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Apr
18
comment How to mount an ISO file in Linux?
Trying to be helpful is awesome! Reposting already existing answers ends up being the forum equivalent of "Me too!" which ends up being not helpful. That's why I was pointing at the Unanswered list. Lots of stuff in there deserves answers, they just haven't found them yet.
Apr
18
comment Is there a way to rate limit connection attempts with firewalld?
Surely this is natively available in firewalld? Personally fail2ban annoys me because the polling interval is so high that the scan is finished before it blocks.
Apr
18
comment How to mount an ISO file in Linux?
This question already received a more generally usable version this answer (in fact several copies of the same answer) 5 years ago. I don't really see this adding anything new. May I recommend trawling the Unanswered tab? There's gobs in there.
Apr
17
comment Trying to add group to the security tab of an extended right
@JimB As it stands, yes, but I see some potential here so I wanted to give it a chance to get awesome first.
Apr
17
comment Trying to add group to the security tab of an extended right
I think this has the makings to be a good question. Instead of referencing back to something else include what you're trying to accomplish and what you're starting with.
Apr
11
comment How do I find out if a uid exists?
@dawud has hit on the most correct part of this question. Who created mysql with such a high id? Do you actually have a collision internally somewhere in your puppet manifests?
Feb
8
comment Lync Server 2010 with Hosted VoIP PBX
Considering Lync 2010 only has 14 months of mainstream support left why not go with 2013?
Jun
19
comment dump tcp connections without tcpdump
@ewwhite: Any good change management policy should have the ability to exempt specific, or classes of, changes from going through the full process. If this one doesn't....
May
12
comment Extended ACLs Not Always Being Inherited
Interesting. That's pretty cute. I'll have to see if i can get my hands on that software and mock up a test again. I should be able to track it with auditd
May
4
comment Designing a computer network of > 100 devices, dividing server responsibilities
I'm with @EEAA on this. Given the maturity of virtualization platforms you're screwing yourself with backups, change management, disaster recovery, system management, everything.
Feb
8
comment Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?
Uncontested. The first rule of Internet advice is to pour out a bowl of salt. The second is to analyze it against your environment to see what actually makes sense. With a sufficiently advanced environment doing any host maintenance without vCLI is probably bad juju.
Feb
7
comment Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?
@JamesRyan: I suppose, but just using vi seems easier. Unless sed is available on there....
Feb
6
comment What is the risk in turning off Base Filtering System on Windows Server…?
My questions would be what is it about BFE and WFP that you don't trust? These are pretty well tested, and industry understood, systems. Do you not trust the packet processing subsystem or do you not trust the administrator? Those are very different problems with very different solutions.
Jan
31
comment Does filling up disk with dd removes files securely?
It's worth noting that Secure Erase is inconsistently, or not at all, implemented between vendors and can't actually be trusted for SSDs. The only currently acceptable practice for SSDs is destruction.
Jan
30
comment Does filling up disk with dd removes files securely?
Might I recommend checking out the DESTRUCTION tag on Security.Stackexchange? We've waffled on about several aspects of this topic before.
Jan
15
comment Puppet: managehome on user type only works when user doesn't exist
@FrançoisBeausoleil: Cute! I need to read more up on the newer versions. I wrote most of my modules for 2.4 and have been fixing them so they continue to work but haven't done a good job of keeping up with changes like that.
Jan
14
comment Puppet: managehome on user type only works when user doesn't exist
@quickshiftin: Yeah, there should probably be another require on that. I simply forgot.
Jan
14
comment Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?
@warren: The webUI was introduced with 5.5. Which is fantastic because, from what I understand, it's only available through vCenter and many features are no longer available in the fat client. Really leaves all of us standalone users out in the cold.
Jan
13
comment Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?
@warren: With 5.1 that would be the vSphere client. I don't have access to a fully licensed 5.5 instance to check the web client against.
Jan
13
comment Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?
@warren: It depends quite a lot on your infrastructure. In my case it was easier to do this than re-register the guests so their MACs would be allowed on the network. Sometimes switch ports could be MAC locked, sometimes reservations are in use. Sometimes it doesn't matter but sometimes it does and a good admin needs to know how different things work in different situations.