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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
2
comment Possible to ignore the users shell in “su” command?
The shell puts it's own identity into the $SHELL environment variable, but /etc/passwd is where su is looking for which shell to run. ` - ` is passed on to the shell invocation telling it to act as a "login" shell (bash runs a profile file instead of a bashrc file, changes working directory, etc)
Nov
2
comment Possible to ignore the users shell in “su” command?
That will still attempt to use the shell that's in /etc/passwd, which seems to be the bigger problem.
Oct
31
comment Updating to Exchange 2013 - any way to do it now?
@RobM: I think it's just waiting on SPs for the older Exchange releases that are compatible with the AD schema for 2013.
Oct
30
comment bind: blackhole for invalid recursive queries?
@UdoG: Have you tried adding allow-query "none"; to the zone "." config?
Oct
28
comment bind: blackhole for invalid recursive queries?
Wouldn't it be better to identify the hex strings for all domains that the server should be responding to, do the above to allow those, and drop all other udp/53 trafic?
Jun
29
comment What do I need to mount devices with threaded round holes in a server rack with square holes?
Our cage-nut puller looks sorta like oversized nail clippers, like the bottom picture here: dalvenjah.foxfire.net/2010/01/the-real-cage-nut-tool
Jun
8
comment How to restrict mailman list subscriptions to certain domains?
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Simply put ^(?!.*example\.edu) or ^(?!.*(example\.edu|example\.com)) in the ban list?
Jun
8
comment How to restrict mailman list subscriptions to certain domains?
@Zoredache: yes. Might do that for some, but when "internal" is a population of thousands, list advertisement is useful I'm also assuming the spammers have the list names saved now.
May
15
comment How to use a custom status command for a service in puppet?
@ShaneMadden: Puppet doesn't necessarily need full paths to commands, though assuming it needs them doesn't hurt anything. In addition to a some sort of default path (PATH in environment daemon was started in?) exec accepts a path param and you can set a default path with Exec { path => '/usr/bin:/bin' } or Exec { path => ['/usr/bin'],['/bin']}. There's a similar 'path' on Service, but it appears to be primarily used with certain providers for finding init scripts, rather than as a normal shell-style command search path.
Jan
29
comment Puppet Ubuntu remove packages no longer required
Wouldn't it be clearer how to extend this to more packages if the package had notify => Exec['autoremove'] instead of the subscribe in the exec?
Jan
28
comment How to install mcrypt on RHEL5
@Jamie: Feel free to make an edit to the answer itself to make that clearer
Jan
28
comment How to install mcrypt on RHEL5
@Jamie: The question was about RHEL5, not RHEL6. Just now I updated the example URL and made it clearer that somebody should really check that EPEL FAQ to get the right URL.
Jan
24
comment Odd entries in DNS lookup log
@WilliamMorris: The numbers for ip→name lookups are backwards so that hierarchy works out right.
Jan
21
comment Good personal proxy for OpenSUSE - Squid?
"should I use squid?", "should I use OpenSUSE?", "where can I find a tutorial?"
Jan
20
comment Good personal proxy for OpenSUSE - Squid?
You seem to be asking multiple different questions here. The Q&A format used here is intended for one question per question.
Jan
16
comment
@TylerShads: It's existence isn't secret.
Jan
15
comment How to verify if a dedicated server is really dedicated?
@Tech4Wilco: No, it just means you don't have dmidecode install. Do you have apt or yum or something like that, that you can install dmidecode with?
Jan
14
comment Nginx daemon doesn't want to stop on Ubuntu
Welcome to Server Fault! While this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Dec
2
comment What software is available to keep track of hundreds of servers?
While this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include some details along with the link.
Dec
2
comment Server RAID died. How would you recover data from its drives?
@StuThompson: HP has made a point through the years of keeping the on-disk RAID format the same. Basically with HP if the drives can be hooked up to another of their RAID controllers it will work. With most other vendors this is not true.