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How to change Linux services startup/boot order?

As the question is clear from the title, how do I change Linux services startup/boot order?
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centos: using epel repository on a server machine

Are there any downsides in enabling epel repository on a server machine or is it something every sysadmin does?
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CentOS PHP cURL NSS error 5938

Having a strange issue with cURL and PHP on a couple of CentOS boxes. Locally, I'm running CentOS 6.3. Remote is CentOS 5.9 Locally, the box receives a request, scp's a file to the remote server, ...
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How do you run Nginx on port 8080 and Apache on port 80 on the same box?

I want to install Node.js on my box (CentOS 5) for testing and sandboxing but I can't uninstall Apache as recommend by developers using Nginx. So what I'd like to do is have Nginx serving ...
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High apache load but zero traffic

I have a problem with new server.. I use VPS Centos with 1GB of ram and I use wordpress CMS. The traffic <100 visitor/hour, but the apache have high load and make the server hang with zero free ...
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Centos - Automatically issue a command after rebooting

I need to automatically issue a command on my CentOS 4.8 server after it reboots and/or powers up. Can someone please tell me where I can place this? Is there a configuration file somewhere for this? ...
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How bad is it really to install Linux on one big partition?

We will be running CentOS 7 on our new server. We have 6 x 300GB drives in raid6 internal to the server. (Storage is largely external in the form of a 40TB raid box.) The internal volume comes to ...
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“POSSIBLE BREAK-IN ATTEMPT!” in /var/log/secure — what does this mean?

I've got a CentOS 5.x box running on a VPS platform. My VPS host misinterpreted a support inquiry I had about connectivity and effectively flushed some iptables rules. This resulted in ssh listening ...
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What does “<service_name> dead but subsys locked” mean?

I'm trying to run memcached on a centos box and it runs for a while, but then ends up in this state: memcached dead but subsys locked netstat shows this: tcp 0 0 :::11211 ...
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how do you create an ssh key for another user?

I'm trying to create an ssh key for another user. I'm logged in as root. Can I just edit the files generated by ssh-keygen and change root to the user I want?
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How do I get SELinux to allow Apache and Samba on the same folder?

In the configuration I have setup I wish to allow samba and apache to access /var/www I am able to set a context to allow samba access, but then httpd doesn't have access. Using setenforce to 0 ...
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Linux Server Performance Monitoring

I'm looking to monitor performance on my Linux servers (which happen to be Centos). What are the best tools for monitoring things in realtime such as: Disk Performance I/O, swapping etc.. CPU ...
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Stop DoS attacks with an IP tables rule?

I was wondering if I could prevent small (D)DoS attacks with a simple IP tables rule? By small I mean that they are flooding my web server with about 400+ requests from one or two IP addresses. I ...
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Apache, suexec, PHP, suPHP

While I'm quite comfortable as a Linux user, my Linux Admin-fu is a bit weak. Thus, I'm here looking for guidance with a CentOS server I'm about to build. I need to setup an Apache2 web server for a ...
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Install recent ImageMagick on CentOS 6.3

I'm having a terrible time trying to get a recent version of ImageMagick installed on a CentOS 6.3 x86_64 server. First, I downloaded the RPM from the ImageMagick site and tried to install it. That ...
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how do I disable the nf_conntrack kernel module in CentOS 5.3 without recompiling the kernel

I'm running CentOS 5.3 and want to disable the nf_conntrack module to improve network performance for haproxy. I'm running iptables with some simple rules. I don't really need the connection ...
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Tips for optimizing RHEL/CentOS kickstart workflow

I'm working in an environment that consists of CentOS systems located in multiple data centers and office locations. I've been using a reasonable kickstart with a solid post-install script, but want ...
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cakephp & nginx config/rewrite rules

Hi somebody please help me out, I've asked this at stackoverflow as well but not got much of a response and was debating whether it was programming or server related. I’m trying to setup a cakephp ...
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Mount a Windows DFS Namespace in Linux

I've got a Windows DFS setup with a few namespaces, and I need a way of accessing them via CentOS. Any ideas? I've had a look at CIFS mounting, but it won't support the namespace (each separate ...
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How do I change timezone in centos 6.2?

Here is the output of my date command: [root@r1304 ~]# date Wed Apr 18 15:43:28 GST 2012 I want to change the default system timezone to Asia/Dubai. I've followed a tutorial and did this: ln -sf ...
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Linux containers (LXC) on Red Hat/CentOS EL6 - lxc-create versus libvirt?

It's tricky trying to stay within the good graces of Red Hat and still plan for system longevity... I've been a proponent of Linux Containers (LXC) for over a year. My initial installations were ...
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Setting up two NICs on two separate LANs provides error

I wish I had found this before starting in, but it's too late for that... I am running CentOS 5.5. I started following this guide for setting up two NICs on different networks. Everything was ...
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Should I be worried that yum update suddenly wants to update well over 100 packages on my CentOS 6 system?

I get an email alert whenever there's something to update, and typically do them that day. This tends to happen most days. For whatever reason I've had no alerts since 20th July until today (I ...
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Improving IO with FlashCache

I have a server with 2 HDD's (2x 1 TB), running in RAID 1 (SW-RAID). I want to improve IO performance by using flashcache. There are running KVM virtual machines on it, using LVM. Regarding this, I ...
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CentOS /usr/local/lib system wide $LD_LIBRARY_PATH?

I install custom software in /usr/local/lib. How do I set the PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH in CentOS 6 system-wide to use /usr/local/lib. I realize there may be more than one way. What's the simplest and ...
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Best choice for NTP client configuration

Lets see if someone can throw a bit of light on this subject.. I'm making a server installation in the next days. My client wants to deploy a Hortonworks HDP with 2 servers as master servers and 5 ...
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File audit in Linux: how to watch directory tree for deletions?

I have a forum script running on server and somehow small number of attachments begin to get lost. I want to find out what is deleting them and at what time. How can I setup Linux auditd (auditctl) to ...
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SELinux: Letting Apache talk to MySQL on CentOS

So I have chrooted MySQL into /opt/chroot/mysql, and everything runs fine. Apache is configured normally, and also runs fine. I created a small PHP script which connects to the MySQL Daemon, and ...
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Cent OS upgrade PHP

I'm in the midst of resolving a bunch of security issues on a clients server to get them compliant with credit card laws and such. The first order of business is getting php from 5.2.14 to 5.2.16. ...
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MediaWiki is getting slower gradually

I set up my MediaWiki on a CentOS. In the first few months, it works fine and fast. But it seems gradually getting slower. My wiki site has less than 50 pages, so it's a very small scale site. But it ...
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Any good resources for setting up a webserver in Linux?

Are there any good resources (videos, ebooks, websites, etc) which allow you to self learn how to configure and manage: Securing a server Web Server (Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl, TomCat, etc) Mail ...
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How do I patch RHEL 4 for the bash vulnerabilities in CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169?

A mechanism for remote code execution through Bash has been widely reported yesterday and today (September 24, 2014.) http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q3/650 Reported as CVE-2014-7169 or CVE-2014-6271 ...
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HowTo redirect HTTP to HTTPS on the same httpd?

Here is what I have got: CentOS 5.4 (32-bit) installed Apache httpd (Server version: Apache/2.2.11 (Unix)) mod_rewrite already presents Question: how to redirect simple http://site.com to ...
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What can cause ALL services on a server to go down, yet still responding to ping? and how to figure out

It has happened to me already twice within very few days that my server goes down completely, meaning http, ssh, ftp, dns, smtp, basically ALL services stop responding, as if the server had been ...
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CentOS - PHP - Yum Install with Custom ./configure params

I have successfully configured and compiled php on my dev server, and works great, but after talking to a sysadmin buddy, he informed that custom compiles of the latest builds are not recommended for ...
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Kernel update without reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reloading a kernel “live” in CentOS / RHEL 6 How can i update kernel on Centos without reboot .? I found ksplice but it is not supported for Centos. ...
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Apache uses up a lot of CPU for small website

I have a CentOS 5.5 VPS server with 512MB RAM setup. There is 1 website hosted on it through Apache/PHP/MySQL which is built in Magento, a popular ecommerce framework. When I browse the website, it ...
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Centos Xen resizing DomU partition and volume group

I have a setup like so: Dom0 LV | DomU Physical Disk | | XVDA1 XVDA2 (/boot) (DomU PV) | VolGroup00 (DomU VG) ...
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SMTP server for centOS, other than Postfix? [closed]

I need to install smtp server on centOS, but I don't want to use postfix. please suggest some others smtp servers and how install using putty.
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Installing Fedora RPMs in CentOS

How safe is it to install Fedora RPMs in CentOS 5? Does it depend on the version of the Fedora RPM or is it generally better to steer clear?
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Linux - if I change the hostname, which services need to be restarted?

I'm making some system hostname changes across a few environments and this got me thinking... When I change a server's hostname (live), what needs to be modified and which system services require a ...
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httpd dead but subsys locked

I modified today max_execution_time in php.ini, when I restarted the server, I get this error : Stopping httpd: [FAILED] Starting httpd: (98)Address already ...
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iptables — OK, **now** am I doing it right?

This is a follow up to a previous question where I asked whether my iptables config is correct. CentOS 5.3 system. Intended result: block everything except ping, ssh, Apache, and SSL. Based on ...
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How do I migrate from RHEL 5 to CentOS 5?

I've found myself in charge of installing some software on an old server running RHEL 5. Unfortunately, since it's just a development server now, it no longer rates a license. I'd like to continue ...
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ldap force user to change password

I am using CentOS-ds (based off Redhat-DS and 389 directory servers). I have LDAP setup, and working to authenticate users (and Sudo, thats a handy feature!). even passwd is working great to change ...
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How to setup PXE boot server in CentOS

I am working on researching a project for work and thought that I would ask for your advice. I am trying to find out how to setup a PXE boot server within CentOS that would allow us to PXE boot a ...
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Email catch all (domain and subdomains) Postfix

I just want to catch all email sent to * @domain.com AND * @ * .domain.com to a unique email system@domain.Com @runlevel6 Any idea to implement regexp in virtual like cat /etc/postfix/virtual ...
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CentOS 7 x64 and HP Proliant DL360 G5 SCSI Controller compatibility

I've an HP Proliant DL360 G5 server with two 72gb HDD in RAID and 2 150gb HDD in RAID. I've Windows Server installed on the 72gB HDD and I'm now trying to overwrite it with a fresh installation of ...
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Changing Timezone, Centos Apache server

I'm trying to change my server's timezone. I was following this tutorial but I can't get it to change to Pacific Standard Time. ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST localtime Will work, but ln -sf ...
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SELinux preventing Apache from writing to a file

SELinux is preventing the apache user from writing to a log file which it owns. When I do setenforce 0 it works. Otherwise it shows this error IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...