This article was written to create an easy step to add more SPAM protection to ISPConfig when you are running postfix. This not only will cut down on SPAM but it will also cut down on load by not sending as much SPAM to spamassassin. Below are some SPAM protection additions that can be made…
I have been adding some additions to WordPress to lock it down a bit and keep regular users away from wp-admin. There is a bunch of stuff out there to do this type of thing but I found the best combination to upgrade your register/login system and to keep the average user away from wp-admin so they stay on the site was to use Register Plus and WP Block Admin. They both serve different purposes but combined together they provide a much nicer user experience.
Register Plus: This WordPress plugin will allow you to create custom emails to users, a custom registration form, a password strength meter, a captcha, user registration verification emails, and more. When creating the custom registration form you can add custom fields, add custom CSS, etc. All in all in provides complete customization of the registration form and process.
I was recently watching an episode of hak5 on my ipod and got turned on to a cool source code editor and all around notepad replacement for Windows called Notepad++. This application is completely free, doesn’t take a lot of resources to run, and is snap to install. Some cool features of Notepad++ 1. Tabs:…
In my day to day work, I need to have access to multiple operating systems in order to test various things. Unfortunatly running multiple desktops gets warm and traveling with multiple laptops gets cumbersome. I serached out and tried various virtualization technologies that would address my problems. In the end, after testing VMWare, various Xen ( Xen was purchased by Citrix ) incarnations, I finally settled on VirtualBox. Virtualbox was created and sold by Innotek. Sun eventually bought innotek in February of this year. VirtualBox allows you to install the software on a base system (called the “host”) and within the software you create multiple virtual computers with different operating systems (called “guests”).
On most new CentOS server installs yum-updatesd is installed by default and by default it sends notifications to the dbus. You do however have the option to configure it to send updates via email or to syslog. If you do decide to have updates sent via email then you will need to add a couple more configuration options to /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf which are email_to and email_from. Listed at the bottom of this post is the default configuration file followed by a yum-updatesd.conf file that will send email notifications of new files.
Another thing to watch out for is yum-updatesd locking your ability to update files via yum. While it is checking to see if there are new packages available it puts a lock on using yum so if you run into this problem you either want to remove yum-updatesd or set its configuration to not check once every hour. I changes my default to 10800 seconds or 3 hours.