view counter

Linux Feed

Linux Support, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE, Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program (ULN) resources, news, and support articles.

Compiling igraph-0.7.1 on CentOS 5

Setting up the igraph-0.7.1 in C is quite easy
Step 1: yum install gcc44 and above
# yum install gcc44 gcc44-c++ gcc44-gfortran
Step 2: Install libxml2 libraries
# yum install libxml2
Step 3: Download the igraph-0.7.1 from the igraph C site

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

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.

Nmap – Scan for open ports

nmap is a network exploration tool and security/port scanner.
We can list all open ports using nmap for a given IP/Host.
Use following command to list all open ports:
$ sudo nmap -v -sS
Use following command to scan specific ports:
$ nmap -sS -O -p80,8080
To can specific range of ports(scan from port 80 to 100):

view counter