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Apache: Creating A Session-Aware Loadbalancer Using mod_proxy_balancer (Debian Etch)

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mod_proxy_balancer is an Apache module that lets you create a loadbalancer. This loadbalancer retrieves requested pages from two or more backend webservers and delivers them to the user's computer. An important feature of mod_proxy_balancer is that it keeps track of sessions so that a single user always deals with the same backend webserver.

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  • Open source software

  • mySQL command line tips
  • The process that can't be killed.
  • commenting your source code with combo keys in vim

Upgrading Linux

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SysAdminMag.com: Most Linux distributions have upgrade paths with their installation. They are, however, usually only useful for a sub-release upgrade, such as from 7.1 to 7.2 or 7.3. However, I have yet to run into one that will successfully and cleanly upgrade from one release to the next full release. However, with some thought and a decent understanding of *Nix, it's possible to upgrade or migrate without too much pain.

nBox - Envision your network with nBox (Embedded Ntop)

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The life of a systems or network administrator requires us to maintain an expansive understanding of our network infrastructure to more effectively manage it.

Installing Liberation fonts on Linux

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tectonic: Red Hat recently released a set of free fonts designed to be a metrically-exact replacement for the Microsoft Core TrueType fonts. Installing fonts on Linux, however, has not always been the easiest of tasks so Tectonic dug around a little to make a simple guide to installing these, and other, fonts on most flavours of Linux.

Making Debian packages from commercial software

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Debian Administration: One of my main goals for a managed infrastructure is to make sure I have consistent versions of end-user applications installed everywhere. It was time to make Debian-style packages of the big, expensive third-party stuff.

Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian Etch

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This article shows how you can install Ruby on Rails (RoR) and integrate it in Apache2 on a Debian Etch system. Ruby on Rails is a web application framework which is rapidly gaining popularity among web programmers. It aims to increase the speed and ease with which database-driven web sites can be created and offers skeleton code frameworks (scaffolding) from the outset. Applications using the RoR framework are developed using the Model-View-Controller design pattern.

Backing up MySQL data

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Linux.com: Backing up files and directories is relatively easy; databases, however, have some special quirks that you need to address. Our examples use MySQL, but the same principles apply to PostgreSQL and other relational databases.

Unzip or Unrar Many Files at Once in Linux

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the how-to geek: If you've got a directory with dozens of zipped or rar'd files, you can run a single command to unzip them all in one step, thanks to the power of the bash shell.

And: Command line tip - look for strings inside binary files

Editing audio for the web: a beginner’s guide

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pressgazette.co.uk: Audacity is a cheap (ie free) and cheerful piece of audio editing software that''ll work on Windows, Macs and apparently Linux. All you need is a computer with a sound card... and some audio to edit.

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