Debian Stretch 9 issue with vim: copy and paste

20 06 2017

In Debian Stetch 9 there is a new behaviour in vim, the copy and paste with the mouse is unusual and don’t work as the previous versions did.

For fix that, in the file /usr/share/vim/vim80/defaults.vim comment the lines:

" if has('mouse')
" set mouse=a
" endif

Delete information from one host in Prometheus

30 05 2017

If we have information in Prometheus from one node and we need to remove it, the following api request solve it:

curl -X DELETE -g 'http://IP_prometheus:9090/api/v1/series?match[]={instance="IP_node_to_remove:9100"}'

Force syn date and time

21 05 2017

apt-get install tlsdate
tlsdate -H

Enable autologin in Debian with Systemd

19 05 2017

For allow autologin in a Debian system with systemd (very usefull with testing virtual machines):

Create dir:
mkdir /etc/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service.d/

Create file /etc/systemd/system/getty@tty1.service.d/override.conf with the following content:
ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty --autologin root --noclear %I $TERM

More info:

Disable time sync between host and guest in Linux VirtualBox

19 05 2017

To the following files:

/home/[your_user]/VirtualBox\ VMs/[VM_Name]/[VM_Name].vbox

Add the line:

<ExtraDataItem name="VBoxInternal/Devices/VMMDev/0/Config/GetHostTimeDisabled" value="1"/>

More info:

Deny ssh access to one user

18 05 2017

If you want to deny the access of one user (or group) to a server via ssh, these are the steps for a Debian/Ubuntu server:

Add the user to /etc/security/access.conf
- : user1 : ALL

Assure that “/etc/ssh/sshd_config” have the following line (by default yes):
UsePAM yes

Assure that “/etc/pam.d/sshd” have uncommented the following line:
account required

Configure phpmyadmin for connect to RDS AWS MariaDB

30 03 2017

Ensure that “/etc/phpmyadmin/config-db.php” doesn’t haven any configured values:


Create a new file with for your particular values in “/etc/phpmyadmin/conf.d/myconf.php”

<?phpConfigure phpmyadmin for connect to RDS AWS MariaDB
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['extension'] = 'mysql';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = '';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'tcp';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['compress'] = TRUE;

Go to the phpmyadmin website and log with the administrative account.

More info: