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A paranoid sys-admin, somewhere in the galaxy.


Feb
21
comment trigger port forwarding from terminal
missing the host: telnet hostnameOrIP 5106
Nov
30
comment How to move the /root directory on Debian
Perhaps make a new question describing the purpose of your case and you could come with great answers.
Nov
30
comment How to move the /root directory on Debian
You're welcome. But remember moving /root is a bad practice. Perhaps you could change a bit and make /home/bigrootfiles and mount/link it to some directory inside /root. If your "big files" are for some service. The best practice on Debian is to put them in /var/lib/somename
Nov
30
comment How to move the /root directory on Debian
My solution don't give's you access to root's files, but if your /home doesn't mount, there is a valid /root directory. It's some graceful fallback. As said, you shouldn't move your /root.
Nov
30
comment How to move the /root directory on Debian
For 95% of servers config, this should work. Perhaps more, perhaps less, but for sure, it's not 100%.
Nov
30
comment How to move the /root directory on Debian
Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
Nov
30
comment How to move the /root directory on Debian
/root is an official directory in *nix. If some program assume that your system respects standard, it will fail and you will not know why. And the error message can be weird (as every error message for unexpected behaviors).
Nov
30
comment How to move the /root directory on Debian
I would really not try that. It can be a nightmare soon.
Nov
28
comment I screwed up, exit in .bashrc
@Aleksandr Levchuk done
Nov
24
comment virtual system admin
It's time to start a "computer janitor" service
Nov
24
comment Clone ubuntu linux hard disk
I made an assumptions here that will be false in a near future. I consider that your disk use an MBR, future disk (>2TB) will not any more be usable with standard MBR and this solution will not work any more.
Nov
23
comment Are there any corporate antivirus solutions that are not license based?
@Tom true, sorry, one day I will remember all the articles of all the licenses I have accepted.
Nov
23
comment How can I view my remote desktop that is behind a NAT router
fast solution but insecure
Nov
22
comment DIs there any method to create my own sources.list file for Ubuntu and make it work well?
what do you mean by "I cannot get root right"? You should be the root and you can't gain it back or the root it someone else?
Nov
22
comment SSH Port Forwarding for legal filesharing on remote network
perhaps there is a port field in your client, in this case, use localhost as server and 1412 as port
Nov
22
comment SSH Port Forwarding for legal filesharing on remote network
you have to change dcserver and linuxbox with connect address/IP, change the user name.
Nov
21
comment What steps should I take to determine the root cause of linux server failure?
I usually use less, it's minimal, but a little more user friendly than more. It works in command line. Basically type less /var/log/messages, you can scroll up and down with arrows, you can search by typing /text, jump to next found with n, previous with N and go to end with G