Hardening SNMP on CentOS/RedHat/Fedora Etc.

These steps should be similar across Red Hat type distros.

Before we proceed, lets stop SNMP

sudo systemctl stop snmpd

Disable SNMP Versions 1 and 2c

First we are going to disable SNMP v1 and v2c

You can manually edit the /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf file and comment out or delete every line starting with com2sec, group, access. Or you can run the following sed commands to change it for you.

sudo sed -i 's/^com2sec/# com2sec/g' /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf
sudo sed -i 's/^group/# group/g' /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf
sudo sed -i 's/^access/# access/g' /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf

https://serverfault.com/questions/376688/how-to-disable-version-1-and-version-2c-in-snmpd

Create SNMP Version 3 User

Follow the prompts to create a SNMP v3 user.

sudo net-snmp-create-v3-user -ro -a SHA -x AES

Start SNMP

sudo systemctl start snmpd

You should be good to go.

If you are running a firewall, you will need to allow an exception for SNMP, UDP port 161. You may also need to allow an SELinux exception. Check out the last portion of both these articles.

Allowing SNMP Through Firewall

Enable Syslog for PowerDNS Recursor

  1. Enable Logging in PowerDNS Recursor Config
  2. Edit Systemd Unit File for PowerDNS to Allow Syslog
  3. Enable Logging in rsyslog Config File

The following links were helpful in setting things up.

https://doc.powerdns.com/recursor/running.html
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxadmin/comments/9lc4jl/logging_queries_in_pdnsrecursor/

Enable logging in PowerDNS Recursor Config

First we need to find the line that says “disable-syslog” and uncomment/change it to

disable-syslog=no

Next find the line that says “quiet” and uncomment/change it to

quiet=no

Some other lines you may want to check and change

logging-facality=1
loglevel=6

Edit Systemd Unit File for PowerDNS to allow Syslog

Next we need to modify the Systemd unit file to allow PowerDNS Recursor to log to syslog.

systemctl edit --full pdns-recursor.service

On the ExecStart Line, remove the part that says

--disable-syslog

The resulting line should look something like

[Service]
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/pdns_recursor --socket-dir=%t/pdns-recursor --socket-dir=%t/pdns-recursor --daemon=no --write-pid=no --log-timestamp=no

Save the file.

Enable Logging in rsyslog Config File

Edit the rsyslog file

sudo vim /etc/rsyslog.conf

Add the following line

local1.*        /var/log/pdns_recursor.log

This should now log all of the PowerDNS Recursor log info to “/var/log/pdns_recursor.log”

Restart the rsyslog and PowerDNS Recursor service

sudo systemctl restart rsyslog
sudo systemctl restart pdns-recursor

You should now see DNS request in the log file.

tail /var/log/pdns_recursor.log

They should also show up in the “/var/log/messages”

Cannot load Zend OPcache – it was already loaded

Started getting the following error while running ./validate.php for LibreNMS

Cannot load Zend OPcache - it was already loaded

Looks like the problem arises out of PHP trying to load two ini files for OPcache. Was trying to enable OPcache for LibreNMS so I created an opcache.ini file and put the settings in it. I missed the default 10-opcache.ini file.

Moving all the settings into the 10-opcache.ini file and deleting the created opcache.ini file resolved the issue for me.

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/253448/php-7-install-throws-cannot-load-zend-opcache-it-was-already-loaded-error/253484

How To Reset root Password on CentOS VM – XenServer

Basic steps are as follows.

  1. Shutdown VM
  2. From XenCenter, insert the CentOS iso into the VM’s Virtual DVD drive.
  3. Boot the CentOS VM in recovery mode.  If you need help with that check this post out.
  4. On the grub menu, select recover OS Installation.
  5. Run through the recovery and mount the VM’s disk where CentOS is installed
  6. You should now be able to drop to a prompt and chroot /sysimage
  7. Change the root password with passwd
  8. Shutdown the VM
  9. Eject the CentOS iso
  10. Boot up the VM and login with the new password

Install Ruby 2.6.1 via RVM on CentOS

Install Prerequisites

yum install -y curl gcc-c++ patch readline readline-devel zlib zlib-devel libyaml-devel libffi-devel openssl-devel make cmake bzip2 autoconf automake libtool bison libssh2-devel libicu-devel

Install RVM

curl -L get.rvm.io | bash -s stable

Setup RVM, install Ruby 2.6.1 and set to default.

source /etc/profile.d/rvm.sh 
rvm install 2.6.1
rvm use --default 2.6.1

You may need to add root or the user your using to the rvm group

sudo usermod -G rvm username

Pulled some of the info from here https://github.com/ytti/oxidized#installing-ruby-212-using-rvm

LibreNMS enable RRDCached on CentOS 7

Commands from https://docs.librenms.org/Extensions/RRDCached/

Create System Service

sudo vi /etc/systemd/system/rrdcached.service
[Unit]
Description=Data caching daemon for rrdtool
After=network.service
[Service]
Type=forking
PIDFile=/run/rrdcached.pid
ExecStart=/usr/bin/rrdcached -w 1800 -z 1800 -f 3600 -s librenms -U librenms -G librenms -B -R -j /var/tmp -l unix:/run/rrdcached.sock -t 4 -F -b /opt/librenms/rrd/
[Install]
WantedBy=default.target

Save with esc + :wq

Enable rrdcached service on boot up and start the service now

systemctl enable --now rrdcached.service

Enable RRDcached in librenms config

vi /opt/librenms/config.php

add/edit the following line. If it is commented out, uncomment it

$config['rrdcached'] = "unix:/run/rrdcached.sock";

Save with esc + :wq

Check the disk IO after a little bit to see if it went down.