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Jul
12
comment Booting Linux - disable need for required login
Are you saying "should a user be able to login for to our server without a username and password?". If so, do you mean use svn without a username and password? Ssh in without a username and password? Or still using usernames but not passwords?
Jul
12
comment How to configure OpenSSH to ask for user name instead of using current local login?
+1 for the ~/.ssh/config - this makes life so much easier.
Jul
12
comment Adding a yum repo to puppet before doing anything else
Puppet uses a declarative language, so it does not worry about the order of things in the file. Your first paragraph is wrong I'm afraid. The correct way to do this is to use the require keyword, which you have done in the second part.
Jun
30
answered How to Chown a directory recursively including hidden files or directories
Jun
30
comment Fastest, surest way to erase a hard drive?
One pass is enough on modern drives - see serverfault.com/questions/959/… and blogs.sans.org/computer-forensics/2009/01/15/…
Jun
30
revised How should I securely wipe data from a hard drive?
updated link
Jun
26
answered I'm DOSing my own Apache server, and I can't stop immediately. What can I do to make things better in the short term?
Jun
26
comment I'm DOSing my own Apache server, and I can't stop immediately. What can I do to make things better in the short term?
I like the username :)
Jun
24
answered OpenSSH login on Ubuntu
Jun
24
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
24
comment What are useful .screenrc settings?
To check what you clash with you could consult superuser.com/questions/120333/… (which I asked with this in mind).
Jun
24
answered help with iptables cannot connect to web server
Jun
24
answered How do I install ImageMagick 6.5.6 on Debian Lenny?
Jun
4
comment Why give owner anything other than 7 for file permissions?
rm -rf will delete read only files that you own. However rm -r will prompt you about read only directories. Another option is to put alias rm='rm -i' in /etc/bash.bashrc
Jun
2
answered How do I cleanly remove ruby 1.8.7 from CentOS 5?
May
28
accepted How to tell rails to use non-default ruby?
May
25
asked How to tell rails to use non-default ruby?
May
25
answered Karmic iptables missing kernel moduyles on OpenVZ container
May
22
awarded  Notable Question
May
21
revised What are useful .screenrc settings?
Updated to refer to byobu.