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Bot requesting odd resource in apache logs

While studying for the RHSCA exam I set up my first home server and quickly found that bots had already started requesting commonly vulnerable files. It was alarming at first, then just purely amusing ...
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How to limit the number of messages sent through a mail server?

I am running a small server on a LAN and do not expect more than a couple dozen emails an hour or so. A user on the LAN accidentally set off a few thousand emails at once. Is there a tool or setting ...
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Apache not responding on port 80 after forwarding port?

I'm trying to set up a web server for my first time. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 and i've installed LAMP. I have also set up a static IP for the server, 192.168.0.111 and reserved it in the router ...
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degraded software raid boot

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 in a new server and set up the 4 hard drives with 3 RAID 1 devices, the configuration is such that the first two drives have md0 (swap space) and md1 (/) with the third ...
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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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Regarding the server distributions

I am confused as to what defines a "server" distribution against a normal, desktop distribution. What I mean is that if you wanted a corporate server, you might be able to pick just about any linux ...
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Why isn't there a server edition for Fedora like Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was looking for a server edition of Fedora to download, and just found that they don't have one. It's very strange to me. If Ubuntu has both desktop and server editions, why doesn't Fedora follow ...
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Change server date using PHP

Is this possible to change Linux server date using php code? Is there any way to give necessary permissions to Apache to do this? What is the procedure to give root permissions to Apache?
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Automate checking user submitted files

Since last few days, I'm facing some problem. It's about response to 100 users. Situation goes like this. On one end there are 100 user, each user has unique ID. User is supposed to submit one file to ...
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Heartbeat 3 binding socket error

I've been tying to install Heartbeat3.0.5+Pacemaker1.0.12 on CentOS 6.3 64bit via yum. The installation seems to be successful, but there is a problem when starting Heartbeat. I put some info related ...
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Initiate server script from laptop

I have a server that i can ssh into from my laptop. I want to be able to run a script on my laptop that sends a signal to the server which makes the server initiate a given script there. How do I do ...
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Prevent lots of writes on Ubuntu Server running from flash drive

I would like to have a setting, where Ubuntu Server is installed and booting from a flash drive (SanDisk Cruzer Fit 8GB), with two HDDs running in RAID1 and 4 drives running with RAID0 (only 1 drive ...
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How to check the operating system of a server remotely?

Is there a tool that takes an IP address and outputs the operating system of that machine?
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complicated mpd/ssh setup howto?

I've recently acquired a raspberry pi and plan to use it as a home-computer and web/file-server. The setup I have a pretty big (3TB) HD hooked up to it that has all my music on it. I also have a ...
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Execute remote script with local parameter value

How can I automatize this task? 1) You are at A. 2) You ssh into B. 3) You run a script at B, that needs a parameter known at A. First, I thought perhaps I could send the value when I opened the ...
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Can /mnt/hgfs/'shared folder' be used as apache root?

I have an Ubuntu Server (12.04) running on my development machine. It is in a VM. I have succeeded with the task of setting up Apache2, MySQL, and PHP. I can access the server from my host browser ...
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vpn conntect over an additional server

I (A) want to connect to my virtual XEN-server (B) with Ubuntu OS via vpn. This server (B) should than connect to another server (C). The traffic should be routed from A to C. C is using CISCO VPN. ...
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vsftpd: Passwordless authentication to different directory

I am configuring a vsftpd server and the requirements are: I need a user resourcesadmin with home directory /var/www/resources with password authentication and FTP with write access (already done) I ...
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Using Creative Sound Blaster on Ubuntu Server

I just got a Creative Sound Blaster for playing audio wirelessly. I connected it to a virtual version of Ubuntu desktop and just had to go into the sound settings and switch it to the USB and the ...
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Which Linux distribution should I use for a Web server? [closed]

I'm going to set up a webserver at home, but I'm not sure what dist I should use. I have used Linux before but I'm not a proffesional. I've been reading about the differences between some of the ...
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Can't login on OpenSuse: “No logon servers”

I have installed OpenSuse at work, and my admin fixed some problems with my login. The login worked at work, I also restarted PC and tried it after restart, it was fine too. But then I came home I ...
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How to forward a window (display) to another computer on the network

I'm setting up a media server for my movies. The server is networked and so are a couple laptops/desktops. The server is running the latest Ubuntu (desktop edition, not server). This is the scenario ...
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How do I switch from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu server?

I'm currently setting up a home server using a very, very old PC. It has Ubuntu 11.10 installed on it, but it can't actually handle the GUI. I want to install the server edition of Ubuntu, which is ...
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Find out exact CPU model, Mainboard, RAM / server model? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting information on a machine's hardware in Linux I have an "older" system here, something before 2005. 1) cat /proc/cpuinfo gives Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU ...
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dhcpd: any way to check dhcp pool status?

Once dhcpd (IPv4) is started, is there any way to check its internal pool status? e.g how many addresses are available? I checked man(8) dhcpd, there's no signals/files available for that info.
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Hiding files on FTP server

I have an Ubuntu server and I run an FTP server on it. I changed its folder structure and want to restrict access of users to some of the files not all of them in a way that other files be hidden to ...
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Is there such thing as a “free” equivalent to Microsoft Virtual Server?

As the title says, is there? I'm a student, I'd love to play around with this technology without the fear of my licence disappearing the day I graduate from college (as it might with the Microsoft ...
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How do I shut down ports remotely without shutting myself out?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 server in a remote location on another continent, so I have no physical access to it. I only interact with it by ssh (and scp), and intend to only ever interact with it that ...
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Allowing an entire subnet on Ubuntu server 11.10

I am trying to allow all hosts in my subnet to connect to a server I have running in VirtualBox with ssh. I have tried several different methods so far, none of which have made any progress. What I ...
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“error: no such device” at boot in Ubuntu Server 11.10 with Raid1

I have a configuration of 4 HDD's as Raid1 2 pairs of 2 HDD's. First Raid1 pair is for system, so I just made an 40GB space for swap, and the rest of it for the root, the second pair of Raid1 is for ...
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Is it a good idea to run freenas 8 (inside virtualbox) on a lamp server?

I am redesigning my home network setup (specifically my nas and server), and recently asked a question about running a lamp server and freenas 8 on two separate machines. However, in the spirit of ...
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How to configure DNS on Fedora 16?

I use Fedora 16 and I'm trying to configure the DNS but it is not working. I followed this tutorial: http://www.server-world.info/en/note?os=Fedora_16&p=dns&f=1 My IP is 172.31.50.86, I ...
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What happened to the GLP OpenGL extension?

I need to do headless hardware accelerated server rendering using OpenGL and found out that this is possible with pbuffers and frame buffer objects (FBO). But today these approaches still need a ...
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Steps to secure your server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to use to harden Linux box? Apparmor, SELinux, grsecurity, SMACK, chroot? I'm just completed install my web server. So what should i do to secure it? I just ...
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Change default path for when I SSH in to CentOS server?

I have a CentOS 5.7 web server, and I want to change the default place I land in when connecting using SSH. Currently I land in /home/username, and I want to land in /home instead. I've gone in as ...
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Simple command line http server

I have a script which generates a daily report which I want to serve to the so called general public. The problem is I don't want to add to my headaches maintance of a http server (e.x. apache) with ...
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FTP server - directories

I have been playing around with several ftp servers and can't get the configuration I want. I want to allow both anonymous and standard user login, user logins are fine with the default pure-ftpd ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Server: create user, home directory, sudo privileges: command line only

I have a rackspace server and I'm having problems with configuration. I need to lock it down and throw away the key, because right now I can only login with root to do anything substantial. I also am ...
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Is it possible to execute scripts in BIND based on lookup

Is it possible, to set up BIND as DNS server on my local network, and make execute scripts when it gets a lookup? I would like to execute a Python or Bash script, based on the incoming DNS lookup, ...
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FreeNAS versus a regular (CentOS/Ubuntu) linux server?

I'm looking to build a medium sized (6TB, mini ITX board) server for personal use. Most importantly, it will serve as a seedbox and will store a whole lot of data. I will be accessing the data over my ...
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sshfs always asking for password in fstab?

I'm trying to enter an sshfs mount in /etc/fstab with the following line: sshfs#oli@192.168.0.2:/media/usb0 /media/ExtHD fuse defaults,nonempty,allow_other 0 0 So that this volume is mounted at ...
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SIP Server Installation in Linux

CLick Here for Kamailio Sip proxy server installation page I am not able to get Prerequisites , where to download these files ? even if i get how to install the kamailio server where i getting some ...
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Servers running from chrooted Ubuntu on HP TouchPad? [closed]

The problem: servers appear to be broken inside my Ubuntu chroot. No matter what kind of server I try to run, they all seem unresponsive (VLC server won't respond to client, mkRemote doesn't move the ...
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What's the closest thing to a server version of Fedora?

Fedora seems to bill itself as a client-only OS, in contrast to Ubuntu or SuSE which have both client and servers versions. What is the closest Linux distribution to Fedora that's usable as a server ...
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DLNA server on Linux

I just bought a TV with DLNA support. I already have a machine dedicated to file server (with 8 disks) and I would love to use this machine as DLNA server if possible. Are there any usable Linux ...
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What commands should be run when retiring a remotely hosted server?

I have a dedicated server from a friendly host located a substantial distance away from me, so the only access to the machine is SSH. It's a month to month deal, so I don't own the hardware. I'm ...
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How to grant a “no-root-user” rights to start/stop/restart mysql server on suse machine?

Is it possible to grant priviliges to a "no-root-user" to start and/stop/restart the mysql server on a suse machine? The goal is to make it for a developer possible to tune a mysql server/database ...
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GUI for mount_afp?

I have installed mount_afp, so I can access my iMac via AFP on my PowerBook G4 running Debian XFCE. It works in Terminal (screenshot), but is there a GUI for it - like File Manager?
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How should I set up additional EBS storage on an Amazon EC2 instance?

One of my clients has three EC2 servers on the Amazon cloud, with several attached EBS devices: server 1 and server 2 are ubuntu micro instances, and server 3, the main production box, is a ubuntu ...
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Suggestions for IRC Server

I am planning to setup an IRC server for our internal communication needs. Which of the IRC servers do you guys suggest? Things I am looking for: Should not be very complex to setup Should allow ...