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Jan
14
comment How can I drop a MySQL user whose username contains unprintable characters?
I can sympathize with the pedantic stuff.
Jan
13
answered Puppet: how do I run a configtest before restarting a service
Jan
13
comment How can I drop a MySQL user whose username contains unprintable characters?
@ScottDudley did you come up with a solution that suits you?
Jan
9
comment How can I drop a MySQL user whose username contains unprintable characters?
based on this I think you can safely delete the user record manually, as long as you ditch the privileges manually as well... for the record, i've done this without issue in the past too.
Jan
9
comment How can I drop a MySQL user whose username contains unprintable characters?
could it be a CR (\r) or a CRLF (\r\n) and not just a new line, and od or mysql is silently stripping the CR when you spit out the raw?
Jan
9
comment How can I drop a MySQL user whose username contains unprintable characters?
Spun up a test mysql instance; I just added and removed a user with that exact name (with and without a newline at the end) without issue. doesn't help your issue i know, but i'm wondering if something else is afoot.
Jan
9
answered Single virtual machine in ESXi with all cores assigned
Jan
8
answered Puppet ensure file is directory OR link. Or ensure directory only if absent?
Dec
11
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
23
comment Allowing nagios plugin check_dhcp to work without setuid root
Damn...its too easy to forget that site exists.
Jul
23
comment Allowing nagios plugin check_dhcp to work without setuid root
If only Nagios and its child projects could be relieved of their crappy old development methodologies, this would be pretty trivial to fix in a pull request, checking for the specific capability rather than just root or the setuid flag.
Jul
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
23
answered Apache virtualhosts not going
Jul
23
revised Allowing nagios plugin check_dhcp to work without setuid root
added nagios tag, as this is supremely useful to nagios users...
Jul
23
suggested approved edit on Allowing nagios plugin check_dhcp to work without setuid root
Mar
31
comment To use cable management arms or not
I wonder how awesome it would be to manage an environment that homogenous. Throw a SAN, some fiber switches, and six or seven different models/generations of servers in a rack, then try to make it look like those 9000 words.
Mar
26
comment Robustly disabling specific cron.{hourly,daily,weekly} script
Coming back when upgrading the program is a side effect of the package tool in use, can't be fixed via simple means, and isn't the fault of Cron. Some package systems nuke and pave previous files, others diff the new and old, and prompt you if there are changes to review. Regardless, updates that produce unintended behavior should be a frustrating, but routine part of unix systems administration at this point. There are simply too many packages moving too swiftly to regularly review all changes for their impact in each individual environment.
Nov
3
comment NFS client shows everything as nobody:nogroup
we had the same problem after a minor 12.04 upgrade somehow switched everything over to v4 (before it was using v3 without us anything special (which was weird in its own right). The kind of things you get when you take over somebody else's servers.
Nov
1
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
17
answered SFTP - username/password instead of cert (vsFTPd)