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kickstart unattended install of OEL 6.5 always asks to check media

My configuration is as follows: Hyper-V 2012 R2 Host Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 VM Guest being installed from an iso attached to the VM. I created a kickstart file that I have on a NFS share and ...
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packets sent on virtual IP don't hit iptables rule

I have a virtual interface eth1:3 with IP address 222.192.124.3, I have set up an iptables rule to log packets coming on that interface using the interface's IP (I know iptables doesn't care about ...
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RHEL 6, Mounting Network Storage at Boot

I have multiple network folders that need to be accessed by RHEL machine for a server program. The issue is everytime the server gets rebooted all the mounts get erased. How can I make it so the ...
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Unable to access disks in rhel 6.5

I work for a biology lab. We recently bought a new microscope that produces an enormous amount of data - it is simply not feasible to store it on a desktop. So, we bought a storage server - the idea ...
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VSFTPD won't allow upload to mounted (Shared) Directory. RHEL6

I'm trying to configure VSFTPD, for each user to have a PublicFTP directory, since all users are chrooted, but they still need a central FTP dir. I've created this directory in each of the local ...
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Linux Hard link permissions show r/w/x for owner/user/group but user unable to execute

I have a hard link to a service script in /etc/init.d/ that points to a shell script (bash). The permissions show owner, user and group permissions to be rwx for everyone. However, when I run the ...
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pam_tally2 being called before Password entry

Based on the suggestion given in: Account Lockout with pam_tally2 in RHEL6 I have come to a working configuration, wherein account is getting locked out after 3 failed logins. Catch is that ...
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How can I force sudo to accept a user's AD password on RHEL6

In our environment we do not join Linux boxes to the Microsoft Domain. We do however setup Kerberos. This allows us to log into the boxes using our AD credentials as long as there is a local account ...
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rbash to limit user to its home directory closes sftp connection

Server: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago) Using openssh-server to allow sftp connexions. I'm trying to limit users to their own personal home directory. So i modified ...
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Linux: ps/htop show processes running for hundreds or thousands of days though host just rebooted

RHEL 6.3 We just rebooted last night and I have many many processes showing they have been running FOREVER. Examples: root 11 2 99 Feb23 ? 212429-04:31:07 [kworker/0:1] root ...
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Identifying RHEL disk other than by UUID in /etc/fstab for Disaster Recovery from another site

For our disaster recovery setup there is a set of disk which are replicated from our production site to the disaster site. On the production site the RHEL servers have /boot filesystem setup on disks ...
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Growing a raid 1 with mdadm

I have a RHEL 6.5 box in which I have recently added two partitions to the a raid 1. It took the the disks without any incidents but I am not able to resize the raid itself. The output of cat ...
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cifs mount not working using fstab on RHEL6

I had a line in my fstab file that until this morning allowed me to read and write to a windows share (dummy IP address is shown below) //111.111.1.111/ecc /mnt/nas2 cifs ...
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uploadprogress.so is installed, but does not appear in phpinfo

I'm on RHEL6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago)), but I've upgraded PHP to version 5.4.16. I've downloaded and installed the PECL uploadprogress library version 1.0.3.1 that is ...
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Breaking off /tmp using LVM

I've recently been put in charge of a RHEL6 server running our NMS. I don't know much about Linux filesystem administration. What I'm needing to do is create a partition for /tmp, instead of having it ...
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php-snmp php-devel php-mbstring Dependency Issues RHEL 6

I apologize if this is answered, I may just not know what exactly to search for. I am attempting to install Cacti on RHEL6 and have hit a wall trying to install these three package: php-snmp ...
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Install libxml2.8 on RHEL 6

I want to install the software TinyOWS on a RHEL 6 server. I followed the instructions: $ wget http://download.osgeo.org/mapserver/tinyows-1.1.0.tar.bz2 $ tar xvjf tinyows-1.1.0.tar.bz2 $ cd ...
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Hyper-V 'standalone' (on baremetal) with RHEL/CentOS 6.x guest VM

My exposure to virtualization has been limited to Virtualbox &VMware-player on Desktops, and to VMWare ESXi &KVM on Linux server, and exclusively with Linux guests (RHEL/CentOS). So please ...
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migrate to centos vs. add centos repository [closed]

I have installed Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.2, and I don't want to buy its subscription, I want to use the centos's repository. I found an article that teach me how to migrate to centos 6 from rhel 6, ...
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brctl addbr and bonding not working for CentOS6 if IPv6 is disabled

I set up a CentOS6-XEN4-Server according to these instructions. Now I want to set up bridges - first manually: brctl addbr test - but this fails with: "add Bridge failed: Package not installed" ...
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Foreman-Installer change certificate

Looking to install Foreman for a puppet deployment in my environment. I ran foreman-installer with defaults at first and didn't care for the SSL certificates and URLs being server01.example.com I ...
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RHEL SELinux context differs between matchpathcon and restorecon

I am using RHEL 6.3 and I experiment a strange behavior with matchpathcon and restorecon SELinux commands. For a specific file, I have defined a context with semanage fcontext. Then, matchpathcon ...
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RHEL6 Upstart: Flow of Events During Reboot

I have a situation where a RHEL 6.4 server is sending TERM and KILL signals too quickly, before applications and databases have had a chance to gracefully stop. It seems that Upstart is handing ...
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Nagios NRPE: Command “my_command” not defined

I have installed Nagios® Core™ 3.5.1 and NRPE v2.14 on my client which running RHEL 6.3 I have this error message on my Nagios NRPE: Command 'check_mysql_connections' not defined On my nrpe.cfg I ...
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How to configure the bridge over bonding in RHEL 6.4 Server?

Has installed a system (rhel-server-6.4-x86_64-dvd.iso). KVM over which set. The host machine and the guest-machine assigned its own IP-address, configured for this bridge br0. Everything works. Now ...
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How to configure ssh tunneling with Putty between two RHEL servers?

I'm trying to allow ssh access from a remote RHEL server to a local RHEL box via Win/Putty gateway. Basically, I'd like to be able to do 'ssh localhost -p 512' on a remote server so that it would ...
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Managing Python versions with environment-modules

I'm trying to configure a RHEL6 server to allow multiple users to run multiple versions of Python, multiple versions of various python modules, and multiple versions of various other programs (e.g. ...
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Redirect all incoming traffic

I have a RHEL6.4 httpd VirtualHost that I want to use to forward inbound traffic like so: Any incorrect host names in requests will redirected correctly to my SERVER_NAME AND Any non-port-443 ...
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How do I install the main repositories for RHEL6

We've setup RHEL6 on a new server. As far as we can tell, our subscription is all setup properly. However, when I run yum repolist, it doesn't show any repositories. /etc/yum.repos.d/redhat.repo is ...
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Can't make SELinux context types permanent with semanage

I created a new folder at /modevasive to hold my mod_evasive scripts and for the Log Directory. I'm trying to change the context type to httpd_sys_content_t so Apache can write to the folder. I did ...
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“power limit notification” clobbering on 12G Dell servers with RHEL6

Server: Poweredge r620 OS: RHEL 6.4 Kernel: 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64 I'm experiencing application alarms in my production environment. Critical CPU hungry processes are being starved of resources ...
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cron to anacron migration process

I have a script that I want to run nightly on my lab's RHEL 5 and 6 workstations, so I'm deploying the script to each system's /etc/cron.daily/ directory and making it executable there. But some ...
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How can I get auditd on RHEL6 to dispatch forwarded messages?

Using RHEL6, I currently have audispd setup to send logs to a remote server. The remote server successfully receives the messages, and writes them to the remote audit log. My problem is, I can't seem ...
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How to detect if mount point exists from init.d script?

After a reboot, I'm executing an application from a mounted network share (autofs) using an init.d script. The script starts by waiting 30 seconds before attempting to execute the command, in order to ...
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Why is RAM usage so high on an idle server? [duplicate]

I'm investigating a server used for scientific data analysis. It's running RHEL 6.4 It has almost 200GB of RAM. It's been running very slowly for users via SSH, and after some poking around I quickly ...
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RHEL Apache: 403 Forbidden on VirtualHost

My files are all owned by apache:apache. All directories have 770 permissions and files have 660 permissions. My original virtualhost seems to be fine but the second one is getting 403 errors on all ...
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Later versions of RPMs not available through custom yum repo

I've created a custom repository following this guide. Files are being served via http (nginx). I've cd'd into the directory to create the metadata with createrepo .. I can install a package through ...
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What are the disadvantages of disabling tinker panic 0 in NTP?

We sometimes have the problem that new servers have the wrong time in the bios, so there time can be off by a month. When you suspend a VM in VMware and then unsuspend it, the time will be off too. ...
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How to make NTP work despite a high offset?

Recently I have kickstarted some servers that had their time off by a month in the bios. The time in the bios said it was a random time/date in May, while it was June. This caused NTP not to work, ...
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Dangers to giving Apache user a shell

tl;dr - What are the dangers of giving Apache a shell in /etc/passwd? I'm working on getting mod_evasive set up with Apache to fight DOS attempts. I use the DOSSystemCommand to run a script that ...
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Is there an equivalent to Debian's cli/php.ini on Redhat?

How do you configure the command line version of PHP to have different settings on a Redhat system? On Debian based systems, php has a separate command-line version config file: /etc/php5/cli. On ...
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Why does git remote repo only work as root?

I followed this description setting up a git remote git repo. This worked pretty well so far, but only when I use root@mygitserver.com:/gituserhomedir/someproject.git. When I switch to user git@... ...
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How do I allow my server to ftp to itself?

I'm on RHEL6 and I'm trying to do an auto update on wordpress but the ftp and sftp connections fail. I suspect it's at least testing the connection from within the server which is not allowed by my ...
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How to make Puppet fix SELinux types for home directories?

We are using pam_mkhomedir.so to automatically create the home directories of users logging in with SSH. There is a bug in pam_mkhomedir that sets the SELinux contexts to home_root_t instead of ...
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rubygems unavailable after optional rpms enabled

I'm using RHEL6. This morning I had a machine registered with RHN, and now I'm moving forward with a Puppet installation. I've run yum-config-manager --enable rhel-6-server-optional-rpms however, ...
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Do I need a RHEL subscription to install packages?

I'm new to RHEL. Trying to install software this morning and running into road blocks. Is it required to have a subscription to download packages via yum on RHEL? I'm coming across different sources ...
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PXE booting server in VirtualBox network configuration

I have a host machine(windows) which has a rhel6 guest running in virtual box. I want to boot my laptop through PXE server configured in this guest machine. I have configured all the necessary ...
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Can I use Puppetmaster 3.2.x with Puppet 2.7 clients?

We are using RHEL 6.2 with Puppet 2.7 on about 100 servers. I am planning to update the puppetmaster to RHEL 6.2 with Puppet 3.2. I understand that I have to rewrite a few manifests in order for the ...
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What are the dependencies of sssd/nscd to function?

What are the dependencies of sssd to function as an LDAP-client? What are the dependencies of nscd to function as an LDAP-client? Does sssd need openldap to function as an LDAP-client? Does nscd?
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What are disadvantages of using nsswitch compat?

In my current LDAP set-up "getent passwd" shows all 600+ users that exist in the LDAP, not enumerating only the 20 LDAP-users that have permission to access this netgroup/server. This can be solved ...