Adding Your OVH Backup Space via NFS (Bare Metal Servers)

1) Allow the relevant IP or IP Blocks to have NFS access. Do this through your control panel. 2) Find the actual name of the NFS export on the backup server: showmount -e [] 3) Create the mountpoint: mkdir /backup 4) Mount to it: mount -t nfs -o _netdev,mountproto=tcp [server]:[expert path from 2] /backup 5) … [Read more…]

Centos/RH 7 Reset Root Password

Further to the previous article regarding “Single User Mode” it’s worth noting that depending on your system you may require the root password to do even this. So if you’ve really, REALLY lost the root password then these handy dandy instructions just for you! 🙂

Centos 7 “Single-User” Mode

Yup, for when you’ve forgotten the root password! Rather than copy/paste the details I’ll just link to a couple of reference sources. (Cheers Darren!) Boot in single user mode on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 Single User Mode in CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Postfix Rate Limiting

Following on from the excellent advice here: and here: You may want to add the following: smtpd_client_event_limit_exceptions = Without it postfix defaults to smtpd_client_event_limit_exceptions = $mynetworks and won’t apply rate rules to hosts within those networks. So if your problem is internal servers hammering your relay then the limits won’t get applied. Oh, … [Read more…]

OVH vRack With Public IPs and Citrix XenServer

If you install XenServer on a dedicated server from it comes with two NICs defined. NIC1 is the “normal” bridge network that has the server public/management IP address. IF you want to add “normal” IPs that you’ve purchased then the normal OVH guides are very good. However, it’s not particularly clear how to add … [Read more…]

Forcing a specific video mode, Centos 7

At the grub prompt, edit the line for the specific kernel and at the end of the line add: video=800×600-24 for 800 x 600 resolution with 24 bit colour. To make this permanent: Edit /etc/default/grub and add the video= to the end of GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX line. # grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg This will force the video mode … [Read more…]

Disable SELinux on CentOS 6

To disable SELinux on CentOS 6, edit the following config file: # nano /etc/selinux/config Change SELINUX=enforcing # This file controls the state of SELinux on the system. # SELINUX= can take one of these three values: # enforcing – SELinux security policy is enforced. # permissive – SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing. # disabled … [Read more…]