Today I found that various developers run NGINX pretty default, which means the master process runs as root. In OPS this is a no-no and it doesnt matter the workers run as a different user. Even though processes are pretty good sandboxes, in most cases processes stay ‘linked’ using IPC (Interprocess communications, http://tldp.org/LDP/lpg/node7.html). Running any […]Read More Remove root from NGINX
This short article describes how to configure unixODBC 2.2.11-10.el5 in conjunction with PHP 5.3.3-26. Many forums out there contain articles that describe the absence of php_mssql drivers in the oracle yum repo. There various reason for that; non in which Oracle has a part. No matter what reason you like best, there is a decent […]Read More Configure unixODBC for use with PHP and MSSQL on Oracle Linux
Lately I got many questions regarding the network configuration of Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6). Enough to write a little article about it. It seems that some of the network configuration was altered in OEL6. The reason as far as I know is the implementation of the NetworkManager daemon. I don’t […]Read More Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.x networking
If you are using the great GLPI tool, you will notice that the market value of the data inside will increase rapidly. This usually also implicates that it is ‘wise’ to back this data up. There are many ways to do so using nice plugins, even nicer gui`s and apps. I (headstrong that I am), […]Read More Backup script for GLPI (http://www.glpi-project.org)
I have written an init script for Tomcat Catalina running in RHEL version 5. I have tested this script using Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 Carthage. The script should comply to the init standards defined for RedHat Enterprise Linux using the INIT Functions lib. The script also alows the use of chkconfig eventhough you might want to […]Read More RHEL5 init script for tomcat catalina
Be aware of licensing, ‘soft’ partitioned virtualized guests with Oracle products installed are a financial RISK! OracleVM supports ‘Hard’ partitioning. In essence the OracleVM product is equal to any ‘soft’ partitioning solution. This is because in essence the Oracle (Xen) Hypervisor will also use all of the resources in the pool to spread the workload as efficiently […]Read More OracleVM & Oracle licensing….