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Nov
15
comment Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
@GregHewgill: +1, thanks for that explanation. So you mean that when scp is "stuck" at 100% it's because 100% of the data has already been sent to the OS? And then it begs another question: how does scp know that it's not done yet? I mean, if scp believes that 100% of the transfer has left, how comes it knows that the file ain't transfered fully yet? And if scp knows that it's not fully transferred, why can't it display the "correct" percentage !? (as a sidenote in a way it'd be "better" if it showed 99% instead of 100%: it would be a little less confusing)
Nov
15
comment Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
@terdon: oh I see... It's weird because I'm pretty sure I didn't have the problem (at least not that bad) with other systems. I've also read posts about people having this issue with only certain hosts (despite all the hosts being on the same network). It's a bit weird :-/ But then seen that you (and others) do see the same, I'm a bit less worried. I'd still like to know why it's that way and if it can be "fixed" somehow.
Nov
15
comment Weird SSH/SCP progress meter behavior
@terdon: yup, the transfer finishes if I let it run long enough (I can see the file "growing" on the remote host). The smaller the file, the less the system is "stuck" at 100%, but it's still stuck. For tiny files it's near instantaneous so I can't really tell. So it "works", but the numbers (both the %, the ETA and the speed) are all just totally bogus. It's conforting to read your comment that high speed at the beginning are normal. Download works normally: starts at the correct speed right away, with correct estimates, etc.
Oct
23
comment Are disks interchangeable in a mirrored RAID setup?
+1, thanks a lot for the detailed explanation and the caveat about the old mkraid and /etc/raidtab doscs! It's a bit clearer now. I'm still not sure if it's worth to configure on my desktop / workstation but I'll look into it.
Oct
22
comment What's the difference between SSH and Squid when using them as proxies?
+1, thanks a lot for this detailed answer! I don't absolutely need to hide my real IP: I take it that that "ssh -D ..." SOCKS method is good enough. I haven't found a way to make it work yet under Chrome but from Firefox it's fine.
Jul
26
comment How to take sha-1, sha-256 or MD5 of CDs / DVDs?
thanks a lot, using cmp I've been able to compare the .iso and the DVD and, indeed, it ends "correctly" with an EOF. Now I understand better what's going on : )
Jul
26
comment How to take sha-1, sha-256 or MD5 of CDs / DVDs?
+1... oh gotcha and thanks a lot. So I may be taking into account trailing zero bytes or garbage. I'll see if I can use cmp instead. (now to be honest I don't know what's more obfuscated between using the pipe symbol and </dev/sr0 ) ; )
May
2
comment SVN wants to commit everything after server re-install
oh damn... Years of Git ended up corrupting me. I was 100% I could just tar all the SVN repos and that it was enough : ) Will try the svnadmin dump/load too.
May
1
comment SVN wants to commit everything after server re-install
@derobert: (and jofel) : I don't have any old projects checked out on my system (I don't work on these, I just helped configure the server). The devs are remotely located, I'll ask them to try "svn status" (but they're not super experienced with SVN, nor am I, they simply use it from Eclipse). Good to know it's purely a client-side decision: it's weird because one dev told me he compared the files and they were identical, yet Eclipse / SVN wanted everything to be commited again. I'll have them "svn status" and report to me : )
Mar
30
comment Encrypted disk filesystem compatibilities
thanks a lot! I'm using Linux since the early days of Slackware but it's the first time I'm using this encryption thinggy and the first time I'm using LVM so it's all new to me : ) It's clearer now and I'll read more on all this.
Dec
1
comment Cannot switch to console anymore after using Alt_R as mod4
Ivan Zakharyasch: thanks a lot... I got your xmodmap / xkb point! I ended up doing something very similar, only using xkb. No more xmodmap here : )
Aug
26
comment Which of VPN or IPSec or xxx can I use here?
@derobert: I think I'll go the OpenVPN route then. I'll first test with spare machines before doing the "real thing" on production systems.
Aug
24
comment Which of VPN or IPSec or xxx can I use here?
@derobert: sadly I need to use commercial apps using a lot of (mostly undocumented) ports and this is outside my control. In other words: I need to use/test these apps and they require several ports.
Aug
2
comment How to find which process is regularly writing to disk?
that you can't query SMART readings without spinning up the drive leaves me speechless :-/ Now obviously the "spinning down" issue can become quite complicated. Regarding disabling the spinning down: wouldn't that in itself cause the HD to wear out faster? I mean: it's never ever "resting" as long as the system is on then?
Aug
2
comment How to find which process is regularly writing to disk?
thanks for that tip. I didn't know about iotop. On Debian I did an apt-cache search iotop to find out that I had to apt-get iotop. Very cool command!
Jul
27
comment How to find which process is regularly writing to disk?
@Mat: I'll take the hard drive outside of the case (the connectors should be long enough) to be sure and I'll report back ; )
Jul
26
comment Cannot switch to console anymore after using Alt_R as mod4
@jasonwryan: xev says keysym 0xffea, Alt_R (checking the ask Ubuntu thinggy)
Feb
28
comment When do you need 'nohup' if you're already forking using '&'?
@Gilles: it may be obvious to you, because you happen to be familiar with these things (seen your rep)... However, for a start, the accepted answer in the link I did put to does not say a word about using both nohup and '&'... I'm pretty sure my question is clear enough and different enough from the other, and two great answers here seems to prove that ; ) Also, are you really implying I did took the pain to link to another question, but without reading the accepted answer!?
Feb
24
comment When do you need 'nohup' if you're already forking using '&'?
+1 to both of you for the great answers... But I'm still confused... I tried that before answering my question: maybe my (very old) Debian Linux setup isn't correctly configured but if I "emacs &" and then type "exit", only my xterm exits: emacs stays there.
Oct
30
comment KVM: network partially lost for the host, guests are fine
+1, thanks for helping me... I answer your questions in an edit to my question because it's too long for a comment :)