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Nov
2
comment Please help to amend this script that can automatically reboot server by condition
@user167043, use it if it fits, or don't. However, as others pointed out, you seem to think that putting the script that will restart the server is a good thing. Here are some further comments: 1) restarting the server is bad, slightly less bad is restarting services 2) monit is a tool for general monitoring - you might actually get better insight into what is going on with it and you might be able to use it to monitor other things, too 3) a script that you have hunted down on the internets and modified using SE site is not unlike using duct tape to fix a car engine, it's simply wrong
Sep
14
comment What are the cons of restricting chmod to root/sudo users?
if you put 700 on chmod then something might break, but not very much. most things that use chmod are used during installs which are run as sudo anyway. even things that depend on permissions don't like to mess with that themselves and opt to warnings. so not much should break... (not that I have done it)
Sep
12
comment Textmate alternative with vim?
this might be more appropriate for superuser
Aug
9
comment How to make my boss understand that a server fault is a bad thing?
@smcbean, very good comment the cost-benefit needs to be done realistically including all the costs and all the benefits for all analyzed scenarios.
Jul
25
comment ZFS on Ubuntu Server?
This is not strictly true answer anymore, see zfsonlinux.org for kernel modules.
Apr
19
comment Connecting two computer on different sub-nets
Well if you want to see how linux does it look it up on tldp: tldp.org/HOWTO/Adv-Routing-HOWTO (routing incl. traffic shaping)
Mar
14
comment openvpn as two factor network entry point integrated to AD
Well ok, then winbind+pam (as described ftp.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/…)
Mar
14
comment openvpn as two factor network entry point integrated to AD
@Sirex, ...and your AD is pre WS2003R2? (the article states that R2 and anything post that already has them)
Mar
14
comment openvpn as two factor network entry point integrated to AD
serverfault.com/questions/99861/…
Jan
21
comment smtp/pop3 server and mx record
MX record is a mail server.
Dec
10
comment Simulating slow filesystem
I think I'll just go with really low bandwidth cap
Dec
8
comment ZFS, dedupe and PST files
+1, yes this is what I experienced with initial tests... wishful thinking strikes back
Dec
7
comment How to Slow Down a Hacker
Look at my answer - this is a standard thing, I am surprised you didn't get an answer that points to some intrusion detection system earlier.
Dec
7
comment How to Slow Down a Hacker
Is not really right to say that it is used in DDoS attacks - this kind of effect is the goal of DDoS attacks. Doing it on the server/firewall, but only to attacking computers is the only real defense (AFAIK).
Dec
7
comment How to Slow Down a Hacker
but you also want to do it automatically - no point in dealing with such issues on case by case basis. (see my answer)
Oct
22
comment Monitor linux and windows servers from windows
'not the linux one, as i'd be using Nagios' confuses me... also do you really need to run the server part on windows? with web fronted you can access it from whatever...
Oct
19
comment Improving Skype quality
@joeqwerty, wrong tree: the problem is that skype ignores its own settings; it has a setting for incoming port and proxy - for example if it was listening to me and if it went through proxy then I could easily shape on that (i can have a dedicated proxy for this purpose only), also if it was observing its own settings for incoming port then I could use that too; but it seems that it will only try these settings as a last resort (in cases where normal traffic would have been blocked).
Sep
27
comment Suggestions for VPN solution between backend servers
Don't they offer VLANs? That should have no impact on resources and stable. Alternatively, OpenVPN is definitively not complicated nor does it require a great deal of configuration to make it work.
Sep
27
comment Skip over intermediate server via SSH
@given established ssh to gate (with a tunnel to orig) you can use sshfs to mount some path on the orig machine; it's just a convenience replacement for scp in the second line if user needs to do more then copy one file
Sep
27
comment Connecting to different OpenVPN servers
Yes, the windows shortcut, test with command line. Location of files is at your disposal; you really need to read the documentation for OpenVPN and understand the purpose (and security) of each key file and config file, especially if you are designing the VPN.