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Connect to a PPTP VPN Server from Ubuntu Linux

This howto outlines how to connect to a PPTP VPN server from a Linux computer running Ubuntu (or a Ubuntu based distribution). It covers the installing of the PPTP VPN client, configuration, and connecting/disconnecting from the VPN connection.…

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Raspbian on Raspberry Pi using SD card + USB memory stick

Raspbian is a Debian based Linux distribution, specifically for use with the Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi requires that the system is initially booted of SD. Because of this, a default install of Raspbian requires an SD card of at least 2gb. I received my Raspberry Pi the other day, and didn’t have a spare 2gb SD card that wasn’t already being used, but I had a few smaller ones around the place (128mb, 256mb, etc). I wanted to find…

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Adding a Static Route in Linux

There may be times when you need to set up a static route in Linux to allow your PC to access a network that is not accessible via the default gateway route. An example of this would be if you had a inter office VPN. You would want your main internet traffic to go via a default gateway (your main cable/adsl router), and traffic destined for the subnet of the other office would go via the device managing the VPN…

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Installing Slax to USB on Windows

Slax is a great LiveCD linux distribution based on Slackware that fits in your pocket. One of the great features is the modular approach that is used for the packages, which are known as modules in Slax. Got a small USB stick that you no longer use? Put Slax on it. This guide shows you how to install Slax linux to a USB memory stick. Download and Extract: Download the .tar version (also may be labeled as the USB version)…

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Ubuntu PHP-FastCGI init script

Below is an example of a PHP-FastCGI init script for use on Ubuntu systems. This startup init script was copied from http://wiki.nginx.org/Ubuntu-php-fastcgi and slightly modified to keep all start up settings in the one script file. Thanks to the original author. It can also be downloaded in full from: http://www.networkinghowtos.com/wp-content/uploads/scripts/php-fastcgi Remember to “chmod +x” this script to make it executable. This file should be stored in “/etc/init.d” and set to run at startup by running the “sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f php-fastcgi…

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