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May
15
accepted nconf deployment.ini configuration for a basic Nagios server on CentOS 6.2
May
15
awarded  Popular Question
May
3
accepted Strange issue accessing a single site behind pfsense firewalls
May
3
comment Strange issue accessing a single site behind pfsense firewalls
The remote site insisted that nothing was going wrong on their end and that it was some problem with pfSense. Normally I would not believe this, but what made things worse was that a) we tested from at least four different WAN's (including another pfsense at another site) and the same thing happened... Of course it turned out that the destination was blocking the traffic inadvertently.
Apr
20
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
20
comment Compare two values in a single column SQL Server
Are all of the results delimited the same way?
Apr
17
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
15
accepted Scripts or tools to parse email message to remove attachment of particular name
Apr
15
asked Scripts or tools to parse email message to remove attachment of particular name
Apr
15
asked Strange issue accessing a single site behind pfsense firewalls
Apr
10
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
24
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
20
answered When does the Group Policy update interval start?
Mar
20
comment Linux utility to monitor for stupid / likely ill-advised commands
Yes, that was kind of what I was getting at. I know that many folks on here have no need for something that is going to offer them unnecessary advice, but for new bash users, Linux can be intimidating. They often do not realize that the training wheels are completely off. One thing I am wondering is how you would actually parse every command without modifying bash itself, but I am probably demonstrating my Linux ignornance
Mar
20
comment Linux utility to monitor for stupid / likely ill-advised commands
I know SELinux is well suited to the task in some respects, but it is a) incompatible with a bunch of software (Oracle, I believe) b) really intimidating for new or inexperienced admins, c) annoying.
Mar
20
comment Linux utility to monitor for stupid / likely ill-advised commands
I have to admit, one of my motivations for asking was a colleague I knew briefly who had inadvertently dropped an entire Oracle database and then tried to hide that he had done so by deleting the log files. He didn't realize at the time that we had monitoring and that the log files were not just in one place. It turned out that he thought he was working on a dev database and messed up - it ended up being fine, but it would have been nice to know that someone was doing a drop tablespace including contents and datafiles on a production db server.
Mar
20
accepted Autodiscover configures clients for IMAP
Mar
20
answered Autodiscover configures clients for IMAP
Mar
20
accepted Do I need a “smart switch” for VLAN support / VLAN for Multi-WAN?
Mar
20
comment Linux utility to monitor for stupid / likely ill-advised commands
@RobM, the validation would not modify any command - it would just run up against a dictionary of known potential issues and solutions, and kindly suggest to the admin not to go through with it. As far as bugs in the validation, applying regex should be fairly straightforward and there are many proven tools. I see what you are saying about over-reliance, but the same rules still apply - if you were really concerned about it, you could email all of the instances where it threw a concern to a superior so that he could see what's going on. I'm just a bit surprised this doesn't already exist...