Gary Richardson
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How can I pre-sign puppet certificates?
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If you have a host database, you can use the autosign feature. In your puppet.conf file, in the [puppetmasterd], add: autosign = /path/to/autosign.conf Then use a crontab to generate this file. The ...

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Which anti spam DNS blacklists should used?
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You shouldn't be using DNSBL's directly. They cause too many false positives. The goal isn't necessarily to block spam, but to let all the good mail through. If you use a blacklist as an authority on ...

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Log transport and aggregation at scale
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I've used three different systems for centralizing logs: Syslog/syslog-ng forwarding to one host Zenoss for aggregating and alerting events Splunk for log aggregation and search For #3, I typically ...

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Snow Leopard NFS Server and no_root_squash
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Found my solution in man exports on the mac: -maproot=user:group1:group2:... The colon separated list is used to specify the precise credential to be used for remote access by root. The ...

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Guidelines for Mail Servers - How to Maximize Deliverability to Remote Inboxes
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I'm not sure if you're sending bulk email or running a discussion group. Most of my advice is for bulk email sending.. Email delivery is 30% configuration and 70% list management. Configuration: ...

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Apache MaxClients setting when KeepAlive is Off
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Use MaxClients to stop your server from swapping.. that's usually how I handle it. I try and figure out roughly how big each apache process is, then figure out how many I can fit into memory ...

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How to monitor a windows log file in real time?
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If you install Cygwin on your Windows machine, you can run tail

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Building raw disk images: best way to delete files for compression?
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Zoredache's comment got me on the right track (see How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression?). As far as I can tell, zerofree homepage is http://intgat....

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VPN Solutions for Linux server and Windows, Linux, and OSX clients?
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You'll probably want to look into PPTP. Windows and Linux both have servers for it and just about every OS has a native client (most phones and other devices too).

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Sun Grid Engine Array Job Individual Resources
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Each sub task knows it's job id. This can be pulled from the environment (SGE_TASK_ID). When working with array jobs, I have wrapper code that handles unique arguments for each job. I start by ...

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