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What is a recommended way to patch the Shellshock Bash bug on an unsupported Ubuntu server?

I maintain an out-of-support Ubuntu Quantal server (12.10), don't ask me why please, and we need to patch the Shellshock Bash security bug. As upgrades are not available anymore, what is the ...
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How to set the domain name on GNU/Linux?

Similarly to hostname that can be changed in different ways: temporarily using the hostname command permanently using /etc/hostname (or /etc/sysconfig/network or /etc/HOSTNAME, these files are used ...
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How to mitigate error “kernel: nf_conntrack: table full, dropping packet”

We recently had a problem with one of our servers (Debian Squeeze) becoming unresponsive during heavy-ish load. Looking at the kernel logs, I think this is the cause: kernel: nf_conntrack: table ...
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Install amphp / thread on a Debian Wheezy 64 bits

I'm trying to install a multi-thread PHP system on one of my server. After a few readings, the simplest solution seems to use Pthreads with an Amp\thread implementation ...
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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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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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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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libpam-ldapd not looking for secondary groups

I'm migrating from libpam-ldap to libpam-ldapd. I'm having some trouble gathering the secondary groups from LDAP. On libpam-ldap, I had this on the /etc/ldap.conf file: nss_schema rfc2307bis ...
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How to reliable re-install nf_conntrack module after removal?

I want to remove the nf_conntrack module from debian. However I don't want to do this until I know how to get it back (if I have to), and currently am not confident about this. The steps another ...
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Fail to get EDID information on debian [on hold]

I've used get-edid to get EDID iformation of my monitor but it fails: timus@laptop:~#get-edid | base64 get-edid: get-edid version 2.0.0 Performing real mode VBE call Interrupt 0x10 ax=0x4f00 bx=0x0 ...
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Postfix SMTP authentication

I used this guide to create a mailserver for a small business: https://workaround.org/ispmail/wheezy. IMAP is working perfectly but i ran into an issue with SMTP and Authenticated SMTP. When i use an ...
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Debian package only copy and extract don't try to build from source

I try to make a deb package which simply extracts and copies the content of the bin directory to the bin. How can I tell debhelper not to look for the .tgz source file and try to compile it? My ...
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Can not update bash on Debian Squeeze

Can not update bash on a Debian Squeeze server to get rid of discovered vulnerability: bash --version GNU bash, version 4.1.5(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) apt-get update apt-get install bash ...
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PHP Error / Mk-livestatus in Nagvis

I have Nagios and Nagvis installed via Debian packages, but when I run Nagvis and try to get into the "General Configuration" menu I get this error Error: (0) Array to string conversion ...
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Updating SVN to 1.7 on Debian Squeeze

I tried to update my Subversion Client und Squeeze with 1.7. Therefore I extended the "/etc/apt/sources.list" with deb http://opensource.wandisco.com/debian/ squeeze svn17 Downloaded their key ...
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Debian 7 + Hyper-V and random network/DNS problems

Our department is *nix-based exclusively but unfortunately the company we're part of runs on a Windows environment and until I get budget for our own servers I have to run our servers on a Hyper-V ...
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Connecting debian and windows via IPsec VPN with Racoon and ipsec-tools

I've some trouble with the IPsec configuration on my debian server (6 squeeze). This server should connect via IPsec VPN to an windows server, which is protected by an firewall. I've used racoon and ...
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sftp server unexpectedly closed network connection [on hold]

Sftp was working just fine yesterday and today i've tried to connect using winscp and i've got this error "server unexpectedly closed network connection". I've tried to use filezilla and it 's thrown ...
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How to use update-alternatives per user

Is there any way to use update-alternative "user wide" ? I mean that it would be great to set preferences per user. Does Debian provide some tools for that?
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Debian dependency problems / partially installed

I tried to install curl support for php 5 on my debian squeeze machine and since I'm having problems. After trying to install curl I got dependency issues which I tried to solve by removing what ...
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apt-get don't support https and can't install the necessery package to do it

On Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 I'm using Ansible (software to manage and configure machines) to install Passenger and copy the sources.list from another machine. To ...
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VirtualHost keeps redirecting to default main page

I was wondering if im doing something wrong or what ? I'm trying to create a virtualhost for my web page. I've got default apache conf in /etc/apache2/sites-available : <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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Set a persistent env var for a user who was created without home directory

This is a quick one. I'm in debian, running a bash script as root. Is it possible for me to set an envar for a specific user if I have created that user without a home directory? Looking at these ...
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Apt without ask at night remove some packages

Today i came to work, and found that some of my perl scripts on work server - do not run. The problem is that scripts can not find some libraries that need to work. However, just yesterday, these ...
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Apache SSL configuration - Invalid method in request \x16\x03\x01

I'm trying to set up https service on my VirtualBox guest instance running Debian Squeeze and Apache 2. When trying to load my virtual host's test page in a browser from my Win7 host machine, I'm ...
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Cannot add ssh keys in cloudstack

I used this guide for use ssh keys in cloudstack. https://cloudstack.apache.org/docs/en-US/Apache_CloudStack/4.2.0/html/Installation_Guide/using-sshkeys.html I'm using a debian instance. Once I run ...
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Guest networking not working on Debian Jessie Host server KVM with br0 bridged network

GUESTS networking not working at all. In other words guest can not ping host or lan gateway. I have br0 bridge already created, also brctl show that vnet0 was properly added by KVM to br0 on guest ...
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How to exclude a particular domain entry from access.log in squid3 on debian

I have proxy server setup running squid proxy and Squid Cache: Version 3.1.20 on debian, I am doing some log analysis from squid's log file i.e /var/log/squid3/access.log. I dont want a entry of ...
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How to install 32-bit libraries using Debian Testing

Question: What is the way to determine, ahead of time and without doing a full install of 64-bit Debian Testing NETINST, when Debian Testing has 32-bit libraries available and fully working and ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) DomU on Debian Wheezy Dom0 Xen 4

I have been forced to move from a Centos Dom0 xen 3 Centos + Ubuntu Lucid DomUs To Debian Wheezy Dom0 Xen 4 Ubuntu Lucid DomUs However although I can create new DomUs on wheezy I cannot ...
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Set env var for user as root

I'm on debian logged in as root and I am trying to set an env var for a specific user (not root). This is what I tried and didn't work: su - nginx -c export APP_SETTINGS='production.py' The error I ...
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Idiomatic way to query installed version of package in debian repository

I am running a private repository that hosts packages for a small arm board. I'm putting together a build process that injects newer versions into that repository on the server using reprepro. Is ...
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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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Buffered output from tar gzip? [on hold]

I have a network drive that contains a large folder (82GB currently) of back up data. I would like to periodically send this folder to Amazon Glacier for some off-site backup protection. I have a ...
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Allow user to execute “repquota -g /”

I need to allow an user to execute "repquota -g /" from a script without superuser permissions on debian Wheezy. I would not allow all superuser permissions to the user (in my case it is the www-data ...
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Increasing LVM to use all free space on virtualbox/debian

I've cloned and resized a disk image for VirtualBox but I can't find a way to use all the new space. this is how I started: fdisk: Disk /dev/sda: 80.5 GB, 80530636800 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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init process' nice level

The init process on a Debian server (VPS) I've inherited has its nice value set to +10. There's nothing particularly obscure installed on the system. It has a LAMP stack and does a lot of IO and will ...
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In Ubuntu Linux, how do I list packages installed from the “universe” repository?

On an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server, I want to list installed packages and see what repository they come from. It’s easy to list installed packages, but it does not include the name of the repository (such ...
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Avoid the need of CAfile on client

I am trying to configure my apache that it is delivering all certificates files to get always a positive validation. To be clear there is no issue with any browsers, I am talking about openssl ...
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How can I limit total quota using squid without authentication for per user

I am having Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, I have configured it as a wifi hotspot using hostapd and dhcpd, I have configured transparent squid proxy server on it. Now all traffic goes through my proxy ...
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Debian install netbeans - “No protocol specified”

When trying to run the netbeans shell installer, it gives me an error. ./netbeans-7.0.1-m1-php-linux.sh Configuring the installer... Searching for JVM on the system... Extracting installation data... ...
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Something is filtering 27017 port even then firewall is not working

Good day, i' trying to move mongodb database to separate VPS from application, but VPS was pre-configured not by me. I have instance with running mongodb on 27017 port: COMMAND PID USER FD ...
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No posix acl in debian Wheezy with ext4

I was running a new script and encountered the following error: Your filesystem or build does not support posix ACLs So I thought no problem, just add acl,user_xattr to my fstab. It now looks ...
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iptables + postfix cant send email

Recently my host provider sent me a letter about some sort of attack from my server. I'm not into security so i found some tutorial and closed all unused ports with iptables. Here is my iptables ...
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ssh tunneling not working due to strict iptables

my iptables are set so that I can only allow ssh connections. I tried ssh tunneling and I can connect to my sever, but after when I try using my server as a proxy on firefox, pages try to load ...
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some services switched off automatically

with my company we have a VPS. We have some issues with it. this morning the pure-ftpd was stopped. I had to start also postfix and the cron jobs were off for 3 hours. My config : Debian GNU/Linux 7 ...
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Redmine not finding my Git Repo on Debian 7.3

I'm currently facing the problem, that I get the error message The entry or revision was not found in the repository. when I want to see the repository in Redmine 1.4.4. The repository path is set to ...
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QEMU guest can access HTTPS sites, but not HTTP

So I'm configuring a QEMU guest on my Debian Wheezy server, using virt-manager. As guest I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 server. The server contains the following iptables rule: iptables -t nat -A ...
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Lighttpd with FastCGI won't create /tmp/fcgi.sock on startup?

I'm running lighttpd-1.4.19 on a debian 5 box and try to run web2py with fastcgi. The problem with that is, that lighttpd does not create the socket file /tmp/fcgi.sock. If I'm creating the file by ...
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How can I upgrade PHP to a higher version for Debian Squeeze?

Currently, my PHP is on 5.3.3, how can I upgrade it? Also how can I upgrade anything? For example, if I want to upgrade phpMyAdmin as well?