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Closing off site for external mail connections

A client of mine has a linux/cpanel based web server (VPS), which at some point in the past was also the primary mail server for the domain. It is no longer receiving mail (MX records were changed to ...
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How to make guard/listen work on Mac/Vagrant

I'm trying to set up Guard and Listen in order to forward fs events from host Mac system to guest Linux. Maybe it's just me but the documentation is not clear to me - I have not been able to make it ...
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How to set localtime/timezone in the most generic and distro-agnostic way?

I've created a docker container, which is running in the wrong timezone. I personally need it to run in my timezone (Europe/Stockholm, GMT+1). Since the project is open source, other users may also ...
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Strange listening port

Auditing one of my systems, I found a process without name listening on localhost, port 52698. # netstat -lntp Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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How can I make git bash `which` command work with windows?

If I type which node in git bash in Windows, then I get node's path, but when I type which open, it says it's not found. The open program is in PATH, but not marked as executable since chmod +x ...
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openSUSE hanging on boot

I just installed openSUSE Tumbleweed with a clean install in VirtualBox. On boot it hangs after the line [ OK ] Started Accounts Service....2.ons service....ns kernel modules.f8fe71. (Actually I ...
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VMWare does not connect to remote server

I currently have a Windows 7 Professional OS running on my laptop. I have the Vshpere Client 6.0 running on it. I installed the server OS through the Vsphere Client. While in the office, I can ...
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Subuser Docker firefox image

I followed all the steps to create subuser given on subuser.org I am not able to create firefox image and not able to restrict the access to the Downloads folder as given in the video and ...
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How to install or upgrade to gnome v3.20.X in Kali Linux?

I am running gnome v3.18.1 on Kali Linux & want to upgrade to gnome v3.20.X. Steps I followed: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install gnome-shell ...
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How to remove file on Linux with ? in name

Cannot move or remove file with ? in name. Any ideas? Have tried the following: # ls manager?%80%99s-viewpoint.html what-wcsap-can-offer-you-?%80%93-guide-new-directors.html # mv ...
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KVM VM not visible/pingable from LAN

I am running a Virtual Machine on a Host that is hardwired to my LAN. The Host shows up on my local network (as do the other Hosts connected by Wifi) but the VM Guest does not. Initially this was ...
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How do I migrate from ecryptfs to a similar setup using ext4 filesystem level encryption?

Currently I'm using ecryptfs - it's a software layer that encrypts my home folder with a key which is in turn encrypted with my password, and it hooks into PAM to unlock it on login. Unfortunately, ...
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Logitech Dual Action not detected as input device in Linux

For some reason, my gamepad stopped working. It's detected when I plug it into the USB port, but it's not recognized as an input device. dmesg [ 917.280315] usb 1-3: new low-speed USB device ...
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How can debug the computer freezes

I have PC with Win10 OS my problem was in windows when it freeze the system immediately reboot itself. i search about memory dump files in %SystemRoot% directory but nothing there. I reinstalled the ...
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dual boot total mess, what ways to continue?

I have a macbook pro and I wanted to switch to linux (mint, mate). I have rEFInd installed and working, but everything is a total mess now. So here are some questions. In the rEFInd boot menu I have ...
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iptables whitelist doesn't work while blacklist does

Allowing forwarding for all and blocking a set of ips work: iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT iptables -A FORWARD -m set --match-set denied_ips src,dst -j REJECT But denying forwarding for all and ...
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How do I subject web search results to parental control tools like dansguardian?

The problem: I have good reasons to filter web browsing on my PC. These filtering should be robust. Allowing web search results to go unfiltered is unacceptable, as well as blocking search engines ...
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Self-contained installer in korn shell script with sed, grep and gzip

There's a great post on this here: http://www.matteomattei.com/create-self-contained-installer-in-bash-that-extracts-archives-and-perform-actitions/ But is uses Bash interpreter, tar and awk. I need ...
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Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket - Fedora

I am a new Fedora user and I am installing ROR on my machine. But when I try to enter the following command rake db:create it shows the following errors. Can any one please tell me how can I solve ...
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How to restrict network access for a VirtualBox guest

I have an old Windows XP running inside a Virtualbox on a linux system as host os. I used to disable the virtual network adapter so that the XP virtual machine had no network access at all. Now I ...
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Openbox desktop no response to mouse clicks

Installed Debian 8.4 on Fujitsu LH531. Everything works great in Gnome, Cinnamon. When I installed Openbox, its desktop has no response to mouse/touchpad clicks. But it works in applications (i.e. ...
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Trouble with mouse pad after installing/booting up Ubuntu 16.04

So I just received on old laptop from a friend and currently trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the laptop. Here are the specs of the laptop: Brand: ASUS Memory: 2.8 GiB Processor: Intel ...
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Kali Linux unable to load htc_9271.fw firmware

I am trying to use my TL-WN722N network adapter with Kali Linux on a Banana PI, however every time I plug it, dmesg gives me this error: [ 11.152949] usb 4-1: ath9k_htc: Firmware htc_9271.fw ...
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Permission denied when trying to read temporary file created in bash

I am trying to write a script which takes as arguments one or more files and transposes the upper case letters to lower case letters. The contents of the original file is replaced with the lower case ...
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Linux suppress find error in bash script combined with file delete

I have a one line script which works fine but... find $HOME/html/mydir/downloads/sec/*.zip -mtime 2 -exec rm {} \; It generates an error if there are no files found and my web host then sends me a ...
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rsync based on local timestamps only

Is there a tool like rsync that can record copied files timestamps locally, and upload only changed ones next time? Similar to running the following makefile rule recursively: file.ext.stamp: ...
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Download Debian packages onto Windows

Is it possible to download Debian packages onto a Windows machine using a query such as "matchbox*"? I know its possible to Google individual packages and download them but now I have to download a ...
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Will there be any issue if I create a bridge in Linux with MAC address of its slave?

In Windows if we create an external virtual switch in Hyper-V Manager, it will have the MAC address of the NIC that it is connected to. So I want to do similar things in Linux, with systemd-networkd. ...
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Block a domain (with all domains) system-wide

I'm trying to block my computer from "accidentally" sending any requests to a certain domain I don't trust (and all of it's subdomains). I tried adding this entry to my /etc/hosts file: 127.0.0.0 ...
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How to install windows 7 OS into external Hard disk from linux

I have a linux machine installed in my computer and i have a external hard disk of 1TB inserted into linux machine. I tried installing windows into external hard disk but i get some error like you ...
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Migrate MDADM array to another server with degraded state

I've been hacked few days again and, after analysis, I want to have my data back ! My previous server (the one who contains data on RAID1) have been compromised so I've decided to go with another ...
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rsync, symbols not resolved but libraries found

In an embedded system I can't run rsync: $ rsync /usr/bin/rsync: symbol 'poptHelpOptions': can't resolve symbol /usr/bin/rsync: symbol '_poptBitsN': can't resolve symbol /usr/bin/rsync: symbol ...
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Strange mv -vf output under en_US.UTF-8

My mv -vf output is very strange: cd /tmp touch xx yy $ mv -vf xx yy â -> â $ env | grep ^LANG LANG=en_US.UTF-8 The correct output should be: $ mv -vf xx yy 'xx' -> 'yy' This is from, ...
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How to create new user with read only permission

I have a folder on a linux server that is set to full access to a group. I want to add a user that can access the folder with read only permissions. The group should remain as full access. Thanks!
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Steam GLX context is not using direct rendering

A few month ago I messed up with my mesa libs and openGL for a school project, I don't remember what I changed exactly, it had something to do with the OpenGL version I think, but now I realise that I ...
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kdeinit5 hangs on shutdown

I have diagnosed my shutdown problem where my session-c2 is not terminated (see: https://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/Debugging/#index2h1) The shutdown log is folllowing: 9396 [ ...
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PuTTY Fatal Error Software caused connection abort

long time lurker first time asker. I have a very weird problem, whenever I try to connect to a specific machine on my network from my desktop with Windows 10 I get an error right off the bat. PuTTY ...
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How can I improve my linux security? [closed]

I dabble in Linux from time to time. Oddly enough at one time in the past and just today, I've found my system compromised (that is my perception at least). In my opinion I'm no expert in Linux or ...
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StrongSwan and Windows 10 & IOS

I'm been trying to build a small VPN server for while already. Its working well for iOS but I can't get Windows 10 to work correctly. I'm trying to do this using PSK rather than certificates due to ...
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Sending gist to github via cURL and issues with new lines inside file

So, let's say I have an index.php file containing this: <?= "Hello" ?> <?= echo "WORLD" ?> And I wanted upload the contents of this file to my gists in github, which I am doing via ...
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Web SFTP server software on Linux [closed]

At our company we have a need for our clients to supply files to SFTP server. Security is of paramount importance to us, however we must enable web functionality, so that clients could upload and ...
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Mount or open disk I backed up with dd

I used the command dd in order to generate a full copy of a disk (a SD card). Now I'm trying to retrieve the information that was stored in there, but I don't know how to read the contents of the ...
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Can I use grep to pull out a particular pattern from a file / number of files, using regex perhaps?

I have a file with a load of errors in it. I used grep to pull out all the JSONExcpetion Errors and save them in a new file like this: sudo grep -Hrn "JSONException" 2016-* >> jsonexception.txt ...
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How to index ftp server on linux (preferably using gui)?

Basically I'm using FileZilla right now but wouldn't mind to use any other gui. What I want is to index all directories and files in an ftp server so I can review them later (without the need of any ...
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Minimal linux experiment

If I boot Linux having atime enabled on the root partition, every file used to boot is marked with a timestamp. I may fire up some applications then, updating the timestamp on their files too. If we ...
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How many inodes I need?

I'm running a Buildroot image that has not the -i flag for df. I have near 100 MB of free space, but when I try to add a nodejs module using npm install I get the error "no free space left". I guess ...
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Files in /dev below devtmpfs mount

I noticed on some Linux systems, that there are actual files on the root partition in /dev in unmounted state. These will be covered by the devtmpfs mount once established, which usually happens quite ...
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QJoyPad: error reading joypad dev device: Operation not permitted

I'm running Debian Jessie (64bit) and installed qjoypad (it allows you to map gamepad events to mouse and keyboard ones). I get the following error when running qjoypad from the console: error ...
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Limit internet access time or block ldap user after X minutes

I've some problem to resolve, but there are multiple ways to do it. My situation: I have a Synology NAS with an working LDAP and multiple Windows Clients with pGina installed. All is working and ...
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systemd service to set virsh default storage pool

I'm trying to run a script on system boot after an kickstart automated installation, the script just changes the default storage pool for KVM. But for some reason the changes don't take effect, if I ...