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Systems Engineer & Software Developer


Mar
21
awarded  Commentator
Mar
21
comment CentOS expanding directory
I'm not sure if this is evil or genius. Evil genius?
Jan
25
awarded  Supporter
Jan
6
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
6
comment To fsck or not fsck after 180 days
"Switching to xfs would at least allow for a reasonably fast fsck"... Did I miss something?
Oct
5
comment Active Directory and OpenLDAP synchronization
It depends on how you set it up. The implementation described above assumes that you're going to create users in OpenLDAP and then use the domain controller to authenticate them. In this case, you can set whatever authorizations are needed on the OpenLDAP account when creating the user.
Oct
5
comment Linking databases securely through firewall, MSSQL to MySQL
+1. As long as there is no public access to the database server, and your web application is sufficiently protected from running malicious code, there's no reason to keep separate "web" and "master" DB servers.
Oct
5
answered Active Directory and OpenLDAP synchronization
Oct
5
comment Active Directory and OpenLDAP synchronization
@Tilo: I agree, AD schema is strange. However, I was successful in using it for basic authentication and authorization in several instances. Recognizing that "sAmAccountName" is the username is usually sufficient to achieve simple authentication. For more complex setups, or if you need to store any custom attributes, a separate LDAP infrastructure is highly recommended.
Oct
5
comment Active Directory and OpenLDAP synchronization
Active Directory is LDAP (or at least a derivative of it), and can be accessed as an LDAP server. In the past, rather than introducing a separate OpenLDAP server for non-Windows systems I simply created a "bind" account in AD and then used the domain controllers as my LDAP servers. If you don't already have an OpenLDAP infrastructure in place, this might get you up and running faster.
Sep
30
comment 100% uptime for a web application
@ChrisLively: Dodged a bullet then :)
Sep
30
comment 100% uptime for a web application
Was your response "It's been a pleasure not working with you"?
Sep
28
answered Weird MySQL Users Been Created (eg. bug115166_10073) and not by me
Aug
4
comment MySQL cannot connect via “localhost”, only 127.0.0.1
@TheLQ: It's a Mac thing. While there is a symlink from /etc to /private/etc, for some reason Apple generally advises using the "true" path: support.apple.com/kb/TA27291
Jul
28
awarded  Teacher
Jul
28
answered MySQL cannot connect via “localhost”, only 127.0.0.1
Jun
3
answered RPM + rpm installation (not create directory according to SPEC)
Jun
3
awarded  Editor
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