Rootkit Hunter for Linux

Rootkit Hunter is a security monitoring and analyzing tool for POSIX compliant systems. Well, at least that is the official definition for this utility. From the man pages, rkhunter is a shell script which carries out various checks on the local system to try and detect known rootkits and malware. It also performs checks to see if commands have been...

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Micrsosoft WSUS Cleanup

The Microsoft WSUS server can and has run out of disk space. The appropriate items for updates are selected, the appropriate languages are selected, but in the end the server runs out of space. The native WSUS cleanup wizard doesn’t seem to be of much use when trying to correct this. Here is a process that I have found and…

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MySQL

MySQL Disable Bin Logging

One of the MySQL servers was running out of space, it turned out to be over 7GB of bin logs filling up the hard drive rather quickly. Since this server is not replicating, then a few modifications to the my.ini or my.cnf file will disable this “feature”. Edit the my.cnf file. Yours may be somewhere so search for it with…

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MySQL

MySQL Reset root Password

Every now and again a MySQL root password may have been forgotten or undocumented along the way, but that does not negate the need to access the MySQL server. There is a way to gain access to the MySQL server to change the password for root and eventually log in as root. Applies to: CentOS / RHEL / Scientific Linux…

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Plex Media Server

Plex Web without Port using a Reverse Proxy (CentOS 7)

Using a CentOS 7 box running a Plex Media Server and an Apache reverse proxy on the same box without a domain name and only an IP address and after much trial and error, a working Apache configuration file finally materializes. The goal was to eliminate the need of typing the port number to access the Plex Media Server web…

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kernel

Remove Old Kernels on CentOS Linux and other distros

After a few years and many yum updates later, the hard drive begins to fill up. There may be many versions of the Linux kernel. Many of which may be removed and to do this the yum-utils package is needed. Install the yum-utils package. Check your running version. Linux server01 2.6.32-504.8.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jan 28 21:11:36 UTC 2015 x86_64...

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MySQL

A Working MySQL Database Automatic CRON Backup Script

After creating a usable MySQL database backup script and having tested it throughly, I put it in the /etc/cron.daily directory where I had expected it to run automatically.  I had even tested it from that directory manually with success.  After some time had past, I realized that the script was running as it read in the logs; however had only...

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Search

Use Windows Search to Search PDF Content

Every now and again I perform a Microsoft Windows Search of a folder.  The results are incomplete as the folder may contain PDF files.  The PDF files are not being searched for content. There are a few simple steps to determine if PDFs are being indexed. Go to your Start Menu > Control Panel > View by: Small icons > Indexing Options >…

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