Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management.
Trac allows wiki markup in issue descriptions and commit messages, creating links and seamless references between bugs, tasks, changesets, files and wiki pages. A timeline shows all current and past project events in order, making the acquisition of an overview of the project and tracking progress very easy. The roadmap shows the road ahead, listing the upcoming milestones.
Install and configure Trac and subversion
1. Install required packages for both Trac and Subversion. We’ll be using Apache to publish the Subversion repositories
apt-get install python-setuptools trac subversion libapache2-svn libapache2-mod-python Continue reading
eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator & optimizer. It increases the performance of PHP scripts by caching them in their compiled state, so that the overhead of compiling is almost completely eliminated. It also optimizes scripts to speed up their execution. eAccelerator typically reduces server load and increases the speed of your PHP code by 1-10 times.
eAccelerator only works with mod_php or php in fastcgi mode. It can’t be used in cgi or cli because eAccelerator needs to set up shared memory, and this can only be done when all php instances that need to access it are forks of the first process.
1. Download the eAccelerator source. The latest version is mirrored on www.debiantutorials.com as it’s not available on the official site anymore.
cd /tmp Continue reading
apache2-mpm-itk is an MPM (Multi-Processing Module) for the Apache web server. mpm-itk allows you to run each of your vhost under a separate uid and gid — in short, the scripts and configuration files for one vhost no longer have to be readable for all the other vhosts.
1. Install the apache2-mpm-itk package
apt-get install apache2-mpm-itk Continue reading
Dotdeb provides a repository with PHP 5.3 for lenny and it’s easy to upgrade:
1. Add these lines to the apt sources (pico /etc/apt/sources.list)
deb http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all Continue reading
deb-src http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all
Varnish is a state of the art web accelerator. Its mission is to sit in front of a web server an cache the content. It makes your web site go fast.
1. Install Varnish
apt-get install varnish Continue reading
PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components.
1. Install the PEAR framework
get install php-pear Continue reading
HAVP (HTTP Antivirus Proxy) is a proxy with a ClamAV anti-virus scanner. The main aims are continuous, non-blocking downloads and smooth scanning of dynamic and password protected HTTP traffic. Havp antivirus proxy has a parent and transparent proxy mode. It can be used with squid or standalone.
1. Install HAVP
apt-get install havp Continue reading
mod_auth_openid is an authentication module for the Apache 2 webserver. It handles the functions of an OpenID consumer as specified in the OpenID 2.0 specification.
After a user authenticates themselves, the user’s identity will be available in the REMOTE_USER variable. A cookie named open_id_session_id is saved to maintain each user’s session.
1. Install the module
apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-openid Continue reading
mod_spamhaus is an Apache module for DNS Block Listing that protects web services by denying access to particular IP addresses. It can stop spam relaying via web form URL injection, and block HTTP DDoS attacks from bot-nets.
It queries sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org, taking advantage of the Spamhaus Block List (SBL) and the Exploits Block List (XBL).
1. Download the latest mod_spamhaus deb package from sid package repository (mod_spamhaus is not available for lenny but we can use the sid package)
wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mod-spamhaus/libapache2-mod-spamhaus_0.7-1_i386.deb Continue reading
EHCP is a powerful, yet easy to install control panel that allows the user to manage services such as Web, FTP, Database and DNS servers.
The install script handles the installation and configuration of the required services. I recommend starting with a clean Debian system to avoid conflicts.
1. Download required EHCP files
wget http://www.ehcp.net/download Continue reading