Add /var and /etc to CrashPlan Backups for Linux | By default, CrashPlan excludes directories such as /var or /etc. However, it is easy to add these as directories to selectively backup. I’ll show you how!
Protect Wordpress Login with Apache htpasswd and htaccess | Wordpress login pages left public are a target for brute force attacks or other vulnerabilities. I’ll show you how to keep the Wordpress login protected with Apache htpasswd and htaccess!
Gentoo Server – Enable X Forwarding over SSH | If running Gentoo as a server, X forwarding might not be working. The typical error you will see is: X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0 Here is the fix!
How to run a Tor Relay on Ubuntu or Debian | Here is a quick how-to for setting up a Tor relay on Ubuntu or Debian Linux!
WSO Web Shell – PHP Shell Used by Hackers | There are various php shells which provide a control panel view of your server. A popular one has a variation and is known as the ‘WSO Web Shell’. Here’s the scoop!
Password Protect a Directory in Apache with htpasswd | Here is a quick and easy way to password protect a directory in Apache. I use this similar setup to password protect my ownCloud instance!
ChicagoVPS Review | chicagovps.net is a premier Linux VPS hosting provider. They offer both Xen and OpenVZ options, as well as dedicated servers. I snatched up an Enterprise single OpenVZ Gentoo VPS, so here is the scottlinux review!
How To Compile Handbrake for Debian Linux | Here is a quick how-to for compiling and installing Handbrake for Debian from source. This guide illustrates how to provide a .deb package you can easily uninstall at anytime if desired.
This follows the Handbrake build doc for Linux.
Red Hat 6 or CentOS 6: Yum Tips – Lock Package Versions and Only Apply Security Updates | In Red Hat 6 or CentOS 6, it is possible to selectively pin or mask a particular package version to keep it from updating. It is also possible to list and apply pending security updates as opposed to security and bug fixes. This is ideal for environments that only want to push out security fixes
Logwatch How-To for CentOS or Red Hat | Logwatch is the classic log file email utility that emails a daily status of activity from Linux logs. On CentOS, the default install of logwatch does not have many fancy features enabled. I’ll show you how to configure logwatch! First, install logwatch: $ sudo yum install logwatch Next, navigate to the logwatch services directory which