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I am a system administrator at a large european university.


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comment Excessive emails being sent from cron script
What does the mail headers say? If they where queued up, they will still show five minute intervals for their date headers.
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comment Looking for network description language (DSL)
@onyXMaster: My comment was just a hint to look into it and to use it as a base for something, not a statement that it would solve your problem out of the box.
1d
comment Looking for network description language (DSL)
I would look into config management tools like Puppet, Chef or Ansible for this. Puppet appears to have at least first steps in that direction: puppetlabs.com/blog/puppet-network-device-management
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comment How to set custom $_SERVER variable for PHP
I don't think what you want is possible. A shell or cron session is neutral and has no information that could help a script determine an environment in the same way as Apache does. In the Apache case, the requesting user supplies the environment with the HTTP host header - how do you think this could work for cron or a shell session?
Jan
22
comment Linux utilities commands not working for particular user
What does this users $PATH look like? Does it reference a strange location that doesn't really exist? Does it work if you specify the full path to the command?
Jan
22
comment Can email messages be retrieved?
You already had contact with the institution that can help you with this: Yahoo customer service.
Jan
22
comment Bad ping results while testing 6000 TCP clients with 18 mbytes/s total traffic on Windows Web Server 2008
What is a "bad ping"? If it misbehaves, tell it to be nice...
Jan
22
comment TTL in ping vs dig
I've reopened this as the edited form is not at all a duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/179630/…
Jan
21
comment On Debian, what command will return the file with the “smallest” filename from a directory?
This is not clear at all. Are all files numeric and you want the smallest numeric value, or sorted alphabetically (which means 22 goes before 3)? What about names with letters, e.g. a.war?
Jan
21
comment How to create TXT record in dns setting in ubuntu server?
Quite frankly, you appear to be in way over your head and should consider to hire an expert. Anyway, if you own the domain example.com, they want you to add this record to the domain. How this is done depends on where your domain is hosted, but most likely you need to add it to some web interface of your provider. So please, consult with the company hosting your DNS service what you need to do to add this record. We can't help you with this.
Jan
21
comment How to create TXT record in dns setting in ubuntu server?
Do you have any real idea what this domain verification is supposed to do? You need to add this record to your own domain and this can only be done "through the terminal window" if you happen to run your own DNS server(s) for this domain. If you do, you should know how to add a TXT record.
Jan
21
comment Issue with offline availability of roaming profiles
@noonand: Re your flag question: I believe you can add another bounty, but this needs to be double the amount, meaning another 100rep of cost for you, but I am not exactly sure about this, so please post this as a question to Meta Server Fault or even Meta Stack Exchange.
Jan
21
comment maximum performance on fedora 21: minimal or server?
If there are differences in performance, they will be completely meaningless for your use case (which is off-topic here). That said, keep it as small and simple as possible.
Jan
21
comment TTL in ping vs dig
Yes, exactly...
Jan
21
comment Repositories and commands same for Debian and Ubuntu?
Sorry, but "please read this text written for system A and tell me if it works on system B" is not an acceptable question.
Jan
21
comment Linux AWBS installation and configuration. Help please
Tell your "friend" to hire an experienced admin.
Jan
21
comment LDAP: getent passwd don't show my recent user addition
So, you first need to get your PAM system fixed to actually use LDAP. authconfig usually does a pretty good job to configure everything correctly. Did you actually use it or have it just installed?
Jan
21
comment LDAP: getent passwd don't show my recent user addition
Does getent show other users defined in LDAP? If no, do you have your system configured as an LDAP client? If yes, do you have some caching happening, e.g. with SSSD and/or nscd and have queried for this user before creating it?
Jan
20
comment How can isc-dhcp-server pass /etc/resolv.conf to clients?
Can you tell us why you don't want to do this?
Jan
20
comment Programatically Pull Account Track Data from Konica Minolta/Ricoh Copy Machines
Can't you point curl or wget to this CSV file? If necessary, you can use two or more curl calls to initiate a session first (login) and download the file afterwards if the login is not HTTP auth.