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An experienced Linux and Unix sysadmin.

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Oct
23
comment Why logrotate makes an extra rotation?
Do you have current +10 or current +11 ?
Oct
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
21
comment CentOS 7 is not setting my gateway from DHCP
if it is a hetzner system you might find the answer to your issue in this document wiki.hetzner.de/index.php/Netzkonfiguration_CentOS/en.
Oct
21
comment How to make sudo -u not require password
I downvoted this because it shows no research. It basically amounts to will someone read the documentation for me.
Oct
21
comment How to make sudo -u not require password
@Max gratisoft.us/sudo/sudoers.man.html
Oct
21
comment Is the ssh key name a part of the authentication?
Regarding your update: I think you missed my point. earch is not the documentation. Had you read the documentation it would have (in this case) provided you with the answer to your question. Even if it didn't directly answer your question, it is likely that the documentation would provide you with information that would help you search better.
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 ?