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Unix + car geek, general jack-of-all-trades, master of some :)

Sep
15
comment KVM Image consumes more space on disk than what du shows
@wurtel - consider putting answers in the answer section so that questions can be marked as answered. You have the right answer; get credit for that. :)
Sep
15
answered Identifying changed files on *nix webserver
Sep
15
comment Multiple *NIX Accounts with Identical UID
But it's a bad idea in /etc/passwd and should basically never be done - including the "toor" thing. If someone's worried about screwing up root's shell, they have bad config management practices that should be fixed first. ;)
Sep
15
comment Multiple *NIX Accounts with Identical UID
With file-based name service maps (/etc/passwd, /etc/group), this works consistently on every UNIX I've seen. AIX or HP-UX (I forget which) would automatically add a second group named "group2" (and "group3," etc) with the same GID when the number of members in that group increased to make the line in the file longer than the OS maximum line length. I manually did that on the other one, and on SunOS, and Linux. Until we migrated to LDAP, that is. :)
Feb
20
awarded  Commentator
Feb
20
comment Shell script: the child process do not terminate in linux
While @StevenMonday's answer is the right way to do it, I'd like to point out the "-C" argument to ps. Rather than "ps|grep|grep", you can just do ps -C myscript.sh to find all the processes with that name.
Feb
20
comment Shell script: the child process do not terminate in linux
Running just wait is the right way to do this. :) POSIX defines the wait utility for use by a POSIX-compliant shell, so it should be there on any shell that matters. pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/wait.html
Mar
5
comment How to allow specific ip's to connect to server?
you're right. the new chain creation has to happen first. so the first line should be last. I'll have to edit the answer. I think I did pretty well from memory, though. :) I presume you figured out tge rest, or do you still need help with the first rule?
Feb
23
answered How to allow specific ip's to connect to server?
Feb
17
awarded  Yearling
Aug
25
comment Nagios with HP Service Manager
It'd probably also help to explain what "integrate" means. You can run them both on the same system trivially, for example, but that may not be what's intended.
Aug
9
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
22
comment In search of a network file system with extended caching to speed up file access
Of course, you can do what you want; I'm just making sure you're aware of the possibilities. :D
Apr
22
comment In search of a network file system with extended caching to speed up file access
...and, one more. :) Regarding the removable drive, why do you need redundency and backups? This is a serious; often people don't realize the difference. For a backed-up RAID-1, about the only real gain is seek performance, which doesn't matter much in an application where you're opening a couple of big files over a network link. If you use an automated backup system such as BackupPC which identified duplicated files and only stores them once, then as long as the removable drive is always connected to at least one machine whichis automatically backed-up, you're set with 0 extra effort.
Apr
22
comment In search of a network file system with extended caching to speed up file access
With regards to the VCS, using a WebDAV-based system allows you to treat the repository as a local folder on Windows using web folders, on Linux using a gnome VFS, and probably on most other platforms. So there is no manual check-in; you just save. Subversion is one WebDAV server implementation, but there are others, and they don't neccesarily have to actually support versioning (early versions of mod_dav did not, in fact, support deltaV).
Apr
22
comment In search of a network file system with extended caching to speed up file access
The local index provides you with a reduced-size data set to search within, while the full images are stored on the central location. So you can find what you need on fast local storage (in an index optimized for searching), rather than having to slowly search a remote filesystem.
Mar
16
answered In search of a network file system with extended caching to speed up file access
Feb
18
awarded  Yearling
Nov
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
answered Why should I firewall servers?