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Fixing DNS on Ubuntu server

I've got a server that is currently running as servername, but I need it to be servername.domain.com (the IP already resolves to servername.domain.com), and I currently have: 0.0.0.0 ...
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How to resume network upgrade of Ubuntu server?

I'm upgrading from Ubuntu server 10.04 to 10.10 via ssh / byobu. It's gotten to samba configuration window (conflict between smb.conf), however I lost internet connection. When I log back in and go ...
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Should I use a server kernel when making a ssh server?

I am setting up my desktop as an ssh server and leaving it at home while I travel and connect with a laptop. Will the server kernel provide any advantages for such a simple use as this? Like energy ...
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How do I expand an LVM volume (Ubuntu Server)?

I have an Ubuntu Server installation, and I only setup 20Gb on the 80Gb HDD using LVM at installation, thinking it would give me more options down the road. I should of just set up the whole ...
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Can I run 32 bit Ubuntu cloud image on a 64 bit Ubuntu server (with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 64 bit installed)?

I installed Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud on a 32 bit server. If I decide to later get a 64 bit machine and install Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 64 bit can I still run the images I created on the 32 bit machine ...
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difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server?

what is the difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server? aside from server being command line only are there services/software that exist on server that dont on the desktop edition?
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how to connect to wifi on ubuntu server 10.10

i will be installing ubuntu server and since its all through terminal how do i connect to wifi? what commands do i type in to connect and enter the passsword? thanks
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Ubuntu LAMP server install issue

I've installed Ubuntu server 10.10 on a virtual machine using VirtualBox (I'm running Windows 7 64-bit). I have been following these 2 guides in order to set the system up for web development: Ref ...
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new server + domain: what to do with nameserver and dns?

I've set up a new server (Ubuntu server) (own IP) and now I need to redirect my domain to that server. How?? The domain provider (separate from server provider and separate from my isp) controls the ...
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Is a fresh server install needed?

I have an Ubuntu 10.10 server at home that I've been playing around with, attempting to get a Railo/CFML web server setup on. The issue is that after playing around with so many different ...
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Arrow keys not functional in Ubuntu Virtual Machine on Windows 7

I am new to VMware. I am running VMware on Windows 7 and my virtual machine is running Ubuntu 10.04 server edition. Ubuntu shell responds to the down key as it would to the right arrow key and does ...
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Accessing Router With Static IP

I have a Ubuntu server that runs behind a Linksys router with a static ip address. I had been accessing the router settings remotely, but it didn't really seem safe to have it available over the ...
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Trouble installing ubuntu server on virtualbox (osx)

I'm trying to install lucid lynx 10.04.2 server on a virtualbox on snow leopard. I have 2 server iso files freshly downloaded one i386 and one 64bit. When I try to start the virtual machine with ...
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Virtualbox 4 hangs when trying to install ubuntu guest on ubuntu host system

I'm trying to install ubuntu server using virtualbox 4.0.4 in a ubuntu 10.10 host OS. I have the iso image on my hard drive which I used to perform the install. I edited the settings and added this ...
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Why should I (not) use a Desktop Environment with Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition?

My client is nervous with no GUI on the server. Are there drawbacks to installing something like XFCE or Gnome? Are there better desktop environment options for a server setup? Alternatively, I don't ...
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What are the practical differences in stability between Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx & Debian as a server?

I know Ubuntu is a fork of Debian, but I don't know how to evaluate the risks of using 10.04 Lucid Lynx built on Debian unstable. It's a home server in my basement, but clients will have access and ...
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Should I include my OS partition on my RAID or separate hard drive?

I plan to build a Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) home file server soon with 3-5 x 2TB hard drives in RAID 5 software raid but I'm not experienced with setting up RAIDs. Should I include the actual Linux host ...
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Backup from ubuntu to windows

I'm having trouble finding some way to backup files from my ubuntu server to my windows 7 client. This is over the internet so I can't use robocopy or similar. Does anyone know about a program or ...
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IP problems when connection tru external ip

As of know I get 192.168.1.1 as IP when I connect to myserver.com (my server), is there any way this can be changed so I get my external IP instead? I need my external IP when I connect to my direct ...
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How to remote install Ubuntu on a server?

I currently have a server powered by Ubuntu 10.10 at my ISP. It is a custom RAID5 installation. I want to use RAID10, after that I want to re-install everything. I only have SSH access to to the ...
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Connecting to a VirtualBox machine from the host, using an ip address

In a macbook host, I run VirtualBox having a guest ubuntu server, with a NAT network setting. In the virtual machine application "Parallels", I would get on the host an IP address of the guest, to ...
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rvm doesnt work when specifiying the path…?

when typing in the path to the rvm it doesnt work $which rvm /usr/local/bin/rvm $ruby -v ruby 1.9.2p0 (2010-08-18 revision 29036) [i686-linux] $/usr/local/bin/rvm use 1.8.7 Using ...
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ubuntu automount: only mounting drives as root?

I'm sharing the /mount dir with smb so users on my network can access use drives added to my linux box. Users are able to read files but not write, modify or delete files or directories. I'm using ...
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How do I access an Ubuntu VirtualBox guest at a static IP from an OS X host?

How does one configure an Ubuntu guest to use a static IP that's visible to an OS X host, and ensure that the static IP is independent of the host's network configuration? I previously used bridged ...
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Is there any easy way to copy from a VirtualBox Guest to the Host?

I have Windows 7 and use VirtualBox. I have installed Ubuntu Server as a Guest. Is there any easy way where I can copy text in the Ubuntu Server terminal to my Windows 7 host? And also doing the same ...
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Advice on setting up my first home Ubuntu Server?

I'm setting up my first home Ubuntu server (10.04) to share files across my other two computers (a Windows Desktop and a Mac labtop). Ideally I'd like to have it set up so I can 'mount' (I've used ...
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How do I set up a Home File Server?

I have a Pentium 4 machine that I would like to use as a File Server. I would like to know whether I should use Linux or Windows, I have some experience with Ubuntu and leaning toward Ubuntu Server. ...
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What's the best way to store an encrypted svn password on Ubuntu Server?

Hullo, I have Ubuntu Server running a subversion server. I'm running the client on the same machine through SSH, and I'd like the svn client to remember my password, but not to store it as plaintext. ...
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Person hacked server using postgres user account - What kind of access would this person have?

someone hacked one of my servers using postgres user account. what I do not know is: what is this users home folder? where would bash_history be?
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How can I log SSH access attempts and keep track of what SSH users end up doing on my server?

I've had a few security problems with a server of mine because a few SSH users have been causing problems. So I would like to: Track user logins and logouts Track activity of these SSH users, in ...
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Is there a speed difference between transferring files over FTP and Samba?

I have a home network setup with a desktop PC, two laptops and a ubuntu server desktop all connected to a router (DD-WRT). I want to setup the ubuntu server on a separate subdomain (security reasons: ...
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Bandwidth limit by IP on Ubuntu UFW NAT

How can restrict the bandwidth (or perhaps rate of packets) of each IP's traffic going through my Ubuntu Server 10.04 UFW NAT box? (If this belongs on another SOI site, please move it.)
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Disable Frequency Scaling “ondemand” daemon on Ubuntu 10.04

I noticed today that a process "ondemand" was running on my Ubuntu Server that I recently upgraded (following the recommended process) from 9.10 to 10.04. Why on earth would they install this by ...
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Replaced motherboard and now Ubuntu 10.04 won't see the ethernet ports

I have just replaced a new Supermicro motherboard with another of the same model. Both motherboards appear identical. Both have dual dedicated ethernet ports running off an Intel chipset. The first ...
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How do I allow Windows users log into my Ubuntu server

I am new to Linux. I have the server setup (Ubuntu Server 10.04), and a windows domain server with active directory. I would like to allow a certain user groups acccess to the Ubuntu server. Any ...
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Linux media box/mail server suffering filesystem/RAID errors, kernel panics

In the past week, the mini-ITX machine I built myself to serve mail and Samba shares has kernel panicked twice with filesystem-related stuff. Last night I noticed integrity errors when streaming a ...
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How do I copy data from a Ubuntu server using terminal by telnet?

I have one folder to copy that consists of PHP and similar files for creating a web site. How do I copy one folder from the server (Linux Ubuntu) to the client PC (Linux Ubuntu) using terminal? Could ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu Server 10.04 *from* a USB drive?

I've tried the Universal USB Installer from PenDrive, and put 10.04 Ubuntu Server on it. But when I boot up and try to install, it looks for a Ubuntu CD ROM, which I do not have. I thought the whole ...
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Is there any way I can use two monitors in the console in Linux?

I have recently become the proud owner of two monitors in my workspace. (Ok not owner, but you know what I mean) and I'd like to use both of them at once. Problem is, I much much prefer to use a ...
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Login to wireless network with WPA password on Ubuntu Server

Is it at all possible to login to a wireless network with a WPA password on Ubuntu Server with no Window System?
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With Windows 7 Ultimate installed first on a single partition, what's the safest and best way to now dual boot Ubuntu 10.04 Server?

Title says it all. I've got Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit) installed on my machine, with one hard drive and nothing but the default partition. What is the safest way to now install Ubuntu Server 10.04 so ...
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How to properly install WD Advanced Format Drive in Ubuntu as 2nd HDD?

I got a new Western Digital WD15EARS Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA drive but it seems to use WD new advanced format using 4k blocks or something (I get the general idea but not really). Is there a way to ...
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Ubuntu Server Edition: useful for the home user?

My question is simple. What (if anything) does Ubuntu Server Edition have to offer to home users? This question is mostly out of curiosity really, but I like asking. I've got a home network set up ...
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How to ACTUALLY install Java on Linux?

I have a Ubuntu Server. From the terminal, how should I install JDK? In this guide it says to use this command: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre sun-java6-jdk But on Suns website, ...
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What security issues will I face when hosting a web app from home and how should I deal with them? [closed]

I'm considering hosting a publicly available web application from my home with the latest ubuntu server, the ruby on rails framework, some kind of SSL, and mongrel. What security issues will I face ...
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Got Ubuntu Server, Now What?

As a learning experience I recently downloaded and set up Ubuntu 10.04 Server edition. When I logged in for the first time, all I saw was a terminal. I stared blankly at the screen, wondering what in ...
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Anti-virus for Ubuntu Hardy 8.04

I am using Ubuntu hardy with Scalr and AWS, the Ubuntu instance does not come with any antivirus software. Can anyone recommend a good ant-virus software for Ubuntu? I would also need installation ...
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How to make an image of Ubuntu Server installation using VMware Tools/Player?

I was asked to provide an image of my Ubuntu Server 9.10 with LAMP made by VMware Player for setting up a VPS. Most of the information on the internet is about Ubuntu Desktop and Windows, so I am a ...
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Easiest way to send mail from Linux Server

I want my server to send me email alerts every time it does things such as run a backup. I have tried to setup programs like Sendmail, Postfix, etc on my Ubuntu Server box and it is really a pain for ...
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Script to Auto delete files older than a few minutes in ubuntu

is there a shell script out there that deletes all files in a folder that are older than x minutes?