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Bacula daemon fails to stop or restart

Foreword: I have already resolved this problem and am asking this question to share the solution I've found. Please bear in mind that the problem described here may (or may not) be more generic and ...
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debian packages version convention

I'm using debian/Ubuntu, and get confused about versions of packages. When using dpkg -l command, I get: ii vim 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.1 Vi IMproved - ...
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DreamPress WordPress site Varnish Cache Error

Every now and then, often when I write a post on my Dreamhost DreamPress WordPress blog I get this Varnish related error: Error 503 Service Unavailable Service Unavailable Guru Meditation: XID: ...
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Update openssl in debian squeeze

There is this CVE-2014-0224 bug in openssl so I would like to update my affected # openssl version OpenSSL 0.9.8o 01 Jun 2010 But there is no update for squeeze. I read the it is already fixed in ...
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Degraded RAID1 on debian 7.5

I am in a bit of a problem with my root server and a degrading RAID. Unfortunately, I'm no expert when it comes to RAID. System informations: Debian 7.5, SSD software RAID1, problem occur since a ...
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Process specific ulimit still low after changes to soft and hard ulimits

I'm having trouble with increasing the open-files ulimit (ulimit -n) for a particular process on a Debian 6 server. AFAIK I've done everything to change the servers hard and soft limits in this case, ...
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iptables connection limit does not work on debian

I'm trying to set up some basic DOS protection. The following iptables rule works on a CentOS box but NOT on debian (wheezy). #limit the parallel http requests to 50 per class C sized network ...
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Allow outgoing connections for DNS [closed]

I'm new to IPtables, but I am trying to setup a secure server to host a website and allow SSH. This is what I have so far: #!/bin/sh i=/sbin/iptables # Flush all rules $i -F $i -X # Setup default ...
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Debian, IPv6 is not asssigned to interface

I have a Debian 7 Server with several networks and KVM VMs running configured: 2a01:4f8:191:439b::/64 144.72.132.208/29 The IPv6 Subnet is splitted into /96 Networks to assign each bridge a own ...
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Apache2 unable to start: private key not found

today I edited some vhosts in my Apache installation and when I tried to restart it I got this error: [Sun Jun 08 15:20:19 2014] [error] Init: Private key not found [Sun Jun 08 15:20:19 2014] [error] ...
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Debian Based Server not booting, soon after GRUB screen it restarts?

I have tried running memtest, it start get about half way then abruptly restarts. I assume this is not a problem with the OS itself but rather a hardware issue, I have checked various logs when after ...
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Openvpn - stuck on Connecting

I've got a problem with openvpn server... every time when I trying to connect to the VPN , I am getting a window with login and password box, so I typed my login and password (login = Common Name ...
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VPS without access to the Internet after reboot

There is a problem with my VPS. I had purged lots of programs using apt-get command and * wildcard among other things to remove many apps at the same time such as sendmail-*. After it the server ...
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IPtables - Sensible and non-contradictory rules?

This is my IPtable rules for my webserver with SSH installed, i've had help to get this far. My question is, are my rules contradictory. For example, I've been recommended to use these two lines: # ...
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IPtables locking down website allowing only SSH

I have written my first IPtables rule file to try and protect my server on all ports apart from SSH and the ports needed for the web. This is what I have come up with: i=/sbin/iptables # Flush all ...
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Securing debain with fail2ban or iptables

I'm looking to secure my server. Initially my first thought was to use iptables but then I also learnt about Fail2ban. I understand that Fail2ban is based on iptables, but it has the advantages of ...
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How can I answer the “scan another CD” prompt during Debian install with preseed?

I've got a preseeded install from cdrom working smoothly, except for ONE prompt. It does the scan of the cdrom before installing software, and asks me if I want to insert an additional CD to scan. Is ...
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Apache FastCGI server connection failure

I have a virtual machine base box for Debian wheezy that I've been using with vagrant for the last few months without any issues, however yesterday when I brought up a new machine and updated/upgraded ...
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PPTP server/client to client communication fails

I have some problems with my PPTP VPN server on Debian 7 x86. I'm mainly using Windows clients to connect to the VPN and this works. The VPN connection from client to server works, because in the ...
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install nginx always gives me SSL_OP_MSIE_SSLV2_RSA_PADDING error

My goal is to install nginx with RTMP module on my Debian server Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.51-1 x86_64) I try to install it from source as described in many tutorials: ...
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Can't run node.js script on server reboot

I need to listen events on port 3240 and I'm using node.js for that purpose. I need to execute my script with forever tool. I also need to run forever on server reboot. When I run forever glh.js ...
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Create .gitconfig for chrooted users

I have several chrooted users on my server, and I want to install git for specific users. I block at the command : git config --global user.name "user_name" I use this command connected as the ...
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What can I do to prevent BIND from outputting these logs

I recently noticed that BIND has been producing a large amount of logs in /var/syslog relating to one particular server (ezdns) Jun 3 03:29:24 overlook named[6586]: success resolving ...
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Segmentation fault using group add

Today I tried to install a tftp server to setup a PXE server on a virtual machine (powered by VMware ESX 4) for our network to ease server installation. The base installation (Debian 7.5.0 x64) worked ...
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Exim should save the id of a failed message to a database (or at least pipe it to a shell script)

The Setup We are running exim version 4.72 on Debian Squeeze 6 (Squeeze) (LTS). Exim is used for outgoing emails only - it does not handle emails from other servers/domains - it only handles ...
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Kerberos credentials cache dates reported differently in Debian Squeeze and Debian Wheezy

I have two Debian servers which use same LDAP/Kerberos server, but dates in output of klist on them shown in different format - mm/dd/yyyy on squeeze vs dd/mm/yy on wheezy. Looks like they just use ...
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Debian 100% cpu every 30 minutes but not loggable?

I have a Debian 7 x64 machine running with Digital Ocean that has every 30 Minutes a 100% cpu usage for about 1 minute. A couple of days ago it stayed there for a couple of hours so the server finally ...
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Apache resolves all URLs to default

I am using Apache 2.2 on a Debian-based distro. For some reason, all URLs are directed to the default index. No error or anything. That means: example.domain.com goes to domain.com. "example" can be ...
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Remove old logrotate entries

Recently I have removed nginx on my server running Debian Linux and since then, I keep getting the following email every day: root@server:~# tail /var/mail/root Content-Type: text/plain; ...
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E: Package 'libapache2-mod-fastcgi' has no installation candidate — Debian Server

apt-get install libapache2-mod-fastcgi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package libapache2-mod-fastcgi is not available, but is referred to by ...
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Why does debian not set the pam module called pam_limits.so in the file /etc/pam.d/su

I am using debian version 7.4 The /etc/pam.d/su file there does not enable pam_limits.so the snippet is: # Sets up user limits, please uncomment and read /etc/security/limits.conf # to enable ...
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Debian PHP extension installed but still “missing”

I'm trying to install ZeroMQ on my Debian server. As per the instructions, I've installed libzmq-dev with aptitude, and now I'm trying to install the PHP bindings. Here I managed to install pecl, and ...
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How to find out where mystery SPAM scripts are coming from?

I am the datacenter manager at a small ISP and we have been having an issue with mystery scripts sending out SPAM on our server. These PHP scripts will appear mysteriously in /tmp as well as sometimes ...
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Change permission for home directory on debian [duplicate]

My Debian machine is running DirectAdmin and we have build our own CMS. By now, when we create a new website a new folder and user will created down the /home/ directory. As an developer to setup ...
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PhpMyAdmin 500 Internal Server Error on Nginx/php5-fpm/Debian

I downloaded PhpMyAdmin a while ago and am having a hard time getting it to work. Requesting localhost/phpmyadmin gives a 500 Internal Server Error response, but there's nothing in the error log. ...
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VM's Grub menu invisible with XenServer 6.0.2?

I have a dual-boot VM on XenServer 6.0.2 but grub just shows up as a black screen. I can still make a selection and such, but it's just a black screen in the XenServer console. Any ideas on how to ...
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Posftfix - MTA during fwd-connect Negative greeting

I have problem with postfix on Debian Squeezy (Yes. Squeezy). I can't send email, idk why. My postqueue: root@mx-2:~# postqueue -p -Queue ID- --Size-- ----Arrival Time---- -Sender/Recipient------- ...
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OpenSSH server accepts public key then immediately closes the connection without any error message

I am trying to connect to an SSH server I was able to connect to in the past but using different OpenSSH client versions. Starting from a Cygwin OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1g 7 Apr 2014 client, going ...
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Debian: how to install a 64 bit package using apt?

I am migrating my system to 64 bit and the debian wiki suggests to first debootstrap a 64bit into a directory, then collect all 64bit packages and install them but this doesn't work. To install 64bit ...
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My Debian 7 server lost all saved fingerprints

I am running some snapshots for my daily backups on the server. The backups were broken yesterday and by checking, I noticed that all the remote servers fingerprints were lost and I had to add them ...
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ssh connection to Debian machine hangs when updating firewall rules

I am running a script which updates firewall rules on a Debian machine via SSH as well as other actions. However, after the script runs, my connection just hangs. I am able to close the terminal and ...
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PHP APC cannot increase cache above 32m

apc.shm_size I set it to 128M I have also try 128 (without M) But It always 32M :( /proc/sys/kernal/shmmax is set to 134217728
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firehol simple config doesn't work on Debian 7

I'm trying to set up a very simple firehol setup under a brand new Debian7 server. I only installed ssh and sudo before this Installed firehol with sudo apt-get install firehol Changed the config ...
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(initscripts) Execute a command, if the command does not complete in 10 seconds, run another

On (Debian) Linux I want to: Execute a command. If the command doesn't complete in 10 seconds, kill it and try another command. The use-case is: I have a daemon service which I would like to shut ...
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Apache mod_rewrite redirecting to base URL

I'm busy migrating a production codeigniter project to a new server. The current setup has been working fine for almost a year now but while moving to the new LAMP stack I'm running into a weird ...
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Finding the origin of a package not from an official repository?

I have couchdb 1.1.0-1 install on Debian Squeeze. According to debian this is not one of their official versions. So I tried: apt-cache policy couchdb couchdb: Installed: 1.1.0-1 Candidate: ...
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How to get the released package's .dsc file the Debian way?

DSCURL="$(wget -qO- "https://packages.debian.org/${SUITE}/${PKG}" \ | grep -o 'http.*\.dsc">\[' | cut -d'"' -f1)" [ -z "$DSCURL" ] && die 2 "no .dsc" dget ${ALLOW_UNAUTH} -x "$DSCURL" ...
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Tomcat memory allocation removed by automatic updates

I'm hosting quite a few servers, for customers and for our own usage. All these servers run Debian Stable. All of the servers are virtual servers. This is for the eventuality that an automatic update ...
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Running dist-upgrade fails on installation of 'startpar'

I'm trying to run dist-upgrade on Debian 6 but it fails on installation of startpar with: dpkg: considering deconfiguration of sysvinit-utils, which would be broken by installation of startpar ... ...
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Easily spoof lsb_release output for different versions

I’m often rebuilding software packages (mostly Debian) for older versions (of both Debian and Ubuntu, including oldoldstable). Some of these packages use the lsb_release command to figure out the ...