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Jan
3
comment Can upstart handle symbolic links to config files?
Lame. Indeed symlinks are ignored without a manual call to reload config. Sigh. I prefer symlinks. Cleaner in my use-case. Oh well. I'll just copy the files in, like jerk.
Aug
14
comment How can I increase ssh security? Can I require both a key and password?
I also use the DenyHosts application to help lock out people who keep trying to get in, and failing. A nice little pro-active automated way of blacklisting people..
Mar
17
comment Google Apps e-mail being rejected from some domains
Insane, you block google mail? You must be missing a lot of legit mail?
Feb
20
comment bind mounting read-only using fstab?
Works for me too. Thanks a lot.
Jun
27
comment how to resolve all externally unresolved DNS queries?
@JdeBP Okay, cool, just thought I'd throw that out there. Just in case a simple answer like that had been overlooked. Thanks!
Jun
24
comment Unable to set up SSL support for Apache 2 on Debian
I think djangofan's correct here.. My Apache server's all have two different ssl certificate files, three in some cases, that must be referenced in the config.. The third applies when it's a for-real ssl cert, not a self-signed one..
Jun
24
comment Ubuntu server Logs to email want to keep formatting in email.. ( new lines where required, etc )
With respect to your weird formatting issue - maybe you need to manually declare what character encoding your input you're mailing uses...?
Jun
24
comment Unable to set up SSL support for Apache 2 on Debian
Looks fine at a glance. What error message do you get when you try to run with this config?
Jun
24
comment Ubuntu server (VM) with two interfaces. Can only pass traffic on one or the other interface at a time
This sounds like a problem I've had before. Never really figured it out, though I think in my case it was a hardware limitation. I think I solved it for me by adding a physical nic to the virtual host and using that for the VMs. What is your host platform? ESX?
Jun
24
comment How do I protect my company from my IT guy?
I agree. It's tough. I'd also try to get copies of backup data (and check there's really data backed up there). You can spin it as something to do with off-site storage. Or just be blatant and say it's for "risk management". I'd also suggest you provide a notebook that is clearly the property of the company and require that he put important passwords and notes in there. Physical notebooks have a way of not failing in the same ways.
Jun
24
comment Desktop machine tries to map network drive with the wrong credentials
Isn't there a built-in windows gui that you have to call up via "run" that'll let ya see all sorts of things that happen on startup? "msconfig" or something? Any one know what I'm thinking of? What is that thing called...? Silly brain.
Jun
24
comment Desktop machine tries to map network drive with the wrong credentials
@DanBig - aww, now, I think I kind of did.. I gave the command name "net", cause that's it. You're now just being unreasonably kind (this is a playful sarcastic tone) to our friend Chris, giving away more of the offensively overly hackish solution (that may not really even 'solve' the problem).
Jun
24
comment Debian server is reporting incorrect idle time
And of course, you've updated everything before posting? (apt-get update;apt-get upgrade;apt-get dist-upgrade) [no offence intended]
Jun
24
comment automatically start/stop ALL scheduled tasks remotely
I guess this could be done through remote registry edits. Though the concept continues to frighten me.
Jun
24
comment Desktop machine tries to map network drive with the wrong credentials
Not really a solution, but a hack could be that you try a batch script that's run on startup to map that drive for you. I think the "dos" command is "net" - you'll have to google if you want to even entertain this very hacky idea. Granted, I think you're best off to focus on finding where the undesired settings persist from, obviously. I'm thinking they must be listed somewhere in the registry?
Jun
24
comment Increase application performance on Amazon AWS
You'll probably need to add a bunch of pretty specific probes to find the exact metrics that are impacting you. As others have said below - 64bit apps will take up more memory to do the same thing as 32bit versions of the same app.. So, then unless you need high precision math, or the ability to scale up to >4GB of memory, 32bit would be good.
Jun
24
comment Increase application performance on Amazon AWS
I too recommend looking at perfmon carefully. Hopefully you won't need another VM, but at least that's totally an option. And on AWS, you can EASILY rig it so that the only machine allowed to connect to a given VM is something you specify..
Jun
24
comment ldapsearch against Active Directory fails authentication + search params wrong
I've battled out AD auth for web apps a few times.. Sounds like you're having to dig in a bit more than I've had to in the past.. Something that I have found helpful for understanding the AD/LDAP environment I've been dealing with, is this little windows app called "ldp" (support.microsoft.com/kb/224543). You may be past the point of things like that being helpful, but just in case, there you go.
Jun
24
comment Attempted access to web server
Once upon a time I had rules to detect quieries like this and respond with offensive ASCII pages or redirect to other rude things. Granted, that's not especially wise as it could provoke unwanted attention. I believe all you want to do here is keep watching your logs, keep your software packages updated & run backups regularly. That's about all you can do - ohh and write "secure" web applications, as best you can. No?
Jun
23
comment RSync over SSH - permission denied even though the user is in the root group
Maybe there's a write lock on that particular file. I don't think you can open a file with a write lock on it for anything until that write lock is closed.