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I have quite a collection of hats, and wear most of them professionally on a daily basis. Software engineer, electrical engineer, systems administrator, graphic designer, product designer, and more.

I work for a small biotech company in Southern California.


Feb
12
comment How do I tell if apache is running as prefork or worker?
I confirmed via the apache documentation at httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mpm.html that MPMs can be built as DSO modules and dynamically loaded with the LoadModule directive, on "Unix and similar platforms". So the MPM can indeed be changed at load time under certain circumstances (which might be the most common configuration these days..)
Feb
12
comment How do I tell if apache is running as prefork or worker?
FYI, according to httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mpm.html the MPM can be a static module on all platforms, or built as a DSO (on Unix). When it is built as a static module, "The server must be rebuilt in order to change the MPM." Is the apache documentation incorrect about the static module MPM being unchangeable except by rebuilding the server?
Feb
12
comment How do I tell if apache is running as prefork or worker?
@ChrisJohnson, interesting discovery... My understanding was that the MPM could not be changed by configuration, only by compilation. It seems the OP thought the same, since he commented on his question with "or more technically 'compiled to run as'". I'll look into reproducing your answer and once I've confirmed it I'll revoke mine.
Jun
21
comment Can I move an entire software RAID1 array containing Linux to another machine?
I'm pretty sure I have AHCI enabled. Is that the only pre-requisite for hotplugging when using Linux?
Jun
21
comment Can I move an entire software RAID1 array containing Linux to another machine?
Thanks for answer. Additional thanks for the tip on the ethernet devices!
Apr
19
comment How do I assign an SELinux label to a symlink with semanage so it persists after a relabel?
Wow, I got the Popular Question badge for this one, and no votes?
Dec
28
comment Escaping a password using mysqldump console
For something similar to using --defualts-file for mysql, see serverfault.com/a/313965/53106
Dec
27
comment Do you use the same root password for every device?
+1 for PasswordMaker
Nov
3
comment Why does Red Hat Linux report less free memory on the system than is actually available?
A simple explanation is also provided here: linuxatemyram.com
Sep
30
comment Does changing default port number actually increase security?
+1 This is a great point. Targeted threats are a lot more dangerous than random probes (the script kiddies just move on to easier targets if you have any decent security). The targeted attacker may know a lot more about specific vulnerabilities or even password patterns. It's good to be able to recognize these attacks outside of the swarm of spam on port 22.