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Blacklisting MAC addresses, but they still take a DHCP lease

At my workplace, we have a Public Wifi network, as well as our Private Wifi network. The Private side has access to see other computers, the printers, servers, and access to the Internet. On the ...
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Increase partition size in debian server

I have a debian server instance and I need to increase the root partition size of it. I installed the parted program and took a backup first. Then I attached another 2GB volume to the instance. When ...
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Postfix to Postfix relaying

I've got a (possibly unusual) situation with using Postfix to relay mail to another Postfix mail server that then needs to send the email out. I've read plenty of tutorials and seen instructions for ...
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Apache - disable file preprocessing

Apache tries parse my *.tpl files (which contain js/html – underscore templates). This is somethings I don't need at all. So if I rename file to *.html, content is returned as is, and if that very ...
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NFS daemon not starting up with error message “Kernel does not have pseudo root support”

My nfs daemon is not starting up anymore. I see the following entries in the syslog: Sep 26 18:21:10 VOXWEBPRODDHNCGN001 mountd[3401]: Kernel does not have pseudo root support. Sep 26 18:21:10 ...
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Cannot remove mount option “discard” on an ext4 file system

I try to turn off "discard" on an ext4 file system but I cannot succeed. I tried to add "nodiscard" option in /etc/fstab but I can still see this # tune2fs -l /dev/md2|grep disca Default mount ...
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lighttpd does not start at boot after enabling ipv6

A few days ago I configured lighttpd to listen on my VPS IPv6 address as well. It runs on a Debian 7 Xen VPS (Linode) with a 3.15.4-x86_64-linode45 kernel. The version of lighttpd is 1.4.31-4+deb7u3. ...
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squid slow initial webpage loading

i believe i have managed to sucsessfully install squid on my debian 7 server, however whenever i attempt to use it loading of the first from a domain is incredibly slow, subsequent page loads from the ...
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VirtualHost's server name does not work (shows /var/www), all aliases do

I have installed apache 2 and created and enabled a virtual host. The virtual host has: ServerName example.com ServerAlias *.example.com ServerAlias foo.com ServerAlias *.foo.com ...
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can I add global alias in virtual_alias_maps but only for local domains?

I want to create a global alias for all my domains to catch all mail to addresses like postmaster@ I've added theses lines to aliases.pcre: /(MAILER-DAEMON|postmaster|abuse|webmaster)@(.*)$/ ...
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Has the use of sudo changed in Debian 7?

I will try to explain my situation first. I am currently running 6 virtualized Debian servers on a ESXi host machine. The virtual servers where installed with a Debian Linux 6 (Lenny). Recently I ...
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Monit failing to connect to Dovecot over SSL IMAP

I run Monit to keep check on processes on a Debian server. It's working as normal for all other services (Apache SSL, Postfix, SSH etc.) but Monit's checks on Dovecot are failing repeatedly. I think ...
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rrdgraph generation fails on high IO load

We have a 4 core CPU production system which does a lot of cronjobs , having constant proc queue and an usual load of ~1.5. During night time we do some IO intensive stuff with postgres. We generate ...
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How can I log and maybe even block IPs that send lots of incoming UDP traffic?

we run a voice / teamspeak server which receives legitmate traffic on port 9987 from many ips. Sometimes we get DDoSed. So people use single Servers and send 1-3 Gbits of UDP Floods to that port. This ...
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Cannot restart apache2 on Debian server - “Cannot load /usr/local/apache2/modules/libphp5.so into server”

Okay... I'm something of a beginner when it comes to servers, and I'm having some issues with restarting apache on my Debian web server. I just ran the following: aptitude install apache2 openssl ...
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Debian Jessie Qemu KVM GPU Passthrough to Windows Virtual Machine guest Virt-Manager error Bus PCI not found

I'm having problems with Virt-Manager not wanting to boot a VM and giving error: Error starting domain: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to ...
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hylafax + modem (USR Sportster Flash X2) + MODEM TIMEOUT: reading line from modem

I have the following issue with my modem Sportster Flash X2. We had set it up with hylafax and it worked week or two. But today during receiving of fax it hangs and is not responding. Here is log from ...
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Why are outdated packages installed by yum on CentOS? (specifically PHP 5.1) How to fix?

I'm working on a fresh CentOS server and am extremely annoyed to find out that yum does not work as smoothly and brilliantly as "apt-get install" does on Ubuntu. Installing a LAMP stack, I ran the ...
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How to install pip/easy_install on debian 6 for python3.2

I'm trying to install pip or setup tools form python 3.2 in debian 6. First case: apt-get install python3-pip...OK python3 easy_install.py webob Searching for webob Reading ...
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Block (nullroute?) an IPv6 hostname using /etc/hosts [migrated]

I'm trying to prevent my web browser from communicating with certain hosts (mostly ads and tracking). I have a list of such hosts in my /etc/hosts file. For IPv4 in my /etc/hosts I can do: ...
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Iptable l7-filter installation guide and block p2p

I would install l7-filter to block P2P torrent, First of all , I have a linux debian. I installed by the below command apt-get install l7-filter-userspace And then run command iptables -I FORWARD ...
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Unable to make work both private and public ip network on openvz container in Proxmox

I'm using Proxmox 3, it is a fresh installation. For those who know, I'm using OVH Vrack 1.5 (along with a previous Vrack 1.0). My server has two interface eth0 and eth1, I succeeded to configure ...
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Page displays “File not found” when I enable php-fpm chroot on debian wheezy apache2.2

I set up a chroot jail for a user "bob". bob is located in /var/jails/bob Bob has a site which is located in /var/jails/bob/bobssite.com/public_html Everything seems to work so far, including the ...
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How to add “Authentication-Results:” - Debian Squeeze+postfix+opendkim+SPF checks

I have installed Debian Squeeze on my VPS, I use it as mail server only, packages installed are: Postfix+openDKIM+SPF_checks_with_Postfix. All works fine, SPF & DKIM passes authentication, but ...
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how to fix corrupt, not cleanly closed and upgrade needing tables in mysql

When I restart mysql server in Debian, I always have the below messages. How to make the messages disappear or fix the problem/corrupted tables? debian:~# /etc/init.d/mysql restart Stopping MySQL ...
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server side cd on sftp client connect

Is there a way with sftp to have it configured server-side to run a cd command when a client connects? I have my users thrown in to chroot, the folder has to be root:root chowned and cannot be ...
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Shorewall: DNAT to IPSEC tunnel zone not routing correctly

I have a ipsec tunnel working that gives access to a 192.168.4.0/24 lan. It is working fine and I can access hosts on the other side without problem: # from fw and lan hosts: # ping 192.168.4.44 PING ...
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cf3 Can't stat … in files.copyfrom promise

On the client: # cf-agent -KIv ... cf3 -> Handling file existence constraints on /etc/cfengine3 cf3 -> Copy file /etc/cfengine3 from /srv/cfengine/sysconf/server/inputs check cf3 No existing ...
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Where or how to find process that suddently and repeatedly consume all memory [on hold]

Since two days, my Debian (with Parallels Plesk v12.0.18_build1200140606.15 os_Debian 6.0) dedicated server, becomes unreacheable through http, pleks admin, ftp, and ssh. But it remains accepting ...
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“tasksel: aptitude failed (100)” installing LAMP on Ubuntu (vagrant)

vagrant@precise64:~$ sudo tasksel install lamp-server tasksel: aptitude failed (100) I'm hoping to get a LAMP server from a clean install of ubuntu. All the googles suggest tasksel, which going ...
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How can i speed up an XWiki installation on debian?

We installed XWiki on Debian. Page load times in default config were about 2 seconds. Tuning the memory parameters according to the XWiki performanve guide brought it down to 1 second. But for a local ...
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Reset admin password of OpenVAS

When I installed OpenVAS, I was prompted for a password, however the prompt errored out. I have installed OpenVAS and it is working properly, however I cant get in as admin (I created a new user and ...
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Apache, ISPConfig & Roundcube alias

I'm using ISPConfig to setup all the websites on my server but I also like to try to fiddle with the files myself to see how it works. Like you guessed, yes, I've broken something. I can't access my ...
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missing configure.pl.gz for ldap smaba configuration [closed]

I'm configuring a samba server to authenticate using LDAP and it seems there's an unpatched bug in debian when installing smbldap-tools. the file /usr/share/doc/smbldap-tools/configure.pl.gz is ...
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Debian package performance on XFS, btrfs, ext3, ext4

I did 4 clean installations of debian 6 and measured time of installing some average virtual package. FS options are default. time apt-get install build-essential I got very strange results ...
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Cannot ping another VM on same network and same virtual switch (VMWare ESXi) [closed]

After days of trial I'm still unable to understand what is happening. Let's say I have 3 VMs : mailserver, customerA and customerB : CustomerA has eth2 with IP 10.8.181.1 netmask 255.255.254.0 ...
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need to load xt_tcpudp module in Debian 7 Wheezy with OpenVZ kernel. Error: 'could not open'

I followed this guide IPTABLES inside container guide @ openvz.org I'm running Debian 7 Wheezy x64 which was dist-updgrade'd before installing OpenVZ. The container is Debian7 x64 minimal. It's ...
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varnish 4.0.1, Unknown command: “vcl”, but command is needed on header?

I am on Debian Jessie, Varnish 4.0.1 From the varnish 4 Wiki : "Starting with Varnish 4.0, each VCL file must start by declaring its version with a special "vcl 4.0;" marker at the top of the file." ...
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MySQL - The server quit without updating PID file

I have installed MySQL 5.6.16 on Debain 7.4. But i encountered problems with starting mysql, where every time i start mysql i get this error: The server quit without updating PID file ...
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PHP from repository, upgrade to 5.5

On my Debian VPS I have installed PHP 5.4 from debian wheezy repository. Now I would like to upgrade PHP to 5.5, but I would like to still be able to continue upgrades by apt-get. Is it good way to do ...
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PPTP VPN Problem

I am using Debian OS with pptpd. My clients (both Windows and Mac) cannot complete the connection. The following shows in syslog: Jun 2 12:52:37 vpn pptpd[891]: MGR: Maximum of 6 connections ...
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Accessing multiple disks under single virtual partition?

I have disks as below on my Debian server: /dev/sda1 276M 29M 233M 11% /boot /dev/sdb1 917G 793G 79G 92% /home /dev/sdc1 1.8T 1.7T 79G 96% /home2 /dev/sdd1 1.8T 1.7T 79G 96% ...
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Best practices setting up Apache2 Virtualhosts with Aliases?

I'm setting my Apache2 Virtual Hosts, in a Debian Squeeze server, in this way: filename: whatever.mydomain.com Alias /whatever /var/www/whatever.mydomain.com <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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Debian DHCP for voip option 66 using tftp

I have configured my tftp and I am able to send configurations from the windows server when it runs dhcp option 66 tftp to my server but when I try to do it from the debian isc-dhcp-server I get ip ...
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How to restart postgresql 8.4 on Debian Squeeze when there are no clusters defined?

How to restart postgresql 8.4 on Debian Squeeze? /etc/init.d/postgresql stop/start/restart does nothing (no output given).
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Apt fails to get sources due compression

My Debian server (3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64) fails to fetch updates from security.debian.org. I think it is caused by repository, because there are only compressed files on the repository. How can I fix ...
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redmine gives 404 error after installation

I am using Debian squeeze with nginx and mysql. After raking db and loading default data to redmine. When i try to visit redmine in a browser, http://ipaddress:8080/redmine, I get a 404 error Page ...
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Grub rescue, will not boot from mdadm RAID, no such disk or device — mduuid wrong?

I am running a 14 disk RAID 6 on mdadm behind 2 LSI SAS2008's in JBOD mode (no HW raid) on Debian 7 in BIOS legacy mode. Grub2 is dropping to a rescue shell complaining that "no such device" exists ...
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Cannot install grub, segmentation fault, unable to identify filesystem, superfluous RAID member, found two disks with same index — Debian 7

A server was recently transported from location A to B, a long journey that took six months. Things have gone wrong due to nothing being labeled prior to shipment. Yes, I know --- it was done by ...
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dist-upgrade from Debian 7 (wheezy) to 8 (jessie) results in 'Failed to execute operation' errors

After upgrading Debian 7 (wheezy) to 8 (jessie), any system critical action results in one of the following messages appearing: Failed to execute operation: Activation of org.freedesktop.systemd1 ...