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I'm a professional sysadmin in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. I've been doing sysadmin work since 1996, I've worked for a smattering of companies including Red Hat, two academic institutions, a regional bank, and now a rail transportation and logistics company.


Aug
20
answered SATA Drive order for unknown Ubuntu Distro with multiple partitions
Aug
19
comment CentOS 6 - Kernel 3 from CentOS 7 Repo?
I would recommend not installing a CentOS 7 package on a CentOS 6 system. Going the other way is more acceptable, but I still wouldn't want to do it myself.
Aug
18
comment CISCO UCS servers and linux
I'm running an entire datacenter of UCS with RHEL on them - they work right out of the box for me. Two datacenters, actually, one with 6 chassis and the other with three, all fully populated. Roughly half are VMware ESXi blades. No special tweaks, no funky configuration settings - of the half that are linux, about half of those are booting from local disk, the other half from SAN disk.
Aug
15
comment How do I restrict a removable NTFS drive to domain access only?
There are encryption programs out there that will unlock with a correct login, you'll simply have to find the one that works best for your environment.
Aug
15
comment How do I restrict a removable NTFS drive to domain access only?
"... if the drive is stolen, no one can get at it - correct?" No - if the drive is stolen and not encrypted, anyone can read it by simply plugging it in to another computer.
Aug
13
answered RPM change package name, without changing extracted directory
Aug
10
answered will renaming iptables mean I have no firewall after a reboot?
Aug
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Authenticate users with LDAP and Apache 2.4
Aug
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on VPS - root - shell: tweaking php to import 20mb file with phpMyAdmin
Aug
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on apache locationmatch negative regex
Aug
8
comment How to block a VM from accessing other machines on network - XenServer
It's definitely possible to restrict network connections to RDP-only, but if they can read the file, they can copy the file if they're determined enough. Never underestimate the determination of lazy people to be lazy.
Aug
5
comment How to free linux memory safely to improve server performance
HE has plenty of memory left. It's all in buffers.
Aug
4
comment Port 80 apparently closed ubuntu 14.04
Have you tried to view a web page from another computer behind the firewall?
Aug
4
comment Port 80 apparently closed ubuntu 14.04
Have you started Apache?
Jul
31
comment In LDAP, what exactly IS a bind DN?
Yes. It must correspond to a node that has the capability of carrying a password attribute or otherwise being authenticated against.
Jul
30
answered In LDAP, what exactly IS a bind DN?
Jul
30
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
comment Is it safe to reboot a server open to the internet?
Be very careful about modifying init scripts - doing so can cause false alarms on any intrusion detection software you may have in place, and modifications will be overwritten if the initscripts package is ever updated (e.g. an errata release). I really don't recommend doing that.
Jul
29
comment Is it safe to reboot a server open to the internet?
With SysV startup scripts (i.e. CentOS 6 and earlier), there isn't a good way to do so. CentOS 7 does dependencies as you want - if B depends on A and A fails, B doesn't start. For 7, to see dependencies use systemctl list-dependencies --all (I just looked at the man page for that 30 seconds ago).