Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 is a Linux distribution sold by Red Hat, Inc. for the enterprise market. It is used for both servers and desktops. Although the binaries are not freely available, the sources are, and so there are numerous projects which provide compatible rebuilds of RHEL, such as ...

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IPTABLES - Limit rate of a specific incoming IP

I do not wish to limit the rate of a specific service. My goals is to limit rate based solely on the incoming IP address. For example using a pseudo-rule: john.domain.local (192.168.1.100) can only ...
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Upgrade CentOS 5.x to CentOS 6.x - tips and techniques

Now that CentOS 6.0 is making its way to the various mirror sites, I wanted to solicit opinions on the upgrade process. In working with the commercial RedHat 5.6 and 6.x distributions for the past few ...
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PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/gd.so' undefined symbol: gdImageWebpCtx in Unknown

We're running RHEL6 and just started getting this error when restarting php-fpm. PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/gd.so' - /usr/lib64/php/modules/gd.so: ...
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Understanding RedHat's recommended tuned profiles

We are going to roll out tuned (and numad) on ~1000 servers, the majority of them being VMware servers either on NetApp or 3Par storage. According to RedHats documentation we should choose the ...
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HP DL380p Gen8 (p420i controller) I/O oddity on XFS partitions

On DL380p gen8 servers using XFS on top of LVM on top of raid 1+0 with 6 disks, an identical workload results in a ten-fold increase in disk writes on RHEL 6 compared to RHEL 5, making applications ...
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Account Lockout with pam_tally2 in RHEL6

I am using pam_tally2 to lockout accounts after 3 failed logins per policy, however, the connecting user does not receive the error indicating pam_tally2's action. (Via SSH.) I expect to see on the ...
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Interpreting cryptic kernel “page allocation failure” messages

I have a multi-user CentOS 6.1 database system running an application named ABC. The server is 64-bit, 8GB RAM and 6 vCPU (on VMWare ESXi 4). We get frequent dumps into the dmesg and the system logs ...
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Modify XFS filesystem creation parameters during kickstart installation

I'm streamlining the kickstart process for a series of EL6.2 (RHEL, CentOS, SL, etc.) systems. I'd prefer to use XFS over ext4 for the growth/data partition. However, I'd like some control over the ...
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Reloading a kernel “live” in CentOS / RHEL 6

When upgrading the kernel package on CentOS or RHEL 6, is it possible to load the new kernel without rebooting? My gut tells me it's not, but if it were, it'd be handy - especially when compiling ...
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KVM on RHEL 6.1 makes host sluggish

I have been running RHEL 5.7 on a host just fine with several VMs (KVM). No major issues. Time came to upgrade to RHEL 6.1 as a few bugs had been fixed in this release. When I start a VM or two under ...
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Persist IP address alias across reboots in CentOS/RHEL 6 using “ip” command

I've always used the ifcfg-eth0:1 alias files to create additional addresses. However, in recent rhel documentation, it states that: As the ip command of the iproute package now supports assigning ...
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What is the relation between NetworkManager and network service in Fedora/RHEL/Centos?

Hi I am new to Fedora/Centos/RHEL. I am confused about NetworkManager and network service in these Linux OS. May I know what is the relation between NetworkManager and network service? If I am using ...
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ptp time synchronization on centos6/rhel

I need to setup time synchronization using PTP (precision time protocol). I'll get server address. I found ptpd server (version 2.1). I created startup files in /etc/init.d. But wondering what options ...
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RedHat: is it possible to install packages in a kind of mock environment to build RPMs

Is there a tool that allows to install the dependecies of an RPM .spec into an isolated environment? I won't install such dependencies globally on the system and I am not able to do so since I have ...
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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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RHEL 6 x64: running 32 bit applications

We develop an application which currently works in 32 bit mode only. It worked fine in RHEL 5 but failed to work in RHEL 6. The reason is RHEL 6 by default is installed with 64 bit libraries only. ...
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How to free up space on RHEL6 /boot safely?

I am trying to do yum update on RHEL 6 box and I am getting this error message Transaction Check Error: installing package kernel-2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.x86_64 needs 10MB on the /boot filesystem ...
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How can I install git on RHEL 6?

I'm trying to install Git on a RHEL6 development server, I have experience with Ubuntu but this is my first time working with RHEL (I'm a developer trying to fill in for a recently departed Linux ...
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Keep RHEL at a particular minor revision level? [duplicate]

I'm working with a large database platform (Or#&%@) that requires a specific revision level of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this case, it needs EL6.2 in order to retain support and compatibility ...
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How to make RHEL have persistent local hdd name?

I have 2 identical Dell R720 servers running identical Oracle Enterprise Linux(RHEL)6.4. Both servers (supposedly) configured in exactly the same way. However, one of the servers is behaving ...
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Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?

I'm running Oracle Linux 6 on a HP Proliant server. It's been running fine for the last week, but seemed slow earlier so the Oracle service was stopped. Rather than restart the service, I was asked to ...
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Caveats when upgrading from RHEL 5.4 to RHEL 6.3 on hundreds of production servers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Caveats when upgrading from Java 6 to Java 7 on hundreds of production servers I am about to upgrade the RHEL version from RHEL 5.4 to RHEL 6.3 in a few hundreds of ...
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GVFS Locations Not Available In ~/.gvfs

So, I can mount GVFS locations correctly (specifically CIFS) either from the Gnome "Places" menu, or via the command line gvfs-mount, but the filesystem is not mounted in the expected location; ...
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Compiling realtime kernel from RHEL 6 MRG sources on CentOS 6

I'm trying to compile kernel-rt-2.6.33.9-rt31.75.el6rt.src.rpm from RHEL6 MRG source RPMs on Centos 6 x86_64 system. It's first time I'm doing this, so I did research on how to do this properly. From ...
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Solaris SMF to Upstart on RHEL6

I am planning a migration from Solaris/x86 to RHEL6. Part of this migration will be migrating services from SMF to the RHEL6 equivalent, which appears to be upstart. While init.d scripts still seem to ...
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UNEXPECTED INCONSITENCY run fsck manually redhat

I erroneously restarted my server before completing a filesystem resize. Here's the command that ran successfully before restarting: lvresize -L -400GB /dev/mapper/vg_yavin-lv_home At boot, I get ...
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scilinux6 (rhel6) perl pathing question

Working on SL6. [CODE] $ cat /etc/redhat-release Scientific Linux release 6.0 (Carbon) $ uname -an Linux bigbox.em.local 2.6.32-131.6.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jul 12 17:14:50 CDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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mod_evasive DOSSystemCommand not working

I'm trying to get mod_evasive to fire off a script to add an iptables rule to deny the offending host. I've tried the suggestions from both answers here but I still can't get it working. Apart from ...
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Root crontab not executing script

I have a script listed in my roots crontab 07 9 * * * /opt/HLRSDATA_2010_OCT/HLRS_Scheduler_sp.sh > /opt/HLRSDATA_2010_OCT/logs/HLRTKJob.log This script contains the following #!/bin/bash echo ...
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updates-testing repo for CentOS 6?

What is the equivalent CentOS 6 repo for the updates-testing repo of RHEL/Fedora? I am trying to follow the node.js installation instructions here and am having trouble figuring out what repo to add ...