Sometimes you want to limit a script to just one instance. Say the script accesses a resource that you don’t want to be shared. So how do you prevent multiple instances of a single script from running?
Read more »»
Web servers sometimes get lots of requests from bots looking to exploit security holes. For example previously I have written about brute force WordPress login attempts. Attacks like these can involve thousands of IP addresses and how you block the attack depends on how many unique IPs are involved and the frequency with which they are used. Here’s how you can find out.
Read more »»
The latest Debian stable version named Wheezy was recently released. It is possible to upgrade from Squeeze to Wheezy without reinstalling the operating system from scratch. Let’s look at how that can be done.
abdussamad.com:80 localhost - - [09/May/2013:14:26:47 +0500] "POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0" 200 3784 "abdussamad.com/wp-login.php" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0"
Now the second column above is supposed to contain the remote host that made this request i.e. the user’s computer. But here it is shown as localhost. One possibility is that the requests originated on my server but I ruled that out. So how is this possible?
Find out information about your Linux distribution, such as version, vendor and kernel version and architecture, using the Linux command line.