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bio website grumpybozo.tumblr.com
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I'm probably not the Bill Cole you're thinking of. I'm the other one you never heard of or only remember when reminded. There are a LOT of Bill Cole's in the US... I used to be Bill Stewart-Cole, but keeping that name would have been very weird. No other Bill Cole can say that. Well, not honestly.

Sysadmin, semi-retired anti-spam activist, Mac and Unix Bigot, incident forensics savant. Former St. Louisan occasionally known there as "Dr. Bill" for obscure reasons, Detroiter since '98. Veteran of CDI (for DaimlerChrysler) MAPS (when it was Vixie's hobby) gedas (for VWoA) and T-Systems (also for VWoA, mostly). Currently happily working from home for a globally dispersed security-focused provider of IT infrastructure facilities and services.

I only use Microsoft-ware when paid to do so. The only machine I've ever owned which has ever booted into a Microsoft OS was my BootCamped MacBook.


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comment If you have a *.domain.com CNAME record, does that have less of a priority than a blog.domain.com?
No, that question's answers do NOT answer this question. A CNAME record is not simply an alternative to an A record with the same IP address as a result, it is a name substitution. Using a CNAME where an additional A record can be used (i.e. where you control the canonical name and it has 1 long-term A record) should be avoided because the CNAME cannot co-exist with other record types for the same name, a fact that can have undesirable side-effects.
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answered Why do ethernet cables have 8 wires?
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comment Can a working Tomcat 6 webapp be turned into a usable .war file?
Worked like a dream. Dropped the .war in the webapps directory on a new system and Tomcat unpacked it without complaint.
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accepted Can a working Tomcat 6 webapp be turned into a usable .war file?
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comment Can a working Tomcat 6 webapp be turned into a usable .war file?
Also: I'm still standing up the new host so I can't say "this worked," but it is very helpful to know that a warfile (warball?) is a jarfile of the webapp with no top-level directory.
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comment Can a working Tomcat 6 webapp be turned into a usable .war file?
I assume that backslash needs to be a slash, as it's very much not Windows.
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asked Can a working Tomcat 6 webapp be turned into a usable .war file?
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answered OpenNebula: [HostPoolInfo] User couldn't be authenticated, aborting call
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