Install Webmin on Centos

1. Go to the Webmin Download page and note the download link for Centos. Currently its http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.450-1.noarch.rpm

2 .Login via SSH to your server.

3. At the SSH prompt type: yum -y install perl-Net-SSLeay

4. use wget to obtain the webmin package for Centos that you got the link for in the first step. Using the URL above, we’d type: wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.450-1.noarch.rpm

5. When the file is finished downloading it will print what it is saved as on your server. For example you should see the line: webmin-1.450-1.noarch.rpm saved All we need do now is RPM the package. Type (substituting the name of your saved webmin package for ‘webmin-1.450-1.noarch.rpm’) : rpm -i webmin-1.450-1.noarch.rpm You can now simply login in at https://YOUR-I.P.:10000

Anti-Virus scanning exclusions should be considered for systems and servers

Will’s Note: I am not the orginal author.  I have updated some of the info:file scanning exceptions for your Anti-Virus software where applicable:

Consider the following 

NOTE: the %systemroot% variable will not work as an exclusion for some OSs.  So make sure to spell out full path in your exclusion files (GPO or via AntiVirus Server)

1.) %systemroot%\System32\Spool (and all the sub-folders and files) 

 

NOTE: The %systemroot% is normally the C:\WINDOWS or C:\WINNT directory depending on your OS. 

NOTE: If you exclude the SMS\Inboxes directory from virus scanning or remove the antivirus software, you may make the site server and all clients vulnerable to potential virus risks. The client base component files reside in the SMS\Inboxes directory. 

9.) If you have a MOM (Microsoft Operations Manager) Server, you consider excluding:
a.) Drive:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager
b.) Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (where Drive: is the drive letter where profiles are located) Continue reading “Anti-Virus scanning exclusions should be considered for systems and servers”

Windows XP File Association fixes

I have found a great site if you are having trouble with file extensions.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

The files listed here are all ZIP files, which contain a REG (Registry) file. Download the ZIP and open it.  Extract the REG file to your hard disk and double click it.  Answer yes to the import prompt.  REG files can be viewed in Notepad.  Each of the REG files contains the default settings for the file extension indicated.  For the ZIP file fix, the download is a REG file, since ZIP’s aren’t working anyway!

Time Keeping in Linux

Setting System Time
To set the system clock under Linux, use the date command. As an example, to set the current time and date to July 31, 11:16pm, type “date 07312316” (note that the time is given in 24 hour notation). If you wanted to change the year as well, you could type “date 073123161998”. To set the seconds as well, type “date 07312316.30” or “date 073123161998.30”. To see what Linux thinks the current local time is, run date with no arguments.

Setting Hardware Time (HWCLOCK)
To set the hardware clock, my favourite way is to set the system clock first, and then set the hardware clock to the current system clock by typing “/sbin/hwclock --systohc” (or “/sbin/hwclock --systohc --utc” if you are keeping the hardware clock in UTC). To see what the hardware clock is currently set to, run hwclock with no arguments.