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comment OS X: Finder error -36 when using SMB shares on a Samba server bound to AD
Sorry, the workaround is server side
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answered Creating backup disk image of RAID 1 array (MDADM)
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comment Creating backup disk image of RAID 1 array (MDADM)
Because you're running gzip that should take care of the empty space, but along the same lines you'll also pick up any non-zero blocks that are on the disk but not part of your current filesystem (deleted files, remnants of previous filesystems etc). +1 for a comprehensive answer.
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comment How does a team of Systems Administrators share passwords securely?
We have a variation on this, where we have root passwords written down but locked in a safe that only the systems team have keys to open. Our root passwords themselves are 16 characters long and are generated in such a way to be next-to impossible to remember. Yes, there's some insecurity there, but if someone breaks into the safe, I suspect we have bigger problems.
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comment OS X: Finder error -36 when using SMB shares on a Samba server bound to AD
That's what I said in my last paragraph, +1 though as it is a workaround that works for most things.
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comment OS X: Finder error -36 when using SMB shares on a Samba server bound to AD
Alas, it certainly seems that way. Oh well, for nearly all of our use cases that's acceptable for now, a few things like Office break in unusual ways but we have workarounds for most things.
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answered Installing Samba 3.3 or 3.4 on Ubuntu 8.10
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comment Safely changing iptables firewall rules?
I do, but there is more than one way your script can die, maybe I'm just paranoid :)