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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

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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 🙂 

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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 http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options. 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). 

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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. 

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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 apachefriends.org. Just download and extract the file under /opt. 
Then visit http://www.ioncube.com/loaders.php 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. 

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New Debian stable release 

After 24 months of constant development, the Debian Project is proud to present its new stable version 6.0 (code name Squeeze). Debian 6.0 is a free operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours. Alongside Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced with this version as a technology preview. 

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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 (http://www.grsecurity.net/index.php) in a few minutes to your server. 

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Download a complete web site 

NU 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. 

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How to backup your data using rsync 

The most critical data to back up is data that is impossible, or very costly, to re-create. Usually this is user data that has grown over months or years of work. You can typically restore system data relatively easily by reinstalling from the original distribution media.The Linux utility rsync is a copy program designed to replicate large quantities of data. It can skip previously copied files and fragments and encrypt data transfers with ssh, making remote backups with rsync faster and more secure than they are with traditional tools like cp, cpio, or tar. 

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