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  1. Actually they have a selection of distributions to choose from, their home-rolled RH based Emperor, Fedora, RHEL, Suse, Debian, Ubuntu, and they list Mandrake 10.1. In my latest exchange with them they said: So, Mandrake/Mandriva was/is on hard times? Fedora was not so solid not so long ago? Having only ever used Mdv, and played (very little) with a live Knoppix CD, I am not sure, but am leaning toward having Fedora, and maybe Ubuntu (though I am not a fan of the gnome desktop - for me Kubuntu might be much better) installed. One good thing is I won't be stuck with Vista, though I can have XP on it if I wish, which I just may.
  2. I am seriously looking at Emperorlinux T60 Thinkpads. They show that Mandrake 10.1 is available as an optional install. I asked whether they were *really* using a 2+ year old version, and was told that page was out of date (by 2 years!!!?) and Fedora was STRONGLY recommended over Mandrake if I wanted to stick with an RPM based distribution. Comments?
  3. I have a HP ze4911us that works fine with Mdv, or I should say did, when it booted. Now it does not power up at all, the power cord/supply seems to still work, and the only thing I get at all is the battery charging light come on when I hit the on switch, nothing else. I have/had Mdv2007 installed on it and the only thing that never worked was the win-modem, which I never expected anyway. The wireless was a little bit of a pain (an PCI LinkSys), but got that straightened out in short order. Given the above, I find myself in the market for a new laptop (of course if anyone has any suggestions about a quick cheap fix for the 4911, I am all ears). I am looking to spend somewhere in the $1000-$1500 range, but can and will go more. I need a laptop with a fairly large HD (I have a 40GB on the HP, which got tight fast), wireless connectivity is an absolute requirement, and bluetooth would be very nice (I have a dongle, but built-in and working would be better - less to lose.) Weight is definately a consideration, as I literally will drag this all around the world (thinking in the < 6 lbs range - as light as possible). DVD burning would also be a major plus, but not an absolute requirement. Another nice thing would be a video out and/or in port, but again, not a requirement. If the 56K modem also worked I would be surprised, but happy. I've been happy overall with the HP, and it's size (14.1 inch monitor) works well. If there is a HP that will fit the bill that's great, but am not married to the brand. If anyone can give me some ideas on what I can currently purchase in the US fitting the above, I would be grateful.
  4. rc.local was indeed running, and after several pleas for help from the denyhosts mailing list, the author told me to modify the configuration script with: os.environ['HOSTNAME'] = "your_HOSTNAME_goes_here" after line #33 It now starts on boot. Thanks to all for trying to help! I do appreciate being part of a community so generous with their time and knowledge.
  5. Well I am at last home. I tried modifying rc.local as above, and various variations thereof. Each and every time it rebooted, denyhosts was not running. I also modified "dodenyhosts" and "error.txt" was created, but it was just an empty file (which I assume means there were no errors) Just as an experiment, with denyhosts stopped, I ran rc.local from a command line as a normal script. Lo and behold, denyhosts was running afterward, which leads me to believe that rc.local is not running at boot up. Is there any way I can determine this for certain, and/or change something to make it run at start, assuming it really is not? Oh, just found one more thing. #service -s does not show denyhosts is running, even when it is. Curiouser and curiouser.
  6. Thanks for the suggestions so far. I have decided I will wait until I can be in front of the computer that denyhosts resides on before making further changes. I left home Nov 15, and hope to be back Dec 11th or 12th.
  7. No need for a screenshot, just try this: # netstat > /home/<your_user_name>/netstat_output Then it will just be a text file named netstat_output in your home directory.
  8. Sorry I hadn't gotten back to you, I've been rather busy, and not where I could easily do what you suggested. I edited /etc/rc.d/rc.local and put in the following line: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/denyhosts.py --daemon --config=/usr/share/denyhosts/denyhosts.cfg This works just fine from a command line to start denyhosts in daemon mode, but it did not seem to help when I put it in rc.local. When I reboot (and recall I am doing this all a long way from the desktop at home), it still gives me a status message that denyhosts is not running after a boot. I have tried to play with the above line to no avail. It still refuses to come up on boot. Since it works on a command line, it should work in rc.local, no? rc.local I assume runs the scripts with root priveldges, doesn't it?
  9. [user@localhost ~]$ su Password: [root@localhost]# updatedb 0 [root@localhost]# locate edonkey Try that.
  10. I have gotten denyhosts to run for me, and have switched to the daemon mode to reduce the load of running it, it also runs more often that way, and allows to sync my bad guys with a large list of others. The problem I have now is that it refuses to start during boot. First, let me say I have done this all remotely, and cannot see the computer during the boot up for now, not until I get home. (I am running Mandriva 2007, denyhosts 2.5, and python 2.4.) What I have done thus far: I copied the control-daemon file to init.d folder: # cp /usr/share/denyhosts/daemon-control /etc/init.d/denyhosts then ran chkconfig # chkconfig --add denyhosts I can start it, stop it, restart it, and get the status of it using "service" # service denyhosts There have been files written/copied by chkconfig for every runlevel in these directories: /etc/rc.d/init.d/denyhosts /etc/rc.d/rc0.d/K02denyhosts /etc/rc.d/rc1.d/K02denyhosts /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/S98denyhosts /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S98denyhosts /etc/rc.d/rc4.d/S98denyhosts /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S98denyhosts /etc/rc.d/rc6.d/K02denyhosts Yet when I reboot and query the status, it says denyhosts is not running. Looking in Madriva Control Center (MCC), it knows the process exists, and shows it should start on boot, but it also shows stopped. What am I missing? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  11. Of course, I can still choose Secure Shell, just change what it points to as the port. I have tried 9022 as the inbound port, and/or the "private" port (I am not sure what that means) with sshd having the same value, and am unable to log in with it set like that. I also don't understand why there are two choices for each. I am leaving in 2 1/2 hours and will be on an airplane or in an airport for 27 hours after that, and won't be home for 25 days, for until I get back, it'll have to stay pointed at port 22. I don't dare make the change when I am 10,000 miles from home, or I fear I won't be able to get back on at all.
  12. Yes, that changes the ssh server, and I have done that, but it is the configuration of the router in conjunction with changing the server port that seems to be frustrating me. Scroll back up and you can see the configuration window I have to work with for the router. I have tried XXXX in pretty much any combination of the fields the port number would go into (where XXXX = the same port sshd is set to), and still I cannot log in.
  13. I thought I would let everyone know that I am fairly confident that my server was not compromised (but am going through the log files daily anyway - just to be sure). I was also finally able to install and get denyhosts running. None of the RPMs available from here would work for me, even after installing libpython2.4-devel, which I found looking through the mailing list, is required. I then tried the tarball again, and since I had install the required library, it worked! I was not able to get it to run as per instructions however. I had to put this in crontab: 0,10,20,30,40,50 * * * * python /usr/bin/denyhosts.py --daemon -c /usr/share/denyhosts/denyhosts.cfg Since I did that, it is running just fine, and my /etc/hosts.deny is steadily growing. The only continuing problems I have is not getting auto-emails from the system (I must need to tweak something to be able to let the program(s) trying to send emails to my gmail account to get out.), and figuring out how to configure the router and server to use a port other than 22. So, it's still a little bit of a work in progress. Thank you all for your help - it is much appreciated.
  14. Going to be now but its exactly like a file.... you just name a directoriy instead of the file you want to symlink... I found that symlinking was not what I needed to do after looking through the denyhosts mailing list, but instead just install without dependencies (after installing the python development libraries) rpm --install --nodeps DenyHosts-2.5-python2.4.noarch.rpm That got me much further, but when I run the install I get another error. # python setup.py install running install running build running build_py error: package directory 'DenyHosts' does not exist Still digging in the mailing list on denyhosts to figure that one out, and if I can't find out how to do it there, will start a new thread under installation about how to get it running.
  15. I have been trying to run a different port, and when I setup a different one I can't get on the desktop from the laptop. I think it has to do with the router setup. This is what it defaults to when setting up a ssh server: I have, of course set sshd_config to a different port, but am not sure how I should set up the above. Need to figure out how to symlink python2.4.3 to python2.4. then I might be able to get it running.
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