Monthly Archives: November 2012

Service Management on Ubuntu

Services installed have startup/shutdown scripts stored in /etc/init.d. Each service is named by it’s corresponding init.d script. To make sure a service will not start at boot-time, run “update-rc.d SVC-NAME disable” and “invoke-rc.d SVC-NAME stop” to ensure that it is … Continue reading

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Ubuntu for RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora Admins

I come from a RHEL/Fedora admin background. Finding equivalent admin commands or configuration steps on Ubuntu can be tricky for us seasoned Red Hat guys. One article that I’ve found extremely helpful and return to often is: “Switching To Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Java Plugin for CentOS 6

There are some subtle differences between the official RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and CentOS that can make life tough for a sysadmin. One of these pesky differences is official Java support (Sun/Oracle vs OpenJDK). The OpenJDK bundled with CentOS … Continue reading

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