PHP Download Manager

Olate Download 3 allows you to add a downloads area to your website and control every aspect of it through an admin control panel. Features include automated installation with PHP4 and PHP5 support, a full templating system, unlimited categories and files, download mirrors, file uploads, file commenting and rating, searching, file agreements, custom fields and more! Use the 100% open source Olate Download free of charge today!
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Centos 3.4 install guide

eth00 has put a great tutorial together :

This guide was designed for PSFservers using centos 3.4 but it will work fine for just about any server install of centos or RHEL.

This guide is going to be using a text mode install simply because it is the most compatible. Note that in doing so the mouse is not going to work! Simply use the tab and arrow keys to move. The install itself is pretty simple but if you have any problems please email me or post them below.

read the step by step article here
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Next BBS is the future of bulletin board messaging

The project team is headed by Chris Ravenscroft, who, having explored the good, the bad and the mediocre, decided it was time for a BBS that was up to date in methodology, security, and speed, as well as feature rich and the all important: free.
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Changing the DATE and TIME on your LINUX server

The set of instructions below worked quickly and easily for your Linux Server

You must be logged on as “root” to make this change:

Login to Linux box as root and enter root’s password:


Check the current date and time of the Linux box by entering:

[root@mybox me]# date
Linux yields the current settings:
[root@mybox me]# Wed Apr 7 12:03:45 EDT 2004

Change the current time and date of the Linux box by entering:
[root@mybox me]# date 040713032004
would change the time and yield:
[root@mybox me]$ Wed Apr 7 13:03:00 EDT 2004

Disable Telnet Access

Telnet should be disabled, and you should use SSH. Telnet sends password in plain text, and ‘crackers/hackers’ can obtain these passwords easily compared to SSH, and then takeover your dedicated web server. 1. Login to your dedicated server via SSH as root.

2. Type: pico -w /etc/xinetd.d/telnet

3. Change the disable = no line to disable = yes.

4. CTRL+X then Y then enter to save the file.

5. Restart xinted. Type: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart

Server Security Considerations

>Server security is as important as network security because servers
often hold a great deal of an organization’s vital information. If a
server is compromised, all of its contents may become available for the
cracker to steal or manipulate at will. The following sections detail
some of the main issues.
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