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Crontab is failing every five minutes

One of my server (that is running Debian) is getting these error every 5 minute CRON[28355]: (CRON) error (grandchild #28357 failed with exit status 1) I can't figure out, where it comes from, so ...
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Command to show .php files ordererd by date last change or creation

I need to show all .php files created or modified within 1 day (or last tot entries) Is there a command for this?
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Difference between package updates and release upgrades on Debian

I've been trying to decide on a new OS for my production machine, and I was wondering what the difference is between straight up upgrading packages and upgrading to a new release. If I install Debian ...
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Virtualbox HTTP load testing, host CPU overload issues

I'm doing HTTP load testing benchmarks (using Apache Benchmark and Siege) on a small Java EE 1.7.0 / Tomcat 7.0.26 application running on a Debian Squeeze 6.0.4 x64 virtualized with Virtualbox 4.1.8. ...
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List all active email accounts on Debian Sarge and migrate to another server [closed]

I had a Debian Sarge server running Plesk 8.1 and moved to a CentOS server running cPanel. I do not remember how many email accounts were there. Using the terminal, how can I see how many active email ...
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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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apache 2.4 with php on debian squeeze

I've just compiled and installed apache 2.4 on my debian squeeze machine. It was the first time I've compiled it on my own. My next step should be installing mod_php for the server. Now I was thinking ...
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fail2ban statistics? [closed]

Is there a program that parses fail2ban.log and produces some statistics? Or should I set out and write something custom for our hosts? We run mostly Debian and fail2ban with iptables.
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Setting up trac with PostgreSQL - How to set encoding to UTF8?

So I've been looking to install trac on my debian server with PostgreSQL. I setup everything as per the docs but when trying to run trac-admin /path initenv I get this error for database encoding: ...
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How to create a bootable redundant Debian system with a 3 or 4 (or more) disk software raid10?

How do I create a Debian system which is bootable, has a software raid10 and will still boot when I take out one or more (bootable) disks? I would like to use as few disks as possible, preferably 3 or ...
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What do you think about this Debian Backup strategy? [closed]

I am not really a sys admin, I am mainly a developer with some unix knowledge, and because we don;t have any competent sysadmin , I have been delegated the task to implement the backup strategy. We ...
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Can't install new database in OpenLDAP 2.4 with BDB on Debian

I'm trying to install an openldap server (slapd) on a Debian EC2 instance. I have followed all the instructions I can find, and am using the recommended slapd-config approach to configuration. It all ...
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SVN DB Error - Fatal error, run database recovery

When I tried to access svn repo from the browser I'm getting the below error in the syslog. Can I know how do i repair it using any svn tools. Error string not specified yet: Berkeley DB error ...
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NFSv4 - ACLs not working

I've setup an NFSv4 server (Debian) and client (Ubuntu/Mythbuntu). It seems that uid username mapping is working nicely out-of-the-box (I get correct usernames on ls -l if the usernames match between ...
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Openvpn: look clean, don't work

My configuration of openvpn looks clean, but it's not working. My server.conf: proto udp dev tun ca keys/ca.crt cert keys/bux-vpn-server.crt key keys/bux-vpn-server.key # This file should be kept ...
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How to estimate hard drive usage on Linux?

I have a Linux server (Debian) that serves several thousands of live connections. It is easy to find out the memory and CPU usage (in percent) of my system, so I can predict when I will need to ...
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Private Cloud: Debian and OSS vs vmware vSphere, which is best for corporate use? [closed]

I'm hoping someone can shed some light regarding the current state of virtualization on Debian. Since I like my information first-hand, i thought I'd ask here for some real-world use cases. I am ...
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Cannot get dovecot SASL to work with postfix

Running debian 6, I believe I've enabled everything correctly, followed various guides to double check as I've been working on this for 3 days now. I've tested both dovecot and postfix with telnet and ...
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How to setup a server and routers to accept incoming connections?

I want to setup a web server. I'v already obtained static IP and I have debian server running with apache+nginx. And, I want to make my webserver visible from outside of the office. Here I have ...
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MegaRAID SAS 8208XLP

I'm just wondering whether anyone knows if I can use a Debian distro with the MegaRAID SAS 8208XLP controller. Currently at the moment LSI only supply drivers/support for RHEL/CentOS but I was ...
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What's wrong with my mount? I am trying to mount and allow read-write

/etc/fstab /srv/www/test.com /home/user/test.com auto nouser,auto,rw,sync 0 0 I am getting the following error: mount: you must specify the filesystem type. Could someone please give me some ...
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Debian DNSSEC - howto secure a domain?

I have a beginner question about DNSSEC. I have much experience with TLS and cryptography-stuff and would like to try out this new technology. I have googled very much about this but I haven't found ...
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Why is my bind9 totally messed up?

I'm completely dumbfolded by this situation, the deal is this: I'm currently setting up an uml-instance of debian to work as a network server as part of a university course. One part is installing a ...
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Setting up ClamAV with Exim and Mailman on Debian Squeeze

I manage a Debian Squeeze server that uses Exim as the MTA and runs several mailing lists using Mailman. I'd like to set up ClamAV to block viruses that may get posted to a list. I'm having trouble ...
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apt-get update mdadm scary warnings

Just ran an apt-get update on one of my dedicated servers to be left with a relatively scary warning: Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating ...
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Grant password-less permission for specific script as specific user with sudo

I have a server running Debian Squeeze with the latest updates. I tried to set up the sudoers file to allow the user www-data execution of a specific shell-script as a specific user. I used visudo for ...
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Apache logs on Debian GNU/Linux shows windows executable files

I use logwatch to watch my server logs. It shows this in httpd log section: 19033 Windows executable files (502.53 MB) This is a Debian GNU/Linux server. So it shouldn't be any Windows executables. ...
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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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SVN DB Corrupt — Could not open the requested SVN filesystem

We were planning migrate our svn server from debian 3.1 to 6.0 today. Before migrating some users complained about svn db corruption as below, we tried to recover using command svnadmin recover but ...
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Restrict FTP account access down to several directories

Is there any way, to restrict access to SSH and FTP account down to only several directories. For example on our VPS we have some paths like: @project root/proj1 @project root/proj2 @project ...
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A script that updates interfaces if /etc/network/interfaces changes

[This is for Debian Squeeze, but applies to Ubuntu and other Linux distros.] I have a rather complex /etc/network/interfaces file which is generated based on various factors (number of interfaces, ...
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DEB: “Provides:” field ignored

I need to replace a package with a custom one, which gets its own name (foo-origpackage). To allow it to be used as drop-in replacement, I added the Provides: origpackage line to the control file. ...
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What are the Linux (64-bit) repositories can I use to get HAProxy 1.4.19?

What are the Linux (64-bit) repositories can I use to get HAProxy 1.4.19? I keep getting 1.4.8 as the latest version for Debian Squeeze AMD64. There are a lot of fixes on the latest version and I ...
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debian tcp - optimize for clients with packet loss

I have a debian server with a bandwidth of 100 Mbps. My clients are mostly connected using 3G networks, for a duration of 30 mn in average. A lot of them have packet loss, rarely, but each time a ...
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pfsense long ping to google

I have a pfsense box set up. What happens is I set a rule so I can't hit the admin interface 192.168.3.1 from the box. With the rule enabled --- www.l.google.com ping statistics --- 2 packets ...
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PHP Memcache module is compiling with different module (debian)

I've downloaded memcache-2.2.6 and when i run: phpize && ./configure --enable-memcache && make I get: Configuring for: PHP Api Version: 20090626 Zend Module Api No: ...
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DebianEDU repaire broken ldap database & dhcp server

We a have DebianEDU 5.0.9 codename lenny Last week it crashed, DHCP I get error: Cannot find host LDAP entry dhcp (&(objectClass=dhcpServer)(cn=dhcp)) LDAP: no space left on device, ...
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See all logged in users on Debian server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know what user belongs to what ip on debian Is there a way to see a list of all current logged in user on a Debian server? Sometimes it is very useful to do so, ...
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State of the art auto time sync? [closed]

Placing ntpdate into cron seems to be no longer a good idea. What is an easy state-of-the-art automatic environmental friendly ;-) sleek way of keeping a (debian) server's time clock up to date?
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CentOS vs Debian on memory usage? [closed]

Just curious as I'm thinking of switching to CentOS.
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What is the difference between sudo -i and sudo su -

What is the difference between commands sudo -i and sudo su -? Are they the same?
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Debian server freezes at random times until key is pressed

When booting my personal code server (Debian Squeeze), the boot screen freezes almost immediately, but when I press a random key (including useless keys such as NumLock) the boot process continues. ...
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Error when installing curl debian squeeze [closed]

I have set up an [ISPconfig][1] server and am now trying to install curl. I'm using apt-get to install php5-curl and it seems to be throwing up an error. After I press "y" to accept the install it ...
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Can I access debian server through bluetooth PAN via SSH access

Hi I have an old pentium machine which I want to turn into a server. I have got a debian 6 squeeze distro with me. My machine doesnot have a LAN port on it. I don't want to give access to my server ...
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My server doesn't receive responses from pings

if I SSH into my server, and I try to ping another server, I never see the responses. This seems to happen only on urls. I've been able to ping a couple ip addresses. I first noticed this problem ...
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apt-get purge portmap

i had rpc.statd open on port 111 on a relatively fresh install of debian squeeze. i did an apt-get purge portmap as i wanted to disable rpc services and close the open port on my box; i was presented ...
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What does “debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed” mean?

I have just installed Debian and I was just installing some packages using apt-get instal when I saw this message: debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed What ...
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Setting a static DNS nameserver (Debian Squeeze)

I have a gateway running on Debian Squeeze with 2 network interfaces, one static (internal, eth0) and one DHCP (external, eth1). I have an internal DNS server that I want the gateway to use. In my ...
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debian apache config

Update, ok so this is my new sites-available config file Apache will fail to start. # #Document root # <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/var/www" <Directory "/var/www"> ...
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Debian supported Dell Servers [closed]

I'm looking to buy a Dell server, I was ready to pick the Dell Poweredge 510, though I didn't find any resource saying that it supported Debian. One of my requirements is that Debian is supported, ...