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How to Create Self-signed SSL Certifcate using OpenSSL in Debian Etch and Ubuntu 8.04

What is SSL?

Secure Sockets Layer is an application-level protocol which was developed by the Netscape Corporation for the purpose of transmitting sensitive information, such as Credit Card details, via the Internet. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data transferred over the SSL-enabled connection, thus thwarting eavesdropping of the information. The most popular use of SSL is in conjunction with web browsing (using the HTTP protocol), but many network applications can benefit from using SSL. By convention, URLs that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of http:.

How to Set Up Apache 2 Name-based Virtual Host on Debian Etch and Ubuntu 8.04

Introduction

This tutorial will walk you through the configuration of name-base virtual hosting using Apache2 server in Debian and Ubuntu. The default configuration of Apache server in Debian Etch and Ubuntu 8.04 are limited only to one website based on your IP Address. We will setup a name-based virtual hosting to have multiple websites using only one machine. After this tutorial, you will have example.com, example.net, and example.org hosted in your computer.

Howto build a Wifi Hotspot using Chillispot and Debian Etch

This is a step by step tutorial how to build a Wifi Hotspot using Chillispot and Debian GNU/Linux.

Configure your NIC

You need at least two network interface cards to make the chillispot working. Install Debian GNU/Linux and configure the ip address of your network cards.

vi /etc/network/interfaces

Your network card configuration should be look like this:

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
    address 192.168.0.2
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.0.1

eth0 (WAN) IP Address assigned by your ISP
eth1 (LAN) no need to assign IP Address.

We don't need to configure eth1 since Chillispot takes care for the role of IP Address assignment using its own DHCP.

Edit your /etc/resolv.conf file and add the ip address of your DNS server.

vi /etc/resolv.conf

Your resolv.conf file should look like this:

nameserver 10.0.0.1
nameserver 10.0.0.2

Installing Chillispot

To install chillispot on your Debian machine, type this command:

apt-get install apache2 ssl-cert mysql-client mysql-server chillispot freeradius freeradius-mysql

This will install Apache, MySQL, Chillispot and FreeRadius. After the installation an ncurses-based configuration menu will appear.

How to Setup Fast and Lightweight Linux Desktop using Fluxbox and Debian Etch

Introduction to the Fluxbox

Fluxbox is a fast and lightweight window manager for X, fluxbox was derived from blackbox and it is capable of launching applications, configuring keyboard shortcuts and background images, as well as displaying information with the slit. It is often used on older systems where hardware resources are limited or even just as a matter of personal taste.

How to Setup DHCP Server with Dynamic DNS using Bind9 in Debian Etch and Ubuntu 8.04

This tutorial is a continuation of my previous post here which covers the installation of bind9 on a Debian Etch and Ubuntu 8.04 system. This new tutorial will cover the Dynamic DNS features of bind9.

How to Install Openfire in Debian Etch

What is Openfire

Openfire formerly known as Wildfire is a popular jabber/XMPP server written in Java and dual-licensed under both a proprietary license and the GNU General Public License. Openfire is easy to setup and administer, administration is done through a web interface, moreover Openfire offers numerous features, there are also several plugins available in Openfire to extend its functionalities. You can check the list of its features here and plugins here.

How to Install and Configure Net SNMP in Linux

Cacti and other Network monitoring tools requires SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) to monitor your server's network bandwidth, cpu loads, total ammounts of RAM and Hard Drive etc. To monitor your Linux server, you must have net-snmp installed.

Installing Net-SNMP on Debian or Ubuntu

For Debian, Ubuntu and other Debian-based distro, type this command:

apt-get install snmpd

Edit the /etc/default/snmpd file

vi /etc/default/snmpd

find this line

How to install Cacti in Debian Etch

What is Cacti?

cacti logo

How to setup a LAN DNS server using Bind9 under Debian Etch and Ubuntu 8.04

This is a step by step tutorial on how to install and configure DNS server for your LAN using bind9. The DNS server will provide caching and name resolution as well as reverse name resolution for your local network. In this tutorial, we will use the domain "debian.lan" and this will be the domain of your local network. The domain "debian.lan is not accessible from the internet; its private ip address is "192.168.100.1".

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