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May
11
comment How to change sshd port on Mac OS X?
It is also worth reading the other answers on this page to find out how to add multiple SSH ports and/or add named service ports (eg: secret-ssh), which combined with this answer seems like the "most elegant" way to add a port, and additionally should keep IPV6 working.
Aug
21
comment How can I launch a vanilla non-marketplace open CentOS ami on Amazon EC2?
in case anyone else is looking - so far this look like the most promising - bashton.com/blog/2012/how-to-make-your-own-centos-6-amis
Aug
21
comment How can I launch a vanilla non-marketplace open CentOS ami on Amazon EC2?
Can you please give some more details about how to install centOs on a box as vanilla as you like ?
May
19
comment How can I configure a Ubuntu LAMP web server with permissions like CPanel?
well, these look interesting but I don't think they do what I'm asking for - I did menton I dont actually need a control panel like CPanel, I just want the behaviors - like how to get apache/php to running as the user on ubuntu (the most common / popular way)? :\
May
18
comment How can I configure a Ubuntu LAMP web server with permissions like CPanel?
thank you I will take a look
Nov
1
comment How can I deny from a certain IP address but still show a custom error page with Apache2?
Good enough. Thanks.
Oct
1
comment How can I tell if Windows is running in Safe Mode?
@Massimo - ah. gotcha. Thanks for elaborating.
Oct
1
comment How can I tell if Windows is running in Safe Mode?
Any way to check this via the command line or would I need to write an application that could check InitSafeBootMode ?
Oct
1
comment How can I tell if Windows is running in Safe Mode?
updated question and changed "single user mode" to "safe mode" - my apologies
Apr
21
comment How can I manually run a nagios check from the command line?
I will also menton for new users that using tail -f will allow you to continue seeing updates to the file in real time, and control+c will cancel this.
Mar
29
comment Is @ the same as the IP address for @ in the MX record entry of a zone file?
@adaptr - can you elaborate on $ORIGIN or post a link to more information on it?
Mar
8
comment How can I prevent a DDOS attack on Amazon EC2?
awesome - those look like fantastic options thanks!
Jan
17
comment Why does 'aptitude safe-upgrade' cause Ubuntu's boot to hang on “Waiting for root file system”?
thank you for your answer! :) ideally i want to create a new ec2 instance with a newer ami but until then i'm pretty sure that running those commands will crash the one i'm on - but i will try and investigate farther. ps i asked a similar question to yours - unix.stackexchange.com/questions/24402
Dec
21
comment How can I automate pulling files via putty's psftp?
This seems to be the best answer. I set up a profile in putty, ran the script manually, accepted the key, and then copied the values from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\SshHostKeys into the corresponding default user @Ryan Bolger mentions, and it is working very well. Tried setting up another user on the system, but with the way permissions are set they would need to be an administrator to run scheduled tasks and I don't want to add a local administrator account, nor do i wish to rewrite user permissions with group policy or something like that. Running as system seems ok. thx!
Dec
15
comment Can I set up a different method of authentication on Nagios?
I guess what I really want to know is can I change the way the authentication is enforced - using a PHP session instead of basic authentication or something like that - not the actual verification of credentials. I've accepted the current answer though as it is accurate - just like the honeybadger, nagios doesn't care how you protect the webpage.
Dec
13
comment How can I prevent a DDOS attack on Amazon EC2?
+1 thank you. actually i did have ssh closed down ;)
Dec
13
comment How can I prevent a DDOS attack on Amazon EC2?
Thanks - all of this looks very good. +1
Dec
13
comment How can I prevent a DDOS attack on Amazon EC2?
I think it was a webpage but am not sure. I would also welcome tips on monitor and investigating these. Some of the access logs have already been deleted - what else should I be looking for?
Dec
13
comment How can I prevent a DDOS attack on Amazon EC2?
Very true. And I would be happy with answers that discuss decreasing vulnerability :)
Dec
12
comment How can I manually run a nagios check from the command line?
awesome. this is more along the lines of what i meant. just because i had already looked in the commands.cfg file to figure out which commands were running, but i wanted to know what flags were being set. thanks! :)