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I'm the Fedora Project Leader. I work for Red Hat — and for the Fedora community at large! – but my posts here are all my own.

Previously, I was a sysadmin in the Academic Computing group at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and before that, I made Boston University Linux.


Jul
8
comment Is it necessary to disable root account on linux servers?
Also see this on our Unix & Linux sister site: Which is the safest way to get root privileges: sudo, su or login?
Jun
13
comment AWS: how to stop cloud-init from disabling root login
Or put the same line in the provided user-data file in a #cloud-config section.
Apr
26
answered Adding tail behaviour where enter adds blank lines to less
Apr
26
revised Adding tail behaviour where enter adds blank lines to less
edited title
Mar
7
revised connection lost to glustferfs when amazon ec2 internal ip address changes
key problem is how to configure glusterfs, really. also, no need random bolding
Mar
6
comment Security concerns in Ubuntu and CentOS
If you standardize on a RHEL derivative, you have the option of paying for actual RHEL for support and updates for systems where you're really concerned about security. You get long-term support and employees working on providing updates, and as a bonus, those employees get a paycheck keep working on that providing updates. (Disclaimer: I work for Red Hat, but I would give this advice when I didn't, too.)
Mar
3
comment SSD for swap on Ubuntu server
That's not entirely true. Read more carefully. Tht said, the information is now over two years old.
Feb
27
answered Can I use EC2 as a random Unix shell?
Feb
23
comment Fedora Linux 18: firewalld Blocking All Ports After firewall-cmd --enable
This is totally it. I filed a bug about this a few months ago, at bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=874912
Feb
23
awarded  Quorum
Feb
12
comment Why does host swap out VMs when there are 16GB of buffer cache and swappiness = 0?
In which case you should investigate using cgroups around your vms.
Feb
12
comment pam_tally2 or pam_faillock account lockout with ssh
This doesn't answer your question directly, but, try fail2ban. (It's in EPEL.)
Feb
8
comment Different Linux Distributions Producing Different Machine Generated Code
What libraries is this program linked against?
Feb
5
comment CentOS log high cpu usage
If this is an answer, answering the question shouldn't be out of scope. If this is just a comment, it shouldn't be an answer.
Feb
4
comment “su” does not work on FreeBSD
Yeah, this. The command given in the question won't work on Linux either.
Jan
22
revised Does no output from euca-describe-images mean I'm not connected to the Eucalyptus cloud?
make subject less vague
Jan
15
answered Apachectl Missing from Apache HTTPD Binary
Jan
15
comment Apachectl Missing from Apache HTTPD Binary
@Kevin: Yes, that's the source code.
Jan
8
comment Why doesn't the aws cloud formation install the packages that I specify?
I assume from your tags that this is an Ubuntu AMI?
Jan
7
awarded  Excavator