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Clobbering memory at the end of a pointer...

Dec
8
comment Force a downsize of a vmdk disk
Please note that you should be able to do it even without Storage vMotion if you first shut down the VM. Also note that at least in ESX(i) 4.1 if using VMFS3 (not NFS) you must move the .vmdk between datastores formatted with different block sizes; if you move the VM between two datastores formatted with the same blocksize, the disk will not be shrunk.
Jun
7
comment Recommended DNS TTL
@dmourati: It's 2011. For the overwhelmingly vast majority of small (i.e., under 1000 or so zones) DNS servers and for any and all clients the additional CPU load and bandwidth requirements are absolutely negligible. Of course, if your DNS servers go down for more than 4 hours you're SOL, but if that's important and you can't provide reliable DNS service you have no business hosting your DNS service on such a rickety foundation in the first place...
Jun
9
comment Ubuntu Linux - multiple NICs, same LAN… ARP responses always go out a single NIC
@dblack: You forgot to add your answer :)
Jun
1
comment ubuntu does not use 100% ram
Are you perhaps referring to the expectation of full RAM utilization due to the disk cache? At any rate, this question does not belong on Server Fault.
May
27
comment While logged in as root whats the stupiest you've done accidently and how did you recover?
Thank you, mrdenny. Upvoted post.
May
27
comment While logged in as root whats the stupiest you've done accidently and how did you recover?
Yes it should. Reputation-generating polls are quite popular.
May
27
comment How to find out which httpd.conf apache is using at runtime
Bingo. Please note that the binary might be called apachectl for different distributions or operating systems. Also grep for HTTPD_ROOT - the value of HTTPD_ROOT prepended to SERVER_CONFIG_FILE will give you the full path to the config file.
May
22
comment Remote Desktopping from Windows to Linux
Upvoted. Incidentally, it works much better than VNC over faster links as well :)
May
19
comment Taskbar add-in on Windows XP - which process?
Sorry for the bad news...
May
17
comment What is the “standard” compile from code and install incantation?
Thanks! This should help brendanjerwin a lot.
May
17
comment What's the best way to explain storage issues to developers and other users
@Chris: Of course it always depends on the situation at hand, but I've found through (costly) experience that using Amazon S3 for baseline storage is not exactly cost effective. S3 is much better used to handle traffic peaks so that you don't have to invest in a system which can handle rare worst case scenarios - but if you start using it for day to day operations you might find that you're much better off paying capital cost...
May
16
comment Is windows XP 64-bit still available to purchase?
Thanks, Michael, edited post to outline that PAE for >4GB is only possible on 2003.
May
14
comment How do I configure SPF for multiple domains on a server? (also allowing gmail as a sender)
Thanks, Alnitak. I know. I was referring to bortzmeyer's example in particular, but I've seen a lot of people do that, and it's not a practice I'd recommend :)
May
13
comment Best system administrator accident
Yup, this should definitely be a community wiki. In the intent of the question, though, my favorite story is the 500 mile email one - ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail.html - although, obviously, that wasn't me.
May
13
comment mysql: set default charset to utf8
Thanks, wasn't familiar with that terminology :) Me called it like me seen it :)
May
13
comment ERROR 2006 (HY000) at line 149351: MySQL server has gone away
Glad to hear that - have fun.
May
12
comment ERROR 2006 (HY000) at line 149351: MySQL server has gone away
Any feedback? [15 chars required to comment]
May
10
comment filesystem for millions of small files
I've used ReiserFS for a long time. Actually, I'm still using it on an older Gentoo server I haven't gotten around to reinstalling yet. This installation is 4 years old this May. What I can tell you is that it has slowed down significantly. That phenomenon has taken place over time on all file systems using ReiserFS that are in active read+write usage on all machines which had such file systems, no exceptions - so if you want to use it over a prolonged period of time it's something to keep in mind. I've moved away from it, using XFS for big filesystems now.
May
9
comment How do I configure SPF for multiple domains on a server? (also allowing gmail as a sender)
Additionally, I would NOT use SPF record types. I recommend you stick with TXT. The SPF record type is only supported by BIND 9.4 and higher, per RFC you must also maintain replicas of the TXT records i.e. you must copypaste stuff (bad) and you must maintain them in sync (hard). The gain is nonexistent since TXT will be the primary SPF delivery mechanism for the foreseeable future, quoth openspf.org.
May
9
comment How do I configure SPF for multiple domains on a server? (also allowing gmail as a sender)
I have no idea why bortzmeyer included the www entries. They are entirely useless unless you actually send mail from @www.x.com which (apart from not being used much) looks plain weird and induces confusion in less than technically savvy people.