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How does samba usershare_acl parameter works?

Looks like it is not even documented on the samba website itself, or did I miss it?
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Industry Standards for Internal Documentation?

The organization I work for is a growing one and with that growth comes maturity and with that maturity comes a need to better document. Today it's a hodge-podge of directories, wikis, OneNotes, and ...
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How do you avoid that server documentation gets out of sync with the actual setup?

We have have reasonably good documentation for our environment (in AsciiDoc format) which recently allowed another person to recreate the entire setup from scratch in less than 30 minutes. However, I ...
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New Sys Admin job…Where do I begin?

I'm looking for some general advice here. I've decided to take my first job in a lead sys admin position...I don't start until next month, but in the meantime I'd like to prepare for the position. ...
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Bash commands run at terminal but not in Jenkins/Bash Script

I'm using Jenkins to build and deploy HTML documentation to a local Apache web server for our devs to use. When I run the commands in the terminal, everything installs properly (Proving the server is ...
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Tomcat7 numIdle JMX Bean meaning

I would like to know what does the numIdle attribute refers to. On the tomcat FAQ there the attributes numActive and numIdle are reffered on the JNDI DataSource section. I have been able to identify ...
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Documentation for replace(…) function in Apache 2.4 expressions

In Expressions in Apache HTTP Server, under Example expressions, one of the examples is # Function examples in boolean context <If "md5('foo') == replace('md5:XXXd18db4cc2f85cedef654fccc4a4d8', ...
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Properly documenting installations of seldom used new technologies

I've been tasked with looking if a combination of NoSQL (in this case possibly Neo4J) and SQL-Server is a possible solution for a performance problem we've been having. Part of my technical analysis ...
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Looking for good documentation of odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files on Linux

I saw partial information, old information, but nothing as good as the actual sample files with brief comments that I have locally. I need to understand the exact relationship between odbc.ini and ...
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Powershell and NMAP Information Sharing

I am working on a project where I would like to perform host documentation for a variety of items. Part of these items would be sourced from Powershell and the rest would be sourced from NMAP. For ...
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Cisco 48 port switch template diagram

We have just taken delivery of a 'mature' 48 port switch for testing, deployment and general skulduggery. Since we are going to be constantly mucking around with the patching we need a diagram so we ...
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How to handle knowledge handover effectively?

Let's say a large enterprise opens a new office in (insert random location here) and want the new colleagues up to speed as fast as possible. Let's also say this enterprise is a very typical one with ...
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Complex software installation documentation procedures or tools [closed]

We have to distribute and maintain a somewhat complex software application, whose installer does not (nor is expected to) install and configure every part needed on any possible kind of server. I've ...
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Online modelling tool for server desing / architecture [closed]

I am looking for some online (the best is free) tool for designing our servers. We use almost 10 servers now, and it becoming mess, to remember, where, what service is running. So, I'd like to have ...
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where can i find detailed docs for IIS server event id's with their description?

i have been googling for hours now and cant find a thing. There are plenty of articles/blogposts/forum_articles (from MSDN) on some specific events and their resolution etc ; but i simply cant find a ...
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Where can I find introductory documentation for ZFS?

I recently installed OpenIndiana because of an interest in ZFS. I like the feature-list of ZFS, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how to configure it. All of the documentation I ...
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How to visually document IT processes?

Our company has 8 departments each housing approximately 12 people on average. I'm the CTO of the company and IT is involved in pretty much all departments. As such, there is a need to define and ...
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What photograph technology is appropriate for site/datacenter documentation?

I manage 500+ sites and need a better visual way of documenting and walking people through a given datacenter. I'm considering taking several (hundred) pictures and stitching them together so that I ...
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Dell fumbles OpenManage installation process, forgets to write documentation?

I'm setting up a Dell PowerEdge 2950 for a small business, and I've just spent a while with Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 6.2, trying to clear the installation process of errors before I ...
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How do you document a network?

I'm not sure how to ask this question, since I'm not in the field. Say you're a network admin and you leave your job. How does the new guy know where to start?
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Where is a user guide for Alfresco?

Where is a user guide for Alfresco like exits for Nuxeo: Nuxeo Document Management: the User Guide
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Documentation As-A-Manual vs. Documentation As-A-Checklist

I've had discussions in the past with other people in my department about documentation, specifically, level-of-detail and requirements. In their view, documentation is a simple checklist of Y things ...
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PAM Errors in auth.log [Debian Squeeze]

Based on the the Securing Debian article on debian.org, I added the following to /etc/pam.d/other. auth required pam_securetty.so auth required pam_unix_auth.so auth required ...
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Powershell 2: How to eliminate duplicate help entries?

I am frequently making calls such as: get-help <some-command> in Powershell 2. For many, but not all, of these commands, I am not shown the contents of the help entry. Instead, I get ...
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What do i use to hold the server documentation?

I had to document the servers i use and i don't know what to use to hold the data. Could you sugest the best way to keep the server documentation? Do i create a data base that holds the harware and ...
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Need advice on documenting LAMP web site

I need to document my web site. It is a music web site on Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP on AWS. I need to document everything: architecture (5 servers), database (100+ tables), php classes, programming ...
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Configuring mod_security on Ubuntu 10.04

After spending ~24 hours trying and failing to setup mod_security in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I've finally decided that I'm going to need some help. I've tried pretty much every tutorial I can find with a ...
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centos yum repository package security information.. how do i find it?

Is there anywhere that shows which security updates are included in the patch levels for centos yum repository package version of httpd?
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How do you write a Linux deployment documentation / plans?

I have few, relatively small, servers running Linux distros. Sometimes I need to re-install 1 or 2 of the "development" servers from scratch. Often I just forget to setup little things, eg. forwarding ...
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Can I get a clear summary of how and when each part of a chef cookbook is loaded/executed?

Here's what a chef cookbook looks like: . ├── attributes │   ├── default.rb │   └── bla.rb ├── files │   ├── default │   │   └── some_file.txt │   └── windows │      └── some_file.txt ├── libraries ...
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HAProxy listen with two arguments?

I keep seeing HAProxy configuration examples with a two-argument syntax. Indeed, the default configuration file supplied with 1.4.18 contains this: listen appli1-rewrite 0.0.0.0:10001 cookie ...
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Copying files from one machine to another

I'm currently generating documentation on one machine, and publishing it to a web server using the following commands in a script: net use "\\someShare" PASSWORD /user:username del /S /Q ...
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Are there standards/conventions used by IT technical writers?

TL:DR? Fine...here: Short of hiring or outsourcing to a Tech Writer, are there basic standards/conventions/practices that Technical Writers employ in their trade that can be learned from in order to ...
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Documentation for native modules in IIS 7.x

I've been working for some time at a super lean IIS 7.5 configuration for a static file serving purposes web site. To achieve this, I've simply stripped the designated web site for all dynamic ...
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Can't Find Documentation for HTTPd Directory Directive

I've been searching through the httpd docs and google, and I simply cannot find ANYWHERE that documents the complete list of what may go inside of the Directory directive. Here's the main ...
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Anything Close to an NSA Guide for Securing RHEL 6 [closed]

Some in our infrastructure group want to upgrade to start taking advantage of the new features in RHEL 6. In the past, I have relied on the NSA Guide ...
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Is there reference documentation for CloudInit?

Ubuntu's CloudInit package is very useful; however, the only documentation I've found on all of the available options is in their examples: ...
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IT Documentation with MediaWiki

We are looking for ways in which to further enhance our documentation and our ability to allow easy access to the information as well as editing the information. With these ideas in mind, we created ...
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Migrating from MyISAM to XtraDB

Just a few questions that I just can't find anywhere about migrating to XtraDB. My group has been using MyISAM dbs for production and was wondering how hard is it to migrate to Percona's XtraDB and ...
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Text template or tool for documentation of computer configurations [closed]

I regularly write and update technical documentation which will be used to set up a new virtual machine, or to have a lookup for system dependencies in networks with around 20-50 (server-side) ...
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Racktables and DHCP

For those of you out there using Racktables, how do you handle DHCP scopes? I haven't been able to find a way to show the IP addresses as allocated.
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Standards for documenting/designing infrastructure

We have a moderately complex solution for which we need to construct a production environment. There are around a dozen components (and here I'm using a definition of "component" which means "can ...
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What are we supposed to document of our server infrastructure?

It's very important to have decent and good documentation. The problem is that often we might have good documenting techniques, but we forget some crucial points. It can be extremely painful to find ...
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Server (location, MAC, IP) documentation with Google Docs

I work for a shop with 300+ physcial servers and about the same number of VM guests. We use Puppet heavily and are mostly Centos5.5 and about 20% Centos6.2. We use Google docs for storing various ...
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What is important to document in an active directory server?

Later this year I will be handing over support of my church’s active directory servers to someone else and would like to know what kind of information is important to document and share. Are there any ...
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What's the best platform to publish documentation to internal users?

My team has a need to publish documentation internally. At the moment, it's spread all over the place and this means we often have to search everywhere to find something. We'd like to publish ...
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visually documenting web server configuration and infrastructure

I have just finished a large re-organization and update of our institutions web server(s). This server hosts 3 virtual hosts, 3-4 blogs, 2 wikis, some legacy static HTML pages, and many hosted ...
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How to document linux server configuration?

I have about 20 linux servers which I need to document the configuration of. I do not mean the detailed configuration of services, but rather user accounts, databases, databases accounts, ip ...
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ApplicationXtender?

Where can I find free technical documentation on EMC Application EXtender? This is a distributed system for "Storage, Organization, and Management of Business-Critical Information". The IT team where ...
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creating decision tree based troubleshooting documentation?

We troubleshoot a lot of server and network issues and follow a loose set of steps on what to do in different cases. With more and more people and responsibility, the need for standardization is ...