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Mar
22
revised Clarify something about Linux directory permissions
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Mar
22
comment Clarify something about Linux directory permissions
Sorry packs, but I was trying to ask a question a bit different to the one you answered. I already suspect that the lack of read or execute permissions on the directory would prevent access to its files regardless of the file permissions. I was wondering if this was definitive or if there were still ways for other users to read the files. JeffG's answer helped me out, for example. I will try to clarify my question.
Mar
22
asked Clarify something about Linux directory permissions
Mar
22
comment Securing /var/www
This answer sounds like a good solution to me - can anyone tell me any downsides?
Mar
4
comment How long does a blocked connection from Iptables last? Is there a way to set the timeout?
It's more like "If there are 15 connections, and the last one was less than 5 seconds ago" according to my interpretation of the docs. Not all 15 connections would need to have been within the last 5 seconds.
Feb
15
comment Is there an alternative to /dev/urandom?
Actually shred is much faster than /dev/urandom. My guess is it provides its own pseudorandom data using /dev/urandom or /dev/random as a seed.
Feb
10
comment Is there a way to reduce the avarage time it takes to fsck a device?
Well, fsck.xfs basically just returns success without doing anything. There are xfs_check and xfs_repair utilities for when you need them.
Oct
14
answered Web Server Hardware - What Do I Need?
Oct
14
answered Safe way to allow users to chgrp to www-data
Oct
1
comment Which VPS configuration would be better?
It's not true that with two smaller nodes, you get twice as much CPU and IO. The reason for this is contention. On Linode you only share your node with other nodes of the same size. With a single Linode 1024 you are sharing CPU and IO with 19 other nodes; with two Linode 512s each one is sharing CPU and IO with 39 other nodes. Then again, two separate nodes may still be a good idea for redundancy or even isolation.
Oct
1
answered What is the worst distro on Linode?
Aug
30
revised How useful is mounting /tmp noexec?
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Aug
21
answered How useful is mounting /tmp noexec?
Aug
19
answered What a Linux administrator must know by head?
Aug
10
comment Preventing the contents of /var/www from being listed when a browser visits my IP
If Options -Indexes isn't working for you remember that it may be overridden somewhere else. Your Apache uses a variety of configuration files within /etc/apache/conf.d for example as well as its main configuration file. But as for me, I just put in a blank index.html file (see my answer below).
Aug
10
answered Preventing the contents of /var/www from being listed when a browser visits my IP
Jun
15
comment How to find all occurences of an email address on a website
Sorry LukeR didn't see your question. I was looking for a solution that wasn't dependant on server-side technology - so would work with static, dynamic etc equally. The site in question uses a combination of static site plus blog software plus other software.
Jun
15
accepted How to find all occurences of an email address on a website
Jun
3
comment How to find all occurences of an email address on a website
Ah, I'd forgotten about wget's --mirror option. Thanks!
Jun
3
asked How to find all occurences of an email address on a website