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by benthepoet
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [Tutorial] Setup a DNS server with PowerDNS
Replies: 0
Views: 3380

[Tutorial] Setup a DNS server with PowerDNS

Wrote up a tutorial on how to setup a local DNS server. I chose to use PowerDNS over Bind because it performs better and has a lot of different configuration backends (MySQL, SQLite, LDAP, Bind). Unfortunately, pdns-recursor isn't available in the Raspbian repositories so you can't do DNS caching wi...
by benthepoet
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi LDAP Server tutorial
Replies: 8
Views: 26663

Re: Raspberry Pi LDAP Server tutorial

I don't see a reason why the Pi couldn't keep with that many clients. It shouldn't be that intensive on the Pi since the clients are just talking to it for authentication.
by benthepoet
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [Tutorial] Host a Simple Machines forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1347

[Tutorial] Host a Simple Machines forum

Haven't seen much in the way of hosting a forum on the Raspberry Pi so I wrote up a tutorial on how to host a Simple Machines forum. Performance is actually pretty fast. Text version: http://www.ducky-pond.com/posts/2013/Sep/host-a-simple-machines-forum-on-rpi/ Video version: http://www.youtube.com/...
by benthepoet
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: apache configuration problem
Replies: 5
Views: 4092

Re: apache configuration problem

Remove Indexes from the Options. Or specify -Indexes in the Options of each directory to disable on a per-directory basis. Further documentation on this is available at the link below.

http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/DirectoryListings
by benthepoet
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: [Tutorial] Setting up a web server with Nginx and PHP
Replies: 0
Views: 5318

[Tutorial] Setting up a web server with Nginx and PHP

For anyone wondering how to get a basic web server setup using Nginx and PHP, I've written a quick tutorial on the subject. Check it out at the link below.

http://www.ducky-pond.com/posts/2013/Se ... er-on-rpi/
by benthepoet
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Quick FTP Server (vsftpd) tutorial
Replies: 0
Views: 15266

Quick FTP Server (vsftpd) tutorial

For anyone looking for quick instructions on how to get an FTP server setup on their Pi, I've just just published a short tutorial on my website. Link below.

http://www.ducky-pond.com/posts/2013/Au ... er-on-rpi/
by benthepoet
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: samba share
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Re: samba share

Sounds like a permission issue to me. What are the permissions set to on the folder?
by benthepoet
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Run twp raspberry webserver on one IP
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: Run twp raspberry webserver on one IP

This is just a warning and won't affect the operation of Apache. I assume it's already working fine? The better practice is to actually declare the IP address rather than using the asterisk as below.

NameVirtualHost 192.168.0.11:80

<VirtualHost 192.168.0.11:80>
.....
by benthepoet
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: What can I do with a bramble?
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

Re: What can I do with a bramble?

I believe the proper term here would be a "web farm". Web servers don't require any kind of fancy clustering for this kind of configuration. Basically you setup several web servers with same configuration and serving the same content. You then place a web server in front of them that acts as a load ...
by benthepoet
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Apache tuning?
Replies: 5
Views: 15198

Re: Apache tuning?

Yeah, you'll definitely want to install php-apc. This will improve response times and dramatically cut down on CPU load. Lighttpd can certainly be confusing, but Nginx is fairly similar to Apache in how it handles it configurations. The big difference is in the way it handles PHP. With Nginx, PHP ru...
by benthepoet
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Report after one month live RaspbianWheezy web server use
Replies: 15
Views: 7156

Re: Report after one month live RaspbianWheezy web server us

Number 2 is most definitely the log rotation going off, that's when the cron job is usually set for that (Sunday morning). The segmentation faults might not be Apache but actually caused by PHP (if you're using this). In that case you'd want to see if there are any corresponding errors in your PHP l...
by benthepoet
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Citadel Server
Replies: 20
Views: 13458

Re: Citadel Server

Unfortunately, there's something wrong with configuration process for the citadel packages. No matter what you put it in during the setup it will still default to the standard port 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). If you want to change webcit to run on a different port then crack open /etc/default/webcit ...
by benthepoet
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Running a DNS Server on Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 1
Views: 2631

Re: Running a DNS Server on Raspberry Pi?

The most popular option would be bind9. But there's also PowerDNS, both of these are available in the Raspbian repos. I've run PowerDNS without issue on the Pi, not sure how well bind9 performs on it though. Do some searching around there's plenty of tutorials out there for installing PowerDNS/bind9...
by benthepoet
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Ideas for wordpress performance
Replies: 7
Views: 6745

Re: Ideas for wordpress performance

@ghellquist Make sure you're typing apt-get install nginx otherwise you will get nothing. @permaband I don't know what kind of caching you're talking (I assume you mean client-side content caching in the browser) but installing php-apc will most certainly make a difference in PHP execution times. P...
by benthepoet
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Ideas for wordpress performance
Replies: 7
Views: 6745

Re: Ideas for wordpress performance

You're using Raspbian, right? Because nginx is available via apt-get. You'll need to install php5-fpm to use PHP with it though. You should at least probably look at installing php-apc from apt-get. This helps PHP cache compiled code so it doesn't have to recompile it everytime it's called. Aside fr...
by benthepoet
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Mail Server - Citadel
Replies: 19
Views: 21885

Re: Mail Server - Citadel

I'd recommend checking your spam folder/settings on Yahoo/Hotmail. That's likely where it would be going.
by benthepoet
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Blank samba conf file
Replies: 3
Views: 8499

Re: Blank samba conf file

You can try running the following, this might regenerate the smb.conf for you.

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure samba
by benthepoet
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Mail Server - Citadel
Replies: 19
Views: 21885

Re: Mail Server - Citadel

@mediamind I've done some tests and the Pi has enough RAM to run both spamassassin and ClamAV with Citadel. However, I'm not sure how it would perform under load. Unless you really need it, I'd actually recommend avoiding ClamAV though as tends to eat up a lot of RAM. Spamassassin is fine, though y...
by benthepoet
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Mail Server - Citadel
Replies: 19
Views: 21885

Re: Mail Server - Citadel

Given that IPs, domains, and ports should now be properly configured there's just a couple things you need to do to test out Citadel. First in the Administration section you need to go to Domain name and Internet mail configuration . Here you need to add the domain you're using to both Local host al...
by benthepoet
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Mail Server - Citadel
Replies: 19
Views: 21885

Re: Mail Server - Citadel

I just published a quick tutorial on installing the No-IP client on Debian. I included some information also regarding commonly forwarded ports for certain servers.

Dynamic DNS with No-IP on Debian
http://ducky-pond.com/posts/12
by benthepoet
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Mail Server - Citadel
Replies: 19
Views: 21885

Re: Mail Server - Citadel

The basics of receiving e-mail for a domain actually aren't that complicated.If I want to receive mail for example.com then I just need to setup my DNS A Record (Host) for example.com to point to my mail server's external IP. The only time you need an MX record is when you want receive mail for exam...
by benthepoet
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Two Raspberry Pi's - Port Forwarding Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3058

Re: Two Raspberry Pi's - Port Forwarding Question

I know that No-IP (a DNS provider) allows you to setup redirects for domains that will redirect to a non-standard port. You can host multiple websites on one machine using multiple server blocks in Nginx that just contain server_name directives which match the domain they should map to. If you want ...
by benthepoet
Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi LDAP Server tutorial
Replies: 8
Views: 26663

Raspberry Pi LDAP Server tutorial

I just finished publishing my second tutorial for the Raspberry Pi that shows you the basics of how to setup an LDAP server managed with phpLDAPadmin. For those who aren't familiar, LDAP is akin to Microsoft's Active Directory and provides a way for centralizing user/group management. I didn't dive ...
by benthepoet
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Owncloud is soooo slow!
Replies: 22
Views: 60084

Re: Owncloud is soooo slow!

Yeah, but it could still reduce some of that processing. Also are using SQLite as your database?
by benthepoet
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Owncloud is soooo slow!
Replies: 22
Views: 60084

Re: Owncloud is soooo slow!

You could try installing APC for PHP. APC is an opcode accelerator that caches frequently used bits of PHP so it doesn't have to constantly recompile scripts (because PHP is an interpreted language). Install it with the following command and see if that helps.

sudo apt-get install php-apc

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