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Seafile Server on Debian with sqlite + apache - fastcgi: connection timeout, incompelte headers

Introduction: I am trying to set up an Seafile server on my Local Network(later reachable by portforwarding through router). I followed the official manual but couldn't get it to work with Apache. It ...
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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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Read/parse mail.log to make easier debugging

I need to go through the mail.log and filter out a few emails that have been causing problems and wondered if there is anyway to make my life easier. Is there anyway to parse the mail.log to make it ...
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IPv6 connection dropping on Debian 7

EDIT: I've tried something different based on searching around. This is now my /etc/network/interfaces: # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate ...
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Prevent mail being marked as spam

This is a canonical question about avoiding outgoing mail being classified as spam. I'm wondering how to prevent my emails from my site being marked as spam? I'm using sendmail. I'm trying to ...
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Which version of debian distro shall I install to my server? [closed]

This is my first time installing debian, aswell as my first experience touching a server machine. I want to install debian to my server, what version of debian shall I install ? Between ...
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use PHP over FastCGI instead of mod_php

I have a debian wheezy server with apache. Generally I want to use PHP as a apache-module. But on some virtual hosts I want to use PHP over FastCGI instead of mod_php. How can I switch off mod_php on ...
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Confused about Linux Hostname, DNS Hostnames and FQDN Hostname

This might sound stupid and basic to some of you, but I am still so confused about this even after reading numerous sources on the net. My questions still unclear are: Is the Hostname in machine ...
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Unable to locate package mail-stack-delivery

I am trying to install dovecot in my Debian 6: root@www:/# apt-get install mail-stack-delivery And I get E: Unable to locate package mail-stack-delivery Could some one please advise what ...
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What steps should I take to secure Tomcat 6.x?

I am in the process of setting up an new Tomcat deployment, and want it to be as secure as possible. I have created a 'jakarta' user and have jsvc running Tomcat as a daemon. Any tips on directory ...
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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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AMaViS: missing X-Spam-Status header

I set up a mail server with Dovecot, Postfix and AMaViS on Debian Squeeze following the tutorial on workaround.org (ISPmail tutorial for Debian Squeeze). It uses virtual domains and stores the ...
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Rebuilding raid1 array fails device busy

I had a hard disk fail on my server, so I got the provider to replace the hard disk. Unfortunately I forgot to do mdadm /dev/mdX --fail /dev/sdaY for the disks. Now after a reboot, I get this: ...
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In Debian, what is NAMED service for? [closed]

I have just upgraded my Debian VPS webserver from 6 to 7 and among others I have just found the following services running: named xinetd sendmail-mta (...) kthreadd/478 khelper/478 What is the ...
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How do I set default console background/foreground colors?

I have to administrate a few dozen Linux Debian boxes with PuTTY (occasionally also with Terminal on MacOS). Typically, after a few hours of work there are lots of console windows open. I would like ...
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Is it safe to move “ACCEPT state RELATED,ESTABLISHED” to the top?

I've the following iptables configuration: Chain INPUT (policy DROP 11 packets, 604 bytes) num pkts bytes target prot opt in out source destination 1 127 11093 ...
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Unable to allocate memory for pool, How to fix it

I am hosting a number of websites on my Debian server running on NginX, all of my website's log files shows me an error like this 2011/11/23 10:01:03 [error] 5320#0: *349 FastCGI sent in stderr: ...
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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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HAProxy graceful reload with zero packet loss

I'm running an HAProxy load balancing server to balance load to multiple Apache servers. I need to reload HAProxy at any given time in order to change the load balancing algorithm. This all works ...
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Debian Active Directory to LDAP migration

These days I am working on LDAP and Active Directory migration. I want to migrate to LDAP but I cannot get passwords from Active Directory. I want to seemlesly migrate to LDAP, and I want a solution ...
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Blacklisting MAC addresses, but they still take a DHCP lease

At my workplace, we have a Public Wifi network, as well as our Private Wifi network. The Private side has access to see other computers, the printers, servers, and access to the Internet. On the ...
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Increase partition size in debian server

I have a debian server instance and I need to increase the root partition size of it. I installed the parted program and took a backup first. Then I attached another 2GB volume to the instance. When ...
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Postfix to Postfix relaying

I've got a (possibly unusual) situation with using Postfix to relay mail to another Postfix mail server that then needs to send the email out. I've read plenty of tutorials and seen instructions for ...
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Cannot remove mount option “discard” on an ext4 file system

I try to turn off "discard" on an ext4 file system but I cannot succeed. I tried to add "nodiscard" option in /etc/fstab but I can still see this # tune2fs -l /dev/md2|grep disca Default mount ...
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lighttpd does not start at boot after enabling ipv6

A few days ago I configured lighttpd to listen on my VPS IPv6 address as well. It runs on a Debian 7 Xen VPS (Linode) with a 3.15.4-x86_64-linode45 kernel. The version of lighttpd is 1.4.31-4+deb7u3. ...
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squid slow initial webpage loading

i believe i have managed to sucsessfully install squid on my debian 7 server, however whenever i attempt to use it loading of the first from a domain is incredibly slow, subsequent page loads from the ...
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VirtualHost's server name does not work (shows /var/www), all aliases do

I have installed apache 2 and created and enabled a virtual host. The virtual host has: ServerName example.com ServerAlias *.example.com ServerAlias foo.com ServerAlias *.foo.com ...
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can I add global alias in virtual_alias_maps but only for local domains?

I want to create a global alias for all my domains to catch all mail to addresses like postmaster@ I've added theses lines to aliases.pcre: /(MAILER-DAEMON|postmaster|abuse|webmaster)@(.*)$/ ...
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Has the use of sudo changed in Debian 7?

I will try to explain my situation first. I am currently running 6 virtualized Debian servers on a ESXi host machine. The virtual servers where installed with a Debian Linux 6 (Lenny). Recently I ...
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Monit failing to connect to Dovecot over SSL IMAP

I run Monit to keep check on processes on a Debian server. It's working as normal for all other services (Apache SSL, Postfix, SSH etc.) but Monit's checks on Dovecot are failing repeatedly. I think ...
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rrdgraph generation fails on high IO load

We have a 4 core CPU production system which does a lot of cronjobs , having constant proc queue and an usual load of ~1.5. During night time we do some IO intensive stuff with postgres. We generate ...
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How can I log and maybe even block IPs that send lots of incoming UDP traffic?

we run a voice / teamspeak server which receives legitmate traffic on port 9987 from many ips. Sometimes we get DDoSed. So people use single Servers and send 1-3 Gbits of UDP Floods to that port. This ...
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Debian Jessie Qemu KVM GPU Passthrough to Windows Virtual Machine guest Virt-Manager error Bus PCI not found

I'm having problems with Virt-Manager not wanting to boot a VM and giving error: Error starting domain: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to ...
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hylafax + modem (USR Sportster Flash X2) + MODEM TIMEOUT: reading line from modem

I have the following issue with my modem Sportster Flash X2. We had set it up with hylafax and it worked week or two. But today during receiving of fax it hangs and is not responding. Here is log from ...
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Why are outdated packages installed by yum on CentOS? (specifically PHP 5.1) How to fix?

I'm working on a fresh CentOS server and am extremely annoyed to find out that yum does not work as smoothly and brilliantly as "apt-get install" does on Ubuntu. Installing a LAMP stack, I ran the ...
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How to install pip/easy_install on debian 6 for python3.2

I'm trying to install pip or setup tools form python 3.2 in debian 6. First case: apt-get install python3-pip...OK python3 easy_install.py webob Searching for webob Reading ...
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Page displays “File not found” when I enable php-fpm chroot on debian wheezy apache2.2

I set up a chroot jail for a user "bob". bob is located in /var/jails/bob Bob has a site which is located in /var/jails/bob/bobssite.com/public_html Everything seems to work so far, including the ...
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How to add “Authentication-Results:” - Debian Squeeze+postfix+opendkim+SPF checks

I have installed Debian Squeeze on my VPS, I use it as mail server only, packages installed are: Postfix+openDKIM+SPF_checks_with_Postfix. All works fine, SPF & DKIM passes authentication, but ...
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how to fix corrupt, not cleanly closed and upgrade needing tables in mysql

When I restart mysql server in Debian, I always have the below messages. How to make the messages disappear or fix the problem/corrupted tables? debian:~# /etc/init.d/mysql restart Stopping MySQL ...
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server side cd on sftp client connect

Is there a way with sftp to have it configured server-side to run a cd command when a client connects? I have my users thrown in to chroot, the folder has to be root:root chowned and cannot be ...
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Shorewall: DNAT to IPSEC tunnel zone not routing correctly

I have a ipsec tunnel working that gives access to a 192.168.4.0/24 lan. It is working fine and I can access hosts on the other side without problem: # from fw and lan hosts: # ping 192.168.4.44 PING ...
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Debian package performance on XFS, btrfs, ext3, ext4

I did 4 clean installations of debian 6 and measured time of installing some average virtual package. FS options are default. time apt-get install build-essential I got very strange results ...
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need to load xt_tcpudp module in Debian 7 Wheezy with OpenVZ kernel. Error: 'could not open'

I followed this guide IPTABLES inside container guide @ openvz.org I'm running Debian 7 Wheezy x64 which was dist-updgrade'd before installing OpenVZ. The container is Debian7 x64 minimal. It's ...
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varnish 4.0.1, Unknown command: “vcl”, but command is needed on header?

I am on Debian Jessie, Varnish 4.0.1 From the varnish 4 Wiki : "Starting with Varnish 4.0, each VCL file must start by declaring its version with a special "vcl 4.0;" marker at the top of the file." ...
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PHP from repository, upgrade to 5.5

On my Debian VPS I have installed PHP 5.4 from debian wheezy repository. Now I would like to upgrade PHP to 5.5, but I would like to still be able to continue upgrades by apt-get. Is it good way to do ...
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PPTP VPN Problem

I am using Debian OS with pptpd. My clients (both Windows and Mac) cannot complete the connection. The following shows in syslog: Jun 2 12:52:37 vpn pptpd[891]: MGR: Maximum of 6 connections ...
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Accessing multiple disks under single virtual partition?

I have disks as below on my Debian server: /dev/sda1 276M 29M 233M 11% /boot /dev/sdb1 917G 793G 79G 92% /home /dev/sdc1 1.8T 1.7T 79G 96% /home2 /dev/sdd1 1.8T 1.7T 79G 96% ...
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Debian DHCP for voip option 66 using tftp

I have configured my tftp and I am able to send configurations from the windows server when it runs dhcp option 66 tftp to my server but when I try to do it from the debian isc-dhcp-server I get ip ...
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Apt fails to get sources due compression

My Debian server (3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64) fails to fetch updates from security.debian.org. I think it is caused by repository, because there are only compressed files on the repository. How can I fix ...
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Cannot install grub, segmentation fault, unable to identify filesystem, superfluous RAID member, found two disks with same index — Debian 7

A server was recently transported from location A to B, a long journey that took six months. Things have gone wrong due to nothing being labeled prior to shipment. Yes, I know --- it was done by ...