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Ben S. Knowles, BBST, CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, LPIC-1 (adric) is a technologist and researcher in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA area. In high school, he competed at the national level in Constitutional Law. He has been a professional computer security consultant, technical trainer, and system integrator and is currently certified as a black box software tester, internet security professional, incident handler and analyst, and Linux system administrator.

Ben has lectured lower division Mass Communications, Political Science, and Computer Technology classes on Digital Media and Intellectual Property Law and has taught basic computer repair, networking, and information security classes. Currently he is a security system administrator on the incident response team at the Atlanta office of a global IT services firm.

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Jun
5
comment Ports below 1024
Binding the network port may be only one of the things apache does before dropping it's privileges and you might take a look into manual or code to see. Although removing eg. apache's need to start as root sounds like a good goal , please don't misunderstand and think this will prevent priv escalatation attacks from getting to root. After all that is their purpose in life :)
Jun
5
answered Health monitoring solution from inside of virtual machine
Jun
5
comment How to clone with cat?
Indeed, there may be two bootloaders that you need to bring up your OS. The one in the MBR hands off to the one in your system's boot partition. This is why MBR grub can boot linux, windows, or almost anything else without having to have boot loaders for each OS. That's another reason why dd can't do what you want here.
Jun
5
answered How to clone with cat?
Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Oct
9
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Oct
9
answered Purchase servers for my start up, or build them ourselves?
Oct
4
comment Problem with my dns server
I'm afraid we'll need to know a little more about your network to understand this and help. Does your router send outside requests for DNS to this bind server? (Or did it previously?) Might be DNAT and that could explain the error messages.
Oct
4
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Oct
4
comment Ubuntu command line(s) that will allow me to deal with a specific site and block all other IP’s
Sorry, but could could you clarify what you mean by "deal with" and "site" ? Perhaps a short story of the problem you are trying to solve will help.
Oct
4
answered Can you recommend me a dedicated server company that has fast servers?
Oct
4
answered Security: world readable logs/configurations/directories on linux
Oct
4
comment hosting a website on multiple hosts
I find that quite odd, but configurations likely differ. Wikipedia has a good explanation for how round robin is implemented and it's limitations: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_robin_DNS
Oct
4
comment OpenSolaris ZFS barebones for NAS
Why not Nextenta? It sounds almost perfect for what you want re: NAS and simplified OS installation ... ? VMs are another thing entirely, true.
Oct
3
comment Bare Metal Virtualization of Mac OS X Server
This fellow seems to have installed ESXi on a MacPro but does not seem to be running Mac OS on it at all: discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=9286820
Oct
3
comment Bare Metal Virtualization of Mac OS X Server
Huh, sorry to hear that. I've no idea if ESXi will run on a MacBookPro (or any Mac) but I'd sure be interested to hear your results. I might be crazy enough to try that on my personal machine :)
Oct
3
answered Bare Metal Virtualization of Mac OS X Server
Oct
3
answered hosting a website on multiple hosts
Oct
2
answered Multiple Developers, One Apache (with mod_perl)
Oct
2
answered Alternative Linux Detection Methods To Detect A Compromised Host