Friday, July 25, 2003

debian/linux home server essentials

First pass at getting the re-installed debian home server back to
being productive -- a whole raft of tools for admin, web, printing,
email, genealogy, palmpilot, monitoring tools, music, etc.

apache — Versatile, high
-performance HTTP server
aptitude — curses-based ap
t frontend
atop — Monitor for system reso
urces and process activity
bittorrent — Scatter
-gather network file transfer
blosxom — A lightweight y
et feature-packed weblog application
cdrecord — A command line
CD writing tool
cupsys — Common UNIX Pri
nting System(tm) - server
Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - client programs (SysV)
darkstat — a network traff
ic analyzer
emacs21 — The GNU Emacs e
ettercap — Multipurpose sn
iffer/interceptor/logger for switched LAN
ethstatus — Console
-based ethernet statistics monitor
fetchmail — SSL ena
bled POP3, APOP, IMAP mail gatherer/forwarder
gkrellm — Multiple stacke
d system monitors: 1 process [client]
iptraf — Interactive Col
orful IP LAN Monitor
jpilot — A GTK app to mo
dify the contents of your Palm Pilots DB's
Plugins for jpilot (Palm Pilot desktop)
lifelines — Text-ba
sed genealogy software
Documentation for lifelines, a genealogy software system
— Reports for lifelines, a genealogy software system
links — Character mode
WWW browser
lm-sensors — Utiliti
es to read temperature/voltage/fan sensors
mutt — Text-based mailreader s
upporting MIME, GPG, PGP and threading
netjuke — Web-Based Audio
Streaming Jukebox
ndiff — Compares two nm
ap scans
pilot-link — Tools t
o communicate with a 3COM Pilot PDA over a serial port.
— Vote for your favourite packages automatically.
samba — A LanManager li
ke file and printer server for Unix.
control and monitor storage systems using S.M.A.R.T.
smbclient — A LanMa
nager like simple client for Unix.
snmp — NET SNMP (Simple Networ
k Management Protocol) Apps.
snmpd — NET SNMP (Simpl
e Network Management Protocol) Agents.
snmptrapfmt — configu
rable snmp trap handler daemon for snmpd.
spamassassin — Perl-ba
sed spam filter using text analysis
spamc — Client for perl
-based spam filtering daemon
squid — Internet Object
Cache (WWW proxy cache)
ssh — Secure rlogin/rsh/rcp r
eplacement (OpenSSH)
sudo — Provide limited super u
ser privileges to specific users
swat — Samba Web Administratio
n Tool
Virtual network computing server software
usbutils — USB console uti
wget — retrieves files from th
e web

Post install steps:

  • run defoma-psfont-installer

  • edit apache's configuration to set hostname

  • edit squid.conf to set visible_hostname

  • edit snmptrapfmt to catch traps from linksys router