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How to permamently disable SELinux?

We run a site with big traffic surges and, because of that, SELinux usually thinks that the traffic is a SYN flood attack. We have this same problem on many different CentOS servers. Despite ...
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portsentry and IPTables on constant reboot, but not sure why

I have been doing some hardening on a new server [ centos 5.7 final ] i also have logwatch and seem to be getting these strange logs Commands Run: User root: /sbin/service portsentry restart ...
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Trouble booting CentOS

I switched from an Ubuntu to the CentOS yesterday. But it seems I have messed my installation somehow, since OS will only start correctly if the USB with the installation is plugged in. Long story: ...
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pdksh missing from RHEL 6 and CentOS 6?

The package pdksh does not exist on RHEL 6 or CentOS 6 when I try to install it through yum. So my questions: Why is it no longer available in the default repositories? It is available in version ...
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How to configure mounted FTP connection

I'm using latest CentOS with Gnome, and using bookmarked FTP connection, that connects to my server, and mounts remote directory. The thing is, I see no way to configure that FTP client, whatever that ...
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How to install CentOS 6 via USB mass storage device?

I want to install CentOS 6.2 on a laptop (Thinkpad R40) which comes without CD/DVD-drive but with USB 2.0 ports. It seems that CentOS does not provide ready-to-use dd-able USB images for ...
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iSCSI and runaway log file

I have a OpenVZ VPS running CentOS 5.7 that I've been using to get some sysadmin experience. I found a log file called brcm-iscsi.log in /var/log and it's getting big (140 MB). INFO [Sun Dec 18 ...
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DRBD8 and GFS on CentOS5

I am trying to combine DRBD8 and GFS2 on CentOS5. Is there any possibility to do this without using a mulicast-cluster underneath? (CentOS seems to use AIS) This is a two-node-cluster, so a simple ...
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How to backup and restore Oracle 10G Express in Linux VPS?

I have installed Oracle 10g Express in two Centos VPS server. How can I generate an Oracle backup from server one, so that I can restore the database on server two? Can anyone help on this?
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Altering the default boot option on CentOS

I recently installed a copy of CentOS onto my main hard drive (I now have Windows 7 and CentOS). Whilst installing CentOS, I accidentally set it to be the main boot option, so when I start my PC I ...
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Redmine install on CentOS

I'm trying to install Redmine on CentOS 5 following the instructions on the Redmine wiki. I've gotten to the "Configure Apache to host the documents" step without errors. That links to another ...
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lsof - age of file

The *nix command lsof gives you a list of open files. Is anyone aware of a way that would also list how long a particular file has been open? Either by using lsof or any other command. I'm using ...
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Is there a way to completely disable outbound opportunistic TLS support in SendMail?

CentOS 5.x SendMail 8.14.4 An overzealous network security feature is causing TLS negotiations to fail when my Sendmail server tries to talk to external hosts. This is causing sendmail to constantly ...
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Using real time kernel headers to compile userspace code vs default headers

Per customer requirements, I installed CentOS 5.6 with the default kernel. With this kernel installed, the time.h file includes the #define CLOCK_MONOTONIC. Now, a real-time kernel was installed ...
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What's the default boot parameter for CentOS 6.2?

I forgot to install a boot loader during LiveCD installation , since i've got other distribution resides in my system , i could add another entry into grub2 , but what's the default parameter for ...
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Blocking outgoing connects with iptables

I have a (non production) machine where external supporters have shell-access (non-root). I want to prevent them from going further on into our network from that machine using iptables. The "normal" ...
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How to install Empathy on CentOS 6.0?

I'm a very new CentOS user. I came from Ubuntu. I need to install Empathy on my CentOS PC. Can anybody explain how to do that?
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Winscp giving error for delete, move etc

I can login via winscp to my server I can move around the folder but when I try to delete or even download or upload files it keep showing me this error. General failure (server should provide error ...
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Enabling system management privileges for non-local users - How the heck does `polkit` work, anyways?

I am managing a CentOS 6.2 server remotely using X over SSH (actually NX, but that's just a proxy). The Everything is working correctly, except when I try to do tasks that would normally require ...
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How to change or create Lvm partition in Centos after install OS in shell

How to change or create Lvm partition in Centos dedicate server after install OS in shell?
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How to send the email which is sleeping in my queue list?

When i send email it sleep in my queue list. How can i send them out? (Fedora 15 distro). # mailq /var/spool/mqueue (2 requests) -----Q-ID----- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ...
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ldconfig issue with non-standard lib directory in CentOS

I am working with a virtual machine (CentOS 5.3) that has very little storage space on the main drive (which includes /usr, /usr/local, etc). Most of the storage space is available on a separate drive ...
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Is CentOS exactly the same as RHEL?

I'm sure this question has been asked again and again elsewhere (I did not find anything specific to CentOS vs RHEL in SE), but I would still like to ask and confirm a few specific points. I am well ...
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Giving some users only SSH and shell access with limited resource usage

I'm trying to make a user that can access my server through SSH and allow it to have a shell, limited to using only, say screen and irssi. And it shouldn't it be able to see other directories except ...
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CentOS yum repository bad Header V4 RSA/SHA1 signature

I was coping with many problems to get stuck with this one. I have installed yum repository on server (CentOS 5.6) with: createrepo -v -s sha yumrepo/ sha is used due to solution to my earlier ...
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How do I install the nagios NRPE plugin on CentOS 5 using yum?

How do I install the nagios NRPE plugin on CentOS 5 using yum? I've tried yum install nagios-plugins but it's only downloading a fraction of a megabyte. Then if I do a search for one of the commands ...
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Limit process resource consumption in CentOS 5 (2.6.18 kernel)

I would like to limit the resource (CPU, Memory, and network bandwidth) consumption of processes on the same server. And it will be good if I can migrate processes from one server to another. I ...
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file missing from Desktop screen but can be seen using “ls” under the Desktop directory

I downloaded some files onto desktop. After typing ls under the Desktop directory, I can see these files. However, I cannot see the icons on my desktop corresponding to the files I see with ls. I use ...
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Allowing access to single folder in centos

I have a java application in /usr/local that keeps writing to a text file on a daily basis. I need a particular user to be able to read this file. What is the best way to do that? I have recently read ...
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How to run a C program as a daemon?

I have a C program which I want to run as a daemon. How do I install it so it will run as a daemon on CentOS? Someone said to use @reboot, and some said to put it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local. Which is the ...
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How to auto type password for SCP or SFTP to automate it?

I have script where I put scp command to backup file to other server. But when it runs it asking to type password. Is there way to automate this? I am using CentOS 5.6. I have seen few guides they use ...
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Setting up X server on Centos6 minimal

I'm trying to install Centos6, but as it turned out, DVD I downloaded was just couple Mb too large (CentOS-6.0-i386-bin-DVD.iso) for DVD to carry. So, to save time and don't download DVD again, I ...
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Broken PATH in CentOS 5.x

I am having troubles with typing commands within the terminal on some of our CentOS servers. For example, I have to include the complete and full path to the command (i.e. /sbin/chkconfig vs. ...
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How do you add a package (or a mirror?) if the .rpm you're looking for isn't available in your VM build of CentOS?

I have yum and rpm, and I really only know how to install packages using these commands. When I tried to yum install figlet on a new CentOS6 virtual machine it couldn't find it in the mirrors list. I ...
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Lock file from being edited or deleted

I have CentOS and cPanel installed. I want to lock certain files (e.g. .ftpquota) from being deleted through FTP. I tried to change the ownership to root:root or root:lock but it didn't work; neither ...
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Can't Install/Update packages on newly installed CentOS

I installed CentOS6 and it is the first time. I tried to install/update packages. But I coudn't. Here is the output and it doesn't stop. How can I solve this? [root@localhost suranga]# yum update ...
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Retrieve URL content and follow redirects

I want to visit an URL in CentOS and then automatically follow the redirects. So, for example: Visit http://domain.com This will redirect my by a `header()` to another webpage, so automatically ...
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CentOS doesn't know what the internet is

So I've done my share of investigating this problem... I just recently created a CentOS 6 VM on my LinuxMint box using VirtualBox. I left all the recommended values the same upon creation (8GB HDD, ...
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Install FFMPEG on RHEL/CentOS

I've been searching for hours now and trying various methods of installing FFMPEG on my CentOS server. This is what I have currently installed on my Ubuntu desktop: FFmpeg version ...
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I wiped my /etc/yum.repos.d

I think I seriously messed things up on my EC2 instance which I'm currently hacking on. I tried to install some rpmfusion repository from which to install FFMPEG, but it broke things and I wasn't able ...
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Increasing Screen Size/Resolution on a VirtualBox Instance of Centos

I have VirtualBox instance of Centos 5. The screen size is quite small (800*600) and I'd like to increase it to 1280*1080. Under the Gnome preferences for "Screen Resolution" I only get the option for ...
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centos locale utf-8

This is my linux box: CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final) x86_64 Using a text editor (vi, or pico...) I see strange characters for accented letters (è, ì, à, ù) This is my locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 ...
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Avoid pause during dm-raid initialization

On my CentOS 5 workstation I get a few seconds wait after dm-raid45 has been loaded ("Initializing Driver" or something like that). This seems to be part of the initrd. After that the system boots ...
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change sftp to ftp

I recently installed a CentOS machine for a couple of game servers. I followed some tutorials on the web for that, because I'm a linux noob. But. I want to sftp to store data on the server but it is ...
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How can I know which IRQ is responsible of high CPU usage

I've moved a server from one mainboard to another due a disk controller failure. Since then I've noticed that constantly a 25% of one of the cores goes always to IRQ however I haven't managed myself ...
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CentOS 6 installs libmysqlclient.so.16 and friends without me asking

Whilst trying to resolve a dependency issue with MySQL's libmysqlclient libraries on one of my CentOS 6 MySQL servers I was surprised to discover the following libraries installed in /usr/lib/mysql: ...
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Rename All Files with a Certain Name

I'm trying to find certain files with the name "stringx" and replace the name (but not the extension) with "stringy". So basically for stringx.txt and stingx.cs, I'd want stringy.txt and stringy.cs. ...
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How to remove Apache from CentOS while keeping php 5.3

I have a problem with removing Apache from my CentOS install. First of all I installed lighty (lighttpd) and then I tried to install php53 which httpd was included with it. I've configured lighty ...
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Centos directory server / 389 directory server - any differences?

I have very broad view that Redhat Directory Server, 389 Directory Server and Centos Directory Server are all the same. It's just the support you pay for on the RedHat version. Is this true? Are ...
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Installing centos and freebsd with serial console

I am trying to install Centos 5.7 and FreeBSD 8.2 on KVM with serial console access. This is what I used: sudo virt-install -n freebsd -r 1024 --vcpus=2 --os-type unix --accelerate -v --disk ...