July 26, 2017

Administration

How to Setup a Git Repository on FreeBSD

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The open source distributed version control and source code management system Git is designed to handle projects with speed and efficiency. Git is not dependent on network access or a central server. Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full version tracking capabilities. Git is free distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. In this tutorial you will learn how to setup a Git repository on FreeBSD. SSH will be used for commits.

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How to Set Up an SFTP User on FreeBSD

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Do you need a secure way to give people access to files on your FreeBSD server? While FTP is not a good option because passwords are transfered in plain text, you should use the more secure SFTP. SFTP is based on SSH which encrypts all passwords and data. With this option there is no need to install a separate service as SSH is on almost every server.
All you need to do is to configure SSH properly. In this tutorial we show you to give users limited access to your system. Shell login will be disabled for these users, so they cannot run commands or play around with files they shouldn’t.

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How to Rename a Jail Using ezjail on FreeBSD

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This tutorial covers the steps to rename a jail using ezjail on FreeBSD. Instead of deleting and creating a new jail, you can rename an existing jail. This can safe you some time. If you do not use ezjail you can probably adjust the steps that it will work with your jail administration framework.

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How to Add a User to the Wheel Group on FreeBSD

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Sometimes you need to add a regular user to the wheel group.
You can do this by directly editing the /etc/group file but there is a more comfortable way with the pw command. With this command you can add, modify and remove users and groups on FreeBSD.

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How to Add a User to a Group on FreeBSD

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By adding users to separate groups you can easily handle different access rights. For this you need to use the pw command. With this command-line based editor the superuser root can edit system users and groups in a standardized way on FreeBSD. This includes adding, modifying and removing users and groups.

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How to Update FreeBSD Source Files, Ports and Docs With CVSup

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With CVSup you can update FreeBSD source files, ports and docs.
CVSup efficiently updates all types of files, including sources, binaries, hard links, symbolic links, and even device nodes. Read more at the CVSup handbook page.

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How to Search and Install FreeBSD Ports

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The FreeBSD ports and packages collection is a simple way to install applications. In this tutorial we will show you to search and install new packages using this collection. There are thousands of ports available. Each application within the ports tree holds any patches to make the code compile and run on FreeBSD.

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How to Setup the JAVA_HOME Environment Variable on Windows

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This instruction will show you to set up the JAVA_HOME environment variable on Windows. First you have to find the path to the Java development kit (JDK) on your system. Please use this path for the JAVA_HOME environment variable in the last step of this instruction.

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How To Migrate or Backup IMAP Accounts With imapsync on CentOS

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imapsync allows incremental and recursive IMAP transfers from one mailbox to another over the internet or in your local network.
As imapsync is incremental you can stop the transfer at any time and restart it later. The complete folder hierarchy will be copied recursively. Feel free to use this tool for your next IMAP migration or backup.

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How to Install Roundcube Webmail on CentOS

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With Roundcube webmail you will get a full browser-based webmail IMAP client with an application-like user interface. Roundcube webmail runs on a standard PHP/MySQL configuration and provides full functionality you expect from an e-mail client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.

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