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Unix systems administrator (Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux) who also enjoys photography and tinkering with hardware.

Contributor to open source projects:

  • Box Backup (sysadmin, hosting provider, committer)
  • OpenIndiana (founding member, sysadmin/infrastructure team)

Jul
26
comment accessing Maildir locally with Mutt and remotely over IMAP simultaneously
But as @derobert says, mutt still does the same thing when using IMAP.
Jun
10
comment Why `host` and `nslookup` on Solaris 10 resolves hostnames while `ping` and `telnet` does not?
It also depends how you installed Solaris. If at the interactive installer, or in sysidcfg, you specify DNS, nsswitch.conf should already be configured properly.
Apr
12
revised FreeBSD telnet does not take root login
/etc/securetty is for Linux, not FreeBSD. Explain better how FreeBSD works.
Apr
12
suggested approved edit on FreeBSD telnet does not take root login
Jan
17
awarded  Informed
Nov
19
comment What does etc stand for?
It's also (slightly) interesting to note that older versions of Solaris and HP-UX (and maybe others that I've forgotten) actually had binaries in /etc too.
Nov
6
awarded  Yearling
Nov
6
answered public key authentification doesn't pass, why?
Nov
6
answered RHEL 5.5 - Need to refresh /dev/disk/by-label links
Nov
6
comment CNAME: Mail address gets rewritten
CNAME can't sit beside any RR, including SOA. You should just set the MX records of your domain to point to the same as viathinksoft.com.
Nov
6
comment Ubuntu12.04: How to disable a daemon process at startup
@EmanuelBerg Yes, init will be running 'KXXscript stop' at shutdown. You should either remove the symlink or remove the execute bit from the real init script. I believe Debian uses update-rc.d to manage this. RHEL (and derivatives) use chkconfig.
Nov
5
comment Ubuntu12.04: How to disable a daemon process at startup
While this achieves what you want, it's technically the wrong thing to do. In SysV init terms, 'S' scripts are start scripts and 'K' are kill scripts - i.e. S are run in order at startup and K are run in order at shutdown (or changing to a lower runlevel).
Sep
19
comment modifying the zsh shell word split
A more succinct version is WORDCHARS=${WORDCHARS//[\/]}.
Sep
19
comment Why can rm remove read-only files?
@Magnus If you have root access (including sudo), you can use chattr to add the immutable flag to files. If not, then ire_and_curses is quite correct.
Aug
27
comment allow webalizer in selinux (centos)
What user is webalizer running as, and what's the output of ls -lZ on the log files? (Please add this to the question.)
May
7
awarded  Editor
Apr
9
comment Zsh — more intelligent autocorrection
Can you post your .zshrc as an update?
Apr
9
comment Zsh — more intelligent autocorrection
Have you loaded compinit in your .zshrc?
Apr
7
comment How can we change root password?
And if you're not using /sbin/sulogin for single-user shell (it will prompt for root's password).
Apr
6
awarded  Commentator