7 Days to Die Alpha 17 Release

With over 3 million copies sold on PC (digital download), 7 Days to Die has redefined the survival genre, with unrivaled crafting and world-building content. Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games.

If you don’t want to deal with that sort of thing you may wish to consider waiting until the stable build is released. It has been mentioned that TFP would love to do a 3 week or less experimental. Hopefully things work out in their favor so that those of you waiting on the stable build don’t have to wait all that long.

A17 Experimental from 7daystodie

Navezgane awaits!

OHHH YESSSS!!! 6:23pm Montreal Local Time!

Lynis and CISOfy Anniversaries

Anniversaries: Lynis project (11 years) and CISOfy (5 years)

The Lynis project celebrated its 11th birthday last week! Also, Lynis 2.7.0 was released last week. Did you already upgrade?

If you think about it, it is rare. Just a handful of open source security projects reach the age of 10 years AND are still actively maintained. The secret? As its project founder, I believe it is dedication, involving the community, and helping others with sincere promotion.

Staying committed

It is hard for developers to stay involved with a project on a daily basis, especially if one has a full-time job and personal commitments.

To ensure the Lynis project would not suffer from the same issue, the company CISOfy was founded 5 years ago. The first priority for the company was getting the project back on its tracks and enhance its code.

Another special milestone is that we also reached a point where both the open source version and a commercial offering (demo) can co-exist. They increase value in both directions.

So let me take this moment to thank the community and also our customers who trust our solution. Both the standalone tool and solution would have been very different without your feedback and suggestions!

Michael (and team)

Software Repository

Love your Work!

Installing Teamspeak on Centos 7

Teamspeak is a VOIP server that can be used for teams or multiple people to communicate. It is relatively lightweight, and secure, as updates are released regularly.

How to install Teamspeak on a CentOS instance.


Before we begin, you’ll need:

  • CentOS 7 system (64 bit only).
  • 512 MB of RAM or higher.
  • wget (utility used for downloading files).
  • nano or vim (any text editor is fine).



Update the system packages. This may take some time.

yum update -y

Install tools needed for this tutorial.

yum install nano wget perl tar net-tools bzip2 -y


Add an unprivileged user to run Teamspeak. When prompted, enter your desired password.

useradd ts
passwd ts

Retrieve the Teamspeak server software.
Make sure you have the latest release here

cd ~
wget http://dl.4players.de/ts/releases/

Extract the Teamspeak tarball and copy all of the files to our unprivileged user’s home directory.

tar -xvf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.5.0.tar.bz2
cd teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64
cp * -R /home/ts

Remove temporary files.

cd ~
rm -rf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64
rm -rf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.5.0.tar.bz2

Grant the appropriate permissions to our ts user.

chown -R ts:ts /home/ts

Create a Systemd service for Teamspeak.

nano /lib/systemd/system/teamspeak.service

Paste the following:

Description=Team Speak 3 Server
ExecStart=/home/teamspeak/ts3server_startscript.sh start inifile=ts3server.ini
ExecStop=/home/teamspeak/ts3server_startscript.sh stop

Save and exit.

Reload Systemd units.

systemctl --system daemon-reload

Make Teamspeak run on startup.

systemctl enable teamspeak.service

Starting, stopping and restarting

Controlling Teamspeak is simple. You can control Teamspeak with the following command:

systemctl (option) teamspeak.service

Replace (option) with start, stop, or restart.

For now it will not start! Check the notes at the bottom of this post,

P.S If you are running a standalone Centos you may change the location in the configuration to /var/www/html/(Teamspeak).

Configuring the firewall

CentOS 7 no longer uses iptables. As an alternative, CentOS 7 comes with firewalld by default.

Find the default zone. On Vultr instances running CentOS 7, the default zone is public.

firewall-cmd --get-default-zone

Open the default ports for Teamspeak. If each rule is added successfully, the output will read “success”.

firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=10011/tcp
firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=30033/tcp
firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-port=9987/udp

Reload firewalld.

firewall-cmd --reload

Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a Teamspeak server. You can connect to it with the Teamspeak Client. Sorry, for mobile they have a paid version for iPhone and Android! Hummm

Teamspeak on Centos

This is what it should look when you are connected!


– Make sure you CHOWN all files to ts:ts
– Create this empty file where your server directory is located to accept the license terms .ts3server_license_accepted
– To retrieve the privilege key you need to check the Logs in the /Logs directory where you installed your Teamspeak server


Check Internet Speed With Speedtest-cli on CentOS

In this tutorial, we’ll be installing Speedtest-cli to test the network speed of your server. Speedtest-cli is a command line interface for the popular speed-testing service, speedtest.net. It is quite simple to do and will only require basic Linux knowledge. This tutorial will work on CentOS 5, 6, and 7.


Before we do anything, we must install one dependency.

yum install -y python


Enter the root directory.

cd ~

Retrieve the Python script using wget. This script was written by Sivel; you can learn more about it on the GitHub page.

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py

Make the speedtest.py script executable.

chmod +x speedtest.py


Run the script to determine your inbound/outbound connection bandwidth.


If you want an image of the result, run the following command instead.

./speedtest.py --share


HP Proliant G7 NMI received for unknown reason

Was trying to install Centos 7 on a HP Proliant G7 DL380 Server and received some strange NMI errors! I was booting from a fresh version of Centos 7! The error was generated by NMI. First I taught it was memory related, I tested like 30 different DDR3 Memory sticks!

No luck it’s not memory related

Centos 7 is installed on the G7 Server,.. CentOS load but hang with all kinds of weird errors related to NMI!

The weird part:  I was able to install Windows Server 2012 R2 without any problem?

By digging this error since 4 days and did a lot of test! I found out what was the cause of this nightmare bug!

Easy fix here!

Power on your server and go into the bios settings (F9)

Disable Hypertread technology!

reboot your server, CentOS 7 latest Minimal install should Boot now!!