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Freelance software developer living in the UK.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
12
awarded  Commentator
Apr
12
comment Headless Ubuntu server machine sometimes stuck at GRUB menu
This has just saved my bacon - my server's been sat at the grub menu on every reboot for a week - had no idea what was wrong and had tried everything. This and the tip in the question did it. Thanks so much.
Feb
23
comment Hot swapping a dead drive with hardware raid on linux
Thanks for this. In fact it added the drive and started building automatically.
Feb
23
accepted Hot swapping a dead drive with hardware raid on linux
Feb
23
asked Hot swapping a dead drive with hardware raid on linux
Oct
18
comment Upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS to 8.04 LTS or do a fresh installation?
Just as a follow up, we're buying a new server and running it in parallel. This will allow us to migrate services/data bit by bit. So no need to do a scary upgrade now.
Aug
14
answered How to add valid A record to tinydns for subdomain
Aug
12
awarded  Editor
Aug
12
revised Are spurious TCP connections on port 53 a problem?
changed "tripwire" to "logcheck"
Aug
12
comment Are spurious TCP connections on port 53 a problem?
As far as I know my DNS is not sending large packets - although I'd love to be able to test it to be sure. The thing is, I've been DENYing these requests all along - with no known problems - all I'm proposing doing now is changing that DENY to an iptables rule that drops the packet.
Aug
11
comment Are spurious TCP connections on port 53 a problem?
I already have dnscache listening on localhost only as a caching DNS server. I have tinydns and axfrdns listening on the public interface as I publish DNS for the domains on that machine and I need to allow zone transfers.
Aug
11
comment Are spurious TCP connections on port 53 a problem?
Thanks for this. I will use iptables to lock it down to the hosts that act as secondaries (don't know why I didn't think of that before!).
Aug
11
accepted Are spurious TCP connections on port 53 a problem?
Aug
11
asked Are spurious TCP connections on port 53 a problem?
Jul
27
comment Using rsync as a queue
Thanks for this, you've set me on the right path.
Jul
27
comment Using rsync as a queue
Thanks, the idea of splitting it up has given me some food for thought.
Jul
27
accepted Using rsync as a queue
Jul
25
asked Using rsync as a queue
Aug
10
awarded  Scholar