When you’ve got dozens or more CentOS boxes to install Ksplice Uptrack on, this single cut-and-paste method lets you do it in one click. Remember to replace ACTUAL_KEY with your Ksplice access key.
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Hostapd is a software daemon that turns a Linux box into a full blown wireless access point, but it doesn’t come with an init script to automatically start it when the machine boots up. It seems each Linux distribution that supports hostapd does their own thing, so I went ahead and created this little init […]
On a busy webserver, you have to be very careful that you don’t run out of connection tracking buckets. Check how many you have set as your max: /sbin/sysctl net.ipv4.ip_conntrack_max Check how many you’re using: wc -l /proc/net/ip_conntrack A good maximum setting for most web servers with at least 2Gb RAM is 65536. Change the […]
This proved to be useful in cleaning up a compromised site. List all the files created or modified within a certain time frame — in this case we are looking 30 days in the past: find . -mtime -30 -type f -print If you want to delete all files created/modified n days ago, you can […]
Adaptec RAID cards have huge performance gains over other cards, but the management features in Linux stink. Really bad. If you don’t have a GUI installed, you cannot set up monitoring or alerts, but thankfully you can use a Windows machine to set this up remotely. Additionally, there are no .deb packages so we have […]