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Use rcconf to enable and disable Debian/Ubuntu services

The system security of Debian / Ubuntu Linux box depends upon system services. If you need to provide a web server (Apache service) to serve web pages, you have to install and enable apache service. In another hand, if you … Continue reading

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Use munin to monitor Ubuntu server performance

munin is a light weight server monitoring tool. After I read the following two articles I decided to give a try. Here are the links for the articles: Monitor Servers and Clients using Munin in Ubuntu Monitoring systems with munin … Continue reading

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File server and automatic backup

随着计算机技术的广泛普及,计算机早已走入千家万户,越来越多的家庭拥有多台计算机和家庭局域网络,资源共享,特别是文件的共享的重要性就越来越突出。同时,文件的数量也越来越多,备份文件变得复杂困难。参考本文提供的参考文献学习如何设立文件服务器和文件同步备份的文章。本文主要从另一个角度提出一种完备的解决方案。 有效的解决办法是在家里设置文件服务器,直接连接到内部网络上。我在学习使用LinkSys生产的NSLU2时,通过将该设备的系统固件更换为Debian Linux(具体方法见Debian on NSLU2),使其功能极大地增强。鉴于本文讨论文件自动备份,下面就如何设置文件服务器和备份软件进行阐述。 硬件准备:你需要购置两台Linksys NSLU2和两个USB外置硬盘,硬盘最好是2.5英寸的,不需要额外的电源适配器,同时可以节约能源。硬件购回后,需要按照Debian on NSLU2一文的步骤对硬盘格式化和对NSLU2安装新的固件。完成这一步骤后,下面就只剩软件的安装了。 SAMBA文件服务器:绝大多数计算机用户使用Windows,所以必须使Windows计算机可以访问文件服务器。Debian Linux系统的SAMBA服务器提供了这样的功能。首先在linux系统中安装SAMBA服务器软件,然后参考Build a full-blown file/web server on Linksys NSLU2这篇文章的有关章节对SAMBA服务器进行配置,主要是设置共享目录。你只需要在一台NSLU2机器安装该软件。 [samba] path = /samba public = yes read only = no create mask = 0777 directory mask = 0777 writable = yes … Continue reading

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Build a full-blown file/web server on Linksys NSLU2

Content 1. Introduction 2. Overview of NSLU2 3. Setup the new device 4. Upgrade firmware 5. Prepare the NSLU2 device for unsling 6. Unsling 7. Post-unslung setting 8. Install essential packages 9. A shell script to accelerate the setting 10. … Continue reading

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Hands-on Instruction for Installing Ubuntu Server Edition to EEE Box

Introduction EEE Box (buy a new one with HDMI output only $219.99 at buy.com with this coupon) is a nice min desktop machine, quiet and fast enough for a home file and web server. Since there is a need to create a … Continue reading

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