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Setting up Squid Proxy server on RHEL 5 / CentOS 5 linux

Written by config on . Posted in CentOS, Linux

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Proxy is one of the major component of adding security to the network. It also acts as a Gateway that receives the request from the clients and then validates it, when it is fine it forwards it to the destination server.

Squid is one of the most popular Open Source Proxy server and a Web Cache Daemon.

It has the wide variety of features from:

1. Speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests.

2. Caching Web, DNS, and other lookups.

3. Controlling bandwidth, Access controlling, etc.

This article explains how to setup Squid Proxy server in your RHEL 5 / CentOS 5 in a easy step-by-step procedure.

Finding large files on Linux distributions

Written by config on . Posted in Linux

Finding large files on all operating systems is a daily task for systems administrators around the world, it serves a lot of purposes.
I will show multiple ways to do it on various Linux distribution. Simple and makes your life easier.

Pay attention to the size in all examples – change it according to your needs.

RPM Based distributions: Red Hat, Centos, Fedora

Specify path:

find {/path/to/location/} -type f -size +{size-in-kb}k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $9 ": " $5 }'

Example for specific path:

find /home/http/logs -type f -size +100000k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $9 ": " $5 }'

Current Dir:

find . -type f -size +100000k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $9 ": " $5 }'

Debian or Debian based ( Ubuntu and various other deb based distros )

Specify path:

find {/path/to/location} -type f -size +{file-size-in-kb}k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $8 ": " $5 }'

Current Dir:

find . -type f -size +10000k -exec ls -lh {} \; | awk '{ print $8 ": " $5 }'

Largest files in directory:

ls -lSh | less

du -xakh .|sort -n|tail -10

du -k | sort -n | perl -ne 'if ( /^(\d+)\s+(.*$)/){$l=log($1+.1);$m=int($l/log(1024)); printf                 ("%6.1f\t%s\t%25s  %s\n",($1/(2**(10*$m))),(("K","M","G","T","P")[$m]),"*"x (1.5*$l),$2);}'

find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 ls -lSh | head -10

Cpanel 11.30 on Centos 6.0

Written by config on . Posted in Linux

Cpanel updated its offering on the Centos even before Centos released a new version, but it seems like Cpanel itself can’t get its stuff straight. As of today (after a week of tries and failures) it is finally possible to install Cpanel on Minimal installation of Centos 6.0 without installing perl or anything else manually on the server before running Cpanel installation script (“latest”). Cpanel uses a very interesting approach here, they are downloading their own perl package with perl 5.8.8 (which is the perl used in Centos 5.0 if I’m not mistaken). I’m sure they got their own reasons but I would love to hear a decent explanation on that.