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Installation of vsFTPd on Debian 8

vsFTPd stands for Very Secure FTP Daemon. It’s a lightweight FTP server optimized for security, performance and stability. 1) Install vsFTPd Start by installing the package. Run the following commands to update the package list and install vsFTPd…

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Debian 8 initial server setup (SSH, users & firewall)

When you create a new Debian 8 server, there are a few steps required as part of the basic setup. 1) Install SSH (if not already configured) You can use the package manager for Debian / Ubuntu via…

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Using the Virtual Media function on a Dell iDRAC 6

The virtual media function of the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller is a useful feature. It gives you the option to mount ISOs and boot to them during the POST.  ISO files can be used for installing operating systems…

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Linux (Debian) network configuration

This post covers configuration changes required to set a static IP address on a server / desktop. First get information about all the interfaces in the system with the command  ifconfig -a . Network configuration. Assign an address, netmask, gateway and…

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How to find your WordPress version

It’s essential to keep your WordPress site secure. How do you check which version of WordPress you are using? There are a couple of methods. 1) WordPress Admin Dashboard Log in to your WordPress admin area and go…

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How to determine RAID controller type in Linux

Most servers are equipped with RAID. There are two main types of RAID: software or hardware. Software RAID If you’re not sure what configuration is used, check in the  /proc/mdstat file. The  /proc is area used by the kernel for keeping various…

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Kali Linux from USB installtion fails to find CD-ROM

ISO: Kali Linux Light 2018.3 i386 (32 bit) When booting from USB the installer starts (live works) but then prompts for the CD with the error “can’t mount and detect CD-ROM drives” If using Rufus to burn the…

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Recalulate Plesk Statistics

I provide support for web servers running Plesk. Occasionally the backups (Tools & Settings > Backup Manager) will fail when the total size of the web root is greater than the available free backup space. This is normally…

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