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I am Linux and middleware administrator and seasonal php/python programmer.


Nov
30
answered How to secure a vps based website?
Nov
29
comment Running nginx, should wordpress files be set to www-data or root or?
If an executable or script is owned by root does not means that it will run as root. As an example all system binaries are owned by root, still, you run them as your user. The only exception are the SUID binaries.
Nov
29
comment sudoers config to allow edit of files in particular directory (and children)
Nope. It only gives access to edit files as root. But you can strengthen the security by using a different user in sudo and as owner of the files. Please read the manual: linux.die.net/man/8/sudoedit
Nov
29
comment new instances of java are created
The threads have different PID. Use top -H to see the threads. But they are different processes, because the allocated memory are different. The threads in a process share the same memory space.
Nov
29
comment Running nginx, should wordpress files be set to www-data or root or?
Nope. It is not secure. If the application has a flaw, then a remote user can write any php and then run any command as www-data.
Nov
29
answered sudoers config to allow edit of files in particular directory (and children)
Nov
29
comment SSH'ing to my server fails depending on what the target host is
I am glad that I could help.
Nov
28
answered Running nginx, should wordpress files be set to www-data or root or?
Nov
28
answered SSH'ing to my server fails depending on what the target host is
Nov
28
answered Ubuntu 8.04 Server (x64) networking problems on vSphere 4
Nov
28
answered Can I route packets between PPTP clients?
Nov
28
comment Can I route packets between PPTP clients?
If the IPs have the same 192.168.1.0/24 prefix does not always mean they are in the same VLAN. You can have PPP interfaces with /32 prefixes.
Nov
28
answered Where to look for the bottleneck when download slows down?
Oct
27
answered Installation of Oracle 11g on remote server(Ubuntu) connected using ssh
Oct
15
answered How do I move my production servers into a devlopment VM?
Oct
15
comment best ssh program for Windows?
There is a fork of it - mRemote NG. You can find it at mremoteng.org
Sep
29
comment ESXi 4.0 resize a VM hard drive size
This is how I have resized all VMs. No problem so far. The VMs were on ESX 3.5, ESX 4.0, ESXi 4.0
Sep
24
answered Is there an easy way to move shared directories between volumes?
Sep
24
answered phpMyAdmin and linked/relation tables question
Sep
22
comment Can I recover a RAID 5 array if two drives have failed?
Thank you. Very useful details.