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How to manage linux bonding without ifenslave using sysfs

While working with a vyatta linux system I encountered a situation where bonded network interfaces were configured but the server didn’t have the ifenslave tool installed. As it turns out, linux bonded interfaces are easily managed directly through a simple sysfs interface. Here’s a quick run down of how to manage linux bonding without ifenslave […]

Lighttpd – block user agent

In lighttpd we can block or deny access to a specific user agent.
Syntax to block user agent:
$HTTP["useragent"] =~ "User agent name" {url.access-deny = ( "" )}
where “User agent name” is any user agent.
$HTTP["useragent"] =~ "Xenu Link Sleuth" {url.access-deny = ( "" )}
Above example will block all requests with user agent name “Xenu Link Sleuth”.

Installing and Configuring GIT on CentOS 5

Git is a free & open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
Every Git clone is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server. Branching and merging are fast and easy to do.
Step 1: Installing Dependencies required by GIT

Installing dokuwiki on CentOS 6

This writeup is a modification from Installing dokuwiki on CentOS
Step 1: Get the latest dokuwiki  from
# wget
# tar -xzvf dokuwiki-stable.tgz
Step 2: Move dokuwiki files to apache directory

Hide command from bash command line history

Linux is known as a very secure operating system. But, it is not going to save us if we voluntarily or unknowingly expose ourselves to unnecessary danger. For instance, a password-authenticated command may allow you to specify the password right on the command-line. $ mysql -u root -pMyPassword

XCP Wiki Pages Have Been Migrated to

XCP is Dead; Long Live XenServer!

Last year was a momentous year for all things related to the Xen Project.  2013 saw Xen Project become a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.  It also saw the separate XenServer project become Open Source under the auspices of

iWARP Update Roadmap 2014 (White Paper)

An interesting information on iWARP roadmap with OpenFabric Alliance iWARP Update (pdf)

Share the keyboard and mouse using Synergy - part 2/2

Part 1 of this 2-part series covers x2x, a nifty software tool that lets you use the keyboard and mouse of one X terminal to control another. If you want to control more than 1 other machine, or the machines are on different platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows), Synergy is the tool. Installation My primary machine runs Debian 7.5 - aka Wheezy.

Solution: How to properly shutdown an Oracle VM HA Enabled Virtual Machine

Posted on Sat 12, by mokumThis post applies to all Oracle VM 2 and 3 Releases.
I want to point out an operational subtlety that may not be readily apparent when working with Oracle VM “HA Enabled” virtual machines. Normally, when a Li

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