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experienced software engineer with many years in the industry, mostly c++ for large-scale, high-reliability systems.

Jul
29
comment Should I bother to block these rather lame attempts at hacking my server?
I'd be more concerned with dynamic IPs - with the rise of IPs shared among ISPs customers at different times, and especially with the rise of carrier-grade NAT, you might find you're banning legitimate users once the hacker's IP address is allocated to someone else. The worst bit is - you'll never know you've done this as your audience cannot tell you, because they're banned!
Jun
30
comment Why should I start to replace Windows Server 2003?
@ThatGraemeGuy the chap asking describes himself as a CTO, not a professional sysadmin. Your thoughts on an executive's technical skills might correspond to mine :-) however.... he answers the question decently, so give him a bonus.
Dec
17
comment How to remember RAID levels?
someone should look at the date both of those questions were asked :-)
May
25
comment CentOS 6 Apache Virtual Host Config Help for Development Server
I'd install webmin and use that to configure the new vhost, you can then look in the httpd config file to see what it wrote for you. You'll have to give more information about what happens than expect us to guess - it could be filesystem, permissions, dns, etc
Mar
22
comment Any reason to use a rack-mountable server if I lack a rack to mount it on?
@Luke404 fair enough, but most people equate an expensive rack system with a cheap tower. They look at the CPU and memory specs and base their comparison on that.
Jan
27
comment How to get a service to listen on port 80 on Windows Server 2003
serverfault.com/questions/273875/…
Jan
27
comment How to get a service to listen on port 80 on Windows Server 2003
for Win2008r2, use the netsh utility to add your server to the http.sys system, as long as you have different urls, it can serve both servers on port 80. I think you want this: add urlacl url=http://+:80/MyUri user=DOMAIN\user
Jan
21
comment Backup Strategy for Small Group of Windows XP computers
that's 'cos its Windows. Get a single Linux box and put Bacula on it, or just run Acronis on each client and have it save to the linux server. Or run BackupPC or rsync, or run... there's lots of these solutions.
Jan
5
comment Load balance web services
no, I'm asking can I take down a running service on a host. Not taking down the entire host. Not all systems run a single web server with all services running inside it, imagine I have 10 services all running on different ports as an example (more likely, with name-based web services all running on port 80, each one an individual exe). I want to LB each service individually.
Nov
7
comment SvnServe On Windows With Active Directory Authentication
@user49761: it was on the svn dev mailing lists. Browseable archive is here: mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-dev
Aug
16
comment ntop: Which HTTP downloads (URLs) caused the traffic?
they say so in the question. If you have multiple apps processing http requests you should be able to narrow down which one by looking at which port or ip address is taking the traffic.
Jan
25
comment Bitlocker equivalent for Linux
TrueCrypt is the 'gold standard' for this task.
Jan
9
comment How do I deal with a compromised server?
yet again what starts as "PANIC" turns into "oh, was that all" :)
Dec
15
comment Server memory constantly usage at 91%, but the website is still in staging (cpu 0%)
run commands from Webmin: doxfer.webmin.com/Webmin/CommandShell#The_Command_Shell_module
Dec
8
comment RAID 10 Configuration: 6 x 146GB 15K RPM or 4 x 300 GB 15K RPM?
yes, because write IO doesn't matter when you've cached everything....
Dec
1
comment Accessing ALL Subversion revisions within a file system
you know... I knew that, all DVCSs store everything locally. Ignore my momentary lapse - but leave the comment as its still informative.
Nov
25
comment Accessing ALL Subversion revisions within a file system
really? what happens if you try to access a historical revision?
Nov
18
comment Ignoring .svn directories under IIS
if you update manually, why not have your WC in an area not served by the webserver, and copy the updated files from that directory to the directory that is served. You get the benefit of fast network update, at the cost of some disk space.
Oct
24
comment IPv6 is comming
yup, but running IPv6 over IPv4 means you need an IPv4 address :( so that doesn't solve anything about the scarcity of IPv4 addresses. :)
Oct
18
comment When should one use the following: Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce.com?
you missed the lack of budget/limiting controls on Azure - Microsoft, when you want to blow your entire years budget on the first months hosting that rogue app run at 100% CPU for.