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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.

Aug
22
comment Can multiple self-registered chef Nodes use the same Client identification?
@jgoldschrafe I do want to create node entries for each of my systems. I don't want to create client entries. The two are distinct on the server, they just seem to be linked in the validation/registration process by default. I want to unlink them.
Aug
19
asked Can multiple self-registered chef Nodes use the same Client identification?
Jun
6
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
14
answered The opposite of su: run a command without root privileges
May
13
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
24
comment tape changers on Centos 6 enter flurry of activity upon boot, at udev start
@ACKumen you should edit the question to omit mention of the error
Apr
12
asked What is the most automated way to deploy a new server being managed by Chef?
Jan
22
awarded  Student
Jul
31
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
23
answered Software Utilization Reports
Oct
20
comment How do you make it obvious you are on a production system?
and by "sudo su" you mean "sudo -i" or at the very least "sudo su -", right?
May
30
awarded  Yearling
Jan
20
comment Why did my CentOS 5 production server reboot?
sadly I've got this same problem and /var/log/messages contains no useful information. Nothing is logged for 5-30 minutes prior to syslog registering a restart
Jan
20
comment Why did my CentOS 5 production server reboot?
@alexus many modern clients show the received date, not the sent date, to protect against malicious or malformed date headers
Dec
11
comment Understand IP addresses and location
@Chris S do you disagree with my 99%? To clarify, I am saying that out of every /24 in the world, the average number of geographic area splits in a single /24 is 2-3. Does it sound more believable that way?
Dec
10
awarded  Editor
Dec
10
revised What's the magic of the “sudo su”?
formatting
Dec
10
answered Automatically copy files out of directory
Dec
10
answered What's the magic of the “sudo su”?
Dec
10
comment Understand IP addresses and location
@ErikA as you realized, "many" from among billions can be "doesn't happen very often", which means that the opposite case is "generally" true. There could be a BILLION pairs of numerically adjacent but physically distant IPs... and the other three billion would still be close to their neighbors.