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All HowTo's Linux MariaDB MySQL & MariaDB Redhat, Fedora and CentOS Linux

Upgrade MariaDB to 10.3 on CentOS 7

Everything you see here is found more formally at “”. This page is basically just my notes in case I can’t find the other site when I need it in future. We’re using CentOS 7 and upgrading from “MariaDB 5.5” to “MariaDB 10.3”. Backup your DB and config files first.

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All HowTo's Cyber-Security Linux Redhat, Fedora and CentOS Linux Ubuntu, Mint & Debian Linux

Pen Testing Tools – Stuff we all need

This article is mostly a cheat sheet for things pen-testers need. Obviously there’s a little picking and choosing depending on the need. Nmap: Ubuntu: apt install nmap CentOS: yum install nmap Nikto: Ubuntu: apt install nikto CentOS: yum install nikto Mimikatz: Hydra: Ubuntu: apt install hydra Cewl: Ubuntu: apt

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All HowTo's Cyber-Security Linux PostgreSQL Redhat, Fedora and CentOS Linux Ubuntu, Mint & Debian Linux Web Servers

Configure Metasploit with NMap and the Database – Advanced

This article walks you through the process of installing, configuring and running scans using Metasploit and Nmap. Both CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 20.04 are discussed. Our objective is to be able to run nmap scans and have the results go into a database so we can filter the results later

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All HowTo's Linux MySQL & MariaDB Redhat, Fedora and CentOS Linux Ubuntu, Mint & Debian Linux

Fail2Ban with MySQL Database for IP Blacklisting

This article demonstrates how to configure Fail2Ban to use a MySQL (or MariaDB, etc) as the storage repository for IP blocking records. This allow multiple Fail2Ban services (running on multiple servers) to report and use a central IP blocking repository. A little context. In this article, we’re installing everything on

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All HowTo's Cyber-Security Linux Redhat, Fedora and CentOS Linux Ubuntu, Mint & Debian Linux Web Servers

GeoBlocking with Apache on CentOS and Ubuntu

This article describes how to protect your Apache web server by restricting which countries can access it. We’re using Apache on CentOS 7 but Ubuntu instructions are included and are very similar. I’ve given two examples; one on whitelisting everything except what we want to block, and blacklisting everything except

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All HowTo's Ansible Ansible & Terraform Automation Linux Scripting in Bash Ubuntu, Mint & Debian Linux

Ansible To Get Linux OS Version Details

This article shows the Ansible playbook used to query target systems to get their version details. Ie, the details obtained from “/etc/*release”. — – hosts: all # remote_user: root # become: yes tasks: – debug: msg: – “ansible_distribution {{ hostvars[inventory_hostname].ansible_distribution }}” – “major version {{ hostvars[inventory_hostname].ansible_distribution_major_version }}” – “version {{

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