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I am a software engineer for Palomino Labs


Feb
15
comment Best practices for keeping UNIX packages up to date?
I like to have the minimum of auto-updated packages and the important ones are the security updates. For this reason, I add the following to the cron-apt config file: OPTIONS="-o Dir::Etc::SourceList=/etc/apt/security.sources.list" and then make /etc/apt/security.sources.list have just the Debian security repositories enabled. That way, I get all the security updates automatically installed in a timely manner (each night) and I can do other, riskier upgrades that might break things by hand.
Jun
9
comment Is there a way to push shell config information when SSHing to a host?
Oh, I'm totally with you on the grumbling!
Nov
10
comment Ubuntu : Need to do file operations without root permissions
Definitely—file permissions on things that are allowed sudo access are paramount.
Nov
9
comment What utilities could I use to create/manage the Intel SRCU31L RAID volumes in Debian Linux?
LVM provides some benefits, but not the data security of RAID.
Dec
3
comment How the heck is http://to./ a valid domain name?
The trailing dot tells the web browser to not-add .com. If you just put http://to, your browser changes that to http://www.to.com, but if you use http://to. then the web browser changes that to http://www.to
Sep
6
comment ssh session idle timeout
If you want this functionality outside of screen(1), check out Spinner
Aug
16
comment how to check if a library is installed?
I find dpkg -s limited in utility, because it wants the actual package name, which may differ subtly or significantly from the library itself. I use dpkg -s|grep LIBRARY
Aug
13
comment What is ECC ram and why is it better?
Is there any evidence that ECC memory is necessary or beneficial to use? The benefits and mechanism of action are easy to understand, but I've never heard evidence to justify its use.
Aug
5
comment Where to purchase quality network cable?
Monoprice almost always has the best prices on all cable & adapters.
Jul
17
comment What *nix based command can I use to find my external IP?
Wonderful simplicity.
Jul
17
comment What *nix based command can I use to find my external IP?
Doesn't work on my MacOS 10.5, Ubuntu 8.04, or Ubuntu 9.04.
May
27
comment What distributed shell utilities do people feel are good, flexible, and easy to use?
Definitely check out Capistrano; odds are it will fulfill your needs
May
9
comment Error connecting to server through ssh
This question has been duped: serverfault.com/questions/6233/…
May
9
comment How to remove strict RSA key checking in SSH and what's the problem here?
This dupes earlier question: serverfault.com/questions/2988/…
May
9
comment Are RSA keys needed for LAN only setups?
Seconded. Take the few minutes to setup SSH keys and you'll love live even more. pkeck.myweb.uga.edu/ssh
May
1
comment What's the best file system to use for a new /home partition
Same. While ReiserFS can offer some minor performance benefits and a modicum of space saving for small files, ext3 does nearly as well and is universally supported.
May
1
comment How to Find a file in FreeBSD
If you find yourself doing find / or on any large tree more than once a week, then running the locate service is probably worthwhile, because locate(1) is so much faster.