Shazburg
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How do you prevent users from using USB drives which circumvent security
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Microsoft has a knowledge base article on this very issue (KB555324). You have to create a custom Group Policy ADM. O'Reilly has an easier to grok writeup at: Disabling USB Storage With Group Policy |...

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Advice and tips for a junior sysadmin straight out of college?
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Since the technical bits seem well covered here, I'd like to give you the best non-technical advise no one ever gave me. Don't be an ass. Even when you don't think you are one. My worst moments as ...

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How do you manage your Mac workstations?
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Google and a few universities use Puppet. Take a serious look at it. Here are same links that should help you find out more: http://northstarlabs.net/2009/01/macworld-2009-puppet-presentation/ http://...

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What project management software would you guys recommend?
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Since this is for managing software projects, you may want to try Lighthouse. Full featured, yet easy to get started with and use. If that's not gonna fit the bill, give BaseCamp a try. 37Signals ...

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Fastest way to move MySQL database to a new system while minimizing downtime?
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Why not setup the second MYSQL server as a slave, replicate, then reconfigure the slave to be a master?

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Terminal window in Mac OS X
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You can use an alias in your ~/.profile: alias mycode="cd /your/path/goes/here" An alias can then be used just like any command. Type: user@host ~: $ mycode and you're there! This way you don'...

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What is a good patch/update management server?
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WPKG can be used this way. The process will be rather manual, but it is open source so there's no reason why you can't write a script to monitor the sites you want to download patches from and roll ...

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How do I configure a Cisco PIX 501 and AT&T DSL w/5 Static IP Addresses + PPPoE?
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Your commands look good. You say this is a 5 ip block? When Bell allocates a /29, they'll tell you one address is the gateway. That is their gateway, i.e. your destination route. What address you ...

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Nginx 404 Deploying Ruby on Rails Application with Phusion Passenger
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Check under /var/log. Unless you have an nginx or passenger log, everything will be under syslog. Your next step will depend on what you see there. If the solution isn't readily apparent, post your ...

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How do I tell what RewriteRule is testing against?
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mod_rewrite uses regular expressions to identify a particular string and then rewrites that match with the replacement given. In the case of your example: RewriteRule .* foo mod_rewrite will match ...

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Debian 5 Display resolution out of range
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X11/Xorg are hard to deal with at the best of times. Now there are a couple things you can do. One would be to familiarize yourself with the Xorg and write a new config by hand. It may not sound like ...

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How do I have a roving network printer across multiple lans in n site?
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Sounds to me you're either going to need working DDNS or MAC-based VLANs... Unless you're up for managing the printer name through your local HOSTS file (I'm assuming you're on Windows). Under \...

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Using IT management software
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At a previous employer, we used FiveRuns and it was great. Not too expensive and it was nice knowing that I'd not have to answer "How did these systems go down and we weren't notified" with "Because ...

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Linux software for monitoring folder changes over FTP?
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Here is a shell script to help you on your way. If you can execute this over ssh, then you're done. If you have to do it over FTP, then you'll be meeting my old friend Expect. Good luck! #!/usr/bin/...

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How can you perform a silent gui installation, whilst server is logged off?
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Just an idea, but maybe a batch script in a scheduled task to automagically login as a maintenance user to run the install? Write the login credentials to the Registry (see KB315231) Add another ...

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Is it possible to use etckeeper with a single shared git repository?
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You really don't want to make etckeeper your backup policy. While having a copy of your config files would be nice, it's hardly enough to qualify as a disaster recovery plan. Focus on having real ...

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