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Debian Project News - October 15th, 2012

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The Debian Project
Debian Project News
October 15th, 2012

Welcome to this year's twentieth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the
Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

* Report from the FTP Team meeting
* Bits from the DPL
* Decrease in bug reporting rate in Debian
* Other news
* Upcoming events
* New Debian Contributors
* Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
* Important Debian Security Advisories
* New and noteworthy packages
* Work-needing packages
* Want to continue reading DPN?

How To Use Glx-Dock/Cairo-Dock On Ubuntu 12.04

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Glx-Dock/Cairo-Dock is an interactive dock (like the one you know from a Mac) that provides easy access to some of the files, folders, and applications on your computer, and more. You can use it with OpenGL (to use your graphics card) or without, and it is compatible with Compiz, but it can also run without a composite manager. It works under Unity, GNOME, KDE, and Xfce. This tutorial shows how to install and use Glx-Dock/Cairo-Dock on an Ubuntu 12.04 desktop (with Unity).

Virtual Hosting With vsftpd And MySQL On Ubuntu 12.04

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Vsftpd is one of the most secure and fastest FTP servers for Linux. Usually vsftpd is configured to work with system users. This document describes how to install a vsftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine.

How To Set Up nginx As A Reverse Proxy For Apache2 On Ubuntu 12.04

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nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can set up nginx as a reverse proxy on front of an Apache2 web server on Ubuntu 12.04.

Make Browsers Cache Static Files On nginx

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This tutorial explains how you can configure nginx to set the Expires HTTP header and the max-age directive of the Cache-Control HTTP header of static files (such as images, CSS and Javascript files) to a date in the future so that these files will be cached by your visitors' browsers. This saves bandwidth and makes your web site appear faster (if a user visits your site for a second time, static files will be fetched from the browser cache).


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