Most newer distros inexplicably cause your NIC to have what Icall "random" non-standard name conventions because of systemd.
This is a big problem for many people and especially those running servers. Imagine that you have a static IPconfigured for ens33 but then the hard disk is moved to a newer system, the NIC could be anything from ens33 to enp0s1, meaning that manual intervention is required to go and update the NIC config file (eg. /etc/network/interfa........
When authentication times out that is one thing, but when it just fails like below Asterisk by default will not re-register until you the admin reload the sip or asterisk server:
voipserver*CLI> sip show registry
Host dnsmgr Username Refresh State&........
The reason for doing this is that the installer doesn't seem to work properly for LUKS and the server installer doesn't even support LUKS anymore. When you use the GUI install on Desktop for LUKS it won't boot and will just hang after you enter your password. So the only reliable way is to do it ourselves.
1.) Make a default minimal install of Ubuntu
2.) Have a secondary disk on the server or VM.
The cool thing here is that we only need 1 drive to make a RAID 10 or RAID 1 array, we just tell the Linux mdadm utility that the other drive is "missing" and we can then add our original drive to the array after booting into our new RAID array.
Step#1 Install tools we need
yum -y install mdadm rsync
Step #2 Create your partitions on the drive that will be our RAID array
Here I assume it is /dev........
Downloading and compiling from source to get the latest version of Asterisk is really simple with this guide.
apt install gcc make g++ libedit-dev uuid-dev libjansson-dev apt install libxml2-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev
tar -zxvf asterisk-16-current.tar.gz
If you get this error change y........
A lot of times busy servers will have this issue and you cannot even force kill -9 the apachectl or httpd process:
[root@apachebox stats]# ps aux|grep httpd
root 1547 0.0 0.2 495452 32396 ? Ds Sep08 3:23 /usr/sbin/httpd
root 3543 0.0 0.0 6448 724 pts/1 S+ 13:11&nbs........
Install Errors on Version 12:
This error happened on QEMU emulator version 2.11.1 pve-qemu-kvm_2.11.1-5
on Proxmox/Debian but installing on QEMU.12 on Centos 6 did not produce the error.
*Update it is not related to the OS or QEMU version. This happened in Centos 6 too after a second install.
What really causes this even though you successfully install........
The strange thing is that usually the first install or two will work on any new machine but then it suddenly won't. I had this experience on QEMU 2.13 on a different machine. There is something finicky or buggy about the CUCM installer even when choosing the same virtual hardware specs.
QEMU PC emulator version 0.12.1 (qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.506.el6_10.1), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard
This is usually because of STP causing a delay in the negotiation.
Edit your ifcfg script eg:
Add a LINKDELAY of 30 seconds or whatever works for you:
After that you should have an IP during bootup.........
The key thing is that you must use a "machine"id of "pc-1.3" or it will say your hardware is not supported.
Additionally you MUST use a virtio disk or you will get a ks_pre.sh error as soon as the install starts (a look at logs will show it can't find a disk). This is funny because even though the OS finds the disk and an fdisk -l shows it, it looks like the script looks for a /dev/vda device (virtio) and nothing else, so if you didn't use Virtio as you........
The key thing here is to know the actual partition that is encrypted.
Often in Linux Mint's installer that ends up being partition 5 or /dev/sda5
sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda5 anynamehere
You will then be prompted for your irrecoverable passphrase:
Enter passphrase for /dev/sda5:
If all goes well it won't say anything further. If it says ""No key available with this passphr........
initiator = client
target = server
These are the first concepts you should understand which is that in iscsi essentially the "initiator" is the client and the "target" is the server.
iSCSI is derived from the old fashioned SCSI that us oldtimers grew to love. The "i" stands for Internet and the SCSI stands for "Small Computers Systems Interface" (SCSI).
iSCSI Target (Server)Setup
targetcli is the pac........
systemd is like the service manager for your Centos and other modern Linux distributions (including Debian/Mint/Ubuntu) allows you to enable services, stop them, restart them, check their status and even reboot your system.
The key commands or arguments you will use with systemctl are the following:
list-units [PATTERN...] List loaded units
A quick check in /dev/pts shows a lot of entries but what are they for?:
0 10 12 14 16 18 2 21 23 25 27 29 30 32 4 6 8 ptmx
1 11 13 15 17 19 20 22 24 26 28 3 31 33 5 7 9
Basically they are pseudo-termi........
umask are the default permissions that are applied when a file or directory are created. To see this in action simply just "touch filename" or "mkdir somedir" and you'll see what default permissions are applied.
The first thing Ialways tell people you should know is to NEVER change the defaults unless you are making them more restrictive. But they work well and if you change the defaults you could end up creating a file without permission to read........
sudo apt-get install hwloc-nox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 530 not upgraded.
Need to get 151 kB of archives.
After this operation, 453 kB of additional disk space will be used.
You get errors like below and see you have all question marks for the permissions if you go to /run/user/1000/gvfs
If you try to access the mounted share such as anything mounted as gvfs like an SSH share in your file manager you may get an error like this. It generally means an interruption in communication or a fault with gvfsd has caused it.
Almost always the reason will be that the php.so file is missing but also that php.conf is misconfigured.
In the problem machine it is actually PHP7 installed so if you reference PHP5 of course things wil be broken!
Take for example here:
# PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language which attempts to make it
# easy for developers to write dynamica........
Aug 13 13:46:33 s2sout2d45040 info Failed in all attempts to connect to proxy.eu.jabber.org
Aug 13 13:46:33 s2sout2d45040 info Sending error replies for 1 queued stanzas because of failed outgoing connection to proxy.eu.jabber.org
No clue why it tries to use a proxy not explicitly specified. This could be because the proxy specified for the domain fails when someone is trying to se........
yes it does create its own json
cat /tmp/vcsaUiInstaller/ovftool-20180809-175238948-20180809-175603497.log |grep -i json
2018-08-09T17:56:04.238-07:00 verbose OVFTool [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Manifest file entry: SHA1(VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-188.8.131.5200-8832884_OVF10-file1.json) = 1deb658c724767697587d5909c4051c01813e6a1
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev git build-essential autotools-dev autoconf libcurl3
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev
git clone https://github.com/wolf9466/cpuminer-multi
sudo apt-get install cmake libpthread-* libmicrohttpd-dev libssl-dev libhwloc-dev
git clone https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu.git
chmod +x xmr-stak-cpu
./xmr-stak -O xmr........
SyntaxError: Missing parentheses in call to 'print'
This is an annoying issue where the syntax betweenPython 2 and 3 changed which breaks old scripts.
INFO [07-19|12:11:51] Imported new block receipts count=590 elapsed=8.440s bytes=74117699 number=4870906 hash=6bc60b…934753 ignored=0
INFO [07-19|12:11:57] Imported new state entries count=499 elapsed=9.963ms processed=71076 pending=1526 retry=2&nbs........
INQUIRY: [ASUS ][BW-16D1HT ][3.00]
GET [CURRENT] CONFIGURATION:
Mounted Media: 11h, DVD-R Sequential
Media ID: RITEKF1&n........
#mount the VCSA DVD
mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cd
#alternatively you could mount the iso directly
mount -o loop vcsa.iso /your/mount/path
#for this purpose we are using the CLI installer on Linux
#no it's not going to be that easy you can't just run vcsa-deploy like that you need to use a template or configured .json file
Usage: vcsa-deploy [-h] [--version] [--supported-deploymen........
A simple way that may work for a lot of people who just need basic output for their scripts or daemons to announce an action is this:
echo "body or message" | mail -s "realtechtalk.com" email@example.com
If you want to send a text file as the body just do this instead:
mail -s "realtechtalk.com" firstname.lastname@example.org < /tmp/sometxtfile.txt
These are some ve........
This usually happens when you are using something like an INT and try to insert a larger valuethan the maximum which is larger than "2147483647"
On a practical term I have seen this and been guilty of this error when using scripts like PHPand generating large random numbers:
$hash = mt_rand(5,9999999999999);
Obviously that many 9's are more digits than the maximum of an INT resulting in that error. Change your code accord........
This is one thing that has me wondering about SMF. It is apparently a known issue but in the latest version and new install nothing looked right because it was using http://127.0.0.1 to find everything! How on earth would it ever do this or think it is normal?
Excerpt of crazy html code it produces that causes the issue:
This happened on Centos for no apparent reason with no obvious issue in the logs. Data could be read fine but not written (possibly due to some corruption or out of memory issue in the OpenVZ container is the best guess).
All mysql update and insert queries failed freezing without any error log on any database and table.
Tried to restart:
service mysqld restart
Timeout error occurred trying to stop MySQL........
You are using Centos 5 which is deprecated so nothing in yum will work until you follow this post to use the vault:
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* epel: fedora-archive.ip-connect.vn.ua
If you were in my boat you were frustrated that you had to double encode, eg. one separate encode for watermark and a separate from concat and it's not easy to figure out this with ffmpeg on your own. However it is a nice way to save time!
ffmpeg -i file1.mp4 -i file2.mp4 -i file3.mp4 -i watermark.png -filter_complex "[0:v]setpts=PTS-STARTPTS[v0]; [1:v]setpts=PTS-STARTPTS[v1]; [2:v]setpts=PTS-STARTPTS[v2]; [v0][0:a][v1][1:a][v2][2:a]concat=n=3:v=1:a=1[v][aout]; [v][3:........
Essentially a program I was running for mining did not terminate properly with Ctrl+C it is listed as defunct and cannot be killed, kernel is tainted and normal tricks to disable the port are impossible the dev and sys entries for the device cannot be browsed or interacted with in any form without a lockup of the request. The only solution is to reboot due to the kernel taint as far as I can find so far.
[1130246.811056] INFO: task minerd:21861 blocked for more th........
#if you have nvidia make sure you install the nvidia-cuda-toolkit so hardware acceleration can be used
tar -jxvf ffmpeg-3.3.2.tar.bz2
install prefix /usr/local
source path ........
Done on Centos 7.3 very important as clearly based on older guides it was a lot easier and more simpler! Hint do not use grub2-install!
One huge caveat if you are an oldschool user or sysadmin who has avoided UEFIbooting
The normal way will not work here if your Centos was using UEFI. Newer systems use it by default.
The easiest way to check is to do an fdisk -l if your sy........
When running cudaminer once it tries to initialize the card the entire screen freezes. The computer itself is still running but the Xorg is done for, you cannot even switch to another console window and must reboot (even an mdm or Xorg restart does not help).
At first cudaminer will give you these errors:
...retry after 15 seconds
GPU #0: Geforce 210 with compute ca........
This is mainly the case on Centos but applies to other distros and situations. If you are running programs in the background with the &, at least in Centos it is usually not honored and if you quit or are disconnected the backgrounded programs will be sent sighup and be shut down.
The simplest way around this instead of using & is to start any programs or commands with "nohup"
These errors believe it or not are simply because of not being the root user or running with sudo! However if you didn't know to try as root you'd think there was a problem with your burner or disc Essentially it looks like without root you cannot send the required scsi commands to continue writing. Ithink cdrecord should have built-in tests or safeguards to see if it has the permissions to run the required commands.
I guess for more advanced users the idea is simila........
This error is commonly due to Java security or TLS settings but there is a second issue with forwarded ports that also causes it.
1. Java Security/TLS Settings issue:
This article has the solution to change them all in Linux automatically
2. Port Forwarding Issue if your Avocent DSR is behind NAT/private IP........
Centos 7 is no cakewalk, there are many fundamental features and basic utilities that are missing or even completely renamed or different!
Another shocking thing is to check your NIC it is set by default to not turn on when booting!
And by the way there is no more standard eth0 the NIC convention is now "enp0s3"
This was a surprising bug but I unplugged all drives for an array md127. At first it was just 1 drive and mdadm seemed to notice this. I unplugged the second drive taking the array offline but mdadm did not realize it was offline and still showed a non-existent disk as being part of it. This created problems trying to unmount it or even to stop this array with mdadm freezing.
As for how to fix it I can only think of making sure you are not in a mounted path of........
It is possible to tell mdadm to create an md device on a raw disk even though it will give you an error, it writes a superblock and this corrupts the partition table which can result in your system not booting.
To fix it just zero the super-block on the offending device that you made the mistake in.
mdadm --zero-superblock /dev/sda
It is also a way of starting fresh if you wanted to create a new array.........
If Linux Mint 17 or other has no window buttons/controls you can do the following from terminal:
Sometimes it can be fixed if you go to your themes/appearance and choose a new one but in the case like mine where Compiz is installed but not running/working then that fix will not work and will require the marco command above.
What if you can't type in a terminal Window?
If you close........
This command in Debian/Ubuntu/Mint will get everything need installed for most Java based KVM viewers:
sudo apt install icedtea-netx
The following additional packages will be installed:
ca-certificates-java icedtea-netx-common openjdk-8-jre openjdk-8-jre-headless
It seems every other updated version of Java or Icedtea breaks things and I will save the frustration of Java for another post.........
This is actually very simple and this example assumes your network device is "eth0"
In Centos your network config would be the following: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
Take the same path and just add a "-range0"
So to add a range create the following file: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0-range0
Here is the scenario you or a client have a remote machine that was installed as a standard/default minimal Centos 6.x machine on a single disk with LVM for whatever reason. Often many people do not know how to install it to a RAID array so it is common to have this problem and why reinstall if you don't need to? In some cases on a remote system you can't easily reinstall without physical or KVM access.
So in this case you add a second physical or disk or already ha........
I never did get it working, it is too bad as obfsproxy should really be an option and integrated into the OpenVPN client and server or something similar:
yum -y install python-pip python-devel
No package python-pip available.
#install the EPEL repo
python-pip install obfsproxy
python-pip install obfsproxy
-bash: python-pip: command not found
pip install obfsproxy
If a service is not working and resetting it to defaults is not working and you get bizarre error messages it is probably a broken update and possibly duplicate package.
Take in this case "exim" not working even after resetting to defaults.
Check for duplicates:
rpm -aq|grep exim
It's a basic script that reads the file "ips.txt" in the current directory and then creates a corresponding ifcfg file
for ips in `cat ips.txt`; do........
First of all if you're getting this error it is a result of extreme database activity. If you aren't expecting it or it doesn't make sense to you 99% of the time this is a database driven script being exploited (some common examples I see often are things like phpBB being hit by dozens, hundreds or thousands of bots making constant DB write requests).
The easiest way to identify this is to restart MySQL and then run the third party tool "mtop" and you'll see all........
It shows all the parameters that get passed so you can make a simple script to process it.
To enable 2CONotifications you need to do the following:
Browse to the top right to an icon that looks like a "circle with horizontal lines inside" - Notifications.
Enter the appropriate URL for your IPN/Notification processing script (........
CPanel says you can access 98% of the functions through CLI which experienced Unix/Linux admins prefer for simplicity and for scripting. I've never found CPanel easy to use from the admin panel, it seems everything is hard to find and a simple task becomes a series of hunts.
So for people like me here's the list: http://cpanel.net/system-administrators/command-line-scrip........
This is what fixed it:
[root@box13 ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/md160 bs=512 count=500
Basically you need to wipe out more than just the 512 byte partition table so 512 bytes * 500 is more than enough to make DRBD happy and think the partition is now empty.
The reason this happens is because it gets confused when there is a previous partition with data on the device you are using.
root@box13 ~]# d........
OpenVZ has made vzctl version 4.7 default to using ploop which is a big annoyance. No one wants it otherwise we'd use Xen or KVM.
Make sure to manually specify vzctl 4.6.1 or you will have issues with old scripts breaking since it defaults to using ploop (a single image like Xen/KVM).
Here's a list to old versions of vzctl.........
./configure: line 91: cd: /lib/modules/2.6.32-042stab084.25/build: No such file or directory
Error: kernel version not found.
Please make sure your kernel is configured.
dr-xr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Feb 21 06:13 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 45 Feb 21 06:13 build -> ../../../usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-042stab084.25
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 12 20........
root@hkhosting [/]# service httpd start
Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 2 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
Invalid command 'Alias', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration
Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 6291456) (tried to allocate 7680 bytes)
This is usually caused by Wordpress, Drupal or other ridiculously inefficient CMS' out there, as a temporary fix you can increase PHP's memory limit but it's best to find the actual culprit, by disabling add-ons and other scripts etc...........
Linux box13. 2.6.32-042stab076.5 #1 SMP Mon Mar 18 20:41:34 MSK 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
even setting privvmpages to a specific setting DOES not affect "free -m" in containers.
This is probably a kernel issue
23:36:29 up 159 days, 7:12, 4 users, load average: 0.42, 0.44, 0.33
[root@box13 ~]# free -m
PHP5 Centos 6 displays part of code from PHP file for some scripts
edit /etc/php.ini change short_open_tag = Off to:
short_open_tag = On
Then restart Apache and it should be resolved (assuming the scripts failing used )
/scripts/phpextensionmgr install PHPSuHosin
Updating md5sum list
Fetching http://httpupdate.cpanel.net/cpanelsync/easy/targz.yaml (connected:0).......(request attempt 1/12)...Resolving httpupdate.cpanel.net...(resolve attempt 1/65)...
Fetching http://httpupdate.cpanel.net/mirror_addr_list (connected:0).......(request attempt 1/3)......connecting to 184.108.40.206...@220.127.116.11......connected......receiving...100%......request success......Done........
The first is a dual CPU AMD Opteron 2373EE (4 cores x 2) and I think it did bad because it has some old 250GB SATAs which can only do about 65MB/s max sequential reads. I think it should have blown away the second (AMD X4 640 Quad Core).
[root@fs12home unixbench-4.1.0-wht-2]# ./Run
make: Entering directory `/root/unixbench-4.1.0-wht-2'
Checking distribution of files
This happens when su'ing to a user and running screen
screen Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/0' - please check.
Solution (not secure for a shared server)
chmod 777 -R /dev/pts
for ip in `cat fixlist.txt`; do
sudo -u apache ssh root@$ip "`cat iptablesrules.sh`"
In the above example we are going to execute the commands within the local file "iptablesrules.sh" on all the machines in "fixlist.txt". This is a great way of performing server maintenance in a clustered or cloud environment.........
This happened to a customer Asterisk server and it somehow found the ID of the registration account to the upstream SIP server and was railing connection attempts (it filled up the console and there were literally thousands per second). Basically this caused all incoming and outgoing calls to fail.
It was a temporary fix but the solution was to block that specific IP, it's hard to stop it 100% because the customer needs the default SIP port.........
OpenSSH_4.3p2, OpenSSL 0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 01 Jul 2008
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: Applying options for *
debug1: Connecting to 192.168.1.253 [192.168.1.253] port 22.
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: permanently_set_uid: 0/0
debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/identity type -1
debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_rsa type 1
debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_d........
-bash-3.1# shutdown -rn now
Connection to localhost closed by remote host.
Connection to localhost closed.
Sometimes I work with embedded systems/custom kernels without any of the fancy init scripts and other common Linux basics that most would expect. This means that often the "reboot" command (which uses an init script) will never work, not only that but it will hang the server and a manual power cycle or reboo........
Solution To The Following:
yum -y install zlib-devel
yum -y install e2fsprogs*
*** Cannot find /usr/include/et/com_err.h. (yum install libcom_err-devel) ***
Installation didn't pass, halting install.
Once requirements are met, run the following to continue the install:
Common pre-install commands:
In my case I already copied the VIDEO_TS folder to my hard drive.
Here is the command for mencoder:
mencoder -dvd-device "myvideobackup/VIDEO_TS" dvd:// -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=128 -xvidencopts pass=2:bitrate=-700000 -o myvideobackup.avi
Replace "-dvd-device myvideobackup/VIDEO_TS" with the location of your backup files or the /dev device of your DVD drive.
The -o myvideobackup.avi is of course the name o........
A lot of people become nervous (and understandably so) when checking their auth or security logs, in Centos /var/log/secure and see dozens, hundreds of even thousands of attempted logins to various services, especially SSH.
Of course you could manually block these people/IPs but no one has time to read the logs like that, what if some program or script could do it for you?
This is what denyhosts does for you, it checks the logs and based on a certain number of failed SSH attem........
In bash you test like this for problems that can be caused by non-printable characters since if you don't know how to identify it because it basically breaks your script.
echo "url=$url" should print something like this normally if you have properly formatted input/text:
But if you have some weird hidden characters (not visible in a text editor of any sort you'll get something like this
[ 12.460014] ata1: SRST failed (errno=-16)
[ 17.626677] ata1: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)
[ 22.480011] ata1: SRST failed (errno=-16)
[ 27.646681] ata1: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)
[ 38.106817] ata1.01: failed to IDENTIFY (INIT_DEV_PARAMS failed, err_mask=0x80)
[ 48.266676] ata1: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)........
I experienced this with CPanel's Exim after an auto-update (a Google of this error produces lots of complaints with few clear solutions). In this case I'll put the solution at the top.
Run /scripts/buildeximconf to rebuild the Exim config and it should be fine after that.
mail -vs "from test" email@example.com < .bash_history
cwd=/root 4 args: send-mail -i -v firstname.lastname@example.org
I really am a Linux fan but my comments here may not show it. Although I'm quite familiar with Linux CLI to administer servers, I find Linux GUI OS's like Ubuntu at times very clunky.
This is partially because there's no such thing as a "self-made" Linux from scratch where the UIwas designed by a single team. Linux is made up of several different projects that are generally completely separate and this lack of integratiion is a key issue that makes things f........
I used the suggested script to bridge from OpenVPN and it took my client's server off-line! Don't ever use their "sample" scripts if you don't have another way of accessing the server than SSH.
I actually found it easier to use iptables to tell it to route IPs based on a certain subnet to route through eth0:
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s 192.168.200.0/24 -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
Replace "192.168.200.0/24" with your subnet of cour........
gocr works great and it's simple, just invoke it like so:
The output will be printed to the screen.
My only complaint/concern is that even with standard terminal output (not scanned) from a printscreen, gocr does make mistakes by inserting extra spaces where they don't belong, mistaking letters for numbers etc.. but it's definitely enough to be readable and figure out what you're looking at.
I haven't tested yet with scanned input........
carat M isn't this symbol ^ that you think, it can only be produced by typing "Ctrl-v, Ctrl-m". That you might see in text files saved from Windows.
tofrodos is the package that has dos2unix which is basically the same scripts that replace ^M with /n
tofrodos is the Debian/Buntu package name which has the dos2unix and unix2dos binaries........
The solution to this screen issue is simple.
This happened to me in Centos 5 as a user, but I also su'd to it and I don't have any password for it.
I've read some people say this is more common when su'ing.
The solution is simple though, just give others rw access to the corresponding pts whether it's 0,1,2 etc..:
As root do
chmod o+rw /dev/pts/2
This is e-mail notification to warn you that your hostname is setup improperly on your system.
This is an annoying message and bug with Directadmin, my hostname is set correctly, why does it complain?
To get of this message just run this command:
SHC is a program written by the author above that does just that, it's a great little tool to have.
Some have said it isn't exactly encrypting the code but just making it hard to read by obfuscating the code.
There was also a good discussion about that here:........
drup 6.2 install
[ drupgoodinst3883]$ ls
CHANGELOG.txt cron.php index.php INSTALL.pgsql.txt INSTALL.txt MAINTAINERS.txt modules robots.txt sites update.php xmlrpc.php
COPYRIGHT.txt includes INSTALL.mysql.txt install.php LICENSE.txt misc&........
I don't expect this to be solved soon but some of Yahoo's DNS servers are out of whack. I changed the IPs of some nameservers of some domains and now most Yahoo users can't e-mail to those domains!
As you can see below by the "No MX or A records for mychangedomain.com", now Yahoo's DNS/mailserver DNS cache is wrong. You would think they would at least have cached the old incorrect records, but instead for some reason their DNS cache has no entry and doesn't seem........
high IO wait
424 root 39 19 1900 848 552 D 0.0 0.0 0:00.91 updatedb
root 424 0.0 0.0 1900 848 ? DN Mar11 0:00 /usr/bin/updatedb -f sysfs?rootfs?bdev?proc?cpuset?binfmt_misc?debugfs?sockfs?usbfs?pipefs?anon_inodefs?futexfs?tmpfs?inotifyfs?eventp........
Fusion MPT base driver 3.04.07
Copyright (c) 1999-2008 LSI Corporation
Fusion MPT SPI Host driver 3.04.07
mptbase: ioc0: Initiating bringup
mptbase: ioc0: WARNING - Unexpected doorbell active!
mptbase: ioc0: ERROR - Doorbell ACK timeout (count=4999), IntStatus=80000001!
mptbase: ioc0: ERROR - Diagnostic reset FAILED! (102h)
mptbase: ioc0: WARNING - NOT READY!
mptbase: ioc0: ERROR - didn't initialize proper........
I think this will be useful to others because I have a server that kept crashing mysteriously during intense disk usage/RAID checks. It would only crash during the weekly RAID integrity check.
ThenI noticed during a reboot that not all CPUs were being brought up, as a result this actually creates much higher temperatures with the output I got from sensors, just booting the system produced higher than normal temperatures.
You can imagine that a full blown RAID check........
Jan 5 12:45:05 testbox kernel: [653298.890004] BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 61s! [hal-acl-tool:4168]
Jan 5 12:45:05 testbox kernel: [653298.890005] Modules linked in: vmnet vmci vmmon binfmt_misc drbd video output input_polldev ocfs2_stackglue ocfs2_dlmfs ocfs2_dlm ocfs2_nodemanager configfs k8temp hwmon_vid lp snd_hda_intel snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi snd_rawmidi........
Failed to save enabled features : The Suexec command on your system is configured to only run scripts under /var/www, but the Virtualmin base directory is /home. CGI and PHP scripts run as domain owners will not be executed.
This is because I never edited the Apache Config and Virtualmin config to reflect my new/current updated structure.........
yum exits in the middle
The problem is this VPS seems to be an OpenVZ template from HyperVM. The only way to make it work was to disable i386 packages since this was an x64 kernel. That shouldn't be necessary but it was the only way to make yum stop quitting after the first package or two. I couldn't find any issue by checking the logs either.
echo y|yum install vim-minimal telnet expect jwhois net-tools slocate iptables elinks gawk
From a LiveCD or if you're doing something like converting your non-RAID install to mdadm here's how you would chroot properly (you have to mount your proc, sys and dev on the running system/LiveCD to your chroot environment if you want things to work right, especially if you need to run update-initramfs due to a driver change etc..)
*replace "path" with your mount/chroot path
mount -o bind /proc /mnt/path/proc
mount -o bind /dev/ mnt/pa........
nautilus-gksu - privilege granting extension for nautilus using gksu
nautilus-sendto - integrates Evolution and Pidgin into the Nautilus file manager
nautilus-share - Nautilus extension to share folder using Samba
nautilus-actions - nautilus extension to configure programs to launch
nautilus-bzr - Bazaar (bzr) integration for nautilus
nautilus-cd-burner - CD Burning front-end for Nautilus
nautilus-clamscan - Antivirus scanning for Nautilus
2010:09:09-22:22:11: The ip of this machine (xx.xx.xx.xx) does not match the ip in the license file.
Check the value of your ethernet_dev=venet0:0 setting in your /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf file and the output of /sbin/ifconfig
Resolving files.directadmin.com... 18.104.22.168
Connecting to files.directadmin.com|22.214.171.124|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1125906 (1.1M) [application/x-gzip]
Saving to: `/usr/local/directadmin/scripts/packages/awstats-6.9.tar.gz'
Different distributions such as Debian and Centos behave differently when trying to shutdown your system.
shutdown -H now on Debian does not do what you'd expect. The system won't power down, it will halt and do everything but power down.
shutdown -PH now will do the job though (actually power the system off). This is important to test especially if you are not near the system. If you just use -P it forcefully shuts off which is not........
Mencoder is great, you can throw anything at it, including video files from your camera and have it encode into xvid or almost any other format.
In my case I took 640x480 video from my Canon and reduced the size by 1/3 with the options below (there are many other options that you can read about in the manual but I like to keep it simple).
mencoder -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts fixed_quant=4 -o ........
This is a great way to use your ftp server space, for example on your web hosting account (althoughI believe many hosts don't allow storage like this), but if you have a VPS/Dedicated Server etc.., this would be perfect. Imagine how easy it is to work with an ftp account that you can just mount as a normal partition or directory in Linux, it would be great for backups etc..
curlftpfs - mount a ftp host as a local directory
This is based on Debian Linux but should apply equally to any *nix distro.
apt-get install cryptsetup
Setup your LUKS Partition
Of course change /dev/md2 with whatever partition you intend to use LUKS on.
cryptsetup --verbose --verify-passphrase luksFormat /dev/md2
You'll be asked to verify your decryption password twice
*DO NOT FORGET THIS PASSWORD AS IT IS NOT RECOVERABLE!........
I've never understood how to enable and disable services for different run levels in Debian based distros, it's just weird, annoying and doesn't make sense. I much prefer chkconfig from RHEL.
Just install the package called 'rcconf' and be done with it. rcconf makes things easy for you.
apt-get install rcconf
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done........
route add -net 126.96.36.199 netmask 255.255.255.0 eth0
Of course adjust as you need (eg. the 188.8.131.52 should be changed to the subnet you need access to and eth0 should be changed to the network device that you want that subnet routed through). I also use the /etc/sysconfig/rc.local script and add the above into it (remember that this route only gets added AFTER all other init scripts have finished though).........
Basically the two main types of distros are Debian and RHEL/Centos based. I'm just going to give a quick overview of how the configuration of IP interfaces works in Debian/Centos based distros.
*Just one thing to remember, when setting IPs statically you have to manually specify a DNS server in /etc/resolv.conf (since DHCP is what normally does it automatically)
The IP (DHCP &........
I used the "Image Manipulation and Security Options" and let the script do the rest.
For whatever reason, doing a manual compile of PHPmyself broke everything and I've never seen that before, that's why I resorted to the cheat of easyapache.........
This was unbelievable how much the Xen kernel slows things down, keep in mind both tests were done on the hostnode, one was with the Openvz-Xen hybrid kernel and the other was just OpenVZ. You can see the performance difference is nearly 300% better when not using the Xen kernel.
OpenVZ-Xen Kernel Test Results (I was wondering what was wrong/so slow with my Core i5!)
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This is a very simple solution, but most guides out there make you login twice (once to scp the key) and once to put the key in authorized_keys. There's no need for that.
If you don't already have a ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub just type "ssh-keygen -t rsa" and keep hitting enter until it's done :)
Just use this code to easily enable passwordless login with SSHD
key=`cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub`;ssh email@example.com "echo $key >> ~/.ssh/auth........
drivers/message/fusion/mptsas.c: In function `mptsas_port_delete':
drivers/message/fusion/mptsas.c:106: sorry, unimplemented: inlining failed in call to 'mptsas_set_rphy': function body not available
drivers/message/fusion/mptsas.c:462: sorry, unimplemented: called from here
make: *** [drivers/message/fusion/mptsas.o] Error 1
make: *** [drivers/message/fusion] Error 2
I'm really starting to love ImageMagick, I've used it to mass convert/resize family photos with scripts and all kinds of handy things.
Today I just learned that you can create PDF files with it too, say if you have images scanned or anything else it's very simple:
convert *.jpeg output.pdf
You can replace jpg with whatever format your files are in. One thing to remember is that you can specify the order that the images/pages are added to the PDF manu........
It's basically free bash shell script available from: http://wpkg.org/email2fax/index.php/Main_Page
Make sure you have the required tools:
Where you can e-mail your Asterisk box and it will fax it to the phone number in the subject line. The good news ends there, it is fairly undocumented and buggy.
Take for example how the documentation mentions you can invoke from the com........
I decided on using yum to help me decide even though I normaly use proftpd I decided to see what else I could find.
yum search ftp
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* rpmforge: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
* base: mirrors.netdna.com
* updates: updates.interworx.info
* addons: yum.singlehop.com
* extras: mirrors.netdna.com
Here are the results, it is Sempron 3000+ AMD Mobile, 500Gig HDD, 512MB RAM with shared ATI Radeon graphics.
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Photoshop Save Layers as a fileJust click:
[quote:64c0c64b5a]File: Scripts: Export Layers to Files[/quote:64c0c64b5a]
You can choose an individual layer or all of them.
Have fun :)........
Setup Static IP Address ONBOOTAssuming you are using eth0
Note this will work for any version of CentOS and basically any version of Redhat Linux or Redhat based distribution.
You would need to create a new file
the ":0" at the end specifies alias 0 we could actually change this to ":99" or "........
Updated to Version 3.8 and can't loginSSHD accepts my password but then hangs at "Last login: Wed Sep 13 21:30:02 2006 from"
This occurred during a yum update after upgrading my release, installing the new kernel and rebooting.
I got kicked out of sshd after seeing the following during yum update:
telnet 100 % done 85/476
tux 100 % done 86/476
ntsysv 100 % done 87/476
rpmdb-redhat 94 % done 88/476........
Server Uptime ScriptA cool and free tool for uptime!
Linux Kernel v184.108.40.206
SYMLINK include/asm -> include/asm-x86
drivers/net/igb/igb_main.c: In function `igb_up':........
You might remember my original GluserFS/OpenVZ benchmark which produced a horrible 29.8
This is the exact same system, but using the latest 2.0.8 (with some small files patch which speeds up performance) you can see it is about 25% faster.
I also haven't tuned my config files at all, but there are some settings that should increase performance on small files which I believe i........
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
rpmdb: mmap: No such device
error: db4 error(19) from dbenv->open: No such device
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such device (19)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ?
This is very disappointing since GlusterFS markets itself as a solution to deploy VPS servers on. On the HNitself I get a Unixbench of about 360.
I'm also using an SSH tunnel to secure the communications, but even before that, things seemed very slow.
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A VPS Server I had just wasn't working right, code that I migrated there just wasn't working. For example, it kept telling me the connection to the database was unsuccessful, halfway through iterating through results it already had.
Then I realized it wasn't my code. Ichecked my /proc/user_beancounters and found this:
uid resource held maxheld barrier limit failcnt........
There is a tool called "xml2" which will parse both HTML and XML scripts, this is very useful to do a mass extraction or conversion of data based on say an HTML table etc..
It becomes even more powerful using bash if certain tags are identified with a certain class="" attribute or something else unique to only the tags you want.
Has Apple tried to give a golden egg to the cell phone companies? Has anyone noticed that if you set your lock time to x minutes, the phone doesn't just lock, it goes into standby. When it does this, any WiFi connection you have gets dropped and all push/data functions such as e-mail checking are done through the 3G network.
There is no way to change this feature and functionality and it's very annoying, especially if you are downloading something or loading files over the........
Server not using user level security and no password supplied.
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD
That happens when trying to use smbclient to connect to a share. The weird thing is that I can authnenticate just fine from Windows XP.
It is partially my mistake, I forgot this share does have a password. I've tried authenticating with the correct user and also with "Guest" because this works in Windows. In Linux I ........