I’ve decided to stop using the previous template system based on Smarty and Bootstrap. Instead I just went back to WordPress as it’s a lot easier to use. I’m playing around with the theme now and will re-populate the original content from the custom site. I am also exploring some of the caching and content plugins.
Today I ran a workshop with our newest network administrators; Our topic was denial of service mitigation. We currently utilize Arbor Peakflow Threat Management System to detect and scrub inbound attacks. Arbor is a phenomenal system capable of amazing performance. With the right tuning, templates and bandwidth it’s virtually handsfree. However some motivated attackers manage to
I’ve encountered this issue several times on windows VMs (sadly need a few still) where modern versions of Windows, i.e. Windows 8 will occasionally prevent you from deleting a directory. One was a directory an installer created, in this case Open Office, which was not cleaned up due to a VM crash during the install
I’ve struggled to improve Samba (SMB) performance between my Mac Pro (Late 2013) running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and my CentOS 6.6 Linux server. The server has a large ZFS share with all my backups and archives as well as various KVM instances running off SSDs. My Mac Pro absolutely must access that ZFS share
Working on updating some ServerTech CDU firmware today I found that they wouldn’t connect to my fresh new FTP server. I checked my firewall, I checked my server log, and saw that they weren’t authenticating correctly:
A few months ago we all saw the dramatic boom in NTP reflection attacks. These attacks exceeded DNS reflection that was so common before it. At the time I was personally experiencing consistent 10 to 40+ Gbps attacks. After a while they started to die down in frequency and volume. I still see many NTP
Hey guys, not a long post today, but thought I’d throw out an easy little tip. I was installing some KVM guests on a CentOS 6.5 storage server and needed a VNC client for my OS X desktop. Found something neat that some of you may already know, but if not, it’s pretty cool.
So this isn’t really the normal theme for my articles. However I’ve reloaded the OS on my MacBook Pro the other day, because my factory hard drive died within 8 months of buying the MacBook. I replaced it with a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD and reloaded the OS via net-install (Apple+R on boot.) About
I see this topic come up a lot with users who migrate to one of our servers or to their own setup with cPanel and suPHP. The user or their customers will install a PHP script such as wordpress, concrete5, etc… Upon testing their installation they will get 500 ISE (Internal Server Error) in their
So you’ve probably not made the switch to InnoDB or XtraDB yet, shame on you! But tonight your server crashed, ran out of disk space or otherwise corrupted all of your active tables across various databases. Ouch! How are we going to fix this one? Many admins try using the myisamchk tool from shell in