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How to Running applications automatically when X starts? [closed]

for RHEL5 How to run a script or application automatically after starting X server (after loading level 5)?
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Making a mac network user administrator

I am attempting to setup an open directory authentication system for a small iMac laboratory. The open directory authenticates network users properly and allows a login on the Mac system although ...
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Unable to add schema in OpenLDAP using run-time configuration cn=config

I have the following ldif file which I am trying to load into openLDAP: Custom schema being created for the Monas project dn: cn=testSchemas,cn=schema,cn=config objectClass: olcSchemaConfig cn: ...
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Syslog produces hundreds of lines

I have recently been "promoted" to lab admin, as I have the most experience with linux. My logcheck keeps sending me emails with hundreds of lines stemming from my syslog file. It repeats itself over, ...
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Monitoring tools for non-distro Hadoop

I've built a Hadoop cluster by installing most packages manually (using binaries or source). I opted not to use a custom distribution like Cloudera, MapR or Hortonworks, since I wanted the flexibility ...
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why i cannot start new ssh connections to remote server?

this question is not the same as others, who asked for that they cannot connect to server, the issue i have is that i cannot start more new ssh connections... now i am connected to remote server ...
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What are the actual benefits of assigning sudo privileges to a user instead of using root?

I am fairly new to server administration, and I have seen a lot of sites recommending to assign sudo privileges to a user created by the root user and giving the root user an insanely long password ...
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What is the Linux equivalent of the windows group policy?

I have a number of Linux virtual machines which I use for building software. I am finding that I am having to repeat tasks on several machines such as: Removing software Updating software Adding ...
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Generally, how do technicians connect to the server machine for management? [closed]

I mean, server machines usually don't have a display screen or keyboard. So what are the general ways through which system administrators install server side applications or managing the system? Do ...
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Removing a file whose name is the backslash character

I've somehow created a file called \ in a directory (yes, backslash character). I've tried all sorts of sed, find and grep fu but I just can't delete it! I know I could just delete the directory, but ...
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Creat Custom Taskpad for SBS2011

I'm after a quick guide as to the best way of creating a custom admin type Taskpad for an SBS2011 setup. I have a user who needs to be able to just do some basic user admin ie create a new user, ...
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How to effectively partition a new server?

I'm a developer but I've been assigned to a new project were it seems I'll have to wear the IT hat too. Company bought a new server were we'll be running an application which basically "translates" ...
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Server 2008 unable to rename a folder as Administrator

On a Windows Server 2008, I try to rename a folder but it says "You don't have the permission...". So I change the security settings of the folder and set full control on it for the Administrator ...
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How to set Jira default groups for new users?

I'm using Jira on demand and I'm trying to change the default groups a new registered user belongs to.
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What is the best practice for mounting storage drives

There is a situation: I have two 1.5 TB drives 1st is for backup 2nd is for storage (movies, www, music etc) I am going to make 3 users: storage, backup and obviously real users peter, george etc. ...
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Potential Bot-Net organizers probing for new machines?

I'm getting a number of exploit attempts from different IP's today. GET ...
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Is a Unix group without an entry in /etc/group valid?

Is a Unix group without an entry in /etc/group valid? A user had the group as his primary group and that entry was deleted from the /etc/group file.
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How to automatically reconcile /etc/group and /etc/gshadow

Running grpck to check the groups, I see these errors: 'twinky' is a member of the 'foo' group in /etc/group but not in /etc/gshadow 'dipsy' is a member of the 'foo' group in /etc/group but not in ...
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jenkins security settings for multi-tennacy

I am interested in Jenkins for systems administration. (We are not that interested in the building capabilities at this time, even though it is the main use for it) Its ability to chain jobs that ...
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unix ssh block ipaddress

I'm working on a unix server, sshing into the machine using plink or session.net (a C# module that opens an ssh connection to the server and runs commands). Everything was fine until we restarted the ...
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what charset should be on Ubuntu server?

what locale settings I should use for Ubuntu server. LANG=C ? (I heard that it's not good to have any utf8 charset as main locale settings on servers) what I should do to have ability read in ...
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Check changelog of FreeBSD port before upgrading?

Is there an easy way to check a changelog of a FreeBSD port before you upgrade? For instance, I'd like to check what upgrades are manditory before I do portmaster -ad. It would be nice to have ...
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Web interface for managing an ISC DHCP server

I am looking for a web interface to administer an ISC DHCP server. I have the setup of one Debian Linux box running an ISC DHCP server and I would like to add a second DHCP server as failover. To ...
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how to email / notify admin when users log in to the linux server

I'm looking for an easy way to configure my server, so that whenever a user logs into it, I get an email about it. Any pointers around how to get this working?
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BASH quoting for sudo su user -c

I need to run the following command: sed -i 's/^/command="\/bin\/false",no-agent-forwarding,no-pty,no-X11-forwarding, /' ~/.ssh/authorized_keys within sudo su user -c I think I've spent about 3 ...
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Memory Usage of SQL Server

SQL Server instance on my server is using almost full memory available in my Physical Server. Say if i am having 8GB of RAM than SQL Server is using 7.8 GB of RAM from system. I also have read ...
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let users group do “sudo -u username chown”

I would like to edit /etc/sudoers so that group users can execute (only) /bin/chown as user dummy. How might this be done?
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Can the Citrix Receiver be set to log off rather than disconnecting when Windows restarts?

I've been placed in a situation where I'm supporting Citrix end users with no visibility on the Citrix server. One problem I've run into is users restarting their PC without logging out of Citrix ...
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Does Domino need an IP for each “Web Site”?

QUESTION: Does Domino need an IP for each "Web Site" ? CONTEXT: - The server has "Load Internet configurations from Server\Internet Sites documents:" enabled. - Two domains www.domain1.com and ...
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cgroup administration and inheritance

In cgroups there seems to be an option called 'cgroup.clone_children' for each subsystem, that allows you to specify if the setting of the parent cgroup should be inherited into the child cgroups. But ...
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Pro Linux Administration Guide / Book [closed]

We run a cluster of 45 linux machines with a lot of different stuff running (nginx, Varnish, Apache, MySQL, memcache etc) and load getting balanced on different machines. We do around 3000 requests ...
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Run config script on next/first boot?

I'm wearing the devops hat for my company. All our infrastructure is manually configured in AWS and I would like to start using Chef for configuration. First step: Make it easy to bootstrap an ...
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How can i monitor and rectify Full GC happening in my RedHat Linux Application Server…?

Last few days i am facing some Full Gc issues in my RedHat Linux Application Server with out having any load and sample gclog is shown below 2012-02-24T10:37:35.359+0530: 1194221.789: [Full GC ...
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How to prevent a Windows client who is a local administrator to remove a installed program?

Is there a way to prevent a Windows Vista client who is a local administrator of her own machine to remove a installed program? The program should not be removed by clients either from normal mode or ...
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How can i monitor and track the incoming connections(Access) to my Linux Server from remote users…? [closed]

I have a Redhat 6 64 bit linux Server for hosting one of my java application.I want to put my server in internet and allowed to access my remote clients from outside through 8080 port.Please give me a ...
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From web user to Lotus Notes user and back

I am looking for a tutorial and best practice how to migrate a Domino Web user (with webmail but without id file) to a Lotus Notes user (with an id file). I also need to know the other way around. ...
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Is it possible to get a list of all users on a computer with LanDesk?

Is there a way to use LanDesk to query all of the user accounts on a given computer?
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Do you monitor servers manually as well in conjunction to automated monitoring?

I was in a dicussion with a colleague today and I mentioned how servers are not proactively monitored in a manual way (i.e. rdp to random servers, and do some manual checks - this would go in ...
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Looking for KVM switch (over IP) with good linux client [closed]

I have some ATEN CN6000 and i1708 KVM boxes and clients for them are made for windows and java. Java clients doesnt work neither on win or linux systems(I can run them with JavaRE but they dont ...
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Network Administration and Auditing Tools

We're a small company (~50) who outsource the bulk of our IT to an... average quality provider. I am taking on the role of day-to-day IT (think of things that can be fixed in 15 mins or less only). ...
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In Linux, how can I create thin-provisioned file so it can be mounted and a filesystem created on it?

I am building a system that gives users certain amounts of disk space. The way I am doing it is: create a file with dd create an ext4 filesystem inside the file mount the file and tell the user ...
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How can I find out if my server has IPMI of some sort?

I've never seen a Linux server I admin. How can I find out if it has IPMI of some sort installed? I tried answering my own question by installing ipmitool: Setting up ipmitool (1.8.9-2) ... Starting ...
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10 servers to administer and I'm a history major [closed]

Through reasons that don't warrant exhaustive discussion, I find myself in charge of 10 servers: A domain controller-~500 hosts/~350 users IIS web server-This is where we make our money SQL ...
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Is there a way to control two instantiated systemd services as a single unit?

I've got a couple python web services I'm trying to run on a Fedora 15 box. They're being run by paster, and the only difference in starting them is the config file they read. This seems like a good ...
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What are best practices for giving users administrative access in Windows AD domain?

The title may be slightly misleading but I'm interested in best practices for delegating administrative access for two different scenarios: giving developers local administrative access to certain ...
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How to instantiate Linux user accounts so that they can safely be reused? [closed]

Let's say I have 10 user accounts. I want that users logged in will use an instance of that account not the account itself. So when they log in, they will work on a copy of that account that should ...
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Tool for managing archive drive and working drive

I have been tasked with administering a process here at work that is a little out of my league. We currently have access to two network drives, the S drive and the V drive. S drive is 18.1 ...
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How to run a program for a limited time as a specified user without leaving a trace on the linux system? [closed]

I have to run a non-trusted, third-party application on a linux server. The program should be run as a specified user for a limited time, for example 30s. During this period, the program can use all ...
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Need practical advice for handling the traffic spike when releasing new videos to the enterprise

The CEO wanted everyone in the company to view a 5 minute video. I signed up for a corporate account with Vimeo and hosted the video there. We sent out a global email with the link at 9:30 this ...
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DFS Replication not “snappy” enough (Missing files)

I have two Domain Controllers. DC01 usually contains everything and is doing great (AFAIK), however DC02 is constantly "missing" files that are clearly visible on DC01 and should have been replicated ...