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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!
  2. mark edwards

    any opinion on using mutt?

    UPDATE: its now working by eliminating that so-called "hack" - very interesting.
  3. mark edwards

    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...
  4. mark edwards

    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.
  5. mark edwards

    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...
  6. mark edwards

    is this good news or bad news??

    this might sum up what is happening:
  7. mark edwards

    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...
  8. mark edwards

    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...
  9. mark edwards

    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; # # # #...
  10. mark edwards

    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...
  11. mark edwards

    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.
  12. mark edwards

    security breach

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

    security breach

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  14. mark edwards

    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...
  15. mark edwards

    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...
  16. mark edwards

    memory article

    good article on linux memory: https://www.golinuxcloud.com/tutorial-linux-memory-management-overview/ there is much more to it than i originally thought, although this seems to be the case everywhere i look in the linux world.
  17. mark edwards

    mailx config question

    reposting question here: https://stackshare.io/edwardsmarkf/decisions/104524226718498959
  18. mark edwards

    mailx question specifying content-type

    hi John, i am not sure that works. when i tried that, it included the Content-type: text/html text as part of the email body. its as if mailx is including the "\n" linefeed for us, so anything you pipe into it will just become part of the email body. i am very surprised that mailx does not...
  19. mark edwards

    mailx question specifying content-type

    hello - i remember John Q told me to quit using sendmail and use mailx instead, i think perhaps he mentioned security issues? lately Gmail is occasionally coming through as just a "noname" attachment with google. i have researched two workarounds (i am merely emailing the server date as an...
  20. mark edwards

    mailx config question

    since this forum question is now in the top position when searching for "mailx" google oauth2 clientId clientSecret i am going to assume this is not commonly done, yet. this gets us a little closer: https://github.com/UtkarshVerma/i3blocklets/blob/15d9ea17fb86005867438f460aa89135974c4bb7/gmail...
  21. mark edwards

    I recently migrated to interserver. Here are my comments.

    you can pick up a cheapie name at namecheap.com - but it would be interesting to learn how to switch domain names once the task is completed.
  22. mark edwards

    mailx config question

    hello - this may not be the best forum to ask this, but i thought i would start here. recently i configured node "nodemailer" to send mail, and it uses google oauth2 clientId & clientSecret. is there any way to configure mailx in /etc/mail.rc to do something similar, using the google oath2...
  23. mark edwards

    Do .com domains hold more value than .net/.org?

    they tell me that people are really used to (dot)com - well ok, but not too long ago, nobody knew what that even meant. now i hear many more (dot)net (dot)io etc etc, they are becoming so common - example: INTERSERVER(dot)NET.. :) the (dot)xyz seems sort of strange to me. but i believe all...
  24. mark edwards

    clamav details

    here is an example of what i see: /var/log/virtualmin/domain-name.com_access_log: sigs.InterServer.net.HEX.Topline.malware.wp-temp.1.30.2018.1023.UNOFFICIAL FOUND i am seriously considering copying the file to a temporary area... SCRATCH THAT - i took the file with 500k lines and meticulously...
  25. mark edwards

    clamav details

    hello - does anybody on on clamscan how to get the name or type of the actual infection? clamscan is reporting viruses in some large log files, and i just assume not try to read through a hundred thousand lines if possible. i am hoping there might be a way to identify the exact location...
  26. mark edwards

    centos 8?

    a couple more fun issues: dnf - dnf stands for "Dandified yum" - i have to wonder who came up with this name? its not even in my spellchecker. sshpass is not [yet] available on redhat/centos-8, at least not without a manual install i understand that the unix community takes a very relaxed...
  27. mark edwards

    I recently migrated to interserver. Here are my comments.

    bbb - i believe you will find this to be an excellent move on your part. i have gone through all the major names like go-daddy, etc -- i have been with IS for i am guessing five years now. i believe you will find the value to be fantastic, and the server stability is so stable its almost...
  28. mark edwards

    centos/rh 8 interesting issue

    actually the file does exist, and all i needed to do was to change the permissions. it just seems very peculiar that this issue affects BOTH rh & centos - and nobody has caught it (yet). this makes me wonder if its even necessary.
  29. mark edwards

    centos/rh 8 interesting issue

    hello - On a new install of either Centos-8 and Redhat-8, I get an "inactive (dead)" when checking the status of rc-local. I first saw this on C-8 but then decided to try RH-8 and found same issue. supposedly it does not matter...
  30. mark edwards

    mariadDB 10.4 and passwords note

    hello - it appears that with 10.4, when you are logged in as the root user, root access to the mysql CLI bypasses security. i suppose this makes sense, but it took a bit of research to figure out why the root password was being ignored. this works to change while logged in as anything...
  31. mark edwards

    centos 8?

    i am mildly curious to know how to install a VPS via ISO - but already far too many more important matters. i have been using C8 over virtualbox to try to determine what are all these issues i might run into. C8 installs using ISO on virtualbox pretty easily. the far bigger issue is all...
  32. mark edwards

    centos 8?

    php - lots of cases where stuff like = &new no longer works. imho, the best solution is to install virtualbox & php7, tar all the php files to it, and run something like: find . -name '*.php' -type f -exec php -l {} \; this is really more of a PHP issue, but C8 sort of forces you to...
  33. mark edwards

    centos 8?

    hmmm: perl Mail::Sendmail not working on C8...... i contacted the author. not a deal-breaker since there may be better ways to send mail out of perl anyways. fix: it seems that postfix and mailx are not installed by default on C8 -- damn....
  34. mark edwards

    centos 8?

    ok it appears that "dnf" is the replacement for "yum". my first thought was "oh sh*t another learning curve" but dnf appears to be a worthy successor to yum. yum still works, thankfully, but its probably a good idea to start moving to dnf.
  35. mark edwards

    centos 8?

    anybody try Centos8 yet? i am all for leading-edge stuff but not "bleeding-edge". my concern is getting started on it only to find some critical install wont work since its not running on C8, or its too old (like.... Perl?)
  36. mark edwards

    apache subdomains

    i am trying to use an apache subdomain. it is working fine like this with just http:// http://subdomain.mydomain.com but it is not working using https:// https://subdomain.mydomain.com here is my [dot]access file: i suspect the solution is something very simple. any suggestions?
  37. mark edwards

    centos 8?

    installing C8 on virtualbox - so far i am not really seeing any significant differences. it seems some older packages are not very proactive on upgrading to C8. EDIT: php installation has made a few changes. hopefully this guide will help. i am thinking just jump right to php-7.4 EDIT(2)...
  38. mark edwards

    centos 8?

    i am thinking that any new account might want to start up right away on C8, since C7 is less than five years away from EOL. End-of-support schedule CentOS version Release date Maintenance updates 5 12 April 2007 31 March 2017 6 10 July 2011 30 November 2020 7 7 July 2014 30 June 2024...
  39. mark edwards

    centos 8?

    hello - i just saw that centos-8 is now available. is this something that IS will be offering soon, or does it already? is there anything in c-8 that is motivating enough to start looking at it? or is one better to wait a year or so for all the issues to be resolved?
  40. mark edwards

    csf firewall seems to allow ports not open

    hello - i was trying to temporarily remove port 3306 from TCP_IN in the csf.conf file, but this seems to have no effect: vi /etc/csf/csf.conf ; TCP_IN = "20,21,22,25,53,80,110,143,443,465,587,993,995" then i did: csf -f ; csf -r ; systemctl stop csf.service ; systemctl stop lfd.service...
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