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Jul
27
comment How can I prevent that a server admin can see data?
I used to think that too. Until I tried using a Windows machine as Administrator. There's lots that the operating system prevents you from doing, like killing processes that pretend to be system processes. It's one of the things that I like about using Unix - it never questions the root user.
Jul
27
comment How can I prevent that a server admin can see data?
Why would you want to? The server administrator is the one person with whom you can completely trust the entire server. If that person is abusing that trust, then inform their boss, and they'll be replaced faster than you can say "SQL". Or find another hosting company.
Jul
24
comment System Access Monitoring Software
What is the nature of the data? Why is it so sensitive that only certain users should have it? Is this a database that people edit, or an Excel spreadsheet that acts as one? It's starting to sound like Windows File sharing isn't the right solution for the job.
Jul
24
comment Finding a good IT Manager
Ugh. I once had a recruiter tell me that I needed version numbers on all the servers I run in my resume. As if that somehow didn't change on a month-to-month basis or something, or that somehow my experience with X v1.2 would be totally invalid for X v1.3.
Jul
24
answered System Access Monitoring Software
Jul
24
comment System Access Monitoring Software
So you mean legitimate system access from the network, or illegitimate access from the network? And I assume you mean the local network rather than the internet, because putting an XP system on the network without a firewall is like putting a big blinking neon sign outside your door that says "please steal everything in my house".
Jul
24
comment Why a SIGHUP signal to httpd kills the tomcat process?
You could either shut down Apache independently by issuing /etc/init.d/apache2 stop at the command line, or try unceremoniously yanking the logfile out from under both processes by doing mv /var/log/apache2/error.log /var/log/apache2/error.log.test or similar. Both options would cause downtime of course, but it wouldn't be very long.
Jul
24
answered System Access Monitoring Software
Jul
24
comment Cancel Database Take Offline
-1 for answering your own question 3 minutes after posting. Pleasey do more thorough research before asking questions.
Jul
23
answered How to protect data from being stolen?
Jul
23
answered How often does tech-refresh happen?
Jul
23
comment How to setup SYSLOG in Centos for more than 8 devices?
+1 for including helpful configuration details.
Jul
23
answered How can I run sudo commands without sudo access?
Jul
22
comment Best use of a RAM disk?
Why would you use a RAM disk for your swap when Windows would rather use that RAM for... RAM?
Jul
22
answered How serious is a problem is multi-homed networks?
Jul
22
answered Connect a server to a wireless router
Jul
22
answered How can I network with other small-business sysadmins?
Jul
22
accepted Growing a hardware RAID-1 array
Jul
22
comment Growing a hardware RAID-1 array
Okay, I'll forgive you. But I highly doubt that DriveImageXML can handle UFS filesystems.
Jul
22
comment Growing a hardware RAID-1 array
I just about gave you a -1 for suggesting I install windows on a live Unix production box, destroying all the data on the drive I intended to keep at all cost, but I figure this might be helpful to some Windows admin searching the site. So you get -1 for ignoring the question, and a +1 for being helpful to someone else.