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ZABBIX monitoring System installation with screenshots

ZABBIX is a 24×7 monitoring solution without high cost. ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event. This allows a fast reaction to server problems. ZABBIX offers excellent reporting and data visualisation features based on the stored data. This makes ZABBIX ideal for capacity planning.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/zabbix.htm

Nagios 2.5 and Oreon 1.3 (Nagios web front end) installation with screenshots

Oreon© is an Open Source monitoring solution based on Nagios. It offers to this monitoring standard a new front end and brings it a panel of new functionalities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oreon1.3.htm

Easy SNMP Server and Client Configuration Steps

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a widely used protocol for monitoring the health and welfare of network equipment (eg. routers), computer equipment and even devices like UPSs. Net-SNMP is a suite of applications used to implement SNMP v1, SNMP v2c and SNMP v3 using both IPv4 and IPv6.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/snmp.htm

Secure Debian System Using FireHOL Firewall

FireHOL is a stateful iptables packet filtering firewall configurator. It is abstracted, extensible, easy and powerful. It can handle any kind of firewall, but most importantly, it gives you the means to configure it, the same way you think of it.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/firehol.htm

Nagios and Oreon (Nagios web front end) installation and Configuration

Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. It has been designed to run under the Linux operating system, but works fine under most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external "plugins" which return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon can send notifications out to administrative contacts in a variety of different ways (email, instant message, SMS, etc.).http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oreon.htm

Lighttpd Webserver Installation

Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility--all of these describe LightTPD which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments. With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression,URL-Rewriting and many more) LightTPD is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems. And best of all it's Open Source licensed under the revised BSD license. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/lighttpd.htm

Darkstat - Nework Traffic Analyzer or Network Monitor

darkstat is a network statistics gatherer. Effectively, it's a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router, gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics,and serves them over HTTP. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/darkstat.htm

Debian Based Linux Distributions and Live CD's list

Most of the people want to know the list of debian based linux distributions and live cd's.This is very interesting list i haven't seen any place on the nethttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/debian.htm

eBox Installation and Configuration

eBox management tool will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network. eBox is a framework for the development and deployment of network services in small and medium-sized networks, offering a simplified graphical interface to non expert users. It can be set up as a gateway, having some extra features over a usual router. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/ebox.htm

Detailed Bacula Network Backup Implementation Guide

This is very detailed tutorial for implemeting bacula network backup in debian linux.This tutorial contails totally 4 pages.Bacula is a set of computer programs that permits you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula can also run entirely upon a single computer, and can backup to various types of media, including tape and disk. In technical terms, it is a network Client/Server based backup program. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. Due to its modular design, Bacula is scalable from small single computer systems to systems consisting of hundreds of computers located over a large network.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/bacula1.htmIf you want to install Bacula Webinterface

Backing Up and Restoring Using the cpio Command in Linux and Unix

The cpio command is one of the most commonly used Linux back up tools. The cpio command has two unusual featuresUnlike tar , in which the files to back up are typed in as part of the command, cpio reads the files to work with from the standard input (in other words, the screen). This feature means that cpio must be used as part of a multiple command or with a redirection pipe. cpio must always be used with one of three flags. Flags are options that set the mode in which the command runs. Only one flag can be used at a time, and it must come before any other options. In addition, the choice of flags limits the options that can be used. Each flag also has a gnu option that can used in its place. The gnu option gives a convenient name for each flag: extract, create, and pass- through. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/cpiocommand.htm

Burning or Writing DVDs Under Debian

If you want to burn DVD's in debian you need to install the "dvd+rw-tools" package.dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by dvdauthor or mkisofs to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing cdrecord-proDVD in many cases. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/burningdvd.htm

Installing and Configuring Oracle Database XE

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that’s free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer. Oracle Database XE is a great starter database forDevelopers working on PHP, Java, .NET, and Open Source applicationsDBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deploymentIndependent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of chargeEducational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculumhttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oracle.htm

Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG

syslog-ng© is the world's most flexible and scalable audit trail processing tool for organizations of any size. It provides a centralised, securely stored log of all devices on your network, whatever platform they run on. And syslog-ng also incorporates a host of powerful features, including filtering based on message content, as well as customisable data mining and analysis capabilities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslog-ng.htmOne more thing is most of the users look for web interface for syslog-NG for this http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslogngweb.htm

Taking backup using tar command in linux and unix

The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tarbackup.htm