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answered 64-bit and 32-bit Linux distros
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Nov
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comment Repositories for CentOS that don't suck?
I just want to comment that this is by design. CentOS is a rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which includes a tailored set of packages which are given careful scrutiny. This set is getting pretty long in the tooth given how ancient (in Internet years) RHEL 5 is. RHEL 6 should address some of that in that it'll have more modern tools included (git, for example). But even then, if you want a wider world, the general answer of "add EPEL" is a good one. Or, if you want the whole universe and are willing to trade off enterprise stability, that's what Fedora is for.
Nov
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answered Downloading and running a custom set of scripts in the cobbler kickstart file for Fedora
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answered E-mail alias, bandwidth usage
Nov
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comment Remote Linux server monitoring
Or Icinga icinga.org , which is a fork of Nagios due to that program's problematic open-core development model. It's a lot prettier and is likely to advance in features more quickly.
Nov
18
comment Is SSH Key Exchange more secure than password authentication?
Y'know, part of the sysadmins job is to protect them from themselves. :)
Nov
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comment Is SSH Key Exchange more secure than password authentication?
Also, as noted in number 2, the users are using the same password everywhere. Sigh.
Nov
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comment Is SSH Key Exchange more secure than password authentication?
Sirex -- right; they steal your password and use it on other systems. Note in the question that the passwords are used as the "LAN A/D". So, they steal your password from the ssh login server and then have access to the Windows server as well. Additionally, now, whenever the system is compromised, you have to go through the "okay, everyone change your password again" fire-drill.
Nov
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answered Is SSH Key Exchange more secure than password authentication?
Nov
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answered How to simulate high video payload to benchmark an SSD?
Nov
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comment Why does my Apache server keep stopping?
You may see the oom-killer messages simply by typing dmesg. If you're lucky.
Nov
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answered Why does my Apache server keep stopping?
Nov
17
comment installing package kernel-2.6.36-2.x86_64 needs 52MB on the / filesystem
More information needed, please. What distribution? Are you using LVM? Do you have other storage available? What all is on / already? (Any other separate partitions?)
Nov
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answered How can I switch Linux running OS from disk to running from RAM without restarting?
Nov
17
comment Man In The Middle Attacks vs. SSL Certificate Authorities
See for example: mozilla.org/projects/security/certs/included
Nov
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comment Linux: hosts.allow, hosts.deny - how do I allow all except hosts mentioned in hosts.deny
I think this is the best approach. Put ALL:ALL in hosts.deny, and make exceptions in hosts.allow. In this case (allow most everything), that means starting with a really large exception -- but that's okay.
Nov
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comment Changing memory allocation policy on Linux
Unless you're on Red Hat / Fedora, in which case that won't work. You didn't specify. :) (In fact, on those distributions, the numactl utility, with its man pages, are in the Base group and so installed by default on every system.)
Nov
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comment Threading of PGP Whole Disk Encryption on server
Beware of the TrueCrypt license. See: lists.freedesktop.org/archives/distributions/2008-October/…