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How do I create a self-signed SSL certificate?

I've set up SSL on my webserver, now I need two files: a certificate a certificate Key How do I create a self-signed certificate for testing purposes?
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Can I use a desktop as a network server?

Pardon me if I'm asking the wrong question. But I am a newbie in networking and I'm not sure what direction to go on this. I have just setup an Ubuntu Desktop. I am planning to convert it to a ...
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How do I use .NET on Ubuntu Server?

I have been running a webserver on my Ubuntu server. Now my friend wants me to also run .NET on my server. How do I run .NET on it? I know nothing about .NET, though my friend is quite good at it.
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How do I improve my server disk performance

I have an HP Microserver running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It's a low power server with 5 internal drive bays. I use it to backup my remote servers, VPSs and local laptops over the network. I want to get the ...
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Can't upgrade packages, it gets stuck on openjdk-6-jre-headless

I am using Ubuntu Maverick (server). When I run: apt-get upgrade it gets stuck on: Setting up openjdk-6-jre-headless (6b20-1.9.7-0ubuntu1) ... Why? And what can I do to stop it? I tried ...
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how to set up a ubuntu server to be (securely) available from internet?

(apologize in advance, I'm a pro-windows newly converted to ubuntu... if my questions are obvious, please tell me). I want to build a ubuntu server continuously connected to the internet. I own only ...
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Is there a secure web-shell for my server?

Following the security principle of trust no one, I can't use a service like http://www.serfish.com/. Is there a free software program that I can install on my Ubuntu server to give me secure shell ...
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Guide or book for ubuntu server

Is there any detailed guide or book for Ubuntu server? For installation and administration. Free or commercial.
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Interact with Minecraft Server

I have a Minecraft sever running that gets started automatically using the init.d scripts. Now I want to be able to give myself admin privileges but I need to send commands to the server. How can I ...
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Is it better to upgrade or to reinstall Ubuntu Server?

I'm running LAMP on Ubuntu Server 10.04.2 LTS 64 bit and want to switch to 11.04. Why I want to switch is out of scope for this question. What is a better choice and why: to upgrade or to ...
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What to do when can't update anymore with apt-get? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 as multipurpose server, so no GUI here. I haven't used it for a while and now when trying to install or update packages with apt-get it throws errors. An excerpt of the error ...
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How do I assign an Address-book admin for OpenLDAP? [closed]

I'm new to OpenLDAP but through tutorials and documentation I have been able to setup a LDAP Addressbook where users can retrieve email addresses and mobile numbers with their email clients ...
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Anyone have the Aspeed ast2050 vga working from a Tyan S7025?

I have an Ubuntu natty 64bits installed (server edition with ubuntu-desktop installed to have gnome-desktop there (with no suggested packages) on a server using a Tyan S7025 board with an ntegrated ...
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Why would logwatch (with cron) on stop e-mailing me daily reports?

I have logwatch configured with cron to e-mail me a daily report from my ubuntu server. Occasionally, something happens like the power goes out (which is what just happened actually) or the system ...
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SVN server only allows commits when run as root

So as of two days ago I had myself a shiny new SVN server. I set it up for WebDAV with no problems. It wasn't until I tried to host multiple projects that I ran into trouble. At first, I had all of ...
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How do I enable my innodb

I need to enable innodb on my ubuntu server 10.04 and having tons of problems, I have tried posting questions everywhere and I have no answers....i tried this show variables like "%innodb%"; ...
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Turn a mac mini g4 - 1.4 ghz, 2 gb ram - into a home server

I'd like to build a small home server (backups, download station and media server with dlna). Anybody knows if this spare mac I have is worth for the specified jobs using Ubuntu Server (I've already ...
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Is MySQL server installed by default?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 11.04. Since I want to work with a MySQL server on this machine I see, that if I enter mys in the terminal and hit TAB it completes to mysql. But if I do mysql -u ...
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Apache2 silently does not start with mod_ssl enabled after upgrade to 10.04

We've just upgraded a machine from 8.04 to 10.04 (yes, long over due) but since the upgrade apache2 will not start. Nothing shows in the error logs, not in apache's error.log, no console output, ...
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How to install the latest Mumble Server?

How to install the latest version of the Mumble Server in Ubuntu Server 11.04 and configure it correctly. I have tried several times and it didn't work out properly.
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How to permanently change the time in Ubuntu Server

I have changed the time in Ubuntu Server 11.04 but when i reboot it resets to the default it has. How to change the time that when I boot it stays like i changed it. already tried date but I think ...
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Cpanel like platform

I'm looking for a automated point-and-click hosting platform like Cpanel. Is any free and open source platform and which of them do you thing is the best? I prefer to be free of charge.
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Installer asks me to insert installation CD that is already in the CD drive [closed]

I am trying to do a clean install of 11.04 (server). in the middle of the install I get the request to insert "Ubuntu-Server 11.04 Natty Narwhal - Release i386 (20110426)" in the /media/cdrom drive. ...
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Server Partitioner Hangs at 43% [closed]

I bought this server for work (a cheapy): http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7220575&CatId=2683 to upgrade our WAMP server to a newer LAMP server. It ...
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Command line ifconfig problems - Not detecting all NICs

I am in the command line of Ubuntu server edition 10.04 and I have 3 Nic cards installed. When I type ifconfig it only detects one: Eth0. I tried doing sudo apt-get update, this did not work. Any ...
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Missing python.h when trying to install Apache Thrift

I have tried many times over to install Thrift (http://thrift.apache.org/) in Ubuntu Server. I tried it on two machines... And one I had nothing on it before; meaning fresh Ubuntu installation. I ...
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SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 USB on Lubuntu

I'm having trouble after installing Lubuntu-desktop on top of a Ubuntu Server (64 bit). The problem is that I cannot get my X-Fi external USB soundcard to work without horrible hacks, and even then ...
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Vmware Server Console stops responding to clicks

I had installed vmware-server-console just fine. But when yoou open it an as soon as you click in a virtual machine, thats it, the app stop working but not freeze, it just stops recognizing where you ...
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Postgresql: change default data path [closed]

I would like to point the PostgreSQL server to a particular non-default data directory upon startup. Right now, I have to (either manually or in a script) use pg_ctl to stop and restart the database ...
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How do I search for a file or directory in Ubuntu Server?

It's often that I need to locate the path to files and directories in Ubuntu Server. Are there any good way to search for files or directories in the filesystem by name?
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Disabling login prompt and/or VGA output

On a network appliance I am building, based on Ubuntu server I wish to perform the following customizations: Disable the VGA output so if one connect a screen nothing will appear. This however shall ...
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Syncing super users mail on a server to another PC? [closed]

I have a headless Ubuntu server on which I recieve super user's mails to /var/mail/superuser folder. I want to sync that to my Ubuntu pc and read it on evolution mail. How can it be done?
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Changing the update server from india to main server: 404 Not Found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Failed to fetch in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/Release I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04.2 server and like to upgrade the packages to the latest. ...
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Unable to ssh into a system

We have more than 500 systems running ubuntu. When i access a machine through ssh few machines are not getting logged in, rest of the machines are logging in successfully. I am entering the correct ...
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How to get ICH AC97 audio controller to work under Ubuntu Server

I have installed Ubuntu Server 11.04 as a Virtual Box VM, which emulates the ICH AC97 audio controller. mpg321 reports 'No default libao driver available' According to this page the driver for this ...
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Desktop edition to Server edition and support

Ubuntu Desktop will receive 3 years of support, while Ubuntu Server will be supported for 5 years. Well this is what ubuntu server faq says. So my question is can I change a desktop edition to ...
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Reboot Cycle with Ubuntu Server 10.04.02 on Install

Trying to install Ubuntu Server 10.04.02 on a Dell PowerEdge 2600, and I get stuck in a reboot cycle after installation (which prevents using the server). No obvious reasons for it. Anyone run into ...
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Is using Ubuntu Minimal any different from Server?

I am wondering if there is any difference between the installation methods of Ubuntu minimal and server.
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UPS Compatibility with Ubuntu Server

I'm looking into getting battery backup unit to protect my Ubuntu server. How can I find out if it is compatible with Ubuntu (11.04)? Ideally I'd like to be able to tell the server when there is a ...
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How do I load iptable kernel modules onto a VPS?

I have two servers, using one for prod and one for dev. They are with different providers, and one is running Xen and the other OpenVZ (both running Ubuntu but 8.04 and 10.10 respectively). I've ...
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How to connect to homepage after creating it with a python webframework (hyde) from an other machine in the same network?

I created a website on a server with hyde. After installing hyde on a Ubuntu machine, I followed these steps: Temrinal: $ hyde -s /path/to/mysite create $ cd /path/to/mysite $ hyde gen $ hyde serve ...
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Don't wait for user input on errors while booting

I'm running 11.04 server, headless, and at a certain point it didn't boot anymore: it just stopped. It seems like I made a mistake with some of the disks, the fstab or the raid config, anycase one of ...
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GDM causes freeze on a remote login server. (over 5,000 users)

I run an ubuntu FTP server in the company I work for, and we recently migrated over 5,000 customers to it. I created a jailed user / home folder for each customer and everything was running smoothly ...
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Eucalyptus - instance is running but can't access it [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud on a server and I'm able to bring up an instance from a image and the instance shows that is running. I see the IPs allocated to that instance but for some ...
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How to show current permissions of a folder

I want to find out who has what permissions on a certain folder. How would I go about viewing this? The folder in question is /srv/www
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Power Management - Sleep / Wake up Server when accessed

I have a headless HP Proliant Microserver with ubuntu installed. This machine has samba shares on it serving media and I usually rdp or ssh into it. Now my issue is I want the machine to go into sleep ...
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Ubuntu UEC moving to OpenStack: What to do about new installations for the next 6 months?

So, the news that Ubuntu will use OpenStack for its cloud fabric starting with Oneiric is exciting, but what to do today? I'm ready to begin deployments that will not be needed in production until ...
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How to debug why server is blocking outsite requests

I install ufw, gufw & firestarter yesterday, but uninstalled them all today. Now, I find that I cannot access the server from outsite. When I could before. How can I debug whats blocking these?
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Apache server doesn't start automatically

I installed Apache a long time a go as part of setting up the development environment on my laptop. However, since I stopped it some months back, it no longer starts automatically on boot. I have ...
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One IP address, Two Websites, on Two Machines

I want to setup multiple (currently two) websites hosted on two different machines, using one external IP address. Each of these websites will be on different sub-domains or domains. Is there a way I ...