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answered glibc conundrum - how to undo partial upgrade?
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revised glibc conundrum - how to undo partial upgrade?
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asked glibc conundrum - how to undo partial upgrade?
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comment hosted servers: multiple providers?
In this case, I don't need to mirror environments in that precise a manner; these are internal tools for data analysis, not busy web servers where the details can make or break the user experience. But, thank you for the advice from that perspective.
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accepted hosted servers: multiple providers?
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comment hosted servers: multiple providers?
Hi there - well, I really was asking about the general case, because if there's never any benefit to splitting across providers, then there's definitely no benefit in my particular case, so I think your original answer covered that well. Thank you!
Oct
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comment hosted servers: multiple providers?
For these purposes, we're actually just looking for a second machine to separate out production vs. dev usage -- more space for production team to run the application, and isolation so developers can test software upgrades without any chance of impacting production. The addition of a second machine was just an opportunity to examine the question of where these servers should live.
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asked hosted servers: multiple providers?
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comment Can Ubuntu Desktop “become” Ubuntu Server?
@thomasrutter: At the time of writing, this answer was correct. Morever, there are some of us still running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (supported until 2015) where there are desktop & server versions of the kernel with tuning differences in interrupt handling and process fairness. See for example: linuxjournal.com/content/kernel-any-other-name
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comment shouldn't /etc/hosts.deny be intercepting this before it hits ssh logs?
Hi! Added requested log detail in question above, and this may be the big clue. If sshd isn't sure about the IP->name lookup, then it errs on the side of caution & doesn't act?
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revised shouldn't /etc/hosts.deny be intercepting this before it hits ssh logs?
adding requested detail
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comment shouldn't /etc/hosts.deny be intercepting this before it hits ssh logs?
James, any advice you can offer is appreciated! It surprised me as well -- I hadn't checked the code, but had the same thought that user-checking would be mean that the connection process had gone further than I'd expected.
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comment shouldn't /etc/hosts.deny be intercepting this before it hits ssh logs?
Now, the results of my self-banning experiment have showed up in the logs today, and they're in a different category than the .com.cn rejects. They're nicely explicit: "Refused incoming connections:", instead of "Failed logins from" or "Illegal users from". ... are you sure the .com.cn ban is working?
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accepted shouldn't /etc/hosts.deny be intercepting this before it hits ssh logs?
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comment shouldn't /etc/hosts.deny be intercepting this before it hits ssh logs?
OK, that sounds just fine. The way it was logging the (attempted) user info instead of just the banned domain made it seem like it was just falling through to normal ssh user authentication & rejection, but it's working, I'm happy. Thanks!