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Programmer, etc.


Mar
24
comment In theory, how would you set up a mechanism by which repeaters/hubs could detect loops and shutdown ports to break the loop?
I agree with MSalters we already have STP that makes this basically irrelevant on intelligent switches.
Feb
17
comment Which remote printing protocol to use?
@hdhondt From speedguide.net/port.php?port=9100 and historical memory, I've always seen it as the HP port. Its listed as either PDL or JetDirect in most places; both of which are HP. It may pre-exist that but I'm not aware of it.
Feb
3
comment How to get Linux to be loaded to RAM?
cf. superuser.com/questions/384890/…
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
14
revised YUM root update error
removed a stray character
Jan
12
comment How can I run a command at login?
That would be true for "on boot" not "on login" @Ashtray
Jan
12
comment Why do we need /lib in linux in 3.* kernel?
Nothing puts libraries in /lib except for system tools needed to boot the system. Your libraries are installed in /usr/lib* when packaged or /usr/local/lib* when installed manually.
Jan
12
comment Setting home computer as www web server
Look up how to configure your modem's router feature. Set your PC to be in the DMZ if it has that option, as this will simply redirect all unrecognized packets directly to your PC.
Jan
12
answered YUM root update error
Jan
12
answered Fedora 20 Gnome session over X11 forwarding not working
Jan
12
comment Joining two ethernet cables: strip and solder or buy an adapter?
Remember that Ethernet loses functionality as you untwist more of the wire. The less untwisted wire, the better.
Jan
12
comment Is it possible to plug 50 webcam on a computer for a 3d scanner?
The hard part will certainly be the software to analyse the data, not the hardware. Also, 50 seems like overkill.
Jan
12
comment Buying new RAM for GT780DXR
Crucial, the company in question, has a compatibility program on their website to check what RAM is compatible with your computer.
Dec
16
comment How to test if a variable is equal to a number in shell
As David points out below, you must use "-eq" to test numeric values. You might also want to check for a blank variable to avoid errors; if [ ! "x$var" = "x" ]; then\n if [ $var -eq 1 ]; then ...
Dec
16
comment Automatically reconnect Openswan/IPSec VPN and disallow intermittent traffic?
As far as I know, if the routes are configured in OpenSWAN properly, it doesn't allow the traffic to go out except over the tunnel so long as you use the correct auto= options.
Sep
10
comment Why am I getting “Permission Denied” when running ssh-add?
Posted implied answer as actual answer
Sep
10
answered Why am I getting “Permission Denied” when running ssh-add?
Sep
9
comment Why am I getting “Permission Denied” when running ssh-add?
Provide ls -lha ~/.ssh/keyfolder/private_key ... its possible your chmod isn't taking.
Aug
31
comment How to set up a own Chrome sync server?
Also duplicate here: askubuntu.com/questions/313077/…
Aug
31
answered how to recover data from drive which has data but not showing