Linux System Administration

Centos pip Python Install Error in pip-build-root

While attempting to install Thumbor on a CentOS server I recently…

SSH - Unspecified GSS failure

Recently came across a problem with one system authentication…

How to Turn PHP into an RPM The Easy Way with FPM

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So you have a custom PHP binary that you wish to distribute across…

Simple Guide To Signing RPMs with FPM

I've been using the excellent fpm (Effing package manager!) tool…

Using rsync on an Alternate SSH Port or with OpenSSH Keys

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Best practices state that you should run ssh on an non-standard…

Simple Sysadmin Trick: Using tcpdump To Sniff Web Server Traffic

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Sometimes, you just have to look into the raw data to see what…

Evaluating FTP Servers: ProFTPd vs PureFTPd vs vsftpd

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Usually, I will try to push clients towards using SCP (via a client such as WinSCP), however inevitably there are clients who do not understand this new method of accessing their files securely online, and who for one reason or another insist on using FTP for their online file access. As they say - the customer is always right?