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Useful lsof Commands and Switches – Linux

lsof command in Linux: lsof is one of the most powerful tool for all sysadmins to check and analyze processes running on your Linux server. This gives a detailed information about processes running on the server, path to the executables and other library files the process is calling. In other …

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How to Use lsof Command in Security Analysis – Linux

Hi all, Server security is very important when we run important applications or websites on servers. As a Linux systems administrator enhancing security or finding intruders, hackers etc and block them from taking or destroying our data is inevitable. Security features can be added, there are many applications, tools for …

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How to use apache as proxy server – Linux

Hi again, In this blog I will explain how we set apache as a proxy server, this has many advantages and also this gives more security to the server. Why use apache as proxy? By using apache as proxy, you can forward then apache queries to a different server/port, so …

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Services command line options

Restarting the services that run on the server is one of the common tasks, the services includes Apache, mail, ftp etc. The related service must be restarted to get the changes to take effect if changes are made to any of them. There arise situations at times where the services …

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Load Average on Linux and Unix-like Systems Explained

Hello, I know you are all familiar with load checking commands, we have many options to display the load average on the screen. I thought of explaining how the system calculates this load or load average. The logic is very simple and this is really good to know. [google-translator] We …

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How to Install Webmin on CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 – Linux

Hi all, Installing Webmin on CentOS is very easy. We have already gone through the steps for installing Webmin control panel on Ubuntu servers. Webmin can be installed on a server having CentOS in two ways. Both methods are easy and will note take much time from your busy schedule. …

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How To Install ImageMagick on a cPanel server

Hello everyone, If you are not having more idea about “ImageMagick” I will tell you something really basic about it. We will take the installation steps after that. ImageMagick is nothing but a software suite or package that can be used to manipulate bitmap images. The image manipulation can be …

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Shell Script To Prevent Symlink Attack on cPanel Servers

Greeting from Nixlinux, I really need to share this information with you guys as I got scared last week about an issue reported by my close friend, he was working on a shared server and he was actually studying about symlinks, just for a fun he thought to run a …

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Install Logwatch and Log analyzer – Linux

Hi all, The log files help us to get information about the activities taking place on a server. The Logwatch is a management tool for analyzing and reporting on a server’s log files. It can be used to send information to the system administrator about the log activity as mentioned …

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