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awarded  Nice Answer
May
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revised gpg not enough entropy!
Add essential info from article, with correction.
Jan
28
revised Is there a point where harddrive age (Power On Hours) necessitates replacement?
Add suggested strategy
Jan
24
answered Is there a point where harddrive age (Power On Hours) necessitates replacement?
Jan
24
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Dec
2
revised git clone - fail instead of prompting for credentials
Made the question a more general git question
Dec
2
answered git clone - fail instead of prompting for credentials
Dec
2
comment git clone - fail instead of prompting for credentials
These are both related - trying to piece them together - serverfault.com/questions/61915/…, stackoverflow.com/questions/7772190/….
Dec
2
comment git clone - fail instead of prompting for credentials
If a catch all "batch" mode could be used to disallow prompting for host keys too - this would be ideal.
Dec
2
suggested suggested edit on git clone - fail instead of prompting for credentials
Dec
2
comment git clone - fail instead of prompting for credentials
We have a multi-server Jenkins set up, which annoyingly sits waiting for a prompt until killed if it runs on a new server missing the ssh keys - a way to configure that it will simply fail with a message and non-zero exit code would be useful.
Apr
16
comment How do I tell Git for Windows where to find my private RSA key?
Worth noting - if you have spaces in your home (if you are using win XP/server 2003 you will), then you should prefix the path with a single quote. Bizarrely - if you end it with a quote that will be in the variable...
Jan
1
revised gpg not enough entropy!
added 64 characters in body
Oct
26
comment windows 2003 - why can't serial port be accessed remotely?
Add - upon installing it, the verifying it is broke step failed - the update having been backed out, and reinstalled is not reproducing the problem.
Oct
26
comment windows 2003 - why can't serial port be accessed remotely?
Okay - plan to investigate what changed (hatched by a cunning colleague) - verify it works, dump the registry, install the update & restart, verify it's broke, dump the reg again, diff the two and look for likely suspect configuration changes.
Oct
26
comment windows 2003 - why can't serial port be accessed remotely?
Found here - superuser.com/questions/171794/… - in 2003, go to windows update, click custom (when ready), untick the update, and tick "don't show this update again". Click review and install to apply the change.
Oct
26
comment windows 2003 - why can't serial port be accessed remotely?
I now need to find out how to prevent this being installed again - however, later and different updates may rebreak what ever thing was broken with this.
Oct
26
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Oct
26
answered windows 2003 - why can't serial port be accessed remotely?
Oct
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revised windows 2003 - why can't serial port be accessed remotely?
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