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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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9h
comment Allowing passive FTP connections in FirewallD (CentOS 7)
This will more likely than not be the usual problem will passive more serverfault.com/questions/421161/…
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comment openssh chroot terminates ssh connection
@MartinNielsen I have fully and completely answered your question. the last sentence of the quote in particular is relevant. Also, like I said - you need to put some effort into learning how the tools you want to use work. Learning how to do your own research and reading documentation is a fundamental system administration skill that you really need to invest some time in.
16h
comment Why is my find -type d performing fstat on every file in a folder?
@mdpc correct the command as posted gives an error but also note that -print is implicit on modern find implementations.
17h
comment SSH service isn't logging anymore
What is everything I know about?
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comment Why is my server saying “No such file or directory” error for a file that is clearly there
show us the output of ls -q and/or ls -b.
2d
comment Automatically selecting default in Unix terminal
Congrats on the 10k btw.
2d
comment pulling latest software version onto new server
Is it not possible to have whatever provisions the new VMs tell teh distribution server that they exist ?
2d
comment systemd for executing a script automatically while reboot
So you need to review the output of those commands and the logs ...
2d
comment systemd for executing a script automatically while reboot
If you try to start your service manually what happens? Do systemctl status, journalctl, or just reading the logs provide any insights ?
2d
comment systemd for executing a script automatically while reboot
What are you asking here? Did this work and you want confirmation that you've followed best practice or did it fail and you want help finding out why ? Either way, ASAP for a free service like this is when someone gets around to it.
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comment Why logrotate makes an extra rotation?
Do you have current +10 or current +11 ?
2d
comment Diagnose DB server usage of 100 %
First get years of experience... There is no shortcut.
Oct
22
comment Why are --older-than and --younger-than killall options missing in RHEL/CentOS?
The only question in your question is about a design decision made by people upstream of a particular disto. That's not a system administration question. You back that up with an interest in hitorical context.
Oct
22
comment Why are --older-than and --younger-than killall options missing in RHEL/CentOS?
There really isn't a practical system administration question here. I think you probably meant to to ask this on Unix & Linux.
Oct
22
comment How to monitor Linux server backup execution with Zabbix?
If these are home grown scripts, look at the zabbix_sender command line utility.
Oct
22
comment add authorized_key not working with ldap login
What messages are displayed when you try to ssh into the box ? What does sshd log at the same time ?
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 What's invisibly eating my disk space?
Also check out the Related on the sidebar and this search
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