Archive for March, 2016

Debian rsync Checksum Support

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The worst thing that can happen to a Debian Mirror System Administrators is that the file system of the server gets corrupted, which starts sending a File Checksum Mismatch to the repository users-as some of the packages become corrupted. File system check will only resolve the issues related to file system, but you have to download the corrupted packages or else the repository users will start facing problems.
We faced a similar problem when we started looking for rsync checksum supported mirror in …

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Monitoring of Servers using Custom Scripts

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Why regular server monitoring is important?
It’s innocuous to say many businesses heavily bank on the stability of their IT network and infrastructure to boost their productivity and keep their customers happy. A server downtime means major loss in money and business reputation at stake. Regular monitoring of servers is important because it lets you know about issues/problem before they reach critical level e.g. Increase in disk space, Postfix Issues/errors, MySQL Replication status, HTTP/HTTPS  etc.
 How do we monitor?
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Why PCI Compliance Tests are Important for Organizations

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PCI compliance tests are required by organizations that deal with electronic funds transfers or storing credit and debit card information.Many free PCI tests return false positives on security issues that are already patched by vendors.We had one such event where a client came to us with the results of a PCI scan that contained false positives mentioning that:

The server is vulnerable to certain OpenSSH vulnerabilities CVE-2015-5600, CVE-2010-4478,CVE-2014-2532, CVE-2014-2653 and CVE-2015-5352
The server was doing plain authentication on SMTP …

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