How to Deny ICMP Ping Request on CentOS 6.2

Ping is a computer network administration utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Ping operates by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to the target host and waiting for an ICMP response. ICMP protocol is used by ping command to check the connectivity between […]

How to Install php-mcrypt on CentOS 6.2

Symptoms : This error appeared when i try to use phpmyadmin on authentication type as cookie. mcrypt is necessary if you want to use cookie based authentication with phpymyadmin. The mcrypt exension is missing. Please check your PHP configuration. To install php-mcrypt on CentOS 6.2, follow the following steps : 1. Download epel repository : […]

How to Restrict the Access to Specific Web sites Using Squid Proxy Server on CentOS 6.2

This howto covers the steps necessary to restrict the access to specific web sites using Squid Proxy cache server for CentOS 6.2. Before beginning this steps, please make sure you have properly configured the squid proxy server. If not, please follow this article to install squid proxy server on CentOS 6.2 (How to Install and […]

How to Restrict Web Access By Time Using Squid Proxy Server on CentOS 6.2

This howto covers the steps necessary to control internet access by time using Squid Proxy cache server for CentOS 6.2. Before beginning this steps, please make sure you have properly configured the squid proxy server. If not, please follow this article to install squid proxy server on CentOS 6.2 (How to Install and Configure Squid […]

How to Check Hard Disk Size and Hard Disk Usage on CentOS 6.2

In this post, i will share the simple command to check the Hard Disk size and usage on CentOS 6.2. This command is a basic command for linux operating system. To view and list of the usage of each partition in the server : [root@centos62 ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on […]

How to Install and Configure Samba Server on CentOS 6.2

In this post, i will show you on how to install samba service on CentOS 6.2. This post assumed that you have configure local yum repository. [root@centos62 ~]# yum install samba Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: centos.maulvi.net * extras: centos.maulvi.net * updates: centos.maulvi.net Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies […]

How to Install and Configure Squid Proxy Server on CentOS 6.2

This howto will show you the steps to install and configure a Squid 3 Proxy Server on CentOS6.2. Squid service plays two main roles which mainly act as a caching proxy server between the user and the web. Second role, squid also regularly used as a content accelerator, or reverse proxy, intercepting requests to a […]

How to Install gcc on CentOS 6.2

In this post, i will show you on how to install gcc package. The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is a compiler system produced by the GNU Project supporting various programming languages. The compiler is designed to support multiple front-ends and multiple back-ends by translating first into Register Transfer Language and from there into assembly code […]

How to Install Httpd on CentOS 6.2

Apache httpd is one of the most popular web servers and has a lot of features that make it very extensible and useful for many different types of websites.This steps has been tested on CentOS 6.2. Assume that you have installed minimal installation type CentOS 6.2 and has setup your own local yum repository. You […]

How to Enable Autostart httpd on CentOS 6.2

In this post, i will share on how to enable auto-start for httpd daemon on CentOS 6.2. Assume that your centos server has installed httpd apache service. [root@centos6 ~]# chkconfig –level 35 httpd on The chkconfig command with the –level switch indicates that some action needs to be done at the runlevels entered as its […]

How to Setup Local Yum Repository from CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image on CentOS 6.2

In this post, i will share on how to update and install the RPM packages from CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image on CentOS 6.2. This will very useful when you are running on slow internet connection. Instead of go through the internet connection, it is possible to use Local CD/DVD-ROM as your yum repository. There are two methods […]

How to Install Webmin 1.570-1 on CentOS 6.2 using RPM

In this post, i will share you on how to install Webmin, a web-based interface for system administration for Linux, on CentOS 6.2. Assumed that you have root access and understand the basic usage of the webmin software. 1. Download Webmin: [root@centos6 ~]# wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.570-1.noarch.rpm –2012-01-07 05:28:08– http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin-1.570-1.noarch.rpm Resolving prdownloads.sourceforge.net… 216.34.181.59 Connecting to prdownloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80… connected. […]

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