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Apr
23
comment Is minimum latency fixed by the speed of light?
Light always travels in a straight line, unless it meets a medium interface where there exists a difference between the refractive index of the two media. If the angle is obtuse enough, the difference is large enough, and the current medium's index higher than the other then what happens is the light reflects back into the first medium. This is how a fiber optic cable works. As the cable curves, the light ray bounces side to side along the cable as it travels down it, making the distance the light ray travels longer than the length of the actual cable.
Apr
23
answered Is minimum latency fixed by the speed of light?
Apr
22
comment How do I list currently running shell scripts?
Except being in the middle of kernel code. Not even SIGKILL can interrupt that.
Apr
22
comment How do I list currently running shell scripts?
@Nick: Normally kill sends a SIGTERM to the process, allowing it to shut down appropriately. Adding -9 sends a SIGKILL instead, causing it to shut down forcibly without any chance of cleanup. See the signal(7) man page for some more details.
Apr
22
comment How do I list currently running shell scripts?
kill -9? You're new, aren't you.
Apr
22
answered How do I list currently running shell scripts?
Apr
22
comment Installing Linux kernel 2.6.25.14 on RHEL 5.4
Which issues? It might be work trying to backport the relevant modules if possible.
Apr
22
answered how to mount a partition inside a partition
Apr
22
answered Apache and linux file permissions
Apr
21
answered difference between braces and normal brackets in bash?
Apr
21
answered Wine and windows virus
Apr
21
answered To update or to not update?
Apr
19
answered Bash - how can i pass variable to command and read its output
Apr
18
answered Is Rsync like subversion, but for a server?
Apr
18
answered Which iptables rule do you think is a 'must have'
Apr
17
answered mv ,,, to *?
Apr
17
answered How to disable hiddev96 in linux (or tell it to ignore a specific device)
Apr
17
comment Starting with administering a linux box
Be careful with HTF though. Some of their instructions are... suspect, and without the proper knowledge already in place it's hard to know what to avoid doing.
Apr
17
comment Is there a *Nix tool that can be used to format command output that is too wide for the screen?
Note that you can still scroll horizontally without -S. When scrolled to the first column it will wrap, but once you scroll right the text will be "unwrapped".
Apr
17
comment how do I find this file /usr/local/lib/php.ini
That... doesn't sound like that's where that file would be...