Tonido is a software and service that one time installed on any computer (Windows, Linux or Mac), can make files and media in that computer available anywhere through a web browser or from mobile rings (iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone 7).

 Install Tonido Cloud on Debian Squeeze:

1. Download Tonido cloud  from the downloads page. (


2.  Install Tonido :

dpkg -i --force-architecture TonidoSetup_i686.deb

3.  Start Tonido using the following command:

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PostgreSQL, often basically Postgres, is an object-relational database management method (ORDBMS) obtainable for lots of platforms including Debian , FreeBSD, Solaris, MS Windows & Mac OS X.

It is released under the PostgreSQL License, which is an MIT-style license, & is thus free & open source application. PostgreSQL is developed by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, consisting of a handful of community volunteers employed & supervised by companies such as Red Hat.

Step1. PostgreSQL Installation:

apt-get install postgresql

Step2. PostgreSQL Configuration:

The main configuration file is located in : /etc/postgresql/8.4/main/postgresql.conf
Fist open the configuration file and make the following changes:

vim /etc/postgresql/8.4/main/postgresql.conf

and remove the “#” form  line:

#password_encryption = on

Optional you can make the PostgreSQL to listen on  any ip address:

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Using ssh as a socks proxy

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Ssh can support forwarding traffic & act as a SOCKS proxy.

This is fantastic for encrypted browsing over unsecured wifi connections. You can setup Firefox, YM or any other SOCKS 5 compliant program to make use of the proxy. After executing the command below ssh will be listening on localhost ( and you would then point your SOCKS compliant program to this ip and port that you specify below.

The command:

ssh -qTfnN2 -D 8080 -p 22 user@localhost


-q :- be very quite, we are acting only as a tunnel.
-T :- Do not allocate a pseudo tty, we are only acting a tunnel.
-f :- move the ssh process to background, as we don?t want to interact with this ssh session directly.
-N :- Do not execute remote command.
-p :- Port to connect to on the remote host.
-n :- redirect standard input to /dev/null.
-2 :- Forces ssh to try protocol version 2 only.
-D :- Specifies a local “dynamic” application-level port forwarding.This works
by allocating a socket to listen to port on the local side,and whenever a connection
is made to this port, the connection is forwarded over the secure channel, and the application
protocol is then used to determine where to connect to from the remote machine.
Currently the SOCKS4 and SOCKS5 protocols are supported, and ssh will act as a SOCKS server.
Only root can forward privileged ports.


What is Suhosin?

Suhosin is an advanced protection  for PHP5 installations. It was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination.

Suhosin is a great and simple way of increasing your security protection without having a immense impact on overall performance.

In this tutorial I will cover the installation and configuration of Suhosin on Debian Squeeze. I will also assume that you already have apache2 and php2 setup using this tutorial:How to install apache2, mysql5 and php5 on debian squeeze

1. Install Suhosin on Debian Squeeze:

Installation of suhosin on Debian Squeeze is simple.

apt-get update && apt-get install php5-suhosin

2. Configuring Suhosin:

The configuration file on Debian Squeeze is located in /etc/php5/conf.d/suhosin.ini.

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systemd is a technique and service manager for Linux, compatible with SysV and LSB init scripts.

systemd provides aggressive parallelization capabilities, makes use of socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, offers on-starting of daemons, keeps track of processes using Linux cgroups, supports snapshotting and restoring of the system state, maintains mount and automount points and implements an elaborate transactional dependency-based service control logic. It can work as a drop-in replacefor sysvinit.

Install systemd:

apt-get update && apt-get install systemd

Useful SystemD commands on Debian Squeeze:

List all running services :


Start/stop or enable/disable services:

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