Thursday, November 13, 2014

How to Disable InnoDB On MySQL 5.5 and MariaDB

Disabling InnoDB

InnoDB is a MySQL storage engine. As of MySQL 5.5, InnoDB became the default storage engine instead of MyISAM.
Disabling InnoDB can be helpful, especially on low end boxes which has a low amount of memory.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Protecting Owncloud Against Bruteforce Attacks With Fail2ban

OwnCloud is a great web application that can be installed on a server and allows the sync & share of files, music, movies, calendar and contacts. However, one weakness that ownCloud users face is a brute force attack against the login page.

Fail2Ban is a software that scan logs for malicious behaviors and update the firewall rules by banning IPs for a specified amount of time.