List Contents Of An RPM Package

Often when building RedHat RPM packages I want to make sure that the package built correctly and all the files are present before I...

Changing A DRAC Password On The Command Line With racadm

All Dell DRACs come with a default account set up as root / calvin which is a huge security risk if left! The web interface...

SVN Rolling Back A Commit To A File

I needed to roll back an SVN commit done recently to an init script for one of our daemons, it's a very easy process! First...

Keeping Linux Users In A MySQL Database With libpam-mysql On Ubuntu

I want to have a set of users on my Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx box managed by MySQL, rather than LDAP for a change...

Disk Quotas On Ubuntu

I've recently needed to add disk usage quotas to a server in order to limit how much data users can store so as not...

Delete Linux MBR

We run a build system using PXE and Puppet which lets us reliably and quickly set up production and development environments on our servers...

Canon EOS Utility On A Mac Without A CD

Canon have a fantastic little app, which works on both Windows and Mac, called EOS Utility, which among other things allows you to do...

Slow SSH and SCP connections on Ubuntu

My home Ubuntu Jaunty installation often takes a good 40-60 seconds to connect to using SSH, none of the other servers I maintain have...

Python support for SSL and HTTPS is not installed

I wanted to give Google's new Go language a try which requires checking out the source code with Mercurial. Mercurial was installed from ports on...

Error: Could not open command file ‘/var/log/nagios/rw/nagios.cmd’ for update! on RedHat

I'm currently setting up some new clusters under RedHat and each cluster is getting it's own Nagios instance, trying to use the web based...

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