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Cpustat – Monitors CPU Utilization by Running Processes in Linux

Cpustat is a powerful system performance measure program for Linux, written using Go programming language. It attempts to reveal CPU utilization and saturation in an effective way, using The Utilization Saturation and Errors (USE) Method (a methodology for analyzing the performance of any system). It extracts higher frequency samples of every process being executed on the system and then summarizes

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Linux security alert: Bug in sudo’s get_process_ttyname() [ CVE-2017-1000367 ]

Skip to contCa There is a serious vulnerability in sudo command that grants root access to anyone with a shell account. It works on SELinux enabled systems such as CentOS/RHEL and others too. A local user with privileges to execute commands via sudo could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to root. Patch your system as soon as possible.It

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Impermanence in Linux – Exclusive (By Hari Iyer)

Impermanence, also called Anicca or Anitya, is one of the essential doctrines and a part of three marks of existence in Buddhism The doctrine asserts that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is “transient, evanescent, inconstant” On Linux, the root of all randomness is something called the kernel entropy pool. This is a large (4,096 bit) number kept privately in the kernel’s

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/etc/security/limits.conf file – In A Nutshell

The /etc/security/limits.conf file contains a list line where each line describes a limit for a user in the form of: <Domain> <type> <item> <shell limit value> Where: <domain> can be: an user name a group name, with @group syntax the wildcard *, for default entry the wildcard %, can be also used with %group syntax, for maxlogin limit <type> can have the

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Linux KVM: Disable virbr0 NAT Interface

The virtual network (virbr0) used for Network address translation (NAT) which allows guests to access to network services. However, NAT slows down things and only recommended for desktop installations. To disable Network address translation (NAT) forwarding type the following commands: Display Current Setup Type the following command: # ifconfig Sample outputs: virbr0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00 inet addr:192.168.122.1 Bcast:192.168.122.255 Mask:255.255.255.0

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