Author: <span class="vcard">Will Haggerty</span>

Beef Jerky

Old link I wanted to save.


Still a pain

Setting up a WordPress instance, I need to use PHP-SMTP for email sending. I knew SELinux was giving me grief!

getsebool httpd_can_sendmail
getsebool httpd_can_network_connect

Then to change the settings:

sudo setsebool -P httpd_can_sendmail 1
sudo setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 1

Mind your security.


2017 Christmas drink

Fall SangriaFall Sangria

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Cranberry Syrup
  • 2-3 oz Your choice of cider
  • Optional garnish: slices of lemon, orange & apple, cranberries

Fill shaker tin w/ice, add gin, Cointreau, Aperol, Lemon Juice, & Cranberry Syrup. Shake well until tin frosts over. Strain into tall glass with ice, top with cider.

Cranberry Syrup

  • 1 cup frozen/fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Combine cranberries, sugar & water in a small saucepan over med/high heat. Bring to a boil, stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Reduce heat to low, simmer for 8-10 minutes & strain.

SELinux is a pain

From “Why does Nginx return a 403 even though all permissions are set properly?

To check if SELinux is running:

# getenforce
To disable SELinux until next reboot:

# setenforce Permissive
Restart Nginx and see if the problem persists. If you would like to permanently alter the settings you can edit /etc/sysconfig/selinux

If SELinux is your problem you can run the following to allow nginx to serve your www directory (make sure you turn SELinux back on before testing this. i.e, # setenforce Enforcing)

# chcon -Rt httpd_sys_content_t /path/to/www
If you’re still having issues take a look at the boolean flags in getsebool -a, in particular you may need to turn on httpd_can_network_connect for network access

# setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect on
For me it was enough to allow http to serve my www directory.