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CTO of XDA Developers.

Linux systems are my specialty. As with any good system administrator, I dabble in networking, storage, virtualization, Android, and more.

LOPSA since 2008

I enjoy spending time with my family, social media, gaming and going backpacking. I have also blogged professionally for MakeUseOf, Lifehacker, and my own personal blog about system adminstration.


Jan
13
answered Can't get PDO MySQL driver to work on PHP
Jan
11
revised How do I collect SNMP readings from intermittently-connected sites?
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Jan
11
answered Server seems up, but accepts no connections whatsoever
Jan
11
comment Why is ntpd not updating the time on my server?
I was the admin on several VPS platforms, none of them (openvz, Xen) have access to set the clock on the system. They all had to be done at the host level. Submit a ticket with your host to indicate the time is off, they should be running ntp and have the time synchronized for you.
Jan
10
comment Why is ntpd not updating the time on my server?
After you use ntpdate to set the clock, use 'hwclock --systohc' to sync "running" time to your hardware clock. It is supposed to sync on a reboot but if your machine crashes (or otherwise had a problem doing a proper shutdown) it could not sync it.
Jan
10
answered Why is ntpd not updating the time on my server?
Jan
10
revised Calculate Days Since 1/1/1970
Remove backticks replace with $() as recommended.
Jan
10
revised Calculate Days Since 1/1/1970
Update for spelling and grammar.
Jan
10
answered Calculate Days Since 1/1/1970
Jan
3
answered Is a Hostname A Entry necessary?
Jan
3
answered Own server, multiple website: most secure PHP setup
Dec
20
answered What is the best way to configure the number of workers in Apache?
Dec
20
answered How can I check whether a domain is occupier without fear that whois provider will immediately register it?
Dec
20
comment Problem closing Port 25
If you telnet to port 25 (from the outside), what banner does it show? Are you certain it is connecting to your Windows 2008 server?
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Dec
6
answered Skills to run a server
Dec
3
answered Lots of DNS lookup
Dec
3
comment Tar directory gives me error, won't let me tar!
That would be my guess as well.
Dec
3
answered Dropped packets in Linux
Nov
19
awarded  Popular Question