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Stopping svn-autoreleasedeb

How can you stop the program? My auth.log has regularly similar entries as follows Jan 2 03:15:01 lumi CRON[28939]: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user svn-autoreleasedeb by (uid=0) Jan ...
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How to configure ssh access for an unattended linux-distro ISO image for local development env similar to accessing cloud service VM instances?

I configured Packer to build unattended ISO installs of various Debian-derived distros to VMware fusion. As I configure the VMs manually for ssh access, it times out and the build artifacts created ...
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Overriding parts of a webapp's web.xml in Tomcat (eg manager application max file upload size)

I am running the Tomcat manager application via a Debian package (tomcat8-admin), which deploys the webapp from /usr/share/tomcat8-admin/manager. We ran into a problem hitting the maximum upload size ...
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Why is port 443 (but not port 80) being exposed to nmap when iptables is configured to drop the traffic?

A Debian box is running web services on ports 80 and 443 and iptables is configured to allow web traffic only from white listed ip addresses. A second Debian box (that is not white listed) is using ...
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Create new subnet over existing subnet

I have three servers that currently have ips 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2, and 192.168.1.3. They can see each other and talk to each other. I would like to create a second subnet, on top of the ...
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update grub2 without hardware access (e.g. in a chroot)?

I'm writing a script that takes a master KVM image, converts it to VDI, makes a few changes to it, and offers it up for download. I need to update the kernel boot parameters for some of the newly ...
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How do I provide dpkg configuration parameters to aptitude or apt-get?

When installing gitolite I find that: # aptitude install gitolite The following NEW packages will be installed: gitolite 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 29 not upgraded. ...
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Port 3306 for MySQL closed

It seems that the port 3306 for remote MySQL access is closed on my server. In /etc/mysql/my.cnf I changed the bind-address setting to my remote IP already and restarted the server. A nmap scan of ...
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How to find out where mystery SPAM scripts are coming from? [duplicate]

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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How to deploy single OpenVPN server instance with multiple unique “--config server*.conf” profiles?

How to deploy Single OpenVPN server instance with Multiple unique --config server*.conf profiles as service start|restart parameter ? Would you please share any tips to run one single Openvpn server ...
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nginx 502 bad gateway - fastcgi not listening? (Debian 5)

I have experience with nginx but it's always been pre-installed for me (via VPS.net pre-configured image). I really like what it does for me, and now I'm trying to install it on my own server with ...
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Internet access on debian using external gateway

I've checked online for a solution to this but not having any joy, i'm sure it's pretty simple to fix as well. I did find http://serverfault.com/questions/ask?title=debian%20private%20gateway which I ...
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iptables can't NAT multiple IP addresses

I have a server with two network adaptors: eth0 and eth1. This server is running two distinct https webservers: One is listening on eth0 (172.29.49.112:8443) The other is listening on eth1 ...
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sendmail/exim4 two servers one is send-only

We have the following setup: One web-server on Debian with PHP on the main domain, that can send emails, but must not receive. It has exim4 installed. Let's call it example.com One mail server on ...
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apt sources.list ssh:// with custom port

I've setup my own repository which I want to use SSH as the protocol. I managed to get everything working with an SSH key using port 22. Now, I would like to change the SSH port. I've already changed ...
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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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Kernel panic under DDOS

I'm running a Debian 6 - 64bit system (Kernel 2.6.32-5-amd64) and often get flooded with DDOS. I have tuned the network parameters under /etc/sysctl.conf to not let any kernel parameter overflow. ...
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Why is Apache directing me to /defaultsite?

I've never had this problem before, but I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong. I just set up another virtual host on Debian with Apache, and I'm trying to get it directed to the MediaWiki ...
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PostgreSQL - SQLSTATE[22007]

I have a box running Debian Wheezy, It is only used to operate Airtime (Icecast, LiquidSoap) It was working fine, after loading some more data into folders and editing WATCHED FOLDERS, I am getting an ...
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Uwsgi configuration - No module called site

I am trying to get uwsgi working in combination with nginx for a flask application. This is UWSGI ini file: [uwsgi] socket = 127.0.0.1:8001 processes = 4 module = run:manager virtualenv = ...
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Linux Malware Detection Monitoring: Clean files after hit

I'm using LMD ("Maldet") for scanning a web server with different projects. For this purpose I'm using the inotify-monitoring. Well, the inotify-log shows, that the modified files are noticed, but I ...
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Logging traffic in a file? [closed]

today I'm looking for a tool that allows me to log any traffic that goes in and out. It would be perfect if it would store that data in text files on the server. Does anyone have a tool like this? ...
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What's correct catalina_base path for Tomcat installed from the package?

I've the following manifest to configure Tomcat to use 8983 port instead: include java class { 'tomcat': install_from_source => false } tomcat::instance {'default': package_name => 'tomcat7'} ...
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Debian Jessie Hyper-V 2012 - ksoftirqd using lots of CPU time

I have a Debian VM running which uses quite a bit of CPU time in ksoftirqd. I have other servers running Ubuntu (both 12.04/14.04) that do not have this same issue at all and may have to migrate back ...
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Ebtables to setup forwarding and nat

I would like to use ebtables to perform the following 2 things without using bridge-utils SCENARIO I: I would like to forward all the packets received from eth0 interface onto the eth1 interface. ...
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Debian Linux Bridge Mode not forwarding

I am trying to bridge lan adaptor eth0 with the eth1 interface exposed by sierra wireless lte modem. When i create a bridge using the following commands brctl addbr br0 brctl addif br0 eth0 eth1 then ...
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Securely wipe a headless remote linux server

I'm about to terminate my relationship with my hosting provider of many years, but I'd like to securely wipe the box before I do. This is a dedicated server running Debian on a single EXT3 drive and ...
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docker.io package reports missing only on EC2

I'm trying to install Docker on a Debian Jessie EC2 image. Specifically, I'm using this AMI: https://wiki.debian.org/Cloud/AmazonEC2Image/Jessie. On a locally running Debian machine sudo apt-get ...
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Can't SSH into Amazon EC2

This is my first Amazon EC2 instance but I'm having a hard time and google can't help me out. These are the steps I have taken: Generate a keypair called aws Download aws.pem and put in my ...
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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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Tomcat 7.0 Clustering FarmWarDeployer Not working

I'm currently working on a Tomcat Cluster for Q&A, but unfortunatly, it seems that the auto deploy of a war across this cluster is not working at all. I know the cluster is working perfectly ...
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smbpasswd: Failed to add entry for user

tl;dr Assuming a basic (but functioning) LDAP/PAM configuration, how come smbpasswd fails with this error message when I try to add an existing UNIX/LDAP user to Samba? I have a basic, but working ...
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“www.mydomain.com” reachable, “subdomain.mydomain.com” is not

I have an Amazon EC2 Debian instance running NGINX. I can reach "www.mydomain.com" just fine. however, despite modifying the web server (NGINX) configuration to support "subdomain.mydomain.com" -- ...
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What's the simplest way of installing Tomcat7 via Puppet with dependencies?

I'm trying to build the simple Puppet recipe as below: package { 'openjdk-7-jre-headless' : ensure => installed, } package { 'tomcat7-common' : ensure => installed, } package { ...
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Debian - apt-get - Depends: php5-mysql but it is not going to be installed

We needed php5-mysqlnd and thus php5-mysql got removed and now a package has unmet dependencies whenever we want to install something with apt-get. How or where can I edit the dependencies to get rid ...
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Compiling cyrus-imapd

When I run the make of cyrus-imapd-2.4.17-caldav-beta9 get the following error: In file included from httpd.c:68:0: httpd.h:48:25: fatal error: libxml/tree.h: No such file or directory compilation ...
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Debian diffence between kernels [closed]

Debian Wheezy installer What's the difference between the first and the second kernel?
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Pros and cons of installing php 5.6 and mysql 5.6 on debian 7 wheezy

I was setting up a VPS server for my client and we had talked that I would install the last stable versions of the programs. Now, in Debian 7 wheezy by default php 5.4 and mysql 5.5 are available. I ...
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Issues sending and receiving mail, Dovecot, Postfix etc

I have been trying to fix my mail server for 3 days now. I'm not really new to Debian and Apache and such but I am new to Dovecot and Postfix. At this point I have set up the virtual users and the ...
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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, 6rd tunnel, and connection troubles

Long story short, I am having issues with IPv6 using a 6rd tunnel with my ISP, Charter Business. They offer a 6rd tunnel that I think I have properly set up, but the server doesn’t reply to every IPv6 ...
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Multicast on mGRE tunnels in Debian not working

I'm trying to setup multipoint GRE tunnels within 4 debian-based servers geographically distributed. Network configured, and hosts can see ping or ssh to each other by local IP. But I cannot get ...
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“eth0: link up” kernel panick on debian - DDoS attack or soft / device issue

A few hours ago my dedicated machine in Hetzner went down. I was thinking what that was DDoS attack, or Hetzner network problem. But my other machine was working fine. So i loggined into Hetzner and ...
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Is it possible to reboot a Linux OS without rebooting the hardware?

Is there a way to reboot a Linux system (Debian in particular) without rebooting the hardware? I have a RAID controller that takes a bit to get itself running before the OS starts up, and I would ...
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What shell is used by cron?

cron runs shell commands from crontabs. But having just got caught out by the differences between zsh and bash, I'm now concerned that I don't know which shell cron uses to interpret crontab ...
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openswan initiating from wrong IP, but answers with the right one

I'm running a Debian 7.8 openswan 1:2.6.37-3+deb7u1 server with one external interface, but many different aliases : inet xxx.xxx.xxx.94/24 brd xxx.xxx.xxx.255 scope global eth1 inet ...
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How can I configure multiple tap interfaces for a single KVM virtual machine

I am trying to setup a VM using Linux KVM for a F5 BIG-IP VE deployment (used in a lab) ...
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Avantfax doesn't save archive in db

I have an avantfax server with hylafax with debian 7.8 and avantfax 3.3.3 When I send a fax, it appear in Outbox. However, avantfax doesn't archive anything and nothing was save in mysql. Can you ...
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Issues with connecting to OPENVPN

I am trying to configure Mullvad on openVPN - Debian I have followed their online tutorial - Install OpenVPN and resolvconf (sudo apt-get install openvpn resolvconf) Extract the configuration files ...
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Allow access to vpn users in certain directory

My users connect to a vpn network and i want to offer them a webservice, but limiting the access only through their vpn ips. I got this so far # ALLOW USER BY IP <Limit GET POST> order ...