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I am the typical "computer nerd", with skills in a number of programming languages and a wide range of computer hardware and software.

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comment Using Linux IPTables, How to block torrents or any P2P protocols?
Won't some of these rules block innocuous packets that just happen to include the word "announce" or "torrent" somewhere in the payload?
Oct
24
revised Which openstack instance has a certain IP address
change from "which tool?" to "how?"
Oct
24
revised Which openstack instance has a certain IP address
remove use of "instance"
Oct
24
asked Which openstack instance has a certain IP address
Oct
10
revised How to resolve the chef error “can not find a plugin for dependency linux::network”?
added 52 characters in body
Oct
9
revised How to resolve the chef error “can not find a plugin for dependency linux::network”?
edited title
Oct
9
asked How to resolve the chef error “can not find a plugin for dependency linux::network”?
Apr
3
asked What software allows a templated VM to be configured on its first boot?
Apr
3
comment How should I package a VM template to be cloned repeatedly, along with a single large storage volume for all instances to share?
I've seen OVFs before configured such that the first time you boot them you are prompted for hostname, network config, etc. And you can clone that OVF repeatedly and configure each instance differently. I just don't know what that software/technology is called, to find it and include it in my solution to this problem.
Apr
3
comment How should I package a VM template to be cloned repeatedly, along with a single large storage volume for all instances to share?
I won't have control over the VM deployment system that the recipient of the template uses.
Apr
3
comment How should I package a VM template to be cloned repeatedly, along with a single large storage volume for all instances to share?
I feel like this answer falls short in two ways. First, exporting an existing VM as an OVF doesn't give me the configuration options of an exported template. How do I make sure that VMs copied from that OVF get unique hostnames, empty-to-start log files, etc? Second, an OVF export of one of the VMs is not going to contain that 50GB shared volume, is it?
Apr
3
asked How should I package a VM template to be cloned repeatedly, along with a single large storage volume for all instances to share?
Jan
9
comment What sorts of hardware exists for doing enterprise level web serving in small packages?
@sciurus neat concept, but VGA (or, at the very newest, DVI) is still somewhat of a standard in all of the environments I deal with servers in. I don't think the server market is ready to move to HDMI.
Jan
8
revised What sorts of hardware exists for doing enterprise level web serving in small packages?
more details
Jan
8
comment What sorts of hardware exists for doing enterprise level web serving in small packages?
I'll update the question with answers to some of those
Jan
8
asked What sorts of hardware exists for doing enterprise level web serving in small packages?
Oct
9
answered Techniques to Monitor cron tasks?
Oct
4
answered How to make bash script executable for a user, but not readable
Aug
29
awarded  Tumbleweed
Aug
22
asked Can a chef client use a different node_name and client_name