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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
7
comment Setting $TERM for gnu screen
If tput works, then you have the terminfo records.
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
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.
Jun
5
comment Is it possible to add mod_ssl to an existing Apache server with yum?
@rich: wow, that looks messed up. I'd try using RPM directly... but I'd be hesitant of proceeding on a production box. Word of warning, I'm a Debian guy, so the answer may be immediately obvious to a RedHat expert.
Jun
3
comment What steps do you take to secure a Debian server?
You get an upvote for disabling password auth.
Jun
3
comment Preventing specific packages from getting installed in Debian
When did wildcards start working in package names in apt_preferences?
Jun
3
comment What is the safest country to run an IT startup?
Libel laws in the UK might very well fail (4)
Jun
3
comment Expand Windows Server 2008 RAID 5 array
@Even Anderson: I agree completely. @Farseeker: With 2TB internal drives for ~$250; external, ~$300; and NAS, <$1000, that data must not be too valuable. I suggest format C: will be quicker than an online resize.
Jun
3
comment www-data - can't create any directorys
echo out $targetPath, is it really what you think it is?
Jun
2
comment Why did I have to clone the MAC address?
Ummm.... checking the FAQ, this seems off-topic.
Jun
1
comment Missing space on /var partition?
lsof +L1 is your friend
May
22
comment How do you keep track of which IP addresses are used on your network?
The big downside to having your servers on DHCP is it adds another dependency (the DHCP server(s) must be the first to boot), and a point of failure (the DHCP service).
May
16
comment What is the difference between a 'Login' and an 'Interactive' bash shell
Ugh, take the answer out of your question, and the post it as an answer. Its OK to answer your own question.