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Let The Rewrites Begin: New Life For PRM

by on May.24, 2010, under Development

In my last post, I reflected on the last 7-8 years of projects here at rfxn.com, in doing so I also dug up some statistics on project downloads. I not only did this for my own curiosity but to prioritize the mile long to do list I have for the projects, based on downloads. One […]

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Better Late Than Never: Linux Malware Detect 1.3

by on May.12, 2010, under Development, My Blog

Today I have released Linux Malware Detect (LMD) 1.3, the first public stable release of my malware detection tool. The documentation is a little thin but the details are on the project page and the README file should fill you in on anything you need to know, otherwise you can post a comment on the […]

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BFD 1.4: Important Security Fix

by on May.08, 2010, under Development

Today I have put up a new release of BFD, version 1.4, that addresses an unsanitized variable issue that is used on the command line. This is a serious issue and should be treated as such, if you currently have BFD installed I would encourage you to update it immediately, the install.sh script in the […]

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Nginx: Caching Proxy

by on May.06, 2010, under HowTo, My Blog

Recently I started to tackle a load problem on one of my personal sites, the issue was that of a poorly written but exceedingly MySQL heavy application and the load it would induce on the SQL server when 400-500 people were hammering the site at once. Further compounding this was Apache’s horrible ability to gracefully […]

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IRSYNC & Limiting Passwordless SSH Keys

by on May.04, 2010, under HowTo

Anyone who has ever used SSH key-pairs to access more than a couple of servers (or hundreds in my case), will tell you they are an invaluable convenience. It is a natural progression and very common usage that SSH key-pairs are coupled with other common tasks or tools, where having a pass phrase attached to […]

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Upgrade CentOS 4.8 to 5.x (32bit)

by on Oct.20, 2009, under HowTo

Traditionally, the dist upgrade path that many were familiar with from the RH8/9->Fedora or similarly Fedora dist upgrades, have applied more or less to RHEL/CentOS but with the release of 4.5 and early releases of 5.0 the actual dist upgrade path was messy or nearly impossible. The early versions of 5.0 (up to 5.2) had […]

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