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Generic sysadmin. Hack coder. Jack of all trades, master of some.


Please Note:

I expect you to read any reference material I link to in my answers. If the answer to your question is contained in said reference material and the reference source is not likely to disappear I will probably not cut and paste it onto SF unless it's really cool/interesting/obscure.
In return I promise not to link anyone to goatse or tubgirl

I expect you to think for yourself and do a little thinking (and mayhaps even some work) to solve your problems. If you aren't capable of this, please exit the profession via the door on your left.
In return I promise to do my best to aim you in the right direction, and to clarify any points you have trouble with


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awarded  Yearling
Jan
22
comment Sub domain points to a hosting with ~username
@Halfgaar "that kind of URL naming" is still very common, in fact I would go so far as to say it's standard on most Unix systems that give their users web space. What's not standard is users assuming they can just point a DNS name at their ISP's server and have it "just work".
Jan
22
reviewed Close Sub domain points to a hosting with ~username
Jan
22
reviewed Leave Open Chef and sensitive config data between environments
Jan
22
reviewed Close Make nameserver instead IP address for domain redirection
Jan
22
reviewed Leave Open How can I remove the minimum password length for a specified user in an OU?
Jan
22
reviewed Close Recover Ubuntu after FIO command broke something
Jan
22
comment unable to hear test calls on freeswitch
@rocky We're really not able to walk you through every possible scenario - you need to do your own legwork. I suggest you start by searching Google for freeswitch "one-way audio" or freeswitch "no audio", as well as examining your firewall logs for dropped/blocked traffic on the usual VOIP port ranges.
Jan
22
reviewed Reviewed How to schedule a Cron job for the second to the last day of each month
Jan
22
reviewed Reviewed Postfix silently ignoring recipients
Jan
16
comment bad ownership or modes for chroot directory component
@mmell um... that's what the manpage says: "root-owned directories that are not writable by any other user or group" means the "write" bit for Group and Other must be zero. (If you find the manpage unclear however you should submit a documentation patch to the OpenBSD/OpenSSH project to improve it. Complaining about it here won't get the docs changed.)
Jan
9
comment exchange 2013\office 365 transport rules to block ssn's
@JustinHall 123 45 6789 just passed a SSN that your pattern didn't catch (and yes, some systems use space instead of dash. Also cut-and-paste from some forms). Not saying the rule is completely without value, but this is one of those problems you can't really solve with regular expressions.
Jan
9
reviewed Leave Open exchange 2013\office 365 transport rules to block ssn's
Jan
9
awarded  Announcer
Dec
5
comment Blocking another Win 2008 R2 admin from accesing some important folders
The drawback to EFS is that the web server user would need the decryption key (and as I understand it the EFS key is tied up with the user account, so they could just change the web server account password, log in as the web server user, and read the files anyway - though I could be misunderstanding the design there)
Dec
3
reviewed Leave Closed replacing 3 drives out of 8 in a server
Dec
3
reviewed Leave Open 1. Adding printer share to file server 2. AD Account lock after changing password. WHY?
Dec
3
comment CentOS/sendmail = How to prevent emails from getting “defer” when sent from php mail() function?
@RaheelHasan He means "Properly configure your system, including DNS/Reverse DNS, so you don't look like a spammer." -- Check the duplicate question link for more details.
Dec
3
reviewed Leave Open Are MAC ID passed via DHCP Relay
Dec
3
reviewed Leave Open RHEL 6.6: redis-package for php54