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Collect system statistics under Ubuntu with serverstats

For the analysis of operating system statistics, there are numerous possibilities, but for a rough analysis, it is sufficient in many cases to take the most important components under the microscope. The rrd-using tool serverstats provides quick and easy access to...

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Create your own apt repository with reprepro on Ubuntu

With reprepro simple own package repositories can be created and managed. The tool is located in the Ubuntu repositories and can be used to provide your own packages or to mirror existing repositories. This article introduces reprepro and shows the structure of...

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Samba server security

This article gives an overview of the possibilities of some security settings of a Samba server. With regard to security, of course, there are always different options, some of which lead to the same goal. This article shows those configuration...

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Samba server basics

A Samba server supports the integration of Windows and Unix / Linux computers . For example, files can be exchanged or printers can be shared. The name Samba originates from the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol , which is used in Windows for network-based data exchange. Currently, instead...

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Set up Postfix under Debian

Postfix is a widely used mail server, more specifically an MTA ( Mail Transfer Agent ). In this article we describe how to install Postfix under Debian Lenny 5.0. In the example we use a test server (lists.wefi.net). Replace this...

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Set up Mailman under Debian

GNU Mailman is a free software for managing mailing lists. This article describes how to set up Mailman on Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0). Install MTA To operate mailing lists with Mailman you need an MTA (Mail...

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Do not start Samba automatically on Ubuntu

Samba – the server service for providing Windows file and print sharing – automatically launches after each Ubuntu 10.10 installation. However, if you need the Samba Server on your Ubuntu Desktop system only sporadically, you...

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Remove Old Kernels in Ubuntu

For Ubuntu installations (prior to Ubuntu version 15.10) with separate / boot partition , it may fill up after installing several updates . The issue occurs because older kernel versions are not automatically removed. In this article, we’ll show you how to...