cPanel has confirmed that they have had reports of update 11.48 (build 8) killing the MySQL process. The fix is simple.. issuing a restart command.. but you’re probably waking up this morning wondering what happened if you have automatic updates turned on…
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If you run a Linux server, and you’re on top of things, you’ve heard of GHOST.. which is a heap buffer overflow vulnerability announced today. Distributions are working on a patch and some are ready now. Here’s how to patch them.
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There are a number of things that I’ll do on a Linux server as soon as it’s network is live.. follow along to make your Linux server more secure!
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LinuxThreats.com posted the truth about the ‘Grinch’ bug.. Read here:
http://www.linuxthreats.com/linux-grinch-bug/

The servers I set up all run CSF, an open source software firewall that utilizes iptables to block and shape how we allow access to the servers. Using their graphs, I’m able to see that the USA is the top offender for failed login attempts, port scans, etc.. using CSF, I’m going to block a couple of the next offenders (because I don’t want to block USA.. ). Read along to see how!
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As soon as you set up a server on the Internet, you’re a target. For instance, today is Dec 12th and I set up a new CentOS 7 server on my home network on Dec 8th, then port forwarded port 22 through the firewall (untangle) right to this machine. Today, I finally got around to installing CSF/LFD, but wanted to first see how many IPs had been attempting to ssh into this new box. Read on and i’ll show you how to easily find out.
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When using CSF, there will be times when you need to quickly ssh into a server and modify the csf blocks. It could be that a friendly IP got blocked or that you want to add a new block. The following short article will give you the most common command line options.
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You need more space on your server/desktop/etc..  This guide will help you add it to the volume you’re currently using on your system. For the sake of making this an easy-to-follow guide, we’ll assume that you already have the new drive showing in your Linux installation from fdisk, but it’s not yet usable (ie: you made it available from shared storage, you installed a new hard drive, etc..).

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You may think you know it all when it comes to listing out files. You have the permissions there, the owner, group and the filename. But, what else lies in the output? Read on to find out a couple things you didn’t know about the output of ‘ls -l’.
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