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In the real world I'm a software engineer, part-time musician and general hobbyist. I wrote my first computer program in 1988 and sparked a life-long interest in computer science. I work with a variety of languages, but am most comfortable with C and C++.


Apr
3
awarded  Tumbleweed
Mar
26
asked cfdisk hangs while writing table to USB disk - cannot kill
Mar
12
answered When does `cron.daily` run?
Jan
9
revised SSH proxy and remote port?
Tidied formatting a little. Wasn't much to work with.
Jan
9
suggested suggested edit on SSH proxy and remote port?
Jan
7
awarded  Teacher
Jan
7
answered root partition is full when trying to open big files
Jan
7
revised what does “eth0: link up” mean? /var/log/messages
formatting
Jan
7
comment Environment Setup
You may want to try posting this on stackoverflow.
Jan
7
suggested suggested edit on what does “eth0: link up” mean? /var/log/messages
Jan
6
comment Preventing brute force attacks against ssh?
This solution is not so good if, like me, you are serving Subversion via ssh. A single SVN query can make a great number of connections in quick succession. If providing that service, you could either use a second sshd service on another port, or whitelist known IPs. I am thinking of using fail2ban or sshdfilter to catch obvious attacks the first time around, without punishing my legitimate users.
Dec
18
awarded  Supporter
Dec
10
comment Device cannot be added on software-raid-1 array on Ubuntu 12.04
Hmmm, after reading your question again I'm not sure I advised you correctly. I assumed that you had created an array using your system disk and then saying the spare disk is missing, so that when you then added the spare it would rebuild the array onto that disk. If you have reasons for doing it the other way around, that's cool. I just logically expected that if you have a single disk in an array, then it would use that disk as the 'master' and then mirror it to any new disk that is added.
Dec
10
awarded  Editor
Dec
10
revised Device cannot be added on software-raid-1 array on Ubuntu 12.04
added 460 characters in body
Dec
10
answered Device cannot be added on software-raid-1 array on Ubuntu 12.04