Linux – Users and Groups – Part 2

Part 1 of Linux Users and Groups is here: Linux – Users and Groups – Part 1  where we discussed User accounts. Moving on to Part 2 lets talk about Groups. In Part 1 we have seen creating group and creating user in that group. We could see that from "/etc/passwd" that oracle user id is … Continue reading Linux – Users and Groups – Part 2

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RedHat – Rebuild corrupted rpmdb

The "rpmdb" is broken and not able to run any of the rpm commands. #rpm -qa rpmdb: Thread/process 3392/140287890028448 failed: Thread died in Berkeley DB library error: db3 error(-30974) from dbenv->failchk: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery error: cannot open Packages index using db3 -  (-30974) error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm rpmdb: Thread/process … Continue reading RedHat – Rebuild corrupted rpmdb

Linux – Users and Groups – Part 1

Ok.. Lets start with creating a group called "dba" and create user "oracle" belongs to "dba" group. We could see that from "/etc/passwd" that oracle user id is 1521 and primary group id is 5000. But we haven't set the password yet for "oracle" user. If we watch closely "/etc/shadow" password the second column is !! which … Continue reading Linux – Users and Groups – Part 1

SFTP – Connections and File Permissions – Part 4

Continuing the SFTP series of blog pages - lets take a look at some random snippets which are really helpful. Specifying the private key while dong SFTP sftp -o "IdentityFile=/path/to/private_key" jay@server.name.com We can also place the options in "config" file. Sample contents of ~/.ssh/config Host the_hostname User user_name IdentityFile /path/to/private_key 2. Prepare a batch file with … Continue reading SFTP – Connections and File Permissions – Part 4

RedHat – Not reading root volume based on LVM

Environment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 EXT and XFS file system Rescue Mode Issue How to repair filesystem in rescue mode for Red Hat Enterprise Linux System won't load after boot, requests fsck of root file system / (root) filesystem … Continue reading RedHat – Not reading root volume based on LVM

NFS “nobody” file permission issue

Files in mounted folder owned by nobody:nobody – I’ve tried to change using chown with the existing username and group which also present on the NFS server but still nobody:nobody. A: NFSv4 handles user identities differently than NFSv3. In v3, an nfs client would simply pass a UID number in chown (and other requests) and the … Continue reading NFS “nobody” file permission issue

SFTP – Connections and File Permissions – Part 3

In the last couple of posts SFTP - Connections and File Permissions - Part 1 and SFTP – Connections and File Permissions – Part 2 we configured sftp and looked at the effect of umask when transferring files using sftp. In this post we will configure restricting users to their home directories using chroot.. Before we configure … Continue reading SFTP – Connections and File Permissions – Part 3