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bio website eric.eisenhart.name
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When I'm not bicycling, I'm a Linux SysAdmin. I'm on the board of my local bicycle advocacy group.

Bikes are my primary transportation. A 2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker, set up as a commuter and a 2012 Trek Ion CX. I also take the bus, but do not own a car.

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Nov
9
comment How do I install the main repositories for RHEL6
The loaded plugins should include rhnplugin. Is that not installed? Is it not enabled? Is it broken in some way?
Oct
17
comment How to write a path with dots in sshd_config
You tried ChrootDirectory "/var/www/ftp.user" (putting quotes around the argument)? Then the dot isn't the problem. "All components of the pathname must be root-owned directories that are not writable by any other user or group." means that the ftp.user directory can't be writable the user 'ftpuser' or any other user that isn't root.
Oct
17
comment Using VMWare Workstation, to convert a physical Win2008 into a templtae
@SndLt: You're trying to nest a thing inside itself. It doesn't logically add up.
Oct
16
comment Notified when a file controlled by puppet is going to be changed by yum
This is lovely. I sure wish it knew to ignore %config(noreplace) stuff, though, since those aren't actually going to be overwritten.
Aug
2
comment ifconfig eth0 RX dropped packets
You're dropping 0.002% of incoming packets. Why are you worrying about it?
Jul
5
comment Access to the site without a port
"www.domain.com" is equivalent to "www.domain.com:80". 80 is the default port for HTTP. If you have another process already using port 80, you need either a separate IP address or a different port. Or you need to configure apache to proxy...
Jul
5
comment Plesk cron iOS notifications randomly stopped working
Have you tried running the cron job manually? Have you tried connecting to gateway.push.apple.com on port 2195?
Jun
10
comment Is there a way to iterate or increment a counter with Puppet
See also: stackoverflow.com/a/6403457/116207
Jun
10
comment Is there a way to iterate or increment a counter with Puppet
Is instance_number consistently used as the last octet of the IP address?
May
30
comment Quitting Screens With Same Name With SSH
@Runner: Either will work.
May
17
comment
@EvanCarroll: What kind of system admin work do you do? In what kind of environment? For how long? What's your sysadmin cred?
May
17
comment
@EvanCarroll What do you do for a living? Are you a professional system or network administrator?
May
14
comment Linux mail command not working like it used to
What's the new and old version of the OS? You probably simply aren't running the same 'mail' command. Check man mail for the options.
May
14
comment Puppet generating variables inside script
There are other ways to make something like this work if you had a puppet server, but I believe you can do it it in 2 puppet runs if you're careful with conditionals.
May
14
comment
@KronoS: Yes, I'm aware that the communities and sites are very different. Compared to Bicycles.SE: SF is a significantly larger site. SF has a larger pool of active close-voters. SF is significantly more tolerant of rude behavior. SF is better about closing not-constructive questions quickly. SF is much less likely to hold the hands of new users.
May
14
comment
@Ladadadada: I believe I can handle the load. On bicycles.se, I average 1 or 2 flags a day. I believe a tenfold increase would be quite manageable.
May
14
comment
@Iain: I thought an election for 2 spots needed more than 3 candidates, and I do believe I would do a good job. I really don't expect to win, given that there's a couple candidates with much higher rep (and other metrics) now.
May
10
comment Rebuild rpm under centos
This needs more background. Why don't you use the MySQL packages that come with CentOS?
May
8
comment How to escape spaces in an rpm spec “source” item?
Yes, this is software that I'm just unzipping into a directory, with no real build process.
Feb
21
comment ssh public key authentication
Is your public key in .ssh/authorized_keys on the server? Is your private key in one of the standard files in .ssh on your client?