This is a simple howto on getting bindgraph installed on your Ubuntu system. Bindgraph is a handy CGI tool written in perl that gathers statistics from your BIND9 installation, to see exactly what sort of DNS lookups are made to your DNS server.
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Have you ever had the need to access a MSSQL database from Ubuntu/Debian via perl? Well, it’s rather easy once you have the right tools. All you need is to install a few things, edit a config file and off you go. Just follow the below instructions and you should go good to go.
Have you ever wanted to set up a backup mail exchanger (MX) for your main Zimbra installation? Recently, I had this need for two of my Zimbra installations. Of course, if you run the enterprise version of Zimbra where they offer you the tools to do this without too much work out of the box. But if you just don’t have the resources to put up another full scale Zimbra server, you can achieve much of the same with much less. Of course, it won’t offer you all the bells and whistles that a full Zimbra installation will, but it does the trick if your needs are sparse. (more…)
What is redmine? Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database. What does that really mean though? What it means is that it gives you a great tool to manage your coding projects, either if you’re working solo or working in groups of people doing work on the same project. What’s great about redmine is all the nice little features it offers you, that makes managing your projects so much easier, some of them being
- Multiple projects support
- Flexible role based access control
- Flexible issue tracking system
- Feeds & email notifications
- Per project wiki
- Per project forums
- SCM integration (SVN, CVS, Git, Mercurial, Bazaar and Darcs)
- Issue creation via email
Having a tool that gives you all this makes it easy to follow what you’ve done on a project so far, what issues that have been uncovered with the code so far, and what has been done to fix these problems. But not only that, it also gives you a great tool to write online documentation for your projects, and have user driven forums for them at the same making the integration between you as a coder and the end users even more tighter. As an added bonus, as with any community as it grows the community starts helping itself, making you able to focus on what’s important and that’s improving your code. Its ties to most modern VCS systems, such as Git, Subversion and Bazaar also makes you able to track code changes in real time through the web, much like you do on Github and similar services.
Yesterday, a guy came into #debian @ Undernet, asking for help on how to install goosh on his Apache server in Debian. I had heard about the goosh project in the past, but nothing more than that. Being somewhat curious, I had to do some more digging, as it turned out the process was far […]
So you want to set up IPv6 on your Debian box? Sick and tired of the fact that you can’t test the new stage of Internet addressing because your ISP simply just doesn’t offer IPv6 connectivity yet? Well, fear not, because here is your solution. Getting IPv6 up and running might sound rather daunting, involving quite a few steps and rather complicated configurations? Well, let me be the first to tell you that this just isn’t the case. You will actually find it rather surprising just how easy it is to set up, and how little time you’ll be spending doing it. Once you’re done, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t do it sooner.
Using udev can ease your life with using external units, such as memory sticks or removable storage devices which many of us use these days. On a personal note, I have a few memory sticks that I use quite often, as well as Western Digital USB HDD I use for backup purposes. Having to manually […]