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How do I schedule a reboot on Linux?
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According to the man page: /sbin/shutdown [-t sec] [-arkhncfFHP] time [warning-message] found at --> http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?shutdown+8 Load of options to choose from but, to answer your ...

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What key parts of a Linux server are worth chasing drivers for?
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CentOS (RHEL from SRPMs) has excellent Dell support. All hardware should be reporting in properly but, take a look at the command "dmidecode" (grep is your friend - e.g: dmidecode | grep erial will ...

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Continue aborted cp
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rsync is a great tool also: man page at -> http://www.manpagez.com/man/1/rsync/

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OSSIM - Snort/OSSEC/Nagios Logging Config Question
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Log Server vi /etc/sysconfig/syslog (enable remote connections by adding -r -x to the line SYSLOGD\_OPTIONS="-m 0" result after edits SYSLOGD_OPTIONS="-m 0 -r -x") Have port 514 UDP open on the ...

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Which linux distro has the best 64-bit support? And is OSX 64-bit more reliable than linux?
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We might need a tag "religious war" hehehe Do you just need access to the RAM? A PAE kernel might fit the bill (Linux). Overall answer: Each OS + Hardware platform has its strengths and weaknesses....

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How do you script locale installation with CentOS?
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You can find out what provides using the rpm command. (e.g. rpm -q --whatprovides /full/path/to/your/file ) [root@data ~]# rpm -q --whatprovides /etc/ldap.conf nss_ldap-253-22.el5_4 Hope this ...

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Linux: How do I disable any kinds of remote control for a certain user?
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A restrictive IPTABLES firewall with default DROP would work rather effectively (don't forget to keep a hole for yourself and local host). ;-) Manually add the static IP of the "allowable" host(s) ...

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Cannot get nscd to run. DNS cache stale as a result
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Explore the option of the package bind-chroot (and its dependencies). Simply yum install and modify your /etc/resolv.conf to point at 127.0.0.1. It is bit more robust than nscd out of the gates.

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Ramfs/Disk hybrid
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Hi planning is key: know how much data you are attempting to push, load test, and size up your systems. You can avoid deadlocks with "more" RAM if you are encountering issues now. Don't make your ...

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SysAdmin & Developer: Responsibilities
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Root == System Admin. Users == Developers, DBAs, or Users. Root knows no sleep when a server is down, root protects users from themselves, root protects the users' data from the net, root puts the ...

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Services to disable on a newly installed CentOS 5.3 machine?
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General suggestion would be to research each service and determine "exactly" what each service does (look into performance gains using hdparam, or what syslogd provides prior to disabling them). If a ...

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how to list all server services running on my Linux computer
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What distro? You may be able to use a distro specific built in command to determine a bit more. Exapmle on CentOS / Redhat: chkconfig --list | grep ":on" will provide you with a listing of services ...

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Is it possible to back up and then restore a Windows volume partition?
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Take a look into the native OS X diskutil tool: Disk Utility Tool Utility to manage local disks and volumes Most options require root access to the device Usage: diskutil [quiet] < verb> < ...

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Accidently created a partion table (GParted)
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Partition tables are just that, the data is still there. If you knew the original location of the partition you could have placed it back where it belonged using fdisk or parted. (One of the minor ...

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cat an audio file into the microphone/recording device
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First step was installing the alsa-utilities package (assuming RHEL / CentOS and command line only): yum install alsa-utils Then enable playback with the alsa mixer command line text user interface: ...

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centos yum problems
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Can you wget http://serverfault.com (Looks like a DNS issue to me) check your /etc/resolv.conf file and make sure it is pointing at either your DNS server, your primary gateway, or something like a ...

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linux noob: where can I find packages for my version?
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If it is RHEL4 you will need to look into the up2date command. RHEL5 uses yum. Use caution with FTP clear text passwords etc. In RedHat servers they use httpd as the name instead of apache. To ...

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