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I have far too many years in the IT industry for me to want to think about it.

Nov
26
asked Apache reverse proxy forwarding different source IP ranges to different destination URLs
Nov
5
asked Proxy server that redirects on 401
Feb
19
comment Guide to Apache performance monitoring and capacity planning?
Yes. I'd seen both of those. I could perhaps have been clearer - this is a site already in operation and load-testing isn't going to be possible. I want to retrofit some decent monitoring, understand when limits are getting close, and what to do about them. SO more about day-to-day actions than up front preparation
Feb
19
asked Guide to Apache performance monitoring and capacity planning?
Jan
24
comment Specifying a specific source address for an Apache forward proxy
Thanks. Aargh. I searched for "source address" with a space, and for some reason it didn't come up in the google searches I did.
Jan
24
asked Specifying a specific source address for an Apache forward proxy
Dec
3
awarded  Tumbleweed
Nov
11
comment Standards for documenting/designing infrastructure
From a very quick look, it seems more aimed at the datacentre physical information, but it looks interesting. Without network paths, it's probably not a lot of help to me right now, but I'll keep an eye on how it develops. The pricing is a bit prohibitive too, if I only want to model a single environment.
Nov
9
accepted How to configure openVPN to only allow traffic between clients?
Nov
9
asked Standards for documenting/designing infrastructure
Oct
16
awarded  Scholar
Oct
16
comment Can I use Veritias Storage Manager to provide HA storage using server-local storage?
Thanks. The question was rendered irrelevant as the data centre policies turned out to forbid shared file systems for solutions like the one we have, but this may well be useful in future
Oct
16
accepted Can I use Veritias Storage Manager to provide HA storage using server-local storage?
Oct
15
comment Can I use Veritias Storage Manager to provide HA storage using server-local storage?
Linux (RH). Although if pushed, we could do Solaris.
Oct
15
comment Can I use Veritias Storage Manager to provide HA storage using server-local storage?
Servers are all co-located. And immediately isn't really in near time, it's arbitairily close to when the file has completed uploading
Oct
13
comment Can I use Veritias Storage Manager to provide HA storage using server-local storage?
Immediately means the uploaded file may be used (by some other device) as soon as the ftp upload session is closed (one app uploads the file, and when the upload is complete, immediately instructs another device to download it).
Oct
11
comment “distributing” ftp server?
I only need it consistent after the file is closed, so I don't think it us necessarily more than the protocol provides. The server could upload the file locallly (or to one of the underying servers), then copy it on close. This seems pretty much what Tahoe-LAFS does for ftp front-ends, for instance. I ran across DRBD (www.drbd.org) which is another alternative approach
Oct
11
asked Can I use Veritias Storage Manager to provide HA storage using server-local storage?
Oct
10
comment “distributing” ftp server?
Running a script after the upload isn't good enough. That's the same (in effect) as rsync. The file may well get used/retrieved from one of the slave servers before that script has completed running. The replicated file system might be interesting, but "In the period after the close but before the upload has finished, the closed file may not appear in directory listings, or may appear with an incorrect modification time. " seems to suggest it does not guaranteee the ftp session will finish only when the file is properly available. It's not very clear from the site what really happens here.
Oct
10
awarded  Student