Tagged: Ubuntu

FIND Command Usage Notes for Webmasters

File manipulation using FIND These examples are Ubuntu 12.04 and Apache2 FIND find a file by name # sudo find ~/ -name ‘banner3.jpg’ 2>/dev/null find and copy # combined to make a script to double filter sudo find /media/backup01/* -name ‘*.txt’ -exec cp {} ~/dump \; + increases speed sudo find . -name ‘*.py’ -exec grep –color ‘xrange’ {} +...

Eliminate error “127.0.0.1 Directory index forbidden by Options directive” in log files (and other needless noise)

Ubuntu Apache Error : client 127.0.0.1 Directory index forbidden by Options directive This error and many others clog your log files with noise which can be easily eliminated without compromising security. The reason I get this error is because I have set .htaccess in the server root directory to Options -Index for security reasons. I don’t want anyone browsing /var/www...

The Weak Link in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

I’ve tried to love Unity. I keep trying every time I install Ubuntu since Unity was introduced as the GUI of choice. I’ve read a lot about UI design over the years, (Doug Engelbart to John Sculley’s Personal Digital Assistant) so I don’t think I’m a curmudeon about it. But I just can’t be productive on a daily basis with...

9 Steps To Setup SSL on UBUNTU 12.04 APACHE 2.22

I found a lot of misleading and confusing How-To stuff when installing an SSL certificate on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Apache 2.22. I also share most people confusion when it comes to encryption. Only after a lot of repetition has the fog begun to clear. It helps to realize: The “key” is your PRIVATE file. Don’t ever share it. Its stays...

Setup Fail2ban for Debian and Ubuntu

My Notes Only taken from various sources. There are other much more complete guides for Fail2ban available. Install Fail2ban sudo apt-get install fail2ban filter definitions located in /etc/fail2ban/filter.d action definitions located in /etc/fail2ban/action.d The following is a minimal setup. Configure Fail2ban sudo vi /etc/fail2ban/jail.conf Configuration for jail.conf destemail = you@example.com # Email of where alerts should be sent to ignoreip...

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