Category Archives: Software

Things to consider before you install Linux

Linux Installation Considerations When looking to install Linux there are several factors that you should plan and consider before installation. We consider the following when looking to install Linux The purpose of the installation whether its for training, testing or production environment or personal use The type of Linux distribution installation; Ubuntu, Red hat Fedora Linux… Read More »

Do you need Linux Certification?

Is IT Certification in Linux Necessary? If you are in the Technology field you will see a lot of employers now are asking for relevant certification to compliment your experience in the IT field. If you have Linux experience, it is surely recommended to try to become certified in the your field of expertise. When looking… Read More »

Setting up VPN on Linux

If you are trying to set up VPN on linux operating system you have come to the right place. Most people consider linux to be more advanced when compared to windows as it relates to security and stability. Just to note a few of the popular instances are linux, Centos OS, Ubunto, Linux mint etc. Although… Read More »

The Top 11 Best Linux Distros

Linux is omnipresent, even if you don’t realize it. I have been using Linux as my only OS since 2005 and with every passing year I come to realize that it has much more to offer than I initially, back in 2005, understood. There is something for everyone. In this article, I have picked some… Read More »

How to install Giptables

What is Giptables? “GIPTables Firewall is a free set of shell scripts that helps you generate iptables rules for Linux 2.4.x and newer kernels. It is very easy to configure and at present, designed to run on hosts with one or two network cards. It doesn’t require you to install any additional components to make it work with… Read More »

How to install PHP

PHP Installation PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development. Download php-4.3.4.tar.gz from one of the mirrors at http://www.php.net/downloads.php # tar xvzf php-4.3.4.tar.gz # cd php-4.3.4 export CFLAGS=”-O2 -march=i686 -funroll-loops -D_REENTRANT -fPIC” export LIBS=”-lttf -lfreetype -ljpeg -lz -lnsl” export EXTENSION_DIR=/usr/lib/php4 ./configure \ –prefix=/usr \ –with-layout=GNU \ –with-config-file-path=/etc/httpd \ –enable-force-cgi-redirect \ –with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs \ –with-exec-dir=/usr/bin… Read More »

How to install Mod_security

Mod_security Installation There are several ways to install mod_security. Please check out the latest documentation on their website – http://www.modsecurity.org Download http://www.modsecurity.org/download/mod_security-1.7.4.tar.gz # tar xvzf mod_security-1.7.4.tar.gz # cd mod_security-1.7.4/apache2 # /usr/sbin/apxs -cia mod_security.c At the end of the compile: “[activating module `security’ in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf]” Mod_Dosevasive Installation What is mod_dosevasive? “mod_dosevasive is an evasive maneuvers module for… Read More »

Set up Apache with TLS/SSL Support

If you haven’t set up Apache you should look at our article on how to install Apache for web services. Guide to Set up Apache with TLS/SSL Support # cp /var/log/boot.log /usr/share/ssl/random1 # cp /var/log/cron /usr/share/ssl/random2 # cp /var/log/dmesg /usr/share/ssl/random3 # cp /var/log/messages /usr/share/ssl/random4 # cp /var/log/secure /usr/share/ssl/random5 # cd /usr/share/ssl # openssl genrsa -rand… Read More »