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System replication

This question is linked to an other question I asked, but focuses on a general issue. Given two identical Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS setups on two identically partitioned disks (same packages installed ...
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What Is The Difference Between “root”, “user”, “group”?

I am new in using UbuntuServer13.10 so during giving permission to a folder to open it on FileZilla on other PC, I got these words and now I want to know about the difference between; "root", "user", ...
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Setting up a firewall Ubuntu Server 13.10 to specified domain users of a Windows server 2008

So, here's the plan: I want to set up a firewall that allows/blocks certain websites for specified users in a Windows server domain (local); For example: For the user domain.name/user1 I want to ...
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ubuntu server and samba

I am trying to set up a Ubuntu server 12.04 nas using samba file sharing. I first tried to set it up with webmin and when that didn't work, I tried to set it up manually using the vi editor modifing ...
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how to limit resources to a shared ubuntu 10.04

The title might not be explanatory enough but I couldn't find any better way to formulate it. I will be running a server for office use. It will host applications on tomcat. 2 differents people would ...
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Configuring SAMBA shares for multiple users

First of all, I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I've been having serious issues both figuring out and also finding a resolution to my situation on any threads on multiple sites for days now. I ...
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Give user write access to folder [duplicate]

How do i give the user 'testuser' write privileges on the folder: /var/www/test/public_html
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Create new user and assign it's only access to /home/ [duplicate]

We're on Ubuntu Server 12.04 I would like to create multiple users and assign them to a few directories that are already made. Example: mcadmin:/home/* mcadmin2:/home/dir1/* mcadmin3:/home/dir2/* ...
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useradd -p broken in 12.04 LTS?

I have a mail benchmarking application that I need to set up, and part of that includes setting up at least several hundred dummy user accounts. I had this scripted so I could easily recreate the ...
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How to secure system users which only runs application processes?

I created a system user through adduser command for use in an application I installed. This user is supposed to run application-specific processes and such (think of postgres system user doing nothing ...
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1answer
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Add www-data to alternate group

I am working with two users: me and www-data. Each user has their own group by default. I want to be able to easily grant read, write, and/or execute permissions to both users, without giving the ...
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I deleted all files and folders (including hidden) from /home/username/ now in big trouble

I am logged into a remote ubuntu server, and I accidentally erased the entire /home/username/ directory for the current user. The only thing left is a hidden directory called .gvfs. I don't need ...
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How can I perform the su command to switch to a network user without a password?

I have a local user and a network user (authenticated over LDAP) that I frequently use su to switch to for certain tasks. I'm wondering how I can avoid typing the password for the network user every ...
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Basic server build for practicing and learning linux on

I am taking it upon myself to learn Linux,so here is what I want to accomplish; I want to set up a server primarily for practice. I don't need it to do anything specific accept allow me to login via ...
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How to give Public_html to each user?

I have a new installation of Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to have 2 or more users be able to test with apache/php/mysql. Within default config at sites-available I added two different VirtualHosts, one ...
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860 views

run a command as user at boot time Ubuntu 12.04

I want to run a command at boot time that basically looks like this: python /home/me/.hidden/commnd.py Also, this needs to run as me, not root. I know it can be done, but my google-fu is weak ...
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ubuntu server: login with new created user > get dollar shell

when I create a new user in Ubuntu Server and then try to login with the new user I get an error message. In one case Ubuntu tells me that the home directory of the user doesn't exist when I login ...
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How to create link to linux server

In these days I'm setting up a small network with about twenty computers. The users of this network used windows before and they need to access samba ubuntu folders simply using their name (which is ...
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How to setup an Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share Ext4 Partition Over Network I have no knowledge when it comes to servers and i really want to be a pro at stuff like that. What i wanna do is setup a Ubuntu ...
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Why do I need to use separate accounts for installing and running a program?

I bought some software from Atlassian (Jira, Confluence etc.) and I am installing it. One of the programs recommend me to create a user with limited access for only that program, and it also wants me ...
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specify user for init.d

I have a init.d script that start|stops|restarts a daemon using the start-stop-daemon. This daemon is always started as root. I want to be able to specify the user that the init.d script will use to ...
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How do I restrict ports to certain users?

Alright, well, what I wanted to do was to allow my users to only be allowed to access a specific port, In example, UserA can only access port 2004 While UserB can only access ports 2009, and 2010 To ...
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Multiple Users Sending Input To The Same Server Running On My Ubuntu Server

I've just recently started hosting a Java based server on my Ubuntu Server. I've been learning how to setup everything and I've been feeling pretty good about it's setup. I currently start the ...
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How can I get the command log of a particular user on Ubuntu Server?

Is there a way to find a log of all the commands that have been run by a user on Ubuntu 11.10 Server? I need to find out what my friend ran to install a program.
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Enable Automatic Login on a headless server [closed]

Is there a easy way to allow a automatic login on a non-sudo account to a server that requires physical access when used. I want to turn on the computer and have it automatically log in to my not sudo ...
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How can I switch user without password?

How can I switch user without password in ubuntu server 11.1 ? in CentOS passwd -d -u username but Ubuntu 11.10 not work
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What's the regular way to add an admin user?

I have installed an Ubuntu server cloud version on my AWS instance. Anyway the default user name is specified as ubuntu, and i don't like it. Because I have my own policy for admin account name. So ...
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Migrate FTP users from one server to another

I have a situation where I have ~10 FTP users, and I need to migrate them from one server (server A) to another (server B). The userdata (so their files) are in /home/<username>, so moving that ...
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What open source configuration management software with a GUI is available?

I want to mange multiple ubuntu desktop(10.04,11.04 and 11.10) from server. Like i want do following list of thing 1) policy management 2) package management 3) Various system Administration thing ...
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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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Create a new SSH user on Ubuntu Server

Just created a new virtual Ubuntu server and I'm in the process of hardening it for production use. I currently have a root account. I want to do the following: Create a new user (let's call them ...