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Real Name: Chris Francy

I work as a Senior Network Analyst at Northwest Educational Service District #189 in the Technology Services department.

The Technology Service department, in addition to supporting the staff at NWESD, provides network support services to 35 K-12 school districts in Northwest Washington region.

In my free time, when I am not at work or answering questions, I play a lot of video games on the PC (Steam Profile).

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Mar
26
comment Ubuntu 9.10: how do I troubleshoot a startup script that doesn't appear to run?
I guess I was assuming you where running this on a server which would I don't think has any splash screens enabled. If this is a desktop system with a GUI then a lot of the startup messages are likely to have been hidden.
Mar
26
comment emacs for sys admins
As the saying goes emacs is a great operating system, lacking only a decent editor
Mar
26
comment Why is this file hidden when you run ls?
Have you ran a fsck recently? It is remotely possible something is broke on the filesystem.
Mar
26
answered Ubuntu 9.10: how do I troubleshoot a startup script that doesn't appear to run?
Mar
26
comment Ubuntu 9.10: how do I troubleshoot a startup script that doesn't appear to run?
Can you post the contents of your script?
Mar
26
comment How do I ask screen to behave like a standard bash shell?
Yuck, I really don't like Terminal.app. Personally I suggest you consider using an alternative see (serverfault.com/questions/19240/…)
Mar
26
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
25
comment How often do you change your administrator/root password?
It is interesting that you reference that link and say 30-42 days when the Note section explicitly mentions 30-90 days. IMHO some developer at Microsoft choosing 42 days as a default does not automatically mean that 42 days is the upper bound or the 'best practice'.
Mar
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
25
answered how to limit disk space per user in a PHP web application & CentOS
Mar
25
comment Required software for remote Linux installation
They are sniffers for diagnosing network problems. I find it is important to get them installed before you need them. By the time you notice you have network problems you may have problems installing those tools or getting someone physically at the console to install them for you.
Mar
25
comment How may I run a user process at system startup that the user can set himself?
Can you elaborate? Do you actually mean when the system is powered on, or do you mean when the user logs in. Will the users have admin access to the system? Will the users be able to specify any process they want. If they aren't admins and can select any process they want are you willing to accept the risk that they may compromise the security of the system?
Mar
25
revised rsync over ssh backup failing after relocation of server
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Mar
25
answered rsync over ssh backup failing after relocation of server
Mar
25
comment Can a wifi AP act as a client, and a server at the same time?
I have direct experience with a linksys wrt54gl. While wrt54gl did work it wasn't particularly reliable at home. I never figured out if it was my hardware in particular or dd-wrt that was the cause of the problems. I don't have any options or experience with anything that supports N. DD-WRT does support setting up vlans on the ethernet interfaces. So each port can be on a separate vlan.
Mar
25
answered /var/libs/mysql is too full
Mar
25
answered Can a wifi AP act as a client, and a server at the same time?
Mar
25
answered How often do you change your administrator/root password?
Mar
25
comment How often do you change your administrator/root password?
How about giving us a link to a document or reference where this is stated instead of just repeating that it is a 'best practice'. I generally refuse to consider something to be a best practice unless it is published in a reliable source.
Mar
25
revised Required software for remote Linux installation
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