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Debian 8.4 jessie set open files limit for redis user

When starting redis 3.0.6 (installed from jessie-backports) under Debian 8.4 jessie, I get the following warning/error: 18127:M 13 Apr 15:12:38.730 # You requested maxclients of 10000 requiring at ...
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How to fix conflict between diferent gem dependencies

Let's see if someone can help me with this, I have no idea what I'm doing. The server is a debian 8.4 , fully updated. And I also updated gems with 'gem update', all the posible errors and warnings ...
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Fail2Ban login filter not working on Debian Web Server

So I am having issues getting Fail2Ban to work with as a custom filter for a web app login. First of all, other filter do work such as NGINX Auth. However, my emails have stopped working, not sure why ...
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Recovery of tartarus backup -> Most software ends with “Segmentation fault”

after the recovery of a backup which I made with "tartarus" (http://wertarbyte.de/tartarus.shtml) I get on few software things a segmentation fault. For example, the dmesg shows that SSH etc. starts ...
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SSL Apache Virtual Host not work with Pound and Varnish

I have a problem with SSL and Apache2, all work great, port 80 work but with 443 VirtualHost are not recognized, the website goes direct to default config I use pound, varnish and apache Pound listen ...
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Monitor OpenVPN User Bandwidth Usage

So i've been researching this as much as possible and i haven't found a specific result. I'm trying to monitor the incoming and outgoing bandwidth of OpenVPN users, i'm removing as many logs as ...
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Transparent reverse proxy FTP on Debian Jessie

At my company, we use FTP to deliver files to some clients. The FTP Server is Filezilla Server, running on Windows Server 2012 in our LAN. We have only one VM in DMZ on Debian Jessie. So my goal is to ...
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Start KVM with readonly CD image from libvirt on Debian jessie

I have a Debian jessie machine that has a network share containing ISO images mounted from another server, with the share being readonly. Now I'd like to start a new VM, using an image from the share ...
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Quite Apt-get Install but Prompt for Input

I am trying to figure out a way to quietly install Java, without all the installation text, but still get the user agreement prompt. Is this possible?
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Keep Linux boot messages on screen at first login prompt

When my Debian stretch/sid boots up, it prints some messages, but then it clears the screen and diplays the login prompt. (Cli-version, I'm not using X) Is it possible to see these messages (some ...
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Fake httpd process masked under perl execution [duplicate]

I have apparently malicious php script somewhere in my webserver, Debian 8.3, Apache 2.4 Legal Apache process can be seen like this: 16169 www-data 20 0 482156 59180 41952 S 7.3 1.5 0:01.08 ...
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Why is apache installing when PHP module included?

I am using Debian 7.x This is such odd behavior I am invoking puppet through vagrant provisioner I am using puppetlabs/debian-7.8-64-puppet as the base image Why is Apache loading even though ...
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Where can I find the Dropbox log files?

I am running Dropbox on a Debian server. Once I start Dropbox using python dropbox.py start it stops working after a while and python dropbox.py status reports: Dropbox isn't running! ...
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KVM/libvirt: Using virtio disk driver in Debian installer

I try to install Debian in a KVM-based VM using the virtio disk driver/bus and virt-install to run the installer. However, it seems that the installer lacks the virtio driver. Once I switch to bus=...
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Fail2ban compatibility debian debian jessie systemd

Fail2ban debian jessie package not working: On fresh debian jessie with openssh-server (tested in docker container): root@2b29327677c8:/# cat /etc/debian_version 8.3 root@2b29327677c8:/# apt-get ...
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df -h shows 100% usage but sizes don't add up [duplicate]

I have a situation where my root filesystem is supposed to have plenty of free space, but Debian behaves as if it had no free space left. Non-root users even refute to write anything complaining about ...
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is it possible to combine two vps in different locations into one?

Let's say we have 2 servers, one at us-west and another one at us-east. Would it be possible to combine them into a single server. *single server as in: shared ssh, I can control 2 servers from the ...
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nginx stub status SPIKES “writing” for a few seconds, causing 504 error. Why?! Bad VPS neighbour?

I am using Apache and nginx as reverse proxy, with php5-fpm. The latest week we've been receiving the following error in nginx's error.log: upstream timed out (110 connection timed out) while reading ...
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Open the folder as another user in Debian

I have logged to my debian as root using ssh. Than I have mounted some foler from my NAS using mount -t nfs 192.168.1.222:/nfs /media/nfs. Now I can access all subfolders. Exept /media/nfs/somefolder, ...
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Debian: How to upgrade MONIT correctly?

I did sudo apt-get install monit but it only installs version 5.9 and the current version is 5.17.1. So I did wget https://mmonit.com/monit/dist/binary/5.17.1/monit-5.17.1-linux-x64.tar.gz to download ...
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Equivalent to checkrestart for CentOS?

This is checkrestart. check which processes need to be restarted after an upgrade Are there any packages which provide that functionality? Hopefully obvious, but this answer is completely ...
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Install Pecl PAM authentication Apache

I want to setup horde webmail 5.2.9 on my server (debian Jessie). When I go to localhost/horde/test.php I get: PAM Support (PECL extension): No The PAM PECL extension is required to allow PAM ...
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Debian: USB HD Random Disconnect

I've a debian box (Sheevaplug) everything seems to be ok, however I've an external hard drive attached to the USB port and sometimes the drive seems to disconnect itself randomly... and connect, I get ...
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Domain renewal/expiration date for european domains (whois)

How can I get from the console information about domain expiration date for european domains, like .eu, .de, .sk? For .com domains I just use whois example.com, but for european domains I get just ...
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Debian - how to prevent global read access for all files?

In my debian all files, even the system ones have permissions rw-r--r--, so it means that all users can view ANY file even some system configuration or database files and so on. How do I prevent ...
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printing user of subshell obtaining root via su -

Can I print the username which is obtaining root access via su - on the root console upon obtaining root? user1$ su - password: obtained root via user1 #
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What does -P INPUT ACCEPT mean with regards to iptables?

I'm fairly new to iptables, and am trying to figure out if I've configured my ruleset appropriately. With regards to the -P INPUT ACCEPT part of my question, I am trying to determine if this is valid ...
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Linux swap partition not mounted by systemd on boot after dist-upgrade

Recently, I performed a dist-upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. The upgrade was performed without any error but after the upgrade the swap partition was no longer mounted/activated. The mentioned ...
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connect to 3rd party VPN server but don't use it as the default route?

I would like to connect to a 3rd party VPN server in Linux (e.g. Debian Jessie) but by default still use my eth0 lan interface as the default route, and am curious how to achieve this. I will be using ...
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Run Python Selenium Script from PHP (Apache Server)

I've written a python script that uses Selenium to automate some functions for a web application that I'm managing, which uses a headless Chrome instance as the browser running the scripts. Only ...
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mod_authz_core.c Logging

So I'm pretty new to the whole server admin world and just got a fresh install of a server up and running. While looking at my apache2 logs, I've seen a lot of mod_authz_core.c lines. Another guy I ...
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increase debian server VM system partition while server is running

i have a debian 8 webserver VMware VM that runs out of HDD space. i increased the HDD Size in VMware. then i wanted to add the unallocated space to the system partition. i am not very familiar with ...
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Fully Qualified Domain Name of VPS [duplicate]

I'm really confused by FQDN. So there is this file on my debian machine /etc/hosts. What exactly goes in there? Say my VPS is located at ipadress: 39.22.11.99 And i have a couple of domains all ...
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How can I use Let's Encrypt (letsencrypt.org) as a free SSL certificate provider?

I have a few sites running with a StartSSL free certificate (CJSHayward.com, JobhuntTracker.com), and Firefox rejects StartSSL and displays an error page saying that my server is not properly ...
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How to configure Squid 3.4 to only handle IPv6 outgoing connections

When you configure Squid3.1 with tcp_outgoing_address to any IPv6 address, then the proxy server will only connect to IPv6 enabled sites. It won't fallback to IPv4. This is good for testing IPv6 ...
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Blank screen when connecting to vino-server (debian jessy) with realvnc client

Trying to connect to a Debian machine running gnome. It actually worked OK (until I've changed hostname and rebooted) Now all I get is a blank - black screen after connecting I've removed xstartup /...
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Symfony Project Nginx

Heey all, I'm trying to host my symfony project but i'm getting a 500 error back from nginx. The error log doesn't show anything. Yet the access log does show something: 46.243.152.13 - - [17/Mar/...
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Can not restart any service

I would like to restart services using service postfix restart or service apache2 restart. The restart task hangs at: root@server:/home/me# /etc/init.d/postfix restart [....] Restarting postfix (via ...
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Can I use hosts.allow hosts.deny files to restrict access to my websites (Nginx)?

Is there any way how to use hosts.allow and hosts.deny files to restrict access to the websites (Nginx)? This does not work: hosts.allow file content: nginx: SOME-IP-ADDRESS hosts.deny file content:...
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Can a different DNS server be used for subdomains?

I have a domain example.com, and subdomains a.example.com and b.example.com on a production server. I have a development server dev.example.com which also holds a.dev.example.com and b.dev.example....
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failed loading zone from 'myzone.local.zone': no ttl

I run the following command for dnssec on debian 8. But I get error: # dnssec-signzone -A -3 $(head -c 1000 /dev/random | sha1sum | cut -b 1-16) -N INCREMENT -o myzone.local -t myzone.local.zone ...
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Proxmox: Node's load at 70, 2 containers are not responding, but top shows nothing

I got a huge problem. Some of my Proxmox-based LXC-containers are not responding since 2 days if I do not reboot the node. This happens always at the same time in the night (I guess there is ...
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Apache Webserver Modifying Config or Re-direct has no effect

I'm new to Apache webserver so I may just be doing something obvious incorrectly. I installed 'OwnCloud' via the Debian package manager which by default also installs Apache webserver. The basic ...
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What's the FreeBSD equivalent for the Linux pointopoint

What's the BSD (FreeBSD) equivalent of pointopoint used in /etc/network/interfaces on Linux (Debian)? I'm following this (Network configuration host system KVM/Routed) guide for how to use Hetzner's ...
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IBM System x3250 M2 fancontrol on linux?

I have a x3250 M2 machine with Debian 8.2 Linux on it. I want to control the fan speed by using lm-sensors and fancontrol packages. When I run lm-sensors I only see temperature sensors. The pwmconfig ...
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Migrating userdir and access forbidden error

Hope someone might be able to help. New Debian server using Apache 2.4 and I am migrating from one server to another. Old Ubuntu 12.04 server using Apache 2.4 which I am moving away from. Creating ...
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Dns records, and tomcat on loadbalacing

I have 2 Dns servers (Debian) configured using bind9 and a loadbalancer managing 2 tomcat webservers, My question is Should i put dns entries of the 2 tomcat webservers, or i just have to put the ...
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Using Debian's unattended-upgrades package

I'm trying to have all official packages from Debian be upgraded on a Wheezy box - I've set the following: "o=Debian,a=oldstable"; "o=Debian,a=oldstable-updates"; "o=Debian,a=oldstable-backports"; ...
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lxc 1.1.2 on Debian Squeeze

I am running lxc 0.8.0 inside Debian Squeeze (Linux kernel 3.4.34). Does anyone run lxc 1.1 or newer inside Linux kernel 3.4? As I know, docker require Linux kernel version at least 3.16. What is the ...
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Modifying qemu without screwing up my current install

I currently have kvm installed on my Debian laptop: kvm --version QEMU emulator version 2.1.2 (Debian 1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u5a), I want to modify it to supported nested virtualization (ESXi VMs). ...