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/etc/passwd sql with bash access

I just got a CentOS VPS and was reviewing the passwd file and saw this: mysql:x:498:499:MySQL server:/var/lib/mysql:/bin/bash Is bash necessary for mysql?
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Can't launch Snort on CentOS 6.3

I have a problem installing Snort on CentOS 6.3 in a virtual environment. When I run snort - ./snort status: Running in packet dump mode --== Initializing Snort ==-- Initializing Output ...
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How to make IPv6 static routes persistent on CentOS?

Static routes are forgotten once the network service is restarted. However, IPv4 static routes can be made persistent by adding them to /etc/sysconfig/static_routes. This file is read by the network ...
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Centos 6.3 force password prompt on clicking nm-applet tray icon?

I'm using Network Manager to connect to a secure wireless network on a publicly accessible kiosk machine. The problem is, if the user manages to get to the desktop, the nm-applet is accessible by a ...
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Auto Start MySQL and Apache

How does one get certain daemons to automatically startup on a restart of the server? I found this post on Server Fault but I am looking of a more in depth explanation of how getting a daemon to auto ...
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How to create an unprivileged user in CentOS?

I want to create an unprivileged user to run my RhodeCode server and Celery daemon on a CentOS instance. I think the accepted definition of this is no home directory, login disabled, and no shell ...
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Owner & Group setting for OpenCart install on CentOS 6.3

I'm setting up a development server on a HP microserver with CentOS 6.3. I'm relatively new to Linux and have ran into some issues/confusion. I have the server fully setup/updated with yum. It's a ...
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Multiple Sessions and 1 is slow

Setup is a Centos 6 x64 server and a Windows 7 client running putty. Multiple sessions are opened to this same server from the same client. Periodically, one of these sessions slows to a crawl and ...
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Root permission - username ALL=(ALL) ALL does not work

I'm a beginner. I'm trying to give my user root permissions, so I edited the sudoers file like this: black ALL=(ALL) ALL "black" is my username. But I still don't have root permissions, and ...
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IPMI does not start up during kickstart-installation

I am in the process of further automating our system-installation on new servers. Main problem here is that the network-devices do not appear in the order we expect them (i.e. first onboard network ...
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CentOS 4.8 and glibc 2.5

How would I go about installing glibc 2.5 on CentOS 4.8? I know CentOS 4.8 has been EOL'd, which is all good and well. However, the environment that I am working in is using this version, and will ...
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Unable to run yum update on virtualized centOS 6.3

I am running a virtualized CentOS 6.3 on a Windows 7 computer. The computer (4 GB RAM) is connected to a corporate network. When I run yum update, it shows some progress, then eventually the VM (2 ...
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Unable to install Mono 2.6 on CentOS

I have an application that breaks on mono 2.10, so I'm trying to install an older mono instead. I found an RPM and tried to install it, but it won't install (I believe) because the glibc and gcc ...
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Install CentOS in a VirtualBox to a Compact Flash and use it on a mini PC

I got into a very specific situation and want to get to know your opinions. I have got a mini PC with Intel Atom processor which should run CentOS with an upgraded kernel to 3.x and some ...
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How do I download and launch a JNLP file in CentOS?

I'm using Amazon's GPU cluster to experiment with some HPC java code on CentOS. The Java application is in JNLP format and has a GUI. I've followed Amazon's getting started video, but I'm not ...
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Getting config error for yum in CentOS

I'm very new to linux, and I am using CentOS in a VM for program testing. Everything seems to be fine, except for every few minutes I get this error: Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.ConfigError'> ...
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CentOS: Install packages listed in a text file?

I have an existing CentOS installation which I'd like to install extra packages to. The packages to be installed were supplied to me in a list, one package per line, which looks like: .... ...
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In my secure log there is a new group added that Im unsure about after adding semanage

I installed semanage onto my CentOS 6.2 box and I was going through my secure log after the install and noticed this entry: Aug 31 22:12:17 xxxx groupadd[12929]: group added to /etc/group: ...
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Linux CentOS 5 SSH User Permission Denied

Today when I try to SSH into my server, I get a permission denied message (same for sftp). It used to work well before, I didn't change any server settings, except I was trying to modify a few folders ...
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Changing firewall settings after installation of CentOS via kickstart

I was trying to install CentOS 6.3 via Windows Deployment Server. And to automate the installation process I used kickstart file in which i provided various details required during installation.Then i ...
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File extension case sensitivity on CentOS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clean up file extensions? I'm using CentOS. There are >10M images in one of my folders, which are furthur grouped into subdirectories. The issue is that some of ...
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High-level command to request several branches of snmp in one tcp-session?

We are trying to monitor our servers mainly with SNMP. Due to performance reasons we are changing this from single requests to snmp-bulk-requests (as allowed in SNMP v2c). In theory (at least to my ...
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/proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs error

I am building a CentOS 6.2 webserver on a Hyper-V Cluster and have hit a major issue. The current setup is this: Operating System: CentOS 6.2. Minimal Server Install Installed software includes: ...
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Is it possible to add CP-1252 support to CentOS?

We have a CentOS backend running server software that is processing files generated by our clients. Many of our clients are Windows users, and generate these files on their Windows machines in the ...
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reformat a text file to have all text on one line using CentOS 5.6

I have a 210-line block of HTML that I have stored in a HTML for debugging purposes. The HTML, as you would expect, is formatted accordingly so is stored in the file with spaces and tabs. Is it ...
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Nagios not running notify command

I am in the process of creating a notify command for our Nagios server to notify us via our Kannel SMS sender. This is what I got so far: /usr/local/bin/curl -v -G -d 'username=user' -d ...
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Can servers be synchronised to share the same configurations? [duplicate]

I have three VPS' running on separate hosts. They've had CentOS 5 installed on them at various points and I assume all run with slight variations of Webmin, PHP, MySQL etc. I've started to notice ...
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How can I setup a SOCKS4 or 5 proxy on CentOS 5.8?

I live in Iran and due to its restrict censorship, We all have extreme difficulties accessing normal sites and services. So I thought this would be a great idea to setup a proxy server on my VPS, so ...
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How to install freetds on centos 6

This error occurs to me when i install freetds on centos Machine. What is the problem?? This is Error appears when i installed freetds i installed unixODBC but with version 64 bit How can i Solve ...
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How to change SMTP outgoing port on Centos 6.3

I have a dedicated server running Centos 6.3. My customer wants to use Microsoft Outlook to send and receive e-mails. He can connect and receive his mails but when he tries to send e-mail he can't ...
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Traffic getting routed through Apache

for some reason, certain outgoing traffic on my server gets routed to the apache webserver i am running. this problem just started happening. i have the webserver set up to use vhosts, the webserver ...
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yum - list configure flags/options used to compile package

How can I see a list of flags/options used to configure and compile a certain package in yum, without having to install it first? Say apache, for example. $ yum list available httpd Available ...
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Is it possible for a CentOS system on EC2 to not have a bootloader?

I'm attempting to look for grub: [root /]# find / -iname "*grub*" /sbin/grubby /usr/share/man/man8/grubby.8.gz /usr/share/vim/vim70/syntax/grub.vim /usr/share/vim/vim70/ftplugin/grub.vim ...
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Start network service at boot time on CentOS

I've recently reinstalled CentOS onto a computer of mine. I have OpenSSH Server on it now, as did I before I reinstalled the operating system. Here's the difference: Before, SSH started without even ...
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CentOS 6.3 (kernel 2.6.32-279) & wl-kmod won't compile

I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to compile a Broadcom driver for use on my CentOS laptop. Previously, I had used the instructions located here to compile and it worked flawlessly. Now, I cannot ...
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Is rpm the only file extension for repositories

I've noticed that repositories in CentOS have the .rpm extension. Are there other extensions? Is .rpm specific to the operating system? i.e. do other linux operating systems have other extensions? ...
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Installing Audacity - Package Problems

Have CentOS 6.2. I'm trying to install Audacity, and I'm getting package problems. The Audacity webpage says I need the wxWidgets library, which I think I've installed correctly (./configure, make, ...
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What does it mean to be in group 0?

Several users in a system I inherited have their group set to 0 in /etc/passwd. What does that mean? Do they essentially get full root privileges? The system is running CentOS 5, and the users ...
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Which wiki software does CentOS.org use? [closed]

Like the title says, if you goto CentOS.org and hit up the wiki, I am trying to figure out which wiki software it is. Usually I can scroll to the bottom and get the wiki software name and version from ...
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How to maintain file ownership when running 'yum update'

I'm running CentOS 6.2 and installed nginx as root. After the install I changed the owner and group of the install to it's own user and group to keep thing a bit more secure. I logged in as root and ...
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Postfix Configuration - different servers for subdomains and domain

I have a following setup: 1 postfix server: a.example.com that needs to accept all emails for any subdomain on example.com (*@*.example.com) and delivers to mailman account and also send emails to any ...
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Path issues with a source install

I hope my title isn't confusing. I've got a CentOS 5 machine and I had Ruby 1.8.7 installed on here. So in order to upgrade my Ruby installation and gems/rails I Uninstalled Ruby: sudo yum remove ...
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How to block ip adresses which access more than n-pages in m-prediod of time?

How to block ip adresses which access more than n-pages in m-prediod of time? I want to blovk all auto-traffic and I am not sure how to approach this issue.
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CentOs Unable to load pages that are on server

I am having a little difficulty accessing pages that are on my server. Under /var/www/html/ I have an index.html page, and when I try to access it from chrome, it times out. The permissions on html/ ...
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Error establishing a database connection; how can I determine whether or not these connections are real?

I've just run into a problem today with MySQL reaching its database connection capacity. The error I'm receiving is, Error establishing a database connection. When I try to access /phpma, I get this ...
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How do I configure which ethernet connections are active on boot?

I have an unmanaged dedicated server that I administer, running CentOS. Recently when I reboot the server, I am unable to use SSH. Both times this has happened the server host has determined the issue ...
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I can't find my tape library changer under centos 5 with a quantum scalar i40

i have a quantum scalar i40 connect on a centos 5 machine trough SAS interface. I fight with it since a while because the media changer does not work. I finally understood yesterday that the system ...
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Can Yum express a preference for x86_64 over i386 packages? [duplicate]

I run a 64-bit version of CentOS5. At the moment, when I run Yum updates or installs, unless Yum is purged of i386 packages prior, it will install i386 packages when x86_64 are available. Is it ...
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How can I tell if a package is safe to update on CentOS?

I have a simple two-node CentOS cluster based on DRBD, Corosync and KVM. When I try to update its packages via yum it lists something like Updating: clusterlib x86_64 ...
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Mail Server Spoofing Prevention

I was in the mail logs yesterday when i noticed the following messages.. only there were more like 10,000 odd hits... Jun 21 10:47:10 exi-svr-2 dovecot: pop3-login: Disconnected: user=, method=PLAIN, ...