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Ubuntu 5.10 installer vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

The following packages are affected:
base-config
passwd

The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 2.67ubuntu20 (base-config) and 1:4.0.3-37ubuntu8 (passwd). In
general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:
Karl Øie discovered that the Ubuntu 5.10 installer failed to clean
passwords in the installer log files. Since these files were
world-readable, any local user could see the password of the first
user account, which has full sudo privileges by default.

The updated packages remove the passwords and additionally make the
log files readable only by root.

This does not affect the Ubuntu 4.10, 5.04, or the upcoming 6.04
installer. However, if you upgraded from Ubuntu 5.10 to the current
development version of Ubuntu 6.04 ('Dapper Drake'), please ensure

LAMP (Linux Apache Mysql PHP) Installation and configuration

The acronym LAMP refers to a set of free software programs commonly used together to run dynamic Web sites or serversLinux, the operating system; Apache, the Web server; MySQL, the database management system (or database server)Perl, PHP, and/or Python, scripting languagesCheck here for complete easy installation stepsLAMP (Linux Apache Mysql PHP) Installation and configuration

XGL and Compiz

Yesterday I spend a few hours tweaking Gnome and XGL and I'm glad to say: It works! I know its only Eye Candy, but what a graphics...A screenshot will be uploaded in the image galleries.

.shn and .flac conversion programs

I am using arson and k3b for my music needs. I need to be able to decode flac and shn files to wav for cd burning and home stereo playback. Can someone point me in the right direction program-wise and/or plugins.

Debian and Ubuntu Linux boot process explained

Here is the bebian and ubuntu linux boot process explained clearly with the step by step  http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/boot.htm

Just Installed

Just finished installing Ubuntu today. Trying to figure everything out. I'm running it on the oldest computer I have, which means that it's running on hardware so old, it apparently can't even recognized some of it. I'm debating what this means. On the one hand, I have a marginally newer piece of junk tucked away somewhere. On the other hand, I don't really care to lug it out, dust it off, and give it a whirl. So it looks like I'm stuck to an IBM Aptiva for now. So I have a few things I need to figure out: I need to get Ubuntu to detect my ethernet PCI card, I need to figure out how to use a crossover to link my Windows box with my Linux box, I need to figure out how to share my internet connection across my Windows box, I need to figure out how to connect via Cygwin and X, so I can get some kind of graphical interface for Linux on my Windows laptop (which I usually do most of my ... whatever... from. Oh boy.

Apache2 Installation with SSLand PHP Support With Webinterface or GUI Tools

Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996 and most of the linux users,admins and developers are using their needThis is the easy installation and configuration os apache2 webserver with SSL and PHP supporthttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/apacheinstall.htm  and if you are looking for web interface or GUI tools for apache have a look here  http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/apacheweb.htm

My First Blog

Seems to be the right thing to do here. Post a first entry so everyone knows you're here. Well, here I go.

This is my first post on this community.

Nice post, isn't it? Well, at least I thought so... :)

FUSE/sshfs

FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) rocks. Case in point, sshfs. - It's a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very easy to set up: i.e. on the server side there's nothing to do. On the client side mounting the filesystem is as easy as logging into the server with ssh.

To set it up, just do this once:
$ sudo apt-get install sshfs
$ sudo adduser yourlocalusername fuse
(log out and back in so that it recognizes me as a member of the group "fuse")

Mounting is as easy as:
$ sshfs yourremoteusername@remotehost: mountpoint

To unmount:
$ fusermount -u mountpoint

Tip of the hat to Ubuntonista and of course Miklos Szeredi.

4th flight of Dapper Drake released

Check out the latest at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DapperFlight4

FreeNX on Ubuntu Breezy Badger

is a snap.

Just check out the FreeNX page on the Ubuntu Wiki

What I did...

Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin in Debian Linux

Munin the tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in in graphs through a web interface. Its emphasis is on plug and play capabilities. After completing a installation a high number of monitoring plugins will be playing with no more effort. Using Munin you can easily monitor the performance of your computers, networks, SANs, and quite possibly applications as well. It makes it easy to determine "what's different today" when a performance problem crops up. It makes it easy to see how you're doing capacity wise on all limited resources.Read full article from herehttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/munin.htm 

Evolution: Using a SOCKS proxy

Started playing a bit with Evolution today on my Ubuntu Linux system. The first stumbling block for me was that I wanted to access my work email through a SOCKS proxy and I didn't see any settings for that in the app. I tried setting up a SOCKS proxy in the GNOME "Network Proxy" control panel, but Evolution didn't seem to use that. My solution was to use tsocks.

  • sudo apt-get install tsocks
  • tsocks evolution

This should work with any socksifier like tsocks, runsocks, dante, etc. http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2006/02/18/evolution-using-a-socks-...

XLib - Development - Error message - Debug

I am trying to write a software to draw simple shapes under X. I use the XLib. Every went smoothly at the begining. As I need some flashing colors, I tried to create my own colormap. After creating a window with the right visaul (DirectColor), I tried to create my colormap with the same visual and I get the following error message: X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)   Major opcode of failed request:  78 (X_CreateColormap)   Value in failed request:  0x0   Serial number of failed request:  9   Current serial number in output stream:  11 I have no idea how to debug this. Which value, which integer. Does the problem come from my Ubuntu? Does anyone have any idea? Is Ubuntu compliant with X standarts?

Complete debian linux Server Setup Tutorials

  • This is atep by step tutorials how to setup Debian server this includes Debian Installation FTP Server Setup in debian Webserver Setup in Debian Samba Server Setup in Debian Database Server Setup in Debian Time clock sync for debian server Mail Server Configuration in Debian VNC Server setup in Debian Proxy Server Setup in Debian SSH Server Setup in Debian tftp Server Setup in Debian DHCP Server Setup in Debian IPtables Configuration in Debian DNS Server Setup in debian

This is also provides the web interface or GUI tools for each toolshttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/debianserver.htm