Setup and Test Bind DNS Zone File Replication to Slave Servers on CentOS

Scenario: You are on-boarding/bringing up a new Bind DNS server (say NSHost3 – 198.164.12.103) to replace/upgrade your existing Bind DNS server (NSHost2 – 198.164.12.102) You have installed Bind 9.8 as shown on the new server [root@NSHost3 ~]#  named -vBIND 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.47.rc1.el6_8.1[root@NSHost3 ~]# You want to configure NSHost3 as slave server for some of the zones are […]

FIX: CentOS 6.8 Minimal Install: Device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization

Scenario: You are running your CentOS virtual machine on XenServer with a Static IPv4 IP-Address. All of sudden your CentOS system loses network connectivity. Upon checking you notice that none of the Network adapters are detected.  The IP-address assigned gets allocated to other systems on the network. Upon attempting to run command ‘service network restart’, […]

Setup or Migrate Postfix SMTP relay server on CentOS 6.5

Scenario: You have a External SMTP relay host configured on older and physical Linux box which you would like to migrate to CentOS host in a virtualized environment. The older Linux box running on Ubuntu 6.06 + Postfix 2.2.10.  You want to migrate it to a virtual machine running CentOS 6.5 + Postfix 2.6.6. OS […]

Setup or Migrate Bind Name Server Role on CentOS 6.8

Scenario: You have a External Name Server configured on older and physical Linux box which you would like to migrate to CentOS host in a virtualized environment. The older Linux box running on Ubuntu 6.06 + BIND 9.3.2-P2.1.  You want to migrate it to a virtual machine running CentOS 6.8 + BIND 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.47.rc1.el6. OS and […]

Disabling Network Location Discovery stops Windows Systems from Pinging

Scenario: To Turn off the Network Location wizard for users, you make below changes to the Network Sharing Settings since then your Windows Systems become not responsive to the Ping command. However, RDP and C$ Drive access still works fine. Enables “Turn off file and printer sharing” for Domain (current profile)   Solution: To let […]

Migrating WordPress Hosting from GoDaddy to BlueHost

Requirement: You can easily and inexpensively get started with Basic Managed WordPress hosting from GoDaddy. However, when it comes to the Renewal of the Hosting service you are left with only choice of paying minimum of USD. $4.99/month on one year renewal. GoDaddy has discontinued its famous discount codes on all of the Renewals. To […]

Configuring On-Premise Linux Postfix SMTP Relay Server to Communicate with Office 365 SMTP Relay for email delivery

Scenario:   You have various automation and reporting solutions setup that use an On-Premise Linux Postfix SMTP Servers and relays all the automated email through your On-Premise Exchange server.  You are migrating your Microsoft Exchange from On-Premise Exchange server to Office 365.  You are now required to configure all your On-Premise Linux Postfix SMTP Servers […]