How to recognize the hardware platform you are running on.

It is sometimes required especially when managing many servers to recognize the hardware setup you are running on especially if you have a zoo of different animals.  Great tool for getting detailed hardware report including bios versions and memory / processor info :   dmidecode While the output varies slightly across distros and sometimes you need to […]

Reset Mysql password from bash prompt

You can recover MySQL database server password with following five easy steps. Step # 1: Stop the MySQL server process. Step # 2: Start the MySQL (mysqld) server/daemon process with the –skip-grant-tables option so that it will not prompt for password. Step # 3: Connect to mysql server as the root user. Step # 4: […]

Limiting access iptables

This is a Script that I use to deploy and script iptables. Sample handles ssh and mysql it’s easy to extend. #!/bin/bash # # iptables example configuration script # # Flush all current rules from iptables # iptables -F # # Allow SSH connections on tcp port 22 # This is essential when working on […]