Monthly Archives: October 2014

Apache Openssl Installation error

While trying to install openssl-1.0.0n and httpd-2.2.29, configure was giving an error like this: checking for SSL_set_cert_store… no configure: error: … Error, SSL/TLS libraries were missing or unusable make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. make: *** … Continue reading

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Getting Postfix to use /etc/hosts file

I have a mail server on a LAN and other servers on the same LAN have trouble sending to local addresses because they resolve the mail server to the public ip address but then can’t get there. To fix this, … Continue reading

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How to Block all ports with Fail2ban

This was difficult to find so I’m noting it here for future reference. To block all ports with fail2ban, change the jail file’s port value to “0:65535” For example, here’s my SSH Jail file: [ssh-iptables] enabled = true filter = … Continue reading

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FAILED: Unable to obtain the IP address of the helper virtual machine

When converting a machine using the VMWare Standalone converter, I got the subject error. The process tries to find an ip address with DHCP but that’s not available on this network. The solution is to specify the ip address of … Continue reading

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