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Some people cannot connect to the domains which my nameserver hosts

I have set up the nameserver for my VPS service using bind9. My server has Ubuntu 10.04LTS setup. The problem that I am facing is that, for some people, they cannot connect to my server at all. I ...
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.htaccess 301 Redirect

I have an existing Wordpress site setup at mycompany.tld1 and recently registered mycompany.tld2. I want to setup a 301 redirect from mycompany.tld2 to mycompany.tld1, what would that .htaccess file ...
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SSH-agent & SSH-add at reboot

Situation: Running Ubuntu 10.04. I have a bash script that tar's a bunch of folders and copies them to another host over ssh. I've copied the public key to the other host so it doesn't prompt for a ...
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How can I access Webmin without a port?

How can I use Apache on Ubuntu 11.04 and Webmin to set up a reverse proxy for Webmin's port 10000 to access it through a subfolder like www.example.com/webmin or webmin.example.com?
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SSH users with ssh keys can't login to Usermin [closed]

I'm setting up a fresh Ubuntu netty 11.04 instance on AWS and needed Usermin to allow my "Ubuntu" user account to login. The problem is that the "ubuntu" user uses ssh keys to log into the server. I ...
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passenger-status - ERROR: Phusion Passenger doesn't seem to be running

My server is: Server version: Apache/2.2.11 (Ubuntu) Server built: Aug 16 2010 17:44:11 My ruby version ruby 1.9.2p136 (2010-12-25 revision 30365) [x86_64-linux]. I've installed passenger 3.0.7 ...
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How to (hardware) RAID 10 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with 4 drives and motherboard with RAID contoller

I have 4 500GB hard drives. I set up a RAID 10 in BIOS, much like shown here: http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/other/RAID_SATA_ESB2.pdf Then I followed these instructions: ...
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Tips to gracefully take over a (UNIX) production server

After months of neglect, e-mail flames and management battles our current sysadmin was fired and handed over "the server credentials" to me. Such credentials consist in a root password and nothing ...
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Exposing multiple virtual machines to public Internet from laptop on any connection

I've got a couple of Ubuntu virtual servers on my laptop that I drag around with me and use to test configuration and interaction of services like mail, directories, etc. I therefore want to make them ...
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Simple Port Forwarding

I have searched and searched and tried several different things and have not been able to fina solution. Here's my situation: node1 has 2 interfaces: eth0 (Public IP: 56.X.X.X), and eth1 (Private ...
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Working setup for MySQL HA & LB

I have to setup High Availability and Load balancing for web(apache-tomcat+mod_jk) and MySQL(where all clients info is stored) server which are running on the same machine(ubuntu server). First I am ...
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Apache2 can't start: ssl.load Permission Denied

I'm setting up an HTTPS server on an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server. After configuring everything, when I try to start the server I get: root@dns2:/etc/apache2# /etc/init.d/apache2 start * Starting web ...
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Sendmail on Ubuntu trying to use Google Apps servers as a relay, by default?

I have a recently installed Ubuntu (natty) server, with a domain pointed to it. The mail for this domain is handled by Google Apps (via MX dns records pointing to Google's mail servers). Now, I've ...
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Rackspace Firewall/Gateway Setup

I have rackspace account and wish to have this sort of setup: Firewall/Gateway eth0 - Public IP (56.X.X.X) eth1 - Private IP (10.X.X.X) Ubuntu 10.10. Accepts connections from the internet and ...
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RHEL5 64-bit equivalent to ia32-libs?

So we have a Java webapp going from a 32bit RHEL4 system to a 64bit RHEL5 system. We did the same thing from a 32bit RHEL to a 64-bit Ubuntu but needed ia32-libs to get java running. Does RHEL5 have ...
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Why would an .htaccess file result in 403 Forbidden when the only line is “Allow from all”?

I'm running a server: Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) mod_ssl/2.2.8 OpenSSL/0.9.8g Without a .htaccess file, everyone can access the web content. However, I add a .htaccess file with the following content: ...
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Cannot log into mysql after invoking mysql from shell script

(My first question here, so if I am flouting any conventions, I apologize in advance!) This is my first attempt at creating a shell script. I am trying to create new databases and users and passwords ...
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How to make my in-the-office server available online?

I have a server in the office, with a local IP address (192.168.1.15). The server is connected to Internet, but doesn't have a real IP address (it's just a simple DSL connection). I have another ...
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Ubuntu configure keyboard non-interactive

Im setting up some Chef scripts to build and configure a Ubuntu 11.04 instance for development. I'm having some trouble finding away of reconfiguring the keyboard with no user interaction. I tried ...
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VPS exceedingly slow, /proc/meminfo looks suspicious

A VPS I'm using has become unbearably slow. Over ssh, things like changing directories or opening small files take 5+ seconds to complete. The website hosted on it, however, performs with reasonable ...
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proper user and group configuration for eclipse android jenkins

On ubuntu 10.0.4 Did sudo su Then installed eclipse in /root/eclipse (only wget and unzip, no apt-get) Then installed android sdk in /root/android-sdk-linux_x86 (only wget and unzip, no apt-get) Run ...
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Changing location of ClamAV logging files

I've run into a weird problem with ClamAV that I have been unable to resolve, due to a incredibly non-informative error message. I've installed ClamAV via aptitude on an Ubuntu box (ClamAV ...
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MySql is not picking up changes to my.cnf file on a custom Ubuntu AMI. How do I fix this?

I created an AMI from my running EC2 Ubuntu instance. I then brought it up, and MySql is not running the same way on this copied instance. 1) Changes to my my.cnf file are not getting picked up. ...
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Best Way to Examine Apache Logs on Ubuntu Server?

I'm getting a lot of traffic that is crushing my tiny server. Is there something I can install that will allow me to examine my Apache traffic real-time? Ideally a web interface. I'd like to see what ...
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Where can I find a complete tutorial on setting up a postfix mail server [closed]

I am trying to find a complete / solid guide on setting up a Postfix server on Ubuntu 11.04 Server. I want to install using MySQL so I need one that talks about setting up the DB. Everything I have ...
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Unity under Ubuntu 11.04 in VMware Workstation

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 32bit as virtual machine in VMware Workstation under a 64 bit Windows7 host system. The surface of Ubuntu is Gnome, after I got a message, that Unity needs some 3D graphics... ...
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Compare two folder content

How can I compare two folder content under linux. I'm using diff but I want to display only the files with the same names.
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How to practice cpanel on virtual environment [duplicate]

I'm starting my sysadmin education and want to learn OS installations etc. The system I want to learn includes cPanel, but it seems there's no way to actually experiment with cPanel on a virtual ...
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How safe are Unattended Upgrades/Automatic Updates for Ubuntu

I'm in the process of trying to keep several ubuntu box's up to date and patched (10.4.2 LTS), one suggestion I've been getting is setting up unattended upgrades ...
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Send commands to EC2 Ubuntu instance

I create an instance automated with the AWS SDK and want some shell scripts to be executed by the box once it boots up the first time. BUT only on certain conditions, so I cant place this scripts in ...
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How do I install puppet automatically on image startup?

I'm working on setting up a new Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) cluster in the Rackspace cloud environment. I'm using Puppet for the first time to automate as much as I can. I've setup a puppet master and I'm ...
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/var/log/squid/access.log is empty when I use proxy from remote computers

I have configured squid to work as NAT using apt-get install squid iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth1 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.0.1:3128 iptables -t nat -A ...
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Reach shared folder under ubuntu

I have a local network, before I used windows on all my computers, but now I got an other PC with Ubuntu. How can I reach the shared folders under Ubuntu? In windows it is easy: I just go to ...
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How to chroot the tftp service

I have tftp installed on Ubuntu 10.04 with the below /etc/xinetd.d/tftp file. I can connect to the tftp server using tftp 10.1.1.54 get pxelinux.0 and it retreaves the file with no issue. When I ...
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CPanel on non-hosting server? [closed]

I'm subscribing a dedicated server on iWeb webhosting, i'm going to use this server as a test node but still accessible on web, do i need cpanel to configure? since i'm not that good with linux ...
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SSL 3.0 warning in Chrome on Ubuntu 10.04LTS

I'm running Apache2 with SSL on Ubuntu 10.04LTS. Chrome gives me this annoying warning when I inspect the certificate: The connection had to be retried using SSL 3.0. This typically means that ...
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Ubuntu 10.10: Email Server [closed]

Let's assume I know nothing about mailservers or Linux/Ubuntu. I want to set up a mail server that will easily allow me to add emails with different domains and connect with various email clients via ...
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Installing open-vm-tools in Ubuntu via Puppet; what's the lesser evil?

In an ideal world, configuring puppet to install the open-vm-tools should be as simple as this: class vm-tools { package { 'open-vm-tools': ensure => installed } package { ...
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Ubuntu email with gmail client?

I don't even know if this is possible... Could I set up my mail server on my Rackspace cloud to use gmail but retain the email address whatever@domain.tld? Just curious.
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rsync script to nightly backup var

Having trouble with making a backup script for automatically updating the var folder to another server nightly BDATE=`date +%F` rsync --exclude=foldera/folderb -bavz --backup-dir=backup-$(BDATE) ...
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How to limit cpu process for multi-core processors

My two ubuntu multi-core processor servers (tomcat and mysql) are usually down. Therefore, I need a way to limit the cpu to 90% to ensure my servers is responsive (then, i can remote via ssh). I found ...
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How to configure Postfix mail to act as a SMTP server for my Windows PHP to send mail?

I am trying to send mail from PHP on Windows. I want to configure my Ubuntu to accept requests from Windows PHP mail(). How can I do it?
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How do I use dynamic-DNS in environment like this?

I'm really new to networking. I have somewhat nice internet connection(in my standards, that is). But I can't configure the router. (The internet connection is not mine, and its settings page is ...
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Errors related to python version added to error log when I start apache2

When I start apache I am getting those errors: [Tue Jun 14 02:28:58 2011] [error] python_init: Python version mismatch, expected '2.6.5', found '2.6.6'. [Tue Jun 14 02:28:58 2011] [error] ...
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Can't upgrade my Ubuntu server, it gets stuck on openjdk-6-jre-headless

I am using Ubuntu Server. When I do: apt-get upgrade it gets stuck on: Setting up openjdk-6-jre-headless (6b20-1.9.7-0ubuntu1) ... Why? And what can I do to stop it? I tried removing it with ...
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Is FreeNAS 8 ready for production? or Any sugg. for a free fileserver?

I need a free fileserver solution mixed Mac/Win environment for the small print shop I work at. We are having problems with using SMB on OS-X (file w/o extensions are getting lost and weird SMB lag ...
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Debian and dotdeb packages

I'm not very experienced with servers administration. I want to give a try to Debian Squeeze for one of our servers (rather than an Ubuntu) to experience the real differences ;) After reading a lot ...
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php5-fpm not working without restarting twice every time

I'm on ubuntu (10.10) and I've got php5-fpm installed. Whenever I restart it, I get no errors, just a successful restart message. But it's not really working (I only know this because php pages get an ...
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Apache2 - Limit download speed

I am trying to find a way to limit the download speed from my server. I found the module mod_bandwidth but there is no howto on apache2.2, only for 1.3.x. How can I limit the download speed. I have ...
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mysql user- MySQL Server permissions

Just installed mysql on latest Ubuntu and i want to access /var/lib/mysql directory It seems there are permissions set for this user :mysql - MySQL Server but i do not have the password for it. What ...