Category Archives: Networking

DNS with bind9 and DHCP on Ubuntu 16.04

This post will show you how to install DNS with bind9 and DHCP on Ubuntu 16.04. We will end up with a full blown bind9 DNS with an integrated DHCP server. If you are a home user and your network has grown such that you are tired of using all static IP addresses and having to configure the /etc/hosts files by hand, then use the great tool dnsmasq. See my How to set up dnsmasq. Dnsmasq is so much simpler to setup and maintain than bind9, you should think about using it.

DNS with bind9 and DHCP on Ubuntu 16.04 also works on a Raspberry PI 3 running the Ubuntu Image.

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Installing Munin on Ubuntu 16.04

Installing Munin on Ubuntu 16.04 is not the hard. Munin is a monitoring system that runs over the network for the local server and remote servers. It monitors all the basics out of the box. We can use it to monitor servers of all types to see what has happened and help find out why stuff broke or started to go slow.

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Installing AWstats on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you want to see loads of stats for your web site try Installing AWstats on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Number of visitor, Waht OS or Browser they used.

Install

Installing AWstats on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and some additional packages necessary for the geo and net IP location stats.

sudo apt-get install awstats libgeo-ipfree-perl libnet-ip-perl

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Mail Server on Ubuntu 16.04 Part 3

Welcome to Mail Server on Ubuntu 16.04 Part 3. This is the third part of a series of blog posts. We will be adding anti-virus and anti-spam along with some other tools to stop spam and viruses getting through checking in this post.

Mail Server on Ubuntu 16.04 Part 1
Mail Server on Ubuntu 16.04 Part 2

  • Emails will be checked with anti-virus service ClamAV
  • Emails will be checked with anti-spam filters from Spamassassin
  • Grey listing of incoming mail servers with Postgrey

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Ubuntu 16.04 Mirror on a Synology Diskstation

Creating Ubuntu 16.04 Mirror on a Synology Diskstation

I am constantly installing Ubuntu with various configurations. I find having a local Ubuntu 16.04 Mirror on a Synology Diskstation speeds up the installation and updates, making the time spent setting it up well worth while.

Backup your diskstation before doing anything else, just in case.

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Test Networking Lab Ubuntu On 16.04

Test Networking Lab Ubuntu on 16.04

Overview

I wanted to create a test networking lab Ubuntu on 16.04 for trying out configurations without having to hack my real LAN about. I decided to use VirtualBox virtual machines as they are freely available and work with Linux and you can also use MS Windows guests. The network in the test networking lab Ubuntu on 16.04 will need to separate from our own normal LAN. VirtualBox provides this out of the box. We simply set the network interfaces to us “Internal Network”. This way only VM’s on the host can see each other.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Minimal Server Install.

This post will, quickly, run through how to create a Minimal Server Install using Ubuntu 16.04. It also only takes a short time, taking between 7 to 20 minutes to install depending on your hardware and the number of times you have run through it. I find it an ideal way to try out and learn how to install Ubuntu in various configurations. I also use a virtual machine running on Virtualbox as this allows me to throw it away without messing about with real hardware.

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