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Exim Error: Ratelimit database not available

If you find any of the following errors below in your /var/log/exim_mainlog log file. The fix below should resolve these errors 2013-12-22 03:16:00 Failed to get write lock for /var/spool/exim/db/ratelimit.lockfile: timed out 2013-12-22 03:16:00 H=[190.235.210.104]:13468 temporarily rejected connection in "connect" ACL: ratelimit database not available To fix these error , the exim cache database on the server needs to be …

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Error: Could not open command file ‘/usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd’ for update!

If you’re updating nagios, and/or you are trying to reschedule checks manually, and you get the error below: Error: Could not open command file ‘/usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd’ for update! Then it means that the permissions on the folder are messed up. Don’t bother setting up the permissions on the file itself, nagios.cmd,  since that file gets recreated very often, so: chown nagios.nagcmd …

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How to Find and Kill All Zombie Processes

On Unix operating systems, a zombie process or defunct process is a process that has completed execution but still has an entry in the process table, allowing the process that started it to read its exit status. It almost always means that the parent is still around. If the parent exited, the child would be orphaned and re-parented to init, …

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CentOS Linux install and configure NTP to synchronize the system clock

Q. How do I install and configure NTP under CentOS Linux 5 server to synchronize the system clock? A. You can easily install NTP (Network Time Protocol, a means of transmitting time signals over a computer network) using yum command under Redhat or CentOS/Fedora core Linux. Procedure Login as the root user Type the following command to install ntp # …

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How to install cron (crond, crontab) in CentOS

Cron is a daemon that can be used to schedule the execution of recurring tasks according to a combination of the time, day of the month, month, day of the week, and week. This is how I install crond onto my CentOS server edition as it doesn’t seem to come preinstalled, this might not be true for other distributions and …

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Find out the spam mailing script’s location – Exim

The Exim mail server has a lot of options/commands to find out the details of spammers easily from the command line. Click this link “Spam Check” to get more ideas. We can find out the mail queue details, spam mail sender details, spam mail counts etc from the link I mentioned above. Here is a script/piped-command to find out the …

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PHPMyAdmin – Unable to establish a PHP session

PHPMyAdmin error Have you ever come across the following error when you access PHPMyAdmin from cPanel. Access Denied Unable to establish a PHP session. If you believe that this is in error or inadvertent, contact your system administrator and ask them to review your server settings. Normally, you will get this error when the permission or ownership of the tmp folder …

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