Questions specific to the CentOS Linux distribution. Use this tag if your question relates to how the CentOS distribution affects your problem; do not use it if you just happen to be using CentOS and your question is about a specific configuration detail or syntax.

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How can I disable FTP access/login for users

I want to temporarily disable the FTP Access of the FTP users I have tried following commands for user "aadmi" but still able to login sudo passwd -l aadmi which said Locking password for user ...
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Install Apache https 2.2 under Centos 7

I would like to install Apache httpd 2.2 (httpd-2.2.15-39.el6.x86_64) under CentOS 7. The default repositories only have Apache httpd 2.4 available. Does anyone know where there is a CentOS 7 ...
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CentOS 7 VNC users dont share desktop session

I installed VNC server on a CentOS machine. I set up a user, and then enabled the VNC server for them on startup following these steps: ...
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NFS File Mounting error in centOS

I'm trying to mount server filesystem using NFS in centos. But I'm getting Connection timed out error. Below are the steps I followed. At server side: [centos@ip-172-31-46-199 landingzone]$ sudo vi ...
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md5 password hash

I'm looking to create a md5 hash to use in /etc/shadow. Someone suggested using grub-crypt. Every time I put the same password in I get a different hash. [root@endpoint ~]# grub-crypt --md5 Password: ...
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firewalld rules to route two user groups to different apps in OpenVPN

I have OpenVPN successfully configured on a remote CentOS 7 server to allow https access to employees and administrators, while also blocking ssh access to everyone who is NOT an administrator. This ...
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Yum says a package is installed, and not installed, and it's blocking other packages from being installed

I am trying to install a new package (glibc-static), and I get the following error ---> Package nss-softokn-freebl.i686 0:3.14.3-18.el6_6 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution ...
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CentOS 7 No package … available

(CentOS 7 64 Bits) Following these steps: http://freevps.us/thread-2789.html I get errors, anyone can help me please? STEP 2, running this command yum install libICE.so.6 libImlib.so.1 ...
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Learning resources for people interested in learning Linux [closed]

I am a B.Tech student and I would like to study Linux but don't know what I should study nor how to. The current priority of my college degree is C/C++, Java and .Net. They don't provide me with any ...
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Cannot update password policy for user

I am trying to update the password policy for a user. It should be as follows: Must be changed every 30 days Once changed, cannot be changed for 3 days Must be disabled after 45 days of inactivity ...
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How to enable systemd user sessions for remote logins on CentOS 7?

I am trying to enable systemd user sessions on my CentOS 7 server. All the pieces seem to be there, and I have also run loginctl enable-linger <user>, but I don't have a systemd user session (or ...
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How to install Owncloud on CentOS 6.5

I wanted to install Owncloud on my VPS running CentOS 6.5. I followed the instructions on the official owncloud website but when I run the command yum install owncloud it says Error: Package: ...
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FTP straight to directory, rather than making it relative to FTP users home directory?

I've set up an FTP server using vsftpd on a Centos 5.10 machine. This is my target directory on the server: /var/www/supercoolstuff I can connect from a Windows XP machine using WinSCP then ...
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What is the correct way to set up sw RAID1 so either drive boots?

I've set up a non-UEFI CentOS 6.6 "blank" install with /boot and / each in a separate RAID 1 (3 drives/1 spare). I removed one drive, rebooted, and let it sync to the spare. When I saw this was ...
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CentOS 7 - Cannot start OpenVPN Access Server

I have been trying to install the OpenVPN Access Server on my CentOS 7 VPS. However, I have been running into a number of problems. Initially, I had followed this DigitalOcean guide, but after I had ...
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shell script to auto kill processes matching certain criteria

when running top it shows a couple of processes got nearly 100% cpu usage of the command 'perl' PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 21287 simon 15 0 4141 ...
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how to block only certain outgoing ip connection with iptables

(Centos 5.5) to block xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: # iptables -A OUTPUT -j DROP -d xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx then verify by: # iptables -L OUTPUT --line-numbers Chain OUTPUT (policy DROP) num target prot opt ...
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Why is traffic matching the public zone instead of the desired zone?

Trying to self-train on firewalld I set up apache and configured the zones as follows: [root@localhost ~]# firewall-cmd --get-active-zones work sources: 192.168.122.1 public interfaces: ens3 ...
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How can I cause cvs update to use the destination folder's default posix acl mask?

I have a directory and file with these permissions: # file: blue/ # owner: user-a # group: group-a user::rwx user:user-b:rwx group::rwx mask::rwx other::r-x default:user::rwx default:user:user-b:rwx ...
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assigning two ports to one service in firewalld

Is there a way to assign two ports to the same service in firewalld? For example, I would like for the SMTP service to listen on both port 25 and port 465. My first instinct is to change ...
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Bash script problem in RPM postinstall

I created an rpm package that extract a Node.js project into a specific folder and then I created a postinstall script that cd into that folder and perform an "npm install --production" #!/bin/bash ...
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setting up a relay port for postfix smtp on CentOS 7

A CentOS 7 server has postfix, dovecot, and mailx installed. I am able to make an IMAP connection to the server from my remote Thunderbird client running on my local devbox. But I am not able to ...
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ip6tables allow IPv6 traffic from OpenVPN through my VPS

I've established a fully working IPv4 OpenVPN setup and wanted to go one step further and experiment with setting up IPv6. My VPS server does not get a native IPv6 block but does have a 6in4 tunnel ...
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How do I enable remote desktop of the GUI?

I can ssh into my machine. I want to be able to login to the GUI to do dev work. I went go Applications > System Tools > settings > Sharing > and I have Remote login and Screen Sharing both on. I ...
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Libpcap share directory method missing

so im trying to run a c program but everytime i try to run it i get this message error while loading shared libraries: libpcap.so.0.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ...
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postfix smtp connection timed out, why?

A CentOS 7 web server has postfix, dovecot, and mailx installed. I have been able to make an IMAP connection to the server in order to read inbox mail using a remote Thunderbird client, but I am not ...
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Combine the output of while loop into tar

I'm trying to create a script that mysqldumps all my databases, creating an individual .sql file for each database and combines the output into backup-DATE.tar.gz. I've gotten as far as being able to ...
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Linux user ssh connection disabled after execution of setfacl command

I have very little linux administration experience, after searching a lot stuff online, finally I decided that I must hope that someone helps. The problem is, I needed to share an account with a ...
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No cursor/caret in Linux VMC under Windows Hyper-V?

I have just installed CentOS-7, Minimal Installation, into a Hyper-V VM under Windows Server 2008 R2. When I Start the VM from Hyper-V Manager it opens a window it calls Virtual Machine Connection, ...
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unable establish remote imap connection, why not?

A remote CentOS 7 web server is able to successfully receive email sent from elsewhere on the internet addressed to me@mydomain.com . An app running on the same CentOS 7 server is able to use ...
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Starting Services without Systemd?

Is it possible to start services on and post startup in CentOS/Fedora distributions without using systemd (systemctl)? If yes, how? Systemd does not work in non-privileged docker containers; ...
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Where can I find the server config that I am using to send emails with sendmail in CentOS 5.6?

I have a CentOS 5.6 VM and have been able to send emails from my PHP application up until two days ago. I am trying to find the SMTP server config details in my sendmail files somewhere, but I cannot ...
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What is the proper encoding name to use in locale for UTF-8?

Just wondering here as I have on this CentOS 7 system: $ locale -a <snip> en_US.utf8 <snip> and yet: $ localectl System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 To add to that, the preferred name ...
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Which unix / linux flavor should I learn looking at job opportunities in future? [closed]

I am a Computer Engineer and I want to start exploring the Unix & Linux environment. Which flavor of Unix and also Linux should I learn looking at a job opportunity in these two fields in future? ...
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Delete files older than specific file

I need to delete from a folder all files older than a specific file. Running bash on CentOS 7. I have a solution for this, but I think there should be a more elegant way do it: ...
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unix2dos not recogonizing outfile

I typed unix2dos /path/to/filename_unix.txt /path/to/filename_dos.txt in the CentOS 7 terminal, but I got the following in response: unix2dos: converting file /path/to/filename_unix.txt to DOS format ...
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Why scripts run as user but not as a cron?

I have a script that checks to see if port 4000 is open and listening, if it is return true, else start a service that also outputs a logfile. The script runs fine if I execute it as a user, but if I ...
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Desktop gone after upgrade to Centos 6.6

I upgraded a local Centos VM from 6.5 to 6.6. After the update, no restart is needed and the desktop works. When I restart, I see the blue startup bar and CentOS 6.6 on the right side of it. When the ...
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Centos 7 boot up with custom kernel problem

I have installed centos 7 on virtualbox machine which has kernel-3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64. I am trying to build Linux kernel from kernel sources. I downloaded the kernel source files from: ...
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firewalld settings for OpenVPN with https, ssh, and smtp

I am configuring a remote CentOS 7 webapp server to wrap https and ssh inside OpenVPN, while keeping smtp running outside of OpenVPN. I notice that, when I establish an OpenVPN connection from a ...
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“No package stress available, nothing to do” and "bash: yum-config-manager:command not found

I am trying to install the stress package on CentOS 7 virtual machine running on vmware player on windows 7 laptop. I have tried many packages and have updated yum but whenever I run sudo yum install ...
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What's wrong with my NFS setup?

I had previously been able to configure an NFS server on a computer running CentOS 6.6, and to mount the file system in a Virtual Machine with the same OS and using autofs. Last week I did a fresh ...
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Question about CentOS and KVM virtualization and PCI Passthrough

I want to replace Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V on my homeserver with CentOS and KVM. My plan is to virtualize one Windows 8.1 machine and several smaller Linux machines like on Hyper-V, there is ...
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yum command not found, cannot install stress [closed]

When I try to install the stress package on SUSE11 and Centos 7, yum tells me that it isn't found or that stress as a command does not exist. Anywhere I have looked online tells me that it is as easy ...
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Delete/repair files with weird permissions/owner/group

I have the following files (output of ls -l): ?rw------- 6144 1684128777 2049835008 50331648 Jan 1 1970 image1.jpg br-xrwSrw- 25120 1987343475 1936028517 110, 110 May 30 2032 image2.jpg ...
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To be SOX compliant I need to keep years worth logs. Need help with particuliars

My company is going through an audit and I have taking over the role of Linux systems administrator unofficially. I see our current logging system has it to were we basically keep a months worth of ...
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Have CentOS push custom updates to windows 7 clients

Is there anyway do deploy updates for Windows OS desktops, from a custom source? I frequently work on computers, and installing Windows 7 with an OEM disk and waiting for my slow internet connection ...
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Temporarily mounted filesystems suddenly unmount

On a CentOS 7 machine, I've had several instances recently where filesystems mounted manually (not using an entry in fstab) suddenly get unmounted. This always occurs when I/O is occurring on the ...
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menu script over ssh

I have a script that asks for input from the user. When I run this locally it does what I want however I'd really like to run it over ssh. I've tried the regular ways I'd run a script: ssh ...
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Centos & PostgreSQL - cannot create database cluster

I have a server with CentOS 6. I installed on it postgreSQL 9.4, but didn't tell my mate and he installed 8.4 which included in CentOS by default. So we removed (service remove postgresql) both of ...