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Web application developer by day who has also dabbled in audio, video and image tools.


Dec
13
revised BIND - why duplicate nameserver entries (@ and *)?
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Dec
13
answered BIND - why duplicate nameserver entries (@ and *)?
Dec
13
suggested approved edit on BIND - why duplicate nameserver entries (@ and *)?
Dec
10
accepted In ufw is there any way to disable logging for a particular rule?
Dec
10
answered In ufw is there any way to disable logging for a particular rule?
Dec
10
comment Can Ubuntu Desktop “become” Ubuntu Server?
Note to anyone visiting this page: this answer is wrong. Firstly, it's easy to change kernels. Secondly, there are no longer separate kernels for server: linux-image-server is now just an alias for the generic kernel.
Dec
7
awarded  Tumbleweed
Dec
7
comment How to minimise SpamAssassin (spamd) memory use
From my observation and using the tool smem, it looks like spamassassin uses around 50 MB of RAM, and that if you fork it into multiple processes, almost all their memory is shared memory, so it'll still use around 50 MB of RAM total amongst all processes, even though ps reports each one having a RSS of 50 MB. YMMV.
Dec
4
comment Recommended DNS SOA record TTL default?
To clarify, the SOA Minimum TTL field stores the TTL value to be used to cache a negative request - a request made to the zone for some resource which doesn't exist. Their explanation is sort of true but fails to clarify it's only for negative responses. Secondly, the SOA Refresh is never used by normal DNS queries, it's only used in situations where you have secondary (slave) nameservers updating themselves from your primary (master) nameserver. So their explanation of that field is definitely untrue.
Dec
4
answered Why can't a domain's root be a CNAME?
Nov
30
asked In ufw is there any way to disable logging for a particular rule?
Nov
30
comment Why should one have a secondary DNS server?
I've read quite a few comments that indicate that many real-world DNS caching services (like those used by ISP) don't re-try using a second name server, they just fail if the first server doesn't respond. For example, this answer on serverfault. In which case, if you have two separate nameservers you need to make sure both are up, because either one being down can lead to downtime for the hosted domains. This does go against common practice and the RFCs, but seems concerning.
Nov
28
comment Should I use .htaccess in an Apache production/live environment?
Whether it is in the source code and whether the impact is significant enough to be measurable are different. As we're talking about read-only access, this should be entirely satisfiable from the system cache once it's read in the first time, shouldn't it? If so that would eliminate physical disk access. The rest is in-memory and not very strenuous.
Nov
27
accepted For Australian audiences, would an uncached .com.au domain resolve faster than an uncached .com?
Nov
23
awarded  Self-Learner
Nov
23
answered For Australian audiences, would an uncached .com.au domain resolve faster than an uncached .com?
Nov
23
comment How can I list all installed packages from lenny-backports?
So in other words, ~S is like an operator which means "the next two conditions have to apply to the exact same package and version".
Nov
23
asked For Australian audiences, would an uncached .com.au domain resolve faster than an uncached .com?
Nov
12
comment I just got a linode VPS a week ago and I've been flagged for SSH scanning
Read log files such as /var/log/auth.log to see who logged in or attempted to log in and which user they logged in as. Other log files such as /var/log/syslog will show more comprehensive, general information that can also give clues. Remember the attacker may have had access to modify or delete these logs. Also, this should not be a substitute for reinstalling the OS.
Nov
12
revised I just got a linode VPS a week ago and I've been flagged for SSH scanning
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