PHP 5.4 Packages for Red Hat | Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an excellent stable distro for mission critical enterprise environments. However the PHP and MySQL versions included are a tad behind mainstream. There is a great community repository from Rackspace that offers recent PHP, MySQL, and Python versions for Red Hat. The project page is: http://iuscommunity.org For Red Hat 5 and
Google ChromeOS – How to Find IP Address | In ChromeOS, there is a system menu that has information such as IP Address, MAC address, dmesg, lsusb, and other helpful information. To access the system page, crack open a tab and type: chrome:///system Here is what it looks like: Cool!
How to update VMware ESXi | To update VMware ESXi, a patch can be easily applied at the ssh command prompt. Here is how it works! Note: make sure ssh is enabled to your ESXi server. First download the .zip patch file from the vmware website: http://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal Next copy this .zip file to your ESXi installation via sftp. Make sure to
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How to Fetch DKIM Records from DNS | DKIM is simply a TXT record in DNS. A simple host command can fetch this record. I’ll show you how! The command is: $ host -t TXT dkimrecord So how do you find that dkim value? DKIM records are in the following format: [selector]._domainkey.[domain] The selector and domain are provided in the email headers of
Check key length from the command line with OpenSSL | To check the key length of a certificate, use the openssl command. Here is how to check an RSA private key length: $ openssl rsa -text -noout -in private.key The top of the output will have: Private-Key: (1024 bit) For a certificates (.crt or .pem), use this command: $ openssl x509 -text -noout -in certificate.crt
OpenVAS 0 byte pdf | Backtrack Linux | If OpenVAS is creating 0 byte PDF reports, you will need to install some extra latex packages. For Backtrack Linux, just install this one meta package to pull in all that is required: $ sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra Done! Here is an example PDF.
fping for ICMP Discovery and Monitoring | fping is an ICMP command line utility to verify ICMP reponses from any number of targets. fping is a better choice than ping for scripting tasks as it is able to check a list or range of IP addresses in numerical order to discover ICMP response. I’ll show you some basic info on using fping!
useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later. | Can’t add a user in Linux because of this: ‘useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later.’ ? Here’s what to check! $ sudo useradd -m -g users -s /bin/bash jsmith useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later. If you receive this message even when running with sudo, there are small lock files that are causing