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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Unable to access website hosted on virtual machine

I'm on a mac (osx 10.9.3) running CentOS7 in virtualbox. I would like to access the website hosted on the virtual machine. Browsing to the Guest IP returns webpage not available. I'm able to ping and ...
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ifconfig command not found

I've just installed CentOS7 as a virtual machine on my mac (osx10.9.3 + virtualbox) .Running ifconfig returns command not found. Also running sudo /sbin/ifconfig returns commmand not found. I am root. ...
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iptables hangs at applying rules

I have a set of rules that are supposed to give me the most protection before things like fail2ban and other things are added to the mix. The issue is that although everything checks out in the test, ...
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Cobbler+Kickstart $basearch problems

I'm using CentOS 6.5 with Cobbler 2.4 (from EPEL). I'm trying to use a heredoc comment to create a repo file (which works) without the $basearch being interpreted. What happens is the file is created ...
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'altinstall' python-devel; can't install psycopg2 on centos

I installed python2.7 on my centos 2.6.32-431.17.1.el6.x86_64 following these directions: http://toomuchdata.com/2014/02/16/how-to-install-python-on-centos/ #after the yum stuff... # Python ...
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Piping tcpdump traffic via SSH - but no root ssh access

The situation I would like to use Wireshark to analyze traffic on one of our servers, but I don't want to install Wireshark on the server itself. I understand that I can pipe tcpdump traffic via SSH ...
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Centos 6.5 from Desktop to basic server

I have already installed centos6.5 on a virtualbox, and I realized that I missed choosing the the basic server mode,can I change it now that the installation is over ?
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Lots of traffic between servers - where does it come from?

We have ten servers in two groups servers, and there is a lot of traffic between those groups - too much we think. We know this because of stats of our provider, but don't know how this traffic is ...
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How to change hostname on CentOS 6.5?

I can't seem to change the hostname on my CentOS 6.5 host. I am following the instructions I found here: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/centos-hostname-change I set my /etc/hosts ...
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Yum on CentOS 7 repositories may be broken

Just got CentOS 7 on a new server and I went yum install httpd and it went fine. Afterwards I went yum install mysql-server and I got No package mysql-server available. I haven't messed up with the ...
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Poorly performing java application vs poorly performing server

This is a very generic question, but it has been coming up more and more often for me. I would like to try and determine an appropriate course of action for this generic case, as I think it could ...
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sssd: login problems with AD user

I've setup my samba4 DC to get account information from a central AD provider via sssd. What I'd like to do now is permit some subset of these users to login via ssh (to linux machines) or via RDP (to ...
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How to make Cron run

I am trying to set up cron to run the mysqlauditgrep command (its the MySQL 5.6 Utilities package). The mysqlauditgrep command is in bash. The command I am looking to run is: mysqlauditgrep ...
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How to Resolve a .so Dependency

I have a package (.rpm) on CentOS 6.5 that requires a .so file, which I also have on my machine. When I attempt to install the package I get an error stating unresolved dependencies regarding the .so ...
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VIA “Chrome 9 HC” graphics card causes blackscreen on CentOS 6.5

I'm using Centos 6.5 (i386, fully updated) and get a black screen, when trying to startx. Debian was able to run a Desktop-Environment on the same machine. My graphics card is: CN896/VN896/P4M900 ...
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Samba 4.1.9 returning “access denied” trying to change share perms from Win client

UPDATE: version mismatch seemed to stop happening for some reason, although not sure why/at what point. Have a "public" (within LAN...like this) read-write share on a CentOS 6.4 box running, ...
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( /etc/sysconfig/iptables ) “Manual customization of this file is not recommended.” Why?

Editing this file directly /etc/sysconfig/iptables can save me so much headaches so much time and so on... and yet on the very top of the file it says.. Manual customization of this file is not ...
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How to modify iptables rules via editing a file rather than interacting via command line?

In the history, i would simply edit a file and then reboot the whole server. i would clone the line that had port 22 open change it to 80 and then save the file.. and reboot the whole system so ...
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Logrotate does not work for httpd service [closed]

We have logrotate working for several Centos servers. One new server has a slightly different setup, and for some reason logrotate does not work for the httpd service. When I start it manually, it ...
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Extending swap on Centos

I recently created a swap file on my centos 6 based VPS using this guide. Now I wanted to extend this swap and I was reading through this guide. However, I think I've created a swap file than a ...
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Is there a quick way to download a directory in a repo?

I'm actually working from a windows machine, attempting to retrieve centOS 5.4 from their vault. I don't have unpacking software, so I don't want to use the iso's. I was wondering if there's an easy ...
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How to give Root privileges for User in Centos 6.2 minimal

I installed Centos 6.2 minimal x86_64 server in Virtual Machine Manager. After installed I created Username in the server. And I added the User into a wheel group. # useradd testuser # ...
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centOS on a flashdrive

I am considering installing centOS to a flash drive, using command line only. I plan on using centOS to become familiar with Redhat and get better at utilizing it as a system admin. What is a ...
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I cant save files in /var/www/html

I'm running Centos 6.5 and I'm having problems saving my files to /var/www/html. The folder currently belongs to root and I have gone through everything from SELinux to configuration procedures, but ...
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Ping command results in packet loss

Whenever I ping on my personal computer, nothing gets displayed other than a single statement. Upon stopping execution, I see that several packets were transmitted in the statistics. On top of all ...
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How to run java service as a non-root user on CentOs 6

I have a script that starts a Java application as a service on CentOS 6: #!/bin/sh # chkconfig: - 80 20 SERVICE_NAME=cn4server PATH_TO_JAR=/usr/local/share/myserver/cn4server.jar ...
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What iptables command do I need to allow web server traffic?

I have a hard time understanding iptables rules. I am running a centos 6.5 VM on my laptop (vmware hypervisor) and it looks like it comes with this setup for iptables: # iptables -L Chain INPUT ...
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CentOS 7 Installation Failed

After hearing the news that CentOS 7 had been published, I decided to install it on my computer. I downloaded the ISO image from the CentOS official website (the one named ...
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centos5 maximum memory setting for all users

I'm using Centos5 for operating server and the machine has limited memory. There are many users using the server and some of them are running programs which use a lot of RAM. When I check the used ...
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Transparent Proxy

I am setting up attempting to set up a transparent proxy on CentOS using Squid. So far I have managed to filter the content and get it working perfectly. The only issue I am having is getting a form ...
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varnish start failed + nginx

I did install varnish with this guide. Then I want to start it, but FAILD and I cannot start varnish. I ran it in debug mode and I got this error: No VCL Available ! What is the problem here? Also ...
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SSHD Password Feedback (Show Asterisks for Characters)

Is it possible to have SSHD show asterisks for the password characters much like pwfeedback does for sudo? I am using CentOS 6.5. For example:
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How to activate t1lib?

Using CentOS el6.x86_64. I installed t1lib this way: Installing RPMForge Repository wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm rpm -Uvh ...
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how to find where buffers/cache are and how to clean them up? [duplicate]

I want to create 20gb ram disk for ANSYS to work in yet on free -g I see: And personally I have not created any ram drives yet. So I wonder how to maximize avaliable ram: how to locate what is using ...
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forward outgoing traffic port using iptables

I am trying to forward all outgoing traffic from port 80 to port 8080 using iptables and I tried the following rule, though it did not work: iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT ...
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Device URI for Printer

I have the system printer GUI installed on Centos 6.6. I added the printer (HP LaserJet Pro P1102). The model exists. The problem is that the GUI is asking for the Device URI which I'm not sure where ...
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Help with lost software RAID5 on CentOS 6.5

I've been searching for hours and giving up / too scared to delete all my data. I have a file server running CentOS 6.5 which has 4 WD RED 2TB drives (all > 1 year old) in software raid 5 with mdadm, ...
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Linuxwacom xsetwacom/xorg.conf

I have a CentOS 6.2 workstation with linuxwacom 0.21.0 installed. I am trying to map a button on a cintiq tablet to a keyboard key. I can do it successfully using: xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 24HD ...
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Check multiple files with string

i.e. for each .csv file, do the following: Check if the file contains the string “HEADER” in the first line. If its missing, do the following: Display, “ERROR: Missing HEADER record for ” Rename ...
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Unable to set partition type correctly using parted

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick with FreeDos for BIOS updates in Centos 6.5, following instructions from: chtaube.de I created the empty 30MB img file using dd: [root@dumbledore ...
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I try to setup zabbix server on CentOS 6 (close system) but can find zabbix-server binary file after run rpm install rpm package

I try to setup zabbix on CentOS 6 in closed system ( no internet connection ). So I can only put rpm to that machine, and run command rpm -ivh zabbix-2.2.3-1.el6.x86_64.rpm ...
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How not to write kernel warnings into /var/log/messages?

I keep getting these log warnings due to a bug in kvm. Jun 30 19:12:31 server kernel: kvm: 28882: cpu0 ignored rdmsr: 0x345 Jun 30 21:12:31 server kernel: kvm: 31191: cpu0 ignored rdmsr: 0x345 Jun ...
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Sqlite Browser NOT opening on Centos 6.5

When I try to open an .exe file in centOS (Release 6.5) by double clicking, it is not opening. I am creating an app which requires databases. I cannot check whether the data has gone in database or ...
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My Centos Server cannot resolve the DNS host name [closed]

My Server OS: Centos 6.3 x64. The server iptables is: *filter :INPUT DROP [0:0] :FORWARD ACCEPT [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0] -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport ...
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locale-gen command in centos6

In my bare centos6.5 system, which is a docker container, en_US.utf-8 locale is missing: bash-4.1# locale -a C POSIX Normally in Ubuntu there is command locale-gen to do this: # locale-gen ...
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No 32 development library error after install glibc-devel.i686

I am trying to install gcc 4.9.0 on centOS 6. During ./configure there is an error coming up: /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.4.7/libgcc_s.so when searching for ...
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777'd some files. How do I repair SSH?

So I'm messing around on a test server and accidentally ran the following (which resulting in SSH breaking): # chmod -R 777 /var Because it's a test server, I'd rather not re-install right now, I ...
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set ip default outgoing in centos

I have server which has Centos and I want to change the outgoing IP address. This is the output of my route and route list commands. [root@marketport tmp]# route -n Kernel IP routing table ...
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How to activate reverse tethering on CentOS 5

Most examples for reverse tethering are for Ubuntu. They go something along these lines: Attach smartphone Configure usb0 Start reverse tethering on the smartphone Use the PC network via USB from ...
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Trying to get firefox running on CentOS 6 minimal iso - can't open display

I've got minimal CentOS 6 running on an Oracle VirtualBox on a Mac. I'm trying to get Firefox up and running so I can download some web files into the VM. I installed Firefox (yum --enablerepo=remi ...