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How to change protected config files via web/php interface?

I'm looking for way to modify configuration file that resides below /etc directory via web (in particular case PHP) interface. While it's not a problem to read (if you set up file permissions ...
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If a web root directory has a simlink that points to a folder one-level up, does that pose a security risk?

Assuming a Linux/Unix system. Not asking about any particular server software, just wondering in general. I want to use this to include javascript libraries or things like that in multiple sites or ...
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502 Bad Gateway Error Nginx connect() to unix:/tmp/unicorn.sock failed

This is my first question on Server Fault. I could not find a solution to this while searching the web. I am working on an OpenBSD server running Nginx, which I did not setup, that is throwing a 502 ...
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Security in users having sudo access

How to protect my passwords list (in different databases for example) in a UNIX environment where most of the users have sudo access to other user IDs? I have a script (main.sh) with the following ...
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Give user permission to create/delete particular file?

Is it possible to give a user permission to create/delete a file at a certain path, but not to modify other files in the same directory?. I'm using Ansible to provision a CentOS 6.4 box. I'd like to ...
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Create a link to the Unix socket [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to create a hard link for an unix socket? I'm creating a jail and symbolic links won't work, so I'm looking for a solution, how to provide an unix socket inside chrootted ...
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How do i change the global login shell on a unix system?

I want to set the login shell (the shell they get when they log in) of all existing and future users. The correct way to change the login shell seems to be chsh. But this only allows me to change the ...
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Environment variables are unavailable when running scripts over ssh

Suppose I have two hosts: A and B with users a and b. B is Windows machine with Cygwin installed, if this matters. B is configured to be accessed from A through SSH without password (it contains A's ...
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How can I make my own linux distro? [closed]

My question is bit off-topic or may be impractical. The thing is, on the web too many material available to download customized linux distro. But what if I want to make my own linux distro ? ...
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Saving SSL password for SVN in Ubuntu

I have tried to set up my SVN that way, that it saves my passwords, but for some reason it won't work. I am using a SSL certificate, for which I need to provide a password every time. I have tried ...
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Process identifier mask in z/OS

I've noticed a curious pattern to process identifier numbers on the z/OS system I'm working on (uname reports it as OS/390), they're either 1-4 digits long or 8 digits long but never in between. The ...
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Using Jenkins to access mysql files on the same instance

I have a Jenkins installation and running mysql server on the same box. One of my jenkins jobs is supposed to tar up the /var/lib/mysql folder but I get the following error tar: ...
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How do I accept two different types of network connections using iptables

I need to setup iptables for a mongodb database server, such that it allows only two types of INPUT connections: one connection to port 27017, monogdb's default port, from our main web-app one ssh ...
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Exclude with the find command [duplicate]

I need some help getting the find command to work right in a script working on. I need to be able to exclude some directories. Below I have what I'm doing as a work around. sudo find / ( -name ...
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How do I show listening open ports from the shell?

I always have to google this and ServerFault is never the first result. Typically I want to do this on a unix box, but I'd also like to know how to do it on a Windows machine from CMD.exe.
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CPU usage command for monitor script

Is there a command for FreeBSD (except the top -P) I could use to monitor my dedicated server CPU usage? I am in progress of writting my bash script which will notify me as soon as any of the CPU core ...
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Viewing the packet-size of an incoming IP

I have been looking for a sulution to this for a few hours. after no avail im asking for help here. I need to watch my incoming packets by Size. in a format similar to: IP SIZE I have tried ...
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Can sftp check for existing data?

I have 700 binary files (pdf) to download and right now only 400 are available on a sftp server. Can sftp, from the cli, determine what files exist in the local directory so it doesn't need to ...
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Can't log in to FTP on Debian with vsftpd

Linux noob here so please bear with me :) I'm trying to setup FTP access to my Apache server but I'm receiving a 530 Login Incorrect error. I installed the vsftp package via sudo apt-get install ...
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How to block rejected messages I did not send?

In exim mainlog I see a lot of rejected messages I did not actually sent (they were send from spammers). 2014-02-20 23:42:47 H=a94-132-158-40.cpe.xxxxxxx.pt (zonhub) [94.132.xxx.xxx] ...
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dmesg time vs system time time isn't correct

I hope that here is somebody that can help me with this strange problem. I think that i know why it is happening but i don't know how to solve it. Maybe it is because the BIOS time isn't set correct ...
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How do you tell if a user is “allowed to log in” on Linux?

The question is simple, I want to list all the user accounts which can log in to my system, but I'm not sure if that all the users in /etc/passwd are "could login" users? Details: I can see users ...
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Portforwarding with IPTABLES and Remote IP detection

I was able to forward 80 port from my primary server 192.168.90.1 to the second one 192.168.90.2 with IPTABLES The primary server has a public address X.X.X.X so I forwarded X.X.X.X:80 -> ...
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How to delete special character in linux

By mistake I made a file with the name \. How do you delete something like that? I've tried rm --\ rm "\" rm -- -\and nothing seems to work. I bet it's so simple but I'm stumbled - any suggestions?
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Fix Solaris 11 GNU tools location for RVM

I am trying to install RVM on a Solaris 11 system, the curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable went through, but when I actually try to use rvm, it simply stats "ERROR: Missing GNU tools: grep ...
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SSH Tunnel or Reverse Tunnel

I'm trying to establish a SSH tunnel to allow VNC/ARD connections (ports 5900 and 3389). However I'm uncertain about a certain thing: Let's say machine A has IP 192.168.103.1 and has services running ...
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Windows process management tools

Unix has tools like upstart, angel, god, etc to keep processes running constantly on system start and can restart processes that have failed. Does windows have the ability to do this natively?
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Is there a mechanism in Unix (or Linux) to stop an in-progress core dump?

Let's say a (very) large process is crashing and dumping core, and we know the cause from other information (possibly an assert message, maybe something else). Is there a way to stop the core dump ...
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KVM-Host OS recommendation [closed]

I am about to migrate a server installation (one OS) to a newer hardware and wish to enable/use KVM. So the hardware is fixed (https://www.hetzner.de/hosting/produkte_rootserver/ex40) , now I got the ...
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How to block access to a local user to a local port?

How to block access to a local user to a local port? Example: user Elvis should not have access to the port 25600 on the same server.
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Control IP to access a server , which use iptables

I would like to use linux command iptables to control to only allow the same subnet IP to access a server , what I would like to do is to allow any services from 10.168.1.0 to this server , could ...
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Can a program tell it is being run under sudo?

I have a program that should behave differently if it is being run under "sudo". Is there a way it can find out if it was run under sudo? Update: Someone asked why would I want to do this. In this ...
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redundancy in a single SCSI target

following-on from my earlier question about resurrecting an ancient Intergraph 6800 machine (licence file for extra logins on ancient Unix (CLIX) system), the original problem was a failed hard disk ...
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Mac OS 10.6.8 Firewall Blocking Wiki for ONE User

This is a very bizarre issue that I hope someone can help with. We're running 10.6.8 server to host our internal wiki. We had the firewall enabled on that machine without any issues. Last week one ...
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Is there a way for a user to temporarily remove its own group membership within a script?

I'm writing a script which will be used to "detect" whether a generic, no-frills, user account has access to certain files. Basically a user which only has membership in the "staff" group or ...
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rsyslog logging same data to multiple files

I'm new to configuring rsyslog for centralized logging and was wondering if one of you experts could help me with the following problem. I am trying to store logs for each remote host to a per host ...
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How to kill the process using the name of the program instead of PID?

I started my Python program in the background using nohup as mentioned below - nohup zook.py & Now I am trying to kill this process so I did the ps command as mentioned below ...
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How do I iterate bash arrays and make an SCP command efficiently?

I need to scp the files from machineB and machineC to machineA. I am running my below shell script from machineA. I have setup the ssh keys properly. If the files are not there in machineB, then it ...
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Linux cd .. command

Say if I need to do this a lot: cd ../../../../foo/sub1/bar/dest/ cd ../../../../foo2/sub1/bar/dest/ cd ../../../../foo3/sub1/bar/dest/ cd ../../../../foo/sub1/bar/dest/ Is there any faster way to ...
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Logging ssh info using syslog-ng daemon in Cygwin

I have setup the syslog-ng daemon using Cygwin in Windows 7. What I want to do is to log all of the ssh failed passwords, etc to /var/log/sshd.log. I tried to do this by adding the following line: ...
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ISC DHCPD memory leak solutions and or workarounds

Background: I have recently been put in charge of finding the root of and/or fixing a memory leak with an ISC DHCPD (4.2.5-P1) installation on a Debian (Lenny) Unix server. I have been researching ...
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Https not working JBoss AS 7.0.2

I am trying to load SSL certificate to one of our site. We are using JBoss AS 7.0.2 for our application on Ubuntu Server 12.04, it's running successfully on http while on https it's not responding. ...
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How to transfer file(s) from a Unix system to a DOS system? [closed]

What is the simplest way to transfer files from a Unix system to a DOS system? Preferably without any "extra" tools on the DOS side.
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Balancing server bandwith

I am working on a file uploading website. It will be run on dedicated server with 1GBPS connection. I wanna offer visitors max download speed possible at the current moment. So lets say server can ...
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cp/rsync command with destination as symlink to a directory

I am working on a cPanel backup solution at the moment. We are now informed about this exploit. Exploit : Full ROOT ACCESS to server 1.) create malicious file from, normal user account: mkdir root ...
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Multiple VirtualHost Configuration files in Apache2.

I have servers with RHEL-5, Apache-2.2.22, PHP-5.3.25 I know I can configure multiple virtualhost configurations in mutliple file by including these files in httpd.conf. Can Apache support this ...
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Optmize server access for LAN and WAN (Internet Access)

I am trying to optimize my server so that accessing the local network as well as the internet. The OS is Solaris 9 running on a SUN V210 Connecting outside takes a long time, with sometimes there is ...
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RHEL 5 list missing critical patches/packages

Im trying to figure out if there is an easy way to identify the missing critical patches/packages on my RHEL5 boxes. This is for audit purposes and was trying to figure out if there was an RPM command ...
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Trying to delete a directory stored on a Windows server, from on a Mac, containing files created on the Mac, getting “Directory not empty”

I am trying to delete a directory stored on a Windows 2008 R2 server, mounted on a Mac as network home (10.8.5). The directory was created by Safari and stores temporary internet files. I need to be ...
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What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view? [closed]

What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view ? What specifically and significantly differs Linux from BSD (memory/resources/users management, other ...