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Automated FTP Script

Monday, October 11th, 2010

I’ve been doing some development for some embedded Linux devices which only support ftp and telnet. In order to automate transfer of binaries from my Fedora development host to the target embedded device I’m using this handy ftp script: pushftp.sh
#!/bin/bash

# arg1 = dest hostname
# arg2 = local file
# arg3 = dest dir

HOST=$1
SRCFILE=$2

USER=root
PASSWD=password
#DESTDIR=/usr/local/data
DESTDIR=$3

ftp -inv $HOST<<ENDFTP
user […]

Downside to Enterprise Linux

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

(Note: For the purpose of this post CentOS is equivalent to RHEL)
It has been about 2 and 1/2 years since I built a dedicated server and chose CentOS instead of Fedora. Since I installed CentOS 5.1 I have used the upgrade process 4 times with no problems bringing me to version 5.5 with practically […]

All-In-One Configuration Tools

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

As I mentioned previously, I run many sites on my web server. Yesterday I decided to clean up some sites that their owners had neglected or not used. One such site was running Apache Tomcat Java Server, which I did not care to leave running.
Now I, like many users of commercial hosting plans, […]

SSH Client Configuration

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

I have a VPS which is host to many websites. Some of those sites are permitted ssh access for their admins. However I am the admin to several sites myself. Each site has a different username (login/password) for administration. Additionally I have changed the ssh port to a different number (instead […]

Google Apps for Domains

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I spend way too much time and effort tweaking my SpamAssassin settings on my server just so I can get my email and spam situation manageable.
Anyways, I’m getting sick of the trouble so I am trying out Google Apps for Domains. This allows me to use my own domain name, but using Gmail for […]

CentOS 5.3 Released

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

For those who might not be familiar with enterprise linux distributions, CentOS is a rebranded free version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). For enterprise usage Red Hat supports each release for 7 years, while carefully updating packages for backwards compatibility. Each .1 “point release” is an Service Pack update. RHEL 5.3 […]

Wikipedia Migrates from Fedora to Ubuntu

Friday, October 10th, 2008

The admins running Wikipedia are almost complete in migrating their servers from a mix of RedHat and Fedora to Ubuntu. The primary reasons behind the switch, according to Brion Vibber (Wikimedia CTO), were personal preference, Ubuntu availability on the desktop and better support/stability compared to Fedora. As a server, one might think that an enterprise […]

Local Server Hardware

Friday, March 14th, 2008

After identifying exactly what my local linux server requirements were, I decided to take a good look at my hardware options. From the start, I wanted to (1) save money, (2) save electricity/power and (3) minimize noise.
To address these issues, there were many decisions I made. First of all I did not need […]