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How To Install PHP5 and Apache HTTP Server

Apache HTTP server is responsible for most web servers around the world. It empowers most longest running web servers around the WWW. While PHP5 is web development tool you could use to run along with Apache web servers. Here’s a quick and easy way to install Apache and PHP5 on your Fedora boxes. To install(…)

How To Change User’s Default Shell

Changing specific shell type for linux users can be done in several ways using linux terminal commands. When you examine the file /etc/passwd linux file, the default shell type can easily be determined by looking at the last field of the line. For example, if we wish to view john’s default shell account type, simply(…)

How To Get SSH Users With Most Failed Login Attempts via Terminal

Bash-enabled linux SSH accounts are one of the sweetest and enticing server aroma for a SSH port attacket to get one from a server being managed by somebody else. Here’s a quick post on how to list down the SSH user accounts with most failed SSH login attempts. Get Most Attacked SSH System Accounts SSH(…)

How To Identify The Passed Kernel Parameter After Rebooting

Kernel by default can accept kernel parameter to extend and modify its kernel parameter modules and kernel options. This can be done initially during the process of boot selection before bootup process. But, what if the server is currently running and you wish to determine the submitted kernel parameters from the last bootup sequence. Here’s(…)

How To Monitor Linux System Latency

Latency monitoring can also be done in linux specially in Fedora. Latency is a big part of monitoring ethics as the latency is always being checked, not only between two hosts but also from inside the server itself. Here’s a quick post on how to monitor system latency from your linux box. What is LatencyTop?(…)

How To Install Adobe Flash Player 10 into Firefox 3 under Fedora 9

The latest release for Adobe Flash Player reaches version 10, code-named Astro. As seen from Adobe’s site Adobe® Flash® Player 10, code-named “Astro,” introduces new expressive features and visual performance improvements that allow interactive designers and developers to build the richest and most immersive Web experiences.  These new capabilities also empower the community to extend(…)

How To Bypass DNS Log Monitoring By Your ISP

Resolving domains into human-readable IP addresses requires DNS IP addresses from your ISP. The DNS nature of resolving domain names into its equivalent IP addresses provides a lot of things to you and your ISP provider. DNS Nature One major thing that this DNS nature setup provides you is browsing convenience. Since DNS resolves domains(…)

How To Install and Configure Caching DNS on Fedora

BIND DNS are nameservers responsible basically for resolving domain names or hostnames into their equivalent IP addresses. Websites or domain names have their own equivalent IP addresses that are usually managed and provided by the same website firms. If somebody is browsing a website from his browser, this website is being resolved, looked up and(…)

How To Scan DNS BIND Conf File For Errors On Fedora

What is BIND? BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is an implementation of the DNS (Domain Name System) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named), which resolves host names to IP addresses; a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating properly. When(…)

Linux Software: Backup Solutions

The following is a selection of Linux backup solutions. Applications with free versions (indicated as [Free]) are listed before commercial programs. Note: Freeware and GNU Library General Public License often come with restrictions. Users should check copyright and licensing statements from the developers. afbackup [Free] afbackup is a client-server backup system allowing many workstations to(…)

Google Trends for Websites: Compare Site Popularity

So how popular is your site? The newly launched Google Trends for Websites lets you view how popular your favorite websites are and also compares and ranks site visitation across geographies, and related websites and searches. You can check out many other popular services like Alexa, Compete and Quantcast which do a similar analytics profile(…)

Step by step Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) setup in Vista

Vista lets you share your Internet connection with other computers on your network. Logically enough, the feature that lets you do this is called Internet Connection Sharing, which gets abbreviated to ICS. ICS can be a great way of saving time and money: instead of needing a modem and a phone line (or a DSL(…)