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I'm a graduate student in physics doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

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Jun
15
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
8
asked Is the APC BR700G UPS (or similar) compatible with Active PFC power supplies?
May
8
comment How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type a password, and without using a public key?
Yeah, it would... I'll ask them about it, but for now hopefully your fix should settle things. I'll try it tomorrow.
May
8
comment How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type a password, and without using a public key?
This seems like it should be pretty close to ideal for me, but it doesn't seem to work - I was able to login with Kerberos successfully (no error messages), but I still get prompted for a password. Error messages from ssh -vv are similar to the trace I posted except I get debug1: Unspecified GSS failure. Minor code may provide more information\n Server not found in Kerberos database instead of the thing about the credential cache file not being found.
May
8
comment How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type a password, and without using a public key?
@Broam I can't imagine that I'd be the first one to ask, so presumably they have some reason for keeping it that way... I suppose it wouldn't hurt to try, though.
May
8
comment How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type a password, and without using a public key?
The master connection would reset when I shut the client down, though. So this isn't an ideal solution, but it would be a slight improvement over my current situation.
May
8
comment How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type a password, and without using a public key?
@grawity No /etc/krb5.keytab, but it does have /etc/krb5/krb5.keytab. I don't have access to the contents. The server name is sftp.pass.psu.edu (I don't think there's any harm in giving that name out) if it helps you explain the procedure.
May
8
asked How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type a password, and without using a public key?
Jan
30
comment Why don't you see binary code when you open a binary file with text editor?
@ZJR: No reason they shouldn't. Many hex editors do let you view file contents in binary. Programmers just don't generally find it as useful as the hexadecimal view, so you don't hear about it as much.
Jan
27
comment How do I delete a directory that appears to contain nameless files?
I haven't run fsck yet, because I need to unmount the filesystem first.
Jan
27
comment How do I delete a directory that appears to contain nameless files?
No luck, running with sudo fails the same way.
Jan
27
comment How do I delete a directory that appears to contain nameless files?
I've edited that into the question too.
Jan
27
revised How do I delete a directory that appears to contain nameless files?
add output of rm -rf and ls -N | cat -A
Jan
27
comment How do I delete a directory that appears to contain nameless files?
Silly me, I completely forgot to include that output ;-) but yes, that was what brought my attention to the problem in the first place.
Jan
27
asked How do I delete a directory that appears to contain nameless files?
Dec
25
comment How can I transfer emails from KMail 4 to Thunderbird 9?
KMail is on Kubuntu, I forget which version but it might be 9.10, and Thunderbird is on Windows 7.
Dec
25
asked How can I transfer emails from KMail 4 to Thunderbird 9?
Dec
1
answered I deleted usr/bin/ruby how can I fix this?
Nov
18
comment Protecting a SVN server
Yeah, but git runs over ssh by default (probably Mercurial too, I'm not familiar with it) so you automatically get all the benefits of ssh. Plus, if your concern is repository damage, using a distributed VCS automatically gives you a whole slew of remote backups, since each developer should have a reasonably up-to-date clone of the repository. Besides, the ease of branching and merging in git or Mercurial compared to svn may make it worth the learning curve.