Install Sun JDK 1.7 on Debian Squeeze

There are a couple of things that you need to be sure prior to upgrade. The most important that your app is supported by the latest Sun JDK. Once you are sure start up by downloading the latest JDK package direct from sun.

Install and configure NRPE

There are several sources on Internet explain how to install and configure NRPE but non of them include an out of the box working solution. Various chmod etc things are missing thus giving you for free plenty of hours troubleshooting a simple HOWTO :)

The must repos to have when running Fedora 14

Fedora 14There are multiple desktops available for use with Fedora. Each has a slightly different look and feel and offers varying levels of customization. Desktops affect how windows, icons, menus, and various basic desktop interfaces look and feel. You may want to try a few different ones and figure out which one is best for you, you can browse and download latest iso images direct at In this article we will discuss how to add a few extra repositories to allow you installing extra applications that are must. Those are mainly multimedia and also newer packages (stable too).

Install GeoIP on servers running Directadmin

This tutorial is specific to Directadmin servers. Having said that, with minimal changes will work on most of the web servers. I'll try to provide generic installation instructions as much as possible.

Install and configure Ioncube to Xampp

Xampp or Lampp in our case is a bundled software for Web Development with PHP/Apache/MySQL etc. You can download latest version from Just download and extract the file under /opt.
Then visit and download the latest loaders for your distribution. Be carefull to download the proper file otherwise it wont work. For example 32bit binaries wont work on a 64bit OS.

MySQL workbench under Debian Stable

Unfortunately there is no binary package for Debian Squeeze and you will need to compile mysql workbench from source. Let's start.

Install and configure grsecurity on Debian and Ubuntu

Grsecurity is an innovative approach to security utilizing a multi-layered detection, prevention, and containment model. It is licensed under the GNU GPL. In this article we will discuss how to setup and configure grseurity ( in a few minutes to your server.

Download a complete web site

GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive command line tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc. In this article we will show you how to download a web site with various flags including how to limit the download rate and time to aboid getting banned.


This howto is based on a Debian Lenny system but with just a few modifications will be able to installed and configured successfully on any Linux Distribution like CentOS, OpenSuSE, Fedora etc.

Rsync over SSH

In thi sarticle I'll explain how to backup your server or desktop machine over SSH with rsync. For those that have no clue about rsync here is a brief description taken from wikipedia: rsync is a software application for Unix systems which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most similar programs/protocols is that the mirroring takes place with only one transmission in each direction. rsync can copy or display directory contents and copy files, optionally using compression and recursion.

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