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Aug
20
comment OpenSSL x509 Purpose flag “Any Purpose” What is this?
@Falcon - those documents are the immediate context for the certificate, and ultimately define how a human interprets it. There can be no "technical impact" other than "this flag is set" - human interpretation is all.
May
25
comment Ending company IT Admin relationship
Not just Certificates, but the Private Keys corresponding to them, too.
Aug
12
comment Securing SSH server against bruteforcing
@Paul: I don't use te[l]net on this machine - keep it that way. While you want a telnet client around for various reasons, there's no reason to run a telnet server when you have ssh available. Plaintext passwords over the wire are bad.
Aug
12
comment How to ssh to a linux server behind corporate firewall?
Did you mean to post the same question, at the same time, to superuser.com/questions/322171 ?
Aug
11
comment Is TRIM possible on SSD disks in RAID 1?
You could use software-RAID to ensure the SSDs see TRIM requests. This has the side-bonus of saving you the price of the card, which you could apply to "better" (or, more spare) SSDs.
Aug
9
comment What does this ssh error mean?
@Scott: make a copy of the private key file should be public key (as shown in your examples)
Jul
12
comment Save file after forgetting to open as root / sudo vi
Rather than cp/mv and chown etc., you could 'sudo cat tmpfile > realfile && rm -f tmpfile', to keep the ownership and perms of the original but give it new contents.
Jul
7
comment Best system administrator accident
This job's selection criteria include: good sense of smell. Brilliant.
Jul
7
comment Best system administrator accident
You do know that you could have used '/otherpartition/bin/mv /otherpartition/bin /' to bring it back, right? Moving /lib, on the other hand ...
May
28
comment Most Appropriate log-structured file system to use with Linux / SSD?
google.com/search?q=ext3+journal+flash+ssd gives plenty of hits (as it did when I was preparing to install on an SSD a few months back) but many of them appear to be reference-less just like my answer :-( However thunk.org/tytso/blog/2009/03/01/… (second hit when I searched just now) appears to bust this myth, showing that mount option "noatime" is a huge win compared to losing the journal. Live and learn.