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Nov
20
revised Meaning of directories on Unix and Unix like systems
The 3.0 beta is out, and being implemented off of. Good to link.
Nov
19
comment Practical ulimits
@AaronCopley I didn't post this, but earlier in the strace log it does just that and pulls down root's NOFILE limit, which is a much more standard {rlim_cur=1024, rlim_max=4*1024}). This isn't going to be a quick thing to find! If this app needs over a million handles, we have problems anyway.
Nov
19
answered Practical ulimits
Nov
19
comment Practical ulimits
@AaronCopley I've done some testing, and got an audit-log out of it. Looks like a pam session-start is somehow failing.
Nov
19
revised Practical ulimits
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Nov
19
revised Practical ulimits
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Nov
19
awarded  Great Answer
Nov
19
comment Practical ulimits
@AaronCopley We have a STIG-like hardened environment. Pam/audit problems are entirely possible. Will try hand-edits tomorrow.
Nov
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
18
comment Practical ulimits
@AaronCopley I had to back out the change so I don't have a live example at the moment, but the fact as it existed in limits.conf was 85% of the number in file-max. I DO know that the only nofile lines in there are set by puppet, and the user-specific one is the only one getting input.
Nov
18
asked Practical ulimits
Nov
17
comment
Back when I was UTC-8, going much past midnight gets into Europe-time very easily.
Nov
17
awarded  Caucus
Nov
15
revised Documentation As-A-Manual vs. Documentation As-A-Checklist
Update with better understanding.
Nov
13
comment Tcpdump advanced filters
@extrem Unfortunately, I don't know. All of my work is between known endpoints, I haven't had to get familiar with the more sophisticated network monitors.
Nov
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
8
reviewed Approve Proxmox 3.0 installation on any VPS
Nov
8
revised owncloud refusing to access data directory
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Oct
31
revised How to display certain lines from a text file in Linux?
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Oct
31
comment What a pros and cons of FTP vs SSH for file transfers?
@Pacerier Look at the date of the answer. Was this true in 2010?