Hi, writer’s block is something very common amongst busy bloggers nowadays. Most often this is the case with part time bloggers who have to juggle between their full time jobs and their love for blogging . I’ve been stuck with work lately and it’s draining all my creative juices. Ideas don’t seem to flow in easily anymore.
I need your help, there’s a new tool in town. Skribit, I’ve added the widget. Skribit’s basically a Web 2.0 suggestion engine for blogs. Readers get to submit ideas for posts they would want to read and I the blog owner get’s to overcome my writer’s block syndrome.
Give it a spin. Remember to do drop me an idea or 2 on topics you would like me to post about.
Shinjiru will be moving my shared hosting account to a new server tomorrow. The move is scheduled for 9pm (GMT +8) 8th May 2008.
Since my DNS records will also need to be updated, The Danesh Project will be down till the updated DNS entries propagate to all DNS servers on the net. This will take up to 72 hours.
I posted Malaysian Web Hosting some time back. Since then a few new entries came in so I thought it might make sense to republish them for you.
Its sometimes necessary to limit who has access to a server via SSH. Most Linux security hardening checklist today require this to be enforced.
Fortunately this can be easily done with openSSH. Just edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file and add the desired directives shown below. You don’t need them all, just use what suits you needs.
openSSH provides 4 directives, AllowUsers, AllowGroups, DenyUsers and DenyGroups
AllowUsers buddy john doe
Only users buddy, john and doe will be able to log in via ssh.
AllowGroups sysadmin bkpadmin
Only users within groups sysadmin and bkpadmin will be able to log in via ssh.
DenyUsers rambo tina
This is the opposite of AllowUsers. All users except for rambo and tina will be able to log in via ssh.
DenyGroups hr payroll
This is the opposite of AllowGroups. All groups except for hr and payroll will be able to log in via ssh.
rpm -qa --last will return all installed rpm packages with their installed time. The last installed packages will be at the top of the list.
rpm -qa --last | less is will return all installed packages with their install date. Less allows you to scroll through the results.
rpm -qa --last | tail -n [lines] will return the last 5 packages. Replace [line] with any number you want, in my case 5 for file lines.
[root@bambee root]# rpm -qa --last | tail -n 5
termcap-11.0.1-17.1 Tue 09 May 2006 03:02:53 PM MYT
setup-2.5.27-1 Tue 09 May 2006 03:02:52 PM MYT
filesystem-2.2.1-3 Tue 09 May 2006 03:02:52 PM MYT
basesystem-8.0-2 Tue 09 May 2006 03:02:52 PM MYT
redhat-logos-126.96.36.199-1 Tue 09 May 2006 03:02:51 PM MYT
rpm -qa --last | grep [package name] will return the install date for a specific RPM package. In my case the apache web server [httpd]
[root@jumbo root]# rpm -qa --last | grep httpd
redhat-config-httpd-1.1.0-4.30.2 Sat 29 Mar 2008 09:03:40 PM MYT
httpd-2.0.46-70.ent Sat 29 Mar 2008 08:58:19 PM MYT