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Nov
27
comment Managing per-user rc.d init scripts
While yours is a nice less-known crontab feature, Michael Henry's answer gets the fact right, in that it was all about "delegate SysV init scripts to each user" : no rewrite is needed.
Dec
19
comment Automatic TCP connection slowering (shaping)
@syneticon-dj: I'm accepting your answer since it fits, Thx. Could you just update it with the comments for ease of read ?
Dec
19
comment Automatic TCP connection slowering (shaping)
@Alnitak: yes, the --connbytes iptables option fits the bill nicely. Thx
Dec
19
comment Automatic TCP connection slowering (shaping)
@Alnitak Do you refer to the --to and --from option of string iptables matching that are limited to the current packet ?
Dec
19
comment Automatic TCP connection slowering (shaping)
How would I automatically reclassify the TCP connection to another class after a certain amount of data was transfered ?
Dec
19
comment Automatic TCP connection slowering (shaping)
@DavidSchwartz thx. Updated the question. Sorry.
Dec
13
comment Send all outgoing mail to /dev/null
Removed solaris tag, as the question, and the solution isn't OS specific at all.
Nov
30
comment Can someone explain the “use-cases” for the default munin graphs?
For the "Why would I graph this? So far the value has always been near constant." part, remember that most information is usually only valuable in case of issues.
Dec
28
comment Restore DB2 database
Special care is needed for IDENTITY GENERATED ALWAYS columns as specified in this IBM article : ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/techarticle/0205pilaka/…
May
15
comment A space-efficient guest filesystem for grow-as-needed virtual disks?
Is it for the guest fs also ?
May
8
comment A space-efficient guest filesystem for grow-as-needed virtual disks?
I'm talking about the guest filesystem (as the title implied)
May
6
comment A space-efficient guest filesystem for grow-as-needed virtual disks?
the main purpose of the grow-as-needed is specifically to avoid this kind of space micro-management.
Nov
26
comment How can I recursively change the case of files and folders under bash
+1 for -print0 and its space-ridden filename handling.
Nov
25
comment How to remove the “installed manually” flag and revert to “automatically installed” with apt-get?
+1: I don't have the aptitude reflex yet, and it works. Thx.
Nov
17
comment MySQL “SELECT INTO OUTFILE” fails with CIFS-mounted volume
touch works the same with su -s /bin/bash mysql -
Nov
17
comment MySQL “SELECT INTO OUTFILE” fails with CIFS-mounted volume
Yes. Actually that's how I do it right now.
Nov
11
comment Freeing up memory (RAM) on Ubuntu 8.04 Server
@jpsilvashy: something like geektechnica.com/2009/07/how-to-install-htop-on-osx ?
Nov
11
comment Managing per-user rc.d init scripts
I do understand your point, but since I have very cooperative users, the paranoid route is a little overkill. I just don't want to give away root access (and actually they don't want it either).
Nov
10
comment Managing per-user rc.d init scripts
Actually I don't really need a job scheduler (I'm happy with cron for that), just an autoexec.bat-like fonctionality, but designed for users and not for the whole system.
Nov
10
comment How can I shut down (power off) cluster nodes during low load?
It seems that your post on SO got deleted...