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Done with my Theoretical Computer Science PhD. Now I have a "real job"...


Feb
7
comment Partitioning & RAID recommendation for a server with 3 disks
Added an explanation about our server failure constraints. Now, is there a benefit to having a /boot on each disk, other than symmetry? And should I RAID0 the boot partitions, or use LVM on them directly, or just have 3 separate partitions and only use one?
Feb
7
comment Partitioning & RAID recommendation for a server with 3 disks
And you would suggest this even though for some of my data/files I don't need fault tolerance?
Feb
7
comment Partitioning & RAID recommendation for a server with 3 disks
@longneck: Ah, yes, sorry. Fixed.
Feb
6
comment Partitioning & RAID recommendation for a server with 3 disks
Should I avoid filling up the volume group with logical volumes, or avoid filling the RAIDed area with the (single) volume group? Or both?
Dec
16
comment make dnsmasq ignore specific entries in /etc/hosts
I guess I can do that, although it simply means duplicating all-but-one-line of /etc/hosts... hmm.
Dec
16
comment make dnsmasq ignore specific entries in /etc/hosts
Setting up and configuring bind, as well as a separate DHCP server, and having the DHCP server and bind communicate, and synchronizing things with /etc/hosts, does not sound like a better solution. Is it more elegant? I dunno.
Nov
20
comment Why is there no (Debian) init.d script for usbipd? Should I write my own?
@MichaelHampton: 1. Do other distributions have an init script for it? 2. I can't believe that's the reason. If I install a telnet server, won't I get an init script for it?
Nov
1
comment Simple, centralized user management on a small LAN - NIS or LDAP?
@MichaelHampton: Why would I need to dedicate a server to this? Other than to have a RedHat-flavor distro?
Nov
1
comment Simple, centralized user management on a small LAN - NIS or LDAP?
@MichaelHampton: I am certainly not going to waste 512MB of RAM for a tiny daemon which runs occasionally doing very little. In fact, I'm not setting up VMs for anything on the server (which is in fact a relatively weak and old machine).
Nov
1
comment Simple, centralized user management on a small LAN - NIS or LDAP?
@Mike: The server's distro is not my choice, and I can't/don't want to use a dedicated server (or virtual server) for this.
Nov
1
comment Simple, centralized user management on a small LAN - NIS or LDAP?
From looking at the website, I'm worried it might be tied to RedHat'ish distributions (RHEL, CentOS, Fedora) distributions. Is this true?
Oct
22
comment SSH Tunnel as a Windows Service
@mfriedman: Would you still recommend copssh today? Their website says the free version is outdated.
Oct
21
comment dig succeeds, nslookup fails (with dnsmasq as the server)
Well, it turns out pinging actually works. I was running ping with a wrong setup before. The conundrum is still basically the same though.
Oct
21
comment dig succeeds, nslookup fails (with dnsmasq as the server)
@Iain: Yes it is, and yes they can. Updated question accordingly.
Oct
15
comment How to get machines to use a DNS without a fixed IP, which does not appear in the DHCP lease?
@Iain: Where did I say anything about organizational policies? Or about me configuring "their machines"? It seems like you're reading things into my question from your personal experience, and you're closing the question based this scenario you've constructed. I've read the on/off topic description and you're basically accusing me of misusing equipment.
Oct
14
comment How to get machines to use a DNS without a fixed IP, which does not appear in the DHCP lease?
@Iain: With all due respect, you're just trying to force your advice down my throat. I did not ask about doing it the standard and simple way, but about a problem I'm having, seeing how that way is effectively impossible. That does not make it off-topic, merely not to your liking.
Oct
14
comment How to get machines to use a DNS without a fixed IP, which does not appear in the DHCP lease?
I know DHCP only sends information with addresses. I'm thinking of using the protocol to get DHCP leases, with dummy addresses, and only take the DNS server name from the lease. Or, alternatively, to proxy the DHCP request then rewrite one of its field on return.
Oct
14
comment How to get machines to use a DNS without a fixed IP, which does not appear in the DHCP lease?
Can you please rephrase your answer? I'm not quite following. Anyway, mine is an IPv4-only question.
Oct
14
comment How to get machines to use a DNS without a fixed IP, which does not appear in the DHCP lease?
Iain, I appreciate the advice and I am certainly trying it. However, I need something which works now.
Oct
14
comment How to get machines to use a DNS without a fixed IP, which does not appear in the DHCP lease?
These people are in a different country and are effectively inaccessible to me. If I could speak to them I'd just get them to install a DNS server...