How to Building Debian Linux server with CCcam

This how-to will cover the basic installation of Debian linux and getting CCcam up and running on it.

This How-to is still WIP by CC_Share

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First download the netinstall cd of debian linux
You can download it from the following URL:
Link http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/4.0_r2/i386/iso-cd/debian-40r2-i386-netinst.iso

This will install the basic debian linux system on you’re harddisk.
Just follow the steps on CD to get the system up and running.
During the installation process, it will ask you several questions
Hostname and domain are not really of much importance right now as you can change it lateron. Here you can input a hostanem and domain of you’re choice.

Another question is if it can use the entire harddisk. As it is going to be a dedicated server, you can use the entire harddisk

When it’s asking you for a network mirror, make sure you choose a fast and stable server.
Usually univercity servers are fast and stable.

When you’ve completed the network mirror, it’s going to download the software list.
Now you can deselect everything to keep the server as small as possible.
All you have to select is webserver.
After a while it will eject the CD and it will start to reboot.

As you might have noticed, during installation, debian uses dhcp to aquire an ip adress.
For a cardserver, it’s not recommened to have it’s IP adress handled by DHCP.
First thing we need to do is remove the DHCP and assign a static IP to the linux server

Assigning static IP
Log in as root with the right password
then type in the following command

Code:
vim /etc/network/interfacesnow remove the following line

iface eth0 inet dhcpand replace it with

Code:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.225
netmask 255.255.255.0
broadcast 192.168.1.255
gateway 192.168.1.1T

hese IP adresses might be different for you’re situation.
Remember to replace them with the numbers you need.
You can save the file with the following commands

Code:
<esc>:wq

Once the file is saved, you can restart the network and check if you’re linux server is running with it’s new IP adress
[

CODE]

/etc/init.d/net

[/code]working restart
ifconfigifconfig should now look something like this

Installing SSH
Next thing that needs to be done is install a SSH deamon.
This will allow you to log into the cardserver from you’re own computer and the server does not require a keyboard and monitor if you want to change something.
Code:
apt-get install openssh-serverOnce SSH is installed, you can logout of the server,remove the keyboard and monitor as we don’t need it anymore.
Getting Putty
We need to download putty so we can log in with SSH
http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/…/x86/putty.exe

Remove the CD-ROM drive from the apt-get mirror list:
To make sure the server does not need the CD-ROM anymore to update or install software, we need to remove it from the mirror list of apt-get.

Code:
vim /etc/apt/sources.list

now remove the lines that point to the CD-ROM drive and save the file.

Update apt-get software list
To make sure, you locally have a good software list available, you have to update the apt-get database

Code:
apt-get updateInstalling

FTP server
To be able to transfer files between you’re computer and the linux server, a FTP server is needed.
During the installation it will ask you one question,. Answer it with “stand-alone”
This will consume a bit more memory but will prevent linux from spawning a new process every time you log in.

Code:
apt-get install proftpd

The server is now installed and all the needed files are in place.
Now it’s time to get it ready for CCcam.
First thing we need to do is make 6 directory’s and adjust the parameters.

Code:
mkdir /emu
mkdir /emu/cccam
mkdir /emu/script
mkdir /emu/log
mkdir/var/etc
mkdir /var/keys
chmod 777 /emu
chmod 777 /emu/*
chown <username> /emu
chown <username> /emu/*

The username started above is the username you created during the installation. This name is going to be used for file transfer.
Startup script for CCcam
To prevent from having to change directory all the time we’re gonna place a script on the server so CCcam can be started from any directory on the server.

Quote:
vim /emu/script/cccamCode:
#!/bin/sh
CAMNAME=”CCcam Server”
# end 

# This method starts CCcam
start_cam ()
{
/emu/cccam/CCcam.x86 &
sleep 2
}
# This method stops CCcam
stop_cam ()
{
pkill CCcam.x86
}
case “$1″ in
start)
echo “[SCRIPT] $1: $CAMNAME”
start_cam
;;
stop)
echo “[SCRIPT] $1: $CAMNAME”
stop_cam
;;
restart)
echo “Restaring $CAMNAME”
stop_cam
start_cam
;;
*)
“$0″ stop
exit 1
;;
esac
exit 0

 

Code:
chmod 755 /emu/script/cccam
ln /emu/script/cccam /bin/cccam

Now you can simply start, stop or restart CCcam from any directory by simply typing
Code:
cccam start
cccam stop
cccam restartUpload CCcam
Now use a FTP program to upload CCcam.x86 and CCcam.cfg to /emu/cccam
Making CCcam executable
Use putty again to give CCcam.x86 execution rights
Code:
chmod 755 /emu/cccam/CCcam.x86Config update script
When you’re running a big server, restoring connections can take some time then you change you’re config file. I like to do my config changes once a day. I use this script to backup the old config and put the new config in place. This is done at 3am so my peers don’t notice it and they don’t suffer from a freezing picture every time you make a change.
Code:
vim /emu/script/configupdate.shCode:
#!/bin/sh
#Script to process new config and backup old one.
#Script designed and written by CC_Share
SOURCE=/emu/cccam
TARGET=/var/etc
FILE=CCcam.cfg
BACKUPDIR=/var/backup
CONFIGOLD=CCcam.old
if test -f $SOURCE/$FILE ; then
echo “New Config Present”
if test -d $BACKUPDIR ; then
if test -f $BACKUPDIR/$CONFIGOLD ; then
echo “Removing OLD config file from backup directory”
rm $BACKUPDIR/$CONFIGOLD
else
echo “No OLD config to remove.”
fi

if test -f $BACKUPDIR/$FILE ; then
echo “Renaming Backup to old config”
cp $BACKUPDIR/$FILE $BACKUPDIR/$CONFIGOLD
rm $BACKUPDIR/$FILE
else
echo “No Backupfile present yet”
fi
if test -f $TARGET/$FILE ; then
echo “Copying Original config to Backup directory”
cp $TARGET/$FILE $BACKUPDIR
rm $TARGET/$FILE
else
echo “No Original Config File Present!?!?”
fi
else
echo “Backup directory does not exist.”
echo “making new directory”
mkdir $BACKUPDIR
if test -f $TARGET/$FILE ; then
echo “Copying Original config to Backup directory”
cp $TARGET/$FILE $BACKUPDIR
else
echo “No Original Config File Present!?!?”
fi
fi
echo “Moving New config file to “$TARGET
cp $SOURCE/$FILE $TARGET
rm $SOURCE/$FILE
else
echo “No New Config present, Nothing to process”
fi
exitCode:
chmod 755 /emu/script/configupdate.shPutting configupdate in crontab
To make sure the config update script will run at 3 am everynight, we can place it in the crontab.
Code:

Code:
cd /etc

vim crontaband add the following line to it

Code:
00 3 * * * root /emu/script/./configupdate.sh >>/emu/log/configupdate.log 2>&

1

This will run the script every day at 3am, and it’s output will be writen in /emu/log/configupdate.log so you can check on occasion if all went well.
Putting CCcam in bootsequence
There’s only one more thing to do. Add CCcam to the startup so it will start on the next reboot.

Code:
vim /etc/rc.local

and add the following line at the bottom

Code:
/bin/cccam start

&test the config update script created earlier to see if that works

Code:

HTML Code:
/emu/script/./configupdate.sh

If it works, you can reboot the server and

check if CCcam is running.
Good luck

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Monday, December 15th, 2008 General Tutorials