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Is it possible to create a directory and file inside /proc/sys?

I am running CentOS 6.2 and I need to create a subdirectory named "crypto" inside /proc/sys. Inside /proc/sys/crypto, I need to create a file named test which contains the value "1". I have tried ...
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What is a reliable way to automate FTP upload of 'the newest file in directory X'?

I have this folder full of files. Once per day, I want the newest of the files to be FTPed automatically to a file server.
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ipsec auto --status fails in cronjob

I have a server monitoring script which, among other things, checks the state of an IPSec tunnel using ipsec auto --status It works like a charm when run from the console (as root) but as soon as I ...
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Install Mysql 5.6.4 or greater on web server with on CentOS / openSUSE with Plesk 10

I need to install MySQL 5.6.4 or greater on my web server because I'm using the full text innodb feature. I'm trying to move my local installation (WAMP server) to my dedicated server and I'm not able ...
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Why does the i386 version of software get installed on an x86_64 system?

Why does the i386 version of most software get installed along with the x86_64 version on a CentOS 5.8 64-bit system? # yum install php-xml Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from ...
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How do I install drivers for AR9271 on Centos 6?

I'm trying to get a USB wireless card that runs off of the AR9271 chipset to work with Centos 6.2. I read this description for compat-wireless and wanted to use a package manager (i.e. yum) because I ...
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Setting up a user for sftp acces into a sub directory of another users home directory

An interesting problem. The broader goal is to setup a directory that one of our clients can sftp into (via ssh keys, not user/pass combination) and upload files. This directory will need to be ...
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gparted live CD can't resize a partition?

I recently ran out of space on a VirtualBox VM (CentOS guest) managed by Vagrant. It was using a .vmdk image, so I couldn't dynamically resize it. Following these instructions, I cloned the old image ...
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How to solve “building the main Guest Additions module Failed”

I tried to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions module in a VM guest running CentOS but I get this error message when everything else was okay: building the main Guest Additions module Failed ...
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Install CentOS from hard drive - kernel panic

I want to dual-boot CentOS and Windows XP. The computer has two partitions (C: and D:) and I want to install CentOS 6.2 on the D: drive. So I downloaded the i386 ISO package, used UNetbootin to ...
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How to configure CentOS 6 as a Proxy Server

I have installed new server with CentOS 6. How do I configure it to become a Proxy Server?
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Is there a difference of stability between Linux distros?

I've using Debian since 2010 for some home purposes and it has been stable. Is Debian still a good option if I need a server for heavy network, cpu, disk and memory usage? Last month I listened to ...
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Should you run automatic updates

I'm running production Centos web servers. I want to know what is best practice for running updates. Should I automate this with yum-cron or yum-updatesd? Or is there a danger of updates breaking ...
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Netboot - How to set a static IP

I've modified a CentOS net install image to load my kickstart file over http. This works great when running on a network that has a DHCP server. Obviously, without DHCP this fails because the ...
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Installing centos server in a virtual machine

I have little Unix/Linux experience, so sorry if this sounds stupid. What I want to do is simple: I want to learn CentOs so that I can manage my own web server. I did so by buying a dedicated and ...
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How to configure network profiles in Centos?

I'm trying to setup two network profiles in Centos. One for at home, one for at work. The home profile has a fixed IP address, fixed gateway and DNS server addresses. The work profile depends on DHCP. ...
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Where is the system profile that gets sourced at login on CentOS 5.8?

In CentOS release 5.8 (Final), where is the bash system profile? Is it /etc/profile ? I've added the following to source my ~/.bashrc file but haven't had any luck as it fails. I know it fails ...
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MySQL gets killed by OS every 25 days or so

About 4 months ago we migrated from MS SQL Server to MySQL 5.5. Since then we have been experiencing an issue once approximately ever 25 days since where CentOS runs out of memory and as a result it ...
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Why the default eth0 interface is down by default on CentOS?

I am already a little bit familiar with Linux distros like Debian or Ubuntu (yeah, very similar) but I wanted to try Red Hat based - CentOS 6.2 . I have installed it on my Windows 7 host in virtualBox ...
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Unabled to get rid of BIND 9 chroot

I had installed bind-chroot from yum not long ago, and saw that there were errors in the daily logs from named. Under further investigation, I noticed a directory loop. The named files resided under ...
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Is there a way to find out which webpages are being accessed by clients on a UNIX webserver?

My web server is running CentOS and every time a certain page is accessed on my forum, httpd locks up and I can never seem to pinpoint the exact file. Is there any way to view the pages that ...
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No networking for Centos under VirtualBox

Running an Ubuntu desktop server. I installed virtual box, then installed CentOS as a virtual machine. Centos is not starting the eth0 network adaptor. When I start it manually, I cannot connect ...
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Ffmpeg problems on centOS 5.8 64 bit

I did install ffmpeg with winff, unsuccessfully when I try converting avi to x264, it says I don't have it. When I try to convert mp4 to Xvid I get unknown encoder 'libxvid'. It's like nothing really ...
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CentOS: Sharing WLAN for internet access

I have installed CentOS 6.2 on HP Proliant server. I want to share my USB wireless internet (Tata photon +). I am able to start internet on my server, but when I enable my LAN, I don't have internet ...
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Encode with ffmpeg using avi to mp4

What command lines to use to convert from avi to mp4, but without destroying the framesize and making the file small as the original size or a little bit bigger, and same thing with mp4 to avi? ...
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ffmpeg: error while running with libx264

Main code: ffmpeg -i 2269801.avi -threads 0 -vcodec libx264 -b 900k -acodec libfaac -ar 44100 -ab 96k -ac 2 earthgirlsareeasy1.mp4 [libx264 @ 0x16cdde10]broken ffmpeg default settings detected ...
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dag.repo overwritten

I accidentally overwrote dag.repo by trying to add this [dag] name=DAG RPM Repository baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el$releasever/en/$basearch/dag gpgcheck=1 enabled=1 does anyone have the ...
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i386 libtool conflicting with x86_64 libtool when installing Handbrake

I've been trying to install Handbrake on centos 5.8 with the help of some different guides. I'm running x86_64, and whenever I try to install packages necessary to build the binary, the arch ends up ...
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CentOS Apache virtual hosts sites-available type structure

I just set up LAMP on a new CentOS server. Previously when I installed LAMP on Ubuntu, I always needed to create a virtual host definition for each website I create in my /var/www directory. But on ...
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Centos Crontab not responding

I was learning and experimenting with crontab today. The default editor was just too difficult for me to figure out which caused me to remove my crontab by running crontab -r. Now, when I run ...
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script for logging all the stats for a particular process

I want to monitor CPU usage, disk read/write usage for a particular process, say ./myprocess. To monitor CPU top command seems to be a nice option and for read and write iotop seems to be a handy ...
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Centos apache virtual hosts definition

Please excuse me if my logic is flawed as I am really new to Centos. I know I can define multiple virtual hosts in my httpd.conf file. But what I would like is to define virtual hosts in individual ...
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Partitioning for Web Servers

I was curious what some general best practices are in relation to partitioning for a new Linux VM that will be used as a web server? Are there certain guides that should be consulted or followed? ...
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Automount cdrom when accessed via NFS

I am currently running CentOS 5 on a server that has a built-in CDROM drive. I currently have a setup where /media/cdrom is automatically mounted by autofs as needed and I am exporting /media/cdrom ...
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Which Linux distribution is suitable for serverside development and somewhat easy to use?

I need to setup a Linux-based server which is going to be the backend for our web services. This is what I need: (In order of importance) A GUI to manage applications and files It would be running ...
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How to make unused dependencies clean with yum? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove Orphan Packages in Fedora? I need something equal gentoo's emerge --depclean so how to make unused dependencies clean with yum?
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Centos 6.2 static IP: only getting IPV6 address and need IPV4

I installed a Centos 6.2 min install. I have edited /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and I have ifcfg-eth0,eth1 I have tried to setup static IPs but I only get IPV6 address back on both adapters and ...
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Trying to Open a Port using CentOS

(I'm new to this!) I'm running a virtual server running CentOS. I'm trying to run a server that listens on port 37760. The code I'm running executes successfully, so I run netstat -lptu To show a ...
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How to configure SELinux to print date and time in each entry in audit log?

I'm using CentOS 5.5 and by default my /var/log/audit/audit.log looks like this: type=USER_AUTH msg=audit(1331897657.359:8435): user pid=15610 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ...
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How to create Maildir directory with enough permissions for Postfix?

I have CentOS 5.5 with Postfix installed on it. I want to use local delivery agent with default setting, but I want it to store mail with Maildir directory style mailboxes. When I set the mailboxes ...
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How can I limit the bandwidth used by a process?

I have a CentOS 5.7 server that will be backing up its files nightly. I am concerned that visitors to the various sites that the server hosts will experience degraded performance while the backup is ...
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Static IPv4 & IPv6 configuration on CentOS 6.2

I try to configure static IPv4 & IPv6 configuration on CentOS 6.2. The configuration below works perfectly : # ifconfig eth0 x.x.x.x/29 # route add defalt gw x.x.x.y # ip addr add dev eth0 ...
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install using YUM without root permissions

So I don't have root permissions but I've been installing packages to a local directory on my(CentOS) system and it works fine. But I was wondering if I can do the same using yum. The reason I want ...
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Installing git “sudo: apt-get: command not found”

I am trying to install git. I run the following command: sudo apt-get install git-core git-gui git-doc But receive the following error: sudo: apt-get: command not found What should I do?
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Problems with CMake in CentOS 6

I try to install a software in CentOS 6.2, without success. In README file it says: Requirements: - qt4 gui lib version >= qt4.6.x Note that many linux distributions split packages into a ...
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byobu configuration menu is missing options

I've used byobu on servers in the past (with byobu version 3.4) but I recently installed CentOS 6.2 and installed byobu 5.15 from the tarball. Most byobu-config menus have options to change ...
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HDD Testing En Masse

Does anyone have any ideas about how to set up automatic detection and conditional formatting of a LOT of HDDs? I tried posting this on TomsHardwareForums, but I don't think the responder read my ...
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Trying to install gearman on CentOS, and ./configure cannot find event.h even though libevent is installed

I'm trying to compile and install gearman onto a CentOS 6 box, and am getting an error when I compile from its source code. It requires the boost libraries, and was failing on that at first, but I ...
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Got an error while upgrading CentOS

I'm upgrading my server but an error occurred. Here is the error report: Transaction Check Error: package subversion-1.6.15-0.1.el5.rfx.x86_64 (which is newer than subversion-1.6.11-7.el5_6.4.i386) ...
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How to migrate from CentOS to RHEL?

What packages do I need to install to migrate my CentOS 5.7 server to identical version of RHEL. I have RHN subscription but I don't want to create a fresh install and move files.