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Citrix Client This article describes how to install and configure The Citrix Client on Slackware. Nowadays this client is better known as the “Citrix Receiver”. Quoting the Citrix web site: ”Citrix Receiver is an easy-to-install client software that lets you access your docs, applications and desktops from any of your devices including smartphones, tablets and PCs” - assuming of course that someone (usually your employer's company) has setup a Citrix Server somewhere to which the Receiver can make its remote… , ,
Configuring a Wireless Access Point This Howto explains how you can use your computer as a Wireless Accesspoint. This means if the computer has an Internet connection and a wireless interface, other computers can use it's internet connection via wlan. This is a very limited setup, it can be expanded with DHCP, DNS and a firewall, but this subjects can be found in other Howtos here at SlackDocs. , , , ,
DHCP Server via DNSMasq To set up a DHCP server you can use the dhcp package (included with Slackware) or you can do it the easier way and use DNSMasq (also included with Slackware). Assuming that you do not have DNSMasq installed: * Install the official dnsmasq Slackware package either by pkgtool or slackpkg. * Make DNSMasq start on boot: # chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.dnsmasq , , , , ,
Home NFS Setup HOWTO This is a quick guide to setting up NFS in Slackware for use in a home LAN. The example used is for connection of a laptop computer with a desktop computer that also has an NTFS partition mounted on /music. It assumes that basic network connectivity has been established. This guide is largely cut and pasted from other more definitive documents. , , , , ,
Installing OpenWebMail in Slackware64 14.0 This article explains how to install OpenWebmail and configure it so that you can access your mailbox using a web interface from any place with internet access and a webbrowser available. These instructions were tested on Slackware64 14.0 64-bit OS and the latest openwebmail-current.tar.gz (actually version 2.53) It means, you are configured and running Apache web server and Sendmail mailserver. ,
NFS - Quick and Dirty Setup Known to work on Slackware 14 & 14.1 1) This HOWTO assumes that you are using a vanilla install of Slackware and have not changed the default HOSTS_ALLOW, HOSTS_DENY, or firewall rules. 2) For this example, the shared directory on the server will be /nfs_share 3) For this example, the mount point of the NFS share will be /mnt/nfs_share 4) We want anyone on our subnet (192.168.1.x) to have RW access the share , , , , , ,
OpenVPN - How to Set Up a Slackware Server and a Slackware Client 1. Introduction 1.1. OpenVPN(1) OpenVPN is an open source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange. It is capable of traversing network address translators (NATs) and firewalls. It was written by James Yonan and is published under the GNU General Public Lice… , ,
Roaming profiles with NFS and NIS The following HOWTO describes the configuration of roaming profiles using Slackware Linux. Roaming profiles come in handy in setups like SOHO networks, schools, town halls or more generally any network where many users have to work on many different desktop clients. , , , , ,
Setting up Joomla 2.5 CMS in Slackware 14.0 64bit This HowTo describes simplified instruction for installing Joomla 2.5 content management system in Slackware 14.0. For more complex instructions you may want to read ... * start conditions is freshly installed Slackware 14.0 with option “Full install”. * In configuring stage you choose to automatically start applications “apache” (rc.httpd) and “MySQL” (rc.mysqld) , ,
Setting Up Your Own Mozilla Sync Server Mozilla Sync is a feature which is supported in Firefox since version 4. It allows you to store your bookmarks, browsing history, browser preferences, and saved passwords on a remote server. It even allows you to work on multiple computers and have the same Firefox configuration on all these computers. That’s a pretty cool feature. You can for instance setup sync on your Android phone’s Firefox browser and quickly configure it by entering your account-specific sync key. Moments later you will ha… , , , , ,
Setup Apache, PHP and MySQL In order to configure your Slackware Linux box as a MySQL-PHP -ready web server, please follow these instructions: * Install the Apache (httpd), php and MySQL packages from the Slackware discs or Slackpkg. * Fix php time zone (many apps will complain about this if you don't do it). Edit '/etc/httpd/php.ini' and find the following line and uncomment it: date.timezone = America/Chicago <--change to correct time zone , , ,
Synchronize your network with NTP NTP (Network Time Protocol) allows clock synchronization between computer systems. The following HOWTO describes: * configuring an NTP server on Slackware Linux; * synchronizing client PCs with your local NTP server. Introduction When several users manipulate shared data on different client PCs on a network, it's important that these machines are all synchronized. This is especially true if you share files over NFS, or if you use NIS for centralized authentication. You'll get all sorts of… , , , ,
Tunnel Interfaces If you are looking to establish an SSH tunnel between two networks and treat the tunnel as an interface, this may help. * First I would recommend enabling rc.ip_forward in /etc/rc.d/ (on local and target machines) root@darkstar:~# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.ip_forward , , ,
Using a Scanner in a Network This Howto describes how one can use a scanner which is connected to another Slackware-computer over the network. Necessary Software All packages which are necessary are available in a stock Slackware-installation. This are sane and xsane for the scanner. Also the internet super-server daemon inetd is used (on the scannerserver) to listen to the network for scanner-job. , , , , , , ,
VPN with Tinc Tinc is open source software for creating VPNs, virtual private networks over other physical channel such as the Internet, where individual participating hosts (nodes) appear to applications as if connected by wire in LAN. Overview Tinc utilizes asymmetric cryptography. Each node has its own private key, a public key and another public key; one for each participating node. These files are, together with a few configuration files, stored in /etc/tinc/<VPN name> directory. ,
Wake-on-LAN Wake-on-LAN (or WOL) is a standard by which a machine can be powered on remotely via a network connection. This is done by sending a so-called magic packet to the network card of the remote machine. When properly configured, the remote machine will then boot. , , ,

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