How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS

HTTPS protocol is used more and more in today’s web. While this may be good for privacy, it leaves modern network administrator without any means to prevent questionable or adult contents from entering his/her network. Previously it was assumed that this problem does not have a decent solution. Our how-to guide will try to prove […]
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How to set up HTTPS in Apache web Server on CentOS

Web servers use HTTP by default, which is a clear text protocol. As the name suggests, a clear text protocol does not apply any form of encryption on the transit data. While the HTTP-based web server is very easy to set up, it has a major drawback in terms of security. Any “man-in-the-middle” is able […]
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How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server

In the world of mail servers, MailScanner is one of the best open source software for virus scanning and spam detection. MailScanner relies on pre-installed anti-virus and anti-spam software to check incoming and outgoing emails for malicious content or patterns of spamming. This makes sure that the mail server does not participate in the distribution […]
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How to set up Clam Antivirus, SpamAssassin and MailScanner on Ubuntu mail server

Antivirus and anti-spam protection are the among the most important security features for a mail server. Unix/Linux based mail servers are typically invulnerable to malware and viruses, and there is a very slim chance that the server itself may get infected. On the other hand, the operating system of an end user device may not […]
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How to enable user authentication for a Postfix SMTP server with SASL

Every mail server administrator dreads his or her server becoming compromised by spammers. A lot of effort, time and even money is spent on securing mail servers and making sure that the servers do not become open relay. To combat against spambots in an SMTP server, Postfix in general uses the mynetworks parameter to specify […]
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How to secure a mail server using encryption

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and its descendant TLS (Transport Layer Security) are the most widely used protocols for encrypting data that is exchanged between a server and a client. These protocols often use X.509 certificates and asymmetric cryptography. STARTTTLS is another method of securing plain-text communication. This protocol also encrypts data with SSL or TLS, […]
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How to set up a secure Apache webserver on Ubuntu

This tutorial assumes that you have a running Ubuntu Server, that networking has been set up, and that you have ssh access. Apache2 is the default webserver used by many Linux installations. It is not the only one available, or the best for all circumstances, but it covers many usage scenarios. During the installation, you […]
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How to access ssh terminal in web browser on Linux

Running “everything” in a web browser used to be a bold statement. However, due to the powerful HTML5/JavaScript stack, a web browser increasingly becomes a dominant application delivery platform. Even the Linux kernel sandboxed in a web browser no longer sounds so crazy these days. In this tutorial, I describe how to access an SSH […]
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