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howto structure a version control repository of sys admin scripts [closed]

I think by now all sys admins have started to amass a large collection of scripts for kinds of scenarios, user management, server builds, incident mitigation tasks, app deployment. and like most sys ...
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*nix convention for storing user logs?

What’s a conventional log location for processes that run on behalf of users? ~/.foo/logs/ — my top choice but not super awesome /var/log/foo.uid/ — Non-system users can’t create directories here, ...
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Need a solutions for wi-fi interferences at large convention

I had some wireless connection problem with our automation machines at a convention (2000+ people). We control our machines wirelessly. Each of our machines has a Wi-Fi box, serves as an AP. Then ...
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Naming convention for multiple sites hosted on a single dedicated server

I have several sites and several friends' sites I plan on hosting on my dedicated server (most are already established, but on a shared hosting service). Is there a good and/or standard naming ...
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Use first or last free IP for the default gateway?

Please assume a simple LAN on 192.168.100.0/24. Would you configure the default router on 192.168.100.1 or 192.168.100.254 and why? Thanks
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What is the difference between /usr/local/bin & /usr/local/sbin

I wrote a simple script which I want to share with my colleagues. Should it be in /usr/local/bin or /usr/local/sbin? What is the typical usage for these directories?
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Role name versus person's name for email accounts

I'm looking for best practise suggestions here. What are the reasons for and against using role names as email account prefixes versus the user's name? I.e. "reception@domain.com" vs. ...
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Top level domain for private networks?

On our office network we have an internal DNS and all the hostnames are whatever.lan. On my VMware VMs, on their host-only network I call them whatever.vm. We now have a private IP space network in ...