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Aug
18
comment Redhat 6.5 - lockout user after 3 failed login attempts
Are you using local auth, ldap, or ipa?
Apr
1
comment Is it possible to change my IPv4 address?
@Austin''Danger''Powers: I worked for a company who was in the process of moving off a /16 block internally, and in the early days, we just changed the routers to only route those addresses internally. If you don't care about breaking external sites, you can use any address range you want on your internal network.
Jan
31
comment Access SQL Server from remote location
@StuartPalmer: A "whitelist"...It's better. The problem becomes more about it being a sort of oddball hole in the firewall: not insecure, but unexpected. Is your home IP address static?
Jan
31
comment How can I diagnose a faulty power supply?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner: Sure, but that's easy to diagnose. It's those intermittent problems that are a pain in the ass.
Jan
22
comment In what order does Apache load conf files and which ones?
@chrtp To add to the hilarity, directives can be specified at runtime using -C (for adding them before reading config files) and -c (for reading them after config files), so you could source an entire different config from the command line on startup.
Aug
1
comment Windows 2k8 ISO's download as zips
ISO disk images are archives. Any decent compression program can unpack them. They're more analogous to a .tar than a .zip though.
Jul
16
comment How to setup muliple cron job every 3 hours but not simultaenously?
@imb As long as they don't hit the same stuff, it shouldn't matter. If it's all the same job, you'll probably want to explicitly state the hours (like Ary did it).
Aug
11
comment Will running ddrescue on a badly scratched DVD damage my DVD drive?
+1: The only damage you will get is wear and tear.
Aug
11
comment PC only boots with last known configuration
Does it go back to "Last known Good" every time you reboot?
Aug
3
comment Onboard RAID vs Software RAID
@psusi: Huh. I'll admit to never having tried it until recently, but, in Windows 7 at least, it's pretty nice. softwaresecretweapons.com/jspwiki/… I actually like Windows 7 pretty well. It's a much more serious effort than Windows has put forth in the past.
Aug
3
comment Onboard RAID vs Software RAID
@psusi: The only thing I don't like about the windows software raid is that it doesn't mirror the boot sector, so if you lose the "main" drive, there is more maintenance than there would be for a hardware or a fake raid. I've never had trouble using software raids with linux, but I haven't really plumbed the depths of that since I usually have access to hardware raids.
May
6
comment Undo an “rm -rf ~” command?
You can recover text files using this method without a lot of difficulty (as long as you have a rough idea of whats in them), but binary files are so difficult as to be basically impossible.
May
3
comment How can I fix/repair a corrupted PDF file?
Ghostscript is okay, but it's certainly not better than Acrobat. It's completely bare bones.
May
3
comment How can I fix/repair a corrupted PDF file?
Opensource PDF tools tend to be pretty crappy, I'm afraid. What are you using?
Apr
28
comment IP address loads faster than domain name
+1: If you type in the domain name, the users DNS will go through the process of looking up the IP address, a step which obviously doesn't occur with a plain IP address.
Apr
14
comment How can I tell if the power pin(?) inside my laptop has been pushed in?
I'll go so far as to say it sounds likely, but a picture would help immensely.
Apr
4
comment scp using a lots of memory
@matt: I've never tried it, so I'll bow to your experience. Still, it seems like using any logic to determine that it was a local transfer would add some overhead.
Apr
4
comment Does the order in the slots of memory modules matter/ MemTest
@user: Huh. Are they all the same size/speed/type?
Apr
4
comment Does the order in the slots of memory modules matter/ MemTest
Well, if RAM will work in slot A,C, and D but not slot B, then slot B is bad. If you have a short or something on the board, it can trash RAM and slot both. If slot B is dead, then yes, you have a motherboard problem.
Apr
4
comment SSH Connection Limitations
@user: So you're looking at outbound connections, from one machine to 99 other machines, or are we talking 100 machines all constantly connected to 99 other machines all hammering each other with real-time data? You'll probably have a lot more success having the machines all aggregate the data in local groups, rather than every machine getting a complete copy of the data.