How to Block wp-login.php Attacks on WordPress Sites

Author: , May 17th, 2013

Introduction WordPress installs globally have been taking quite a hit recently, as nefarious persons continue to attempt brute-force attacks against the WordPress login page. Based on research and experimentation, I have chosen the following approach to provide security with the lowest performance hit: require a web-server-level password for all requests to the wp-login.php file. This […]

How To Install FastCGI On Fedora

Author: , March 27th, 2012

The next two steps will depend on your architecture: For ia-32:

For ia-64:

The module is installed in /etc/httpd/modules. Add the following to /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: LoadModule fastcgi_module modules/

How To Install CurlFTPFS On Amazon Linux/CentOS

Author: , February 25th, 2012

Where To Find MySQL Sample my.cnf Configuration Files On Amazon Linux

Author: , February 9th, 2012

YMMV… /usr/share/doc/mysql-server-5.1.52

How To Install iostat On Amazon Linux/CentOS Using yum

Author: , February 9th, 2012

yum install sysstat

How To Fix Broken Boot After Yum Update On Amazon Linux

Author: , January 20th, 2012

Stop the instance first…YMMV:

How To Install ec2-consistent-snapshot On AWS/CentOS

Author: , December 30th, 2011

How To Use Sender-Based Routing In Postfix With AWS SES

Author: , November 6th, 2011

NOTE: This procedure requires Postfix version 2.7 or greater! Create or edit the following three files: /etc/postfix/


/etc/postfix/sender_dependent_default_transport_maps aws-email: aws-email: Verify the credentials are in place and have the correct ownership and permissions:

Compile the new map and reload postfix.

How To Use AWS SES With Sendmail In CentOS/Amazon Linux

Author: , October 31st, 2011

Here are the Amazon docs: Edit and generate a new

/etc/mail/mailertable .{TAB}aws-email:%0 Replace the {TAB} with an actual tab character, and the last character is a zero. /etc/mail/ Change: DAEMON_OPTIONS(Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA’)dnl To: dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA’)dnl Please note above the space after the leading ‘dnl’ and that there is a trailing ‘dnl’ […]

How To Install rpc.rstatd On CentOS

Author: , October 26th, 2011

UPDATE on 8/16/2016 – Source code patched to support new AWS Linux 4.9 kernel. UPDATE on 7/12/2016 – Source code patched to support new AWS Linux 4.4 kernel. UPDATE on 11/9/2015 – Source code patched to support new AWS Linux 4.1 kernel. UPDATE on 7/15/2014 – Source code patched to support new AWS Linux 3.10 […]