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Lighttpd static file server 403 forbidden error

I installed lighttpd on Debian Jessie for serving static files, I have a USB drive mounted at /media/storage, with /media/storage/www as my document root and my lighttpd.conf looks like this: ...
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Could not connect to server ProFTPd Debian

I am using ProFTPd as my FTP program on my server, but am unable to login to it. I've enabled MySQL for it so that I can use a web-tool to make users/groups for it. The connection itself seems to be ...
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After upgrading to PostgreSQL 9.4, unable to connect from localhost

I have recently upgraded from Debian 7 to Debian 8 and from PostgreSQL 9.1 to 9.4. I am not able to connect to my database server even from pgAdmin III on localhost. I have in my postgresql.conf the ...
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Poor SSD I/O performance with rTorrent and Debian

I'm using a Dell PowerEdge R210 II server with Intel Xeon E3-1230, 32GB RAM DDR3, 2 x 480 GB SSDs SATA3, 2 x 1 Gbit network connection. I'm using both network connections at the same time (802.3ad ...
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Minimal setting of Exim from Debian 8.0 “Jessie” to work out-of-the-box for receiving mail

I am looking for a simple advice what should be essentially (minimally) done to make a default Debian 8 Jessie's exim4-daemon-heavy installation to actually receive any mail. Speaking of essential ...
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MySQL Workbench with Debian Jessie - TCP/IP over SSH does not work

I use to connect with Windows 7 Pro x64 to my MySQL server hosted on a Debian Wheezy with the MySQL Workbench client using the "TCP/IP over SSH" but it does not work on my new server on Debian Jessie, ...
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SATA drivers in Debian squeeze

I have Debian Squeeze installed on a compact flash card in ATA port. I copied the whole system to SATA drive but system holds in initramfs because can't mount root file system. I know that my system ...
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Apache changing port issue

I have a problem with an Apache+Wordpress machine (Debian). By default it listens over port 80, I have changed it and now "listens" over port 9090. /etc/Apache2/ports.conf [...] NameVirtualHost ...
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LINUX Load average

My server Load jump high up top 22, CPU just 50%, RAM 1858/5120. How to know what process couse so high load average. Linux Debian
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PHP Error / Mk-livestatus in Nagvis

I have Nagios and Nagvis installed via Debian packages, but when I run Nagvis and try to get into the "General Configuration" menu I get this error Error: (0) Array to string conversion ...
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How to synchronize the time in Debian6 server? We have 30 min delay in our VMs

I can't have the correct time in our servers. We get always the same delay in the three of them (they are VM on the same server). We use ntp to have our date always synchronized· The main server ...
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How can I manage apt efficiently on multiple machines?

I manage around 30 Ubuntu servers using puppet. I've seen many references to cron-apt and apticron as approaches to keeping their packages up to date but I haven't been able to find a way to ...
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Force a traceroute to go through added IP address

Currently speaking I am on a linux (debain) machine which has 2 routed public IPv4 address: 1.1.1.50 1.1.1.60 Both of these IP addresses are currently simply added as a vitual host: 1.1.1.50 -> ...
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SSH - ChrootDirectory not working

I am trying to chroot a "test" user (group sftp) to /home/test. I've added the following lines at the end of my sshd_config: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match User test ChrootDirectory ...
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Multiple instance of Murmur ( Mumble server ) [closed]

this is my first time posting here and after a couple hours of searching on different web sites / wiki I'm still trying to find a way to simply host and manage multiple mumble server on the same ...
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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@pdw.me' -p 2201 -v OpenSSH_6.0p1 Debian-4, OpenSSL 1.0.1e 11 Feb 2013 debug1: Reading ...
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Recover overwritten RAID5 array (XOR)

as I've mentioned in a recent question (RAID5 rescue with LVM2 running on it) I'm rebuilding an RAID5 array. Now, I think that the initial wrong mdadm --create ... command has started the ...
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Apt and package conflicts

I have spent some time researching, and as I could not find anyone with the same issue I figured I might as well ask. I have two packages X and X-1. X-1 is essentially an upgrade from the previous ...
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Run cron jobs in different TZs

I have several cron events that need to run but on different timezones. For example, I have one event that runs every day at 08:30 UTC, and another event that runs every day at 09:30 CET. I've read ...
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Debian encrypted home directory setup fails

Here's the problem: # ecryptfs-migrate-home -u <user> INFO: Checking disk space, this may take a few moments. Please be patient. INFO: Checking for open files in /home/<user> Enter ...
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GitLab CE 7 behind Debian 8/Apache 2 virtual host: can’t access assets

On Debian 8.0 I’m trying to have Apache 2.4.10 manage a GitLab CE 7.10 Omnibus installation as a virtual host. Setting and goal Apache 2 is already set-up and running several virtual hosts that all ...
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Change Mail Password, leave user system password

I have a Debian Jessie server that provides (web-)mail using postfix, dovecot and roundcube. To log-in to roundcube webmail, I have to use my system user name and password. This seems like a major ...
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How to restart postgresql 8.4 on Debian Squeeze when there are no clusters defined?

How to restart postgresql 8.4 on Debian Squeeze? /etc/init.d/postgresql stop/start/restart does nothing (no output given).
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libpam-ldap or libpam-ldapd?

I'm setting up LDAP authentication on my personal VPS, and Ubuntu has two packages for the same purpose: libpam-ldap and libpam-ldapd. Which should I use?
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api-get “Error reading from server” under Docker

I'm running the following command in Bash: DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get update -qq \ && apt-get install -y build-essential git libncurses5-dev openssl \ libssl-dev fop ...
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Updating SVN to 1.7 on Debian Squeeze

I tried to update my Subversion Client und Squeeze with 1.7. Therefore I extended the "/etc/apt/sources.list" with deb http://opensource.wandisco.com/debian/ squeeze svn17 Downloaded their key ...
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Finding local IP addresses using Python's stdlib under Debian jessie

I am writing a distributed systems program in python, and in this program I need to know the local ip-address... eg. 168.192.... 10.13..... etc, not 127.0.0.1 or hostname. I have found following ...
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MySQL package upgrades (Debian apt-get) always break master-master replication due to changes in mysql schema

I have master-master replication set up on 2 Debian servers, and they replicate everything, including the mysql database itself (so that new users and such also replicate). This generally works very ...
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What is the easiest way to create a virtual package in debian?

What is the easiest way to create a "virtual package" in debian? My problem: I have compiled/installed mysql from source and now need to tell other packages that mysql is already installed ...
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Error: Filesystem is read only

I've been having trouble with a debian system's file system going into read-only mode. The short solution was to turn it off and back on again, but it keeps switching over to read only mode. The ...
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Can't execute any command

I can't execute any command on my Debian server, for exammple if I try to execute "reboot" command I have this : root@server002:~# reboot -bash: /sbin/reboot: Input/output erro Or if I want to ...
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Debian Squeeze booted into runlevel 6

I've just found a very strange issue. One of my Debian Squeeze systems has booted into runlevel 6. I'm not sure how. None of the services configured to run at the lower levels started up. This is ...
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Mysql server fails to start

Googling since two hours, I require your assistance. I'm on a Debian virtual machine and I cloned it. The only change is the new IP adress it has. Mysql doesn't start any more: Starting MySQL ...
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DNS not resolving 3rd level sub domain [closed]

I have a site working on a VM with Debian and Apache. The site is sitename.example.com . Now, I need to add a subdomain like subdomain.sitename.example.com on the same IP. What have I done until now: ...
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OpenLDAP will not start - Starting OpenLDAP: slapdrm: cannot remove `/var/lib/ldap/alock'

Hope someone can help me out here. I forgot the OpenLDAP admin password on a debian server and in the process, I specified the password in the slapd config file as follows: olcRootPW: ...
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How do you set a locale non-interactively on Debian/Ubuntu?

Usually, I run aptitude -y install locales then dpkg-reconfigure locales to set up locale. Now I want to put it into a shell script, how can I reliably do the following, automatically / ...
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cURL to localhost gets dropped by iptables

I'm trying to use cURL on the shell to connect to localhost. I'm using curl http://localhost:80 to connect. Unfortunately, it's being blocked by iptables. Here's the error in the iptables log for why: ...
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SSI includes not working on Debian with Apache

I'm trying to get SSI to work on Debian running Apache, however the .shtml files are not being parsed. From a PHP file with phpinfo() I can see that the following show up in the loaded modules ...
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How to configure HHVM with Nginx compiled from source?

I installed Nginx 1.8 (compiled from source) on Debian 7: cd /opt/ sudo wget http://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.8.0.tar.gz sudo wget http://labs.frickle.com/files/ngx_cache_purge-2.3.tar.gz sudo tar ...
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Failure trying to manage apt sources with Puppet

I'm trying to get Puppet to manage my Debian apt sources.list, however, catalog compilation fails with this error: Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: ...
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Tomcat7 ignoring JAVA_HOME

I have been trying to start tomcat7 server without success. I am using the Raspbian distro in a RaspberryPI. When I try to start tomcat: $ sudo service tomcat7 start [FAIL] no JDK found - please set ...
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HTTP 301 moved for all nginx URL to a single HTTPS

Below is a config file that I am using with Nginx to redirect all WWW and non-WWW to the https:/domain.com URL server { listen 80 443; server_name domain.com www.domain.com; ...
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problems reinstalling apache2

I uninstalled apache2 on debian 5 64bit. Then I removed /etc/apache2 and reinstalled apache again. That folder is still missing and I have no idea how to get the apache files back (with modules and ...
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Reset admin password of OpenVAS

When I installed OpenVAS, I was prompted for a password, however the prompt errored out. I have installed OpenVAS and it is working properly, however I cant get in as admin (I created a new user and ...
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All Debian boot messages

How can the messages that scroll by when booting a Debian system be reviewed later? In other words, how can I review absolutely all of them conveniently? That's the important point to the question; ...
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mail client Thunderbird does not read new mails from dovecot/postfix mail server

I run a server: Debian GNU/Linux 7.8 (wheezy) and used the default mail system (exim) for mails with regular users (no vmail). Mail system did not work properly for some users, so I removed exim and ...
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How to create a randomly keyed, encrypted swap partition, referring to it “by-uuid”, on Debian?

It is sensible that if you have any sort of block device encryption implemented on your GNU/Linux system, to encrypt your swap partition too, as any decrypted data may be written in cleartext at any ...
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snmpd won't generate traps

I'm trying to get snmpd to inform our monitoring system when an event such as low disk space takes place. I'm using snmpd on Debian 8. My snmpd.conf file looks like this: ## # Daemon ## ...
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Strange process running

I just mentioned that one user starts a process which is called "httpd". 31712 ftp_johndoe 20 0 35988 8828 1460 S 14.0 0.0 1h50:31 httpd 28616 ftp_johndoe 20 0 5304M 43936 35080 S 4.0 0.2 ...
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Puppet Agent - launching as sudo

I'm having issues getting my Puppet agent to launch. I will be using the agent with the --onetime parameter as I want to agent to pull its configuration rather than the Puppet Master pushing. I am ...