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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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Oct
21
comment Can I update Ubuntu with active users logged in?
Seroiusly, you should be testing a dist-upgrade in your lab against your regression tests. At the same time you'll learn the answers to the rest of your questions.
Oct
21
comment Test port reachability from a remote host even though the port is not bound to a service?
Your update is confusing. Are you now asking us o do something with nmap for you ?
Oct
20
comment VirtualHost's server name does not work (shows /var/www), all aliases do
What do you mean by 'bare server name'?
Oct
20
comment DHCPD does not allow filename option with a colon in it
Are there any relevant messages in your logs ?
Oct
19
comment Server provisioning without PXE
If you can load your own kernel it's possible to install CentOS from GRUB. serverfault.com/a/634796/9517
Oct
18
comment Diagnose what is causing Linux system load
Learn about and install monitoring. Gather metrics. Make decisions on facts.
Oct
18
awarded  Revival
Oct
17
comment Where to start? Multiple Websites, same IP and port, same SSL, on Apache 2.4, Ubuntu, EC2, behind AWS ELB?
Perhaps you need to review the apache documentation on virtualhosts and also search this site for virtualhosts, you'll find lots of questions where people are doing exactly what you think can't be done.
Oct
16
answered How to make a subdomain resolve the root domain
Oct
15
revised I have SunOS 5.10 sparc server. I want to calculate buffer memory
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Oct
15
comment How to configure exchange 2010 to be used as an external smtp relay?
meta.serverfault.com/questions/6074/…
Oct
15
answered Operator \> and \< (string version comparison) are not recognised in shell script
Oct
15
comment Is the ssh key name a part of the authentication?
I think it's because we kind of value people doing a bit of their own research. I mean, your question really amounts to 'Will somebody read the documentation for me ...'
Oct
15
comment Operator \> and \< (string version comparison) are not recognised in shell script
What is the shebang at the top of the cassandra-env.sh file ?
Oct
15
comment active directory structure and replication for dummies
Have you been given any education at all on how to do this ?
Oct
15
comment How can I find what's starting crond?
Which OS/Distro are you using?
Oct
13
revised ssh-keyscan stderr comment on success
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Oct
13
revised ssh-keyscan stderr comment on success
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Oct
13
comment ssh-keyscan stderr comment on success
@tntu send is to a different file then 2>>error.log.
Oct
13
answered ssh-keyscan stderr comment on success