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Nov
20
comment Routing all traffic thru socks proxy using ssh -D
With MacOS in particular, trusting the global proxy settings needs to be verified.
Nov
17
comment which daemons are running?
You misunderstand me I think. I loved it before, but now I am fascinated by it. IMO best OS ever, far better that iOS. I'm actually going stop ssh'ing into places and sshfs them down to me, so i can stay in it all the time ;)
Nov
16
comment which daemons are running?
It's quite nice. I was debating moving back to linux a while ago, but realistically, that's just crazytalk ;) However, launchctl should do it all, it's supposed to be running everything.
Nov
15
comment which daemons are running?
Right... but here's the thing: Those tools work, yes, but there is an almost dual nature to osX I'm finding. My mental model is exactly that, find, top, etc. I work with linux mostly, and I'm familiar with BSD. However launchd and the rest of the osX stuff especially DirectoryServices, is a bit odd to me, and recently it's been hammered home that even though macports makes me feel like it's linux, I am missing a great deal by sticking to familiar tools. I greatly dislike all this stuff running, thus my initial question.
Nov
15
asked which daemons are running?
Nov
15
comment How do I activate launchd logging on OS X?
I've realized that this OS needs admin, just like anything else. Was totally looking for this after a day of screaming "WTF where is the verbose flag!" OSX rocks, sure, but tricky to get a handle on. Thx +1
Nov
12
answered what is simplest VPN type approach to use with home network when travelling?
Oct
25
accepted Exactly how does one navigate through ubuntu's startup files?
Oct
18
revised Exactly how does one navigate through ubuntu's startup files?
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Oct
18
comment debian python2.6 as default?
bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-support/+bug/224438
Oct
18
comment debian python2.6 as default?
I can say now that aptitude checks to ensure that python is a symlink to /usr/bin/python2.6. This bypasses the alternatives system. Perhaps that need for debian_default python, plus the availability virtualenv and buildout, are why python is not configured with alternatives.
Oct
18
comment How can I start nginx via upstart?
By the way, it turns out that in /sbin there are start and stop commands for upstart jobs. They worked for me. Now, they link back to initctl, so I'm unsure why they work, but they do.
Oct
18
asked Exactly how does one navigate through ubuntu's startup files?
Oct
18
comment How can I start nginx via upstart?
The wiki in general. The man pages are ok, but they sure are not 'info' pages, which usually are much more detailed.
Oct
9
accepted debian python2.6 as default?
Sep
26
comment How can I start nginx via upstart?
Unfortunately, that wiki seems to imply that it is only version 0.5. It is very strange to me that such an important change is documented in that fashion.
Aug
8
comment I'm setting up Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, where exactly should all my installs go?
@littlejim84 serverfault.com/questions/15334/… This is a similar question with a different focus. HTH
Aug
8
comment I'm setting up Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, where exactly should all my installs go?
PPA == personal package archive. It's a way to build your own debian style package for a piece of software, and have it installed like any other. Nice touch because you can get the newest updates ( and bugs/bugfixes).
Aug
8
answered I'm setting up Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, where exactly should all my installs go?
Aug
8
comment I'm setting up Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, where exactly should all my installs go?
He's compiling nginx for the dev version, although it seems he is unaware of the ubuntu ppa system.