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  1. mark edwards

    is this good news or bad news??

    for fun i spun up a nice fresh C7 and ran the cloudLinux installation script. 30 seconds of work, 30 minutes of waiting, reboot... viola - cloudLinux!
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    any opinion on using mutt?

    UPDATE: its now working by eliminating that so-called "hack" - very interesting.
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    any opinion on using mutt?

    hello - i am trying to use mailx to send an attachment. unfortunately, the mailx documentation seems to be inconsistant. for example, the only way i have found to access google smtp mail is using Notice uppercase "A". Using the uppercase "A" is not documented in very many places from what...
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    is this good news or bad news??

    What do you think about the idea of running supposedly one script to do a conversion to CloudLinux?? it sounds too good to be true.
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    is this good news or bad news??

    scratch what i said earlier - it appears that cloudlinux looks VERY promising. supposedly the company is making a large investment in trying to pick up the CentOS people. conversion looks surprisingly easy. from what little i have seen, it looks about as simple as moving from Mysql to...
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    is this good news or bad news??

    this might sum up what is happening:
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    is this good news or bad news??

    from Webmin/Virtualmin: https://forum.virtualmin.com/t/centos-8-lifecycle-end-2021/108483/30 I think we should learn from this and keep away from ALL the big companies, being Oracle, IBM, CloudLinux or Canonical. They will always sooner or later make a choice in their financial interest and...
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    is this good news or bad news??

    hello - it appears that Centos8 is dying even before it begins, and is being replaced with a "Centos-Stream" service. from what little i know about it, this appears to means that updates will happen automatically, and stability may no longer be an assumption. has InterServer considered this...
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    wrote a little activity script

    due to overwhelming demand, i have made several improvements. now i look for ALL text files but exclude the log files: #! /bin/bash -w # # sha256Sum.bsh # # echo ' '; echo -n 'starting:'; date; # # # #...
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    wrote a little activity script

    hello all - once in a while, i have found a rogue unauthorized script that somehow landed on my server. (probably because of WordPress) so after John Q kindly introduced me to the sha256sum command, i thought about a way to monitor activity. this is what i came up with (below). i thought i...
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    DoS attacks and server monitoring

    thanks- you would think (or i would think) that the webserver would be easily able to detect this and do this for us, or at least throttle back any repeated IP address.
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    security breach

    its now in my /home/mark/ directory (n1.php.gz) and also attached (please first rename .zip to .gz)
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    security breach

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    security breach

    hello - this morning i was alerted to a couple of rogue php scripts that mysteriously showed up in two places. has anybody else seen a script called "n1.php" show up somewhere? also, is there any source where i can "post" the script for further examination? i will see if ClamAV has...
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    centos broken grub update

    ahhh here is a little gem that gives me nightmares: https://forums.centos.org/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=75228 it would appear the latest GRUB update corrupts the boot process, although this is probably fixed by now. i cannot imagine a better way to ruin the beginning of a new week than to try to...
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