70,693 reputation
771139
bio website
location Wirral, United Kingdom
age
visits member for 5 years, 9 months
seen 3 hours ago

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.


Mar
16
answered How to find out who rebooted LINUX server
Mar
16
comment How can I write code to purposefully eat up RAM and CPU resources?
It's really difficult to read your question and figure out what question(s) you're asking. I also have a vague feeling that you're reinventing wheels.
Mar
16
comment Trouble connecting to Amazon EC2 over SSH via mac terminal
@Goldnuggets Read up on the permissions required on the relevant files and directories for ssh on both the client and the server.
Mar
16
comment Replace a string in CentOS filenames
@yoonix: I just read your profile and agree wholeheartedly.
Mar
16
answered Trouble connecting to Amazon EC2 over SSH via mac terminal
Mar
16
comment How to migrate /var back into the main partition
Search is your friend
Mar
16
answered Replace a string in CentOS filenames
Mar
16
revised gsutil config for google-cloud-storage
added 48 characters in body
Mar
14
answered iptables using, goto + jump: what is the RETURN behaviour?
Mar
14
reviewed Reject How to delete all characters in one line after “]” with sed?
Mar
13
answered How to sandbox a website subfolder?
Mar
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
13
comment inconsistent behavior of files created by an archive / ssh / tar command
It was just the first step in diagnosing the problem. If you untar the archive on the source system and then use the failing process to send the same stuff to the destination then use md5deep-r on both to get a list of files and checksums to see what's changed.
Mar
13
comment Setting up multiple sites on one IP address
The 1990s called and asked if they could have their ports back. This is just so wrong today, the only real way forward is to use name based vhosts. Additionally, CentOS has SELinux which restricts the ports that httpd can connect to and no, disabling SElinux is not a solution.
Mar
13
comment inconsistent behavior of files created by an archive / ssh / tar command
No instrad of piping it through ssh get git to write the archive to a file
Mar
13
comment Setting up multiple sites on one IP address
He's not trolling there's lots of information about multiple sites on apache here on SF and on the wiser internet. The apache documentation even has examples.
Mar
13
comment SSH and many other programs are not working after chmod -r 755 /etc
You should read this serverfault.com/questions/364677/why-is-chmod-r-777-destructive @HåkanLindqvist is correct. There may be some help in serverfault.com/search?q=repair+777 but it's probably best to reinstall.
Mar
13
comment inconsistent behavior of files created by an archive / ssh / tar command
What happens if you archive to a file.copy the file manually and then unpack it ?
Mar
12
answered Install two gcc compiler on the same machine
Mar
11
comment Only allow a connection from specific domains
Nothing has changed in the intervening 165 days to change the answer you already have.