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  • Setting up SMART monitoring
    First, read the article at http://blog.shadypixel.com/monitoring-hard-drive-health-on-linux-with-smartmontools/. The following are instructions that I got by reading that and adding some additional stuff.find out which drives are ...
  • Securing the /tmp directory
    The /tmp directory on Linux is a place where anyone can write temporary files. This includes the user the web browser is running as, same ...
  • Set DHCP to not update resolv.conf
      DHCP is set by default to update resolv.conf from the DHCP server. In some cases, this is not desirable. In my case, I have public ...
  • Setting fail2ban to track admin attacks on WordPress sites
    We have an ISPConfig (http://www.ispconfig.org/) setup for some of our web hosting, and I noticed one of our clients was being attacked. It appeared they ...
  • Some basic Unix Commands
    Following assume you use Dovecot find all the IP's a user connects from to check dovecot mail with number of connections for each grep 'dovecot:' /var/log/mail.log | ...
  • Setting up a new Windows Workstation
    WARNING for Windows 8. Read before turning on new computer. Microsoft is really trying hard to get you to use their OneCloud storage system, so much ...
  • Securing SSH
    ssh (Secure SHell) is one of Unix's most basic security features. With ssh, you can make a connection over an encrypted connection from one machine ...
  • Set up Jabber on Debian Wheezy
    Jabber is a chat system that allows you to chat and send files to other users, all without data mining done by the large commercial ...
  • Shutting down "pesky" DOMU's under Xen
    Article moved to http://kb.unixservertech.com/unix/linux/xen/shutdownnonstandard Please update your bookmarks. ...