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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


May
12
revised What is the systemd equivalent of ntsysv?
Clarify question.
May
12
answered wildcard ssl for subdomains
May
12
reviewed Leave Open Why does the size of a backup differ from Windows Server Backup's snap-in and what's actually on disk?
May
12
reviewed Leave Open What is the exact reason of taking my site more time to load after 3-4 hours while on ideal position?
May
7
comment Selectively logging only 1 / nth log line on Apache
If you're writing a CustomLog to a pipe you may as well just process the data directly (avoiding the disk space problem entirely)
May
7
comment Selectively logging only 1 / nth log line on Apache
The overhead of most of these metrics is negligible - why not do your sampling from the log file instead of hacking Apache to do something it's not designed to do?
May
7
answered Solr 4.5 uses too much memory on consequent queries, GC runs causing timeouts
May
7
comment Give internal access to external client
They talked me into making a port forward in my firewall. This solves the problem? -- We don't know (because you don't tell us what they're trying to test). You apparently did it though, so does it solve the problem? Why did you do something without understanding if it would solve the problem?
May
7
revised How can I allow specific addresses to send email?
edited title
May
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Get Latest Tag From Subversion
May
7
reviewed Reviewed Cisco software to virtualize network setups
May
7
comment Can i have live image of 10 different xp system in one external harddisk
Obligatory: Why are you still running Windows XP? Professionals generally don't deploy out-of-support software...
May
7
comment Windows XP image sysprepped in VirtualBox fails to boot on bare metal
Obligatory: Why are you still running Windows XP? Professionals generally don't deploy out-of-support software...
May
7
reviewed Leave Open Find out how many browsers reject SSL certificate
May
7
reviewed Leave Open Benefits to having a sole email VPS server
May
7
comment PureFTPd Server on OS X - FTP clients can login but unable to view or write to their folders
Much better - thanks :-) (Sorry it took so long to reopen, I was AFK for much of the evening) - On looking at it this appears to be a bug in the FTP server (perl program?) that you're using - at least based on the log snippet you posted. If this is something you're writing we can migrate this to Stack Overflow (and you can add the code there - they could help you sort out what's up, but it looks like it's trying to look up an ID, failing, and then passing undef around...)
May
6
comment PureFTPd Server on OS X - FTP clients can login but unable to view or write to their folders
Please spend a few minutes reading serverfault.com/editing-help , then reformat your post so it's actually readable. While you're doing so, consider trimming the massive info dump down to the relevant details (just dumping your entire log file on us and expecting the community to dig through it is exceptionally poor form). Once you've done that this post may be reopened.
May
6
revised Passing a private key to scp from the command line instead of a file
added 74 characters in body
May
6
answered Passing a private key to scp from the command line instead of a file
May
6
reviewed Leave Open Passing a private key to scp from the command line instead of a file