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Just someone who comfortably returned to a high entropy density environment (aka SME) after a few years of Web 2.0 ...


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Apr
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comment Local display using Xming-Putty
is there actually an "xauth" binary on the local machine?
Apr
4
comment Local display using Xming-Putty
try xhost +localhost, temporarily.
Apr
4
comment IPX/SPX on Windows Server 2008 R2?
What kind of database service is being run on that box anyway?
Apr
4
comment Something is burning in the server room; how can I quickly identify what it is?
Thermal cameras go for under a grand nowadays, and if you are running a big server room they are a tool well worth to have.
Apr
4
comment Stopping memcached: [FAILED]. Why?
Inelegance is not the question there... but expiring all of a cache at one point in time is a good way to stampede the application under heavy load.
Apr
3
answered ESXi 4.0.0 with ASUS M5A78L-M LX Motherboard isn't seeing the onboard NIC
Mar
28
comment How Serviceable are Tape Drives?
One very nasty failure mode with some tape technologies is that drives can fail in a way that they can still read and write a tape fine ... which no other drive can read anymore.
Mar
28
answered Moving system from ESXi to Hyper-V
Mar
27
comment Server hacked - help needed
In case a system that had been compromised really needs to go on again as it is after cleanup: Do not "cleanly" uninstall the exploit/rootkit, but sabotage it as good as you can (eg make sure things it relies on no longer work as expected, set immutable attributes on files you know it will have to change and lcap away the key, firewall/blackhole the SMTP traffic in any underhanded way you can think of ...) ...
Mar
27
comment Server hacked - help needed
OK, my take on the Nuke from Orbit issue: The only alternative is what you could probably aptly call Orbit from Nuke. Get an exact (rsync -vac or dd) copy of the compromised servers filesystem made while a trusted rescue system is booted. Diff with a known good similar system or backup, maybe installing known good same versions of software into comparison system to compare, and analyse differences until every difference is accounted for. Do not take anything online again until reasons for compromise are found and eliminated.
Mar
27
comment Server hacked - help needed
Have you checked for the currently popular libkeyutils.so.1.9 (google it) issue?
Mar
25
answered Nagios: check local interface statistics
Mar
25
comment Google Chrome Language Translate
Chrome uses heuristics to determine language if no indication is given, you sometimes get hilarious effects like a page containing randomly generated passwords being taken for welsh...
Mar
21
comment Dell Poweredge R410 replace PERC S100 with PERC 6i
From the looks of it you will need an SFF8484 to SFF8087 forward breakout cable.
Mar
20
comment can't upgrade libc6
ok, in this case the next thing to do is find a creative way to copy the file back in place. What happens if you export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/where/you/moved/libc.so.6 ?
Mar
20
answered MySQL error no. 1045
Mar
19
comment automysqlbackup - dumped files permissions
I would advise you dpkg-divert, or do not modify /usr/sbin/automysqlbackup itself but a copy instead which you wire up into cron instead of the distribution binary. Otherwise, a package update will wreck your changes since /usr/sbin/automysqlbackup is not marked as a conffile.
Mar
18
comment Protect a directory via .htaccess which is located out of main directory
I admit to have read "htaccess like protection" into "via .htaccess" ... the usual mod_auth directives (including using a .htpasswd file) will work in Locations.