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CentOS

Watch log files on Linux server with Swatch 3.2.3

– Make sure to check CentOS, PHP-FPM, memcached and MYSQL posts.

– get a fresh package from Swatch project

wget "http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/swatch/swatch/3.2.3/swatch-3.2.3.tar.gz?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fswatch%2F&ts=1330806322&use_mirror=garr"
tar xfz swatch-3.2.3.tar.gz 
cd swatch-3.2.3
cpan -i Date::Format File::Tail
cpan -i Date::Manip Date::Calc
cpan -i Test::Inter Test::Pod Test::Pod::Coverage Module::Build
cp /root/.cpan/sources/authors/id/S/SB/SBECK/Date-Manip-* .
tar xfz Date-Manip-*.tar.gz
cd Date-Manip-*
perl Build.PL 
./Build install
cd ..
perl Makefile.PL
make install

– configure swatch

Install curl 7.24 on CentOS 6.2

– Make sure to check PHP-FPM post.

– install from source

yum remove curl curl-devel

wget http://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.24.0.tar.bz2
tar xfj curl-7.24.0.tar.bz2
cd curl-7.24.0
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
make install
#check version
curl -V

– To install with support

./configure --with-curl=/usr --with-curlwrappers

Configuring vsFTPd on CentOS with different port

Check Installing CentOS 6.2 on VMware post.

– make sure SELINUX is disabled and iptables is configured for FTP

– add ftp user

adduser ftpuser -g ftp -s /sbin/nologin -d /server
#set password
passwd ftpuser

– configuration, more info

disable root login

This will disable SSH login as root

sed -i '/^PermitRootLogin/s/yes/no/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config  && \
/etc/init.d/sshd restart

Using iptables to block ips that spam or attack your server

Check Configuring iptables on CentOS post.

Why should you do that while APF or CSF can do it automatically?
Because APF/CSF could block an important bot testing your server to add to search index. So reviewing every ip would be a daily task!
Ok, so how?
using RHEL4, centos4