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Experienced developer; I use stuff like MySQL, perl, work on pretty large systems.

Jan
29
answered How to setup Apache Proxy for a small fleet of EC2 instances?
Jan
17
comment Why are there so many processes running?
This is not definitely the case; "ps" generally doesn't show threads by default if you use a recent (i.e. not ancient) libc / threads package and 2.6. kernel, which the OP seems to be using.
Dec
10
answered How to install Linux system on remote server?
Dec
8
answered Secure a Virtual Machine so it cannot be physically accessed?
Nov
29
answered Which is faster, key_cache or OS cache?
Nov
29
comment Duplicate primary keys in MySQL table due to DoS attack
Consider switching to innodb, in careful consulation with the application developers, as part of a properly managed change which is fully tested. Be careful. It is a good idea though, in the broader sense.
Nov
29
comment Looking for the fastest web server
If it is an intranet, it is highly unlikely that you will get 10,000 connections; intranets have the advantage that you can find the size of your audience easily, and it cannot grow beyond the staff of the company (excepting things like company mergers). However, most intranet sites run web applications not static web sites, so you'll want to optimise the application, not the web sevrer (which really doesn't matter in that case)
Nov
28
comment Looking for the fastest web server
Also, if you're really serving high volumes of static content, you will find it more cost effective (again, bandwidth cost, not servers!) to use a CDN (content-delivery network) and let them worry about it.
Nov
28
comment Looking for the fastest web server
If you have 10,000 connections, the bandwidth will cost you a lot of money; therefore you'll be able to afford a newer server. Additionally, servers are not a major component of the cost of hosting commercial web sites; datacentre space/power, and bandwidth are far more significant. Any web server can fill up a 1Gbit pipe on a modest machine on most workloads.
Nov
28
answered Looking for the fastest web server
Nov
13
answered how to block CONNECT requests to linux server
Nov
2
answered Why can't I “decode” packets using Wireshark and some wireless network?
Sep
29
answered Cron jobs when system offline
Sep
12
answered Can MySQL effectively take advantage of 64 GB RAM?
Sep
8
comment Querying a Large Dataset Fast: MySQL MEMORY (HEAP) engine, MyISAM, or something else (e.g. MemCached)
InnoDB and MyISAM will also keep the data in memory when it is so small; the memory engine doesn't support BTREE indexes so it falls down if you need to do range scans. InnoDB is a better general purpose engine with MVCC and other features.
Sep
6
comment Why does wget get redirected to localhost when fetching an unresolvable page?
Spot on. It was using my host's official host name as a search path, and THEIR DNS had a dodgy wildcard entry. Thanks for your help.
Sep
6
awarded  Scholar
Sep
6
accepted Why does wget get redirected to localhost when fetching an unresolvable page?
Sep
6
comment Why does wget get redirected to localhost when fetching an unresolvable page?
Thanks for your reply, but Google Public DNS always returns an NXDOMAIN, as my transcript showed.
Sep
5
asked Why does wget get redirected to localhost when fetching an unresolvable page?