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How to troubleshoot an issue – The sysadmin way

Published on : April 17, 2019 by

How to troubleshoot an issue – The sysadmin way

For me, a sysadmin is a jack of all, master of few trades. A good sysadmin can play multiple roles effortlessly, in his professional as well as personal life. Once he is into debugging an issue, don’t disturb. That’s the only condition he would have. I agree that its difficult to document how a sysadmin […]

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Should you run SSH on alternate ports ?

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Published on : April 12, 2019 by

Should you run SSH on alternate ports ?

Do we need security through obscurity? My answer would be ‘yes‘, we need security through obscurity as well. Well changing the ssh port from the default 22 to a non-default one is desired and is recommended by me. But do not simply rely on this method though for SSH security. On a publicly accessible server […]

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WordPress Websites Showing 500 Internal Server Error – Causes and Solutions

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Published on : April 10, 2019 by

WordPress Websites Showing 500 Internal Server Error – Causes and Solutions

WordPress based websites sometimes show a 500 internal server error and in some cases, you get a white screen instead of the error. There can be many reasons for this error, but primarily two which accounts for 80% of the cases. Let’s discuss the scenarios in detail. Primary reasons Wrong entries in .htaccess (assuming that […]

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SysAdmin Series – What makes you a good system administrator?

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Published on : February 18, 2019 by

SysAdmin Series – What makes you a good system administrator?

SupportSages being a server management company, have witnessed the evolution of quite a few system administrators. In my personal opinion, out of all the qualities I have listed below, I personally believe, it is the ‘Never Say Die’ attitude and passion for continuous learning and exploring the system internals which makes one a great system […]

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SysAdmin series – Understanding the lsof output

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Published on : February 4, 2019 by

SysAdmin series – Understanding the lsof output

lsof command displays the list of open files. It could be the list of files opened by a process or it could be a list of files opened by a user or it could be a list of files opened by an IP or it could be a list of files opened by a port. […]

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