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How does directory complexity influences on i-nodes?

For single project, which uses a lot of images( ± 1k-3k per day) I use custom PHP script to process images and save them to server. Currenty PHP script processes them and saves in the following ...
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approx via inetd is not open to connection for others machines

I have an approx server to speed up Debian apt updates, on my Ubuntu 11.04 desktop PC, it had ran fine in the past, but today le 9999 port is open from localhost, but not for others PC. I have not ...
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Can't connect to SMTP server

I have trouble connecting to an SMTP server from my PC. I use Debian sid. telnet mail.example.com 25 Trying 12.23.34.45... telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection timed out While from ...
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SMTP server on debian 6.0 linux

I have some questions: I am using a SMTP service for sending monthly newsletter for my website (~3000 email addresses). I was thinking: I already own a virtual server configured as a web server and ...
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Python default version errors

For a while I've been getting this error while doing anything apt-get related: Preparing to replace python-cairo 1.4.12-1.2 (using .../python-cairo_1.8.8-1+b1_i386.deb) ... Traceback (most recent ...
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How to make uploading large (more than 1MB) files work with nginx, rails and uploadify

I have problem with my production nginx configuration (on my development machine with mongrel everything works). My environment is: nginx as proxy, rainbows as backend running rails 3.1 application ...
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Tool for managing ssh keys in a server cluster

I have couple of Debian servers and currently I am struggling around with adding manually ssh keys to the server's authorized_keys files. Do you know an application which can do this in a nice ...
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Issue with exim4u

I am using exim4u for a mail server on debian. Everything has been working fine until recently. I have not done anything to the server from the time it was working until now. I have a domain set up ...
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Install Sphinx Search on my Virtual Private Server

I'm trying to install sphinxsearch on a Virtual Private Server that is running Debian GNU/Linux. It seems to depend on upstart-job. Here is the output I get when I try and run the installer. ...
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CPU load on Debian (webmin)

When I look at webmin's "system information" page it tells me that the CPU is much greater than when doing top in the terminal? Why? What is going on? Today the server also broke down
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Translating debian network configuration to gentoo

I just got rid off Debian on my VPS (OpenVZ) and installed Gentoo on it, however it is a plain Gentoo image without further configuration, i.e. no working network. I'm not familiar with Debian and ...
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What is the best place to setup system wide environment variables on Linux?

I just want to setup a system wide environment variable, JAVA_HOME for all users, including root user. Requirements: accessible to normal users accessible to root always loaded, not only for bash ...
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Trouble with dns and debian update

I tried to update my debian dreamplug server with the command running as root apt-get update and recieved these errors. Err http://security.debian.org lenny/updates Release.gpg ...
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Debian on HP ProLiant server hangs (disk i/o is my guess)

I installed Debian (2.6.32-5-amd64) on my HP ProLiant MicroServer (purchased recently.) I also added 3 2tb hd in zfs. I've experienced several server froze. Sometimes it showed Soft lockup CUP stuck ...
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vconfig created virtual interface and trunking - is the the interface untagged or tagged for that VLAN ID?

I am trying to setup an additional VLAN on our Debian-based router/firewall (which exists as a virtual machine on Hyper-V), our core switch (an HP Procurve 5406) and a remote HP ProCurve 2610 that ...
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Linux Kernel Versioning: Debian Sid vs Ubuntu Precise

I have setup two machines: On one machine I have installed Ubuntu Precise 12.04 beta and dist-upgraded to the latest packages. On the other machine I have installed Debian Sid Unstable and ...
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Cronjob working every 5 minutes, but not at a given specific time

I have a strange problem. Using Debian 6 and crontab -e (as root),the following cronjob works just fine: */5 * * * * bin/sh /root/backup but it does not work if I set it to run at a specific time: ...
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Setting http auth type in phpMyAdmin on Debian

I'm trying to set-up the fresh phpMyAdmin install on my Debian 6 server to use http authentication rather than the cookie based auth that is default when it is installed. To do this, I edited the ...
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Distribute computing jobs across different machines?

I'm looking for a way to distribute computing jobs (mainly rasterization work) across multiple, idle machines on the network. The servers are running Debian 6 right now. Most of the work that needs ...
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Debian 5.0 (lenny) apt sources fail?

For the past few days, I couldn't update our apt-sources on Debian 5.0 (lenny). I get the following errors. W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 ...
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Firewall blocks outgoing email

On my Debian server running a Django website, I have an error when I need to send an email. The error received is Exception Type: gaierror Exception Value: [Errno -2] Name or service ...
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File permissions: Problems with SGID

I have set a directory's SGID and every file created in this directory get the directory's group instead of the users one. That works perfect. But i want to do the same when a user edits the file. ...
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Disable user_deny.db in Cyrus/imapd

We have a cyrus 2.4.12 on Debian, we use packages, rather than building each software ourselves. I am getting the this "log" constantly, a lot of, various users, and 8-10 times per user request: ...
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Authenticate Teamcity against LDAP using StartTLS

I am running a 6.5 version of Teamcity on a Debian Squeeze server and I use OpenLDAP to authenticate users. I know I can use LDAPS to be able to use encrypted password authentication, however this ...
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Munin graphs are broken

My munin graphs all of a sudden display n/a I tried removing the RRD files, but they still display n/a. I've run munin-check and it says it's ok. How do I reset munin or what can cause this ...
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What Linux Distro would your recommend for my Production Web Server? [closed]

I have been using CentOS for my Web Server for a while now, but it just doesnt feel right any more, I see CentOS as more of an Enterprise Server Distro rather than for HTTPd and FTPd work. Would your ...
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Give root password for maintenance

After entering shutdown now in terminal I get everything running normally and then: All processes ended withing 2 seconds...done INIT: Going single user INIT: Sending processes the TERM signal ...
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Need to move a debian server from i686 to x86_64 architecture

I have a debian server that I need to move from one hosting provider to another. I don't really know how the old server was setup, all I know is that it's running a Ruby on Rails application with a ...
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Remove empathy from debian 6.0

I want to remove empathy from debian 6.0. But when I try to do it, Synaptic tells that it will remove gnome and gnome-dekstop env. So how to remove empathy without removing gnome?
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Upgrading phpmyadmin (and other packages) on Debian Squeeze

I just setup a new VM with Debian Squeeze (latest stable release, 6.0.4). I am going for a webserver, so I installed the usual... apache, php5, mysql, phpmyadmin, etc. Everything went well, ...
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ASUS PIKE 6480 doesn't work with debian?

I have DIYed an 1U server with [ASUS Z8NA-D6] motherboard, PIKE 6480 extended RAID card, and four SAS hard disk. And I can find this extended card's module in the linux kernel called mvsas. But fail ...
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How to pre-fetch Debian packages on local network?

Let's say I have at home 3 computers running Debian testing. They mostly have the same configuration and most of the packages installed are identical. Every time I update/upgrade the Debian packages, ...
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install whitelist of packages using unstable in debian

i want to just some packages installation from unstable version of debian. apt-get -t unstable install myspecialpackage but when i apt-get upgrade it will wanting to download some packages from ...
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debian apt broken after mixin lenny sid and apt-get update / upgrade

I ran an apt-get update / upgrade on a server I don't know before. The apt-get update hadn't been done since a long time (a year I guess..). The second mistake is that I didn't check ...
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Need to have clients boot via tftp without mac address

My goal: have a server (debian) on a private lan that provides tftp booting to any client machines plugged into the switch that the server is connected to - the server doesn't need outside Internet ...
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Poor ZFS (raidz) i/o performance in Debian

The problem I am facing is on my Debian box (HP MicroServer N40L) running ZFS, which is compiled from source downloaded from zfsonlinux.com, seems to perform poorly. The pool is created from 3 ...
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Find all based on folder structure

How do I use the find command better: so it only lists "webapp/bootstrap.php"? At the moment I have: www-data@site:~$ find . -name "bootstrap.php" -print ./site/public/sapphire/tests/bootstrap.php ...
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Can someone explain this rkhunter report?

This is my rkhunter output that I recently set so I get this report every morning, could somone please explain if I have a serious problem here (I know about httpd, openssl, php and sshd not up to ...
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Running a Gentoo distfiles caching mirror on Debian

I have a variety of Linux hosts on my office LAN. I run apt-cacher-ng on a box to cache packagae downloads for all of the Debian and Ubuntu machines on the network. We have a few Gentoo users and I ...
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Server crashing: Too many connections?

I have server with approximately 500 active connections at a time (it's for a very busy website). Unfortunately, Apache keeps crashing the entire server every hour or so. The server has 8 GB of RAM ...
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Going from Ubuntu server to Debian server

I am well pretty well versed in Ubuntu server management. I have been thinking of switching to Debian. Obviously ubuntu is a debian fork, but is it pretty much the same feel as ubuntu? Will I feel ...
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Linux WAN failover simple solution needed

I'm banging my head against the wall to come up with a clever and simple solution to WAN failover. This is for a SOHO installation with two different external IPs. Only outbound connection failover ...
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Is there a way to limit RAM usage by daemon in Debian?

Is there a way to set a limit on the RAM usage (virtual and resident) that a daemon can be granted in Debian? I understand that ulimit doesn't apply here, but something the right settings in ...
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Is it possible to run an Apache VirtualHost on port 443 with SSL off?

I am running a site completely over SSL using a load balancer in front of Apache doing all the certificate handling and decryption. I let HTTP traffic through the load balancer so Apache can handle ...
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Cron not running commands as root

I have a file called /scripts/checkInternet and it contains: #!/bin/bash WGET="/usr/bin/wget" rm /tmp/index.google $WGET -q --tries=10 --timeout=5 http://www.google.com -O ...
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How to install a newer version of PHP as a package?

I have been trying to install specific/different PHP versions from source but this causes problems when other packages depend on a "php package" to be installed. Last time I tried to install PHP as a ...
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Server refuses to boot when Raid5 disk is disconnected - /root/ missing

I recently set up a NAS server running a Debian OS (6.0.4) It contains 4 disks, 3 of them are in a Raid5 array, while the last one is used for the OS. To simulate a disk-failure I unplugged one of ...
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Error updating Percona Server

I'm getting errors doing a regular aptitude safe-upgrade of percona-server-server-5.5, I'm already running a version of percona server 5.5 Setting up libmysqlclient18 (5.5.20-rel24.1-217.squeeze) ...
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Nginx equivalent to lighttpd “evhost.path-pattern”

I'm setting up a new server for my personal stuff. On the old box I've used lighttpd for almost two years now. I've read a bit about it and most people tend to switch to nginx since it's development ...
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Asterisk using 100% of the cpu and freezing my debian host

I have a Debian host $ uname -a Linux voip 2.6.25-2-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Jul 14 11:05:23 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux Old asterisk asterisk 1:1.4.21.2~dfsg-3 It has been ...