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Setting a static IP address in Ubuntu

During a default install of Ubuntu it will try and automatically obtain an IP address using DHCP. While that may be fine for most users, if you are wanting to set up a server, the chances are you will be wanting it to always have the same IP address. There are two options for ensuring you get/use the same IP address at every boot. You could set up a IP address reservation on the DHCP server based on the hardware/mac…

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Adding a NFS share to Ubuntu

The NFS (Network File System) file system allows client machines to access files from another computer/server over a network connection. It was originally developed in 1984, and is still in wide use today. It is typically used with Unix/Linux systems, however many other operating systems contain support for NFS, whether that be inbuilt into the OS, or via 3rd party applications. More information on NFS can be found on Wikipedia. NFS is a great way to share out a bunch…

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Enable Apache Rewrite module on Ubuntu 10.04

By default, Ubuntu 10.04 doesn’t enable the rewrite engine module after installing Apache. The rewrite engine for Apache allows for on-the-fly URL rewriting/changing. This allows for the use of urls that are human readable, and SEO friendly. The rewrite engine is capable of capturing a website request, running it through a series of expression checks, and if a match is found, it will pass on the rewritten request to the web server. The end user would not notice anything different…

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