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programmer, system administrator, problem solver; casual mountain-bike cyclist, avid reader, student of Aikido


Oct
3
comment IPMI… basic cabling
I'm IPMI clueless, I defer to MikeP :^)
Apr
6
comment What has recently changed related to Office 365's “.mail.eo.outlook.com” domain?
THIS is most definitely an answer! It makes perfect sense, I'll see if it fixes my problem too...
Apr
5
comment What has recently changed related to Office 365's “.mail.eo.outlook.com” domain?
...but that's not an answer. :) I'm currently working on adjusting my system's nsswitch.conf and hosts files to "fill in" the hostname-to-IP address that isn't resolvable via DNS. It's a hack, but at least it's a when-dns-cannot-resolve, then use this ip hack. If MS fixes their dns servers down the road, my record in hosts file won't matter
Apr
5
comment What has recently changed related to Office 365's “.mail.eo.outlook.com” domain?
I just found this mail-archive.com/bind-users@lists.isc.org/msg13952.html
Apr
4
comment CNAME, openshift, MX
We should mention that you may have an A ("address") record for @. That's very common so people can use URLs where the hostname in the URL is only the domain name. So you can lookup the IP of the CNAME and put an A record with that IP address.
Apr
2
comment After update, Ubuntu booting into black screen (but ssh working)
You're more likely to get help here if you state a specific question. For example, "Why doesn't the display awake from sleep when I press enter?" or, "Why isn't my web server running, even though I can connect via ssh?"
Mar
26
comment Ubuntu maintenance general advice
nifty tip/trick: You can create your own repository of ubuntu packages. Then you can update the repo, and then update your systems from that. Otherwise if you have a rolling update of your systems going on, they may not all match because the Ubuntu repo is a moving target. eg, help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Personal
Mar
22
comment Upgrade a package
...then you will need to consider installing rdiff-backup by hand. You might be able to find a pre-built package for it (no idea where, sorry.) I'd guess you'll need to d/l the source and compile it. But you're beyond your original question now -- you cannot upgrade this package via apt-get when you are in 8.04.
Mar
22
comment Upgrade a package
packages.ubuntu.com is awesome for resolving these sorts of questions. I've posted my answer.
Mar
22
comment Upgrade a package
exactly what version of ubuntu? Once you know your version ("lsb_release -a" I think should show you)
Mar
21
comment Upgrade a package
What version of ubuntu? ...desktop or server version? And "apt-get update" (as root of course) should update your repository information... does that generate output to indicate it can see the repositories when it runs?
Feb
25
comment No network loopback device after security update ubuntu 12.04
...me too on 12.04.2. Machine boots fine, but no 'lo' shown by ifconfig. "ifup lo" brings it right up and then all is well (after stop/start of some servers that weren't happy without lo at boot.) You ever figure this out?
Jan
9
comment Cisco “copy startup-config tftp” results in a 0 byte file on the server?
Geoffrey: please consider accepting one of the answers.
Jun
21
comment Using %v in Apache LogFormat definition matches ServerName instead of specific vhost requested
...which is exactly what %V does. Logs the hostname of the virtual server which handled the request. The useCanonicalName option lets you control wether you want the server's opinion of it's name, or the client's opinion of the name. %{Host}i is always the client's opinion, so %V is another way to do that, plus a way to do what %{host}i cannot do.
May
18
comment Dell poweredge 1650 server blinking orange
What O/S do you have running on the system?
Mar
1
comment How to chroot VirtualHosts on a Apache server?
chroot()'ing is a big can of worms. (I'm not saying don't do it, just that it's a lot of effort.) So the warnings you've shown are just the first hurdle. But, one hurdle at a time... Are you sure that /usr/local/www/apache22/data/test-1 exists?
Feb
28
comment User account automatically filling up with dead.letter file
...and check that "system wide control panel" carefully (it's logs). That would a web-exposed front end to processes running on the system. It could have a vulnerability that leads to processes running as that user, which nefarious persons could try to manipulate to send mail.
Feb
28
comment User account automatically filling up with dead.letter file
ok. dead.letter holds outgoing attempted messages that fail. So your deviant dead.letter file is mail originating on this machine that isn't making it off of the box. Have you check the process table for anything running as this user? ...and does your cron-or-similiar service log anywhere? ...any logs about cron jobs for this user?
Feb
14
comment Apache Log Rotation
Also, the on some Linux flavors (e.g., Ubuntu for sure) the Apache package brings its own config file for logrotate's config directory. It has a wildcard rule that basically says, "rotate any/all of my logs". So as you add more apache processes, or vhosts, etc, it's just that one log rotate rule. And it uses logrotate's sharedscripts option so it's just one Apache "graceful" signal after logrotate moves all the files.
Dec
22
comment SFTP Access Restricted with new Sudo Root User
Sounds to me like you should be configuring the new user to be chroot'd into their home directory. Your question is how to keep the user who SFTP's via filezilla from seeing everything on your box, right?