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How to start / stop proftpd

I can't seem to find a way to stop / re-start proftpd. My server IP address is xx.yy.zz.ww and connecting from external devices via FTP gives me the prompt: Connected to xx.yy.zz.ww 220 ProFTPD ...
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Cannot get xinetd to start on a RHEL server

When I try to execute /etc/init.d/xinetd start I get the following error: Starting xinetd: /bin/bash: /usr/sbin/xinetd: cannot execute binary file ...
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OVF disk formats

I thought that VMs exported as OVF were supposed to be completely portable, but now I see there are difference disk formats I used the VMware ovf tool to export a VMX to OVF. The disk file created ...
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Prevent dot-release upgrade of RHEL while still patching flaws

I am running RHEL 5.4, and cannot update to 5.5 or 5.6 because of a restriction by the vendor of a software package I need to run on the server. However, it seems that most of the tools that manage ...
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How to chroot Apache on CentOS?

I have been advised by a sysadmin, to run Apache in a chroot jail, in order to prevent that an attacker could take control of server. So my question is: What is the best method to chroot ...
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Odd behaviour of gettimeofday on RHEL5 server

I'm experiencing very odd behaviour from Time::HiRes on RHEL5. Since Time::HiRes is in the Perl standard installation, and is basically a wrapper around the gettimeofday system call, I'm inclined to ...
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Time is off in Zabbix graphs

I have two instances of zabbix running on two different RHEL servers. Data presented in web user interface on one are off by 2 hours and on the other by 3 hours (ahead). For example instead of 15:00 ...
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cron clock problem

I have noticed on my RHEL 5.5 that cron daily starts an hour later (at 1AM instead of midnight). System and hardware clock are the same. How can i set it so it will start at midnight? date [root@a ...
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SVN - Migrate to new server

We recently acquired another company that brought with them some crufty old linux servers. One of them is their SVN server - which died last night. I don't know a lot about Subversion, but I have ...
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Need to Migrate Xen DomU to VMWare ESXi - RHEL 5.3/ESXi 4.1

I've seen plenty of posts outlining the process of converting VMware Linux serves to RHEL Xen (not xenserver) but nothing much has helped me go the other way. I've tried a number of things including ...
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CentOS 5.5 remote kickstart installation stalls at “Starting install process.” How to debug?

I'm having a difficult time with a remote CentOS 5.5 kickstart installation on an HP ProLiant DL360 G6. This is in an environment where I maintain an internal CentOS yum repository. The kickstart ...
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sendmail rewriting addresses… help

I have a sendmail server that's doing something funny. (Funny to me anyway) It's on a RHEL box and there is an application on the same box that sends messages. The messages are set to send to (for ...
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How to increase max symlink limit in RHEL

I am running into the following Linux error: Too many levels of symbolic links. This seems to be caused by the system limit of 8 maximum link-chain size, and I'm looking for a way to increase this ...
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Tomcat6 on RHEL 5.5

Based on the answer to a similar question (CentOS) I have installed the jPackage .repo file and attempted sudo yum install tomcat6. I am met with the following error messages: --> Finished Dependency ...
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Official online RPM package browser / search for CentOS

I am looking for something that resembles packages.debian.org Debian Package Browser only for CentOS 5 and/or RHEL 5 [Red Hat Enterprise Linux].
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kernel: audit(1298407016.926:258): avc: denied

My Server is showing following text in its log file. kernel: audit(1298407016.926:258): avc: denied { name_connect } for pid=13945 comm="httpd" dest=21 scontext=system_u:system_r:httpd_t:s0 ...
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RHEL5 Bootable Kickstart DVD - Anaconda ignores my ks.cfg

I have created a kickstart file, ks.cfg, which I wish to package with the RHEL5 install DVD. I extracted all the files from the DVD to a working directory '/root/cd': cp -a /media/RHEL* /root/cd/ I ...
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Missing Dependency Errors when Installing OpenVas Server

I'm trying to install OpenVAS on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5. I've successfully run yum install openvas-client, but yum install openvas-server prints the following errors: --> Finished Dependency ...
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`tail -f` sometimes stops updating - and the file hasn't moved

I have noticed recently that sometimes tail -f <logfile> will stop updating to the screen. Doing a Ctrl>-C and restarting the tail works fine, though. And I checked to make sure the logfile ...
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Why use multiple partitions on a rhel server?

I'm about to reformat and reinstall CentOS onto an old server. The server runs on a modest 30 node small business network and has a variety of responsibilities including MySQL, a Samba share, DHCPd ...
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Newer GLIBC for RHEL/CentOS 5.x

I have a situation where a group of developers is attempting to deploy a binary application to a series of RHEL 5.5 and CentOS 5.5 servers. Unfortunately, the application was developed on another ...
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When did Red Hat start shipping PHP 5.3 with 5.x?

Okay this is a PSA more than a question because I know the answer: January 13, 2011. See: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2011-0069.html Colour me surprised though, didn't hear anything about in ...
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Simplest way to expose UNIX mailboxes via IMAP or POP3 on RHEL 5.6

We've got a web server running RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.6, and it has all the usual local UNIX mailboxes. As is typical, the root mailbox gets all the cron output, logwatch results, etc. I'd like an ...
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Red Hat 5.4 slow processing

I'm running Red Hat Linux 5.4 on HP DL580 server with 16 processors and 64 GB of RAM. I'm connecting to the server remotely through SSH. after entering the password, it takes time to return the ...
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Xen P2V for large physical hosts with much free space

I need to P2V a rhel5 machine to xen under rhel5. I know I can use dd if=/dev/sda then using virt-install --import on the host, but the downside of this is the original machine has 80% free space on ...
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LikewiseOpen and pam_access

We have a combination of RHEL5 and SLES11 servers that integrate with Active Directory via LikewiseOpen. What I'm wondering is in what place should I put the pam rule to allow pam_access to be ...
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Remove some junk characters from server console log

Please look in to the picture,here am trying to open(with vi editor) my server console log file(around 100MB) and it takes more than two minutes to open with so many special characters.after deleting ...
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whm/cpanel server install web folder location [closed]

on a whm/cpanel server install, where is the hostname web folder located. ex. if hostname is svr1.server.com where is the web folder for that. i checked /root/public_html/ but that's not it ...
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How do I run strace or ltrace on Tomcat Catalina?

Running ltrace isn't trivial. This RHEL 5.3 system has based on a Tomcat Catalina (servlet container) which uses text scripts to tie everything together. When I tried to find an executable here's the ...
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Is there a command like pstree for libraries?

I need to determine whether a library named libunaSA.so is being called directly by the process or by another library called libtoki2.so. I guess what I'm looking for is a pstree for libraries. The ...
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Clean installation of RHEL 5.5 claims package “desktops” is missing

I'm a student worker in the CS department of my university, so please forgive me for any unprofessional descriptions. Simplified explanations are appreciated. I recently replaced some bad graphics ...
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NIC reordering on RHEL5/CentOS 5

I have an HP ProLiant DL360 G6 containing two onboard NICs as well as an HP NC375T (NetXen NX3031 chipset) 4-port PCIe card. The system was running with eth0 and eth1 belonging to the onboard NICs and ...
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postfix remote mx 0.0.0.0 looping

Does anyone know how to make postfix avoid getting into an endless loop of errors when a remote mx server resolves to 0.0.0.0 ? The problem sounds exactly like that described here: mail loops back to ...
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SATA drive not recognized when installing RHEL 5.1 on PowerEdge R410

Here's my setup: Dell R410 with Perc S100 (software) raid controller on an Intel ICH10R chipset The first problem is that the Perc S100 is only supported on windows. I'm trying to install RHEL 5.1. ...
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setting up Ubuntu 10.10 as paravirtualized guest in Xen on RHEL5 host - what kernel?

I've discovered the tool ubuntu-vm-builder, which I've installed and then invoked on an Ubuntu workstation as: sudo vmbuilder xen ubuntu --suite maverick --flavour virtual --arch amd64 --mem=512 ...
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How to programmatically change php.ini values via shell scripts?

Basically, I'm trying to setup a shell script that lets me autoconfigure some parameters on my new servers In particular, I'd like to set, in php.ini error_log= /var/log/php_errors.log ...
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How to install Linux system on remote server?

I've 2 remote HP Proliant DL180 G6 servers with HP Integrated Lights Out enabled on both and I have to install RHEL5 on these servers. I try to do it with ILO - mounted ISO file from local hard drive ...
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Can't Mount Remote Share From RHEL 6

I'm trying to upgrade some Linux systems to RHEL 6, but I cannot mount the home directories. I'm using EXT4 for the RHEL 6 system and EXT3 on the RHEL 5 server, which I'm mounting the directory from. ...
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Installing OpenSSL (or Node.JS) on RHEL 5

I have to install Node.JS on a customer’s server which runs RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 (5.3, afaik). I’m an experienced Debian and Gentoo admin, but have not worked with RedHat systems for about 10 ...
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How to specify the log file for memcached on RHEL / CentOS

I'm running memcached 1.4.5 on RHEL5.5. I installed this using yum which has installed the standard memcached script in /etc/init.d and the configuration file in /etc/sysconfig/memcached: ...
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Installing rsvg lib on second install of Python

I have two installs of python on my RHEL server, one at version 2.4.x (which is the general install by RHEL, updated using yum) and a 2.6.x version that I use for Django as well as just everyday ...
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Override DHCP hostname on RHEL5/CentOS/Amazon Linux

I'm running Amazon Linux (based on RHEL5) on EC2. I have my own domain name pointing to the instance's elastic IP. Amazon auto-assigns the instance a generic (and not visible on the Internet) ...
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Accidentally rm -rf /usr/* as root, what now?

A colleague of mine accidentally deleted /usr/* data by running: rm -rf /usr/*. And it's now a big issue. We had a lot of good data on that machine. Most of the commands are not working as a result. ...
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Which bugzilla version to install

Which Bugzilla version to download and install http://www.bugzilla.org/download/ on RHEL5
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How to mount new partition on Red hat linux

i have installed RHEL on virtual machine using vmware. i have added the extra hard drive from vmware. Now Linux is not showing that new hard drive installed. HOw can i do that
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RHEL not accepting any passwords

I have RHEL 5 on virtual machine installed. I was creating the new user by making entry in /etc/passwd. I deleted the /etc/shadow file and used pwconv command to make new shadow file. Now when i ...
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Samba server error message in Windows XP

We have a RHEL5 Linux Server with few Windows XP client boxes. Using Samba server for share files between systems. My server working well in all systems but one Windows XP machine didn't connect to ...
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How to create RPM for 32-bit arch from a 64-bit arch server?

Our production server is running CentOS5 64-bit arch. Because there are no RPM available currently for SQLite latest version (v3.7.3), I created RPM using rpmbuild the very first time by following ...
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Downgrading R version

I have R version 2.10 installed (from an RPM) on a RHEL 5 machine. What would be the easiest way to downgrade to version 2.8?
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Pass environment variable through to another user when being run as sudo

I am installing Tomcat on a RHEL5 machine, and am having some trouble starting it, because JAVA_HOME isn't set. Tomcat is being started using sudo /sbin/service tomcat start and runs under the user ...