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FreeBSD, enterprise open source stuff, network and system security. I'm by no means an expert software developer, but I've been using PHP since 1995 and can find the bathroom on my own. Bourne shell and awk since the 1980s. My Telebit Worldblazer and serial breakout box are still in good working order. :/


Aug
16
comment Video card does not work in server
Ah, CUDA seems reasonable. Still, I'd probably want to dedicate hardware to that sort of thing, rather than loading it on to server that already has other responsibilities. Many eggs, one basket. I don't buy the RemoteFX argument though.
Aug
16
comment Video card does not work in server
It's a server? Then you probably don't want to install a dual-DVI+HDMI card in it. Put that card in your workstation. The server shouldn't even have a GUI installed.
Aug
16
answered Is it necessary to have RAID in a virtual machine?
Jun
27
comment Does ZFS replace the need for hardware/software RAID?
@TomTom - also depends on how much RAM is in the system. ZFS is pretty memory hungry. Also be wary of heat if you have 72 disks in a 4U chassis.
Jun
3
comment What are DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) and The SPF (Sender Policy Framework)?
Which of the various Google hits did you read? What was confusing about them?
Jun
2
awarded  Excavator
Jun
2
awarded  Editor
Jun
2
revised ssh + tinyproxy: poor performance
spacing error lines for easier reading
Jun
2
awarded  Commentator
Jun
2
comment ssh + tinyproxy: poor performance
+1 - SOCKS is a generally a better idea than using an HTTP proxy. Of course, if Paul really wants to log his traffic, SOCKS may not be appropriate...
Jun
2
suggested suggested edit on ssh + tinyproxy: poor performance
May
31
answered Pound + HAProxy or Stunnel + HAProxy
May
28
comment FreeBSD jails access
hari, VNC inside SSH is really easy, but depends on your client. If you're using a command-line vncviewer command (I recommend ssvncviewer from ports/net/ssvnc) you can use the -via option, which is well documented on the man page.
May
26
comment FreeBSD jails access
You're aware that running a vnc server also means running an X stack, right? Do you really want to run the X-windows system in a jail? If so, I suggest you provide the SSH access on your jail server, then use SSH tunnels to get access to VNC. VNC is not a secure protocol (its passwords are in cleartext), so forcing its traffic through an SSH tunnel will provide better security.
May
26
answered FreeBSD jails access
May
18
comment Manage DNS outage
Actually, "just live with outages" is not an acceptable solution, and the recommendation from RFC 2181 is for geographic diversity of DNS servers specifically to address this concern. It's absolutely true that any provider may experience an outage. It's not so likely that all of them will experience an outage at the same time. Or at least, if they do, then we all probably have other problems to deal with. :) So @Craig - use your ZoneEdit credits. But use something else in addition to ZoneEdit.
May
18
answered Manage DNS outage
May
18
comment Support for virtual IPMI in a VM?
It would definitely depend on the virtualization environment you're using. A partitioning system like FreeBSD's "jails" or Solaris Zones/Containers or Linux vserver would not allow something like this to occur because they don't provide hardware virtualization, but a commercial product like VMWare might. Ask your vendor, perhaps?
Apr
23
comment Shutdown script
What have you tried?
Mar
9
answered SSH through multiple hosts using ProxyCommand?