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Software developer, mathematician

Dec
29
answered How to track down the file a process is executed from on disk?
Dec
14
answered Totally blocking Internet Access though Group Policy on Windows Server 2008 R2
Dec
7
comment Server should shutdown when network connectivity goes down
I don't see how this could work. AFAIK, /etc/network/if-post-down.d/ is called if the network connection is shut down locally (by calling the approriate shutdown programs/scripts). It is not invoked if the network just dies for reasons outside the local system.
Dec
7
comment Is it possible for a TCP connection to remain open when the client has disconnected?
@joeqwerty: True, however the server could decide that it does not want to keep open a connection indefinitely, and could implement some timeout/close mechanism. That is what David Schwartz meant in his answer by "it is the responsibility of the application code". So the server can make a difference between a half-open connection and an idle connection if it wants to. To TCP however, there is indeed no difference between a half-open connection and an idle connection.
Nov
6
accepted Links inside intranet: use fully qualified name, or just hostname?
Oct
9
comment Links inside intranet: use fully qualified name, or just hostname?
Good point about people accidentally logging in to the wrong site with a short URL - didn't think about the security implications.
Oct
9
asked Links inside intranet: use fully qualified name, or just hostname?
Sep
29
comment 100% uptime for a web application
+1 for not jumping to conclusions, and instead just asking the client to explain what they have in mind.
Sep
3
comment How do I enable characters like [Æ, Ø, Å] in PuTTY/Debian?
@Codemonkey: Hm, weird. Did you try input after starting a program like vim on the remote server? Did that work? I'm afraid I can't really help much beyond that. Maybe try asking on the chat.
Sep
1
answered How do I enable characters like [Æ, Ø, Å] in PuTTY/Debian?
Aug
15
awarded  Excavator
Jun
21
revised Monitoring bespoke software with Zenoss
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Jun
21
comment Monitoring bespoke software with Zenoss
Interesting paper. However, it seems this does not answer the question asked. The paper is only about checking that processes are running. The OP was asking about how to monitor specific metrics provided by a process, such as the length of some internal queue.
Jun
20
comment Monitoring bespoke software with Zenoss
@Andy S: Have tried to give some Windows information. If you need more help, consider asking a new question (something like "How can I extend the SNMP agent provided by MS Windows?").
Jun
20
revised Monitoring bespoke software with Zenoss
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Jun
20
comment Monitoring bespoke software with Zenoss
@Andy S: Good question. I've never tried this on Windows, but it should work. I expanded my answer to try and help.
Jun
20
comment SCOM 2007 versus Zenoss (or other open source)
@SteveBurkett: Just for the record: RRDTool (which Zenoss uses) aggregates old data in a similar way, to allow you to retain old data without bloating the datavbase.
Jun
20
revised Monitoring bespoke software with Zenoss
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Jun
20
answered Monitoring bespoke software with Zenoss
Jun
20
revised logrotation size limit is not effecting
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