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April, 2010

  • 7 April

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 coming soon

    Red Hat, a company that holds a large portion of the Linux server market, recently released the latest version of their OS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5. The first version of the 5.x series was released in 2007, and now RHEL 6 is said to be released soon. RHEL is …

February, 2010

  • 25 February

    How to install OpenVZ with yum

    OpenVZ is a free and open source virtualization solution for Linux. Here is an easy guide to installing OpenVZ on Redhat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or Fedora. Note: It is recommended that you use an ext2 or ext3 file system if you want per-container disk quota. 1. Add the OpenVZ YUM …

  • 23 February

    How to install Nginx via YUM in CentOS

    Nginx (pronounced “Engine X”) is a lightweight web server that offers speed and flexibility without all of the extra features that larger web servers like Apache offer. Although it is a free and open source application, CentOS does not offer the latest version in its default YUM repository. To install …

  • 16 February

    How to delete duplicate files in Linux

    Question: Two of my directories on my server have some the same files. How can I easily delete any duplicates while preserving the unique files? Answer: There exists a Linux tool for just about everything, and this is no exception. You need a tool called fdupes, which searches the path …

January, 2010

  • 27 January

    Managing bootup services on Linux servers

    Question: Which Linux services should be enabled at boot on a server? Answer: Most Linux distributions come with more than what you need. They are designed to not only work on servers but also desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, and in some cases, even smaller mobile devices like phones. Because of …

December, 2009

  • 23 December

    How to install and configure ProFTPD in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora Linux

    ProFTPD is one of the most widely used and trust Linux-based FTP servers. When installed on a dedicated server, ProFTPD can act as a virtual ftp server host to multiple user accounts. It also allows anonymous FTP, if needed, chroot jail support, SSL/TLS encryption, and much more. nixCraft has an …

  • 18 December

    The sysconfig directory in Redhat-based Linux

    Redhat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and Centos have a convenient directory called “sysconfig”. It is located under the main /etc directory and contains many of the frequently-used configuration files necessary to operate a server. Often the configuration files are for command line options or very specific settings rather than the complete …

  • 15 December

    Fixing YUM Dependency Problems: Part 1

    Question: YUM is telling me I have broken dependencies. I can’t install anything. Help! Answer: Fiddling with your server can lead you to problems, very serious ones if it lands you in what is affectionately called RPM Hell. This usually happens when you download an RPM outside of your standard …

  • 7 December

    How to reinstall packages with YUM

    Question: One of my applications in CentOS Linux is not working right. How do I reinstall it? Answer: Early version of YUM did not have a “reinstall” function, but the newest version do. To reinstall a package, simply type as root: yum reinstall package-name If you are running a server …

November, 2009

  • 30 November

    Making YUM Faster

    Question: When I run updates with YUM (an update tool for Redhat, CentOS, or Fedora Linux), it seems like it takes forever. How can I make it faster? Answer: Although there many things to consider when trouble-shooting speed issues, one specific YUM concern might be the speed of the mirror …