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<big>'''Welcome to SaruWiki.'''</big>
<big>'''Welcome to SaruWiki.'''</big>


This Wiki is intended to document bits and bobs about [http://www.kernel.org/ Linux] (and some Unix) in general, and [http://www.debian.org Debian] in particular. In it, [[SaruWiki:About|we]] wish to collect the tips and tricks of both [[SaruWiki:About|our own team of Linux admins]] and those of other interested users. If you are interested in my work on [http://www.dya.info DYA|Infrastructure], please visit the [https://dya-knowledge.sogeti.nl/ SmartMart demo site].
This Wiki is intended to document bits and bobs about [http://www.kernel.org/ Linux] (and some Unix) in general, and [http://www.debian.org Debian] in particular. In it, [[SaruWiki:About|we]] wish to collect the tips and tricks of both [[SaruWiki:About|our own team of Linux admins]] and those of other interested users.


Consult the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using this wiki's software.
Consult the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using this wiki's software.
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<big>'''Main Content'''</big>
<big>'''Main Content'''</big>


* Setting up a [[Debian Lenny base server]] is a howto on the installation of a very basic Linux box under Lenny (it's actually not even a server yet).
* Setting up a [[Debian Jessie base server|Debian 8 Jessie base server]] is a howto on the installation of a very basic Linux box under Jessie (it's actually not even a server yet).
* Using ''md'' for [[software-based RAID]] contains our ideas and observations on redundancy.
* Using ''md'' and ''btrfs'' for [[software-based RAID]] contains our ideas and observations on data redundancy.
* The use of [[APT and aptitude]] is crucial to the concept of a Debian machine.
* The use of [[APT and aptitude]] is crucial to the concept of a Debian machine.
* [[Roll your own kernel]] discusses the pros and cons of compiling your own kernel, and how to do it.
* [[Roll your own kernel]] discusses the pros and cons of compiling your own kernel, and how to do it.
* [[Essential system software]] lists all (sets of) packages that we deem, well, essential.
* [[Essential system software]] lists all (sets of) packages that we deem, well, essential.
* The [[system boot procedure]] section explains what we can customise in the standard ways Debian boots.
* The [[networking section]] treats subjects like setting persistent routes.
* The [[firewall section]] is where we discuss "IPtables" (netfilter) and how we use it for firewalling.
* The [[native IPsec tunnel]] section describes how to configure an IPsec tunnel.
* [[Hardware monitoring]] is important for your server's health and reliability.
* Make your server a [[Microsoft PPTP server | Microsoft client compatible VPN Server ]].
* Creating a [[backup]] for your server.
'''Authentication and security'''
* [[Certificate fundamentals | The "certificates" section]] explains how you create your own Certificate Authority (CA) and the neat things you can do with it.
* [[OpenLDAP]] is a rudimentary howto about getting OpenLDAP to be your central user repository.
* [[Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)]] is a great way to secure your server and arrange logins - if you get to understand them
'''Your own LAMP server'''
* [[Apache2 and PHP5]] are essential packages if you want to light your own little [[LAMP]].
* [[Apache2 and PHP5]] are essential packages if you want to light your own little [[LAMP]].
* [[Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)]] is a great way to secure your server and arrange logins - if you get to understand them
* [[Certificate fundamentals | The "certificates" section]] explains how you create your own Certificate Authority (CA) and the neat things you can do with it.
* [[Database 101]] introduces you to MySQL.
* [[Database 101]] introduces you to MySQL.
* [[OpenLDAP]] is a rudimentary howto about getting OpenLDAP to be your central user repository.
 
'''Other server apps'''
* The [[Installing SaMBa with OpenLDAP support | SaMBa section]] explains how to install SaMBa with OpenLDAP as user backend.
* The [[Installing SaMBa with OpenLDAP support | SaMBa section]] explains how to install SaMBa with OpenLDAP as user backend.
* [[Add an X11 server]] to your server, if you need one.
* [[Add an X11 server]] to your server, if you need one.
* Of course we have a [[e-mail server section]], where we focus on Postfix and virtual mail domains, and add in a whiff of MySQL and OpenLDAP.
* Of course we have a [[e-mail server section]], where we focus on Postfix and virtual mail domains, and add in a whiff of MySQL and OpenLDAP.
* The [[Asterisk section]] is about all things re: telephony on Debian Lenny.
* The [[Asterisk section]] is about all things re: telephony on Debian Lenny.
* The [[system boot procedure]] section explains what we can customise in the standard ways Debian boots.
* The [[networking section]] treats subjects like setting persistent routes.
* The [[firewall section]] is where we discuss "IPtables" (netfilter) and how we use it for firewalling.
* The [[native IPsec tunnel]] section describes how to configure an IPsec tunnel.
* [[Hardware monitoring]] is important for your server's health and reliability.
* [[Vmware_server|VMware Server basics]] gives some pointers on how to install VMware Server on a Debian server box.
* [[Vmware_server|VMware Server basics]] gives some pointers on how to install VMware Server on a Debian server box.
* Make your server a [[Microsoft PPTP server | Microsoft client compatible VPN Server ]].
* Creating a [[backup]] for your server.
* How to install [[Mediawiki Installation | Mediawiki]] on your Debian server - like what you're looking at now.
* How to install [[Mediawiki Installation | Mediawiki]] on your Debian server - like what you're looking at now.
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* How to [[DLNA server|create your own multimedia server]], supporting [http://www.dlna.org/ DLNA] (which is [http://hometheater.about.com/od/interactivetelevision/a/Samsung-Allshare-Media-Streaming-basics-bg.htm Samsung's "AllShare"])
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* How to create [[your own ownCloud]] server (and here's [http://www.thecomputerkid.com/2013/06/why-you-should-use-owncloud.html why] you should do this)
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Latest revision as of 17:06, 23 September 2021

Welcome to SaruWiki.

This Wiki is intended to document bits and bobs about Linux (and some Unix) in general, and Debian in particular. In it, we wish to collect the tips and tricks of both our own team of Linux admins and those of other interested users.

Consult the User's Guide for information on using this wiki's software.

NOTE: you must confirm edits when you're not logged in with a user account. Thanks to the Mediawiki ConfirmEdit extension we've cut our wikispam considerably. Sorry to make you anonymous contributors jump through this little hoop for every edit, but there you are.


Main Content

Authentication and security

Your own LAMP server

Other server apps


If you'd like to create a new page, please log in and go ahead Note: the Wiki admins reserve the right to edit or remove any content they feel is not suitable for this site, not relevant, (too) inaccurate or otherwise not in line with the intentions and spirit of the admin team.