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Hi! I'm a junior UNIX systems administrator working in the Seattle area.


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awarded  Yearling
Jun
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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answered Several companies networks in parallel isolation (developer network, normal network users, management, etc) and how to secure them?
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Jan
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comment Site Goes Offline Every Day At Midnight - No One Knows Why
What about setting up a cron script on the server that pings, say, google.com and logs the results to a log file?
Jan
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comment Site Goes Offline Every Day At Midnight - No One Knows Why
That's the beauty of it - we need to figure out exactly what's going on, before we can decide what action to take. If you can, post sections of the logs on here and it might give a bit more insight on what's going on.
Sep
21
comment FreeBSD crash course for a Debian administrator?
I personally find BSD's ports system to be quite elegant - it's fairly easy to manage, fairly easy to upgrade, and it doesn't have a ton of extra complexities like any other ports-like systems, like portage on Gentoo.
Sep
3
comment how do I create an SVN user for debian linux?
Point being, if you're not using svnserve, then you're likely looking at plain UNIX stuff for authentication, like /etc/passwd, /etc/ssh/sshd_config, ~/.ssh/authorized_keys, etc. etc.
Sep
3
comment how do I create an SVN user for debian linux?
That only has an effect if you're using svnserve to serve files... if you're doing something weird like using rsync or pure SSH (not SVN+SSH), then it wholly depends on which user the subversion client logs in as (if it's a single user for every machine in the department, then you'd want to see if everyone's SSH .pub key is in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys. Otherwise, if they login as themselves, make sure each user on the SVN server can actually login/transfer stuff over SSH/rsync without Subversion.)
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awarded  Commentator
Sep
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comment How to get cheap disaster recovery for a 124 TB Isilon filesystem?
I don't know how many files we have; again, I haven't really touched our Isilon cluster. :)
Sep
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comment How to get cheap disaster recovery for a 124 TB Isilon filesystem?
We have roughly 400 TB of storage or so. Nothing really Isilon specific - if I were to guess, the Overland tape changer is either mounting the Isilon system through NFS, or there's a dedicated machine that the Overland tape changer is attached to.
Sep
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answered How to get cheap disaster recovery for a 124 TB Isilon filesystem?
Sep
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comment have to enter full path everytime
mononym: .profile will work just fine, though if you have a .bash_profile as well, then if you're using bash, bash will favor .bash_profile over .profile AFAIK.
Sep
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comment have to enter full path everytime
Ignacio: You're correct. You can do this instead, then: PATH="$PATH:/usr/lib/php/bin" :)
Sep
2
answered Guide to setting up a RHEL5 dedicated web-server for a LAMP website?
Sep
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answered have to enter full path everytime
Aug
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answered allow torrent download iptable
Aug
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comment Mass deployment of OSX software?
Awesome! Let us know how it goes. :)
Aug
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comment Easiest linux editor for windows person
mamu: I disagree. Try using "more" or "less" without knowing any of the vi keystrokes.