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Jun
26
comment Is using sqlplus in a server environment considered as a bad practice?
I've never heard of this being called a bad practice. Are there better practices you could use? Sure - but that fact doesn't make this a bad practice IMHO. I've seen it used before at multiple previous jobs...
Jun
22
comment What can go wrong with yum update?
Worst case? You lose your entire system and all data even on NFS shares that are simply mounted to it. Is that likely? No. Everything else is way too broad - the answer to this question could become a doctoral dissertation in the right (wrong?) hands.
Jun
22
comment Docker container can not access hosts behind VPN
What is the routing table inside your Docker container?
Jun
17
comment #!/usr/bin/expect not working
@Paul - actually, echo is valid in expect. It simply echoes the value passed to it to STDOUT.
Jun
16
comment #!/usr/bin/expect not working
What error (if any) are you getting?
Apr
21
comment XEN Guest error cannot open display
You need a graphical display somewhere. It doesn't have to be on your hypervisor - you can SSH in to your hypervisor from another machine that does have an X server installed and simply forward X (for Red Hat and Fedora type Linuxes, use ssh -Y to accomplish this).
Apr
6
comment CentoOS - iptables issue when trying to enable specific IP
Is the MySQL process running and configured to listen to external requests? By default, MySQL is configured to only listen for UNIX socket connections, not network connections.
Mar
16
comment Data recovery seems impossible after kernel upgrade. MDADM (Raid1) LVM2
This is why things like NetBackup exist.
Mar
12
comment Apache SSL works but the config shows it's only listening on 80 not 443, how is it possible?
Apache has to start as root to bind to privileged (<1024) ports. It then drops privs to apache and runs as that user, so while I've never looked as lsof in this instance, I'm not entirely surprised to see root there.
Mar
6
comment Setting up a private server for Windows and Mac Computers
You need to hire someone now. Seriously, find a good systems administrator, and let them figure out how to get you what you want. Don't start down a path and then hire someone to fix it - that will be more work and headache than anyone wants to deal with.
Feb
26
comment Risk of starting NTP on database server?
@JonathanJ - NTP has difficulty correcting time skews greater than 5 minutes, and when set up per "standard" documentstion (of which there are several sets, admittedly) first syncs the time in one jump then maintains sync by adjusting drift.
Feb
23
comment Is using distro-bundled LAMP the best choice?
The answer to this question is so highly dependent on your individual specific use case that there is no good answer. It may even change from one project to another.
Feb
20
comment How to filter ldap user logins on linux?
You may need to modify/tweak pam_member_attribute to get this to work. At least, it looks that way to me.
Feb
5
comment nfs mount passwordless login
From whereever you are attempting to log in to sandbox2 from.
Feb
5
comment nfs mount passwordless login
Does passwordless login work on sandbox1 ?
Feb
5
comment nfs mount passwordless login
Are you using automount to mount your home directory?
Feb
4
comment Port not accessible on Linux server
Ok, something is wrong with your network. The web page is avialable, the port is open. This is demonstrated by the successful telnet on the server.
Feb
4
comment Port not accessible on Linux server
When you pull up the page in your browser, what is the error you get? If you simply get a blank page, what shows up in the window when you "View Source"?
Feb
4
comment Port not accessible on Linux server
Stop changing the port. Pick one port and use it.
Feb
4
comment Port not accessible on Linux server
Now you've gone and changed the port you're talking about. Are you trying to get to port 8080 or 8283 from the web browser?