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Jul
16
comment Stale NFS handle
"shouldn't" != "isn't". Once you've ruled out the likely things, check for the unlikely, then once you rule those out, rule out the impossible.
Jul
15
comment How do I find out my IP address on a unix-like box?
Some unix variants need the "-a" option passed to ifconfig to get informative output.
Jul
15
comment Basic Automation
Yes, that one. reductivelabs.com/trac/puppet
Jul
14
comment sudo to super-user after scp
I'd think that keeping a password in an expect script would violate some kind of policy...
Jul
14
comment create 'virtual file' from bash command output?
then it's not an attachment, which seems likely to be harder to use for the recipient
Jul
14
comment Send email on behalf of clients
You'd have to add SPF records to the client's DNS, which seems unlikely.
Jul
13
comment Need - fast exhaustive memory testing tool for Dell server
+1 works from CD/DVD, USB stick, floppy, or PXE
Jul
13
comment BIND/Named: disabled recursion, client to use alternative servers
What OS are the clients? You could use puppet (or something like it) to edit the hosts file for you automatically.
Jul
12
comment Why is sourcing in .screenrc not supported?
try $HOME/bin/screen/file.screen
Jul
9
comment How can I uninstall software from an RHEL 5 system?
@jtimberman: well, okay... I don't install directly via CPAN or EGG on any RHEL/CentOS system I care about either: I make an RPM out of it and install that.
Jul
7
comment Timeout ssh sessions after inactivity?
With autodetach off, they'd basically never notice. If you included something like 'defescape "^ "' (or at least to a more obscure control sequence than ^A) it'd be impossible or unlikely for them to actually treat screen like screen; they'd just see "screen" if they echo'd the TERM var, and even that you could change to vt100.
Jul
7
comment Timeout ssh sessions after inactivity?
This simply doesn't do what's wanted at all. The ClientAliveInterval causes the sshd server to (essentially) send a ping through the ssh channel to see if the client is still there. It's not useful for idling out the user.
Jul
6
comment Do you use physical locks on your mobile (or even desktop) PCs?
FYI: basing my guesses about nail clippers and laptop cable locks on how bike thieves get by bicycle cable locks, which are basically the same, but thicker
Jul
6
comment How are services mapped to the files in /etc/pam.d?
oh yeah. I'll update.
Jul
6
comment Server Hosting from your House - $200 to $300 per month range
Is that 2.5Gb symmetric, or 2.5Gb down and a few Mbit up?
Jul
4
comment Is there any linux shellmenu available?
better if it's .bash_profile, which gets run at login. .bashrc happens for every shell and anything interactive can cause problems
Jul
3
comment Possibilities of connecting to linux box console without network
HP has "iLO". It's all based around IPMI.
Jul
2
comment How can you browse the links in Man?
with "pinfo -m" you can the "links". Man doesn't really have links, though.
Jul
2
comment How can you browse the links in Man?
"pinfo -m" gives you man's manuals. Without the -m option, you'll get a different (info) version of the docs unless there is none (in which case it will return the man page), which may be more or less complete. Many GNU packages update the info pages and don't touch the man pages, other packages update man and have an outdated info page.
Jun
29
comment What is the best way to sync iCal calendars between multiple Macs on the same network?
Agreed. I sync iCal on two Macs, plus an iPhone; works great and any old web browser will work in a pinch.