Why is the Chamilo package so big?

In recent years, the Chamilo LMS software we develop has grown in size, to something that many people might consider unreasonable (to some extent, we do too). This article explains why the Chamilo package for Chamilo 1.11.8 weighs 1100MB (yeah,…

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Chamilo now supported by all major auto-installers

Since mid-2018, Chamilo is supported by all 3 major auto-installer platforms: Softaculous, Fantastico and Installatron, making it easier than ever to install on your own hosted server equiped with CPanel or anything similar. Chamilo has been growing faster and faster…

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Behringer C-1U microphone under Linux – recording level too low

If you wanted to find a good way to record good quality audio and decided to buy a Behringer C-1U (U meaning USB connector), then connected it on your Ubuntu (or other Linux distribution) only to find that the sound…

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Varnish stops file download after 60 seconds

The default installation of Varnish 3 on Debian-based system (including Ubuntu) will set a default timeout for sending files to users (i.e. for users files download) to 60 seconds. To change this limit, it is necessary to update your default…

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Munin nginx_status fails on HTTPS

This must appear in one opportunity in 1000, but it happened to me, so I bet it might have just happened to you… Munin is great, Nginx is great, and SSL is great, but when you mix all of them…

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Firefox 15 PDF Reader preview

In Ubuntu, the shipped Firefox 15 comes with the new embedded HTML5 PDF reader disabled. It is easy to enable though. Go to “about:config”, search on “pdf” and switch the “pdfjs.disabled” entry to “false”. Restart Firefox and test it pointing…

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Munin 2.0 on Debian

Munin 2.0 has been released and packaged for Debian, and even backported to Squeeze (from backports.debian.org). Even though there are still some quirks in this version (or just the Debian packaging), it is far better (more scalable, more powerful and…

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Nginx Anti-DOS filter for Fail2Ban

We are currently trying out this Fail2Ban rule on one of our server, to block simple (but very upsetting) DOS attacks on Nginx automatically (after 30 seconds). New filter in /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/nginx-dos.conf: # Fail2Ban configuration file # # Generated on Fri…

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Building a Debian Lenny package for Sphinxsearch

See the second part of http://sphinxsearch.com/wiki/doku.php?id=sphinx_on_debian_gnu_linux for the original post: $ cd $ mkdir src $ cd src $ sudo grep deb-src /etc/apt/sources.list > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wheezy.list $ sudo vim wheezy.list (change squeeze to wheezy and remove security line) $ sudo apt-get…

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20 most common passwords

I wouldn’t want this post to disappear, so just to make sure that the information is better spread on what passwords *not to use*, here is the list: 1. 123456 2. 12345 3. 123456789 4. Password 5. iloveyou 6. princess…

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