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bio website simbiosi.org
location Lausanne, Switzerland
age 38
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
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I'm an Italian vagabond now established in Switzerland since 2006, I'm a knowledge devourer a proud father, an happy husband, a funny and honest friend.

In my (never) free time, I love DMing some RPGs, cooking, playing guitar, studying computer science, doing sport and never sleeping.

I'm a *GNU/*Linux PC.

I am/was working as

  • Senior System Architect of multi-tier WEB based application on Unix/Linux architectures.
  • Unix specialist with strong knowledge in Open Source solutions.
  • System Integrator and Application Solution Analyst.
  • Unix and Network administrator.
  • Java and Unix System Performance Analyst.

My tech specialties

System Administration: Unix (Solaris,HP-UX,AIX), GNU/Linux, Windows NT, 2000, Dos. Network Administration: Alteon, DNS, Sendmail, Postfix, Radeon, Routers Cisco, Switches, Nokia Firewalls, IP tables. Programming: Shell Scripting (bash, ksh), PHP, AWK, sed, perl, ant, maven, GNU Make, LaTEX, XHTML, HTML. Application Administrator: Weblogic Server, OneToOne Portal, BEA Tuxedo, Vitria BW 4.2, JBoss, Jakarta Tomcat, Apache WebServer. DB Administration: MySQL, mSQL, PostgreSQL.


Jan
3
comment File permissions question
Of course, anybody who has direct access to the server can list the content of all the directories. The best is to set permissions on directories to 750, but to do this it's important to have the owner of the folders as the same owner of the processes running apache.
Jan
3
comment Automate the backup of my databases and files with cron
@Patrick You just save the dump you obtained somewhere safe. baked up on a tape, or on a CD/DVD, on a shared disk, on another backed up server. This really depends on your needs. Did you see the link I've provided you?
Jan
3
comment File permissions question
Just one thought... having the world able to enter you directories is not a good approach as well. Be really careful giving access to everybody.
Jan
3
answered File permissions question
Jan
3
answered Automate the backup of my databases and files with cron
Jan
3
comment Automate the backup of my databases and files with cron
1) Saving a DB backup in a SVN is absolutely a bad approach. 2) if you copy/move the DB in a working dir and then you do an update you will overwrite the local copy with the one on the SVN server (am I wrong?)
Jan
3
comment Show command prompt on reboot
+1 Correct and consider that the reboot command will normally call a shutdown -r, that will send a SIGTERM to all the processes. This will give a bit of time to exit cleanly (and here the behavior you experience at home).
Jan
3
comment Finding how a hacked server was hacked
+1 In fact I'd add that prevent is better then to fight, that means also to just prevent that one day will happen. So it's important at a first glance, to have a strategy to simplify the troubleshooting and reduce the impacts.
Jan
3
answered Is there a MySQL performance benchmark to measure the impact of utf8_unicode_ci versus utf8_general_ci?
Jan
3
accepted Sun Directory Server 5.2 performance
Dec
30
revised ctrl-v key on AIX
added 1110 characters in body; edited tags
Dec
30
comment Well…a ghost lives in my server
I've used the wrong word, I meant that is something that you can substitute easily with an other one in case of hardware failure (much more a secondary domain controller), it's not that easy with a file server. Of course is a critical service!
Dec
30
awarded  Editor
Dec
30
revised Sun Directory Server 5.2 performance
added 345 characters in body; edited tags
Dec
30
answered Connect thin clients to desktop pc
Dec
30
answered Well…a ghost lives in my server
Dec
30
comment Well…a ghost lives in my server
As domain controller it can still do it's job, so why he should get rid of it? To trow it and add other trash around the planet??? Second point, a so old server can be really useful for tests and to learn lessons for the future, if he will fix his issue he will have good experience that he can use on new hardware. Learning is never bad. Just trowing away is a sin.
Dec
30
comment Webhosting provider where I don't have to transfer my domain?
@Andrew My understanding is that she already has her domain and she want to keep just the DNS, so she need to transfer the domain but keep the DNS, and this is a question for the Hosting provider... Am I wrong?
Dec
30
answered What are industry standards and professional best practices in network hosts naming?
Dec
30
comment Webhosting provider where I don't have to transfer my domain?
It's something that cannot be done automatically, drop them a message asking informations using the contact form one.com/en/support