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TEstiNG

Thsi MY first blog. Just for fun to test this out.Ha ha dont know what to write. Today I want to try out JTR but the tutorial for that is to less. Cant really perform out the testing on my own machine. Too bad.

UBUNTU in a Virtual PC

I'm a new to Linux today and am installing UBUNTU 6 into a Virtual PC 2004 instance on my laptop so I can learn it in a relatively contained environment.  I thought I could use it as a platform for software development using Ruby on Rails. As a dyed in the wool MS VB/Visual Studio developer this all represents a voyage into the wild beyond. So far so good. Its impressive how much can be done with so little overhead. The other day I had to set up a VStudio 2003 complete installation for someone. It took four hours and the resulting virtual hard disk (.vhd) was 6Gigabytes! It does make you wonder.

Ubuntux.org has become 1 year of age!

Since yesterday, August 2nd, Ubuntux.org has become 1 year of age! Happy Birthday!

We still need some helping hands to build up this community (moderators, writers of tutorials, and so on). Please let me know, if you are interested.

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

Sheepserver

I have tried to get electricsheep up and running to no avail. It ran under Badger, but not Drake.

Under Drake it tries, then fails, to get the first sheep.

If I move sheep from my earlier install into the .sheep folder, it can play those through mplayer, but the mplayer window resizes each time the sheep is renewed.

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

Cream for Vim - Making Vim more user friendly

Learning to use Vi editor could be a real pain for most people as it has a relatively steep learning curve. But once the most common commands are mastered, one gets to enjoy the sheer power of this editor made available at ones finger tips. And there are an ever growing group of Vi enthusiasts around (myself included) who swear by it over other text editors. The modern avatar of Vi is Vim (VI iMproved) created by Bram Moolenaar and released as an open source software package. VIM is an excellent vi clone with a slew of additional features and which can be further enhanced and modified using scripts. On last count there are 1557 scripts available at the Vim.org website which enhances the editor for a variety of uses.One project which has gained a lot of popularity in the Vim community is Cream.

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

tutorials

I think that from like now on i will be posting more tutorials around here... :)

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

Quick Apache2+SSL, MySQL5, PHP5 Dapper Install

1. Open Adept and PURGE any installed Apache, Apache2, PHP4, PHP 5
(important)

While in in Adept go ahead and install MySQL 5

If you want nice management tools go ahead and install kmysqladmin and
mysqladmin (I use these both)
OR once Apache is installed and working you can install PHPMyAdmin from
Adept.

2. Close Adept and open a terminal and execute (answer yes to any output
questions)

$ sudo su
*enter your password*

*Now we can install Apache 2*

$ apt-get install apache2 apache2-common apache2-doc apache2-mpm-prefork
apache2-utils libapr0 libexpat1 ssl-cert

*Now we install PHP 5 (add any php libs you need; although, this covers
most.)*

apt-get install autoconf automake1.4 autotools-dev libapache2-mod-php5 php5
php5-common php5-curl php5-dev php5-gd php-pear php5-ldap php5-mhash
php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-snmp php5-sqlite php5-xmlrpc php5-xsl
php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-pspell php5-gd

3. Open a file manager, I use Krusader in root mode. You must be root to

My Ubuntux Toolbar

You maybe saw it, you maybe don't... effectivebrand let you create a toolbar for a community. (you need IE but with IEs4Linux it was not a problem at all).It has some fun functions...Well.. just look at the forum post: http://www.ubuntux.org/ubuntux-toolbar