If hidden files (files that start with a dot like .htaccess, .bash_history, .profile or .ssh) are not displayed in your FTP client, then they are most likely disabled in the FTP server. To enable hidden files in pure-ftpd on Debian and Ubuntu Linux, execute this command: echo "yes" > /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/DisplayDotFiles and then restart pureftpd.
To update the spamassassin rules regularily on your ISPConfig 3 server, add the following line to the root crontab by running: crontab -e then insert the following line: 23 4 */2 * * /usr/bin/sa-update --no-gpg &> /dev/null and save the file. The path to the sa-update script is /usr/bin/sa-update on Ubuntu and Debian Linux, if ... Read more
Sometimes you need to know to which debian or ubuntu package a specific file belongs, e.g. because you deleted a system file and want to reinstall it. There is a handy utility called apt-file which searches for a filename in all debian packages. Installation apt-get install apt-file Usage example search for the file /etc/sysctl.conf apt-file ... Read more
There is a small freeware Utility called CurrPorts from Nirsoft that displays all open ports on windows. Download CurrPorts to your computer: 32Bit version: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.zip 64Bit version: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports-x64.zip Unpack the .zip file and double click on the file cports.exe to start CurrPorts. The application will show you a list of all open ports and offers ... Read more
If you get the following error message in Ubuntu when you use PHP based shell scripts: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php5/20060613+lfs/htscanner.so' - /usr/lib/php5/20060613+lfs/htscanner.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0 Then edit the file /etc/php5/cli/php.ini: vi /etc/php5/cli/php.ini and remove the lines: [htscanner] ... Read more
If webalizer statistics of your website are only showing the last 1 or two days instead of all days since the website has been created, you have to activate incremental processing in the webalizer configuration file (/etc/webalizer.conf or /etc/webalizer/webalizer.conf depending on the Linux distribution). vi /etc/webalizer/webalizer.conf Change the line: # Incremental yes to: Incremental yes
If you have to reinstall Windows XP on the same computer e.g. because your old installation went instable or you tested some software, you normally have to activate your copy of Windows XP again. This will work 2 or 3 times with the online acticvation but then Microsoft will force you to call them by ... Read more