Skippy le Grand Gourou

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Aug
3
answered Bash Loop - How to stop the loop when I press Control-C inside a command?
May
19
comment very slow connection to ssh server from client (but not other servers)
Connecting to the IP won't rule out reverse DNS lookup. Check this solution (or this one) for DNS issues. If it doesn't help, see other suggestions.
Jan
27
revised How to download with wget without following links with parameters
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Jan
25
answered How to download with wget without following links with parameters
Jan
10
answered When does /tmp get cleared?
Oct
29
comment Fastest, surest way to erase a hard drive?
@Bart : using /dev/urandom is waaay slower than /dev/zero. Depending on the level of confidentiality required, I'd rather make several passes alterning between /dev/zero and /dev/one or /dev/zero-one equivalents (with \377, then replacing the \377 by \001, etc.). Not as secure as seven passes of /dev/urandom of course, but it should give some hard time to the guy willing to dig into it.
Oct
26
awarded  Supporter
Oct
4
awarded  Editor
Oct
4
revised FTP port closed for vsftpd service
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Oct
4
suggested suggested edit on FTP port closed for vsftpd service
Oct
4
answered FTP port closed for vsftpd service
Jul
22
awarded  Teacher
Jul
22
answered How can I monitor hard disk load on linux
Jun
19
answered How to change the password of a (vsftpd) FTP account when 'passwd' isnt working
Dec
10
comment Force unmount of a partition shared through NFS but not used
Better late than never : nfs-kernel-server not existing in the server (Scientific Linux 4.5 Beryllium), I used directly exportfs -r, which did not seem to break the system. Afterwards I was able to unmount the partitions correctly and to proceed with writing the partition table – though showmount -e still shows the old layout. Thanks.
Dec
10
awarded  Scholar
Dec
10
accepted Force unmount of a partition shared through NFS but not used
Nov
7
comment Force unmount of a partition shared through NFS but not used
I'm quite reassured by your answer concerning NFS. This is probably the way to go indeed.
Nov
7
comment Force unmount of a partition shared through NFS but not used
It's not that I don't trust what I read (though it depends of course on where I read it). It's rather that I want to be sure I understand what I read, especially when dealing with such sensitive things (and especially when not following this advice has just lead me to trouble, as you've seen with umount -l — though then it was supposed to be only an old unused backup drive so in principle it would have been harmless to just wipe everything out from it or to break its filesystem).
Nov
7
awarded  Student