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Jul
17
comment How to force my wifi users to “accept” my TOS?
@Ramhound, At a guess, they display them exactly because people wrongly think they are actually enforceable. The same reason people have email signatures of "you must destroy this email if it is not intended for you"... oh yeah, says who?!
Jul
17
comment How to force my wifi users to “accept” my TOS?
I'm pretty sure those terms, legally, are entirely unenforceable for what it's worth.
Jul
16
comment Two Linux, One /boot
I say that because it'd mean you can have one lvm partition with the /home, swap, and / for each linux installation on it, making your whole drive 4 partitions (windows, /boot, and 2 lvm partitions).
Jul
16
comment Two Linux, One /boot
i seriously advise looking into LVM. It'd simplify things for you greatly.
Jul
16
comment One-liner Linux for scp'ing thousands of files as a tar
from google: cyberciti.biz/faq/…
Jul
3
comment How secure are VPN providers?
indeed. - at the absolute very least you want a company that isn't american.
Jul
3
comment How can I find the IP address of my stolen macbook?
^^ this. exactly. For some reason laptop theft victims often think it's a good idea to track down and mess with people who are clearly capable and willing to operate outside the law, to the extent of recommending breaking the law to recover property. Use the police, that's why you pay for them.
Jul
1
comment UPS vs Solar Power in case of power failure for a server
ok - we generally use two of these: sunxtender.com , and one of these: morningstarcorp.com/en/sunsavermppt .You'll still need to run the numbers and see if it'll work for your use-case though.
Jul
1
comment UPS vs Solar Power in case of power failure for a server
You'll also need some big-ass lead acid batteries. We use ones about twice the size of car ones. It's not my department really, might be truck ones maybe ? - I'll look through our gallery and see if i can find a picture of one close up
Jul
1
comment UPS vs Solar Power in case of power failure for a server
by the way, you can have ups and have the diesel generator kick in after a minute of no power, but that isnt cheap either. Our stuff is job-specific, but something like NISE-100 from indiamart.com/adaptek/embedded-fanless-pc.html might do. You want something that'll run on 12-30V DC though.
Jul
1
comment UPS vs Solar Power in case of power failure for a server
but the be honest, the real problem here is the budget is totally unrealistic. What you want is an embedded system which'll use a tiny fraction of what a laptop would use.
Jul
1
comment UPS vs Solar Power in case of power failure for a server
nhinkle, it greatly depends on spec of the gear and amount you want to spend. Certainly our field gear (of which we have ~1000 sites on mountains and volcanoes) can go a good number of days before running out of charge, although some of the sites also use wind power when possible.
Jul
1
comment UPS vs Solar Power in case of power failure for a server
solar power maybe ?
Jun
30
comment How to run something in background in Centos
and screen detaches by default when ssh loses connection, for clarity.
Jun
27
comment How to run something in background in Centos
not really sure what you're asking. redirecting to a file removes the output, and it's hardly much hassle ?
Jun
22
comment Accidentally sourced .bash_history
madness ? This is sparta! -- wait, sorry.
Jun
18
comment How to prevent keyboard keys from getting greasy
@chris No offence, but you're going to reinforce a potentially damaging personal habit. Sure, no-one wants food and dead flies between the keys, but when you're cleaning the board every day you need to get help from someone before it gets worse. Having said that, it could be your keyboard is particularly prone to showing grease, i can't see any on mine at all, but its not a gloss finish either.
Jun
12
comment local interface IPs in /etc/hosts
ok, thanks. I've never seen this done in the wild, and it just smelt a bit off.
Jun
12
comment local interface IPs in /etc/hosts
The local loopback interface ones (as in localhost) i wasn't bothered by, as that's how it looks from a clean Centos / RHEL install. The bit that i'm not sure is a good idea is the 143.34.54.45 bit. i.e: hardcoding the local LAN ip into the machines own /etc/hosts file.
May
28
comment Monitoring Internet data from modem
i'll have a look and see if i can dig anything up (prolly not). I used to use it (tc) on linux a few years ago. I actually throttled the traffic types, but the side effectof using tc was the ability to see how much traffic had gone into each traffic type. Look into tc.