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Dec
3
answered How to extend a Linux PV partition online after virtual disk growth
Nov
20
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.
Nov
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
21
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
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
7
awarded  Yearling
Jan
10
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
19
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.
Aug
8
revised Cat 6e vs Cat 6a
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Aug
8
answered Cat 6e vs Cat 6a
Aug
3
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.
May
30
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.
Apr
18
comment Key differences between Nagios and Open NMS?
I'm practically a 'C' performance zealot, and definitely would deduct points from any project written in Java, The performance impact generally boils down to choice of plugins. Reflecting my experience, Nagios itself performs very fast, and I absolutely believe that being written in 'C' is largely responsible, the slew of perl/python/php plugins/components/addons practically chokes a server to death. The official plugins, written in 'C', are absolutely great. Unfortunately for some things, more than you would expect, perl is a necessity. multiply that times 1000, and ...
Apr
7
comment What is the best/worst monitoring system?
Nobody should make a decision based on this answer, it's main point about SNMP is plainly incorrect. Now I agree about Net-SNMP being a nasty implementation. Unfortunately it's the only practical GNU/Linux choice, but it's significantly better than avoiding SNMP.
Apr
7
awarded  Yearling
Apr
5
comment Viability of Apache (MPM Worker), FastCGI PHP 4/5.2/5.3, and MySQL 5
Your 100% correct, and everyone would be best served, if distributions configured MPM-Worker and Fastcgi PHP out of the box.
Feb
17
comment Anti-virus software for older PCs
F-Prot is an extremely efficient scanning engine, use it on my mail gateway GNU/Linux servers! I also have it on my personal workstation, as it's free for GNU/Linux home users, so I can scan unknown windows files. Also has many different versions, for Windows and etc.. I always recommends F-Prot, for anyone's primary anti-virus, but especially if they are short on computation resources.
Feb
11
comment Reliable way to check if a DRAC card is installed in Linux environment?
This is a perfectly direct method, and worked with both DRAC and iDRAC. Thanks for the tip, saving this one!
Feb
7
comment Make exception to whole-site RedirectMatch rule
@adaptr: I agree 100%, eventually you get mounds of convoluted match rules, the whole thing becomes a mess. Plus mod_rewrite requires more resources, and executes before all mod_alias declarations. So mod_rewrite is extremely powerful, but flexibility always comes at a cost. Sometimes it's the best tool for the job, but it seems like everyone just copies/pastes mod_rewrite rules for everything.
Feb
7
comment Make exception to whole-site RedirectMatch rule
Which works great, assuming your narrowly scoped declaration is a redirect. In this particular question, it's not a redirect, it's an exception to the site-wide redirect. Still a great tip, just not an answer related to the OP. On the other hand, this would make a great comment.