Author Archives: Glenn Enright

About Glenn Enright

Linux Systems Administrator at RimuHosting.com. I focus mainly on dedicated server provisioning with a sprinkling of network administration.

SSLv3 and securing against Poodle

If you are using SSL in your web server, you probably want to read this. Google recently published details about an attack that targets SSLv3. The exploit first allows attackers to initiate a “downgrade dance” that tells the client that … Continue reading

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MySQL replication and verification

We have a number of customer using MySQL replication. For the uninitiated, replication copies changes from a master server to a number of slave servers. This makes scaling your service mush easier and helps improve redundancy and failover. An introduction … Continue reading

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Installer updates, Glassfish, Confluence and more…!

One of the services we provide includes maintaining a set of installer scripts for automating common tasks and setups our customers like to use. Those help you by taking the pain and time out of getting setup and serving the … Continue reading

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New drive options: bigger, faster Intel SSDs!

Intel recently released their new generation of 330 series SSD drives.  These take over from the well regarded X25-M SSD drives.  But add more capacity.  Better performance.  And lower cost per GB! Our new Sandybridge dedicated servers come with SATA3 … Continue reading

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Intel Dual Sandybridge servers avilable

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of powerful new dual processor servers running Intel Sandybridge E5-2620 or E5-2630 CPUs. These impressive machines are built on the popular Supermicro platforms using the X9DR-f motherboard This new platform will enhance … Continue reading

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Keeping your hosting panel updated

From time to time hosting control panels (Such as Plesk) get updated by their creators. Those updates may often include patches to critical vulnerabilities, so its a good idea to keep track of those. We try to keep our customers … Continue reading

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Distrubution release support (CentOS4/Debian 5)

Linux distributions keep moving forwards, and as they progress older releases stop receiving security patches or updates. As part of our commitment to maintaining reliable and safe services, we would like to highlight the following announcements... CentOS-4 End Of Life … Continue reading

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Plesk updates and server security

Recently we were advised of a significant vulnerability in all older versions of the Plesk Panel. If you have not done so recently, we strongly recommend you schedule some time to update. Extended details about that are available. You can … Continue reading

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DigiNotar and SSL certificates

Great news! We were pretty sure, but a recent notification from our certificate supplier told us that none of the certificates ordered on behalf of our customers are signed by DigiNotar. For those of you not aware, DigiNotar is a … Continue reading

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Package management using apt-get

Our support team receives a few queries each day about managing packages under Linux. All our installs have the APT toolset installed. We have a guide on some of the basic uses listed on our HowTo page. There are a … Continue reading

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