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Virtual filesystem acting as a clone+difference of a master filesystem

At my company about 10 devs share an ubuntu dev server. We have separate code directories, but due to our database size (about 50 GB), it isn't practical to clone the mysql database for each ...
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Limiting file access for a huge number of users

The ubuntu is really great for it's user management, every service can use it's own system user: but should I use it for distribution? Let's say I have a service, that I host, with many customers who ...
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How to setup remote user accounts and files on Ubuntu 14.04 server

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 server and have downloaded the GUI. I have never used Ubuntu before and what I want to do is setup accounts that can be logged in from my PC and Mac. I have a ...
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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57 views

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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3answers
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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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1answer
316 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
158 views

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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1answer
59 views

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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1answer
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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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192 views

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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1answer
122 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
493 views

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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663 views

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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1answer
322 views

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 ...