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I am currently employed as an IT security consultant. I frequently code in my spare time and have been deeply involved in computing for as long as I can remember (my earliest memories are navigating my full 4 GB hard drive on Windows 95 and thinking, what is all this junk occupying C:\windows\ and taking up room for all my games? Delete!).

I'd like to share my tips and tricks and anything else I've picked up over the years with the StackExchange community, so I look forward to helping!


Aug
22
asked Setting up VMWare ESXi 5 with a single physical NIC
Aug
8
awarded  Cleanup
Aug
8
revised FreeBSD undo uppercase characters in username
I appreciate FreeNAS is only based on FreeBSD but the answer here works on both platforms
Aug
8
revised FreeBSD undo uppercase characters in username
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Aug
8
revised FreeBSD undo uppercase characters in username
rolled back to a previous revision
Aug
7
comment FreeBSD undo uppercase characters in username
And what a beautiful edit it was. Cheers.
Aug
7
accepted FreeBSD undo uppercase characters in username
Aug
7
comment FreeBSD undo uppercase characters in username
vipw did the job for the user, but I had to change the case in /etc/group too.
Aug
7
asked FreeBSD undo uppercase characters in username
Jul
6
comment how to disable SSH login with password for some users?
It's so much stronger it's not in the same ball-park, that was my point. Password authentication should be disabled for root too and keys only allowed for logins.
Jul
5
comment how to disable SSH login with password for some users?
@ceejayoz In the context of SSH, I'd suggest that's what a key-based login is for. Usually root login is unavoidable for admins who don't have physical access to their servers, very common in smaller scale web applications.
Jun
27
comment VMWare hypervisor with only 1 network card?
I am curious as to why they have specified you need two, if it's clearly possible to operate without it... does it involve any trickery with configuration to achieve?
Jun
2
accepted Inter-site linking with a WAN cluster infrastructure
Jun
2
comment Inter-site linking with a WAN cluster infrastructure
Thanks, n2n is interesting but we do not feel it is tested enough for a production solution. We are in a situation to setup a firewall-based VPN tunnel which I think you'll agree is preferable.
May
28
awarded  Promoter
Feb
27
awarded  Tumbleweed
Feb
20
comment I just removed a folder in /tmp/ and now apache/mysql is bugged. What just happened?
OVH puts the / on a different partition to /home. You could just move the database files to a new dir on that partition, e.g. /home/mysql. You aren't going to be able to repartition it very easily without KVM.
Feb
20
comment I just removed a folder in /tmp/ and now apache/mysql is bugged. What just happened?
sudo mkdir -p /var/run/mysqld/ && sudo chown mysql:mysql /var/run/mysqld
Feb
20
comment I just removed a folder in /tmp/ and now apache/mysql is bugged. What just happened?
Why did you just blindly remove a file without thinking what it does? Check your shell history (probably ~/.bash_history
Feb
20
comment I just removed a folder in /tmp/ and now apache/mysql is bugged. What just happened?
If it really was just a file in the /tmp folder, as long as these services were following the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, simply restarting these services should resolve any issues...