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Recover sudo password of server over ssh

I am working on an ubuntu 12.04 server and i was not provided a sudo password. Now i need to recover it. I found out that we need to reboot into recovery mode to do so but we don't know how to get ...
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Monit on EC2 - Monit works but it doesn't monitor any service

I have a ubuntu 14.04 instance on amazon, I've installed monit with some simple configuration files but it seems like it doesn't monitor them. I have installed monit a couple of times in other servers ...
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Using sudo in a Git hook to set permissions after deploy

I run a few sites on Ubuntu and I'm setting up a new deploy worflow as follows (the example uses the staging environment): On my dev machine, I do git push staging which pushes to a bare repository ...
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How Do I Limit Bandwidth For Connections On My Ubuntu VPS?

I have a VPS with Ubuntu 12.04 installed, with a 35Gb limit each month (any more than that used and I have to pay). I normally use it to host a Joomla website, and keep the mail ports closed. There is ...
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apache2 server time out on public IP

I set my server to a public IP. When I attempt to connect to it or load a webpage I will occasionally get timed out. I was told to look into the worker threads and script execution location. ...
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Consequences of upgrading libc6 on oneiric

I have a server running Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10, which I cannot upgrade. I've followed instructions given here http://serverfault.com/a/631664/246071 to upgrade bash. However, I noticed that these ...
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LTO-6 tape robots that work with the mtx command under Ubuntu Linux

One of my clients has a Tandberg StorageLoader 8 tape LTO-5 tape robot. It's now time to update to a LTO-6 robot. The StorageLoader has worked fine except for one problem - it's immune to scripted ...
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Which ubuntu AMI should I choose to create a new EC2 instance? What are the advantage and disadvantages?

I want to set up an ec2 instance which runs Ubuntu 14.04 There are two possible set of candidates of AMI: From the Quick Start menu vs from Ubuntu What should I consider before I make a ...
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Rotating logs with different names with logrotate

The logs name are appended with timestamp when generated like log-20140526-062503.txt Is there a way to manage this? I tried with a custom state file but log rotate does not delete old file. ...
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csf Integrated User Interface not working

i've installed CSF on ubuntu 14.04 using their official install guide after disabling UFW with the following command : sudo ufw disable then i have modified csf.conf with the following values: ...
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Reboot randomly Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid

Lately my ubuntu server reboots by itself. It seems to be caused by AptDaemon From the log it seems always in the night, when it is in IDLE status Can you help me? my version of Ubuntu is 10.04 LTS ...
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Easy backup VPS [on hold]

I have VPS (with Ubuntu Server). Files and DBs are not very large (~10-20 GB totally) but I need to make periodic backups of all user data. I'm looking for simple solutions that allows to backup all ...
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Changing kernel.shmmax and kernel.shmmal on ubuntu?

We have an Ubuntu server with 6GB of RAM. We are trying to install Postgres but it is advising us to increase the values for kernel.shmmax and kernel.shmmal. The server is solely a Postgres DB ...
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Updating openssl to fix heartbleed bug tries to remove redis-server

I am trying to fix openssl heartbleed bug on my server. I read that I can update the openssl version with the following command: sudo apt-get install openssl libssl1.0.0 But when i try to run this ...
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Unable to install software using apt-get in Ubuntu Server

I'm trying to install some software in my Ubuntu Server 12.04 installation, but whenever I try to install it using apt-get or aptitude, I would usually get an error message like this: E: unable to ...
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Since Upgrading NFS and Ubuntu to 14.04, All NFS Mounts Are Failing

Since upgrading my Ubuntu Machine, all my NFS mounts are hanging. I checked the syslog, and I'm seeing this now: Sep 29 04:29:10 ip-10-10-10-10 kernel: [ 9589.594814] RPC: AUTH_GSS upcall failed. ...
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Why is my nginx load balancer misdirect phpMyAdmin after login?

In my testing server, I have an nginx load balancer pointing to Apache server(s) running on the same machine, and I've installed phpMyadmin under Apache. My nginx config: http { upstream backend ...
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How do I check network buffer queue size?

I'm currently trying to investigate how queue size varies affect throughput in network. Hence, I've tried googling around but to no avail. Hopefully someone here could shed some light on me. How do ...
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openvpn connection has established but cant ping the server

I have a openvz vps and setup a openvpn server, and I successfully connect to the server in my ubuntu 14.10 client. server.conf: port 1199 proto udp dev tun ca ca.crt cert server.crt key server.key ...
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Shellshock protection in Rackspace Ubuntu

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 13.10 servers in Rackspace to avoid Shellshock bug, but it is not working. Here is what I am doing: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...
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Apache Alias directive not working

I'm trying to use and Alias directive to be able to access through web to a directory outsite the web directory. This is what I'm using: Alias /test /home/directory <Directory /home/directory> ...
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Samba only binds to loopback interface

I have Samba installed on a Ubuntu 14.04 server, in my smb.conf I have interfaces = lo em1 bind interfaces only = yes This should make Samba bind to only the loopback and the first embedded network ...
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virtuoso-opensource 7.1: how do I build an ubuntu deb package that includes isql?

Does anyone know how to create a virtuoso-opensource 7.1 ubuntu deb package, from source, that includes isql? If I do a make install from the source, virtuoso-t and isql are installed to the ...
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vsftpd allows connection only from admin user

I have installed vsftpd ftp server on my ubuntu and I can connect only with the admin user (the user that can be sudoed). Also when I'm connecting via ftp I see the home directory of the admin user ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade, Perl Version Broke ZImbra

Kind of in a bind here, since I heard about the bash bugs last night I decided on upgrading all off my server, not just the packages but the complete OS, it worked fine on all my servers, except my ...
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Bridge PPTP VPN with local network

I have configured on my Ubuntu a VPN server using PPTPD. I can connect to it from outside of my LAN, I can use it's internet connection. But I cannot see my LAN clients (because the VPN and the LAN ...
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Will unattended-upgrades automatically fix shellshock (cve-2014-6271)?

I've got unattended-upgrades on ubuntu-12.04.5 set to automatically install security updates. Is that going to take care of shellshock (cve-2014-6271)?
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Bootup process does not respect file limits config in Ubuntu Linux

I have open files limit configured in /etc/security/limits.conf * hard nofile 500000 * soft nofile 500000 root hard nofile 500000 root soft nofile ...
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Single user mode boot stuck

I have an old Ubuntu box with an unknown root password. It boots fine in regular mode, but it gets stuck when booting to single user mode: For searchability, the last few lines are: Begin: Running ...
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What is a recommended way to patch the Shellshock Bash bug on an unsupported Ubuntu server?

I maintain an out-of-support Ubuntu Quantal server (12.10), don't ask me why please, and we need to patch the Shellshock Bash security bug. As upgrades are not available anymore, what is the ...
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Can't change files with Transmit through SFTP. Wrong permissions

I'm having an Ubuntu Server installation. In a folder deployed a wordpress installation and because of the file uploads, plugin updates etc I chowned the entire folder and its subdirectories to ...
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How to check the packets is actually coming thru the VPN Tunnel

I have setup up a VPN server with strongswan. My VPN is coming up, but I want to make sure packets are actually going through the tunnel. Are there some commands to check this on the VPN ...
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network interfaces conflict [closed]

I configured eth0 and eth1 with static addresses. eth0 is LAN and doesn't have a default gateway. eth1 is for internet and has static parameters also but with default gateway. The problem is when ...
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i have a static ip and know want to link it to a domain [closed]

i have was asked to setup a webserver and web site. we had a few old dell desktops lying around i took the best parts out of each of them and then put ubuntu server on it. i installed lamp, got a ...
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How can I set IPMI ip address on Ubuntu?

I'm new to working with IPMI and trying to configure a server running Ubuntu 14.04 with an IPMI IP address. I found there are a couple of packages available for Ubuntu that may help with this: ...
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Networking issue in IBM x3650 after install Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem making TCP connections after a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation. First of all, after booting the interface is always off. In my case the interface is manually configured and named em2. ...
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Is there vulnerability in the following listening ports?

I've just installed new ubuntu server and issue netstat -nlpcommand and get the following result: Active UNIX domain sockets (only servers) Proto RefCnt Flags Type State I-Node ...
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How can I get Puppet generated configuration to include internal hostnames of other ec2 instances in my CloudFormation stack?

I have a stack generated by AWS CloudFormation that includes an EC2 instance (running Ubuntu 14.04) and an RDS (database) instance. They are both inside a VPC, which includes a puppet master (not as ...
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Shared storage between Ubuntu VM servers

I am setting up worker servers on Digital Ocean. These Ubuntu servers need to access files in a common storage area. What process or program do you recommend for storing files on a shared folder ...
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How can I have ntpdate ignore skew?

During a server bootstrap process, I want to explicitly run ntpdate rather than rely on the ntp daemon. However, the clock can be severely skewed at this point in time, which causes an error when ...
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How to change Postgresql database from Read-only to Writable

I'm new to managing servers, especially postgresql on Ubuntu Server, so bear with me. I'm trying to synchronize between two databases on two different computers, but I'm not sure what I did wrong, ...
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PBIS Open AD authentication stops working on ubuntu with errors: “user accout has expired” and “is your account locked?”

We have been using PowerBroker Identity Services Open to authenticate active directory users from ubuntu hosts successfully for six months. Recently AD authentication stopped working on several ...
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How can I test that I am correctly setting a new ntp server?

I have a config script that is configuring the ntp server of a machine (which is running Ubuntu 14.04) by stripping lines matching ^server .* from /etc/ntp.conf and adding a new line server ...
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How to monitor socket connection usage and exhaustion on a server?

I have a service endpoint (java) that will be getting bursts of thousands of requests per second. In my load testing I had to tweak the server because I would run out of open sockets as there were ...
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Can access Ubuntu server through SSH cannot connect to internet [closed]

Something weird is up with my Ubuntu server, I can easily connect to it using SSH but when I ping www.google.com, or the IP or try to resolve any domain it fails. What could cause this?
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Blank page Code 200 on seafile web under apache https with ssl and fastcgi, no LOG [closed]

First of all, because i have less than 10 reputation on serverfault (i am more a stackoverflow user), i can only post two links so here there are, just for setting them has constant for this post ...
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LXC utsname does not work

I have created a LXC by cloning it from already existing LXC by using command lxc-clone -o u1 -n u2. When I start the u2 it comes with a prompt u2 login. Till this point it is fine. However, when I ...
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Set up simple HTTP server with PUT method

I work on developing an internal testing document, and I'm running it through it's paces and one of the tests requires an HTTP PUT to upload a file. I've looked around and tried a couple things ...
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Ubuntu insufficient disk space [closed]

I am getting an insufficient disk space error, here is my df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 29G 28G 31M 100% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% ...
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Open ports for Age of empires in ubuntu router using iptables [migrated]

The purpose of this question is to learn how to correctly use iptables. As I am currently living in the dormitories in the University and I am using a small netbook as a router to provide wifi in my ...