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CentOS Pulse #0902 - Artwork, Enabling Multimedia, and Security

Jun 17, 2009, 09:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Dag Wieers for this link. ]

"4.1. What to do when your system is 0wned ?
User "Linux Advocate" reported in thread "Centos 5.3 -> Apache - Under Attack ? Oh hell...." that he suspected his system was under attack after he found many processes named "atack" running as apache on his machine. The immediate advice that followed was to take to machine off the net right away and wipe it. A lot of interesting takes of various people made this thread an interesting view on what is required when your system is taken over.

"4.2. How can I view .docx files?
Compatibility with Windows is always an issue as seen in the thread OT: Viewer for .docx M$ WORD files?. Proposed solutions included running OpenOffice 3.1, Zoho Reader, unzipping the file and stripping out the XML which of course results in a loss of all formating, which was not perfect in any case.

"4.3. 5.3 random reboots
A thread describing random reboots was started by "Peter Hopfgartner" Random server reboot after update to CentOS 5.3 when using XEN on a Dell Poweredge server. After some discussion it turned out that using the 5.2 kernel solved the issue and that further investigation was needed."

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