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bio website blog.botha.us/sarel
location Lakeland, FL
age 32
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen Mar 13 at 14:53
Am originally from South Africa. I love learning more ways to do things so I can do them better. I write mostly Java code, but I've used many languages and platforms.

May
25
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
7
comment How to disable SSLCompression on Apache httpd 2.2.15? (Defense against CRIME/BEAST)
What about mod_deflate? Shouldn't that be disabled as well?
Nov
28
revised Why Does hotmail still reject my emails?
Typo: SDNS vs SNDS
Nov
28
suggested suggested edit on Why Does hotmail still reject my emails?
May
21
comment Multiple Linux sysadmins working as root
I like the hacks.
Mar
5
awarded  Commentator
Mar
5
comment Linux server out of space
You can also adjust this reserve percentage using tune2fs. This can be a quick way to allow the server to continue running while you free up disk space.
Feb
13
comment how safe are FS recovery operations?
Right, anything that wasn't written to disk would be lost. Not saying it changes that. However (depending on the database design) even things that were written already could be lost if a snapshot is taken and journaling is not enabled.
Feb
13
comment how safe are FS recovery operations?
Is the SVN repo in Berkeley or FSFS format?
Feb
13
comment how safe are FS recovery operations?
Just to add to the snapshot explanation: If you enable journaling (aka transaction log) on your database (as any production database should have) then after restoring the snapshot you can first repair the database and then 'play forward' the journal entries to get the latest updates.
Feb
13
comment css files are reported as text/plain by mimetype on ubuntu machine
Edited my answer.
Feb
13
revised css files are reported as text/plain by mimetype on ubuntu machine
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Feb
13
answered How can I remotely list installed programs on a Windows XP system, while it is in use?
Feb
13
revised css files are reported as text/plain by mimetype on ubuntu machine
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Feb
13
answered css files are reported as text/plain by mimetype on ubuntu machine
Jan
14
awarded  Yearling
Dec
27
comment Configure nagios to alert only when there are no mx servers available
The problem with dependencies is that they trigger if either of the dependencies fail. What we want with redundant services is for it to only trigger if both services failed.
Oct
20
comment How do you make it obvious you are on a production system?
I just tested TMOUT and it looks like if a long-running command is running it does not terminate the session. It only terminates it when you're sitting at the command prompt. Nils also suggested this and it makes sense to me.
Oct
20
answered How do you make it obvious you are on a production system?
Oct
19
answered Is my password compromised because I forgot to hit Enter after ssh username?