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Jun
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Mar
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comment How does a router get its IP address assigned?
@dunni - this is where we need to draw a distinction from routers within an organisation's network (manually set IP) and a single router within a home network with a dynamically assigned external IP. A home router's external IP will be assigned by the IP through DHCP or similar, but it's internal IP will almost always be pre-set by the manufacturer.
Jan
12
comment Continuous POST requests on wordpress login page - hacking attempt?
Fail2Ban would also work, and is on the same basic theory as a login-delaying plugin, it depends whether you care about 4 requests a second (as in this case) in terms of resources. On the systems I run, 4 requests per second is trivial and I'm far more concerned with account security. --- Restricting logins to known IPs will work under many circumstances, but is entirely unfeasible in others, it's effective but very situational.
Jan
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comment Continuous POST requests on wordpress login page - hacking attempt?
This, and perhaps implement a plugin which enforces increasing delays to an account/IP after multiple login attempts
Dec
4
comment Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?
Given the commend by the OP on Kevin's reply, this answer looks ideal - the OP is asking how to prevent accidental deletion by a user with root access, not how to prevent a malicious super user causing problems
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Sep
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comment Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?
Apologies, I forgot to come back to this - there was no hardware issue we ever found. After a re-install, the system has been rock solid for 18 months
Sep
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Feb
12
comment Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?
Willdo, cheers. We've ended up nuking the disk and re-installing - not ideal, but it's got us a working system again. I'll try to keep a closer eye on what gets updated in case anything similar happens. We've gone for CentOS this time, so I know exactly what's being installed - OracleLinux starts off with too many packages for my liking. Thanks for your help
Feb
9
comment Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?
@ewwwhite A local 6-disk RAID-5 array
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Feb
8
comment Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?
@ewwwhite The same error occurs with all 4 kernel options available (I've posted these in the main question as I can't put line breaks in the comment)
Feb
8
comment Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?
@ewwwhite That would make sense: I'm running diagnostics at the moment, but if they don't come up with anything I'll try one of the other 3 kernels in GRUB. I'm not sure what they are right now, but I'll post the options before trying it out.
Feb
8
comment Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?
Memtest seems fine, but I'll run a longer test soon. Currently doing some diagnostics on the disks. Thanks.
Feb
8
comment Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?
@ewwhite it's a HP ProLiant DL380 G7
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Feb
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comment Oracle Linux 6 kernel panic boot - anything I can do?
What's crazy about the kernel version? I'm not questioning you, I just don't know the difference. I believe there are 3 more options, I'll check what they are and get back to you.
Feb
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