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Server cabinet door alarm

The first step in securing servers is to ensure that they are physically as secure as possible and and then monitored for unauthorized access  Many times when setting up servers in a small office or co-location facility many people have their systems in a locking cabinet within a moderately secured physical building.  However a determined attacker ...
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OpenSSL Vulnerability

A weakness has been discovered in the random number generator used by OpenSSL on Debian and Ubuntu systems. As a result of this weakness, certain encryption keys are much more common than they should be, such that an attacker could guess the key through a brute-force attack given minimal knowledge of the system. This particularly affects the use of...
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How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian LAMP Server

Build Your Own Debian/Ubuntu LAMP Server - Quick & Easy Do it Yourself Installation Apache 2 - Linux Web server MySQL 5 - MySQL Database Server PHP4/5 - PHP Scripting Language phpMyAdmin - Web-based database admin software. Note: Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP/Perl together commonly known as LAMP Server. First, let us prepare a system th...
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What Version of Debian Am I Running?

On a Debian system, the file `/etc/debian_version' contains the release name of the Debian installed. Use cat to output the contents of this file (see Concatenating Text). * To output the release name of the Debian system you are on, type: $ cat /etc/debian_version NOTE: Debian releases have historically been named after characters from the mot...
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