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Forward proxy for webservices with SSL client certs

I have lots of servers which access various external webservices, most of which use SSL, some of which require client certificates. I would like to centralize the configuration of client certs and ...
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SSSD process won't die

Thanks for taking the time to check out my problem. I'm currently working on an issue that has only appeared once before. Back on Jan 3rd when this first appeared we were able to reboot the server ...
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Linux Server Virtual Ethernet interface stops responding to arp requests

I'm hoping someone has had this issue before as it is driving me nuts. I have 2500 linux embedded Linux servers. We use these servers partly to act as gateways to other devices sat on a private ...
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Not Able to Mount USB HDD in Linux

I'm having a problem with a server that I just installed kernel 2.6.18-371.el5 on. It's an old kernel for Red Hat 5, I know, but due to certain "restrictions" I am forced into using that for the time ...
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How can I introspect the “shared subtree” mount flags for a particular mount?

Under Linux, the shared subtree flags control how a mountpoint is shared with parent and child mount namespaces. These flags include MS_SHARED, MS_PRIVATE, and MS_SLAVE. How can one see which of ...
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Filter mirrored port traffic using iptables

I receive traffic from a mirrored port and I would like to send it into an NFQUEUE for processing. Because of the mirrored port, the packets destination MAC addresses are not my host MAC address. ...
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TCP Window Scaling Problem over MPLS

After extensive troubleshooting why the TCP speed over an MPLS circuit is slow in one direction, I figured out that by adjusting the TCP window size the situation improved a lot. Maybe you can tell me ...
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TCP congestion collapse

I am experiencing suboptimal performance on an EC2 instance connecting to an RDS instance. This particular instance was built before VPC's existed, so all the traffic is flowing through a single ...
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TCP connection stuck in SYN_RECV state despite ACK received

My client and server are both internal machines. tcpdump on both client and server show all three parts of handshake are communicated, however netstat on server shows SYN_RECV, and on client shows ...
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Docker: Permission denied on folders added with ADD

I'm trying to configure a postgresql installation using docker. FROM ubuntu:13.10 ADD . /db # install postgres # ... RUN chown postgres:postgres /db -R && \ chmod 700 /db -R USER ...
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Unusually high nfs_inode_cache

My server is experiencing a high usage of nfs_inode_cache = 11G , im trying to figure out what's consuming all this , i know already that directories with large numbers of entries and deep directory ...
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Script partitioning fresh raw disk images with sfdisk (C/H/S ignored?)

I'm trying to automate the process of creating raw disk images. I don't care so much about C/H/S, but that the block size should be a rough standard of 512 bytes. However, I'm having trouble ...
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timing issue after route add/delete (route not used)

I have an application that is running a raw IP socket, destination of this socket is governed by routes installed via the 'ip route add' command. These routes can change during the lifetime of a ...
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snmp MIB-TCP::tcp not showing any usage

I am trying to configure MRTG on all of my servers for making a network weathermap, this requires running SNMP which MRTG gets the information from. So, I installed it on two servers the exact same ...
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reprepro use when multiple sources have the same codename

I'm investigating the use of reprepro to control what updates get propagated to our servers, and when. The idea is to vet updates by Debian and Ubuntu, and only apply the ones we choose. We want to ...
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NAT64 configuration with tayga on Debian 6

I'm trying to implement NAT64 with tayga on my server and came to a point where I'm not sure how to proceed. My server is connected via one IPv4 address and one /64 IPv6 address block to the ...
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Samba4 locked pst files

i have a samba4 server that holds my clients outlook pst files, if the outlook client or the machine crashes i must go to the server to kill the PID manually. i saw there was "reset on zero vc =yes" ...
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Intermittent NFS lockups on Isilon cluster

We have an Isilon cluster with 8 IQ 12000x nodes which exports storage via several NFS shares for a handful of Linux and Solaris clients. There is a Linux system that has one of these NFS filesystems ...
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Monitoring Linux Kernel Space Processing

I'm running two "services" that are served in linux kernel-space: Linux Netfilter Firewall ("iptables") Linux Virtual Server Loadbalancer ("IPVS", "LVS") Now I want to (performance-)monitor my ...
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CPU load inhibits interrupts on Linux

I have an Ubuntu box with 3.2 kernel, CPU with 2 cores and CAN (Controller Area Network) card based on SJA1000 controller attached via PCI bus. I'm testing receive capabilities of the card. It can ...
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How do I configure OpenSwan to allow pure IPsec (not L2TP) connections from an iPhone?

Similar to this question, I want to configure an IPsec server on Linux which will accept connections from the iPhone. However, unlike the other question, I want to be able to test with pre-shared keys ...
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how to tune NFS client on MacOS to get Linux like performance?

I have a NFS server running Linux and exporting a couple of shares. Both Linux and MacOS clients connect to the server, and while with the Linux clients I get ~ 75MB/s write speed, the MacOS clients ...
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How to measure dcachesize usage (and reduce it)

I have a VPS running CentOS 5.7 (Final), 32-bit. Right after boot, when I run # cat /proc/user_beancounters I see that my dcachesize usage is at about 4100000, while my VPS is set up with a limit of ...
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Tuning Amazon Linux worker tier

I have a worker tier that is using PHP process control (pcntl) functions to send multiple requests to the SNS service in parallel. My question is how best to tune MPM_PREFORK directives to get the ...
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NTP offset warning when no NTP server is defined and NTP not running?

I just want to preface by saying that I am still learning linux and don't have too much experience with it. My job requires me to monitor an alert system for our clients hosts that are running our ...
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Anomaly - Linux executables getting corrupted randomly

I am facing a strange problem with avconv which is a tool for processing videos part of libav-tools package. I am on a local ubuntu server 14.04.1 LTS. What happens is that the avconv tool is ...
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mdadm: Convert RAID10 to RAID1

The machine in question is equipped with 4x ssd, and running Debian wheezy 7.8, linux kernel 3.2.0-4, mdadm v3.2.5. Currently I'm using a RAID10 consisting of all these ssd. I've to increase the ...
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kworker consuming +90% IO and zero disk write

this is a standard apache web server on AWS Linux AMI + EBS. We are noticing high load average (+8) and iotop -a shows: Total DISK READ: 0.00 B/s | Total DISK WRITE: 2.37 M/s TID PRIO USER ...
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OpenLDAP TLS - test results in Bad file descriptor

I have set up an openldap server including tls on ubuntu 14.04 following this guide. While testing the connection, I get results that I can not find an explanation for. ldapsearch -xLLL -Z -W -D ...
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Linux NFS server refuses blocking locks

So I have this problem. This horrible, awful problem. I have a set of Linux NFS servers (in a NFS/CIFS cluster using CTDB) that refuse locks… only when the lock is blocking. If it's a non-blocking ...
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IPsec - strange behavior

I have set up site-to-site ipsec connection between linux(debian) and mikrotik router. The tunnel is up linux configuration: config setup interfaces=%defaultroute keep_alive=60 ...
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Network Layer 7 Deep Packet Inspection linux solution that isn't a all-in-one distro?

Overview: I have software that has our Edge/DNS servers hardcoded into them, DNS queries returned from DNS servers are not being masked properly. I need the DNS entries that are returned from BIND ...
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yum-complete-transaction in a crazy loop

I was trying to update a server that I have with yum update and it aborted because the server ran out of memory. I killed off a few processes that were not needed and ran yum-complete-transaction but ...
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Setting quotas from a Linux client on a SmartOS (OpenSolaris) based ZFS server

I have a SmartOS (an OS based on OpenSolaris) server running a few virtual machines. One of the ZFS volumes is shared as an NFS volume and mounted on one of the VMs which is running Debian wheezy. ...
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Samba: Authenticate only local accounts over AD?

I have a samba server where I create all the linux accounts and corresponding SMB accounts via a application I built. I manage all the permissions for all of our shares via ACL's also using the ...
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Why “scope link” ipv6 address can be pinged via interfaces which they are not active on

[root@2_01 ~]# /sbin/ip -6 addr show pubeth0 inet6 2001:1::6/64 scope global inet6 2001:1::1/64 scope global inet6 fe80::20c:29ff:fe69:f9e8/64 scope link [root@v2_01 ~]# /sbin/ip -6 addr show ...
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Cleaner way to restart daemontools services

In our product, we had created services using daemontools. One of my service looks like this, /service/test/run /service/test/log/run (has multilog command to log into ./main dir) ...
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How to provide external access to only the Git projects (clone/pull/push) of an internal GitLab deployment

We have set-up a GitLab server (GitLab 7.0 Community Edition). It is up and running and our colleagues can use it within the LAN (the IP address and Host are only visible from the LAN). Some of the ...
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runnning systemd without PrivateTmp, PrivateNetwork and PrivateDevices (in docker - unprivileged mode)

I am happily running systemd inside a docker container, however, it requires CAP_SYS_ADMIN in order to dynamically create private tmp mounts. I have attempted to disable the PrivateTmp, ...
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actual disk iops and write merging

/dev/sdb has LVM and exposes a single logical volume, dm-0. While writing to dm-0, /proc/diskstats reports: # of writes completed sdb 29646717 dm-0 131315099 # of writes merged: sdb 101668283 dm-0 ...
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A testing framework for Linux server configuration management

We are a medium sized shop that uses Puppet for Linux configuration management. Since we are a small shop, it's difficult to deploy and maintain DTAP environment. We normally perform manual testing ...
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PHP APC cannot increase cache above 32m

apc.shm_size I set it to 128M I have also try 128 (without M) But It always 32M :( /proc/sys/kernal/shmmax is set to 134217728
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Linux (Debian 7 x64) swapping activity despite lots of free memory

Yes, I have reduced vm.swappiness a lot: % sysctl -a | grep swap vm.swappiness = 1 Memory is mostly free: % cat /proc/meminfo | head MemTotal: 8070592 kB MemFree: 2619580 kB ...
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How do I get the file name corresponding to an NFS file handle on Linux?

I have tcpdump output of some NFS traffic, it shows which file handles are being read or written. I'd like to know which files they correspond to. There's got to be an existing tool which will list ...
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How to find/kill long running mongo scripts

I think I have a long running mongo script tanking my database, but I'm not sure. I was connected to the linux server via SSH and I ran the script like so: mongo my_database my_script.js It started ...
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squid transparent proxy https

i hope someone can help me. i have this problem: squid is running as a ssl transparent proxy, and at the moment it's receiving all the traffic with these two iptables rules: iptables -t nat -A ...
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Lots and lots of kernel log entries: iint_free: readcount: -1, iint_free: writecount: 1

I am getting tons of log entries of the form Mar 2 00:44:10 SRV123 kernel: iint_free: readcount: -1 Mar 2 00:44:10 SRV123 kernel: iint_free: writecount: 1 Mar 2 00:44:10 SRV123 kernel: iint_free: ...
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How to mount share in pam_mount.conf.xml depending of OU

I have a Microsoft Windows domain and I want to add the ubuntu machines with Likewise-Open. There is no problem with that, but in my windows machines I have a GPO that mount a net share depending of ...
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Adaptec pm80xx Driver Drops Drives Randomly

I'm building a ZFS NAS using an Adaptec ASA-71605H HBA on Ubuntu 12.04.4. Modern Linux kernels ship with the open-source version of the required pm80xx kernel module. Adaptec provides a driver for ...
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Change the logical volume

I am quite new this snapshot process. Let, I have three logical volumes as A, B, C. I worked on logical volume C. But accidentally when I restart the system, it goes to the snapshot A. How can I ...