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Can I publish to multiple distinct etcd clusters from a single host?

I have a number of distinct etcd clusters, I would like to be centrally controlled: I have multiple distinct etcd clusters. Hosts in one cluster should not have any access to config in another ...
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Why this change to /etc/limits does not work

I have made below changes to /etc/limits file for limiting the number of logins for a particular user from ssh. rajan L2 rajan is username here. After making these changes I logged out from ...
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Does exportfs disrupt users already utilizing those filesystems?

I need to modify a servers /etc/exports file to export to an additional host. After modifying this file, for it to take effect (i.e. for the additional host to have access to the designated ...
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Restore old /etc onto newer system (CentOS)

In order to save space, I don't backup /usr (except /usr/local), /bin, /sbin and /lib. Instead I do a rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}\n' to get a list of packages I need to install to restore the content of ...
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Why is there no git repository after installing etckeeper?

I installed etckeeper on my ubuntu 11.10 server, and after creating the etckeeper repository with: etckeeper init etckeeper commit "Initial version" I got the error: bzr: ERROR: No changes to ...
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How to keep track of the serverconfiguration: keep entire “/etc” in git

I want to keep my whole /etc folder in a git repository to track unauthorised changes by intruders and find out mistakes I could have done myself. What would be the right way to achieve this?
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useradd with -d option do not create skeleton files

When I create a user with useradd command in centos 5, the home directory is created and its /etc/skel files are copied to that directory but when i give useradd with -doption to some different path ...
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Is there any any merit to routinely restore a linux system, even if unnecessary?

I do fieldwork with a number of computers running ubuntu performing critical tasks doing fieldwork. The computers are similarly configured with slight variations. Since we've had some configuration ...
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Access to another user files [closed]

I have logged in as "userc". I need access to all the files that "usera" has. I have edited the following file, vi /etc/group usera:x:1000:userb,userc But this does not seem to work. I am still ...
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Temporarily change etc/hosts file on a windows workstation

Is there a tool, that allows an individual to temporarily switch between different etc/hosts configurations, without setting up a dns? Example: I would like to quickly change the etc/hosts config ...
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Correct user names when tracking /etc/ in git repository and committing as root

We use git to track changes in /etc/ on our servers. Administrators work as root when changing files in /etc/, and thus their commits have author root <root@machinename> This is not very ...
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managing multiple machine /etc-s with git using branches. good idea?

went through multiple searches, but couldn't find a question that describes this git branch strategy idea on SU or SF. /etc count is currently < 10. firstly, are there any obvious oversights on ...
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drivers/etc/hosts doesn't work in Windows Server 2008

the following line in hosts file in windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts doesnt work 127.0.0.1 gotomylocal.com I'm using Windows Server 2008, I'm new and configured Windows Server 2008 unconsciously ...
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Putting /etc under source control

I would like to put my /etc directory iunder source control using bazaar. Are there any gotchas in doing this. It seems safer to do it user an ordinary user rather than root - might there a be a ...
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Is it possible to use etckeeper with a single shared git repository?

I noticed that several people have recommended using etckeeper to apply version control to my /etc directory. It appears to me that the default install puts a repository on the same machine as the ...