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May
20
comment Enable re-attached mouse/keyboard via ssh?
For future reference. If you are using the box headless then you probably would have been better off running a do-release-update within GNU screen.
May
19
comment Enable passwordless access to MySQL
I strongly agree with the setting your environment to automatically authenticate you vs removing the password.
May
19
comment Time Drift on VM servers, need a reliable solution
How much error can you accept, 1 second, 1ms,? Using only the time sync built into the vmware tools has kept my DC with 1 second of the host which is ntp synced. If you need very accurate time (error <1s), then a VM is probably not a viable option.
May
19
comment Memory Usage on Linux box does not match up with `free`
Chris, You may need to actually post the full output of your ps aux then.
May
19
comment Memory Usage on Linux box does not match up with `free`
And a dozen others... serverfault.com/questions/73189/…
May
19
comment Memory Usage on Linux box does not match up with `free`
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May
19
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May
19
comment How do I get the machine name from an IP via Multicast DNS?
What OS are you using? mdns-scan seems to be an option on linux.
May
18
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May
18
comment How can I make Ubuntu server always install updates without asking?
I agree, but that can at least be mitigated to a certain extent by installing something like etckeeper which will keep your configuration files in git/bzr. If they packagers do their job and follow the policies there isn't supposed to be any config breaking changes that happen during a single release.
May
18
comment How can I make Ubuntu server always install updates without asking?
+1. Please use a tool already built for this.
May
16
comment DNS Change replication time
serverfault.com/questions/82251/… serverfault.com/questions/54758/… serverfault.com/questions/20123/how-long-will-a-dns-change-take serverfault.com/questions/129544/how-does-dns-get-stuck
May
16
comment Why is my SSH session timing out in less than a minute?
Sounds like the hotel's network has a really poor NAT implementation.
May
14
comment Have an unprivileged non-account user ssh into another box?
can you add the -vv option to your your ssh commands and post the output? It almost looks like the server isn't even using your key. Are you sure apache owns the key and is the only account with write access?
May
14
comment What happens when a chown occurs on a file being written to?
It sounds like you need to make sure your users have the correct umask, and the directories need the correct group, and the setgid bit.
May
14
comment Restore default ownership in CentOS after terrible chown
Hopefully you have good backups of your production machines. So if something like this does happen all you have to do is restore.
May
13
answered question about chroot
May
13
answered Linux: Is it safe or recommended to rearrange partitions through SSH?
May
13
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May
13
comment Encryption container for multiple people
You might want to check this list. There seem to be a few options that allow you to have multiple keys per container.