Month: September 2017

How to Configure PAM to Audit Logging Shell User Activity

This is our ongoing series on Linux Auditing, in this fourth part of this article, we will explain how to configure PAM for auditing of Linux TTY input (Logging Shell User Activity) for specific...

How to Audit Linux Process Using ‘autrace’ on CentOS/RHEL

This article is our ongoing series on Linux Auditing, in our last three articles we have explained how to audit Linux systems (CentOS and RHEL), query auditd logs using ausearch and generate reports using...

15 Useful ‘Sockstat Command Examples’ to Find Open Ports in FreeBSD

Sockstat is a versatile command line utility used for displaying network and system opened sockets in FreeBSD. Mainly, sockstat command is installed by default in FreeBSD and it’s commonly used for displaying the name...

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How to Create Reports from Audit Logs Using ‘aureport’ on CentOS/RHEL

This article is our ongoing series on Linux Auditing, in our last two articles we have explained how to install and audit Linux systems (CentOS and RHEL) and how to query logs using ausearch...

Chkservice – An Easy Way to Manage Systemd Units in Terminal

Systemd (system daemon) is a modern system management daemon for Linux systems. Systemd is a replacement for init system manager; it controls system startup and services, and introduces the idea of units (managed via...

The 2017 cPanel Conference is finally here!

Today is the first day of the 2017 cPanel Conference, and I’m filled with excitement. The plans have all been laid for us to have the best conference we’ve ever had. Let’s talk about some of the stuff I’m most excited for. I mentioned last month some of the talks I was most excited about, and we’ve heard from a few of speakers about their talks since then as well. Let’s talk about some of the other …

How to Install Ubuntu via PXE Server Using Local DVD Sources

PXE or Preboot eXecution Environment is a server-client mechanism which instructs a client machine to boot form network. In this guide we’ll show how to install Ubuntu Server via a PXE server with local...

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11 Ways to Find User Account Info and Login Details in Linux

This article will show you eleven useful ways to find the information about users on a Linux system. Here we’ll describe commands to get a user’s account details, show login details as well as...

How to Query Audit Logs Using ‘ausearch’ Tool on CentOS/RHEL

In our last article, we have explained how to audit RHEL or CentOS system using auditd utility. The audit system (auditd) is a comprehensive logging system and doesn’t use syslog for that matter. It...

#cPConf Keynote: Transparency Reporting and you

Quick note from benny: We have moved #cPConf 2017 to the Ritz Carlton from the W Fort Lauderdale! If you are attending, please review the post that I made last week about it. Now, I hand it over to David…. Next week I’ll be discussing “creating transparency reports that work” at cPanel’s 2017 annual conference. Why is this topic important to you?  Transparency reports are customer driven:  your …

Learn Linux System Auditing with Auditd Tool on CentOS/RHEL

System auditing simply refers to in-depth analysis of a specific targeted system: an audit is made up of an examination of the various parts which comprise that system, with critical assessment (and testing if...

How to Rescue, Repair and Reinstall GRUB Boot Loader in Ubuntu

This tutorial will guide you on how to rescue, repair or reinstall a damaged Ubuntu machine which cannot be booted due to the fact that the Grub2 boot loader has been compromised and cannot...

Server Backups Just Got More Interesting

  Send Your Server Backups to Google Drive You requested and we’ve delivered. Striking the number 4 most requested feature off of our to do list, we’ve made backing up your websites more versatile and more powerful than ever. Now in version 66 of cPanel & WHM, hosting providers can back up their websites to Google Drive. No more taking up space on your local machine, this update allows system administrators to use …

Impress Your Friends with This Fake Hollywood Hacker Terminal

In Hollywood movies, hacking always seems interesting, especially because the whole action is spiced up with fancy desktop environments/backgrounds, rapidly uncontrolled typing (with loud typing noise/keystrokes) and rapid scrolling of command output on colorful...

How to Install and Configure VNC Server in CentOS 7

In this guide we’ll explain how to install and configure VNC Remote Access in latest release of CentOS 7 and RHEL 7 Desktop edition via tigervnc-server program. VNC (Virtual Network Computing) is a server-client...

3 Ways to Change a Users Default Shell in Linux

In this article, we will describe how to change a user’s shell in Linux. The shell is a program that accepts and interprets commands; there are several shells such as bash, sh, ksh, zsh,...

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ZaReason UltraLap 5330

For the first time ever, Opensource.com is partnering with ZaReason to give away an UltraLap 5330 laptop with Linux pre-installed!

Since 2007, ZaReason has assembled, shipped, and supported hardware specifically designed for Linux, and the UltraLap 5330 is no exception—the 3.6-lb laptop ships with the Linux distribution of your choice and boasts the following hardware specs:

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3 text editor alternatives to Emacs and Vim

Before you start reaching for those implements of mayhem, Emacs and Vim fans, understand that this article isn’t about putting the boot to your favorite editor. I’m a professed Emacs guy, but one who also

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