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Redhat subscriptions - synchronise subscriptions

I have inherited a system admin role of a small cluster of redhat machines - most running rhel5 and one machine running rhel6. My sys admin skills are at the moment poor but I would like to improve ...
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Can't Change CUPS password

I am running CrunchBang based on Debian 6. I can't do anything printer related. It is saying I am unauthenticated. I have tried: family@familydesktop:~$ sudo lppasswd -a family Enter password: Enter ...
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Implications creating System Accounts “useradd -r” Linux Fedora/RHEL/CentOS

I want to know what are the implications of create an account using -r option? # useradd -r ... The help says: -r, --system Create a system account. System users will be created with no aging ...
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How to specify a daemon shutdown command with upstart?

In an upstart configuration how do I define what command should be used to shutdown a server. Lets say I have daemon that has two seperate processes. startup.sh - to start the server shutdown.sh -...
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Script to see if user has logged off

I have created this program to see if a user is logged on and it checks every minute. if [ "$#" -ne 1 ] then echo "Usage: mon user" exit 1 fi user="$1" until who | grep "^$user " > /dev/...
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How to avoid receiving warning message from a mount system

I asked similar question in superuser, no satisfying answer. Re-post here with some update. I mount a remote host to my system during debug because the source code is on that host, but after I do the ...
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How can I tell if lack of memory is causing these crashes?

I have a tornado web server running a flask application that connects to a postgres 9.3 database on an ubuntu 12.04 box. The application has been crashing intermittently and I am trying to understand ...
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telinit 1 and run a command there

I need to do some maintenance on a bunch of Debian (Wheezy) systems, and it has to happen at run level 1. But not all machines have a keyboard and a screen; some are even located somewhere else. So I ...
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Unidentified network connections

I have an external-facing ftp/webserver (with virtual hosts) running Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and I have some concerns about some network traffic I'm seeing. Some background. I tried to be as preventive in ...
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LPIC-1 for non-professional experienced user

I am interested in trying out the LPIC-1 certification however I am slightly worried that I may not have the needed professional experience to pass. I am still studying hard and running a lab with a ...
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Prevent scp from overwriting existing files?

Have been googling this for a while, and the problem is not so much of one where I trust my users to "do the right thing" and have them use rsync with various options to avoid overwriting files. I ...
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Managing cron jobs across multiple servers

We are facing a problem with managing cron jobs over multiple servers with dependencies. I hope there is an opensource central management project that I can be used to handle that and report the ...
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What is the command erepc? Is this malware?

I noticed that my system was running slower than normal so I ran a top command. Hogging a ton of my CPU was a process called erepc that I can find no information on. PID USER PR NI VIRT ...
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Refresh DMI tables after omconfig without reboot

Using Dell's OMSA tools, namely omconfig, to set a server's Asset Tag works perfectly. I'm able to see the result immediately using omreport; however, I am unable to see the setting using dmidecode ...
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Fastest way to perform Redis data migration?

I have several Redis 3.0 instances running in AOF persistence mode. Sometimes, I have to perform data migration from one instance to another. Data migration process currently goes like this: BGSAVE ...
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How can I run a “check-up” on my Ubuntu installation?

I would like to know if there is some kind of script or utility to check for problems in my Ubuntu installation. I am new to Linux and I had some trouble setting up my system, specifically trying to ...
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Tasksel vs metapackages

Some debian applications are installed via tasksel, rather than the traditional apt tool. What is the benefits/differences between the methods, when we already have the option of meta-packages?