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Professional IT Squirrel Herder and advocate of hitting problems with sticks.


Oct
16
comment mdadm RAID6 to RAID60
Better yet, since we're rebuilding the FS from [more or less] the ground-up, now would be a good time to ditch RAID altogether and move to a next-gen filesystem like ZFS.
Oct
10
answered SPF record setup ip4 or include
Oct
10
comment Secure SSH access
non-standard port == obscurity != security
Oct
9
comment Secure postfix smtp from spammer
fail2ban.org
Oct
9
awarded  Yearling
Oct
9
revised OpenVPN route remote traffic depending of the subnet
formatting
Oct
9
suggested suggested edit on OpenVPN route remote traffic depending of the subnet
Oct
8
revised How to set up a desktop GUI with an Amazon EC2 instance?
formatting
Oct
8
comment How to set up a desktop GUI with an Amazon EC2 instance?
+1 for using a local VM. That said, yum repolist will tell you what repos you're subscribed to, you're probably just missing one that has the X11/gnome/kde packages you want.
Oct
8
suggested suggested edit on How to set up a desktop GUI with an Amazon EC2 instance?
Oct
8
answered Issues using knife bootstrap on FreeBSD 10
Oct
8
comment Http 1.1 protocol detected
You could consider it to be a vulnerability if it's found to be running on a server or port on which it shouldn't be. That said, most "security audit" companies I've dealt with are fully staffed by incompetent buffoons who've based their business on nmap scripts written by contractors.
Oct
7
answered Proper PTR record
Oct
3
comment nginx choosing wrong default site
Note: this behaviour was changed in 1.3.10 so that files are now included in sorted order rather than raw directory order. serverfault.com/a/361163/140324
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
11
comment Enterprise internal URL conventions
@EvanAnderson I propose a KickStarter to raise $185k for the application fee to register the .local gTLD and establish a permanent lesson on how to properly configure your environments.
Aug
27
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
31
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
11
comment Rotating DNS servers specified by DHCP
I wasn't able to track anything down on setting this via sysconfig, so I ended up just rolling it into a template in Chef and setting the nameservers via environment attributes.