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How to join Ubuntu 8.04 to Windows Active Directory (Domain)

These days many more companies are using mixed IT enviroments using a mixture of Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac’s and I for one am using a mixture of Microsoft Windows and Linux (Ubuntu). On my network I use a Microsoft Active Directory and want to be able to get all Server (Linux & Windows) as […]

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Installing Ubuntu with a Software RAID1 configuration

In this post I will be showing you how you can install a fresh copy of Ubuntu on a server using two Hard disk drives either ATA or SATA drives, I would recommend using proper server hardware as if one of the HDD controllers fail then you still wont be able to reboot your server […]

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DynDNS Client Setup on Ubuntu

After getting three old Dell Dimension L1000R desktop PC’s after work was going to throw them out I decided to turn one of them into a Linux server mainly for me to have sitting on the internet mainly to use for remote backups and remote access to documents and other stuff I want to keep […]

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How to install Exim4 on Ubuntu as a smarthost

For months now I have been trying to setup a fast, reliable linux mail server. I think I have now cracked it. Basically my system layout is as follows; I have been developing a new social community site called UrbanParty (www.urbanparty.net), The application is ran on my Ubuntu Linux server and uses SMTP to send […]

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How to install VSFTPd on Ubuntu and Jail users to there home directory.

For several months now, I have wanted to setup a fast, secure FTP server so that I myself and users of my server are able to login but can only view and browse there ‘home’ directory.. basically /home/{username}. I have previously tried installing ProFTPd but I have found that to be really slow with clients […]

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How to install a DHCP server on Ubuntu 6.06

Assumed that “eth0” is the interface for network card IP Address Range: 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.200 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 DNS Servers: 202.188.0.133, 202.188.1.5 Domains: tm.net.my Gateway Address: 192.168.0.1 sudo apt-get install dhcp3-server sudo cp /etc/default/dhcp3-server /etc/default/dhcp3-server_backup gksudo gedit /etc/default/dhcp3-server Find this line … INTERFACES=”” Replace with the following line INTERFACES=”eth0″ Save the edited file sudo cp […]

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Restoring bad sectors using CHKDSK on Windows

The other day my hard drive was getting really bad, Usually I just rebuild the machine with an image stored on my NAS appliance however I thought I would actually repair the drive as it was ‘trashing’ alot! So I booted the PC and got check disk to repair the drive. – All is now working smoothly again.  I […]

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Slow connections on remote MySQL Servers

Now a few of my projects are getting much bigger and the need for having dedicated Database servers are now more appealing than ever. With MySQL when setting it up I noticed that when trying to access a remote database from an application server, it would takes ages to respond/connect to it. After searching around […]

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Ammending the Ubuntu SSH Console message

Was playing around with my Virtual machines this evening as I am trying to create a stable build to put on the Offical BNA Systems web servers. One of the most annoying things is once you have OpenSSH installed you get the annoying default Ubuntu disclaimer etc.  Anyways, After looking around on the net I […]

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Blogging with email!

Well this is my first official blog post on my new personal blog, I thought’d I’d write about this awesome new feature with WordPress 3….. I’m even blogging using this method now! Ok so what the hell am I talking about…. Well good queston I hear you say; Since I have now launched my personal […]