow clients over the internet to connect to a squid proxy server, provide a username and password, and then access several http servers on the internal network that the server is ...
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On a Debian 7.5 rc.local won't be run at boot

I am struggling to figure out why rc.local won't be executed at boot time. The file itself is executable, it is called from /etc/rc2.d Also the file when from command line won't return any errors. Any ...
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How to read mcelog output? [closed]

I am trying to make sense from the following error generated by mcelog: $ sudo mcelog --dmi --ascii < /var/log/mcelog WARNING: with --dmi mcelog --ascii must run on the same machine with the ...
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Is Docker production ready? [closed]

I will set up a new server for a client. I have done this 100 times and I need a new system to make it. My old system is a big lib with self made scripts so I need 20 minutes for a server. I checked ...
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Mediawiki does not run for the first time

I'm trying to install Mediawiki 1.22.6 into a subdirectory /wiki/ of apache document root directory, which contains some other directories. When I try to open http://example.com/wiki or ...
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nginx proxy_pass directive acting up on OSX?

I have the following lines in my nginx.conf on my Mac: location /addPat { resolver 8.8.8.8; proxy_pass http://some_url:8080$request_uri; proxy_http_version ...
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No output from remote Debian server

When I login to my Debian server over SSH, it "freezes": in interactive mode, I don't get the prompt, if I say ssh server 'ls', nothing happens. I can, hovewer, use Bash built-ins, for example ssh ...
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pxelinux from existing system?

I have setup a pxe server with tftp, it works using a debian installer. http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/478 Now I don't want an installer but a system, that already exists (on usb). ...
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Debian server does not get to grub on boot (possible raid issue)

First a bit of backstory. I'm working at a small business that runs their own web/mail/file server. The server is running on Debian lenny and I have been trying to update it, I ran into a problem with ...
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Mirroring apt repository over ssh

We have a apt repository running to distribute upgrades for our software. The repository is accessed over ssh and a public key authentication: deb ssh://repo.server.com/dist stable As the download ...
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Hiding linux kernel messages from console

I have a machine running a custom build of Linux kernel 3.2.12-rt based on Debian Squeeze. I'm getting kernel messages printed to the console. I don't want it to do that. I know why it's doing ...
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NTFS corrupts by using Windows 2008 R2 share with Debian iSCSI Target

I'm currently using a Debian Wheezy server with a iSCSI block target "lun0". This target is mounted on my Windows 2008 R2 machine and formated using NTFS. The device is mounted as "D:\DATA" and shared ...
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Network dropouts on Debian 5, how to find a cause

It is a tower server machine located in datacenter. I have complete access to the machine. I'm experiencing short dropouts, usually under 10 minutes a couple times a week or so. Unfortunately, last ...
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ps / top crash on call with Signal 11 SEGV

since some days i have a weird issue using ps and top. Each time i try to call them via script or command line, they crash with "Signal 11 (SEGV)" and i didn't manage to repair that. I dont even know, ...
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I/O Errors but no smart or ZFS errors

I'm having trouble to identify a problem for a friend of my. He is running ZFS on Linux with the Debian distribution. We are getting these entries into the dmesg. [273044.834151] mpt2sas0: ...