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Enable SSH shell access but disable SFTP access

I've searched for a viable answer to this question, and most of the answers include advice on why to not do it. However, here's the scenario, and what makes it necessary: I have a console app, and in ...
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External hard drive not initializing [on hold]

I am trying to mount my hard drive using Linux but I am getting the error message "Unable to mount location". I have type lsusb and it shows the drive being connected (Bus 001 Device 008: ID 4971:1020 ...
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After cpanel install on linux cannot access WHM [on hold]

I am very new to this and need some assistance. I have a dedicated server running centos6.5. I installed cpanel onto the server this morning. First i had issues with the domain name on the server not ...
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Determining the old MX record [duplicate]

Our sysadmin created our mailserver years ago before he left. We recently decided to use gmail as our mail app and they required us to change the MX record to point to them on amazon route 53 app. I ...
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Moving MySQL files from Mac to Linux

I had a mysql server running on a Mac. Unfortunately, the Mac died. However, I got a backup. I am now trying to restore the server on a Linux machine. I have moved the mysql files located in ...
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SSH from Windows to Jump Server to MySQL [on hold]

We have a MySQL instance running on a Linux machine and had to open a tunnel to access the server. This worked fine until admin decided to add a steppingstone / jump server. Now i can't seem to ...
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Finding and renaming directories by regex in linux

I'm trying to match (and later rename) directory names like: A0000 (SOME-NAME) A0001 (SOME-OTHER-NAME) A0001 (ANOTHER-NAME) I'm testing to see if I match any using the find command but doesn't seem ...
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TCP - TAP performance

Linux. Is there a performance loss from using a tap device vs a hardware one like eth0 ? The goal is to create a user space tcp/ip stack and avoid the kernel as much as possible. I would like to be ...
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Population of /etc/resolv.conf upon new server installation

I purchased two Linux servers that have CentOS preinstalled. One was bare whilst one has many other common packages installed(httpd, bind, mysql, php). I purchased one of these servers with 2 ...
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Generate report/histogram of file access counts on Linux

I would like to generate a report or histogram of file access counts, for every file accessed while a process is running. ...And not just files accessed by that process, but ideally all ...
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Share /home between datacenters

I have two servers, placed at datacenters in holland and france. Both are running Debian Wheezy. I need to share /home between them, with good performance. There are 300-something users on the ...
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Understanding the different IP's setup in my core server files- Confusion [on hold]

I am running CentOS 5 with BIND and httpd, using PuTTy to connect via SSH. I login to SSH with IP 200.100.107.187 and can access my server through a webbrowser also at that IP This IP is the one my ...
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Openvpn failover setup - Routing to clients with static ips

I have a setup with an openvpn server and many clients connected to it. All those clients have fixed ip addresses, derived from their certificate name. Behind the openvpn server, I have a management ...
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cannot open assembly certmgr.exe

I'm trying to run a basic console app that calls a web services hosted on an external https endpoint using Mono. I keep getting errors about decrypting the response. Some googling has led me to ...
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Use OpenVPN tun device for specific request

I have setup an OpenVPN connection with the route-nopull configuration. So now no special routes have been added to the client's configuration and only a TUN device is created, like so: tun0 ...
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creating a custom service on ubuntu [migrated]

I am setting up an ap called scumblr (https://github.com/Netflix/Scumblr/wiki) The final step calls for initiating the server using the following 3 commands: redis-server & ...
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Yum installation fails with RHEL 6.5

I am trying to install shibboleth SP package using YUM installation (Yum install shibboleth). I am getting the following error while installing. Downloading Packages: ...
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Setup openvpn as interface device only

I just setup OpenVPN client using this guide on The Geek Stuff But now (somewhat as expected) all my traffic is routed through the VPN. I actually just want to set up the interface device. Does ...
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Doesn't NFSv4 have no_root_squash?

When I in /etc/fstab have nas:/tank/nobackup /mnt/nas nfs exec,nosuid,rw,bg,soft 0 0 then mount -a; mount gives nas:/tank/nobackup on /mnt/nas type nfs ...
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Rename files in selected folder in Linux [migrated]

Command for rename file as IMG0001 to 4R0001 in folder for f in *;do mv "$f" `echo "$f" | sed 's/IMG/4R/g' `; done AND I just want rename selected folder /tmp/2014/1201 (rename files) ...
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log error in centos7 [on hold]

I'm just a beginner in linux base opreation system. I delete a log folder(log folder and all the sub folder within log folder) under var folder because it take 19GB of my hosting. And here we got the ...
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SSH MOTD per user

I want to display banner (welcome message) for SSH users with a specific welcome message for each user.
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Creating zones and editing named.conf - Centos [on hold]

I am running CentOS, with bind(BIND 9.3.6-) installed, and accessing via SSH with PuTTy. My goal is to setup a nameserver for my domain d.org on my dedicated server 44.44.44.44 which also hosts the ...
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ttyS0 acting strangely: how to reset it without rebooting?

I've got a Redhat box whose serial console (dev/ttyS0) is acting strangely. Firstly, it is echoing all input, including passwords typed at the login prompt. Secondly, running stty sane or other stty ...
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Is Linux limiting my application's UDP transfers, and how can I see it?

I am currently developping two applications to work over a custom video streaming "protocol". Basically: The server captures video frames from a webcam, slices them into parts, and sends these parts ...
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Disabling autoenabled hotkeys while in Cinnamon fallback mode (in a RDP session)

I connect via a Windows 7 machine via RDP to the server (running Linux Mint 17); I authenticate, it launches into fallback mode (pretty standard). However, when I type certain letters, like 's', the ...
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Avoid unexisting subdomains to show main domain

I have a site example.com, and I made a subdomain test.example.com, both work just fine. The problem is that if someone now surfs to an unexisting subdomain like puppy.example.com he still gets to see ...
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logrotate not emailing log

My logs are being rotated properly, however, I am not being emailed the rotated log. What am I doing wrong? My main logrotate.conf is: include /etc/logrotate.d here is my ...
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Vestacp custome nameservers [on hold]

I am using vesta control panel, as per their documentation, i have created custom nameservers, here what i did... I have registered both nameservers using 2 different ips at my domain registrar. I ...
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The default value for vm.dirty_background_ratio

Wondering why the default value for "vm.dirty_background_ratio" from Linux Server (CentOS and Ubuntu) is set to 40. Is this just a recommendation for safety? Or is there any particular reason why? ...
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generating ssh-keys for a non root user with salt

I need to generate ssh-keys(public/private pair) for a user say helen. This user is already in all my salt minions. How do I generate ssh keys for this user from my salt master? For root user I ...
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How to check HDD in Linux for bad blocks

Since 2 days one mysql server can't start. I get this every 5 secs in the syslog: Dec 17 09:24:35 backup kernel: [ 681.132013] ata2.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x50000 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 Dec 17 ...
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postfix - hock - extracting information out of processed emails

The setup Linux, Debian Wheezy, serves as mail server for about 1000 users. Courier and Postfix installed in this box. Info about the server It is a postfix setup which drops the emails to the ...
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FreeRadius Error reading /etc/freeradius/huntgroups

I've configured freeradius to use sql, everything was working fine, I was doing some tests with the users, and suddenly I cannot start the debugger because of this error : rlm_preprocess: Error ...
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unable to open luks encrypted device (wrong password) [migrated]

I'm using CentOS 7 with a luks encrypted root partition. Usually I have to type my password during boot, but sometimes the system doesn't accept it. It reacts as it was wrong, but it isn't. I did not ...
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Linux editing remotely mounted files [migrated]

I have a web server and I mount the directory containing all my website projects onto a local directory in my Linux VirtualBox under /home/UserA/Desktop/Remote/sites. My problem is editing the files ...
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command line alternative to dpkg-reconfigure slapd

Is there a way to reconfigure slapd, providing all configuration options as command-line parameters/arguments? My goal is to be find an alternative to the interactive UI. Thank you
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Automatic archiving of log files [on hold]

I look at my various log files, and I believe the operating system will periodically archive the log by appending a datestamp to it. I've created some custom logs in my httpd.conf file, however, ...
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Migrate Gitlab Database from v6.3 to v7.5?

What way is the best way to migrate all projects, issues, users, snippets and everything else from an old gitlab installation to a new one? Our old machine is a bitnami VM with GitLab 6.3.0 - The ...
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Centralised log monitoring for linux servers [on hold]

I've read several QA on this site about monitoring servers, but I found out, that none of them centralises all the logs I want to watch. To describe my situation: 10 linux hosts Using logwatch to ...
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Performance Tuning Linux [on hold]

Performance Tuning/ Monitoring/Latency keeping in mind I see following 4 items & in each item they are lot of tools. CPU Memory IO Network What I see following tools we do use. vmstat mpstat ...
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Fix Linux Log Directory Permission Denied

I just setup a fresh install of Amazon Linux on EC2 and I cannot access the following directory: -bash: cd: /var/log/httpd: Permission denied or -bash: cd: /usr/share/tomcat7/logs: ...
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free shows more memory used than top process total

UPDATE: This was being caused due to a known issue with nss-softkn. See this article: https://www.splyt.com/blog/2014-05-16-optimizing-aws-nss-softoken When I run free -m from my centos 6.5 box I ...
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Why doesn't Linux strace show activity on a particular socket from java

This has been confusing me for a while now. I have a Java app (specifically, Glassfish, 3.1.2.2). I want to see how it handles the main HTTP socket that is used to for serving HTTP requests. I can ...
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How to specify a DNS Slave server, that is on a different domain, in the appropriate zone file on the master naming server?

I am unsure if my question makes sense, but I am working on configuring a DNS Master/Slave setup. We currently have two domains. For privacy purposes, I will use "example" as my domain, we have ...
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Utility to list and modify kernel modules loaded during system startup

How do I list all kernel modules loaded while system startup? Is there a user space utility to list and modify the modules loaded during system startup? I am working on RHEL6 Desktop and RHEL6 ...
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Which Red Hat / CentOS updates should be applied and on what schedule?

I'm subscribed to the CentOS-announce mailing list and I've read the definitions of the various severity tags such as Critical, Important, Moderate, Low, BugFix, etc. but I'm still unclear as to what ...
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uWSGI emperor spawning two processes for one application

I did setup uWSGI application, ini file /etc/uwsgi/vassals/test_uwsgi.ini looks like this: [uwsgi] base = /home/fenikso/Flask/Test module = app:app socket = /home/fenikso/Flask/Test/%n.sock ...
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nginx, web page degraded when root path is changed

I'm setting a wordpress up with nginx. Everything's seems ok : server is up phpinfo() test is ok the worpress install routine is showing up The only trouble is the root statement in the web server ...
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Amanda use multiple virtual tapes on different Disks

I am trying to merge a previously working Tape configuration to work with multiple Disks (2HDDs currently) as virtual tapes. We have 2 dedicated drives mounted at /mnt/EXT_HDDS/ARCHIVE_1 and ...