If you’re running server, you probably know its exposed services are constantly being probed and attacks are being attempted against it. Fortunately, an extremely useful, nice and nifty tool is here to help: Fail2Ban.
Fail2Ban scans service’s log files for patterns defined as regular expressions and, if an offending pattern is found a certain number of times within a given time frame, the corresponding source IP is banned for a configurable time, using local firewall rules such as iptables.
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Security & bug fix releases
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.2.6. This is a primarily a bugfix release which includes a memory corruption fix for EXIF.
PHP 7.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.18. All PHP 7.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.
This tutorial shows how to install an Apache web server on CentOS 7 server with PHP (mod_php) and MySQL database. The acronym LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP.
This tutorial shows the installation of the latest PHP version 7.2 on CentOS 7.5 Continue reading “How to install Apache, PHP 7.2 and MySQL on CentOS 7.5 (LAMP)”
This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running LVM system (Ubuntu 18.04). The GRUB2 bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).
I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!
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This is an instruction how to install PPTP Client on Debian GNU/Linux KVM.
PPTP Client is a Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD client for the proprietary Microsoft Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, PPTP. Allows connection to a PPTP based Virtual Private Network (VPN).
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