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I have spent the past 9 years working at a small ISP, where I manage E-mail, DNS, Web, and Voip servers for a couple thousand clients.


Jul
13
comment Hard drive fail - How to regain confidence on the drive or make some use of it
At the very least, it would ensure that no sensitive data was on the drive for someone else to recover, after you had thrown it out.
Jul
13
comment ssh remote command-fu
Then you'd have to compress the SQL dump on the disk. :)
Jul
13
answered ssh remote command-fu
Jul
10
comment Does anyone have good examples of runbooks they use when making Production changes?
Sounds like a shell script to me. :)
Jul
10
awarded  Scholar
Jul
10
comment How to get files out of a floppy image
Technically speaking, this appears to be the right solution. But the disk image is unreadable due to an input/output error. This may also be the reason why none of our floppies worked as well. I think the driver developer is simply out to lunch, not only for the requirement that the floppy be imaged, but because the floppy image on their website is also not working. FYI: Avoid Highpoint 1640 RAID controllers.
Jul
10
accepted How to get files out of a floppy image
Jul
10
comment How to get files out of a floppy image
l0c0b0x: As in WTF would anyone do such a painfully boneheaded thing as force sysadmins to create floppies from an image when you can just... ah, put the files on the CDROM? Even if I had floppies that worked, it would still be painfully boneheaded. Sheepsimulator: The server is FreeBSD 4.9, I have a Ubuntu workstation, and access to windows workstations in the office.
Jul
10
comment How to get files out of a floppy image
That almost works. I can mount the image, but then when I try to read from it I get the error "Input/output error"
Jul
10
comment How to get files out of a floppy image
I'm not sure what you mean by the latter. This certainly doesn't work: $ mount freebsd4x.img /mnt/floppy mount: freebsd4x.img: Operation not permitted
Jul
10
comment How to get files out of a floppy image
Yeah, that worked well enough, but the floppy image is in UFS format. :(
Jul
10
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Jul
10
awarded  Student
Jul
10
asked How to get files out of a floppy image
Jul
10
answered What hardware for powerfull server setup
Jul
8
comment What service do you use for music on hold?
I think that the New York Philharmonic Orchestra wouldn't be terribly impressed with that however. :) Which is why they charge money for their CDs. The music is free (and public domain). Their interpretation and recording is not.
Jul
8
answered What service do you use for music on hold?
Jul
8
comment What service do you use for music on hold?
The problem with doing that is that you still have to pay royalties for broadcasting that music!
Jul
7
awarded  Commentator
Jul
7
comment How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?
If your ISP didn't restrict any traffic of any kind, they would be so astonishingly unreliable that you would value every moment online that you could get, because those moments would be rare. You have your own firewall, don't you? Without it, your network would last 5 minutes, and you know it. The reality of the world is that there are people who are evil, and as such, you can't trust everyone.