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Firewalls have two main choices when receiving unwanted connection attempts. REJECT - send a response saying the port/service/etc is closed or unavailable DROP - don't respond and just drop the packets The words REJECT/DROP aren't standard or used across all firewalls but the difference between the concepts behind the two possible actions will be ...


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There is no charge for the Google Compute Engine ingress traffic. Take a look at GCE network pricing. If you've been charged for the ingress traffic, you can contact the Cloud billing team to clarify and fix the charge. Regarding the requests to port 11, as far as this port is blocked in your GCE network's firewall your VM instances should be safe and the ...


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Add the following in your my.cnf [mysqld] skip-host-cache skip-name-resolve These two variables are not global so need to service mysql restart after that If you want to block all connections to port 3306 (MySQL) and allow only those you want $ iptables -N mysql $ iptables -A mysql --src 1.1.1.1 -j ACCEPT $ iptables -A mysql -j DROP $ iptables -I INPUT ...


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If all the folders are owned by one system user (somewhat implied by you suggesting you have a shell account that can see everything), and the PHP scripts are run as that user (any host worth their salt will be doing so), they can write into any directory you own/have write enabled (eg 777 isn't required - owner-write is enough). Each distinct website ...


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You should download & install - Command line interface for WordPress | WP-CLI [alexus@j ~/alexus.org/wordpress]$ wp --version WP-CLI 0.18.0 [alexus@j ~/alexus.org/wordpress]$ wp core verify-checksums Success: WordPress install verifies against checksums. [alexus@j ~/alexus.org/wordpress]$



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