Swap space is an area of disk that is used to store memory to. Here we’ll take a look at managing swap space in Linux by determining what is actually using the swap space, controlling how frequently swap space is written to, and finally adding additional swap space if required.
Monthly Archives: October 2016
This guide will show you how to increase the security of an Invision Power Board (IPB) installation. We’ll walk through practical examples for you to follow to harden IPB, reducing your attack surface.
There are a lot of insecure default options which unless modified will put you at a higher risk of being compromised by an attacker. Here we will outline what should be modified to increase security of IPB.
Yellowdog Updater Modifier (yum) is an RPM based package manager which is used to install and update packages in various Linux distributions including CentOS, RHEL and Fedora.
Yum is quite powerful as it’s capable of automatically resolving dependency issues, and is similar to other package managers such as ‘apt-get’ in Debian based distributions.
These examples should serve as a useful introduction, guide or cheat sheet style resource for how to use the yum command in Linux.
The ‘history’ command available in Bash can be used to simply display your shell history, however there’s also a whole lot more that you can do with it, which we’ll demonstrate here.
Bash history allows us to quickly see what has been executed previously on a system, allowing you to hold users at least somewhat accountable for their actions (more on this later). It’s also useful if you’ve run something before and forgot the command, I can’t begin to tell you the number of times that I’ve done this!