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C.3. Recommended Partitioning Scheme. For new users, personal Debian boxes, home systems, and other single-user setups, a single / partition (plus swap) is probably the easiest, simplest way to go.

C.3. Recommended Partitioning Scheme

However, if your partition is larger than around 6GB, choose ext3 as your partition type. Ext2 partitions need periodic file system integrity checking, and this can cause delays during booting when the partition is large. Securing Debian Manual - Introduction. [ previous ] [ Contents ] [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ] [ 10 ] [ 11 ] [ 12 ] [ A ] [ B ] [ C ] [ D ] [ E ] [ F ] [ G ] [ H ] [ next ] One of the hardest things about writing security documents is that every case is unique.

Securing Debian Manual - Introduction

Two things you have to pay attention to are the threat environment and the security needs of the individual site, host, or network. For instance, the security needs of a home user are completely different from a network in a bank. Secure Ubuntu Desktop Using Firestarter Firewall. Firestarter is an Open Source visual firewall program.

Secure Ubuntu Desktop Using Firestarter Firewall

The software aims to combine ease of use with powerful features, therefore serving both Linux desktop users and system administrators. Install Firestarter in Ubuntu If you want to install firestarter firewall run the following commannd. Ubuntu (Gutsy): DynDNS Client Setup « Ivan Torres (mexpolk) Hello again, this time we’re going to setup a DynDNS client so your computer/server can be reached from anywhere.

Ubuntu (Gutsy): DynDNS Client Setup « Ivan Torres (mexpolk)

Step 1 First, you need to create an account with DynDNS to do so follow this howto: Step 2. See Where a Package is Installed on Ubuntu. Once you use the apt-get utility to install a package, sometimes it seems to disappear into nowhere.

See Where a Package is Installed on Ubuntu

You know it’s installed, you just have no idea where. If you know the name of the executable, you can use the which command to find the location of the binary, but that doesn’t give you information on where the supporting files might be located. There’s an easy way to see the locations of all the files installed as part of the package, using the dpkg utility. dpkg -L <packagename> How to setup a Ubuntu development server - Part 1. Since I'm starting some real work on my final school project, I want to install a Ubuntu development server here at home.

How to setup a Ubuntu development server - Part 1

I have a Pentium 4 box here that will perform that task. In this first part I will show you how to install Subversion over WebDAV. All of this will be done in such a way that it's easy to serve multiple projects at once. In future parts I will tell you more about installing Trac, FastCGI (with Apache) to host Rails applications and how to use Capistrano to deploy your app properly. Tutorial: Secure Ubuntu With AppArmor - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net. As a follow up to my previous post which gave an overview of various security technologies that can help greatly fortify Linux against attacks, I decided to provide a little tutorial aimed at putting one of these technologies to practice.

Specifically, I will give an overview of how to use the Mandatory Access Control system known as AppArmor. I chose AppArmor here for two reasons: A) It is easier to configure for a novice than SELinux is. B) It already comes preinstalled on the most popular Linux distro, Ubuntu (and Kubuntu). As I outlined in my previous post, there are several MAC/RBAC systems available for Linux. Dynamic twin view with nvidia-settings from the command line? Setting Up Gitosis On Ubuntu. Overview This article is part one of a two part series that covers setting up a hosting server using gitosis for your central repository, and in the next article, taking an existing SVN repository and running the appropriate scripts and commands necessary to migrate it into something git can work with.

Setting Up Gitosis On Ubuntu

So this article is how to setup and manage a git repository. There are some great services out there than can do this for you, but why pay money for something you can easily do for free? This article shows how to setup and manage a secure and private git repository that people can use as a central sharing point. Setting Up Gitosis. Your Distro is Insecure: Ubuntu. Ubuntu Server has one of the cleanest and easiest Linux distribution installers.

Your Distro is Insecure: Ubuntu

However, in many cases, its designers choose to ignore security in favor of ease-of-use. The result? An install that is not secure by default.