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Start iptables in Debian Automatically

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by on February 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm

If you are trying to make iptables survive a reboot in Debian Squeeze or Wheezy, you may find the following of use.  After you get your iptables all squared away, save them to a text file with the incredibly handy /sbin/iptables-save command:

/sbin/iptables-save > /root/iptables.saved

This will create a text file in the /root directory containing lines that will be parsed by iptables when used with the  iptables-restore command.

Next, add the following script to your system:

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Debian Wheezy PXE server

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by on January 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Creating a PXE boot server is both easy and useful.  PXE boot services allow an administrator to install or boot an operating system dynamically every time a machine is booted.  This method is especially useful for imaging multiple servers in an automated fashion.

I’m writing this entry to outline the steps necessary to create a Debian server that provides DHCP and PXE boot services of multiple to specific hosts on the same network.

Requirements:  Debian Wheezy or other compatible server with plenty of free space, and an additional server/computer on the same network (or virtual network) as the Debian server.  If you’re using something other than Debian Wheezy, I can’t assure you the packages will be the same and configured the same way.  This is Linux, after all.

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Debian and Ubuntu: Enable Java in Google Chrome

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by on August 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

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I’m writing this article for primarily for Debian Squeeze users, but it should also apply for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and other releases as well, as the steps will be pretty much the same.

After you have downloaded and installed Google Chrome, you’ll most likely want to get Java working as well.  Follow this article, and you’ll be up and running in no time.

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Install Magento in Debian Linux

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by on June 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Magento is a freely available shopping cart / ecommerce solution in production use all over the internet.  In this article, I’ll be outlining the steps to install Magento Community edition in Debian Squeeze.  It’s really quite simple if you’re using Apache2.  While NginX is supported by the latest release of Magento, the steps to install using NginX won’t be outlined here, but may be in another article in the future!

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Debian Squeeze: Installing Google Chrome

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by on May 20, 2012 at 11:14 pm

If you’re running Debian Squeeze or a related distro as your primary desktop system, you will more than likely want to browse the web at some point.

If you elected the graphic install option, and enabled the GUI by default, you should be armed with a few web browsers:  Iceweasel and Epiphany.  While these are excellent browsers in the open source community, Google Chrome also enjoys great support in the Linux realm.  These instructions should work just about the same for any Debian-based distro, such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

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Fun With Debian Linux

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by on May 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm
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Fun With Debian

What’s fun about Debian Linux?  Everything.  The amount of packages available for Debian Stable, currently Sqeeze, is astounding.  Stability is second to none, in my opinion, and uptime is measured in months and years.  In fact, in most production Debian systems I help manage, the number 1 cause of server downtime is hardware related.  In fact, I’d say that’s the only cause of downtime for quite a few production environments.  If you keep Debian patched and secure, your administration experience will be blissful.

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