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How can I configure Ubuntu to report its hostname to windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Access Ubuntu Server by host name How can I configure Ubuntu server to report its hostname in such a way that typing http://thehostname/ in a web browser will connect to ...
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How can I audit users and access attempts to SSH on my server?

I've had a few security problems with a server of mine, a few SSH users have been setting up fires aka giving problems. I would like to: Track user logins and logouts Track activity of these SSH, in ...
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How can I start DHCP3-server later, so that it waits for a bridge interface to initialise before loading?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server currently setup with dhcp3-server as well as a bridged interface (br0) for use with virtual machines. The problem I have is that when the server reboots, dhcp3-server fails ...
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How can I use cron to schedule a script that implements daylight saving on a non- DST aware application when my server automatically uses DST?

My server (running ubuntu 8.04LTS server) reports the time as 9:38PM BST right now. BST (British Summer Time) is 1 hour ahead of UTC (or Greenwich Mean Time if you really want to confuse matters) The ...
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What is LVM and what is it used for?

As a Linux/Ubuntu newbie, what is LVM and what is it used for? In terms of a web server installation, what benefits does it provide? Would you recommend using it?
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How do I upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

I want upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. Is there a basic update? How do I do it?
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auto bcc is not working when contain attachment in Postfix

I'm using postfix smtp and adding always_bcc. always_bcc = admin@somesite.com It's working fine without attachment. When I add attachment, auto bcc is not working and admin didn't get email. How to ...
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Server Converting Files for iPhone

I would like to convert videos I download to the iPhone format on my server and be able to access and play them on my iPhone. I looked into Handbrake, but I wasn't sure if it would work on the ...
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Copying data from server to PC on the same network

I am recently setup a server to host my "data" movies and music and such. I was trying to copy the data back to my home computer using this command scp files/on/server user@homecomputer:/home the ...
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Ubuntu Server on 5 year old PC

I was recently downloading Ubuntu server to put on an old machine to serve media around my house. I was wondering why they recommend the 64-bit version of there server? Does this affect anything if ...
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upstart-supervised init script for Apache?

I want to run apache on Ubuntu 10.04, and use the nice supervision stuff in upstart (I'm not just talking about the apache init script, but proper service supervision a la daemontools - which is to ...
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Ubuntu Linux UFW Firewall, Local Intranet Access

At home, I have Ubuntu server with the UFW firewall. What command do I type to turn on local intranet access to my web server, but keep the outside world out from my DSL modem?
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Used recursive chown on the root directory [closed]

Im gonna need some help restoring my ssh settings as i screwed everything up by calling this command: chown -R user / At the moment im not able to access the site through ssh/ftp since the ownership ...
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How do I install and manage RPMs?

I have a burning desire to install RPMs onto my Ubuntu installation - is this possible? Can I use Yum - or another RPM Package Management tool?
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LDAP server set-up

I'd like to set up LDAP to act as central authentication of 2 web applications running on the same server. Whats the simplest step-by-step way to go about this from scratch? In the long run I'd also ...
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How do I setup a Ubuntu network?

I do some voluntary work for a small private K-12 school, and they just received a donation of about 20 used computers from a large corporation. They came with blank hard-drives, so I need to install ...
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Web Server Best Practices: Directory Structure & Security

I would like to utilize Ubuntu server as web server, but I want to make sure I follow best practices for setting things up. I want to ensure I set the directory up in the best location and understand ...
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Access server by host name?

I have a mixed network with mostly Windows machines, a Mac, and a few Linux boxes. There is no DNS or WINS server, and adding one is outside of my control. If I put a clean install of 10.04 desktop ...
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How to seamlessly connect two LAN's?

I'm going to connecting two LAN's in some way, I imagine some form of VPN tunnel between the gateway/router on each side. Both routers have Ubuntu-server 10.04 installed, but the only vpn-like ...
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How can I optimise a server for a Low Latency application [closed]

I have an application that is latency sensitive. Although I care about throughput, extreme low latency is more important to me. Please suggest how I can optimise my server to achieve the lowest ...
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Chkconfig alternative for Ubuntu Server?

I've become very accustomed to managing service startups on Redhat/RHEL platforms using chkconfig though that doesn't appear to be the Debian/Ubuntu way - How do I update runlevel information for ...
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How can I set up an authenticated encrypted SMTP server? [closed]

I'd like to set up authenticated, encrypted SMTP on my remote Ubuntu server, how do I do that? It's just a personal server, so I'd like a cheap option, i.e. not buying SSL certs - self-signed will ...
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What DLNA server to choose? [closed]

What DLNA server program should I choose and how do I set it up? It is an absolute requirement that it doesn't take a lot of resources since it will be running on a 500 MHz machine. There seems to be ...
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Basic Ubuntu FTP Server

I would like to setup a basic FTP server on my Ubuntu Server install. I have been playing with VSFTPD, but am having issues getting the server to allow me to create directories and copy files. I ...
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Turning off the backlight on the console [closed]

I'm using an IBM Thinkpad X21 as a 3G router. It's running a server install of lucid. The laptop has the lid up most of the time. There is no X, just a plain console. The colsole blanks itself, but ...
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Best way to set up and record DVB-C PAL and share recorded streams with DNLA on Ubuntu?

I have an EyeTV Hybrid DVB-C USB (plus a few Pinnacle DVB-T ones) receiver which works well under OS X, but I would like to have recording under Ubuntu instead - preferrably with EPG -and share with ...
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How can I run Dwarf Fortress in text mode (ncurses) on my Linux VPS?

I installed Dwarf Fortress on my Linux VPS to use with dfterm. It's running Ubuntu 10.04 Server x86-32. I'm fairly certain I have all the dependencies: I've installed: ncurses ncursesw libsdl libsdl-...
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Is there any advantage to setting up a personal cloud instead of running a personal server without virtualization?

I currently have my old PC sitting in my closet being a headless server (running Ubuntu Server). I use it as a file server, web server, and backup server. (The hostname is mneme, the Greek muse of ...
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How to set up Ubuntu as wireless accesspoint?

How can I set up my WiFi to be used as wireless access point on Ubuntu Server? I have a local Ubuntu Server, it has a wireless card in it (802.11a/b/g/n) and I really want to set it up as an 802.11n ...
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Ubuntu Server samba running as root?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 10.04. I selected samba file server from the install menu and everything works fine. The problem is, the samba daemon is running as root which has me a little ...
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How to set up Ubuntu Server as a NAS?

I am looking to set up Ubuntu Server as a headless NAS for my home. I would like to have file storage there, as well as a central hub for my MP3s and pictures. What are the best packages out there to ...
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How do I set up VLAN forwarding?

I have a DAAP server with multiple VLAN interfaces. I would like to get traffic forwarded on all of the VLANs. Forwarded from eth0 to eth1.010* I've got the switch configured to be a trunk port with ...
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Connecting PPPOE DSL modem to server? [closed]

I'm setting up a transparent proxy/filter server, I've encountered many issues. My Question. With a PPPOE DSL modem how do I negotiate a connection from my server. I am putting the server between ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 server as a transparent proxy filter (plus dans guardian) [closed]

I've installed the Server on a desktop with two network cards. I've installed dnsmasq, squid, shorewall, ssh, and dansguardian. how do I get this device to talk to DSL modem and my network (through ...
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How should a server be secured? [closed]

Talking towards Ubuntu 10.04, server edition, what tools/practices would you recommend to secure the server?
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How do I set up Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS to serve as a samba Primary Domain Controller uses pam modules to authenticate against an LDAP server?

I'd like to have a Samba server that appears as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) to a bunch of windows lab computers. But instead of having the users have accounts with passwords stored on this Samba ...
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Why is the tree command not included in Ubuntu server?

Is installing the tree command line utility on Ubuntu server has security issues? It's not included by default on the server.
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Best rootkit removal tool for a server?

and what schedule/sysadmin routine is recommended?
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FTP connection problems in Nautilus

I have no trouble connecting to my FTP server by going to Places->Connect to server... I can then browse the FTP site to my heart's content with Nautilus for a few minutes. After a few minutes of ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu Server 9.10 to 10.04

A quick Google found this page about how to upgrade but my question is how do I make sure all configurations remain intact (Samba, Apache, SVN) and also, is it worth it to upgrade? Will 9.10 continue ...
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Does installing packages manually with dpkg prevent a future upgrade path?

I manage a private network which has no internet connectivity due to the security policy of the customer. This network has a single Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server installation (soon to be several more) and I'...
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How to burn a dual layer dvd iso from the command line

How do you burn a DVD-DL iso from the command line?
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What is the performance loss if you run Ubuntu desktop edition on a server machine?

We have installed Ubuntu desktop edition on our dev server. I was wondering if there is any noticeable performance loss compared to the server edition.
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What is the easiest way to strip a desktop edition to a server edition?

We have installed Ubuntu desktop edition on our development server. Now that we have it in a data center we would like to strip it down to a server edition. Is there an easy way of doing so rather ...
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How to graphically interface with a headless server?

I have a ubuntu development server at work. It is an old rack server that is located somewhere in the company's dungeon, where nobody ever goes. The only way it can work is as a so-called headless ...

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