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Apache2 change default page [duplicate]

I've got a question regarding Apache2 web servers. I want to have a documentation server which needs to be available by domain. Let's say my domain is mydomain.com, and I have a server with Apache2 ...
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"Remember" the CLI commands you ran for a server [closed]

Assume you have a third party program running on a server. To configure it, you log in, apply some CLI commands and leave again. Every time you do this, you also copy and paste the commands to some ...
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ansible documentation of alternative use of deprecated ALLOW_WORLD_READABLE_TMPFILES

the deprecation warning discouraging the use of ALLOW_WORLD_READABLE_TMPFILES includes a reasoning: ALLOW_WORLD_READABLE_TMPFILES option, moved to a per plugin approach that is more flexible. , use ...
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Haproxy unknown keyword bind *:80 in frontend section

I compiled Haproxy LTS 2.2 version from source with this command: make TARGET=linux-glibc USE_PCRE=1 USE_OPENSSL=1 USE_ZLIB=1 USE_CRYPT_H=1 USE_LIBCRYPT=1 There was no error during compiling. This is ...
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FreeBSD documentation: syslogd_enable and syslogd_flags in /etc/rc.conf?

I am having problems understanding FreeBSD's documentation on "Configuring System Logging": https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/configtuning-syslog.html The documentation: "By default, syslogd is ...
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Apache without any auth module

I do not have any need for Authentication/authorization modules on apache2.4, so I proceed to comment out all the Auth modules and all the Require directives. The server goes up fine, but i get a 500 ...
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A good method of mapping our AWS server infrastructure

Small company. We have an fairly robust application we built that runs on AWS that serves many clients. Our Sys Admin / Lead Developer has left the company and took with him knowledge we didn't all ...
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How to safely document details of small IT assets?

I have a small set of assets including: Virtual machine host Multiple virtual machines Shared folders AWS services Backup software If I were to get "hit by a bus" the people left behind that would ...
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Documenting Source Code - Microsoft Word [closed]

I'm an intern and I had the opportunity to design and configure an "application server" for my company. It has a variety of important scripts and as part of my process to put it into production I want ...
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Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 documentation [closed]

Does anyone know where I can find documentation for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0? It reached its end of life on 2016-10-11, and MSDN no longer contains documentation for this product. The Microsoft ...
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How to properly write down network gear documentation?

I've "inherited" the network in my office recently, and I'd like to put black on white about all the networking gear, and I want to do it "the right way". We have managed switches, VLANs, LAGs, ...
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Network maps, best admin practises and how them saved your ass?

I am reviewing the security of a (quite large) network. There are a some thousands switches, several hundred routers, several hundred access points, tenths of FW, IPS, and so on. PCs and servers are ...
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Industry Standards for Internal Documentation?

The organization I work for is a growing one and with that growth comes maturity and with that maturity comes a need to better document. Today it's a hodge-podge of directories, wikis, OneNotes, and ...
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Bash commands run at terminal but not in Jenkins/Bash Script

I'm using Jenkins to build and deploy HTML documentation to a local Apache web server for our devs to use. When I run the commands in the terminal, everything installs properly (Proving the server is ...
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Tomcat7 numIdle JMX Bean meaning

I would like to know what does the numIdle attribute refers to. On the tomcat FAQ there the attributes numActive and numIdle are reffered on the JNDI DataSource section. I have been able to identify ...
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Properly documenting installations of seldom used new technologies

I've been tasked with looking if a combination of NoSQL (in this case possibly Neo4J) and SQL-Server is a possible solution for a performance problem we've been having. Part of my technical analysis ...
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What photograph technology is appropriate for site/datacenter documentation?

I manage 500+ sites and need a better visual way of documenting and walking people through a given datacenter. I'm considering taking several (hundred) pictures and stitching them together so that I ...
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Looking for good documentation of odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files on Linux

I saw partial information, old information, but nothing as good as the actual sample files with brief comments that I have locally. I need to understand the exact relationship between odbc.ini and ...
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Need advice on documenting LAMP web site

I need to document my web site. It is a music web site on Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP on AWS. I need to document everything: architecture (5 servers), database (100+ tables), php classes, programming ...
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centos yum repository package security information.. how do i find it?

Is there anywhere that shows which security updates are included in the patch levels for centos yum repository package version of httpd?
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How do you write a Linux deployment documentation / plans?

I have few, relatively small, servers running Linux distros. Sometimes I need to re-install 1 or 2 of the "development" servers from scratch. Often I just forget to setup little things, eg. forwarding ...
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HAProxy listen with two arguments?

I keep seeing HAProxy configuration examples with a two-argument syntax. Indeed, the default configuration file supplied with 1.4.18 contains this: listen appli1-rewrite 0.0.0.0:10001 cookie ...
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Are there standards/conventions used by IT technical writers?

TL:DR? Fine...here: Short of hiring or outsourcing to a Tech Writer, are there basic standards/conventions/practices that Technical Writers employ in their trade that can be learned from in order to ...
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Documentation for native modules in IIS 7.x

I've been working for some time at a super lean IIS 7.5 configuration for a static file serving purposes web site. To achieve this, I've simply stripped the designated web site for all dynamic modules,...
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Can't Find Documentation for HTTPd Directory Directive

I've been searching through the httpd docs and google, and I simply cannot find ANYWHERE that documents the complete list of what may go inside of the Directory directive. Here's the main ...
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Can I get a clear summary of how and when each part of a chef cookbook is loaded/executed?

Here's what a chef cookbook looks like: . ├── attributes │   ├── default.rb │   └── bla.rb ├── files │   ├── default │   │   └── some_file.txt │   └── windows │      └── some_file.txt ├── libraries │...
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How does the samba usershare_acl parameter work?

Looks like it is not even documented on the samba website itself, or did I miss it?
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Copying files from one machine to another

I'm currently generating documentation on one machine, and publishing it to a web server using the following commands in a script: net use "\\someShare" PASSWORD /user:username del /S /Q "\\someShare"...
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Standards for documenting/designing infrastructure

We have a moderately complex solution for which we need to construct a production environment. There are around a dozen components (and here I'm using a definition of "component" which means "can ...
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How do you avoid that server documentation gets out of sync with the actual setup?

We have have reasonably good documentation for our environment (in AsciiDoc format) which recently allowed another person to recreate the entire setup from scratch in less than 30 minutes. However, I ...
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What are we supposed to document of our server infrastructure?

It's very important to have decent and good documentation. The problem is that often we might have good documenting techniques, but we forget some crucial points. It can be extremely painful to find ...
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Is there reference documentation for CloudInit?

Ubuntu's CloudInit package is very useful; however, the only documentation I've found on all of the available options is in their examples: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~cloud-init-dev/cloud-init/trunk/...
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Migrating from MyISAM to XtraDB

Just a few questions that I just can't find anywhere about migrating to XtraDB. My group has been using MyISAM dbs for production and was wondering how hard is it to migrate to Percona's XtraDB and ...
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PAM Errors in auth.log [Debian Squeeze]

Based on the the Securing Debian article on debian.org, I added the following to /etc/pam.d/other. auth required pam_securetty.so auth required pam_unix_auth.so auth required ...
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Server (location, MAC, IP) documentation with Google Docs

I work for a shop with 300+ physcial servers and about the same number of VM guests. We use Puppet heavily and are mostly Centos5.5 and about 20% Centos6.2. We use Google docs for storing various ...
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Powershell and NMAP Information Sharing

I am working on a project where I would like to perform host documentation for a variety of items. Part of these items would be sourced from Powershell and the rest would be sourced from NMAP. For ...
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visually documenting web server configuration and infrastructure

I have just finished a large re-organization and update of our institutions web server(s). This server hosts 3 virtual hosts, 3-4 blogs, 2 wikis, some legacy static HTML pages, and many hosted ...
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What do i use to hold the server documentation?

I had to document the servers i use and i don't know what to use to hold the data. Could you sugest the best way to keep the server documentation? Do i create a data base that holds the harware and ...
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Anything Close to an NSA Guide for Securing RHEL 6 [closed]

Some in our infrastructure group want to upgrade to start taking advantage of the new features in RHEL 6. In the past, I have relied on the NSA Guide (www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/os/redhat/rhel5-guide-i731....
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Documenting server details

This could be a very naive question for many of you, but I have problem in answering this one, your help will be deeply appreciated. I need to document the server on which I work, and it should ...
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server handover document template - users, security settings (firewall,selinux), packages etc

As part of the handover of our linux application server automated builds I would like to produce a high level "handover document" which captures the key functions and config items. (This is more of a ...
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How to track physical drives to server LUNs & mount points

I need to document which physical drives each server depends on ( SAN, on an external array, iSCSI etc). Since this potentially a many-many relationship, with dependencies, finding a usable solution ...
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Where can I find introductory documentation for ZFS?

I recently installed OpenIndiana because of an interest in ZFS. I like the feature-list of ZFS, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how to configure it. All of the documentation I ...
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Documenting Group Policy

We as an IT group are about to go through all of our group policies and clean up/enhance them. I am trying to compile an easy to read document on what is configured and what is not. I wanted to ask ...
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Where can I find information about inbuilt registry keys for Windows Server 2008 R2?

Is there a resource for looking up the description and/or usage of W2K8 R2 registry keys? I need to understand integrity checksum change messages appearing in OSSEC logs on Amazon EC2 instances. ...
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Wiki Documentation With Permissions

So I've set up a MediaWiki for managing some docs, we have AD integration set up and so far things are going fine... But wow is managing permissions a pain in the butt! Requires editing LocalSettings ...
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What format are the files in /usr/share/doc/ in?

I found a nice wealth of information on some commands that I use in /usr/share/doc. Some are in a weird format though with tags such as: \verbatim and \endverbatim \section and \endsection Any idea ...
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HTTP 404 - /docs/appdev/ on fresh netbeans tomcat 7 install

As part of re-installing NetBeans 7.0.1, I had Tomcat 7.0.14 installed too on my PC. I created a manager role too. I can access http://localhost:8084/manager/html successfully. <role rolename="...
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Powershell 2: How to eliminate duplicate help entries?

I am frequently making calls such as: get-help <some-command> in Powershell 2. For many, but not all, of these commands, I am not shown the contents of the help entry. Instead, I get ...
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Formal Criteria for Network Complexity/Size Classification

I seem to recall running across a "formal" criteria or a standardized method for helping to define and talk about a network's size or complexity - A set of generalized standards that people use when ...
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