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Adapting Debian Sarge installation instructions (sources list) for Debian Squeeze?

I'm pretty new to sysadmin, and I'm trying to install the UltraMonkey load-balancer on Debian 6.0 - Squeeze. The installation instructions for Debian Sarge say to edit sources.list: deb ...
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Debian 6 installation - unable to partition/mount with an Intel Raid Controller (readonly)

I'm trying to install a Debian 6 (newest version) on a Server which has 2 RAIDs. First RAID is configured on an Intel controller and is a simple RAID 1 with 3 partitions (swap, /, and a special data ...
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Debian/kFreeBSD using ACLs on ZFS

How can I use ACLs on a ZFS filesystem under Debian/kFreeBSD? uname -a GNU/kFreeBSD foo1 8.2-1-amd64 #0 Thu Oct 27 20:48:27 UTC 2011 x86_64 amd64 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3220 @ 2.40GHz GNU/kFreeBSD ...
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Debian Samba server reports free size of root drive, not all drives

I am running a Samba server on a Debian box. It works fine; Windows can read and write to it just fine, but there's one issue. The folder I'm sharing over Samba (/var/samba) is stored on my main ...
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Network driver updated - linux still loading the old driver version

I recently updated the bnx2 network driver of one server. If I display infomations about the module, it shows me correctly the new version, 2.0.23b. modinfo bnx2 filename: ...
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Stop an unstoppable openvz container

I have an openvz container that is NOT stopping with the standard vz tools. How can I kill it? I tried a VZ destory but that wont work. Thanks
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Test PHP script load on Debian server

Anyone maybe know is there Linux (debian) tool for testing PHP application performance? I want to check in witch places my PHP/MySQL script need optimization.
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How to find out in a shellscript if upgrades are available after an apt-get update

I have a script that executes apt-get update on several servers and I have to find out whether there are upgrades available or not in order to schedule apt-get upgrades etc... Looking at the docs ...
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NFS Common Utilities fails to start

I created a virtual machine and installed Debian 6 on it, and then copied the hard drive to be used by another virtual machine. For the newly copied virtual machine, I changed the IP address, hostname ...
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Booting root filesystem on LVM

I can't seem to make this work (or find info on the internet on the issue). Are there any additional settings when creating initramfs with the root filesystem on lvm? This should be the settup: ...
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Logging on Debian (squeeze) broken

I just noticed that the logging system is broken on my debian machine, syslog is empty and nothing is begin added into the syslog. I need to fix this, but where do I start ? What would cause this ...
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Warnings about partition tables on /dev/md? during preseed installation. (Debian Lenny)

I'm setting up an environment to install many Lenny machines at once and I need to avoid any dialog with the process, corner cases aside. One thing that consistently troubles me is that after my ...
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Debian: Unable to connect to ssh with a user I just created

I've a debian 6 installed on a server. I installed ingres on this server, which runs now with the user "ingres", I want to connect to ssh with the ingres user(for many reason, one of them is that ...
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SSH executed from Perl get SIGSTOP instantly

I have some perl script which executes some commands on remote gerrit server via SSH. It's running on a Debian lenny virtual machin. During several monthes it was executed in the following way: ...
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Debian install netbeans - “No protocol specified”

When trying to run the netbeans shell installer, it gives me an error. ./netbeans-7.0.1-m1-php-linux.sh Configuring the installer... Searching for JVM on the system... Extracting installation data... ...
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Fstab mounting fails at boot, but succeeds when invoked manually

Background On our development/backup server at my company we have 4 drives which are setup using software Raid 1, like this: Raid 1 (system disk): 2 x 320 GB Raid 1 (store/backup disk): 2 x 2 TB ...
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Debian Squeeze locale settings

I have a problem with a slightly customised Debian image that I'm trying to do some headless work on. The problem is that the installed locales list has been reduced to this: C en_GB en_GB.iso88591 ...
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Is this a valid IPtables command?

I have to add redirect rules for several thousand IP ranges but I am complete newbie when it comes to IP tables and want to make sure I got this right.. iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -m ...
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Preventing phpMyAdmin access from a limited set of IP's

How can I limit the access to phpMyAdmin from only specific IP addresses ? I want phpMyAdmin, which is hosted on a data center to be accessible only from the IP range in my office. LAMP and phpMyAdmin ...
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Physical Debian to VMWare: vmware-converter, dd-image or otherwise?

we have two debian Lenny production machines, both running larger commercial websites. Now these machines need to be moved, and in the process, they need to be virtualized to VMWare ESX. If you ...
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Memory usage on debian webserver keeps going up [duplicate]

my webserver is running apache 1.3.x for a PHP application, along with mysql on the same machine. Most of the time it runs fine, CPU usage still with nice margin, but somehow memory usage keeps ...
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Hudson Mercurial checkout throws exception on Debian

I'm trying to configure Hudson to checkout my site's sources from Mercurial but it throws an exception. The /var/lib/hudson/jobs/jobname directory does exist, and I can create a workspace directory in ...
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How to find out, why a server hangs, but is still reachable with ping

One of my servers, which runs in a german data center "hangs" every night, but i cant find out why. No errors are found in the /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog. The server responds to ping, but ...
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Is running my Unreal Tournament server like this slower than it has to be?

Unreal Tournament 2004 is an old game, and it does not run on a new server. I was said to run the server like this. LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/archive/gcc3 ./ucc-bin server ...
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get list of php files consuming resources

Does there exist a way to output a list of currently executing PHP files, in Apache in debian? (and if it is possible, also listing the resources used by that instance). We are having some ...
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What are ANY-user and information_schema on MySQL Server?

I have a few servers that still seem to have the default ANY-user and information_schema. I would delete it, but they are production servers. It seems very worrisome to me What is this Any user ...
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sshd wont start at boot

I just installed Debian 6, after reboot sshd stopped responding. I put the default config file but it not help. In the logs (/var/log/auth,syslog) no errors. I think the problem is that sshd not ...
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fail2ban on Ubuntu (defaults okay?)

I run an Ubuntu-based web-server (LAMP) and have installed fail2ban. Does it have sensible defaults to restrict malicious activity via SSH and any LAMP ports out-of-the-box? Or, does it need to be ...
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ProFTPd Multiple MySQL databases

I need ProFTPd to connect to few databases/tables and authorize users by data from them. I have ftp login data in db/tables: db1 / ftp db2 / ftp db2 / users db2 / ftp_vip db3 ...
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sudo: pam_limits(sudo:session): Unknown kernel rlimit 'Max realtime timeout' ignored

My debian box keep getting logs like those and logcheck keeps emailing me them. CRON[31443]: pam_limits(cron:session): Unknown kernel rlimit 'Max realtime timeout' ignored sudo: ...
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Can't see webpage on Apache

I'm trying to view a webapp whose folder is in "/var/www/myapp", but Apache2 server sends me a HTTP/1.0 500 Internal Server Error. I have an index, Htm, and a phpinfo() in "/var/www" and it works ...
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Quick Debian server bootstrap using custom built .deb files

I need a reliable way to bootstrap new Debian servers with customly pre-built software. For example, I need to have a specific version of PHP built from sources with optimized options, nginx, Percona ...
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Use Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) packages on Debian 5.0 (Lenny) instalation

Currently I have installed Debian Lenny on virtualized server provided by my local ISP. I can't upgrade it, can configure it however I want, to Squeeze but I need newest package versions provided by ...
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Problem with mysql (mariadb) crash

An hour ago I noticed that the mysql (mariadb 5.2.5) server is not running on my debian VPS. So I immediately ran "/etc/init.d/mysql restart" and it started just fine. Here's what the daemon log says ...
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debian dependencies (libssl-dev and libncurses5)

I'm trying to install under RVM the Ruby Enterpise (REE) under debian My debian is squeeze (uname -r) 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5.028stab070.14xen i did try to install ree but it complains that it is ...
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Debain FTP server software, which one supports my setup?

Im looking for some FTP server software for Debain 6.0 Squeeze that can support the following: Username/password from MySQL. Separates each user login into its own directory. In the users directory, ...
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Packet loss between Broadcom NetXreme NIC's on different hosts

I've got any interesting problem where I am getting packet loss between multiple servers in the same network. This is happening to about 15 hosts but I'll condense it to just three below. Firstly ...
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debian: creating user with password with one command

I need to create a user with password in a shell script, but passwd wants me to enter the password twice. Is there a way to create a user with password in one command?
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Debian - Upgrade cpp-4.3 to cpp-4.4

I have Debian Squeeze and I have cpp-4.3 which sits on it: I want to know if I can remove cpp-4.3 and others and install something like cpp-4.4 or higher. And why does aptitude does not upgrade ...
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Fresh Debian Squeeze (6) Installation - Very High Ram Usage

We've got a new server provisioned, and are experiencing high ram usage, without information on the usage in either htop / top nor in a python memory script found ...
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Debian Squeeze and RAID firmware after kernel update

I've installed Debian Squeeze on my server several days ago. During install process installer asked me to provide USB flash drive with firmware aic94xx-seq.fw (file disappeared likely due to ...
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Xen - Centralized logon for all domU's

I'm part of a small business who is curently renting a dedicated server running Xen (Debian) with 4 Debian guests. Dom0 = eon DomU-1 = fry - build server DomU-2 = get - development env DomU-3 = hal - ...
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useradd won't work correctly on Debian Squeeze

system: Debian-60-squeeze-64-LAMP 2.6.32-5-amd64 As root I create a user in an ssh-console: useradd -m -G users myuser passwd myuser xxxxxx xxxxxx su myuser or after login via ssh I get: ...
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Postfix connect timing out remotely, working fine locally

Running Postfix on Debian I cannot connect to send mail any more. It worked until approximately a week ago. I do not recall touching the configuration of the server during that time, which makes it ...
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Debian server: “sa-learn” process slows system down dramatically

On one of our debian squeeze servers, we use a setup of postfix + amavis + dovecot as mailserver. Spamassassin is part of amavis. Once a day, the process "sa-learn" is started. It is part of ...
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How to detect, if a virtual machine has changed in OpenVZ?

I want to backup my virtual machines (all Debian) with a cronjob. As the backups per machine can be pretty huge I only want to backup the system with its configuration itself (leaving out the ...
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Install Ruby gems via gems or using apt-get on Debian

I would like to install gitorious on my Debian squeeze server. For doing so I have to install some gems like the ruby database driver for MySQL. I have the choice of using a Debian package and ...
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A-record redirect and apache virtualhost

Someone redirected his domains A-record to my server. Is there any specific config in virtualhosts? or I can use this like a full domain? (Debian Lenny)
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Is apt-pinning considered bad practice? If so, why?

A few of my colleagues and I were discussing ways to maintain older versions of PHP (mostly 5.2.x) on newer Ubuntu releases. Being that the only versions in the repositories on 10.04+ are 5.3.x, the ...
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debian package manager.. php version: 5.3.3-7

I installed apache2 and php with apt-get. But if i check which version did it install on packet manager it's 5.3.3-7 Can you tell me what 3-7 mean? Last version of php is 5.3.5. Thanks