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Jun
4
comment What Emacs package should I install for command-line on FreeBSD?
Updated with both options
May
13
comment AES Encryption License for ASA series?
New link: cisco.com/web/go/license
May
1
comment Where can I learn about apache
As to the configuration files, that's your OS/Distro's configuration management choices. The stock httpd doesn't have all those extra directories and files; it's a much simpler layout (slightly more complicated to configure sometimes). As for the rest, have you tried the Apache animal book?
Feb
26
comment How do I install the JRE on a Windows server without Oracle adware?
+1 Only the on-line installer has the bundled software.
Feb
25
comment Accidently removed all PHP dynamic libraries
1. Is there a reason you're not restoring from backup? 2. What OS/Distro is this?
Feb
13
comment Why are my VMWare 5 virtual machines not booting when converted over to Microsoft Hyper-V 2012r2?
1. You can't boot into the BIOS on a Hyper-V VM, it just doesn't work that way. 2. If a boot disk isn't found, it says "No Operating System was Loaded", usually with a few more details. 3. The "SCSI" bus on Hyper-V has nothing to do with SCSI, and the Converter understands this. If he had configured the VMs manually this could be an issue, though he'd still get the error above instead of a black screen.
Feb
13
comment Why are my VMWare 5 virtual machines not booting when converted over to Microsoft Hyper-V 2012r2?
The HAL issue is only for XP/2003 and older. Anything newer doesn't have that issue. What OS are the guests? What version of MVMC did you use?
Dec
22
comment Inplace migrating ZFS RAIDZ with 3 drives to 4 disks, when pool has more than 1/3 of free space
Correct. This should work. But: 1. It will take a darn long time. If possible, move the data to something else and rebuild from scratch to save a lot of time. 2. If any disk has an error during this process (probably somewhere in the 1:1000 to 1:10 likelihood) you'll be losing data as there wont be any redundant disks. 3. Backups, backups, backups.
Dec
11
comment What features of Windows 8/8.1 Pro will not work without a Microsoft Account?
@Andy Thank you for reminding me! If the Store is disabled, and you leave any of the default Apps installed, MS provides updates for WSUS that you can import (manually). The current list can be found here: support.microsoft.com/kb/2971128
Dec
10
comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
@EEAA, I meant that the Windows DHCPv6 Server can't get it's prefix from DHCP-PD. Windows can pickup an address from a DHCPv6 server or SLAAC.
Dec
10
comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
@Zoredache Comcast only does dynamic prefix allocations, and only by DHCPv6; and Windows doesn't support that, so... yeah.
Dec
10
comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
I should note: I really hate my own answer here, but the EXTREME lack of IPv6 support in Windows hamstrings what I can honestly suggest people try to setup.
Dec
10
comment IPv6 issues with Server 2012
@MichaelHampton I'm sure the problem is that the router has stateless autoconf configured (our new Comcast Business modem did) and the clients are preferring the IPv6 configuration, including mDNS addresses or Comcast DNS server, over their internal IPv4 scheme, including DNS on their server.
Dec
8
comment How would you add a share to smb.conf via a script?
Yep, that should work well regardless of distro (unless the distro comes with something like this already, but I haven't seen one yet). It'd be the same procedure no matter what you're changing: make x.conf changes/additions/removal, rebuild includes.conf, restart the daemon.
Dec
5
comment Loose SATA power in Dell PowerEdge R300
What exactly are you trying to do here? This looks like a completely unsupportable setup, certainly not supported by Dell. What happens when you leave or get hit by a bus, will the next admin be able to figure out this custom-cable mess?
Dec
4
comment How to join computer to domain
Can they ping each other? Are there any firewalls between?
Dec
4
comment Checking fiber cables for light without risking my eyes
@AveryPayne Tell that to a fully loaded MDS600 (320 lbs in a 5U package).
Dec
4
comment Checking fiber cables for light without risking my eyes
Shining 1000BASE-ZX (the 120km/75mi variety) on a cell phone's camera is pretty likely to damage the camera, though I'd rather fry my camera than my eye (especially since I still couldn't see the light at that frequency). Also, high end cell phone cameras might filter more of the NIR light than others, so it might not work with all cameras. Interesting note, the light is almost always red to infrared, but IR typically shows up as blue or purple in unfiltered camera sensors.
Dec
4
comment Damage control - stolen laptop
@gparent I would hope if someone is carrying a laptop with information valuable enough for someone to steal it from the person while they're using it, that person would know to shut the lid if possible. Also, something with information that valuable should have a SC and policy that when yanked it locks.
Nov
30
comment FreeBSD `freebsd-update` automation?
Please reread the first line of this answer, I really meant it. The question was not about any of what you asked, just about automating that process. Ports aren't touched by freebsd-update, you'd need to automate portmaster, portupgrade, or possibly poudriere for that (and that ain't easy for some ports). What could go wrong: same as running any freebsd-update, mainly hardware issues in the middle of an upgrade; or a bad diff though that is unlikely from official sources. The script above does not jump versions; it would be much more complicated as you have to specify the new version.