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I'm a long-time C & Unix hacker who believes strongly in interoperability and likes to take pictures. If something is broken, I'll try to fix it.


Nov
6
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
6
answered How to get the spec of a machine on Linux?
May
15
awarded  Critic
Apr
25
comment Cannot mount Windows share anymore from Debian Linux
My guess is that when Didier upgraded, it came with new firewall rules blocking port 445 (and/or 139) were silently added to his linux server's configuration. He should be able to see tcp traffic flow out of his network port towards the windows box. I'd wager that he's not seeing that.
Apr
25
comment Cannot mount Windows share anymore from Debian Linux
It's as useful as the "mount error(115): Operation now in progress" error message that mount.cifs is returning, @grawity. It's almost as useful as one of MSFT's $large_hex_number error messages. Errno 115 is well-described at stackoverflow.com/questions/10204134/… by @ gsbabil But, what is REALLY means is "I couldn't contact the host" - one would think that the writers of said code would give a more illuminating error message.
Mar
15
awarded  Editor
Mar
15
revised What causes an HFS+ filesystem to be marked as “dirty”?
added crash case (explicitly), polished his English a hair
Mar
15
suggested suggested edit on What causes an HFS+ filesystem to be marked as “dirty”?
Feb
21
comment Small delay while connecting to virtual SSH (residing on the same machine)
You could add an entry in /etc/hosts for your host. That would be easier than delegating an in-addr.arpa for your host/subnet and firing up DNS somewhere to handle it.
Feb
20
answered Small delay while connecting to virtual SSH (residing on the same machine)
Feb
1
answered `alias rm=“rm -i”` considered harmful?
Jan
30
answered Utility to cat/gunzip a list of files
Jan
30
awarded  Supporter
Jan
30
answered What is the difference between dd's direct and fsync options?
Jan
28
awarded  Teacher
Jan
27
comment How do I delete a directory that appears to contain nameless files?
Then you've got a fault in the filesystem. fsck reports nothing amiss?
Jan
27
answered How do I delete a directory that appears to contain nameless files?