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May
20
comment Script SCP without certificates or expect
We use HP-UX and, for user accounts, cannot use ssh-keys, the box is configured that way. The reasoning is that keys can be passed around .. (as if passwords couldn't) and would thus allow "anonymous" access. I disagree, but as the OP, I have to abide. Some 'security auditor' is being blamed (more likely misquoted)
Oct
20
comment Querying a LINUX DHCP server in C#
what 'flavor' of Linux/DHCP Server? Can you access the machine, possibly to write as script, grep a log etc?
Aug
28
comment small lan throughput test
thanks, I wish I'd known/realized that at the time ...
May
30
comment MySQL Locking Up
see serverfault.com/questions/135486/…
May
30
comment MySQL Locking Up
This is a typical DB-admin question. It will go (be moved) to serverfault.com , where these questions (and the people that know the answers) tend to be.
Apr
12
comment MySQL installation question
please reformat!
Apr
12
comment How to recover from failed Mysql schema update, with replication?
@OmerGertel: Well it's definitely not programming related , so I agree, should be on SF.
Feb
13
comment Password best practices
@Will M: thanks for the link. It is so easy to forget that some high-tech problems have a solution older than the bible!
Feb
5
comment Password Manager that allows syncing accross platforms
The latest edition of 1Password allows exporting an encrypted web page. I use this feature together with DropBox and the iPhone to make my password list visible/usable (DropBox) and editable (iPhone) from multiple locattions and systems.
Jan
11
comment shell pipe behavior with MySQLDump
several GB is not "large" .. the optimal approach taken depends very much on DB size, available CPU power (for compression and de-compression) bandwidth and transmission cost.
Oct
29
comment How can I edit/update hosts(etc/hosts) file using any programming language
by editing /etc/hosts you are not "creating" a domain. You would be adding a hostname/ip pair, that then allows the local system to access that machine using the hostname in stead of the IP address. ..But then, you propably knew that..
Oct
29
comment How can I edit/update hosts(etc/hosts) file using any programming language
@imrul: DONT RUN ANYTHING FROM A WEBSERVER WITH ADMIN RIGHTS ... calming down: seriously, this can/will allow a hacker to take over your system
Oct
29
comment Locking Desktop USB Ports
Which setting depends on the BIOS. Look for features that enable/disable usb boot and/or selecting boot drives at startup.
Oct
20
comment How to rescue oracle instance having oradata and admin?
sounds desperate .. desperate enough to give us more info - what happened, what should be there, what needs to happen - so we can try to help?
Oct
20
comment WGET can't resolve host
do you have a proxy setting in the environment .. my work machine did :-(
Oct
20
comment oracle 10g User id and password
please read serverfault.com/faq (the section on "reputation"). This site is meant to be win-win. You get your questions answered, the people answering the questions get you feedback (=votes, comments, accepts)
Oct
20
comment Ethics and Windows License Stickers
I edited my answer to show that I was talking about the ethics of installing, not the actual "do-ability".
Oct
19
comment Ethics and Windows License Stickers
The way I read the question, it was about ethics. I stated my opinion on the ethics, not on any "games" Microsoft feels they must play to prevent illegal copying. ymmd
Oct
19
comment Diskless login with Linux/OpenSolaris
+1 for the CF card! That venerable IDE drive sounds like it will brick in the most inconvenient moment.
Sep
14
comment Permission Denied for User with Sudo Privileges
are you sure you don't want to do a 'sudo vi /home/mike/test.txt' or is it a typo?