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Running rsyslog v7 on CentOS6

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I was inspired by today’s comments on my other rsyslog post and decided to write a small howto about upgrading the rsyslog daemon on CentOS 6 / RHEL 6. As you might know CentOS6 comes with rsyslog v5 by default and it is the only release available within the

How to configure remote logging on RHEL6/CentOS6

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Remote logging is a feature supported by rsyslog, the default syslog daemon in RHEL6 / CentOS 6. Having the local log files stored on a remote system is good practice, as it protects the logs integrity in case of a local attack. With the default rsyslog RHEL6 configuration it

10 Steps for Basic Linux Desktop Security

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I agree that Linux is less vulnerable than Windows, but that doesn’t make it immune to attackers. It’s not always about security flaws, buffer overflows or denial of service attacks. Most intruders exploit incorrect system configurations or access permissions which are often caused by user ignorance. I came up

system-config-firewall

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This post title is the name of a Fedora configuration tool which is getting better with each release. Firewall configuration used to scare new users, but now things are a lot easier. Having a nice and simple GUI, system-config-firewall (which is written in Python) offers default iptables rules for