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mount error 5 = Input/output error

I am running out of ideas. After a long period of testing this morning, I cannot seem to get this to work, and I have no idea why. I want to mount a Windows SMB/CIFS share with a Debian 5.0.4 VM, ...
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Risk of starting NTP on database server?

I've heard rumors of bad things happening to database and mail servers if you change the system time while they are running. However, I'm having a hard time finding any concrete information on actual ...
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cf3 Can't stat … in files.copyfrom promise

On the client: # cf-agent -KIv ... cf3 -> Handling file existence constraints on /etc/cfengine3 cf3 -> Copy file /etc/cfengine3 from /srv/cfengine/sysconf/server/inputs check cf3 No existing ...
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How to set ulimit value permanently?

On Debian Wheezy, ulimit -a gives: open files (-n) 1024 I add this to /etc/security/limits.conf * hard nofile 64000 then reboot. And ulimit -a ...
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Grub rescue, will not boot from mdadm RAID, no such disk or device — mduuid wrong?

I am running a 14 disk RAID 6 on mdadm behind 2 LSI SAS2008's in JBOD mode (no HW raid) on Debian 7 in BIOS legacy mode. Grub2 is dropping to a rescue shell complaining that "no such device" exists ...
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install debian from hybrid standard CD [migrated]

I downloaded debian-live-8.1.0-i386-standard.iso from http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.1.0-live/i386/iso-hybrid/ and booted a system from it , logged in with "user" and password as "live". NOW, ...
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Is it possible to make apt-cacher not cache specific repositories

We have a environment currently setup with Apt-Cacher and it is working great. I am in the process of making a local Debian repository for custom packages that we crate in house. I can serve the ...
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Samba 4 not working correcty as dns for internal (LAN) addresses

[Edit] We tried to use samba_internal dns and also bind9_dlz on the server where samba is installed, but both cause problems when trying to access internal addresses even by IP. So we use our DNS, ...
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How to duplicate TCP traffic to one or multiple remote servers for benchmarking purposes?

Infrastructure: Servers in Datacenter, OS - Debian Squeeze, Webserver - Apache 2.2.16 Situation: The live server is in use by our cusotmers every day, which makes it impossible to test ...
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Location for private key file for SFTP user

I would like to create a user account that can access web server files. I could set the home directory of this user to /var/www now, but the standard location for the authorized_keys file is in the ...
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exim4 domains/users configuration on files or on db?

I am setting up a web server using Exim 4 on Debian 8 and, as usual, I was going to use MySQL as backend to store the settings related to the domains and users (like quota, emails, aliases, forwards, ...
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debian multiple network interface multiple networks

I have a virtual environment with 3 virtual machines on one host. One of my virtual machines has 2 network interface. I need the virtual machine with two interfaces to connect to two different ...
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Debian install netbeans - “No protocol specified”

When trying to run the netbeans shell installer, it gives me an error. ./netbeans-7.0.1-m1-php-linux.sh Configuring the installer... Searching for JVM on the system... Extracting installation data... ...
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Hyper-V lost synthetic NIC after Debian 8 dist-upgrade?

I'm running a Debian 8 vm on Hyper-V (Win Srv 2012R2) and when I did a dist-upgrade of stable, I lost all network connectivity. Using the console, I was able to see the network interfaces as UP but ...
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How can I set up Certificate Transparency if my CA doesn't support it?

I think many of you have actually heard of Google's Certificate Transparency initiative. Now the initiave involves a public log of all certificates issued by some CA. As this is some amount of work, ...
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No internet access for client static ip on linux dhcp server

We are using a dhcp server configured with isc-dhcp-server on debian 8 in a small office network. The server has two network adapters one is connected to a pppoe modem and the other is connected to ...
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Simplest way to secure debian server on LAN

I currently have a basic debian server setup and connected to my LAN. Am I right in thinking that if I remove the gateway from the network configuration then the box will be unable to communicate ...
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simple-cdd - cache deb files [on hold]

This is related with the question: Building a custom Debian CD with simple-cdd : rebuild without downloading all the deb files. Unfortunately I'm unable to comment thus posting a new question. How to ...
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How are the Debian/Ubuntu Xen netinstall images built?

Xen/XenServer has this nice feature where you can select a Debian or Ubuntu template and point it at some mirror and it will go and download a minimal kernel and initrd which will be used to bootstrap ...
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redmine gives 404 error after installation

I am using Debian squeeze with nginx and mysql. After raking db and loading default data to redmine. When i try to visit redmine in a browser, http://ipaddress:8080/redmine, I get a 404 error Page ...
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iSCSI+GFS2 on debian [on hold]

I have to share data between some kvm guests on debian jessie. I tried using iSCSI and GFS2 on debian jessie, but can't find a proper howto for GFS2. Most of them are designed for Red Hat or CentOS ...
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Debian - static ip, /etc/network/interfaces

I tried to set a static IP on my Debian 8.1 (in VirtualBox), so I edited the /etc/network/interface file : # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet ...
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Nagios NRPE plugin check_ad - Fixed

i've reading about this problem much and trying to solve it on my own ways but still not luck. I've running debian 7 as nagios server. Problem is that i cant check state of my Active Directory Domain ...
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Puppet doesnt sign certs

I have build an testlap for puppet, but it doesnt work. I start the Puppet Agent on the Node and he waits for the Certificate. root:~# puppet agent --server xxxx --waitforcert 60 --test warning: ...
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How to install/change locale on Debian?

I've written a web application for which the user interface is in Dutch. I use the system's date and time routines to format date strings in the application. However, the date strings that the system ...
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Slow ssh login - Activation of org.freedesktop.login1 timed out

On one of my servers I've noticed really delay on SSH logins. Connecting using the ssh -vvv options the delay occurs at debug1: Entering interactive session. extract of connection: debug1: ...
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cpufrequency scaling with debian 8.1 and Intel XEON E5-1650 v3

I want my server with debian 8.1 not to use cpu scaling but always run at the highest possible frequency. I have installed cpufrequtils $ dpkg -l | grep cpufreq ii cpufrequtils ...
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Wait init.d script until host name is ready, Ubuntu/Mint

I have a postgres SQL, which I would like to bind to local host and internal net IP. In /etc/postgresql/9.3/main/postgresql.conf . . . listen_addresses = 'localhost,myhost.mynet' . . . If I just ...
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Java 7 on a V-Server: “Could not reserve enough space for object heap”

I've just installed Java 7 & Jenkins on a V-Server with 1Gb of RAM # java -version Error occurred during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for object heap Error: Could not ...
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How to fix Logjam vulnerability with MySQL

Since the latest openssl upgrade on my Debian server, my mysql clients are unable to connect and give the following message SSL connection error: error:14082174:SSL ...
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SSH fails: PTY allocation request failed on channel 0

So I googled the error and checked serverfault, but the solutions didn't fit. Most results were problems with /dev/pts, but that is mounted. Other results are errors with git, but there is no git on ...
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libc/libcstdc++ issue - GLIBC_2.18 not found

After some package update on my Debian (Sid) machine I started to experience errors like: Error message from server: ERROR: could not load library "/usr/lib/postgresql/9.1/lib/postgis-1.5.so": ...
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IE and Chrome: ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH

Hello i have this error with IE and Google chrome in Windows XP but my website work with Windows Seven (all browser) and Firefox (windows XP too) I learn in internet the problem its caused by ECDSA ...
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No internet connection via my OpenVPN server (solved)

I have OpenVPN up and running on my server. I want all traffic from my clients to be routed trough the VPN server. The client connects just fine but is unable to connect to the internet. Server ...
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Only a certain subdomain accessing a certain port [on hold]

Is there a way of having only a certain subdomain access a port? Let's say I have a Minecraft server running on default port 25565. I also have domain.com which is pointed to the IP of the server, ...
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How can I set a default email domain name on debian?

I have exim4 configured on my server as an email forwarder (for example sending an email to admin@mydomain.com will result in the email being forwarded to my personal gmail email account). This ...
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VLANs between nodes

I have multiple nodes with Proxmox (debian distro), each node have: eth0 with static, external IP with Internet connection eth1 connected to manageable switch I want to create VLANs that connect ...
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What users should I create on a Debian server?

I have set up a new Debian server on DigitalOcean, where I'm planning to run a Django website. I have added my ssh key to the server, so I can ssh in as root without using a password. So far so ...
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CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK is not set [migrated]

I am trying to setup iptables on udoo quad but I hit a brick wall and cannot find a fix anywhere: root@udoo:/# uname -a Linux udoo 3.0.35 #10 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jul 30 18:16:10 CEST 2014 armv7l ...
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varnish 4 not caching properly

After updating the debian server from wheezy to jessie, I found that varnish didn't work any more, it was because of the changes from varnish 3 to 4. I managed to get varnish loading and working, but ...
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How to update and add module nginx debian

How to update nginx with adding module without deleting old nginx files/configs? I installed nginx with apt-get install, i tried install by downloading tar.gz from nginx site but it doesnt gave any ...
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Debian Jessie UpStart / Systemd / SysV no more reboot

I have make some test on a Jessie server with Upstart installation and replace it by SysV and the reverse. After this I'm not anymore able to reboot. root@amoo-001:~# reboot Failed to talk to init ...
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Linux mail(x) command. Can't open or use. Just spits out old message and returns to prompt

(Debian Squeeze) I was working on a shell script that piped output to the mail command. I must have done something wrong, as I am no longer able to use the command for anything. Even if I type "mail" ...
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ps aux shows only processes of the current user

On one of my servers running Debian 7.8, when I run ps aux, I only see processes belonging to the current user. If I check the permissions with sudo ls -al /proc/, procesess run by root have theses ...
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Right way to configure startSSL Certificate [duplicate]

Hy! I try to apply a Start-SSL Certificate on my Apache 2 (Debian Wheezy). On Xampp i got it fast and it works, but on my Debian root, the certificate is confirmed by Avast (in this case) and not by ...
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Apache authentification error

I've installed Apache 2.2 on my Debian-based distr (kernel 3.2.0-27) and apache2.2-common package with default configs. Trying to run simple script info.php I got the error found in ...
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debian packages version convention

I'm using debian/Ubuntu, and get confused about versions of packages. When using dpkg -l command, I get: ii vim 2:7.3.429-2ubuntu2.1 Vi IMproved - ...
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VPN PPTPD with MPPE Support for Debian or Ubuntu

Having an unencrypted vpn connection from a windows client to linux is pretty easy by using pptpd. When I was looking for an solution for encrypted (per MPPE) connection, I found a lot of information ...
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Debian/Ubuntu is it possible to reinitialize /var/lib/apt/lists and /var/apt/cache after deleting them?

Is it possible to restore the functionality of /var/lib/apt/lists and /var/apt/cache after deleting them or minmizing them in some wa I am trying to shrink down an Ubuntu VM to the smallest size and ...
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How to configure nginx reverse proxy for ftp [duplicate]

I am trying to configure nginx reverse proxy to point to an FTP server. I've tried this: server { listen 21; location / { proxy_pass http://66.55.147.67:21/; } } with and ...