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A system administrator migrating from Windows to Linux (but who prefers to use a Mac).


Feb
16
comment What is a good approach to install a webserver?
A good approach is to start by reading the documentation, rather than just throwing a question into the air and hoping you come out with an answer with zero effort.
Feb
16
comment Why would you use IPv6 internally?
@Hennes, all that has already been covered and as far as I can tell I won't be needing IPv6 during what remains of my working life and I'll never need it at home. IOW, there's absolutely no incentive for me to learn a technology for which, in this part of the world at least, there is no need and won't be within the foreseeable future. I do disagree that learning something new is hard. I do that every day of my life and expect to continue doing so until I fall off the perch.
Feb
15
comment Does Samba 4 come with an internal LDAP server?
The question is specifically about Samba 4, for which your answer is incorrect. In fact there is no support for Samba 4 with an external LDAP server.
Feb
15
comment special characters in http_proxy environment variable
What do you mean by "special characters"?
Feb
14
comment Linux backup using tar
Any decent system would have all that in a startup script on the boot media. Nobody should have to search for instructions like that when trying to recover a system.
Feb
13
comment My DNS is down but can I find records somehow from the DNS from some cache?
Why don't you just restore from your backups?
Feb
12
comment Am I using the correct custom security service?
+1 but canonical <> correct.
Feb
8
comment ethernet cable is connected but It shows unplugged
I'm not questioning the dumbness, merely the technical accuracy. ;)
Feb
8
comment Is forwarding mail from my domain to my gmail account a bad idea?
The real question is why are you doing that?
Feb
8
comment ethernet cable is connected but It shows unplugged
Gigabit ports will fall back to 100M if and when required and will work with crossover cables.
Feb
7
comment unexpected behaviour of content manager installer (SDLTridion2011SP1)
Have you contacted the vendor about this?
Feb
7
comment Emails not making it to domain pointed to by MX record
I can't see any connection between your title and the question. Please edit it to make it relevant.
Feb
7
comment How can I create a new VM pointing to something other than a CD/DVD
Before casting more dupe votes on this please be aware that the other question is already closed.
Feb
7
comment Need to physically move a MSA60 over one row in the rack - do I need to power it down?
If they're going to tamper with a drive so that they can demonstrate such stuff they have already drastically altered the drive to the point where any results are unrealistic. Nice gimmick but absolutely worthless as data.
Feb
6
comment Would this be considered hacking?
Ask a lawyer, not us.
Feb
2
comment How to install RSAT on remote Windows 7 workstations using Powershell in 2003 AD
Why do you want to do this with Powershell? Why don't you just do it the normal way? Such tools shouldn't be put on so many machines that a manual install is an issue.
Feb
1
comment How to identify I/O bottlenecks on a Linux server?
That's far too vague to be an answer. How about at least listing some of those commands.
Feb
1
comment MySQL Tables crashing randomly
Given your run of bad drives you need to start looking into why they are failing. Your problems run much deeper than just MySQL tables getting corrupted. If you don't fix the underlying problem then you're just going to keep getting errors and there's a better than average chance it will be worse than what you've experienced so far.
Feb
1
comment MySQL Tables crashing randomly
Why can't it? Drives can go bad at any time and are more prone to do so when new.
Jan
31
comment Sync files between two computers connected to same network using rsync command
If you're a learner then make the effort to learn. Start by reading about the commands you use. On Linux/Unix there will be one or more man pages for each. i.e. type "man rsync" at the command prompt, or type it into Google.