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A system administrator by trade, living in a land Down Under with knowledge of network administration gleaned from years of working with niche market ISP's.


Aug
26
comment Webhost similar to Dropbox with PHP Support?
This is probably a better fit for serverfault. Maybe you are asking the wrong question and might be better off asking "How can I get dropbox like functionality" on a web provider. There are a number of avenues worth exploring including "Homecloud" and Using an SSHFS or FTP fS (where the files appear on your computer as a shared drive, but the sharing is done using the ssh or ftp protocol).
Aug
6
comment Unable to mount '/dev/sda'
I think the answer is correct (so upvoted), but the wording is I feel a bit harsh (particularly as there are rare instances where you would mount /dev/sda) and arguably misleading. Although it is wrong to do mount /dev/sda /mnt here it simply won't work - it will not harm the disk or screw anything up.
Aug
5
comment What will be the ill effects of turning off and on server daily
@TomTom Where exactly do we disagree ? Also, The OP was not worried about the H/D - he wanted to know about RAM, Motherboard.
Aug
5
answered Is it possible to mimic the client of a https web service
Aug
3
comment How to prevent hotlinking for subdirectories only?
<Directory> matches "the named directory, sub-directories of that directory, and the files within the respective directories." (See httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#directory) - ie Files are also matched.
Aug
3
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Aug
3
comment How to prevent hotlinking for subdirectories only?
I don't think you need Directory "/var/www/store/*" and "Directory "/var/www/store/" - you can simply have "Directory "/var/www/store/" and add the SetEnv and require env stuff in that virtualhost along with the DirectoryIndex parameter if that is needed.
Aug
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to prevent hotlinking for subdirectories only?
Aug
3
answered Linux console login with screwed up home permissions
Aug
3
comment Linux console login with screwed up home permissions
this won't work as he hasnt lost his access, he cant log in after the password has been accepted.
Aug
3
answered Get domains accessed through a specific port
Aug
3
answered How to prevent hotlinking for subdirectories only?
Jul
29
comment Why is mail going to an old mailserver after I changed the MX records?
It looks like you can download something similar for Windows - see danesparza.net/2011/05/using-the-dig-dns-tool-on-windows-7 - Ideally you will want to do this from a connection that the ISP uses - as they may refuse connections from elsewhere - although in theory this should not matter if they are answering authoratively. Also, you will want to check ALL their nameservers. Note that if you do a dig @XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX domain.name soa the number which appears to the right of the domain name in the answer is the number of seconds before the domain name cache will timeout.
Jul
29
comment Why is mail going to an old mailserver after I changed the MX records?
If the problem is caching there is (practically) nothing you can do about it - it will fix itself once the cache expires. It would be surprising if caching is longer then a week. If its DNS poisoning you would need to find the nameservers being used (ie the old nameservers) and direct a query at them to see the response. In Linux you can do this with the command dig @XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX domain.name MX (where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is their nameserver IP, and the request checks the MX record). ...cont
Jul
28
answered Why is mail going to an old mailserver after I changed the MX records?
Jul
28
comment Strange Entry in Access Log of Apache
As per @faker - there is nothing obviously sinister here. Your server is not being used as a proxy. Possibly someone doing some kind of migration. This is not really a question for serverfault.
Jul
25
answered SSH using publickey not working on debian (Permission denied (publickey,password).) with clean /var/log/auth.log
Jul
21
answered How to rate limit outgoing SMTP connections for Postfix
Jul
18
comment locking up a linux box on a foreign network
This doesn't work as the user can simply boot from a USB key or take the drives out and pull the data. You need to ensure the data is stored encrypted as well.
Jul
18
answered locking up a linux box on a foreign network