Clear systemd journal

Well I just had the liberty of clearing systemd journal in /var/log for the first time. I recommend using this command journalctl –vacuum-time=10d The above command will clear the journal messages older than 10 days. I recommend setting this to 5 if you are needing space.

exim eXploit – cPanel

After some extensive reading and working through an older version of EXIM mail daemon which is commonly used in cPanel, it would appear there is a nasty bug in an older version of EXIM. You will need to patch any older versions NOW or simply upgrade. There is a worm going around eXploiting the EXIM […]


Do you need some Cloud Storage or don’t really trust Google to store everything? Well, I administer webpods.ME. If you would like to have a test drive of my personal cloud storage offering, you can simply submit a ticket and I’ll get you set up for 14 days. You will get 5GB of dedicated cloud […]

btmp and you

There is a file in /var/log called btmp. If you notice this file is abnormally large *say 2GB* while it should be in the less than 10MB zone, you are or had gone through an SSH Brute Force attempt. This file logs all the attempts to log-in to your server via SSH. If you have […]


Water is the primary source of life. Without it we as humans would be dead. I have grown an interest in seeking the perfect pH of drinking water and found as a person whom consumes energy drinks that water with a pH of 9.5 *Deep Purple* is by far the best. While water is our […]

OpenVZ to KVM

I am currently working on merging all my OpenVZ containers to KVM as I need to be able to load specific kernel modules for each. I am also testing the performance for each Virtualization technology. So far KVM wins, but OpenVZ is much quicker and easier to manage. It is great to just “start” up […]

Re-nice everyone

Sometimes when someone wants to get past a throttle of some sort they place the niceness of a process in the negative stage. The higher the negative number the higher the more priority.. This is a burden on servers that meant to have shared allocated resources. Well, the solution. If this is a VPS and […]


Do you see a bunch of /home/virtfs mounts? Well there is a way to clear this from command line: /scripts/clear_orphaned_virtfs_mounts –clearall