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.
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 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!
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.2.5. This is a security release which also contains several minor bug fixes.
All PHP 7.2 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.30. This is a security release. Several security bugs have been fixed in this release. All PHP 7.0 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.
CustomBuild 2.0 should automatically set the mysql_milestone_16=1 directadmin.conf value for you, so as long as CB2 does the upgrade, you should be fine.
To do the upgrade from an older MySQL version to MySQL 5.7, run:
./build set mysql 5.7
./build set mysql_inst mysql
./build set mysql_backup yes
#make a backup that wont be overwritten, rename the folder
mv mysql_backups mysql_backups.`date +%F`
./build php n
service httpd restart
If you’re running MariaDB, then switching to MySQL might not be 100% straightforward, as higher versions of MariaDB cannot be directly switched over. But (for example), if you’re running a working MariaDB 5.5, then switch to MySQL 5.5, then switch to MySQL 5.7.
The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the availability of MariaDB 10.2.14 and MariaDB 10.1.32, both stable releases, as well as MariaDB Connector/J 2.2.3, the latest stable release in the MariaDB Connector/J 2.2 series, and MariaDB Connector/J 1.7.3, the latest stable release in the MariaDB Connector/J 1.7 series. See the release notes and changelogs for details.