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Unable to set up SSL support for Apache 2 on Debian

I am trying to set up ssl support for Apache 2 on Debian. Versions are: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 apache2 2.2.16-6+squeeze1 I followed a lot of how-tos for days but I couldn't make it work. Here are my ...
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Debian server is reporting incorrect idle time

I just installed a new Debian Squeeze server and now it is reporting an incorrect idle time. Not too sure where it is getting its information but I can't seem to figure this one out. Any help is ...
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Why can't I attach a screen session

I've got a screen session running which I would like to :quit, but I can't because when I try to re-attach, I get an error saying it can't open my terminal. I'm sure I could kill the daemon or ...
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Redirect example.com to www.example.com VPS & Apache2

I have a VPS and a domain name registered with the provider. When I enter www.example.com my site is displayed correctly, but entering example.com does not work. I am able to ping www.example.com. I ...
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dpkg-checkbuilddeps?

I'm trying to build an application from source on a Debian machine; the source code includes a 'debian' directory with all the files required to build the package (control/rules etc.). When I run ...
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Subversion Repo Mirroring

We are running subversion 1.1.4-2 on debian sarge and have many repository. A repo of a client needs to be mirrored with remote server. can anyone please help me how to do that. I am very new to ...
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Help! Apache/PHP upgrade has uninstalled my Plesk 9 on Debian

Please help! I have launched apt-get to update my apache2 installation and to upgrade from php4 to php5, apache2 and php5 were installed but my plesk 9 installation were disappeared! I already have ...
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Apache2: not defined domains directing to the same virtual host

I have Apache2 configured in a debian box with virtual hosts. I have several domains pointing to the box's IP address. The domains whose virtual hosts are configured works perfectly. But if I type in ...
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sendmail (postfix) stopped delivering mails

how can I find out why postfix / sendmail stopped delivering mail? I tried to sendmail from the console, no errors showed but it has been nothing delivered... the same when by using mail() in php.. ...
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How to backup bugzilla

The server is bit old running on Debian sarge 3.1. What are the important things to backup while making a backup of bugzilla? Please guide me how to process with it.
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Server load spikes several times a day, load average for the past month is 5 times the load average all year

My Munin notifications set up for our (Debian) LAMP cluster have been notifying me continuously that our load on our production machine has been at dangerous levels. While the average load all year ...
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Server hang - data loss on reboot, post mortem analysis

A development server I'm responsible for (ext3 on raid 5 w/Debian Squeeze) froze up over the weekend and I was forced to reset it, as in unresponsive from KVM/physical keyboard access, no eth devices ...
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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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Can reprepro accept a new version of a package into the repository?

I have installed a package into my own debian package repository like so: $ sudo reprepro -b /var/packages/ubuntu includedeb maverick my-package_0.8-0_all.deb my-package_0.8-0_all.deb: component ...
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Bacula vs. BackupPC [closed]

I have been googling about the differences between them. Bacula has lots of roles BackupPC is easier to configure Bacula works with agent, not rsync (great for Windows backups) It seems that ...
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BackupPC back-up has not been finished in 12 hours(!)

I installed BackupPC toda on a server and set it to do a back-up 12 hours ago... while it's been backing up since, it seems very very slow and it's not completed yet. It's just backing up a testserver ...
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Firestarter on debian server. Should I activate SSH?

I have just installed Firestarter on my Debian server, because I want an easy-to-use tool to administer the firewall on this server. The plan is to restrict access to some ports (e.g. 8080) and I've ...
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Problem pointing domain Debian Apache sites enabled

well I'm trying to add an additional domain to my server. in etc/apache2/sites-available/ I have the file like this # This tell apache to enable this vhost for all ports ServerName example.com ...
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What filesystem should I use for backuppc on CentOS/Debian and lots and lots (200k) of small hardcopied files?

The reason I ask is that I use rsnapshot for backups with a /backups separate raid1 ext3 back-up disk. Unfortunately removing back-ups (happens every 4 hours) takes up to a full hour! rm -rf ...
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Restricting memory available to a user

In Debian 6, how can I limit the total amount of memory (both resident set size and total virtual memory) that a user has access to? I have tried setting limits via ulimit, but if a process spawns ...
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internet connection in debian 6's recovery mode

I've broken my window manager on my Debian 6 machine, and so I am stuck to recovery mode for now. That is, I got a plain root shell. Now here's my problem: how can I get a internet connection, so I ...
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What is creating /var/tmp/sort* files?

Sometimes on my Linux Debian server I found a bunch of sort* files (sort0ylf0b, sort8KXDHC, sortCoMKVq) of more than 30MB each. Who create those files in /var/tmp? I try to google but nothing. Any ...
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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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Use a RAID Controller without drivers?

Ordered an Adaptec 1420SA RAID card for my Debian Squeeze media server but didn't check to see if it was compatible, turns out it's not because it uses something called hostRAID which requires special ...
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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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debootstrap failed, what now?

I followed this tutorial: http://www.bitstormweb.com/linux-administration/multiple-versions-of-php-mysql-and-apache-under-debian-linux.html When in Step 3 - running debootstrap - my ssh connection ...
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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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KVM high CPU load

I have a dedicated machine running under Debian Squeeze. It's a reasonably good machine with 8 cores. I started hosting a Windows Server 2008 guest with KVM, but the CPU load is extremely high ...
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Where are the RADIUS log events logged?

My server has a RADIUS functionality. I want to know where does it log about successful and rejected log-in events and other related info? I have to track RADIUS behavior so that's why it is important ...
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How do I use dynamic-DNS in environment like this?

I'm really new to networking. I have somewhat nice internet connection(in my standards, that is). But I can't configure the router. (The internet connection is not mine, and its settings page is ...
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Debian and dotdeb packages

I'm not very experienced with servers administration. I want to give a try to Debian Squeeze for one of our servers (rather than an Ubuntu) to experience the real differences ;) After reading a lot ...
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NcFTP batch uploading

I'm on a Debian box, which I can't modify in any way. I need to upload an entire directory (and subdirs) content to my server. The only tool I've got is ncFTP (http://www.ncftp.com/). Can you help ...
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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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Enabling remote access to mysql on debian

I need to enable remote access for a specific user on a mysql server, running debian oldstable. Bear in mind I'm no SQL expert nor a real sysadmin. Logging in phpmyadmin and looking at the ...
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What exactly will --delete-excluded do for rsync?

I use rsync with great pleasure for backing up my servers, although I do have a question about the --delete-exclude parameter. /usr/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded ...
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Debian servers do not appear in PuTTY title bar

I use a specific server for connecting to all servers via SSH. When I connect to the SSH gateway server it perfectly says chronoz@sshgw in the PuTTY title bar and when I connect to a CentOS server ...
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How to use dpkg-divert to temporarily remove/replace symlink when package is installed?

The default nginx package creates a symlink named default in the sites-enabled dir, which points to a default config file in sites-available. I'm currently creating a package for an app that sits on ...
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Top-like tool for IP traffic [closed]

I need to keep watch on how much bandwidth some connections are taking in a server, and I know I have seen a top-like tool for that before. However, I can't remember the name of the tool, and I'm not ...
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Why does reprepro complain about the “all” architecture?

I started setting up a deb repository today for some of our applications. Given that they are interpreted scripts, I went with "all" architecture (from conf/distributions): Codename: lucid ...
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Permission denied on Netgear ReadyNAS duo

This topic: http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=53960 My Netgear ReadyNAS duo (it's a Debian box) is running PHP. I wrote a script for organizing some files. I succesfully read ...
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VE not stopable

One of my VEs sometimes stops working. I cannot reach it via HTTP, FTP or SSH, I only can enter it per vzctl enter X All tries to restart the VE result in a 'Operation timed out', even if I try ...
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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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Relocate symfony config directory

I have a new symfony project. In order to satisfy Debian's FHS I want to put the project's config/ directory under /etc and create a symbolic link pointing from the normal config/ location to the ...
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Limit visibility for the user to the directory

How can I make such thing, to give no visibility to user except only one directory (especially within FTP)? I should give some sample scenario: Someone logs to my server with some username and ...
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Java doesn't seem to utilize more than two cpus

In my current setup (debian squeeze x64, 6 cpus) neither java nor apache seem to utilitze the full potential of the server. The munin monitoring shows cpu usage never exceeds the 200% mark. We ran ...
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How to install tomcat under apache2 in a Debian system

What is the easiest way to install tomcat6 under apache2 in a Debian system? The idea is to have all incoming connections on port 80 of a specific host to be redirected to a specific Application ...
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Debian: How do I check the last time package upgrades/updates were run?

I want to know when we last ran the package upgrades/updates on our Debian server.
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Number of workers on the Apache 2.2 status page (Scoreboard)

I installed Apache 2.2 from the Debian repository (6.0/Squeeze). By default, Debian installs the prefork module and comes with the following (default) configuration: <IfModule ...
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Boost errors when compiling xbt on Debian

I'm trying to compile xbt on a Debian machine, but boost/make_shared.hpp is not found. In file included from ./stdafx.h:32, from ../misc/bvalue.cpp:1: ...
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Unable to start rabbitmq-server on debian 6 squeeze

I try to start rabbitmq using: /etc/init.d/rabbitmq-server start then I get Starting rabbitmq-server: TIMEOUT - check /var/log/rabbitmq/startup_{log,err} rabbitmq-server. I checked startup_log ...