Mediawiki Fix Internal Server Host Names / Redirection In shared Hosting or Proxy Setup

Posted on in Categories , , , , last updated January 27, 2012

Our customer support wiki runs on an internal host (ip:192.168.1.100:300, hostname a-node100.:300) and it is behind the nginx reverse proxy server. However, our Apache server end up displaying internal server name http://a-node100.:300/, which results into an unexpected redirection and timeouts as http://a-node100.:300/ is not accessible over the Internet. How do I force nginx or apache to use the base URL of our server (http://support.example.com/wiki/)?

setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing the squid (squid_t) from binding to port 5000 Error and Solution

Posted on in Categories last updated July 15, 2010

I’ve setup Squid Proxy server as described here, but I’m getting errors which read as follows:

Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 squid[5315]: Squid Parent: child process 5317 started
Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 squid[5317]: Cannot open HTTP Port
Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 squid[5315]: Squid Parent: child process 5317 exited due to signal 6
Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing the squid (squid_t) from binding to port 5000. For complete SELinux messages. run sealert -l 1cf3c788-35f7-4752-8439-92a1d0719466

How do I fix this problem?

Linux Disable / Remove All NFS Services

Posted on in Categories , , , , , , last updated February 16, 2011

NFS was not designed with security in mind, and has a number of weaknesses, both in terms of the protocol itself and because any NFS installation must expose several daemons, running on both servers and clients, to network attack. I use my CentOS based server only to server web pages and nothing else. How do I disable NFS services under RHEL / CentOS / Fedora Linux?