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the gnu/linux client for @hubic (#free 25G/30G of #cloud storage from @ovh https://goo.gl/mYI02E) requires #mono

the gnu/linux client for #hubic (free 25G/30G of cloud storage from @ovh https://goo.gl/mYI02E) requires #mono and other debian packages

so to successfully install in on debian ed/x/ubuntu you will need to

  • install gdebi-gtk
  • download hubic.deb
  • run gdebi-gtk
  • open hubic.deb
  • click install and gdebi-gtk will install mono and other dependancies for you


you may still get some lintian errors but may be able to ignore them

warning: the authors of lintian do not recommend running it with root privileges!

W: hubic: syntax-error-in-debian-changelog line 29 "badly formatted trailer line"
W: hubic: syntax-error-in-debian-changelog line 31 "found start of entry where expected more change data or trailer"
E: hubic: debian-changelog-file-contains-invalid-email-address julien@Mint-15-MATE
E: hubic: debian-changelog-file-contains-invalid-email-address julien@Mint-15-MATE

Lintian finished with exit status 1

OVH Cloud VMs HyperVisor

Which HyperVisor do OVH VPS Cloud VMs use ? KVM, VMware or Xen ?

I dont know ! But the output of LSPCI suggests its VMware (Server) !

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
00:07.7 System peripheral: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface (rev 10)
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)
00:11.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI bridge (rev 02)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
00:18.7 PCI bridge: VMware PCI Express Root Port (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 01)

ovh vps cloud vms

Just in the process of moving all my web hosting to OVH VPS cloud VMs¬†and thought it’d be useful to document how to turn a vanilla OVH VPS into a personal multi-site webhost !

  • use OVH control panel to replace debian with centos
  • add a user
  • disable root ssh login
  • restart sshd
  • disable/uninstall unnessesary services such as smartmontools yum-updatesd
  • yum check-update
  • run system-config-security
  • yum install redhat-lsb
  • rpm install rpmforge-release
  • yum install fail2ban
  • replace sendmail with postfix (unless you like sendmail)
  • install LAMP (inc httpd,mod_ssl and PHP 5.3.3)
  • secure mysql (change root pwd and delete guest accounts & dbs)
  • chkconfig httpd and mysqld on
  • yum install perl-Crypt-SSLeay perl-Net-SSLeay
  • yum install webalizer
  • install webmin
  • secure webmin (change user & port)
  • install virtualmin
  • enable https
  • disable virtualhost mail handling (unless your not using goog apps)
  • install rrdtools
  • install webmin systemstats
  • create virtual hosts
  • scp public_html tgz and mysql sql dumps from old webhost
  • untar tgz and mysql < sql
  • change DNS ip addresses from old webhost to new webhost
  • wait 1 min !
  • check new site is running !