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Accidently created a partion table (GParted)

I've been tinkering with the Debian side of my dual boot XP/Linux system. Whilst trying to mount a drive so I get get at the .deb wireless files on my external hard drive, (using Gparted) I managed ...
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Debian-based local fileserver in a mixed-OS environment?

I'd like to build a Debian-based server that will take out our old Infrant ReadyNAS? I am somewhat familiar with Debian but as far as here my knowledge was limited to typical LAMP-needs. My initial ...
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Can netatalk be configured to adhere to ACL's?

Is is possible, and if so how, to configure Netatalk to respect ACL's? I'm running Debian Lenny, with the ACL packaged installed. ACL's work great using SSH, which is why I started using it. But, if ...
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Access Control Lists in Debian Lenny

So, for my clients to who have sites hosted on my server, I create user accounts, with standard home folders inside /home. I setup an SSH jail for all the collective users, because I really am ...
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Ruby testing on stable debian server

I've a dedicated debian 5.0 server, which runs the "stable" tree. Now I want to install [testing] ruby 1.8.7 - but my system isnt configured for installing testing packages via apt-get. How can I do ...
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Mac OS X clients cannot see extended ACLs through samba or netatalk on a debian server

I have set up a debian box as a replacement for an old windows server for my company's central file repository. I am using acl enabled ext3 filesystem. We need to be able to use extended access ...
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Oracle Database character set issue with the audit tables on Debian

I've got Oracle XE installed on Debian linux and the character set is configured to AL32UTF8. There are several client applications that connects to a database from Windows with the different locales ...
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Possible reasons for extremely low RAM usage on a debian 7 VPS

After a fresh install of a debian VPS, my system shows very low memory being used. I am not sure if this is even a issue. But according to 'free -m' My system is using only 21MB of RAM ...
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Debian preseed.cfg - Language not set

I'm trying to write a preseed.cfg which should be used for a full automated installation of Debian wheezy. For some reasons the installer is still asking to select a lanugage even if I set this in my ...
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TFTP (for PXE purposes) Server running Debian, problems with Samba

The way my network works, is my DHCP server (pfSense) is on another server at 192.168.1.1. My Mac server is at 192.168.1.2, and my TFTP server (latest version of Debian) is at 192.168.1.3. I've ...
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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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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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Server crashes with “huge task timeout”

First things first, I've read a lot about the "huge task timeout" kernel panic and know that this often happens if the server is out of resources. Error messages which appear only in the VNC console ...
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Stop Outbound SYN Scan

Hello I run a VPN company, and recently my host has been sending me these complaints that are likely coming from a user. I am not sure how to identify the user, if I could just do that I wouldn't ...
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start-stop-daemon not working as expected

I can't figure out why start-stop-daemon is not running the script below. What am I doing wrong? start-stop-daemon reports that it will start node when using the --test flag, but when I actually run ...
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Possible to have FQDN in Debian Logfiles?

Is it possible to have instead the hostname the fqdn inside debian log files? Example: Now its: Mar 2 18:00:12 www rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="5.8.11" x-pid="2442" ...
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Why some apt-get and aptitude installations remove some programs?

I wanted to install wireshark, and I went to Installing wireshark So I just typed on terminal aptitude install wireshark and before it install wireshark, it removed 251 programs, and I don't have ...
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Using DeamonPortOptions to fix DKIM signing with genericstable masquerading

I'm sending mails from my debian server with sendmail. I want to be able to send mail with multiple domains using masquerading with genericstable. I am signing the mails with OpenDKIM but because ...
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Debian: how can I know if reboot is required after update?

I have 4 servers with Debian Wheezy OS. I have Apticron installed that informs me about updates. Debian updates are realized so often that when I finish to update the last of 4 servers I get new email ...
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Routing with multiple NICs on debian

I have a machine with two NICs on different network segments, I've set up routing for the different segments. It works if I run all the routing commands manually, but I can't get it to work when ...
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Slow download big static files from nginx

I'm using debian 7 x64 in vmware-esxi virtualization. Max download per client is 1mb/s and nginx no use more than 50mbps together and my question is what may cause so slow transfers? server ...
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unable to remove nameserver from resolv.conf (originally an postfix/policyd-weight error message)

I'm using postfix on my Debian (wheezy) server and have it configured to use policyd-weight as follows in the main.cf file: smtpd_recipient_restrictions = reject_non_fqdn_recipient, ...
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SSH key login not working

i am having some problems logging in to one server to SSH via a key this is the client output: ssh 'importer@pdwhost.iwillkeepthis2.me' -p 2201 -v OpenSSH_6.0p1 Debian-4, OpenSSL 1.0.1e 11 Feb 2013 ...
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Force libvirt to pass always the same device number to the guest on USB device reconnection

I have a HP plotter connected with a USB cable to a debian server through a USB hub. On the server there is a virtualized Windows XP. Everytime I reboot the plotter a different device number is ...
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Install grub on mounted kvm image?

I am trying to mount a KVM image on the host machine in order to fix a grub issue however seem to be going wrong somewhere. I have tried the following steps: mount -o loop,offset=32256 ...
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Joomla behind caching server with SSL

I'm having trouble getting a cache system to work with Joomla 3.x. This is especially a problem since the server should enforce HTTPS/TLS-connections. The Joomla system runs on Apache2 on Debian ...
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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute * python

I am struggling with compiling python 2.7.9 from source and have been advised to ask this question here. While installing python 2.7.9 following the steps described here the following errors ...
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Debian KVM Host, Debian guests : where full-disk encryption should be done?

I have a host under Debian Wheezy, running qemu/KVM. I want to have all my guests fully-encrypted. I can see to possibilities : - Either I encrypt the LVM Volume using dm-crypt (cryptsetup) and use ...
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Setting the MemoryLimit of a user-created systemd scope using cgroups as user

Related: LImiting overall memory usage for child processes Is there a way for an unprivileged user, or for root to allow an unprivileged user, to create a systemd scope (or other control group ...
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Debian 7: HA NAS with pacemaker, drbd and iSCSI

I currently am trying to make a highly available NAS under debian 7. I am using following packages: drbd8-utils iscsitarget iscsitarget-dkms pacemaker corosync ...
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systemd upgrade frozen on “removing any startup links for /etc/init.d/udev-mtab”

I am having an issue upgrading my VPS which runs latest Debian, I decided to switch to testing branch to be able to use OpenSSH 6.7 (the current stable branch only brings 6.0 which lacks many ciphers ...
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How to have resolvconf -u not put 127.0.01 in resolv.conf

I have an Ubuntu server running Bind9, which does not do recursion. I also don't want to use it for any kind of local DNS, because it may not reflect what the outside world sees (getting stale ...
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MongoDB: insert operation fails but disk is free

I've seen the strange behavior of my server and first of all I looked at log file /var/log/mongodb/mongodb.log. There I saw the next lines: Wed Jan 7 16:33:31 [FileAllocator] allocating new datafile ...
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Etherpad-Lite - Something bad happened

I installed etherpad-lite on Debian 7 - I also configured NPM and Node.js, but if I try to open etherpad, I'm getting this error: { "error": "Sorry, something bad happened!" } On the console ...
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Debian d-i preseed partman tmpfs

I am trying to create automatic provisioning of my servers using pxeboot and netinstall. Everything works ok (RAID, LVM, ...), but I would need to create tmpfs for some directories. I would like to ...
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debian unable to automount partition at boot

I have a single usb drive connected to my server, and I am unable to get it to automount at boot time. If I manually execute mount -a it mounts correctly. my fstab is as follows: proc ...
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Regular Debian server-maintenance through package updates

We're hosting multiple Websites with different Content Management Systems, also with different Versions. There are multiple Debian servers running on one esxi. I want to introduce a Windows-like ...
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Remote system's filesystem disappeared after “mdadm --grow 2 /dev/md0”?

Yesterday, I added a second 500GB hard drive to a system. This system was installed as a RAID-1 system with only one drive, because I didnt have the other one on hand. After finally adding the second ...
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Issues with quagga and zebra in virtual machine

I'm trying to use quagga and zebra in a virtual machine with debian. I installed and configured quagga, the deamon file and configured the zebra.conf file. When I try to start quagga (service quagga ...
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OpenVPN ignoring openvpn.conf, throws unrecognized or missing option

I set up openVPN on Debian, but can't start the service. [FAIL] Starting virtual private network daemon: openvpn failed! Syslog says Options error: Unrecognized option or missing parameter(s) in ...
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Xen 4.4 mixed routed/bridged network vm does not work

I have updated one of my servers from Xen 4.1.4 (Debian squeeze) to Xen 4.4.1 (Debian jessie). As xend/xm is deprecated I would like to use the xl tool kit with Xen 4.4.1. But now I have issues with ...
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Is it overkill to use Ganglia and Nagios for one server? [closed]

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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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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systemd user units and debian wheezy

I'm running a debian wheezy server and switched to systemd by installing systemd-sysv. So far everything works as before. Now I want to allow users to run/ manage their own units/ daemons with ...
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Can no longer add VMs on Xen/DRBD/Pacemaker Cluster

OS: Debian 7.3 & 7.6 Problem: Every attempt to manipulate (create, migrate or even list) the VM's with virsh causes this "Failed to get host power capabilities" warning. I manage a standalone ...
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Varnish 4 Working Config (optimized) for Wordpress (default.vcl)

I have successfully set up varnish 4 on my nginx 1.6.2 it is working but as per the test on http://www.isvarnishworking.com/ it shows Varnish appears to be responding at that url, but the ...
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Is it possible to configure ECDHE-ECDSA with mod_gnutls and Apache 2?

I'm trying to configure my Debian box with mod_gnutls implementation (for sake of SNI), to achieve best possible results in TLSv1.0/1.1/1.2 (disregarding both SSL2 and SSL3) However it seems to me, ...
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libc/libcstdc++ issue - GLIBC_2.18 not found

After some package update on my Debian (Sid) machine I started to experience errors like: Error message from server: ERROR: could not load library "/usr/lib/postgresql/9.1/lib/postgis-1.5.so": ...
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To write in mdadm.conf in initramfs prompt doesn"t not save changes after reboot

I made a mistake with my mdadm.conf with my debian backup server. I used this command : mdadm --detail --scan --verbose >> /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf to add a raid5 (it works great). By using ...
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Apache - disable file preprocessing

Apache tries parse my *.tpl files (which contain js/html – underscore templates). This is somethings I don't need at all. So if I rename file to *.html, content is returned as is, and if that very ...