Creating Compressed Archives

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You’ve downloaded them, you’ve extracted them, you’ve liked them. But how do you create them? This guide will show you how to quickly and easily create a compressed archive in the form of *.tar.gz and *.tar.bz2.

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Basic Installation OpenBSD

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OpenBSD has a claim of being the most secure Operating System out-of-the-box. The problem is the installation is not very intuitive. Here I will be guiding you through a standard installation of OpenBSD 3.5 and this guide assumes you have a basic i386 PC to work with and will be using your entire disk for OpenBSD. Nothing fancy or unordinary. For this guide, I used a 3.0 gig harddrive.

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View Logged On Users

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A useful administrative tool is to see what users are logged onto the server. Another tool not only shows who is logged on, but it also shows what programs they are running.

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Setting up Snort and Snortreport

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Any private network should be running some sort of Intrusion Detection System for system adminstrators to watch for any malicious traffic. In this guide you will learn how to set up snort and one of its reporting utilities, snortreport.

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Scheduling Tasks

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Cron is the *nix program that runs scheduled tasks that are read from /etc/crontab. This guide will teach you how to make a scheduled process by using cron.

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Protect Apache Directories

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In order to password protect a website, or part of a website, we need to create a .htaccess file and a .htpasswd file. These are the files that Apache reads from to see who is allowed in the site. This guide will show you how to setup a website directory with password protection.

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Setting up Samba

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Just how do you get your Windows machines to access your FreeBSD server and printers? The trick is with Samba. Here I’m going to show you how to setup Samba so your server will appear in ‘My Network Places’ and configured for user account access.

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Upgrading Ports/Packages

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So, you install stuff from ports and then updates are released. How do you upgrade your software without having to uninstall and reinstall? This guide will show you how to use portupgrade.

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