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Feb
11
answered Why would a university block incoming UDP traffic with destination port 53?
Jan
19
comment Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?
It is rare that someone will pull the plug on a hung system (unless it is trashing the disk) quickly enough to not allow disks of any type to flush their caches. And in that case, conventional HDDs with enabled caches can produce the same mess, albeit with less chance of bricking but still with a significant chance of data corruption - Reiserfs, early NTFS, they tended to end up shot from that because they handled journal data being written for an activity that didn't actually happen (or vice versa, both likely with out of order cache flushing) VERY badly.
Jan
18
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Jan
18
reviewed Approve Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?
Jan
18
comment Supermicro X8DAH+-F will not power on
Also, does the manual say anything about 2Rx4 memory being supported or not?
Jan
18
answered Redirect port 443 to port 80 at a firewall?
Jan
18
comment Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?
The question can easily be (mis?)understood for "can a non-enterprise 7.2k disk, or one designated for single-drive enterprise use, be used in the application?". And "safely" would usually imply addressing risks of data loss or failure related downtime.
Jan
18
answered Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?
Nov
10
comment Xvfb crashes and my server reboots
Check with your provider whether a watchdog has been installed on these machines.
Nov
10
comment Xvfb crashes and my server reboots
Do you have another server/vm available at the same site, so you could set up remote logging to preserve the logs? Can you monitor memory/CPU usage (eg by calling free -m and uptime and appending the results to a file after every invocation of that command line)?
Nov
10
comment Xvfb crashes and my server reboots
I assume "the server" that "crashes" is the OpenVZ container mentioned, not either the physical server underneath, or xvfb (which, in X diction, would also be called a "server")?
Nov
6
answered Rsync size is difference from source to destination
May
7
comment Prevent users from changing the system time on windows
You could check how the commands "w32tm", "date" and "time" actually behave ... I assume your other accounts do not have admin access via UAC?
May
5
answered OpenBSD/FreeBSD Firewall w/ GUI that is compatible with Intel 82574L Gigabit LAN NICs
May
5
comment SSL Working on 8888 but not 443
Will listening on 0.0.0.0:443 (forcing ipv4 only) help?
May
5
answered Getting Error: “No space left on device” for a particular filename
May
5
comment 500 Internal Server Error on Wordpress - BUT WORKS from a different country
Have you checked that DNS resolves the hostnames involved to what you THINK it resolves them to? Stale DNS caches can play nasty tricks on you...
May
5
answered How to make redundant load balancers?
May
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