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- Fixing broken permissions or ownership
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- Lets Encrypt with Virtualmin
- ClamAV: mpool_malloc and disk space
- Using Fail2ban on wordpress wp-login.php and xmlrpc.php
- Using Ansible to manage your VPSs – Part Two
- Using Ansible to manage your VPSs – Part One
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- Keeping WordPress secure
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Monthly Archives: September 2009
Need an init script for a Java service? Like tomcat, liferay, or jboss?
Regular Linux init scripts often don't work so well. e.g. Java apps typically want to be run by a particular user (e.g. tomcat or liferay). e.g. They may require a 'special' shutdown mechanism (e.g. with Tomcat sending a signal to a particular port).
So over the years I have had a handy-dandy script that can control most of my most commonly used Java apps (liferay, tomcat, jboss).
It does things like start up the app as a particular user. Checks to ensure the app is responding on a URL before saying it is stared. Waits for the app to shutdown gracefully, else forces it to quit. And provides kill and killstart commands when you're developing and just want the thing restarted!
This morning I updated it to use the lsb logging methods. So the output is a bit prettier than the 'old' echo's we used to use.
The current version of the file will live at http://proj.ri.mu/javainitscript
To use it wget that to the /etc/init.d directory on your server. Then rename (or symlink) it to the service you want to control. Currently the tomcat, liferay and jboss names are supported.
Some excerpts from the script follow... Continue reading
If you use any pre-packaged software, it always pays to sign up to their mailing list or security advisory list. This means if any exploits or updates happen, you are on the ball and up to date. Today we had … Continue reading
Well I'm sure most geeks out there have heard of Software Freedom Day, it was the same day as Talk like a Pirate day! I'm glad however that most people forgot 'Talk Like a Pirate' day however, since a good … Continue reading
Often we will get customers emailing in saying that things are just running 'slow'. Often when we login the first thing we notice is after the password has gone through it just hangs for a fair while before login. This … Continue reading
I found this the today http://www.safe-rm.org.nz/ , and having had the odd accident im most definitely going to be installing this on my own server! What is safe-rm? Safe-rm is a safety tool intended to prevent the accidental deletion of … Continue reading
Heya guys Well this is a special release just for you guys who watch the blog. It seems the dev guys have been hard at work and put together a couple of new websites designs! We are just tweaking it … Continue reading
Backup your data. That's something that's repeated over and over and yet too many people don't really take it to heart. If you've lost data in the past, I be that you're backing up now like it's a religion. If … Continue reading
We see lots of different problems every day as Liz noted the other day. It's really quite varied work that we do and you can go from resetting a password one minute to setting up load balanced proxy servers the … Continue reading
We recieved the following email this morning which may be a problem from time to time with other users, so i thought I would share this. Subject: Seg faults on apache mysql and a couple of other less import programs. … Continue reading