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Jan
22
answered Accessing samba shares over the internet
Jan
21
comment Any Available Versioning File Systems like VMS used to have
While I agree with your sentiment of VMS's "versioning" it is a nice feature from the end-user's point of view, and one that I regularly go looking for every year or so, just to see if any of the new file systems implement such a handy feature. "foo;verion" is so much more elegant (and easier to grasp for a novice, IMO) than "/mountpoint/.zfs/snapshot/five_days_ago/full/path/to/foo". It was about the only thing I liked of VMS when I was forced to endure it in college.
Jan
21
answered My host doesn't support secure file transfers. I don't have root access. Do I have any options at all?
Jan
21
comment customer wont provide ssh access - ftp only
I think the key word is customer. We can choose to accept their business or not, and while we are obliged to offer our best professional advice, ultimately we get paid to do what they want to pay us to do. That the customers may choose to pay us to do what's against their own best interest is often no fault of our own.
Jan
20
answered customer wont provide ssh access - ftp only
Jan
20
comment Incoming SSH stopped working on FreeBSD 7.2
What does "sshd -d" give you?
Jan
19
answered How should I export a shell variable in bash?
Jan
18
answered Career shift to security - learning tracks?
Jan
11
answered High Availability DNS Hosting Strategy?
Jan
11
answered How to filter / redirect URLs coming into the network?
Jan
8
answered Tool to search text in big files
Jan
8
comment I Want an Affordable Snapshot-Saving Crypto-Backupping RAID NAS
ZFS includes various forms of data redundancy. You can use type "mirror" or "raidz" (a form of RAID-5) with the zpool command. Say you have 3 devices to use for your main data repo: sda, sdb, and sdc. First, you would use GELI to encrypt them, setting them up so you'd need a password or keyfile (or both) upon boot-up (study "man geli"). That would give you the devices: sda.eli, sdb.eli, and sdc.eli. Then, you'd do something like: "zpool create nasdev raidz sda.eli sdb.eli sdc.eli". There is a bit of minutia in such a setup, but it's not overly difficult.
Jan
6
comment Lightweight Linux DNS
NSD runs on our public (hosted) name servers, the ones that provide the internet with our host names. Unbound runs both on other hosted public servers to cache recursive queries, as well as running on an internal server to handle queries of office PCs. As they both bind to port 53, you can't run them on the same machine unless it has multiple interfaces (or multiple IP aliases). Unbound, since it caches queries, takes up a lot more memory, though it is tunable. For example, on one server, Unbound is taking about 72MB in resident memory, but it caches lookups for the mail server.
Jan
6
answered Mount remote windows harddrive
Jan
5
comment Problem with Postfix
Is that an equivalent to "postsuper -s" (which is what I was going to suggest)?
Jan
5
answered Lightweight Linux DNS
Jan
4
answered How to Crypt an sh script into Linux Environnement?
Jan
4
comment use the cli of winrar to backup outlook pst
Outlook has a mechanism for backing up or archiving data (at least it did the last time I messed with it). Just configure it to do a nightly archive to a known PST file and location, RAR up the resulting files, then delete them.
Jan
4
answered I Want an Affordable Snapshot-Saving Crypto-Backupping RAID NAS
Dec
18
answered Nginx, Varnish, ESI - Will that work?