Forgetting the MySQL root password is annoying but fixable and I'll show you how to do it.

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Logging email subjects is really handy for debugging email issues and although isn't supported by default it is easy to configure.

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Denyhosts is a useful daemon that automatically detects and blocks people and scripts trying to bruteforce SSH logins.

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This is a lot easier than everyone makes it out to be. I’m doing this post because I was looking around at other tutorials and saw crap like having to hack scripts from Karmic and stuff like that. What the hell. Anyway, here’s a step-by-step guide to create a Lucid Lynx Xen-ready image (pvgrub-ready) using debootstrap. Debootstrap is a Debian/Ubuntu program but I believe that there is a way to install it on Fedora/Centos systems as well (at the time of writing I haven’t really looked, though).

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If you want to run Windows (or Linux with an unmodified kernel) in a virtualised environment then you will need to first check if your CPU supports it.

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Blocking specific email attachments in emails can be handy. Setting this up in Postfix is pretty straightforward and only takes a minute or two to do.

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Seeing how this is the first post, I’ll give you some ways on how to lock down a Wordpress install. It’s very quick to do and rather important - Wordpress has become the dominant blogging platform as well as a very common CMS, resulting in it becoming a target for spammers and other malicious users.

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