OpenLDAP + Samba Domain Controller on Debian or Ubuntu

Historically domain controllers (DCs) were Windows servers responding to security authentication requests (logging in, etc.) within the Windows Server domain. Today Samba project goes beyond emulating Windows shares and can be used as Primary Domain Controller in Windows network. To help people who are under installing/configuring Samba as a DC in their network I published here several links which helped me with this task. First of all, be ready for […]

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FAQ: How to install and configure MySQL cluster?

Question: Can you give me more information on how to set up MySQL cluster? Answer: Sure, below are the links to extremely informative Internet resources providing detailed guides on why and how to deploy MySQL cluster. By the way a cluster in IT field is a group of linked computers, working together so they form a single computing system. The components of a cluster are usually connected to each other […]

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Quick copy/paste MySQL Replication Manual

This quick manual tells how to set up database replication in MySQL. Basically it was written for 5.* MySQL versions but is also applicable for 3.23/4.0 ones (btw they are still in use, believe me). As you might already know, replication allows you to create a copy of certain MySQL database from a master server on another server (slave). What is the most important, all updates made to that database […]

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FAQ: Reconfigure Xorg: Ubuntu way

Q: How can I reconfigure Xorg windows system in Ubuntu? I played with its configuration and broke it! A: First recommendation is to always save a copy of /etc/X11/xorg.conf before editing it. Once you decide you would like system to create new xorg.conf type one of these  commands and follow instructions at the screen: dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg or sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg In most cases it helps. Update: for automatic configuration (autodetect) […]

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Configure Sudo: no password for certain commands (nopasswd)

Sudo (Super User Do) is Linux console only utility allowing users to execute programs which require root rights without knowing root password. There are lots of topic why sudo rocks on the Web so here you can find a tip how to configure sudo in order to execute certain root right requiring programs without any passwords (it known as sudo nopasswd). There are several ways to configure sudo in Linux […]

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