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You can reach me at frerich(DOT)raabe(AT)googlemail(DOT)com.


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comment (How) do you run “functional” tests on your services automatically?
Accepting this, since this is actually what I went for.
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accepted (How) do you run “functional” tests on your services automatically?
Feb
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comment (How) do you run “functional” tests on your services automatically?
+1: This is really neat, I was using netcat so far, didn't occur to me to use expect for this. :-)
Feb
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comment (How) do you run “functional” tests on your services automatically?
+1: Indeed, I think Nagios would work quite well. The downside is that Nagios has to be aware of the server in the first place, which is not the case with 'testing setups' running in a VM.
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asked (How) do you run “functional” tests on your services automatically?
Oct
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comment Should backups be owned by root:backup?
Sorry, my question was imprecise: the backups of e.g. imap are already just backups of (in this case) the Maildir directories, which all belong to vmail:vmail on the imap host anyway. Keeping the permissions means that we copy the uid/gid which may or may not be the same when the system is restored. I'm rather interested in the permissions on the backup server itself, i.e. should all backups get owned by one user or not?
Oct
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comment Should backups be owned by root:backup?
@nickgrim: It's not as bad as it sounds: for instance, the imap host only contains the IMAP server. We only back the /home/vmail directory (beneath which the Maildirs of our users live), all all data in there is already owned by vmail:vmail. Of course we wouldn't just force the same permissions on all files on a complete system. ;-) However, what I was trying to get at is: what permissions should we use on the backup server.
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comment Should backups be owned by root:backup?
@nickgrim: We just force the permissions using chown -R and chmod -R right now, i.e. whatever permission/ownership is backed up, it's not used.
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asked Should backups be owned by root:backup?
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comment How can I make an alias expand to a list of recipients returned by a command?
@arved: Hello there, long time no see :-) I'll have a look at the sendmail answer and see whether it applies to exim as well.
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revised snmp trap using disman-event mib related issue
Improved formatting, fixed some grammar issues.
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suggested approved edit on snmp trap using disman-event mib related issue
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asked How can I make an alias expand to a list of recipients returned by a command?
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accepted Does kern.hz still have any relevance in FreeBSD if “dynamic tick mode” is enabled?
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comment How do you avoid that server documentation gets out of sync with the actual setup?
Interesting, etckeeper sounds useful for avoiding that tiny tweaks don't get forgotten.