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

things I break/fix for fun and learning

Nov 28, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments

ssh and scp - my most used commands

ssh & scp are my most used commands once I started playing around with my homeserver.

ssh I use it to login remotely to the server, issuing a command like this -

ssh username@SERVERIP -p PORTNUM

For security measures, I have disabled root logins and changed the default port 22 to something else. Those settings are configurable under this file -


and look for the PermitRootLogin and Port entries respectively.

Nov 27, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments

Hugo Cheatsheet

Markdown is the language used by Hugo. Markdown files have an extension of .md for it to be processed by Hugo.

This is what I am using as reference for basic Markdown language.

Nov 26, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments

Goodbye Uptime!

It’s been a week since I built the home server, and so far here is the uptime -


But I have to pull the plug, as I have additional hardware (all donations) coming in the way. I’ve got 2 more incoming laptops and my existing surge protector only has 1 more free outlet, it can’t accomodate 2 more laptops.

Nov 23, 2017 - 2 minute read - Comments

Apache Logs

After merely a few hours that my site is up and running, I decided to check the apache logs to see if there are any suspicious activities. Scouring through the log files, everything looks normal except for these entries - - - [23/Nov/2017:04:42:23 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 8499 "-" "masscan/1.0" - - [23/Nov/2017:04:42:24 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 8499 "-" "masscan/1.0" - - [23/Nov/2017:04:42:25 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 8499 "-" "masscan/1.0" - - [23/Nov/2017:04:42:25 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 400 226 "-" "masscan/1.0" - - [23/Nov/2017:04:42:26 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 8499 "-" "masscan/1.0" - - [23/Nov/2017:04:42:31 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 8499 "-" "-" - - [23/Nov/2017:04:42:33 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 8499 "-" "masscan/1.0" - - [23/Nov/2017:04:42:34 -0500] "GET /index.php HTTP/1.1" 404 207 "-" "-" - - [23/Nov/2017:04:42:34 -0500] "HEAD /manager/html HTTP/1.0" 404 - "-" "-"

Nov 22, 2017 - 2 minute read - Comments

First Post!

Mandatory first post! After so many trial and errors, finally I got a working skeleton for my site. Still a long way to go and still a lot to learn. I’m doing this without prior HTML experience, just reading along the documentation of Hugo and Markdown.

Initially I opted to use WordPress, again. I had a WordPress server way back when I’m still in the Philippines but gave up on it because it was slow. Since I had a short stint on WordPress, I decided to give it a try again. I had all the requirements for WordPress on my homeserver and able to install it without major issues.

Jan 1, 1970 - 1 minute read - Comments

RHCSA Task for the Day

Please complete the following tasks within 2hrs.

  • login to the system in emergency mode (using grub boot menu options)

  • reboot the system and reset the root password to password (using grub boot menu options)

  • create additional swap space of 1GB and mount it automatically on system boot

  • create 1GB XFS LVM volume mounted automatically at system boot on /LVM-01 using the label LVM-01