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Book Review: Relayd and Httpd Mastery

Book Review: Relayd and Httpd Mastery
httpd-bookThe httpd server is a web server with FastCGI and TLS support. The relayd is a free and open source load-balancer and web-proxy server. One can use httpd and relayd to run a static website, blog, a PHP base application and so on using OpenBSD, FreeBSD, TrueOS, and HardenedBSD operating system. The book “Relayd and Httpd Mastery” talks about web server, distribute traffic between backends, running dynamic web sites, php based web apps, securing and optimizing web server, LibreSSL based modern cryptography library, TLS/SSL support and load-balancing your web traffic across multiple servers.
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How to configure Samba to use SMBv2 and disable SMBv1 on Linux or Unix

How to configure Samba to use SMBv2 and disable SMBv1 on Linux or Unix

I am a new Linux user and for security reasons and to avoid ransomware, I would like to disable the SMB1 protocol in samba configuration on a CentOS Linux version 7 server. Is it possible to disable SMBv1 on a Linux or UNIX-like operating system?
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mycli: Awesome MySQL/MariaDB mysql client with auto-completion and syntax highlighting

mycli: Awesome MySQL/MariaDB mysql client with auto-completion and syntax highlighting
I already wrote about auto-completion in the MySQL/MaiaDB command-line client using an auto-rehash feature. Recently I found out a new tool called mycli. It is a command line interface for MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona with auto-completion and syntax highlighting.
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Is my Linux server or desktop affected by WannaCrypt ransomware?

Is my Linux server or desktop affected by WannaCrypt ransomware?
From my mailbag:

Dear nixCraft,

I run a Debian Linux 8.x on my Desktop and Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS on my Linode cloud server for my personal website. I am concerned that my Linux is affected by the recent Wannacrypt malware. I am reading about a ransomware attack, what do I need to do? Should I be worried?

–Concerned Linux User

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