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Oct
8
comment Automatically restart simple Linux daemon (polipo) when it dies
Sorry, I've given up and deleted the script in disgust.Have a +1, anyway!
Oct
8
comment Automatically restart simple Linux daemon (polipo) when it dies
Thanks. I tried adding an upstart script, but after spending an hour on this it just wouldn't start. Typical Linux - nothing ever "just works". sigh
Jun
22
comment Slipstream SP1 into Windows Server 2008 R2 installation files
Wow, "messy" is an understatement. Why, Microsoft, why?
May
28
comment Run command as Linux “system” user (shell = /bin/false)
That works, thanks! How did I miss the -s option?
Mar
21
comment Send Ctrl-Alt-Del over SSH?
I doubt that a Windows utility would have worked on a Linux server. :)
Mar
7
comment Update permission denied, can't give self db_datawriter permission despite being admin on box
Awesome, that worked for me. Thanks very much!
Mar
4
comment Unable to access Windows file share by simple server name
nbtstat -a servername worked OK and showed the MAC address. I ended up rebooting that machine and now it works. Weird. Thanks for your help anyway, +1.
Nov
29
comment How to see active connections and “current activity” in PostgreSQL 8.4
Can it work without root access on the machine?
Mar
15
comment Linux script to kill process listening on a particular port
Indeed. the ? wildcard doesn't work on my version of lsof, but multiple -i options work. Changing the accepted answer to this one.
Mar
15
comment Linux script to kill process listening on a particular port
Alright then, another +1 here on Server Fault.
Mar
15
comment Linux script to kill process listening on a particular port
+1 Works very nicely, thank you. I'm accepting Peter Lyons' answer, just because it's one line and can be pasted into the command-line more easily. :)
Mar
15
comment Linux script to kill process listening on a particular port
Awesome, that's exactly what I need - thanks!
Mar
15
comment Linux script to kill process listening on a particular port
No, there's just one, and I can't go by the process name, because it's typically just "python" or "java".
Nov
29
comment Why am I getting this 403 Forbidden error?
It would need execute permissions on the entire directory tree, yes. Read permissions would only be needed on any web directories you want to list files in.
Nov
26
comment Why am I getting this 403 Forbidden error?
To su to it you'd need to edit /etc/passwd and temporarily change its shell to /bin/bash (or whatever your normal shell is).
Oct
3
comment Protected Apache web sub-directory asks for password twice
Not quite, but you pointed me in the right direction: AuthName was the problem - see my answer.
Oct
3
comment Protected Apache web sub-directory asks for password twice
Thanks, but this didn't help - it still behaves the same.
Sep
27
comment Best online backup provider with simple and secure FTP server
It looked promising, but I asked them and they don't allow their service to be used for file storage - just like pretty much every other web host.
Sep
17
comment Best tool to migrate a PostgreSQL database to MS SQL 2005?
Thanks, tried it, but ran into a few errors with the large tables.
Sep
16
comment Best tool to migrate a PostgreSQL database to MS SQL 2005?
The SSIS package sounded very promising and I tried it, but unfortunately it runs out of memory and fails. :( ERROR [HY000] Out of memory while reading tuples.; Error while executing the query (PSQLODBC35W.DLL)