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Building your own mozilla-sync-1.1 server

NB: DOES NOT WORK WITH FIREFOX 29 AND LATER More info:  http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/setting-up-your-own-mozilla-sync-server/ (for Slackware users) http://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-sync.html File synchronization (or syncing) in computing is the process of ensuring that computer files in two or more locations are updated via certain rules. In one-way file synchronization, also...

How to backup a server with rsync via ssh login without password

Rsync is a fast and extraordinarily versatile file copying tool.  It can copy locally, to/from another host over any remote shell, or to/from a remote rsync daemon. It offers a large number of options that control every aspect of its...

Running two php/mysql/mariadb versions on the same apache web server

In a web server  very old applications must coexist with new ones. Usually old applications are no more mantained and still require old versions of php and mysql, while recent apps claim to use the latest features of your apache,...

Setting up Tex on Mediawiki (Slackware)

Texvc allows to insert Tex formulas into your page dinamically creating PNG images for you. This note tries to remaind the required packages and the main steps to follow to have Tex working inside a MediaWiki and a Slackware OS. At...

SEO friendly URLs with apache mod_rewrite

I assume that the reader is familiar with the "SEO friendly URLs" concept. If not you can start reading these: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=76329 http://www.avangate.com/articles/url-rewriting_70.htm At the cost of beating my own drum, I will consider a real case: http://wildzone.it. It is an image gallery where...