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comment Configuration management: push versus pull based topology
yea, ansible can use many sources for its dynamic inventory, so for example the ESX API. That way you know about a VM as soon as it is created, and can run plays on a pattern match.
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comment Setting expires headers for static content served from nginx
Remember nginx matches by location only, so this is an extremely common problem. Also file extension matches are always a source of problems, especially with PHP. first make sure you have a root set, either globally or if not, set one in the location bracket.
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comment What is /bin/dash?
echo ${a#123} is not a bashism, it's part of the POSIX Parameter expansion spec. pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/… You just don't get the more advanced sed style Bash ones, The posix ones are substring style + simple expansion characters. Meaning, POSIX also allows echo ${a#*6}
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comment What is /bin/dash?
Wait, what? To find your currently executing shell you should not need to use ps, I use do echo $0
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answered How to extend a Linux PV partition online after virtual disk growth
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comment Nginx. Server directive inheritance.
That's what I thought as well, in other words location blocks are not inherited to server blocks. This is unlike how Apache does it, where you can have locations defined outside of virtualhosts, that are inherited by all virtualhosts. With Nginx you must explicitly include the common configs, in each server block.
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comment Setting expires headers for static content served from nginx
I personally appreciate clarifications, especially for future searchers because they often show up long after the original post. +1 :P
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Oct
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comment Cat 6e vs Cat 6a
1. 10GBASE-T IS NOT the copper 10G Ethernet of the past, neither of which is/was really practical for home use. 2. If you're comparing SPF +, 10GBASE-CR, or any other datacenter to multimode fiber... then you're right fiber is the better choice. However neither is the good ol` cheap modular 8P8C's that would be found in MOST homes. Obviously special needs like yours demand special considerations, but the new cat 6a's for 10GBASE-T is the future path from 1000BASE-T.
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answered Cat 6e vs Cat 6a
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comment Where I work everybody logs in as root
The worst aspect about your situation isn't the bad practice, because by virtue of having experience, things could be fixed. The true problem is that nobody seems to understand the seriousness of bad practice itself. That would bother me the most, I'm ok with terrible... I inherit terrible all the time! I'm not ok with failing to recognizing the problem. Essentially from everyone else's perspective, why fix what isn't broken??? O but it is broken, very broken, and i'd bet money this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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comment Looking for small, lightweight, MTA
I know this is years old, but the above comment needs a status update. Don't continue using greylisting, it's become almost completely ineffective at reducing spam volume. The spammers just simply updated their email clients, once everyone started greylisting, it was bound to happen. For a very lightweight spam reducing method, I recommend using a high quality DNSBL.