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comment Running game server and webserver on EC2
EC2 will add up at $0.10/hour == $72/mo. Consider Linode, or perhaps a cheap dedicated server.
Mar
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comment How can I disconnect ssh users, or limit the number of ssh logins?
Random medical information is misdirected all the time, and used to show up on my fax machine much like spam. The number was a swap of digits from a major insurer's fax line. From time to time I toyed with the idea of postal mailing these faxes back to the patients along with a nice note. It was futile to try to block the faxers or talk to the sender or do anything but just shred um.
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Jan
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answered Web based KVM management for Ubuntu
Feb
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answered Using recycled hardware at home?
Feb
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comment Which distribution of linux is secured and easy to use, for a web server?
Just having two choices does not make a dilemma. Wikipedia, for instance, says that both choices should be unacceptable. In common usage, you usually need a potential tragedy or some element of drama. Godaddy might be that bad :) or it might not.
Feb
25
comment Is there a `tail -f` equivalent for when a file is overwritten (instead of appended to)?
I wonder if screen could be coerced into doing this with some help from a script of some sort.
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comment How to hook up a server room?
Keep in mind that running several old computers at the same time will generate heat and can really run up your electric bill.
Feb
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answered How to hook up a server room?
Feb
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comment Which distribution of linux is secured and easy to use, for a web server?
Caveat emptor Always be suspicious of anything heavily marketed.
Feb
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comment How to hook up a server room?
gentoo linux is hard for a beginner. All that compiling. I'd suggest Ubuntu. An old electricity-guzzling computer may or may not be faster than a new atom-based one, but atom sacrifices performance to get that energy efficiency.
Feb
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comment How to hook up a server room?
If you have enough computers and some unenclosed space, you can disassemble them and then bend the cases into any shape wall or ceiling you need. Since the cases will define the room, save the innards for use as the servers. Sandpapering where the cases meet and welding is better than using hooks -- but sometimes you have to use whats available. For internet you can use a pringles can with a dipole in the back, as someone always has an open wifi nearby.