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How to forward port after tunneling

Today I have read this question and answer (How does reverse SSH tunneling work?). I tried it out and it worked perfectly however I want to know one thing. Say I have a web server running on port 8000 ...
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Why do I get kicked out of a FTP session once I run a command?

Why do I get kicked out of a FTP session once I run a command? It seems that once I successfully login into a server is get the following after running a command such as "ls" (I've enclosed the error ...
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How to run a shell command in a server?

I am fairly familiar with computers and web stuff but this is a bit out of my comfort zone. I have a shell script (.sh file) I want to run in a Linux server I have one site hosted (the script is a ...
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How to set up an SSTP Server

Is there a way to set up a linux based, preferably ubuntu, SSTP server? I know there is a SSTP client available on sourceforge, but I can't find a server. To be clear: I do NOT want openVPN, I want ...
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How to build a personnal cluster?

I have a debian server running some services (mail, web, git, mysql...). But it is alone, meaning that if it breaks, I have to repair it to access my services. I'd like to put a second server so that ...
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Difference between Debian 7.1 and Linux Mint 15 Debian

What is the main difference between Debian 7.1 and Linux Mint 15 Debian besides look and Desktop Environment. Basically with a special reference to security stability, and updates if you are going to ...
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MailScanners: spamassassin vs spamd & clamav vs clamd [closed]

I'm trying to decide which method is better question for you today. I'm running a Debian+Sendmail(w/TSL+SASL)+MailScanner+SpamAssassin+Clam setup. I'm wondering which is a better way to execute my ...
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Find out screen id

I want to start a program with SSH using PHP, which works fine, but now I want to kill the screen with PHP, but the only thing I know is the name of the screen. How do I find out the screen ID ...
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Virtualizing a Low End Virtual Server

I have started to teach the lesser fortunate children in my area about technology and computers in general. Some of them show some real promise and I'm planning to introduce them to Linux and Open ...
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What's the approximate percentage of Linux servers in the world? [closed]

I did so many searches on search engines, but could not find a relevant solution. Is there any research or source that shows an approximate value for servers?
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Why isn't there a server edition for Fedora like Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was looking for a server edition of Fedora to download, and just found that they don't have one. It's very strange to me. If Ubuntu has both desktop and server editions, why doesn't Fedora follow ...
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How do I choose between Unix / Linux and Windows in a Server environment?

I need a server, and I'm used to windows at home and in the office, but it seems that Unix / Linux is an option, but I don't really know what it is. I don't know which one to get, how do I choose? ...
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Unable to ssh into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [could not resolve hostname (hostname): Name or service not known

I'm just starting with a clean install of Ubuntu Server 12.04. I've run: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade I've added the following to /etc/hosts: 127.0.0.1 (hostname) The file ...
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Redirecting mail to Gmail

I'm trying to set up the redirection of all emails to my VPS to my Gmail account because it's easier to handle. At the moment though, it is not working, and I can't see why. I have tried a few ...
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What is the recommended way of checking running services?

I'm often exposed to various GNU/Linux systems including CentOS, SLES and Debian. I want to know: what is the recommended method of checking all running services across these systems? I am aware of ...
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Accessing Apache server over the Internet [duplicate]

I'm trying to access my Apache server over the Internet. When I use my external IP to connect from a different system, my router's welcome page is displayed. How can I access the server?
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List of servers to check for SSH availability

I have a list of IP address that I need to SSH to and log if I could get to them. I would use a Ping script, but DNS might have already reassigned the address. I do not care about the ones I can't get ...
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Mail server installation in Cent OS 6.2

I have a server with a dedicated IP. I didn't take any domain yet. CentOS 6.2 is installed on this server. I tried to install mail server in it and followed these links exactly. The Perfect Server ...
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Benefits of rpm over deb in the context of a server? [closed]

This related question What are the pros/cons of deb vs. rpm? seems to be more focused on personal computers, but in the context of a server, why do most of the servers run either RedHat / CentOS or ...
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Sharing /boot between two Ubuntu 12.04 Server installations?

This question may seem trivial at first sight, but it has certain implications and I'm wondering what is the recommended path to take here. Assume the following scenario: a server system. The default ...
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How can I be sure that access to my home server from my home network is not done via Internet?

As advised in this question: Network file-sharing between Linux and Android, I have decided to use ownCloud to store files on my home cloud server. However, my needs have changed a bit. I want to be ...
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Samba and Active Directory limitations

I was wondering if somebody could help me with a question on a networking assignment I have do do with Active Directory and Samba working together (I chose SAMBA). I understand using a Samba domain ...
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How can I set up a usb printer as a network printer using a linux server?

Basically right now I have a USB only printer, it's very nice. There are 5 people in my household and we all are constantly wanting to use the printer. Windows has a built in way to share the ...
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CUPS Color & Black and White

Yesterday I set up CUPS to turn a USB printer into a network printer. All of the print jobs are being sent to the server from windows and it's working great except for one problem. When I set the ...
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Upgrading Debian Squeeze to Wheezy - Should updatedb.conf be kept or replaced?

A similar question to Upgrading Debian Squeeze To Wheezy - Should conf' files be kept or replaced?, but in my case it concerns a different conf file and I am not on Linode. I am upgrading a VMWare ...
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how can I find out my server's subnet mask via SSH

Hi I use media tamples dv server... I connected it via SSH with putty.. I need my server's IP address and subnetmask. I know the IP address but I don't know the subnetmask. How can I find out my ...
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Remote backup of local server applying Rsnapshot

I have a server which uses Rsnapshot to take snapshots of folders in miscellaneous computers within a Lan. I would like to have another server located remotely that is to serve as a backup to this ...
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How can I test whether the output from a command is null or empty string? [closed]

I'm trying to get a pre-commit hook script to work on our old SVN box. It's very old, running Ubuntu Server 8.04. This script: @echo off :: :: Stops commits that have empty log messages. ...
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Keep the ssh session

I am using Macbook developing a client application. I want to access server logs, so I opened a shell terminal and established a ssh connection to the server and access the log file there by ...
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How can I get Fedora and Opensuse server edition?

I want to get server edition for Fedora and Opensuse. I've visited their respective sites, but there is no specific server edition in the download section. So how can I get the server edition for ...
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Unable to chown recursively

I'm using this command: chown root:www-data /var/www/example.com -R but I get an error message that the directory is not listed. What is wrong?
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uploading from Netbeans to remote CentOS server failed

I have a php web application on Netbeans on my Ubuntu , and server is CentOS on a virtualBox . Suddenly uploading to server stopped and I'm getting these errors for non-root user : Failed: file ...
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FreeNAS versus a regular (CentOS/Ubuntu) linux server?

I'm looking to build a medium sized (6TB, mini ITX board) server for personal use. Most importantly, it will serve as a seedbox and will store a whole lot of data. I will be accessing the data over my ...
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How to simulate unplugged network cable or down server?

I have simulated network latency with netem and It's great. Now I want to simulate unplugged network cable or when server goes down. I need this to make testing of my application easier and I couldn't ...
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Problem in connecting server to Internet

I just have setup a Linux server. But currently I am having problem in connecting to the outside world. I am not able to do wget,apt-get or ping. Here ar some relevant details: $ping google.com ...
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Cannot reach outside network or IP after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my server but since the upgrade from 10.04 I can no longer reach any outside sources of the server. I can SSH into the box, but from inside here I can not reach anything. ...
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Mount a folder without noexec

Is it possible to mount a single folder without the noexec option. I have a situation in which a web app in the users home folder on the server has to be mounted without noexec to run correctly, ...
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Can Linux PC serve as network router?

I was wondering if it is possible for Linux PC to substitute router in small networks. I'm not expert in networking so this question may be stupid, but I don't see why one should not use Linux ...
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Make Apache view hidden files (Solaris)

Is it possible to make an Apache server like this Apache/1.3.41 Server at user.it.uu.se Port 80 display hidden files (i.e., those who start with a dot) in a specific directory? I have some ...
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Altered fstab - no longer able to SSH or access http

I might have done something stupid on my person debian server - I altered the fstab file. I changed udev to dev to try to fix a mounting issue in /dev/sda1 but after I restarted the server, I cannot ...
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SUID permissions - Which is correct?

Trying to secure a Linux server and have little experience with SUID. After executing find / -perm +4000 many programs were discovered. I have seen conflicting advice here and hereon what should ...
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how to require sudo to view files?

I have a ssh server. I allow people to connect to it if they want. I do my programming homework on it. I am in trouble with my teacher because people were cheating off it. I need to know how to ...
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Error 'IO Error: Broken Pipe' when upgrading server from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy

As I am upgrading my virtual machine from Debian 6 (Squeeze) to 7 (Wheezy), I am seeing what appears to be a changelog (screenshot below). So, I pressed the 'q' key to quit and proceed with the ...
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Upgrading Debian Squeeze To Wheezy - Should conf' files be kept or replaced?

I am currently upgrading my all-new Linode server running Debian 6 (Squeeze) to 7 (Wheezy) this way: Updating current system: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade Replace all ...
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Apache server redirects main domain to https

I have this server with multiple domains running CentOS 6.2 and Apache. This server has a SSL certificate installed and working well. Every time I browse to the main domain, without adding http:// it ...
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What happened to the GLP OpenGL extension?

I need to do headless hardware accelerated server rendering using OpenGL and found out that this is possible with pbuffers and frame buffer objects (FBO). But today these approaches still need a ...
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NFS sharing is read only

I have problem with NFS sharing. See my exports: /export 192.168.1.11(rw,fsid=0,insecure,no_subtree_check,sync) /export/share 192.168.1.12(rw,nohide,insecure,no_subtree_check,sync) From a client ...
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Intruder nature detection by opensource tools like tripwire

I want to use different kind of intrusion detection tools like OpenSource Tripwire. Please suggest me some tools which can provide me some additional information to that provided by tripwire? ...
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Knowing if a directory is modified

I have a server online and I am wondering if there's a way to know if some file on the server is modified or a new file is added to certain directories. For example, I have this ...
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Run local scripts on multiple servers using sudo user through a script

I have about 100 remote servers. I want to manage all my servers using one terminal server to update , run commands with sudo privileges. I need to have one main script that takes another test script ...