[root@rhce-ryanrudolf]# rm -rf / 2> /dev/null

things I break/fix for fun and learning

Dec 19, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments

Server Uptime Using Cron and Text File Manipulation

This page will display the uptime of this Linux server and refresh every 5minutes. Uptime is the number of hours / days that a server is powered ON - no restarts, no reboots, no buts. For personal preference, a server with high uptime is just pure awesome! That means a sysadmin was able to maintain the system in tip-top shape without the need for a reboot! Or it could also be the reverse!

Dec 7, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments

How I Practice for RHCSA

I’m using Debian Linux and i3 window manager. Debian was a previous install on my main laptop while I was preparing for CompTIA Linux+ / LPIC-1. Debian grew on me and hadn’t had time to reformat to CentOS.

I do have several servers / VMs that are running on CentOS though. I experienced first-hand that there are several commands that behave differently in the CentOS / Debian world.

Dec 5, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments

Google Analytics - 5 Days of Data

I’ve integrated Google Analytics in my site, it’s a great piece of software that tracks and reports website traffic.

After 5 days of integrating it, I’d like to share some statistics. My favorite part of the report is the Sessions by Country, it lets me view where my visitors are from! Didn’t knew I have reached China and Singapore LOL!

Dec 4, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments

This Site Now Utilizes HTTPS!

This site now utilizes HTTPS! HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the ’S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means that the communication is encrypted.

Several things to make it work in my environment - edit hugo config file, create port forward rule in router, and finally configure HTTPS in Apache.

Dec 2, 2017 - 3 minute read - Comments

PXE Server Using CentOS7 and OpenWRT

This will document the steps I did to be able to host a PXE server using CentOS and OpenWRT in my environment.

Requirements for PXE server -

  • DHCP server to assign IP addresses
  • TFTP server to host the pxe files
  • FTP server to host the install files