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Jack of all trades UNIX admin, with FreeBSD and Linux being my preferred operating systems.

Dec
17
comment is git any more or less effecient than subversion? (server load wise)
@wzzrd -- Based on my limited use of svn, I'd say the overhead of all the extra files really adds up. The consumption of inodes alone is a waste of resources, plus the slack wasted on all those extra files. For grins, I checked out the SAMBA_3_0 branch, and of the 6593 file/directory entries under that tree, 4239 (64%) are under a .svn directory. I stripped out the .svn directories, then initialized a git repo on the sources. Even before a "git repack" the svn repo was about 50% heavier in both file count and space usage than the git repo. Nothing against svn, but it is heavier than git.
Dec
17
answered What could be eating up my entire hard drive space ? (650GB)
Dec
14
answered Proxy Server: Windows 2k8, SSL
Dec
14
answered Accessing a remote MySQL host with a hard-coded password
Dec
14
comment Is a writable file security hole?
The use of quotas on the account the PHP process runs as (same as the web httpd process, most likely).
Dec
14
comment Scripting Directory Services without passwords
Any reason why NIS wasn't used? NFS-mounted /etc files just seems... wrong.
Dec
14
answered Is a writable file security hole?
Dec
14
answered How to access a network behind a NATing DSL modem and a NATing Firewall?
Dec
14
answered How to download a file on a server you've already ssh'ed into?
Dec
14
comment banned IP addresses when buying a dedicated server and email spam
+1 I went through this, and after wasting my time fighting with individual blacklist maintainers (some helpful, most not), I decided that the IP space I was rented was defective and told the provider as much. They first tried to fix things themselves with the blacklists, but they, too, grew tired of it so they gave me a fresh, untainted subnet.
Dec
14
comment create image from hard disk without free space (linux)
For a filesystem-agnostic solution, you can fill the filesystem with nulls ("dd if=/dev/zero of=/some/file ; rm /some/file") and then use dd's "conv=sparse" option. The downsides are: 1) This will be less efficient than a tool which knows the filesystem; and 2) so far as I can tell, using anything other than dd's default 512-byte block size will cause this to not work (or at least miss enough sparse space as to be useless), which will dramatically increase the time for dd to do its job.
Dec
14
answered Secure disk wiping tool for Windows
Dec
10
answered Server has apache installed. How to install nginx alongside it?
Dec
10
answered does sysadmin work easily allow for doing work remotely?
Dec
10
answered Myserious VPS slowdown but only over HTTP
Dec
9
answered SSL/HTTPS proxy for apache virtual host
Dec
9
answered Should I used virtual named hosts for intranet?
Dec
8
answered Does it really matter what your server's hostname is?
Dec
7
answered How to clear Windows disk read cache?
Dec
6
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