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bio website bitdepth.thomasrutter.com
location Australia
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Web application developer by day who has also dabbled in audio, video and image tools.


Feb
15
comment Is there an alternative to /dev/urandom?
Actually shred is much faster than /dev/urandom. My guess is it provides its own pseudorandom data using /dev/urandom or /dev/random as a seed.
Feb
10
comment Is there a way to reduce the avarage time it takes to fsck a device?
Well, fsck.xfs basically just returns success without doing anything. There are xfs_check and xfs_repair utilities for when you need them.
Oct
14
answered Web Server Hardware - What Do I Need?
Oct
14
answered Safe way to allow users to chgrp to www-data
Oct
1
comment Which VPS configuration would be better?
It's not true that with two smaller nodes, you get twice as much CPU and IO. The reason for this is contention. On Linode you only share your node with other nodes of the same size. With a single Linode 1024 you are sharing CPU and IO with 19 other nodes; with two Linode 512s each one is sharing CPU and IO with 39 other nodes. Then again, two separate nodes may still be a good idea for redundancy or even isolation.
Oct
1
answered What is the worst distro on Linode?
Aug
30
revised How useful is mounting /tmp noexec?
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Aug
21
answered How useful is mounting /tmp noexec?
Aug
19
answered What a Linux administrator must know by head?
Aug
10
comment Preventing the contents of /var/www from being listed when a browser visits my IP
If Options -Indexes isn't working for you remember that it may be overridden somewhere else. Your Apache uses a variety of configuration files within /etc/apache/conf.d for example as well as its main configuration file. But as for me, I just put in a blank index.html file (see my answer below).
Aug
10
answered Preventing the contents of /var/www from being listed when a browser visits my IP
Jun
15
comment How to find all occurences of an email address on a website
Sorry LukeR didn't see your question. I was looking for a solution that wasn't dependant on server-side technology - so would work with static, dynamic etc equally. The site in question uses a combination of static site plus blog software plus other software.
Jun
15
accepted How to find all occurences of an email address on a website
Jun
3
comment How to find all occurences of an email address on a website
Ah, I'd forgotten about wget's --mirror option. Thanks!
Jun
3
asked How to find all occurences of an email address on a website
May
14
answered How do companies know they've been hacked?
May
13
revised LAMP stack security question - uploading files to server
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May
13
comment LAMP stack security question - uploading files to server
@morpheous, this page includes some info about setting up key based auth over SSH: troy.jdmz.net/rsync/index.html Given that both computers are Linux-based then it'll make it a bit easier. As for preserving permissions, you'll be fine. The -a part preserves those. It won't preserve owners/groups, which you probably don't want when going between servers unless it's a backup, in which case look into --fake-super option under rsync's documentation, but that is kinda complicated and requires xattrs on the destination filesystem.
May
12
revised security issue of Linux sudo command?
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May
12
answered security issue of Linux sudo command?