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Unable to access some websites using OpenVPN

Let's suppose that I have a VPS with ubuntu 14.04 on it and another Ubuntu 14.04 box that I use to connect to the VPS. There's OpenVPN AS installed on the vps. Now when the system is connected to ...
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Is it safe to delete btmp from log on ubuntu 14.04 rackapace server?

Basically I want to clear unwanted log files from ubuntu 14.04 rackspace cloud server. as files are using too much space. can I remove following log files from server ? /var/log btmp (35.4 MB) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server: configure virtual network devices [fail]

Since a few hours I have a problem with the networkdevice at my server. When I (re)boot the server I get the following fail-message: configure virtual network devices [fail] A few moments later it ...
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How to connect from home PC to Virtualbox/KVM that hosted on Ubuntu server?

I have an Ubuntu server, it's 3TB HDD space total and 24GB RAM, I want to take 1 little bit of space and RAM to make VPS Windows using VirtualBox or KVM. I want to install Windows Server 2008 on ...
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Need to host 30 domains, but Bind9 config info is confusing

Bringing up a new server using ubuntu 15.04, Bind9 and Apache 2.4 that needs to host 30 web sites - each with own domain name. Have configured Apache virtual hosts and all seem correct, but Bind must ...
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How does 'apt' decide how many old kernels to keep?

I'm managing a couple of servers for core services (NTP, DNS, etc) and it just occured to me that one of the servers seems to keep the 3 latest kernels, instead of 2 on the others : nul@quark:~$ sudo ...
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Apache nolonger able to start (could not bind to address error)

I run a local apahe2 and PHP set up on my Ubuntu desktop to test stuff. Mainly so I can avoid uploading utter garbage when I am creating new code. However after a particularly problematic upgrade it ...
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Using rsyslogd with imrelp in Ubuntu?

I'm trying to make use of imrelp in Ubuntu 14.04. However, when I check using lsof -i or netstat -autp nothing listens on the configured port. Package librelp0 is installed. What am I doing wrong? ...
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proftpd won't start

When trying to start proftpd server I get the following: /etc/init.d/proftpd start ProFTPD warning: cannot start neither in standalone nor in inetd/xinetd mode. Check your configuration. I ...
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MySQL breaks after upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to Ubuntu 15.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to 15.04 and during this upgrade, MySQL probably broke. After the upgrade, I ran the command(to start mysql): sudo service mysql start The result was command ...
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A VirtualBox machine with the name 'homestead' already exists

This is first time to use ubuntu , I tried install laravel5 homestead by using vagrant and virtual box , when i write command vagrant up i get this error: A VirtualBox machine with the name ...
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Apache log files generation

In my server, i found under /var/log/apache2/, the logs are generated as access.log few days ago but the are empty (for both access and error logs), this happens for all vhosts configured on my ...
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MAAS can't download boot images

On my MAAS Gui and "Images" I've got these errors Boot image import process not started. Nodes will not be able to provision without boot images. Visit the boot images page to start the import. ...
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Install Ubuntu on HP Compaq 18 (Originally came with Windows 8)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 or Ubuntu Server 15.04 on a HP Compaq 18 All-in-One desktop. The machine came with Windows 8, which I do not want to stay on there. Using a USB, I installed ...
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Connection refused error by soap-client curl while connecting to my zimbra server from cakephp2.6 app from my website?

I am testing zimbra server.I have details of configured linux zimbra server like: ZIMBRA_LOGIN, ZIMBRA_PASS, ZIMBRA_SERVER, ZIMBRA_PORT as in the script at https://github.com/libersoft/zcs-php. I ...
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Integration mysql with elasticsearch aws E2 Ubuntu instance?

I have installed elasticsearch and mysql on aws e2 Ubuntu instance. I have to integrate them can any one help me to integrate mysql and elasticsearch...
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default ubuntustudio 15.04 install crypto passphrase works fine except for swap

I did a fresh install of ubuntustudio 15.04 (64b), with activated encryption. I sometime get a request to provide a passphrase for ubuntu--studio--vg-swap_1, for example if I execute sudo service ...
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php not working nginx load balancer

I am trying to set up my server so that when all traffic coming throught the email_admin directory are worked through the current server otherwise they are sent to myapp1 this is what my ...
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Awstats keyword and keyphrases tabs are empty

My awstats report gives empty results for "Search Keyphrase and Search Keywords fields", I have apache on my server and using Logformat="1" in awstats.mysite.conf. All other results are showed ...
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Can't install mysql-server on Server 15.04

I have a fresh VPS at Digital Ocean, imaged with Server 15.04 x64. I'm trying to install mysql-server, but it errors out. Why is this happening? The only system configuration-related thing I did ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS File Sharing Permissions

Linux beginner here. I'm trying to make (what I think) is a very simple setup with my server, but I'm finding a ton of conflicting information. I'm using my server to share folders via samba to two ...
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Server - Run a program allowing it to write only on a specific directory

i'm a web developer and i need to run some third-party programs on my server. Since these programs are third-party and i'm not always 100% sure of their reliability, i would run these programs with ...
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Free Radius User Authentication

I have a question regarding Freeradius.As of right now I this is a sample of how my users are set up /etc/freeradius/users Test Cleartext-Password := "test123" Service-Type = ...
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systemd-backlight on Ubuntu 15.04

Hey people of the internet! I have a problem saving/restoring the brightness on my laptop... I am running Ubuntu 15.04 server, with Xfce4, but booting default to command line. My problem now is, ...
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Server error with fragmentation

After my chromebook updated to the latest update when i went into the shell and tried to start Ubuntu this populated. HELP Please!? not sure what to do. chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 server no internet connection

I lost power briefly today, when my headless ubuntu server rebooted I could no longer SSH into it. I assumed the drive had failed or something. I took out the drive, put it into a USB SATA enclosure ...
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Ubuntu uses all upload speed

So a couple days ago I received a complaint that there was really high latency on our network -- fine, easy fix. I open up our firewall to see that it's sending 100,000 packets per second! Our RAM and ...
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How to find mail server config for existing alias mail group?

I am working on Ubunut mail server, I didn't configure this server, currently there is a group configured on domain "exampleabc.com" as "group@exampleabc.com" which has many users to send the coming ...
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Best Ubuntu Server version for Windows ME computer

I have a very very old HP Pavilion 6835 that formally ran Windows ME. I'm currently looking at installing Ubuntu Server on it to host some files, but it is only capable of running anything that is ...
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PHP/Apache runs as which user on Ubuntu Server

I have a PHP script (in /var/www) that is supposed to write down the logs of operation in a file deploy.log (also in /var/www) and perform operations on a file situated in other directories of the ...
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port forwarding in a pptp server

hello and thxs again for all your wonderful help i have a pptp server running in a VPS server as a KVM node i have multiple sites that have a DVR camera recording station my problem is that these ...
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Why vsftpd doesnt work when pam_service_name=vsftpd?

I did a vsftpd setup on my home server. I got some authentication error so I searched through this forum and got a solution. This solution worked for me As in the solution. the default setting ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 OpenVPN no internet

Hi I have an OpenVPN server on my VPS machine. I can successfully connect to my VPN but I have not internet connection. openvpn.log: Sat May 2 12:25:23 2015 OpenVPN 2.3.2 i686-pc-linux-gnu [SSL ...
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Bad Gateway on Nginx Server

I have a nginx server that I was trying to setup a wordpress (Actually multiple) sites on. I used the tuxlite script to setup my lemp server and add security, and everything seemed to work fine. ...
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15.04 upgrade issue upstart

ah I feel like an idiot! So I decided to upgrade my distro (like a dummy because I am hosting something for a school assignment) on an openVZ server. Now I can't get systemd working. I get the ...
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Login to IDM Server with Ubuntu Client

I am new to Linux Admininstration and IDM server. I am using CentOS 7 on one machine ( PC1) and Ubuntu Client on another machine (PC2) . On the CentOS I have installed IDM Server which is running ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 OpenSSL Heartbleed

I spun up a new Rackspace server with Ubuntu Server 15.04, choosing 15.04 believing that I was getting the latest and greatest software. However, after some investigation, it seems that 15.04 ships ...
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Trying to copy a file from server to client

Im trying to copy a file from my server to a client account I have, I am logged in to the server from my client and am having troubles copying a file over. I use the command: (tried with and without ...
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`service` no longer gives useful output (except with status) in 15.04?

It used to be the case that service service-name reload|restart|start|stop - would display a nice : service-name start/running, process 17642 Now, while the new status output is really cool - I ...
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Localhost not finds other routes

I'm new on Linux systems and I moved into it because that they work better than a Windows for web development. I have Ubuntu gnome 14.04 LTS and I've installed PHP, Apache and MySQL using this ...
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How do I add an additional IPv6 address to /etc/network/interfaces?

this question How do I add an additional IP address to /etc/network/interfaces? mostly asks what i want except that i want to add more IPv6 addresses in the same interface eth0 without incrementing to ...
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How do I point a domain to an Ubuntu VPS server with only SSH terminal and FTP?

I've recently purchased a VPS hosting server from godaddy (ubuntu server) and I want to configure a domain for this account. They are not providing a cpanel for this account. I only have SSH and FTP. ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS + HOSTAPD

I am using Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS with the latest kernel as well as Hostapd v2.1, and can not make a point of working here logs hostad. Please help solve the problem! ...
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Keeping MongoDB, MySql data in different partition

I am creating a ubuntu server 14.04 virtual machine and attached an empty disk to it. I have installed nodejs and mongoDB. I want to store all my mongoDB data in that empty partion.
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Cannot log into SSH Server after SVN installation

I set up SVN on my server and with a different password to my SSH login. I have since then been unable to login through putty when I try to through ssh through my login me@my-server-ip. When I try ...
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How do I setup a tunnel piercing scenario on my Ubuntu client to access the internet through my own server including port knocking on it?

Google isn't my friend with this long term issue which is up to date for my upcoming holidays again. It would be great if you could provide a road warrior setup for DNS as well as IP tunneling as a ...
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How to fix APT error during the “install the base system” in Ubuntu Server installation?

When installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server, I get this error message: There are problems and -y was used without --force-yes WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! Every time I reach ...
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ufw port accessible locally but not remotely

I am trying to access an application on my server I have running on port 8000. From the server I can access the application via curl mydomainname.com:8000 from any other machine I just get curl: (7) ...
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How to create group alias mail to send to many users on mail server?

I want to create group mail alias like "group@mail.com", sothat when i send email to group@mail.com, it sends to "user1@mail.com, user2@mail.com, user3@mail.com...etc" How to do it using postfix, or ...
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How to fix/remove isc-dhcp-server

For a long time I've had problems about the setup of my dhcp-server. I had the thought of reinstalling the OS and fix the problem that way but that isn't the correct way of solving the issue in this ...