nixCraft FAQ Roundup Oct 29, 2008

Posted on in Categories FAQ last updated October 30, 2008

Couple of quick question answered by me:

=> Host a domain without CPanel or Plesk Control Panel

=> Bash shell display only hidden (dot) files

=> Monitor Linux user activity in real time

=> Apache name based VirtualHost example

=> How do I find out my mail server blacklisted?

=> Solaris find out a package which a file belongs to

=> MySQL server status with mysqlreport report script

=> Exclude certain files when creating a tarball using tar command

Enjoy!

Postfix mail server limit the mailbox size

Posted on in Categories Linux, Postfix, Tips, Troubleshooting, Tuning, UNIX last updated October 19, 2007

So how do you limit the mailbox size for users configured with the Postfix mail server?

It is good choice to avoid problem (disk DoS) by limiting mailbox size. This will avoid the user or hacker to eat up all hard disk space.

Display the default mailbox size limit

Type the following command:
# postconf mailbox_size_limit
Output:

mailbox_size_limit = 51200000

51200000 bytes is default mailbox size limit.

Display the default maximum size in bytes of a message

Type the following command:
# postconf message_size_limit
Output:

message_size_limit = 10240000

Setup new mailbozsize limit

Open file /etc/postfix/main.cf and
# vi /etc/postfix/main.cf
Add/modify/set values as follows:
mailbox_size_limit = 30000000
message_size_limit = 10240000

Save and restart postfix mail server:
# /etc/init.d/postfix restart

Firefox touches 2 million downloads in 24 hours

Posted on in Categories Mozilla, News last updated October 28, 2006

Wow!

Thanks to great publicity by main stream media, bloggers around the world and powerful news site such as digg, Slashdot – Firefox v2.0 downloads touches 2 million in 24 hours.

So Firefox is well on track to beat IE7’s three million in four days ;)

From mozilla weblogs:
Seriously, though, this is amazing. 30 downloads per second is just mind-blowing. We’re still crunching the numbers and we hope to have some more stats for you all on Monday or Tuesday so stay tuned!

What do you do when someone steals your content?

Posted on in Categories Beyond nixCraft last updated October 28, 2006

In the past and right now I am dealing with content stealers. Although finding out thieves is not that hard, but I’d like to say ‘thank you’ to all my loyal readers for pointing out me (from time to time) address of thieves.

So I did more research on same topic and found this nice post by Lorelle. From the article:
Having been the target of copyright thieves, and working with writers, authors, and photographers on copyright protection and laws for over 25 years, I thought I’d talk a little about what to do when someone steals your content. Read more

This is highly recommended, if you are facing the same problem.

WordPress 2.0.5 (Ronan) available for download

Posted on in Categories Beyond nixCraft, News last updated October 28, 2006

WordPress the super-duper blog publishing system just released a new version.

From the release note:
It’s new release time. The latest in our venerable 2.0 series, which now counts over 1.2 million downloads, is available for download immediately, and we suggest everyone upgrade as this includes security fixes. We’re breaking the tradition of naming releases after jazz musicians to congratulate Ryan Boren on his new son (and first WP baby) Ronan.

We have about 50 or so bugfixes

=> Download Link

Hope this will fix Firefox 2.0 keyboard shortcut problem.

Solaris vs. Linux Performance

Posted on in Categories News, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Solaris, UNIX last updated October 27, 2006

Geekpatrol has published Solaris vs. Linux Performance on Sun Ultra 20 M2.

From the article:
On Monday I posted Geekbench results for my Sun Ultra 20 M2 running Solaris and Windows. Afterwards, I received a number of requests asking how Linux performed on the same hardware.

Now that I’ve finally managed to download Fedora Core 6 (arguably the “cofficial” Linux of Geek Patrol), here are the Geekbench results for Fedora Core 6 (and Solaris, as a comparison) on a Sun Ultra 20 M2.

Read more at Geekpatrol

I think author(s) could use CentOS or demo version of RHEL/Suse Linux. This may have given us even more accurate picture.

[Found via OsNews]