Upgrade Red Hat / CentOS 5 Password Hashing | By default, Red Hat / CentOS 5 uses the largely less desirable md5 algorithm for local account password hashing. Bah! Debian / Ubuntu : you are already using SHA-512 – yay! Be sure to mock your fellow Red Hat friends on this topic. (Note: the new Red Hat / CentOS 6 is now SHA-512 by
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop Review | While mainly used as a mission critical server distribution of Linux, Red Hat also offers a Desktop Workstation version. Here is a quick review of the latest Red Hat 6.1 Workstation release! Why run RHEL Workstation for a Desktop Linux choice? If you are a small or large business, you may wish to have uniform
Centos Switch MTA to Postfix | How do I switch the MTA in Centos from Sendmail to postfix? Install postfix and the switch mail package: # yum install postfix system-switch-mail Then run: # system-switch-mail Choose postfix Done! [Note: As of Red Hat 6 (and Centos 6 when available) postfix is the default MTA.]
Fix Drupal Upload Progress | Drupal and other software can take advantage of a nice upload progress bar. Here is how to get that working on CentOS. You may have seen this in Drupal. Let’s fix it! First, in CentOS 5 install these packages: yum install php-pear gcc make php-devel Next as root, issue: pecl install uploadprogress Once that completes,
Where is my RHEL 6 Installation Number? | Where is my RHEL 6 Installation Number? I can’t seem to find it. There isn’t one! Starting with RHEL 6, installation numbers are no longer used. See this page for more info. You will still have to register your system with RHN for software updates by supplying your RHN login.