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Bash Security Vulnerability Patch Instructions

A new major security vulnerability impacting Linux customers who leverage Bash as their shell was announced in Sepetember. ZZ Servers strongly recommends customers exposed to this vulnerability apply the appropriate security patch as soon as possible. Below are instructions for patching your systems: For Debian or Ubuntu, run the following comman...
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Server cabinet door alarm

The first step in securing servers is to ensure that they are physically as secure as possible and and then monitored for unauthorized access  Many times when setting up servers in a small office or co-location facility many people have their systems in a locking cabinet within a moderately secured physical building.  However a determined attacker ...
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Anti Virus and PCI Compliance

Last year PCI DSS 1.2 was released changing the intent of the controls required for anti-virus software. In version 1.1 anti-virus software was only required for systems commonly affected by viruses and excluded UNIX based operating systems and mainframes. Version 1.2 now requires all operating system types commonly affected by malicious software b...
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InterWorx Hosting Control Panel 4.1.0 Upgrade

The dedicated team at InterWorx has released Hosting Control Panel 4.1.0. This is the first release of the 4.x series that will be automatically applied to all current InterWorx servers, versions 3 and higher. All InterWorx servers that have auto-updates enabled can and should receive this update. This will be an incremental release for servers ...
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Important Concepts For Linux Beginners - Permissions And Groups

The easiest way to learn Linux permissions is from an example. The ls -l command generates a list of contents, such as files along with their permissions. Let's take a look at the default values for a file called Filename. We are adding spaces to make the output more legible. - rw- r-- r-- other information about the file Filename The initial ...
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How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian LAMP Server

Build Your Own Debian/Ubuntu LAMP Server - Quick & Easy Do it Yourself Installation Apache 2 - Linux Web server MySQL 5 - MySQL Database Server PHP4/5 - PHP Scripting Language phpMyAdmin - Web-based database admin software. Note: Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP/Perl together commonly known as LAMP Server. First, let us prepare a system th...
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Useful Commands For The Linux Command Line

This short guide shows some important commands for your daily work on the Linux command line. arch Outputs the processor architecture. $ arch i686 cat Outputs the contents of a file. $ cat lorem.txt Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim ven...
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How to search files for specific content

Simple linux command to search all files in a given path and display the line in the file which matches defined content.find <PATH> -print | xargs grep "<CONTENT>"orfind <PATH> -type f -exec grep -H "<CONTENT>" \;
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