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An experienced Linux and Unix sysadmin.

I'm open to projects/problem solving on a short-term basis. If you have something that needs to get done, let me know.

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TTL and the relevant RFCs are your friend.
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comment Adding python to /usr/bin/env python variable
It's not clear exactly what's not working.
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comment How to spec VM requirements based on historical data of transient processes on Linux?
Install a monitoring solution that has graphing and trending.
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comment replacing 3 drives out of 8 in a server
@Pico the document I linked to provides the relevant information on the various RAID levels an their strengths/weaknesses. Which you choose to use is a business decision. I don't know what a blinking light on a Dell R510 (drive) means but I do know that now you have replaced 3 drives your RAID 5 is dead and will need to be recreated and the data recovered from a backup.
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comment Share one monitor and input devices (mouse & keyborad) between two different computers
In that ase you robably want some sort of Remote desktop
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comment Tcpdump maximum split file size
@kasperd There are probably lots of ways of doing it but I wouldn't know how efficient for example tail -c +N would be in comparison.
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