I see a lot of helpful stuff here which I am grateful for! Besides the stuff about securing your server, is there any monthly maintenance or preventative maintenance one should be doing to their servers? I would like to know what is best to do, every month or every couple of months. For example, my server is running very smooth at the moment, been up a couple of hundred days since the last reboot of it. I have installed all the security things as suggested in the tutorials, do these need updating regularly?
Not sure if I am entering the correct command to get this, but I think I am. I know it is Fedora core.
When I enter uname -r It puts out: 2.4.22-1.2199.npt1
When I enter: rpm -qi kernel
It outputs this:
Name : kernel Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 2.4.22 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 1.2199.nptl Build Date: Wed 04 Aug 2004 10:39:51 AM MDT
Install Date: Tue 07 Sep 2004 06:19:23 AM MDT Build Host: tweety.build.redhat.com
Group : System Environment/Kernel Source RPM: kernel-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.src.rpm
Size : 29335944 License: GPLv2
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Tue 10 Aug 2004 10:32:46 AM MDT, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
Summary : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
If that is the incorrect command, please tell me which one to run. I haven't used linux in years, and I don't think I ever upgraded a kernal when I did.