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Nov
19
comment Http gzip compression and performance
Using mod_deflate on apache, I haven't noticed any significant increase in CPU time consumed by httpd. The DEFLATE filter is CPU friendly, but, naturally, your mileage may vary.
Nov
19
comment How to find out what files an installer (rpm, deb) created?
@Zoredache: +1 Seems like a very useful oneliner. Thanks
Nov
16
comment Why change default ssh port?
This is true, but enhanced security comes at a price. :)
Nov
13
comment Sharing the MySQL databases between two servers
In my opinion, dual booting is useless, unless there is a very good reason for doing it. I would be very careful with storing DB data on FAT32, because of the filesystem's limitations.
Nov
11
comment Protecting files from system administrator
Learn to maintain your systems. This is what I do.
Nov
11
comment Reloading mod_wsgi processes safely in production
In this case I have nothing to add to the conversation. Sorry.
Nov
11
comment Cygwin package management
@Joseph: that sounds really cool. Thanks for letting us know.
Nov
10
comment How do I create a Linux virtual network interface (alias) with a real interface name?
I had initially read the Q very quickly and totally missed that he wanted to use the name of the NIC device in place of a NIC alias (ethN:M scheme). Like all the documents you can find on google about the matter, my recommendation describes what is possible and not what is not possible.
Nov
10
comment How to handle initial installation of a Linux server?
Thanks for mentioning these utilities. I still use BASH scripting for automation, but I guess it's about time to start experimenting with one of those tools.
Nov
10
comment How do I validate a bind9 zone file?
I missed that one too. Thanks!
Nov
5
comment How to check if Apache compression is working?
I confess I totally missed that one! Thanks for pointing it out :)
Nov
3
comment Impact of the size of hosts.deny on network responsiveness
@Dan: I checked pf and, to my surprise, I find it easier to maintain instead of iptables. Thanks
Nov
3
comment Impact of the size of hosts.deny on network responsiveness
@MattyB, @Jim: I was not aware that using iptables or pf tables on BSDs would have better performance. I always thought that tcpwrappers was the method of choice for this ind of access control, but apparently I was very wrong.
Nov
3
comment Impact of the size of hosts.deny on network responsiveness
It is indeed very fast. I had initially thought that a few thousand entries in hosts.deny would cause a noticeable connection delay, but this is not the case. Thanks for your answer.