PHP7 beta1 build process for Debian Wheezy

PHP-logoLast weekend I decided to give PHP7 a try. Given it’s beta, I had to compile from source. As I already run a stable package version, this guide doesn’t cover the Debian packaging process. Instead we concentrate on installing PHP to an alternate directory.

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Build ngx_pagespeed From Source

How to redirect local root mail to an external email address on Linux

Exim, DKIM and Debian Configuration

Install and Config Fail2Ban in Debian 7 Wheezy

Fail2Ban is an intrusion prevention software which analyzes log files and ban possible attacks (mainly Brute-force), using firewall (iptables and more).

How To Configure Virtual Memory Swap File on a VPS

This article will cover the pros and cons of using virtual memory or a swap file (paging), determining if your droplet already uses virtual memory or paging, the differences between a swap partition and a swap file, information on how to create a swap

Mounting Windows Shares with cifs in Debian Squeeze

openlogo-ndI run Debian Squeeze with Gnome 3 on a laptop. I mainly use this to offload my e-mail from the main machine, where I can concentrate my workflow across two screens without the constant need to ALT-Tab. This means that there is a need to share files between the Windows desktop machine and Laptop, using regular windows file shares.

I had a series of “bookmarks” that allowed me to access various Samba shares. These bookmarks (GVFS mounts) are configured in Nautilus, and really simple to set up. Unfortunately, they are not so easy to use; you can’t drag and drop a file from a GVFS share into a non-supporting application (such as Google Chrome), and they don’t usually generate file previews in nautilus either. This could be due to the fact that they use protocol addresses (e.g. smb://)? That means that I was having to copy files—from the shares to a local directory—before being able to work with them.

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Can I set up system mail to use an external SMTP server?

AirPrint on Debian GNU/Linux