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bio website mikebabcock.ca/code
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Programmer, sysadmin, etc.


Jun
18
comment How to delete cached temporeraly credentials for a network share on a Windows machine without rebooting or logging off
Note that smbstatus on a Linux box will let you see which PIDs go with which users, and you can kill those specifically to disconnect them.
Apr
15
revised How to configure email autoconfiguration for a domain?
Updated blog URI as domain is down
Apr
14
suggested suggested edit on How to configure email autoconfiguration for a domain?
Feb
14
answered Process running slow with logging in Dell R720 server
Jan
10
comment Linux MD RAID resilience in situations with unpredictable power
Change all your mount points to sync, disable write caching, and buy a UPS.
Oct
15
awarded  Commentator
Oct
15
comment Accurate, Unspoofable Time Source
I see this is very old but I feel its worth mentioning that you can use keyed connections to trusted time sources manually. Just ring up the admin of a trusted time source and ask to use their service with ntp keys.
Jun
19
comment What exactly is the MTU/MRU issue, what it is caused by and how to fix it?
old post but if you have tracepath, its a much nicer way to diagnose where the problem is. eg tracepath -n google.com
May
14
awarded  Critic
May
14
comment Networked removable storage
You should always be in control of your data. Moving data offsite yourself is the only way to know its safe. Depending on an online backup solution means adding several more points of failure. I can't recommend online backups as a primary backup solution to any customer.
Mar
1
answered Add second IP block to one debian box (one nic) from different subnet than the first block
Jan
20
awarded  Excavator
Jan
19
awarded  Editor
Jan
19
revised MySQL table does not exist
add quote from specified site
Jan
19
comment automatically block IP address after many failed login attempts
@ChrisMcKeown I don't follow what you're implying by 'source' in your comment. Do you mean the service that's open on the server or something else? I see the question as quite valid and on Unix machines I block repeated offenders as well all the time.
Jan
19
suggested suggested edit on MySQL table does not exist
Dec
23
answered Disk image compression drops
Dec
10
comment Suggest a lightning fast, feature-light, secure Linux web server to serve static content
We use publicfile in several places, including for simple tasks like internal WPAD configuration file distribution. Very fast, very simple, always works.
Oct
17
answered Is there a way for tar to check for new files not in an archive?
Oct
17
comment command line LVM issue on CentOS 5
Please include the lvcreate, mkfs and mount commands you've used.