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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.

Contact me:

serverfault@douglas.cx or serverfault@1n6.org.uk

Skype: iain.sf

I agree entirely with the sentiments expressed by @yoonix if you do nothing else today read and reflect on what he has to say for it is truth,

I give up. ServerFault has been overrun by idiots and people that bought their first Ubuntu VPS an hour ago.

Everybody has to start somewhere. Why does that somewhere always have to be here?

It's clear that nary a single person reads anything here on their first visit beyond 'serverfault' (hey, I have a server! That's the place for me!#@) or even the 'post your question' button. Several times daily one has to ask 'what's your question?'.

I'm insulted by this.


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answered Cannot launch instance with startup script in GCE
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answered Run cron in centOS as user process, not daemon
Mar
26
answered What shell is used by cron?
Mar
25
comment Client won't trust SELinux because the NSA made it
If the client doesn't want it, give them what they want. ou may also want to persue an alternative security.stackexchange.com/questions/42593/…
Mar
24
comment ftp linux server tuning
I would suggest you spend a little bit of time providing more information. Which Linux distro are you using? Which FTP daemon are you using? how is this connected to the clients? Describe what tests you perform, how you gather information and what the baseline measurements are. Describe what changes you made what tests you performed and present your new information. Have you performed any tests on a LAN and do you experience the same issues?
Mar
23
revised Splunk UniversalForwarder fails with “ DetermineContextForAllProducts failed witht: 0x65b”
s/spunk/splunk/g
Mar
23
comment can't execute sudo in a php script ran from http
The exec() function takes more than one parameter. Passing a second could be useful to you - check the docs for more info.
Mar
22
comment XenServer 6.2 DHCP Setup
That's exactly what I've done in the past.
Mar
22
comment CentOS 6.6 with Nginx 1.6.2 - Suddenly can't restart nginx - nginx: [emerg] open() “/usr/share/nginx/on” failed (13: Permission denied)
Did you start nginx as root ?
Mar
21
comment .htaccess gets applied to wrong domain
If you have access to the config files you do not need a .htaccess.
Mar
21
comment How to move a cron to a subdomain
This must be something special to cloudflare as cron jobs are normally not tied to domains or sub-domains.
Mar
20
comment Deleting Log files from linux
I'm voting to close this question because it shows a complete lack of personal research and effort. Answering it will not make the internet better and will be detrimental to SF because of broken windows
Mar
20
reviewed Reject How to delete all characters in one line after “]” with sed?
Mar
20
reviewed Reject How to delete all characters in one line after “]” with sed?
Mar
19
comment TLS v.1.2 in CentOS 5.1
RHEL 5.1 was release 7 years ago. There are multiple critical security issues that need to be addresses in addition to your wish to upgrade TLS. Your best course of action at this point is to migrate to a new server with a more recent OS.
Mar
19
answered How to artificially open many tcp connection on a host (testing)?
Mar
17
answered Centos system. It cannot generate pictures according to apache server
Mar
17
answered How to Disable ModSecurity without any Errors
Mar
17
revised Synchronize Staging Server and Live Server
added 109 characters in body
Mar
17
answered Synchronize Staging Server and Live Server