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How To Create an Active Directory Server in Windows Server 2003

After you have installed Windows Server 2003 on a stand-alone server, run the Active Directory Wizard to create the new Active Directory forest or domain, and then convert the Windows Server 2003 computer into the first domain controller in the forest. To convert a Windows Server 2003 computer into the first domain controller in the(…)

How to Monitor Windows Machines with Nagios

Introduction This document describes how you can monitor “private” services and attributes of Windows machines, such as: Memory usage CPU load Disk usage Service states Running processes etc. Publicly available services that are provided by Windows machines (HTTP, FTP, POP3, etc.) can be monitored easily by following the documentation on monitoring publicly available services. Note:(…)

How to install XAMPP

XAMPP is a full-featured AMPP (Apache MySQL, PHP, Perl) package that is one of the few non-commercial AMPP middleware stacks available on Linux. With its tight integration, XAMPP makes it possible to run anything from a personal home page to a full-featured production site (though only for development purposes; XAMPP is not meant to be(…)

How To Install PHP

Generally, the installation process of Apache with PHP is very similar to the process of installing Apache without PHP, as described in the previous article. The only difference is the use of two additional modules: mod_php and mod_security. As in the previous article, we will start by creating an account and group called “apache”. Then(…)

Secure your Apache2 with mod-security

Installation: In order to install mod-security with apache2, you need libapache2-mod-security: $sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-security and then enable mod-security and reload apache2 $sudo a2enmod mod-security $sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 force-reload Once this is done, you will be able to filter GET, POST urls …. and apply different rules depending on what the page/variables/url contain Configuration: Apache running(…)

20 ways to Secure your Apache Configuration

First, make sure you’ve installed latest security patches There is no sense in putting locks on the windows, if your door is wide open. As such, if you’re not patched up there isn’t really much point in continuing any longer on this list. Go ahead and bookmark this page so you can come back later,(…)

A Guide to Internet Security Terms

Every Internet user should at least have a basic understanding of the terms used in regard to online security and so I have collected a few of the popular ones and put them in this article with a brief explanation of each. Adware means “Advertising Supported Software”. It refers to placing adverts in software or(…)

How to Install OsTicket – An Open Source Support Ticket System

Installation Process osTicket comes with it’s own web-based installer to help guide you through the installation process without the frustration. While the installer provides step by step guide during the installation process it is important and helpful to have general knowledge about Web servers, PHP and MySQL. Prerequisites To install osTicket, your web server must(…)

How To Configure Your PIX To Accept Telnet

The telnet command can be used to configure your PIX to accept telnet sessions. By default, it allows connections on the inside interface from the 192.168.1.0 network, as seen below: telnet 192.168.2.0 255.255.255.0 inside Of course, if you change the IP address of the inside interface, you may have to change the statement above. You(…)

How to Install and Configure VMWare Server virtualization in openSUSE

VMware Server is a free virtualization product for Windows and Linux servers. VMware Server is a robust yet easy to use server virtualization product and is based on proven virtualization technology. VMware can run on any standard x86 hardware and can support 64-bit guest operating systems including Windows Linux and Sun Solaris. VMware server can(…)