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puppetca never returns anything

Hi: I'm trying to configure Puppet on Ubuntu, and strangely I am never able to generate a certificate because my server never shows any pending certificate requests. Put differently, on the server I ...
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What is the best server environment to resist massive traffic with Drupal?

I am setting up a Drupal website that might have critical traffic for a while. What is the best setup (distro, apache/ngynx/lighttpd, reverse proxy, sql server, php version, etc) to handle it? Drupal ...
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Question on configuring network and DNS for development purposes

I have a question on how to configure a server for development purposes. this is the situation: There is a main server which connects all computer to Internet. We want to have another server for ...
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Setting up openldap for ldaps with cn=config

I'm trying to enable SSL connections on an OpenLDAP 2.4.23 server, but all the instructions I find only discuss the old slapd.conf configuration. Can anyone point to some instructions for setting it ...
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ssh is ok, but connection refused when trying to rsync, why?

Editing the question, sorry for the confusion I need make cron job that will backup a directory that resides on a remote server, have the backup on the machine running the cron job. The remote server ...
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Config deployment on multiple servers

I have multiple servers in WEB cluster (identical configuration for all of them, despite the IP) How do you deploy changes in configs on multile servers? I make the new config, then create config ...
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Should Production Windows Web Servers (IIS & SQL) be in a domain?

We have a few web servers and a few database servers. To date, they've been standalone machines that are not part of a domain. The web servers don't talk to each other, and the web servers talk to ...
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PostgreSQL: sweet spot for core count

I have a few questions re. PostgreSQL. What is the sweet spot so far as number of CPU cores goes? Does anyone know when parallel queries will be implemented? WRT #2, I've seen benchmarks where ...
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nginx - config for several domains

So in the past, I've just had one nginx.conf file. I'd like to separate this out for each domain (right now there's two), but to stay organized in case there's more. How is this possible to let each ...
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lighttpd folder/site specific config files

I've been researching what I'm sure is a very simple task. Coming from .htaccess to lighttpd.conf, I'm sure I am still missing some important concepts. I am using lighttpd for a number of virtual ...
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Help with Setting Certain Links to HTTP and HTTPS

I have an newly installed SSL certificate on my website and I am trying to figure out how to make some pages point specifically to https and other point only to http. For example, if someone is on my ...
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Secure Debian LAMP Server Setup Shell Script for Rackspace Cloud

We recently deployed a Rackspace Cloud Server of the Debian (Lenny) flavour. The server basically just needs to be set up as a LAMP server, but it will need to be put through the tests of a PCI ...
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sendmail configuration?

I want to send email from a C++ program. I want to do it using sendmail. Well, actually I don't care how, I just found that none of the smtp libaries work... The way to do this, I found via google, ...
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Are *.domain.com wild card SSL certificates expected to or required to only be used by 1 IP?

Are *.domain.com wild card SSL certificates expected to or required to only be used by 1 IP? Such that site1.domain.com is on ServerX and site2.domain.com is on ServerY where both servers have ...
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Can't get acces to hMailServer

I'm trying to put in place a mail server with hmail server. My company has the "mycompany.com" domain name (at http://en.gandi.net/). On my web domain provider interface, I add manually an email ...
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Ifconfig eth0:x 192.198.6.x up

I typed in the following ifconfig eth0:0 192.198.6.1 up ifconfig eth0:1 192.198.6.2 up ifconfig eth0:2 192.198.6.3 up Now there were no errors for either of ...
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Unable to connect to sites using IIS7 Manager

I'm a developer who has been assigned the task of managing and configuring a new IIS7 instance on a remote server. My domain account has been added as to the local Administrators group on the box, ...
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Inconsistent trailing slash in DOCUMENT_ROOT variable in PHP when using Apache

In different server environments, the PHP $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] super global sometimes has a trailing slash and sometimes it does not. I would have thought this issue is directly related to how ...
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Cataloging web/db/app servers in an organisation - Excel/Wiki/?

I've inherited "ownership" of various servers (the hardware itself and server software that runs on in - lots of Apache/Oracle/MySQL) with a wide variety of configurations. I'm a developer - I've been ...
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What linux / apache host server settings could be affecting my upload speeds?

Upload speeds to one particular server of mine are drastically slower than expected, or tolerable. I am moving a site to a new host; part of the functionality of the site is the upload of several ...
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How to associate ip range to interface

How to associate ip range to specific interface. I have multiple vlans and till today i have worked with 1 ip range, but i need to increase ip range to second vlan. My first few lines of config ...
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Which file extensions are always going to be OK with IIS?

We are serving up files for our own application for download from web servers, including IIS. One such file has the .config extension. Turns out that IIS won't serve this because it thinks it's a ...
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MySQL goes away when traffic volume spikes

I have 2 servers running 1 website. Server #1 is dedicated to Apache, serving the website files to the Internet. Server #2 is dedicated to MySQL, serving the database to the Server #1. Gigabit ...
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maintaining entries in linux config files like syslog.conf automagically in a robust manner

sometimes I want to automatically add a config to a conf file that I can scriptably remove later, for example I want to temporarily make 10 hosts log to a remote syslog server. So I so something like ...
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Hardware configuration for large scale ASP.NET web application

I have an ASP.NET application that will be hosted on Windows Server 2003. Below is the average traffic estimate that the site will be having. Unique page views - around 150,000 per day Number of ...
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Apache2 configuration error: “<VirtualHost> was not closed” error

So I've already checked through my config file and I really can't see an instance where any tag hasn't been properly closed...but I keep getting this configuration error...Would you mind taking a look ...
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Multicast accross the subnets

My application sends some UDP packets on a multicast address. In our office we have 3 subnets connected via routers. Sitting in my subnet I'm able to ping the IP of the other subnet. Will multicast ...
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Drive configuration for 5 large databases

I've got 5 databases, each 300GB, currently on a RAID 5 array consisting of 5 drives. All the databases are used heavily, at the same time, so drive speed is an issue. Would I see better performance ...
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How do I configure Ruby On Rails on windows XP with APACHE and MYSQL

It has been quite some time I am struggling to get Ruby On Rails working on my System which is having Windows XP operating system. I am trying to configure ROR to use apache and mysql so that I do ...
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Server configuration advice for new site that could get lots of traffic within 6m

We're setting up a new web2.0 type site with elements of e-commerce. Budget is kind of tight. Due to the nature of the site and promotions, etc., we expect traffic could ramp up fairly quickly. ...
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Should I install GCC 64 bit on a new server?

I am going to rebuild my server and I am wondering whether I should install GCC 32 or 64 bit. I develop in Python and I use some libraries that would benefit from a 64 bit GCC installation but I am ...
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Best web service server configuration

We've just taken over supporting a system for a new client, and they would like to expand on the server infrastructure it uses. My expertise is more in development, I have a few ideas but I would ...
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How to make sure my apache config is secure?

How can i make sure that my apache config is secure? i mean against attacks and so on...
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Help needed setting up nginx to serve static files

I'm trying to setup nginx to serve static files. Basically all I need is to have http://mydomain.com/site_media/ point to /var/django/myproject/site_media. I have tried so many configurations and ...
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How do I configure IIS so my Web.config is determined by URL?

I am running a test rig with IIS6 serving an ASP.NET (and Sharepoint) web site. We have several clients, and so we have custom root Web.config files for each client. For this test rig, I want to ...
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Best motherboard power supply combo for backblaze server

Building a backblaze server as described in this article. http://blog.backblaze.com/ So 45 hard drives in one box. I'm making it a MSDPM 2010 server so I actually don't even need raid cards in there ...
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Help choosing a PERC RAID card for a MD3000

I'm trying to select a PERC card to use with a PowerVault MD3000 (15 drives in RAID5). Is the 5/E the only card compatible with the MD3000 on sale by Dell at the moment - or are there newer better ...
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Do you delete unused config file lines?

I've been configuring Apache and PHP, and the default config files have a ton of commented-out options, many of which I doubt I'll ever use. After saving the default file as a backup and tweaking my ...
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Apache Sending “Content-Length : 0” , How to Fix?

I am using Apache server and it is sending Content-Length = 0 value which is preventing file-downloads, see - ...
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Puppet : How to override / redefine outside child class (usecase and example detailled)

The use case i try to illustrate is when to declare some item (eq mysqld service) with a default configuration that could be included on every node (class stripdown in the example, for basenode), and ...
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Any guide to set values for fastcgi_buffers in Nginx config?

I just moved our blog-network to ngnix (from apache) which is powered by WPMU. Everything is running smoothly and fine. During my quest to optimize server to the max level - I came across this thread ...
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Does anyone know if “SATA II” drives are compatible with a Dell SAS 5i/R?

I want to buy some cheaper HDs for our server (it will have practically zero HD access) but I plan to put them into a RAID 1 config, just for peace of mind. Our server is a second-hand PowerEdge 860, ...
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Sharing includes files with PHP across domains on shared hosting

Can I use an includes folder on one website and set up "trusted domains/IPs" that are allowed to access the files in this folder (all other domains/IPs are restricted)? All the sites are on the same ...
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Setting up subdomain on one .com to point to the subdomain on another .com shows cPanel welcome [closed]

I have 2 domains on 2 different servers, using two different sets of nameservers. In the DNS settings for the first TLD, lets say foo.com, I have the @ pointing to server1 which is running a specialty ...
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How to modify allow_url_fopen Local Value

This is a question about PHP configuration on a LAMP server. I want to turn off allow_url_fopen on one virtual host but not the other (i.e. can't turn it off globally in php.ini). The other day I had ...
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How SAN Storage or NAS devices are typically used?

Can these storage devices be accessed like normal hard drives or applications specifically target a device? The applications you guys use against these devices, do you have tell your application what ...
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configuring default PYTHONPATH

I have Django application and few Django commands that I would execute through cronjobs on CentOS 5. Recently I updated my python-setuptools package, which in-turn update python-devel packages. ...
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use cronjob to commit /etc/ changes to svn?

I manage a server a lot of people have root access to (I know this is another issue...). I'm working on training them all to request config changes through me but on occasion someone makes a change ...
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Can I reset the exim4 configuration to its initial default?

I have an Ubuntu 8.04 web server on which I had an exim4 installation. I had e-mail set up with a smarthost, but I changed it to local mail only using dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config The problem is ...
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Changes to /etc/sysconfig/keyboard without restart?

cat /etc/sysconfig/keyboard KEYBOARDTYPE="pc" KEYTABLE="uk" Question: Do you have to restart for changes to effect?