Auto-updating CentOS 7

We all know that keeping our systems up to date is something that should be on the top of any sysadmins list and with Windows it’s pretty easy, in fact, it’s harder to stop Microsoft from updating your systems than it is to plan an update schedule! As I have been increasingly using CentOS as … Read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 has now been released, hopefully within the next month or so CentOS 8 will follow. Quote from Red Hat press release: Red Hat Linux 8.0 delivers enhanced productivity tools and an updated graphical interface that combine to create an easy-to-use operating environment for today’s personal and professional users. Key … Read more

CentOS 7 Linux Server Install

I was asked to help a friend out recently with setting up a Linux CentOS server for them to run some monitoring software on, so thought I’d do a quick guide not just as something to do on a Sunday afternoon but if they ever ask again I can just point them here rather than … Read more

Blocking Bad/Blank Referrers and Bots

I have posted previously about blocking IP ranges and IP addresses using the htaccess previously so won’t go into too much detail about that file, head over and have a read if you’re interested (Blocking Chinese hackers from your web site) Right back to the here and now, so I have been sifting through my … Read more

More on the .htaccess file

In part way response to a post from the forums, I belong to musing about the .htaccess file. Here is my penny’s worth on htaccess files. Not meant to be the end-all of information we should always aim to gain as much info on a subject before acting but I tried to bring you a … Read more

Blocking Chinese hackers from your web site

So a few web sites I run got hacked by some Chinese hackers! Only noticed because a friend had mentioned his site was under attack by someone from a Chinese IP address, this prompted me to have a poke around my sites and low and behold several had been compromised After a little messing around, … Read more