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comment gpg not enough entropy!
Perfect, thank you! I was trying to add entropy manually by feeding things into /dev/random, but the kernel entropy level in /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail was just hovering around 50 bits and not moving. Running rngd immediately boosted it to 3000 bits. Perfect for a class of 10 people generating 4096-bit gpg keys at the same time. Thanks again!
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answered Squid won’t store my image
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revised How to install/change locale on Debian?
fix reference to file that doesn't exist, per my experimentation and other comments on this answer
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answered How to install/change locale on Debian?
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comment Securely wipe a headless remote linux server
This is not secure. The data is not wiped and undeletion is still possible. Better to dd over the disk instead.
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answered Centos 7 save iptables settings
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comment Centos 7 save iptables settings
That should be "yum install iptables-services"
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comment Why drop caches in Linux?
@Tonny "I left that place after 3 months and I swore NEVER to do that again" sounds like cargo-cult employer selection to me :)
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comment Why is this SSD drive failing with bad sectors, and was it predictable?
No sorry, there was no conclusive information about the reasons for failure, the manufacturer said to return the drive so I did. The system is built and currently has a few deployments in Zambia.
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answered How to make a Macintosh register a Hostname to the DHCP Server?
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comment Why is this SSD drive failing with bad sectors, and was it predictable?
Thanks Brian, I'm accepting this answer as I have no better ones. My experience with hard disks is that sectors can be reallocated and hence recovery is possible. You are right about the reasons for using SSDs. Dust proofing is a big issue for Zambia. The drives will not be written often, most of the content is static. Solid state electronics are less affected by heat and humidity than spinning rust. RAIDing hard disks had occurred to us, but we were hoping SSDs would be more reliable and thus save money. Perhaps we were wrong. And schools have very poor connectivity so glusterfs is out.
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accepted Why is this SSD drive failing with bad sectors, and was it predictable?