Monthly Archives: November 2011

Microsoft 2008 Enterprise DC configurations

A screen shots of Configuring 2008 Domain Controller.

Microsoft 2008 Enterprise DC configurations

Cpannel installation on ec2

CPanel is a fully featured popular web based hosting control panel that helps to manage your domain through a web browser.Document describes how to install on ec2 machine.

Cpannel installation on ec2

Installation of Virtual Server

Installations of Microsoft Virtual Server, VMware server,Xen server

Installation of Virtual Server

IT make easy

Sysaid is free web based application for small organizations IT department. There are two parts server and a web component for access datas. Clients accessing the help desk will connect to the server via a browser.For asset management, SysAid will deploy “end user modules” on the network’s machines. In either case, only the server needs a SysAid installation.

IT make easy

Symantec End Point Protection 11

Here is a document for Symantec End Point Protection 11.1 Installation and configuration.

Symantec End Point Protection 11

muninconfig

Munim another open source utility to monitor server

muninconfig

Installing monit on ubuntu

How to install and configure monit a tool to monitor the server on ubuntu

Installing monit on ubuntu

Setting up a wireless network in windows xp

Here is a small document to show how to setup wireless network in windows XP

Setting up a wireless network in windows xp

OpManager

Below document show how can use OpManager to monitor the server

OpManager

FTP server and softwares

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client-server architecture used to transfer files from one host to another host over a TCP network.It is authenticate using a clear-text  protocol.

Basic ports using is 21 for the command port and  20 for the data port.

In active mode both server and client required ports open behind firewalls.
In passive mode server only required to open ports.

Read http://slacksite.com/other/ftp.html to difference between Active/Passive FTP

common using FTP softwares for windows FileZilla,freeFTPd,WS FTP and for unix/linux ProFTPD,vsftpd,wu-ftpd

Using from a web browser
ftp://[<user>[:<password>]@]<host>[:<port>]/<url-path>

windows command
ftp [-v] [-d] [-i] [-n] [-g] [-s:filename] [-a] [-w:windowsize] [computer]
    * -v – Suppresses verbose display of remote server responses.
    * -n – Suppresses auto-login upon initial connection.
    * -i – Turns off interactive prompting during multiple file transfers.
    * -d – Enables debugging, displaying all ftp commands passed between the client and server.
    * -g – Disables filename globbing, which permits the use of wildcard chracters in local            file and path names.
    * -s:filename – Specifies a text file containing ftp commands; the commands will            automatically run after ftp starts. No spaces are allowed in this parameter. Use           this switch instead of redirection (>).
    * -a – Use any local interface when binding data connection.
    * -w:windowsize – Overrides the default transfer buffer size of 4096.
    * computer – Specifies the computer name or IP address of the remote computer to connect to. The computer, if specified, must be the last parameter on the line.

Understand FTP server codes
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1XX – Positive Preliminary reply
2XX – Positive Completion reply
3XX – Positive Intermediate reply
4xx – Transient Negative Completion reply
5xx – Permanent Negative Completion reply
6xx – Protected reply

Code     Explanation
100     Series: The requested action is being initiated, expect another reply before         proceeding     with a new command.
110     Restart marker replay . In this case, the text is exact and not left to the particular                implementation; it must read: MARK yyyy = mmmm where yyyy is User-process    data stream         marker,     and mmmm server’s equivalent marker (note the spaces between markers and “=”).
120     Service ready in nnn minutes.
125     Data connection already open; transfer starting.
150     File status okay; about to open data connection.
200     Command okay.
202     Command not implemented, superfluous at this site.
211     System status, or system help reply.
212     Directory status.
213     File status.
214     Help message.On how to use the server or the meaning of a particular non-standard         command. This reply is useful only to the human user.
215     NAME system type. Where NAME is an official system name from the registry kept by IANA.
220     Service ready for new user.
221     Service closing control connection.
225     Data connection open; no transfer in progress.
226     Closing data connection. Requested file action successful (for example, file transfer         or file abort).
227     Entering Passive Mode (h1,h2,h3,h4,p1,p2).
228     Entering Long Passive Mode (long address, port).
229     Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||port|).
230     User logged in, proceed. Logged out if appropriate.
231     User logged out; service terminated.
232     Logout command noted, will complete when transfer done.
250     Requested file action okay, completed.
257     “PATHNAME” created.
331     User name okay, need password.
332     Need account for login.
350     Requested file action pending further information
421     Service not available, closing control connection. This may be a reply to any command         if the service knows it must shut down.
425     Can’t open data connection.
426     Connection closed; transfer aborted.
430     Invalid username or password
434     Requested host unavailable.
450     Requested file action not taken.
451     Requested action aborted. Local error in processing.
452     Requested action not taken. Insufficient storage space in system.File unavailable         (e.g., file busy).
500     Syntax error, command unrecognized. This may include errors such as command line too     long.
501     Syntax error in parameters or arguments.
502     Command not implemented.
503     Bad sequence of commands.
504     Command not implemented for that parameter.
530     Not logged in.
532     Need account for storing files.
550     Requested action not taken. File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access).
551     Requested action aborted. Page type unknown.
552     Requested file action aborted. Exceeded storage allocation (for current directory or         dataset).
553     Requested action not taken. File name not allowed.
631     Integrity protected reply.
632     Confidentiality and integrity protected reply.
633     Confidentiality protected reply.

Installing Microsoft FTP under 2000 and 2003
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Installing Internet Information Services

In Control Panel Select Add/Remove Windows Components.
In the Windows Components Wizard, select Internet Information Services (IIS), then click Details.Select Common Files, Documentation, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Server, and Internet Information Services Snap-In, and then click OK and next.

If you are prompted to configure Terminal Services, click Next.
If you are prompted for a path for a FTP root folder, type a suitable folder path. The default is C:\Inetpub\Ftproot. For additional security, an NTFS drive is preferred. Click OK to continue and Click Finish.

Configuring the FTP service

Click Start, click Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.
Click the plus sign (+) next to the server name.
Right-click Default FTP Site, and then click Properties.
Click the Security Accounts tab.
Select Allow Anonymous Connections, and then select Allow Only Anonymous Connections.
Click the Home Directory tab.
Select Read and Log Visits, and clear Write.
Click OK to save these settings.

Configure FTP Server Authentication
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Enabling Anonymous FTP authentication method
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In IIS Manager, right-click the FTP site, directory, virtual directory, or file you want to configure, and click Properties.
Click the Security Accounts tab.
Select the Allow anonymous connections check box.
To allow your users to gain access by Anonymous authentication only, select the Allow only anonymous connections check box.
In the User name and Password boxes, enter the Anonymous logon user name and password you want to use, and then click OK
The user name is the name of the anonymous user account, which is typically designated as IUSR_computername.

Note   If the default IUSR_computername account will not be used for Anonymous FTP authentication, you must create a Windows user account appropriate for the authentication method. For more information about creating a new user account, see the procedure Create a Service Account in this section.

Set the appropriate NTFS permissions for the anonymous account.

Enabling the Basic FTP authentication method
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Create a Windows user account appropriate for the authentication method. If appropriate, add the account to a Windows user group.
Configure NTFS permissions for the directory or file for which you want to control access.
In IIS Manager, right-click the FTP site, directory, virtual directory, or file you want to configure, and click Properties.
Click the Security Accounts tab.
Clear the Allow anonymous connections check box, and then click OK.

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