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.
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- 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).
- 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.
- Essential system software lists all (sets of) packages that we deem, well, essential.
- 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
- 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.
- OpenLDAP is a rudimentary howto about getting OpenLDAP to be your central user repository.
- The SaMBa section explains how to install SaMBa with OpenLDAP as user backend.
- 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.
- 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.
- Using md for software RAID contains our ideas and observations on redundancy.
- Hardware monitoring is important for your server's health and reliability.
- VMware Server basics gives some pointers on how to install VMware Server on a Debian server box.
- Make your server a Microsoft client compatible VPN Server .
- How to install Mediawiki on your Debian server - like what you're looking at now.
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.
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