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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.


Mar
4
comment Is there a way to see what is actually filtering TCP port communication?
The evidence you have suggests that something is filtering we can't know what that is as we don't know your config. Host based firewalls often allow all traffic on the loopback (localhost) interface so that's a possibly misleading test.
Mar
4
answered Is there a way to see what is actually filtering TCP port communication?
Mar
4
comment sshd binds to low numbered ports only if restarted with bash -x /etc/init.d/sshd restart
@ndemou the -x is a red herring it 'works' without it too. I've asked someone who is much more knowledgeable about it.
Mar
4
comment Apache fails to start, ssl issue
It probably shouldn't be owned my you either - now honestly stop wasting your and our time and go to bed.
Mar
4
answered sshd binds to low numbered ports only if restarted with bash -x /etc/init.d/sshd restart
Mar
4
comment Apache fails to start, ssl issue
Decades of experience tells me that when it's 2 am and your brain is fried sleep is the only solution.
Mar
4
comment Apache fails to start, ssl issue
You should just g to sleep. I'm sure this will take just a couple of minutes to solve when your head is clearer.
Mar
3
comment sshd binds to low numbered ports only if restarted with bash -x /etc/init.d/sshd restart
Is SELinux enabled?
Mar
1
answered Public and Private keys incorrect for user
Mar
1
comment How to measure boot time of a VM from host machine?
Ping tells you that the system is responding to ping, it doesn't mean it's booted and usable.
Mar
1
revised Best strategy to automate backup ~40 Workstations (WINDOWSXP) at some specific Folder
edited title
Feb
28
comment changing max upload limit doesn't affect
The thing about a SE Drupal site is that it will attract Drupal experts.
Feb
28
revised Port 80 to port 8080 Redirection: Apache with Proxypass Too Slow Whereas Accessing xyz.com:8080 directly is very fast
added 18 characters in body
Feb
27
comment Linux centric backup solution for NTFS target
It seems odd that you need to ask this question if there are so many other questions asking the same thing.
Feb
27
answered How to prevent passwd change even from root?
Feb
27
comment firewalld vs iptables - when to use which
Firewalld uses iptables underneath.
Feb
27
reviewed Reject possible to make samba4's internal dns server listen on non-standard port?
Feb
27
comment possible to make samba4's internal dns server listen on non-standard port?
There was an implied ... with DNS in there because well ya know, your question is about DNS. Sure other services may expect to be proxied or load balanced and may therefore provide mechanisms for allowing this. DNS though, isn't generally one of them. I don't know why the samba team decided to fix the server port at 53 and not proviode a mechanism for changing it ( const int DNS_SERVICE_PORT = 53;), but they did and that's what you have to work with. There are ways of solving your problem buut you don't appear to be up to them.
Feb
27
comment Limit the total memory usage of PHP-FPM
Use different php-fpm pools for the larger memory sites.
Feb
27
comment Limit the total memory usage of PHP-FPM
Do you know which urls will lead to larger memory usage ?