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Cookie Authentication in Apache

I'm trying to set up a reverse proxy in Apache. The user will be required to log in, and will then be sent a cookie. I want Apache to check the cookie. Is there a way to do this? EG, right now my ...
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Routing/Networking problem with OpenVPN + Linux

I have a problem where I have an office LAN and a colo network. The colo has a linux box that's acting as a router/VPN. I also have an office machine that's acting as a VPN client. The way it looks ...
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Perl in place edit within a script

I need to edit a file in place within a perl script, so the oft used one liner: perl -p -e s/<value>/<value>/ig will not work for this situation. How do I get the same results from ...
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How do I get Postfix to deliver ALL mail to a custom script?

I am trying to configure postfix so that ALL mail that arrives (to any domain) is piped into a shell script that I have. I have tried several things, including setting mailbox_command = ...
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Exclamation marks being inserted into Emails at approx 1000 character mark

Have a .NET program that uses the System.Net.Main namespace to send an email via SMTP. Its on a customers site so from there it will go via a (series of?) SMTP relay servers before it reaches its ...
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Site System Configuration Management — what's there to help me?

I have just started a gig and have inherited a large collection of heterogeneous UNIX systems of the following flavors all running: hpux (11.11, 11.31), aix, mpras, sun solaris (sun 8 9 10), redhat (...
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Need to VPN from LAMP webserver using .pcf. Is Cisco's linux client the only way?

First off, I'm a VPN noob. We have a web server (via MediaTemple) that is running Plesk. Our client gave us .pcf files to connect to their VPN, which work locally with my mac Cisco VPN client. ...
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SQL Server - remove a primary logfile without downtime

I have a MDF and LDF on the same drive, and the drive is almost out of space. I have a second drive in the same server, and I'd like to move the LDF file to that drive. I know that I can detach and re-...
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Can't access network or printer shares

All of a sudden on our network, none of the client machines can see any of the network shares or shared printers at all (XP clients, SBS2003 server), and cannot browse the domain via "My Network ...
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IIS File Size Reporting

How do I configure IIS to report File Size for browser downloads. As it stands now, all downloads off our site report a null file size, and therefor do not show file size progress. We're using ...
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301 Redirect Question - how many is too many and where should they go?

We need to do hundreds of 301 redirects on a site which is undergoing a massive URL restructuring. Whats the best way of doing this? at .htaccess level? at code level?, apache level? Will there be a ...
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What is the easiest to install and maintain email server? [closed]

I really don't like administration tasks but i need a VPS (a naked Debian system - no control panels) for some reasons. One thing that scares me is the setup of the Mailserver - never done this before ...
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Linux or Windows based firewall using Snort

I am wondering if anyone can point me to documentation on how to set up a basic Linux or Windows host that receives inbound Internet traffic on eth0, runs it through Snort and then passes the traffic ...
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Domain User can RDP into Domain Controller?

Vanilla Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard DC (AD, DNS). I was remoting into my DC to do a bit of work and, thru force of habit, logged into the server using a regular domain account, not a domain admin....
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What cool visualization should I use for our server's status monitor? [closed]

So we have this company server standing in the corner of our office. It is connected to an LCD monitor hanging on the wall we occassionally use to check whether the backups did what they should. The ...
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How to create a CNAME for a domain's root name

I'd like to set a domain's root name to a CNAME instead of the usual A record. Here's a perfect example of what I'm trying to do: dig lrnskls.com Notice the answer section: ;; ANSWER SECTION: ...
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Ideal Linux/BSD distribution to emulate Mac OS X

I've recently moved to a Mac OS X workstation. I am doing my best to stick to the command line, but am wary of corrupting my system. Is there a BSD distro that I can throw in a VM to experiment with? ...
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SSL Certificate Location on UNIX/Linux

Is there any standard or convention for where SSL certificates and associated private keys should go on the UNIX/Linux filesystem? Thanks.
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Are ACLs for share points in OS X 10.6 fixed

Share points are 'broken' in OS X 10.5 in that inherited write permissions always take precedence over ACLs at the sharepoint itself. http://serverfault.com/questions/39976/os-x-afp-shares-and-access ...
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Scripting alternatives to Bash shell scripts

I have just migrated to a UNIX workstation. My memory of Bash shell scripts has faded since school and I find the syntax to be highly confusing. I am wondering what other scripting languages are ...
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SharePoint service configuration fails on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am building a SharePoint test farm with SharePoint server 2007 Enterprise based on Windows Server 2008 R2. There are 3 different virtual machines (Hyper-V), all in the same domain, UCTEST. When I ...
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125 views

How do I migrate from Python virtualdev environment to a Apache mod-python environment?

How do I migrate from Python virtualdev environment to a Apache mod-python environment? I couldn't find a link anywhere on the internet that describes this. My config.py file is in the root of my ...
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Recommended cloud hosting provider in the UK? [closed]

This is the list of cloud hosting providers I know that offer their services from data centers located in the UK: ElasticHosts http://www.elastichosts.com/ UK2.net (rebranded service from VPS.net)...
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All Clients lost Server Access

I woke up to a call this morning that many (but not all) of the office PC's could not access their network shares. These PC's were having issues logging in as well. The error message is basically ...
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1answer
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Question about hosted VM perfomance; making sense of PerfMon (Win Server 2003)

Quick question: I'm currently shopping around for either a dedicated host or VM host for our 4th Dimension server, and I've set a trial up with one company on a VM machine with the following specs: ...
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websites on local networks [closed]

hey guys, I'm trying to use wampserver to set up a website that is accessible from anywhere on my lan, but I can't get it to work. Anyone have any tips/suggestions to help me out?
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - 180 day evaluation vs. 10 days + 5 re-arms

The content on the Server 2008 R2 Trial Software page states that it can be evaluated for upto 180 days, however on a test machine we installed last week, it's requesting "re-arming" every 10 days, ...
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1answer
898 views

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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1answer
363 views

Pasting extended ACL contents into telnet session to Cisco Router SIM

I have a telnet session to a dynamips router sim. When I try to paste the contents of an actually working ACL retrieved from 'show run' into the access list, only part of gets pasted. The session is ...
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229 views

Asset tag source

can anyone recommend (or recommend to avoid) a source for asset labels? id like foil, potentially with a color logo if possible. so if youve had something like that printed before, please speak up....
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How to deal with forum spammers on Invision Power Board (IPB)?

I am administering a public web forum based on Invision Power Board v2.3.6. Registrations are already filtered thanks to ReCaptcha, but I still have loads of people that seems to register manually to ...
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Apache htaccess .phps?

So I want the user to be able to run write "foo.phps" for a "foo.php" script in order to present the source of that file. I only want to do this in one directory (since it's a security risk). Can I ...
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X11 performance problem after upgrading from Centos3 to Centos5 with an ATI Rage XL

After upgrading a computer from Centos3 to Centos5 an application that does a lot of scrolling took a very high performance hit. top tells me that X is using a lot of CPU and that was not happening ...
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What can be found out by person's IP/host address?

I just discovered that my supposedly anonymous e-mail isn't so anonymous after all. My IP and host name is sent with the headers. This information exposed, what can be found out?
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What annual or quarterly maintenance do you do on your Linux Servers?

What annual or quarterly maintenance do you do on your Linux Servers? Not including break fix and backups.
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3answers
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SBS 2003 only seeing 2 of my 4 CPU cores

I have inherited a network with several SBS 2003 servers in it. I must say up front that my Windows server knowledege is limited (I'm a linux guy by nature) but I can only see 2 of the 4 cores that ...
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4answers
196 views

How to setup and use a fixed IP address on a PC

I have a communications application that has a server side component which requires either a known IP address or name (e.g. www.commserver.com) for communications to take place. For communications ...
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Tripwire and alternatives

I'm wondering if anybody could guide me here. I have 3 dedicated linux servers and want to install tripwire in order to track changes in the key files/folders in the filesystem Initial research has ...
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Is it worth blocking hackers' IP addresses?

A Chinese IP address shows up in our logs as accessing one of our surveys but it stands out because the user tried adding a string to the end of the survey's URL (as if trying to perform a SQL ...
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1answer
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mod_rewrite - how do I fail a rule if a header doesn't exist?

I have the following Rewrite statement: RewriteCond %{HTTP_X_SOMEHEADER} ^mystring$ RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^111\.222\.111\.222$ RewriteRule (.*) /mypage.html [L] The way I read this is: ...
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Get rsync to generate a patch file instead of copying across files?

I'm copying lots of files that have changed from one server to another using rsync. I know I can use the -n option to do a dry run, so I can see what files have been changed. However is it possible to ...
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3answers
363 views

restrict external SSH logins to specific users and allow intranet logins to all

I would like to restrict external SSH logins to specific users and allow intranet logins (192.168.0.0/24) to all users. I would appreciate a complete example file for this scenario.
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1answer
975 views

mysqlhotcopy a single table

mysqlhotcopy works great for me to do the whole DB, but I can't seem to do a single table. I thought this should work /usr/bin/mysqlhotcopy mydb_cms./^SiteUsers$/ /db0/bkp --user=xxx --password=xxx --...
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3answers
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Setting up WordPress MU, wildcard dns and apache virtual hosts

I manage a server that runs WordPress MU. The different blogs hosted on the server are accessible as subdomains, e.g. blog1.mydomain.tld, blog2.mydomain.tld, etc. I also need to run a custom ...
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How can I calculate a server's amperage?

When ordering co-location services, a certain amount of power is included, for example 0.25 amps, 0.5 amps, 1 amps, 2 amps, etc. How do I calculate how much a server is going to require?
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software version of the RSA SecurID?

Is there a software version of the securID fob below: I remember reading that the algorithm for the key generation had been broken & that there was a software utility available, where if you ...
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1answer
929 views

Yahoo Messenger In Proxy Connection

I woud like my Yahoo Messenger to be "Allow" in proxy connection for users. I manage to sort out some URL for YM. http://.yahoo.com https://login.yahoo.com messenger.yahoo.com/* httpvcs1.msg.yahoo....
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3answers
855 views

Debian Linux: Find Application that generates lots of Incoming Traffic

Is there any way to find out which application on a server is responsible for incoming traffic? I have a debian linux server that has a lot of incoming traffic and would like to know if someone ...
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2answers
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Selecting primary Internet connection in Windows XP

There is a computer that has access to the Internet both via the local network and by a GSM modem. As far as I know, when both connections are active, the modem connection is the primary one and all ...
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Getting full path of executables in ps auxwww output

Consider the following lines from a "ps auxwww" output: USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND root 4262 0.0 0,1 76592 1104 s005 Ss 10:02am 0:...

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