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UNIX, Perl, what more is there to say?

Sep
24
comment What is the benefit of not allocating a terminal in ssh?
@Air There isn't a problem I was trying to fix. There was a choice in how ssh is implemented that I was trying to understand. The question is very clear and the answer by Andrew B addresses the question nicely. The answer can be summed up like this: running ssh -t always is bad because it can cause some commands to break in weird ways. Whereas, running a command that needs a PTY without one results in a clear error message that you need a terminal.
May
6
comment What is the benefit of not allocating a terminal in ssh?
This does not answer the question. I already know how to allocate a pseudo-tty. I want to know why I shouldn't just always allocate one.
Jan
23
comment Why do I have to log into ssh with my password once per day?
klist -v produced an error for me, but klist by itself shows two things that started when I logged in and expire 10 hours later, so I am guessing those are the tickets. This is likely the culprit if it requires my password after the expires time.
Jun
19
comment Is it possible to use RPM as a poor man's tripwire?
Because all of my experiences with tripwire have been bad and this isn't for intrusion detection, it is for detecting changes made in a production environment.
Jun
16
comment How can I keep SSH's know_hosts up to date (semi-securely)?
This is why I asked, I knew there had to be a better way. I already have a pattern setup in ~/.ssh/config for those hosts (to force root as the user), so adding a StrictHostKeyChecking no to that section solves the problem nicely.
Jan
28
comment Where is dhcpd's syslog message formats documented?
Yeah, when I didn't get pointed in the right direction in a few hours I went ahead and started reading the code. I have a better, if fuzzy, understanding of the specific message types I want. I am going to answer my own question with detailed info later when I am certain I know what the values are.
Jan
28
comment Where is dhcpd's syslog message formats documented?
@pulegium Not necessarily. The messages might have a fixed format. That is why I want to see docs rather than just examine the code. The docs will state whether or not the format will change. If the format is not documented, then yes, I can't trust the source to be accurate for anything but that release.
Jan
27
comment Where is dhcpd's syslog message formats documented?
Yeah, I am hoping it doesn't come to that.
Jan
15
comment Is there some way (in Linux) to set how syslog writes its timestamp
Hmm, it looks like this is the path I will have to go down. We don't have enough time to drop in rsyslog now, but I think it will work well for version 2.0.
Jan
15
comment How do I increase the buffer size for domain sockets in OS X 10.6
Without knowing what the buffer size is, how can I know when to back off? If I use INET sockets it works just fine in OS X.
Jan
15
comment Is there some way (in Linux) to set how syslog writes its timestamp
An ISO date is pretty much what I am looking for. The version reported by syslogd -v is syslogd 1.4.1.
May
27
comment How do I edit git's history to correct an incorrect email address/name
@Chealion That is what I was trying (I have been on Stack Overflow for a couple months now), but it wasn't working. I just tried it again and it worked. Odd.
May
27
comment How do I edit git's history to correct an incorrect email address/name
well, git filter-branch --env-filter 'export GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL="foo@example.com";GIT_AUTHOR_NAME="Foo"' is a lot simpler, thanks. This would be the accepted answer if I could change it (it looks like there is a bug with Server Fault).
May
26
comment How do I tell OS X's implementation of Bonjour/ZeroConf which network to use for mdns?
Set Service Order does not list the VMWare interfaces. I tried moving the wireless device to the top of the list, but that had no effect.
May
24
comment How do I tell OS X's implementation of Bonjour/ZeroConf which network to use for mdns?
I don't have any entries for 224.0.0.0
May
22
comment How do I tell OS X's implementation of Bonjour/ZeroConf which network to use for mdns?
This is purely a case of OS X deciding to use the wrong network.
May
22
comment How do I tell OS X's implementation of Bonjour/ZeroConf which network to use for mdns?
No virtual machines are currently running.
May
22
comment How do I tell OS X's implementation of Bonjour/ZeroConf which network to use for mdns?
This question isn't about a getting a virtual machine to use a given interface, it is about getting OS X to use a given network for mdns. mdns returns my address on the 192.168.132.0/24 rather than on the 192.168.10.0/24 network when I am on wireless.
May
21
comment What could cause my OS X machine's mdns ip address to be wrong?
No, I need them. I use host-only, nat, and bridged VMs. The real solution will be to find out how to tell bonjour to use a given network for mdns.
May
21
comment What could cause my OS X machine's mdns ip address to be wrong?
Spoke too soon, after a few minutes it switched back to the VMWare ip address.