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Wordlist Menu Tool for Backtrack 4 Final

I get really sick of trying to remember all the commands I use to work with wordlists so I had some free time and decided to finally get it all in one place.  I started out just gathering all my notes in a text file but then I decided to code up a menu to make the commands easy to access. Normally I would keep something like this just for my own use since I doubt any one would want it but I decided to release it anyway.

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Error(s) executing /usr/bin/nagios -v /usr/share/nagios/monarch/workspace/ nagios.cfg Permission Denied

Earlier in the week when moving Nagios from one server to another I ran into a bunch of random issues with Monarch which is the Nagios configuration file manager I use. After I got everything installed and thought that I was past any errors I ran a Pre Flight Test on the Nagios configuration files which returned an error. In the article below I describe in more detail the error that displayed, how I went about troubleshooting the error, and what I finally did to resolve the error.

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Can’t Locate JavaScript/DataFormValidator.pm In @INC

The error detailed below is from the Apache error logs. The error displayed in the Apache error log after the first attempt to visit monarch.cgi for the first time. I had already installed the JavaScript::DataFormValidator Perl module but after initially installing the JavaScript::DataFormValidator Perl module I also installed Perl 5.10 in a different location than the Perl 5.8.8 that was already installed on the CentOS Linux server. Below I describe the error, how to install the JavaScript::DataFormValidator Perl module using the CPAN shell, and some minor modifications I made to the Monarch CGI scripts to use Perl 5.10 instead of Perl 5.8.8.

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mysql: grant all privileges on test.* to ‘root’@’localhost’ identified by ‘s3kr1t’

The below is part of the output when receiving an error attempting to install the Perl DBD::mysql module using the CPAN shell. I rarely use the Perl CPAN shell since most of the packages are available on CentOS, my typical Linux distribution choice for servers, using the yum package manager. In this case I was working on installing Monarch on a server at work to assist with Nagios file management. Monarch allows you to backup the entire Nagios configuration files with the click of a button. Monarch will also provide a visual view of any Nagios build errors, Nagios configuration files (including users, user groups, services, check commands, etc.,), and more. So when attempting to build the Perl DBD:mysql module via the CPAN shell I received some errors which I initially did not understand because they did not explain the specific issue however I eventually located the problem which ended up being easy to resolve. Below I describe the error in detail as well as information on how to resolve.

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