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List manually installed packages CentOS

Sometime you like to list manually installed packages

just type :

yum list installed | grep -v ‘anaconda\|updates’

and you will get a list of manually installed packages

Restart all services on ESXi through SSH

When you are not able to connect ESXi server to vCenter, or when you cannot connect to ESXi server from VI client it may be necessary to restart the management agents on ESX or ESXi host. In today’s post called How to restart management agents on ESX or ESXi host we will learn this.

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RHEL 7 / CentOS 7.

This post is to Secure Single User Mode / Rescue Mode / Emergency mode on RHEL 7 / CentOS 7 in Grub2, By performing this Article you will able to secure your Grub2 Edits with Username and Password, It is always a good idea to protect your Grub2.

In This […]

Boot Partition Full ( CentOS 7 )

Boot Partition Full ( CentOS 7 )

root@RHEL7HARDEN:~# df -h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg0-root 96G 15G 77G 16% / devtmpfs 3.8G 0 3.8G 0% /dev tmpfs 3.8G 152K 3.8G 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 3.8G 9.1M 3.8G 1% /run tmpfs 3.8G 0 3.8G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/sda1 283M 270M 0 100% /boot /dev/mapper/vg0-home 577G […]

Verify Package Integrity Using RPM

Verify Package Integrity Using RPM

The RPM package management system includes the ability to verify the integrity of installed packages by comparing the installed files with information about the files taken from the package metadata stored in the RPM database.

Although an attacker could corrupt the RPM database (analogous to attacking the AIDE database […]

Remount the /dev/shm Partition in Fedora/CentOS

Remount the /dev/shm Partition in Fedora/CentOS This is to assist with a CSF warning you may receive about /dev/shm being incorrectly mounted, simply run the following:

nano /etc/fstab

Replace this line:

tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

With this one:

tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,noexec,nosuid 0 0

Save & Exit nano, then remount using the following […]

Bloging on Open Source,Linux,BSD and Internet World What is /dev/shm and how to mount /dev/shm

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Introduction: /dev/shm is nothing but implementation of traditional shared memory concept. It is an efficient means of passing data between programs. One program will create a memory portion, which other processes (if permitted) can access. This will result into speeding up things on Linux. shm / shmfs […]

mount s3 bucket in linux EC2 instance

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After creating a new bucket follow the given below steps.

Step 1: Download the latest s3fs package from S3fs link

Step 2: Untar the […]

Increasing Linux server security with nodev, nosuid and no exec options

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Remove The GNOME GUI on RHEL 7 Centos 7 Fedora and Oracle Linux Server

[root@RHEL7HARDEN ~]# rpm -qa yum yum-3.4.3-132.el7.centos.0.1.noarch [root@RHEL7HARDEN ~]#


I captured the list of ‘Warning: group <groupname> does not exitst.’ (see previous post) from a ‘yum update’ run which I CTRL+c out of once the warnings ended. I removed the ‘Warning: group ‘ from the front and the ‘ does not exitst.’ from the back […]