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Software engineer, geek.


May
7
comment How to control the swap drive (X:\drive) usage?
Where do you imagine people will exchange confidential data when you remove this facility?
May
2
awarded  Commentator
May
2
comment How should I upgrade debian/xen machines from etch to lenny
I want to use official debian packages, so I can benefit from debians general security update management, etc. So yes, I am opposed to building Xen from source.
May
1
comment How can I create a non-ssh VPN on debian/linux?
I should perhaps observe that I have looked at OpenVPN, and it is obviously a good solution to many VPN problems. Just not the one I wish to solve in this question.
May
1
comment How can I create a non-ssh VPN on debian/linux?
For the stated reason - I want to know what my options are to use the built in clients. I will probably give access to this VPN to people who I can't insist install particular software on their PCs
May
1
comment Explain the pros and cons of standard desktop OS
Much clearer, nice edit.
May
1
awarded  Critic
May
1
comment Explain the pros and cons of standard desktop OS
this reads like two separate questions. Perhaps you could reprhase and ask each separately? One appears to be about standardisation, and one about upgrading large windows installs.
May
1
revised How can I create a non-ssh VPN on debian/linux?
further tag tweaking
May
1
asked How can I create a non-ssh VPN on debian/linux?
May
1
comment How do I create an interactive daemon login?
For completeness, what command should an approved user issue to gain access to the screen session?
May
1
comment How do I create an interactive daemon login?
I presume the clamp to 'screen' is notional, if the daemon permits spawning of other processes?
May
1
comment How do I create an interactive daemon login?
I don't mind or care what the user can do inside the lisp image - I just don't want to manage a login password for this user.
May
1
comment How do I create an interactive daemon login?
The service is a lisp image, which it is important to have interactive access to.
May
1
asked How do I create an interactive daemon login?
Apr
30
comment How should I upgrade debian/xen machines from etch to lenny
On my etch setup, the apt-get dist-upgrade did not touch xen, leaving 3.0 in the lenny image. Unfortunately, xen 3.0 was dependent on python 2.4, and lenny replaces this with 2.5. This resulted in machine that could no longer boot any xen vms. The issue appears to be a problem for many folks on the interweb. I wonder why it did not impact your configuration?
Apr
30
awarded  Student
Apr
30
answered What's your favorite Linux distribution?
Apr
30
awarded  Supporter
Apr
30
awarded  Teacher