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Apr
11
comment Bacula alternative?
I find that the problem with Bacula is the configuration bureaucracy. Upon any change that I might want to make, I have to edit the director and the client component, and restart both. This is way too error-prone, and the written-in passwords (as opposed to a bluetooth like pairing that would store an actually secure key generated on the spot) are dumb. That added to the fact that I have to restart the director, the freaking director, upon any and every change (no idea about the effect of this on running jobs) made me decide Bacula seems over-engineered compared to its actual reliability.
Mar
30
comment User Friendly port knocker (port knocking client) for Windows?
In the end I only changed the default port from the default 22 to a non-standard one. Some services such as svn+ssh are a pain, but at least I got some obscurity. I repeat: obscurity is insufficient, yes, but not unnecessary.
Mar
1
revised How to setup ssh's umask for all type of connections
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Mar
1
revised How to setup ssh's umask for all type of connections
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Mar
1
answered How to setup ssh's umask for all type of connections
Feb
15
comment Add SSH host key to another user's PuTTY cache
I just tested and it works fine. It ended up at HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\SshHostKeys. Thanks.
Feb
15
accepted Add SSH host key to another user's PuTTY cache
Feb
15
asked Add SSH host key to another user's PuTTY cache
May
5
comment exim: remote host is local host?
This filter (stalemail) seems to be about, well, stale mail. :) I was having this problem at a filter called dnslookup; I put it there, problem solved!
Apr
13
awarded  Tumbleweed
Apr
11
comment Adding Subject Alternate Names (SAN) to an existing Cert Signing Request (CSR)
If you don't have power over the key or the request, then the request is theoretically not yours to amend. You'll have to keep depending on the other guys at signing time. :/
Apr
8
comment I need folder permissions set to drwxrwxrwt instead of drwsrwsrwx
@jgbelacqua I Skype regularly with my users and they have had the habit of asking me things directly when they want to understand something about our server. I hope this isn't changing. :(
Apr
8
comment I need folder permissions set to drwxrwxrwt instead of drwsrwsrwx
Maybe your system administrator did that for a reason? I made this exact change to my users' web folders yesterday. Has it been bringing you trouble?
Apr
8
answered Adding Subject Alternate Names (SAN) to an existing Cert Signing Request (CSR)
Apr
7
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
7
comment User Friendly port knocker (port knocking client) for Windows?
@ErikA: I already do. The failed attempts still pollute my logs and use up resources in other ways. Security through obscurity is insufficient, but it isn't unnecessary.
Apr
7
comment How make multiple directories appear as one to a user on linux?
This sounds a bit counter intuitive to me. Why would you want to organize folders, then discard such organization? Is it for searching purposes? If it is, consider using instead search indexers such as Beagle and Tracker.
Apr
7
comment Can you suggest a guide for setting up linux VPS for web application
Well, use the packages I suggested above. :) For mail I recommend postfix (that's the package name), which comes with a decent default configuration for your needs. For FTP, I have no idea, but I would suggest against supporting FTP at all as it's insecure and almost all FTP clients support SFTP anyway. Debian/Ubuntu (agree with Kromey above) have decent defaults and just installing these packages suffice for most starter cases.
Apr
7
awarded  Editor
Apr
7
revised Can you suggest a guide for setting up linux VPS for web application
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