Monthly Archives: June 2012

CentOS – configuring nightly automatic updates

I believe that yum-cron now comes package with, but if it doesn’t this do the trick. Upgrade yum first # yum upgrade yum Reboot Check to see if you already have yum-cron – the cron job for updating # rpm … Continue reading

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Converting Xen guest VM to ESX

Guest prep For this guide the guest Xen VM is named “foo” Check current kernel version (XEN) $uname -a¬† 2.6.18-194.11.4.el5xen Install kernel $yum install kernel Downloading Packages: Kernel-2.6.18-308.16.1.el5.x86_64.rpm The new kernel will now show up in /boot $lst -ltr /boot … Continue reading

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Linux – sending log files to a remote server

This worked fine on version: Sending host CentOS 6.2 final 64-bit to receiving host CentOS 5.6 final 64-bit Sending To send logs to remote server (central log server et-al) add the following to the end of the /etc/syslog.conf/rsyslog.conf, best to … Continue reading

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Securing Samba

Changing some of the options may break compatibility with Windows XP and older versions of Samba may not support some of the above options. ¬†Optimal settings overview a) lanman auth = No (prevents use of weak password hashes, breaks compatibility … Continue reading

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