Today, I revised my logwatch configuration and I decided to use an external parser for the SELinux audits. Logwatch includes such a parser (/usr/share/logwatch/scripts/services/audit script), but i tend to prefer seaudit-report, part of the setools-gui package in Fedora. Don’t let the package name confuse you, seaudit-report is a CLI tool.
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I use MediaWiki as a personal note-taking, documentation and code snippet storage system. This was started as an experiment, but a wiki proved to be a decent solution for the above tasks. This is a small checklist, mainly for my own reference, to follow when upgrading MediaWiki.
ModSecurity is an Apache module which adds an extra layer of security by analyzing client requests before they are processed by Apache and, furthermore, by analyzing server responses after a request has been processed. This article intends to be a ModSecurity overview and to provide the reader with the basic knowledge about the most important directives. For detailed information refer to the ModSecurity Documentation.
Actually, this title is not very descriptive, as sharing music with Rhythmbox takes only one click of the mouse. However, this article intends to provide an overview of what happens behind the scenes after this mouse button has been pressed and how Rhythmbox and Avahi work together in order to make the sharing of music such an easy task.
These are some general guidelines and notes in order to assist the adventurous first-time Fedora user to get started with RPM package building on Fedora Core.
LIRC is basically a small server which can decode or transmit infra-red signals. This is a tutorial about how to set up the LIRC server and how to use it in order to control your system or specific LIRC-enabled applications with a remote control. Examples of simple or more complicated setups are also provided.
This is a guide to create or restore images of your partitions using the great open source tool Partimage. It provides information on how to do this locally or across the network, by setting up a Partimaged Server. I guess this info is non distribution specific, since we will work from a Rescue environment.
Repairing the GRUB installation is a very usual task for many Linux users. There are many excellent articles on this topic on the net. This small article intends to be a summary of them and to serve as a small reference for those who do not care about the details. Some links to external relative [...]
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kernel-devel package does not include the complete kernel headers. This should not be a problem in most cases when compiling third party modules, but there are times that one or more of these missing headers are absolutely needed. This document outlines a method to obtain the complete kernel headers for your currently running kernel in Fedora Core by using the kernel SRPM package without compiling the kernel.
Sometimes, especially when you create your own RPMs, it is extremely useful to keep them in a local YUM repository. The advantage of this is that, when you install a package, YUM automatically resolves any dependencies, not only by downloading the necessary packages from the other repositories you might have in you list, but also [...]