Debian PPTP Client Configuration

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Here is a simple tutorial how to setup Debian PPTP Client for remote management connecting them to my Client VPN segment. I often use this for connecting servers that i need to manage where the host is dynamic so i don’t need to worry DnDNS or No-IP software and accounts. This tutorial is based on Debian 7 so it can ... Read More »

Windows SMTP Server relay through Gmail

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This tutorial with show how Windows SMTP Server relay mails through Gmail or any other mail server. This is useful if your server is located on a network with dynamic IP address. I had this issue when a monitoring software needed to send notification mails but there was no option of authenticating to the SMTP server. I installed Windows SMTP ... Read More »

Manage Samba permissions from Windows

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For those who installed samba and join the server to Windows Domain, this tutorial will show you how to Manage Samba permissions from Windows machine. There are a tutorials how to install Samba Server and join it to Windows Active Directory domain, but on most of them i haven’t seen how to manage Samba permissions from Windows machine. Filesystem support ... Read More »

Cyberoam Port Forwarding using Virtual Host

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This article describes  Cyberoam port forwarding using virtual host from external to internal LAN IP address. Article covers how to ·       Create virtual host ·       Create firewall rule to allow the inbound traffic Virtual host Virtual host implementation is based on the Destination NAT concept of older versions of Cyberoam. Virtual Host maps services of a public IP address to services of ... Read More »

Zentyal 3.2 PPTP Server

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Here is howto install Zentyal 3.2 PPTP Server. Since Zentyal 3.2 the developers have decided to remove the PPTP Server and now provide a more secured implementation together with L2TP and IPSec. But as i can notice L2TP with IPSec is buggy and I’ve managed to fix the issue that i have but also decided to install PPTP Server and remove ... Read More »

Migrate Google Apps to Zimbra

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If you need to migrate Google Apps to Zimbra here is a simple howto. Just follow the steps and you will have your Google Apps mails transferred to your Zimbra mailbox. I’ve been using Google Apps for my domain and decided to switch my mail services to my hosted Zimbra server. Doing some research I’ve decided to use imapsync to ... Read More »

VirtualBox 4.3 autostart on Debian wheezy

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Since VirtualBox 4.2 there is autostart script which helps you start your virtual machines during boot. Here is a howto for VirtualBox 4.3 autostart on Debian wheezy. Before this autostart script the virtual machines ware started usually from rc.local, now you can do it with VirtualBox autostart config. Do the following to enable the autostart service: As root: vi /etc/default/virtualbox add ... Read More »

VirtualBox UUID does not match

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Here is a tutorial how to fix VirtualBox UUID does not match error usually received when you simply just copy VirtualBox machine from one server to another. I had this problem when one of my servers failed and i removed the hard drive, recovered my machine files and simply copied them on another server. When starting the machine i got ... Read More »

Disable WordPress Automatic Update

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Here is tutorial on how to disable WordPress automatic updates. Since WordPress 3.7 there is a feature called Background Updates that will update your WordPress automatically. This updates by default are applied in minor updated, if turned on it will upgrade from 3.7 to  3.7.1, 3.7.2 etc. but will not upgrade on major releases like from 3.7.x to 3.8 This ... Read More »