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Jun
13
comment How much does GNOME Desktop Slow Down Ubuntu Server 9.04?
@Eddie: To run multiple vim/emacs sessions see GNU screen and/or X11 forwarding (ssh feature, look at -X). X11 forwarding lets you run kdiff as well.
Jun
13
comment Monitor, extend, and Index Linux filesystems
Look into inotify, that might be a start.
Jun
13
comment Onboard RAID and Ubuntu Install - Why Does it See Separate Disks?
Just use Linux software RAID. Especially for RAID10, hardware RAID really can't help you (unless its really expensive and has a battery)
Jun
13
comment How do I differentiate “fake RAID” from real RAID?
Ummm, all disk controller need software — device drivers — to work. It may or may not come with your OS, but its there.
Jun
10
comment Password expiration policies
How does password expiration help with poor password quality? (Though I could certainly see setting helpdesk reset passwords as expire-at-next-login. Or just have the helpdesk generate random passwords)
Jun
10
comment Password expiration policies
This doesn't make much sense — given a secure (random) password of reasonable length, in what reasonable scenario would that password be brute-forcible in 6 months, but not one? If its an online attack, why did your monitoring not notice billions of failed logins; if its an offline attack, they could just get 6x more computing power.
Jun
10
comment Password expiration policies
You may want to advise them that if they DO write it down, they should (a) not write it down along with the username, company, etc.; (b) carry it with them, in e.g., their wallet or purse, (c) maybe print out an entire small sheet of random passwords, and remember only which one it is. In fact, I'd guess that if your users did (a) through (c), they could then use completely random 10+ character passwords, and overall security would be improved vs. not writing the passwords down.
Jun
10
comment Raid1 question
I edited yesterday about how I'd go about fixing it... not sure if you noticed the update...
Jun
9
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Jun
9
revised Raid1 question
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Jun
7
comment Setting $TERM for gnu screen
If tput works, then you have the terminfo records.
Jun
7
answered Raid1 question
Jun
5
comment Why firewall/server becomes slow after 1-2 days? Affects firewall and machines behind it
or try re-initializing the interfaces (down them, then up them)
Jun
5
comment Best system administrator accident
FYI, I'm not sure even a fsck w/o changes is safe on mounted ext3, it does a journal replay after all...
Jun
5
comment Best system administrator accident
There is a reason my shell prompt always includes the username and hostname...
Jun
5
comment Does this DIY SATA NAS Solution make sense for me?
The chance of dataloss on RAID5 is much higher than RAID6 or RAID10, especially as the number of drives grows.
Jun
5
comment Fixing “Can't find file: … (errno: 13)” on mysql
And what was that process's current working directory? Probably not what you expected. On Linux, for example, /proc/pid/cwd will tell you.
Jun
5
answered Bios settings for Dual Opteron Server + 32/64 bit Linux decision + how to use 2 LAMP machines
Jun
5
comment Web hosting 101?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_web_hosting_service
Jun
5
comment Setting $TERM for gnu screen
term screen-256color works here with screen version 4.00.03jw4 (FAU) 2-May-06 on Debian testing. More details, please.