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How to prevent any ACL from NFS mount?

I'm trying to export/mount a NFS volume with no ACL at all (POSIX or NFS one), but I fail about that. Technical context: last current debian on both sides, ext4 volume. Goal: I enforce strict access ...
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“Connection timed out” on Debian jessie after some successful tries

I have a root server hosted at Hetzner. After upgrading the server to debian jessie I experience connectivity problems. After connecting successfully to the server for 2 to 5 times it stops answering ...
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How to change the name of root when sending mail

I would like mail sent from root to be sent as HOSTNAME <noreply@example.com>. On my outgoing-only servers that run exim4, I simply modify the file /etc/passwd and change the name of root to ...
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Apache returns same site from two domains

I'm having an issue with apache that I just can't seem to fix. I have two domains which point to two different DocumentRoot's in the Virtual Host file. However, I can't get that to work properly, the ...
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dpkg error while upgrading distros

The following is outputted after typing apt-get upgrade. Reading package lists... Done Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages ...
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Is firewalld blocking return traffic?

I'm on Debian 7 trying to forward requests to other machines through firewalld and have the following setup: --HOSTNAME-- ----IP----- ------------Configuration------------- Firewall 192.168.0.2 ...
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How to run multiple redis instances with systemd

I recently moved to Debian 8 "Jessie" which now use systemd and I can't find a way to run multiple redis instances. I found out there is a /lib/systemd/system/redis-server.service file to start ...
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How to do rsync with different destination port

I'm trying to rsync between two hosts. The source host has SSH keys in the destination server and I verified it can ssh without a password. The destination server is allowing ssh over port 2209. When ...
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Solution for backing up/copying from multiple destinations

We have 12 Debian servers that we want to copy a specific directory from to just one server on a weekly basis. This server will act as sort of a backup server. Any suggestions how to go about this?
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IBM WebSphere Application Server ND 7.0 installer on a Debian Jessie AMD64 KVM host stuck on generateProfileKey

I am trying to install IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment version 7.0 on an AMD64 KVM VM running Debian Jessie. I cannot start the launchpad.sh script regardless of whether I use ...
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htop 100% fake CPU load

Recently my VPS show 100% CPU usage of all cores in htop and observium, but there is no process that uses > 5% CPU. In fact, the statistics of my VPS host shows there is no activity at all. Is this a ...
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upstart script is not picking system default environment variable

I have one openstack based service. Which we are ran using upstart script. upstart script # filename: /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] and started mountall stop on runlevel [016] ...
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How do I specify that a deb package should replace one with a different name?

I am creating a Debian package foo which needs to replace an existing package bar on systems on which it is installed. I've read: https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html And ...
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Automount a samba share using fstab cifs in a debian virtualbox

When i run: mount -a as root user in my virtualbox machine i will get the samba share mounted, so my settings in my /etc/fstab are working: //192.168.0.99/download /vagrant/Downloads cifs ...
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libnss-mysql gone in Jessie?

I was happily using libpam-ldap and libnss-mysql (authenticating clients directly against LDAP, with NSS data such as UID/GID/home dir kept in a mysql database). Now I tried to install Jessie on ...
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Wordpress-Update/ProFTP/xinetd seemingly not working together

I have a Debian Wheezy server hosting my mail server and my Wordpress using apache. Everything is running fine, except wordpress update never worked. As I am not of the trade, I followed ...
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apache2: HTTP 200, browser request: pending

I have php webpage running at apache (v2.4.7). When I refresh page in browser, 1-2 random requests are sometimes pending at browser. However when I check apache access.log requested files has HTTP ...
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How to set BasicAuth everywhere EXCEPT certain directories

When it comes to setting BasicAuth protection for specific directory, I use simple setup (in apache2.conf file): <Directory /var/www/somedir/> Deny from all AuthUserFile ...
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Special chars not displayed correctly

I have problem when I copy file from Server A (Debian 7.4) to Server B (Debian 7.4). Polish special characters in files are not displayed correctly on Server B (in mcedit). I created file with polish ...
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Replacement for scponly on Debian

scponly has been removed from Debian packages. I'm using scp to pull backups from a Debian 8 server and for previous Debian servers I've set the login shell to scponly in order to restrict the backup ...
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Permissions with the /sys filesystem

In Ubuntu the permissions for the /sys filesystem are much more lax than on a default Debian install. If I have a program trying to access /sys/class/net/eth0 on Ubuntu there is no issue, but in ...
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Unable to unstall mongodb, Debian 6.0

When I run sudo apt-get purge mongodb-org*, I get this: me@myserver:/var/lib$ sudo apt-get purge mongodb-org* Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Debian8 : cannot install any package; unmet dependecies

when trying to install any package ex apt-get install imagemagick You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: dpkg : Breaks: ...
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Enable Chipkill on Supermicro X10SRL-F motherboard

The X10SRL-F motherboard's web page says that the X10SRL-F supports Chipkill (an enhanced form of ECC). However, the X10SRL-F manual says nothing about Chipkill. If you have experience with this or a ...
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can't start systemd in debian wheezy

I am using Debian Wheezy 7.8, and I want to start uwsgi as a service. I installed systemd (apt-get install systemd) and I edited grub (vim /etc/default/grub) and updated this line: ...
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Puppet: how to install git package from Debian wheezy-backports?

I am using the Apt module (https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/apt) and have added an entry for the Debian wheezy backports repository: apt::source { 'wheezy-backports': location => ...
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Empty fstab on Debian 7 and up. Possible side effects?

When I was checking a machine set up by our sysadmin team, I encountered an completely empty fstab. In fact it was the default fstab installed by a debootstrap. # UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM ...
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How can I get split one serial connection into two

I need to get an application and a monitor to read from the same serial port, the application will be the only program that will be able to read/write to the serial port and the monitor will only be ...
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NGINX Keeps Crashing, Seems to be because of too many open files

As stated in the title, my Nginx server seems to be crashing constantly although the reason is unknown. I do have some hints from my error log which may lead to the issue. I have tried to increase ...
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Proftpd on Debian - trouble with file transfer

I have a rented VPS wieh debian installed. Recently I've installed proftpd in order to allow read-only access to everybody & full access for the particular users. I configured proftpd (with TLS) ...
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Output traffic on different interfaces based on origin subnet

This a diagram of my current network, http://s1.postimg.org/5689b415b/actual_diagram.png Objective Route 172.16.0.x/18 subnet web traffic to ADSL connection What do you think of this approach, will ...
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Is it really recommended to build Ruby from source on production servers?

I've seen all over the place people using RVM/rbenv to install the most updated version of Ruby on Linux. On development, I understand that it may be OK to do this, but I can't understand why would I ...
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Slow copying between NFS/CIFS directories on same server

Please bear with me, I know it's a lot to read. This problem may be applicable to others, so it would be great to have an answer. I had to give away the bounty because it was going to expire. When I ...
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Debian NIC Bonding slow write

I set up NIC bonding on my debian 8 machine as a test, and I ran into the following problem. Without bonding I get ~90MB/s write and ~100MB/s read. After I enabled bonding the write speed dropped to ...
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dhcp not assigning gateway

So I am running a dev server for KVM virtual machines. I have a DHCP server running locally on the host node with the following configuration: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf ddns-update-style none; ...
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Debian used + available does not equal size (storage) [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out why /dev/sda1 Used+Avail != Size. I ran a df -h and the output I get is this: File system Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 320GB 683M 303G 1% ...
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How to set up Virtual Hosts correctly

When I go to www.example.fr I get the correct DocumentRoot(/var/www/example/web), but when I try to go to example.fr, it gives me the default DocumentRoot(/var/www/). I tried a lot of things already ...
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MIT Kerberos with OpenLDAP backend - TLS ok when KDC started interactively but init script fails

In DNS domain domain.local. there are two machines host.domain.local. = 192.168.1.1 srv1.domain.local. = 192.168.1.2 host.domain.local. is KDC for Kerberos realm DOMAIN.LOCAL, srv1.domain.local. ...
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Is it secure to use sshfs in conjunction with OwnCloud?

I currently have an account with a Virtual Private Server (VPS) company - https://www.ovh.com/us/. On the virtual server I've rented from them I am running Debian Linux with OwnCloud and Apache ...
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Error updating mysql with apt-get (Debian)

I'm running a Debian 7 (wheezy) machine and I was doing my normal package updates with apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and everything seemed to have updated alright except for mysql server. ...
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Setting Up Usable IPS on Debian

I have a dedicated machine that I am renting with 5 usable IP. The only issue is that only one IP is set up to be public and I'm trying to get the others to be public. I've tried following a few ...
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Why does Postfix place mail in a different mail location than I put in main.cf?

I'm trying to figure out why mail is not going to /home/username/Maildir and instead going to /var/spool/mail/ My postfix main.cf has home_mailbox = Maildir/ and dovecot 10-mail.conf has ...
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reprepro FilterList ignores packages containing :i386

I am using reprepro to create a partial local Debian mirror. My conf/updates file looks like this: Name: update-wheezy Method: http://ftp.tu-graz.ac.at/mirror/debian Suite: wheezy Components: main ...
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Cannot receive mail [postfix/dovecot] (updated)

Continuing my efforts to get my own mail server working with Postfix and Dovecot on Debian 8. I fixed the following issues so far: SSL, Secure IMAP login. I seem to be able to login via iPhone ...
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Unattended Upgrades not running

I have installed the Unattended Upgrades package and have an apt cron in /etc/cron.daily/aptbut it's not running automatically. There's nothing in /var/log/unattended-upgrades/ and there are pending ...
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All of sudden, Nginx says “[emerg] ”server“ directive is not allowed” on first line of conf file

I'm pretty new to server administration and I'm having a huge headache trying to fix a nginx conf file that just won't work in a Debian remote machine. Whenever I try to debug the file doing nginx -c ...
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IMAP connection refused

I am running Postfix and Dovecot using IMAP and SSL using unix accounts. When running openssl s_client -connect localhost:993 I get an error message Connection Refused, Errno 111. Using telnet ...
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Proxmox routed network mit multiple external IPs

I've got the following IP Addresses: **Main-IP**: 85.xxx.109.203 Gateway: 85.xxx.109.1 Netmask: 255.255.255.0 **Additional IPs**: 85.xxx.154.15; 85.xxx.154.18; 85.xxx.154.21 ...
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Debian 8(Jessie): netbios name resolution

To resolve netbios names on Debian 7(Wheezy) I used to install winbind and append a 'wins' in /etc/nsswitch.conf. This procedure appears to not work on a freshly installed Debian 8.2(Jessie). It does, ...
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How to access hpsockd access log?

Since in Debian the only available SOCKS5 server through the standard repos is hpsockd I gave the server a try. Now I'm having problems with some connections and need to debug the connections ...