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Oct
20
comment SSL certificate selection based on host-header: is it possible?
How do you cope with Windows XP users, Android users, Blackberry users, etc?
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
13
answered Downtimeless MySQL backups on a budget
Jul
30
comment Useful Command-line Commands on Windows
Well I use it as an rsync equivalent. But it doesn't do everything rsync does, obviously, like transferring over SSH, the smart delta transferring ability, etc. What it does do is robustly copy files, and all their attributes and permissions, in a way that it doesn't matter if the operation is interrupted (it can be safely and robustly resumed). Useful for backups or when you move to a new drive/filesystem.
Jul
29
comment Our security auditor is an idiot. How do I give him the information he wants?
The company's correspondence with the OP has all the hallmarks of an actual scam. I'd consider reporting it to law enforcement.
Jul
14
answered Set mysql query cache to never expire
Jul
14
answered Convert an ext4 partition to ext3 without formatting the HDD
Jun
27
answered PHP virtual memory usage
May
13
comment How to understand /etc/mtab?
Good point about columns 5 and 6 being meaningless in /etc/mtab, but being there so that it can be pasted into /etc/fstab and be compatible
May
13
answered gzip, deflate are not showing while accessing from a proxy
May
9
answered How to understand /etc/mtab?
May
9
comment How to redirect all mail from one domain to another in Postfix?
Thanks, this looks right.
May
8
accepted How to redirect all mail from one domain to another in Postfix?
May
6
revised How to redirect all mail from one domain to another in Postfix?
added 92 characters in body; added 3 characters in body
May
6
asked How to redirect all mail from one domain to another in Postfix?
Apr
9
comment What User Should NGinx and PHP be running as?
The reason for www-data is that it is an account with zero privileges - it cannot write to any file on the entire file system, not read to anything but world-readable files. Previously, you would use built-in user "nobody" to achieve this. However, by creating "www-data" you have the possibility to allow this user to write to some files, without having to make those files world-writable (which is bad). The basic principle, that "www-data" is as privileged as "nobody" in every other way, holds true.
Apr
5
comment which disto to pick for Linode?
Mandrake or Fedora for a server??
Mar
25
accepted Clarify something about Linux directory permissions
Mar
25
comment Clarify something about Linux directory permissions
Thanks Wes for your answer - it was helpful as well
Mar
24
comment Clarify something about Linux directory permissions
Thanks JeffG, I understand that with a soft link, they would be, but with a hard link or bind mount, they don't - so hard links and bind mounts can bypass this, but then a regular user wouldn't be able to create a hard link or bind mount into there anyway.