Category Archives: Linux SysAdmin

Quick note: Monit-er FFMPEG : run ffmpeg as daemon

Tweet On CentOS 6, I just set up a script and monit to rerun ffmpeg if it crashes.  We’re using ffmpeg to push video from an IP camera to a CDN. FFMPEG Install NUX repo in order to get FFMPEG: … Continue reading

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Micro blogging server setup

Tweet On Fedora: dnf install docker systemctl start docker docker run hello-world docker pull turnkeylinux/gnusocial-14.0 CID=$(docker run -i -t –name social -p 10.12.55.112:4080:80 -p 10.12.55.112:4443:443 -p 10.12.55.112:4020:12320 -p 10.12.55.112:4021:12321 -p 10.12.55.112:4024:12322 -d turnkeylinux/gnusocial-14.0) CIP=$(docker inspect –format='{{.NetworkSettings.IPAddress}}’ $CID) docker logs $CID … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi 3 and HostAPD throughput

Tweet The Raspberry Pi 3 has n-wireless (and bluetooth) onboard now.  I got this robot before Christmas “for my boys”.  I didn’t have much time with it before the holidays and couldn’t quite get it to work with a USB … Continue reading

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Protected: 2016 CentOS 7 virtual machine template to support LAMP and other applications. Part2

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Research Data Management: Hydra at the University of Hull

Tweet  Visiting University of Hull Library The University of Hull has refurbished its library at a cost of £28m and very nice it is too. In the library, there is a lot of space, light and high ceilings.  General computing … Continue reading

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WordPress xmlrpc attack work around

Tweet Block the naughty IPs using the htaccess file and this code: $ tail -10000 access_log |grep /xmlrpc.php|awk ‘{ips[$1]++}END{for (i in ips) print i ” ” ips[i]}’ 68.x.x.52 1 173.x.x.17 1 185.x.x.249 15 117.x.x.46 1 192.x.x.80 1 80.x.x.104 1105 180.x.x.59 … Continue reading

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New cloud and dev, the new new.

Tweet Looking at Docker While having a quick look at Docker I happened across a slide show presenting Docker starting with its rapid take up. A list: Jenkins.  An extendable open source continuous integration server Travis. (From Wikipedia) In software … Continue reading

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Hardening Apache using OpenVAS and RedHat advisories

Tweet Hardening Apache using OpenVAS and RedHat advisories My institution uses a tool provided by Janet to scan for vulnerabilities in web/servers.  We fix problems as soon as we see them.  I have recently been looking at Apache on an … Continue reading

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CentOS virtual machine template to support LAMP and other applications. Part 1(Updated 2016)

Tweet Preparing an install of CentOS to become a VMWare template. Since being centralised and virtual machine infrastructure being some what new to ITMS, familiar to some, we are homing in on single solutions for systems administration that should provide … Continue reading

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Of bot armies, brute force, admin and WordPress

Tweet Hello, I put in some work this weekend looking at WordPress and reports around the bot army attacking WordPress installations.  Our WordPress install is a complicated beast and that in itself, largely, may protect us from the more simple … Continue reading

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