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Jul
21
answered Lags on file access, is my HDD going to break?
Jul
21
comment How to make user passwords shown as a clear text in Linux?
@derobert fair 'nuff; I now see it as you intended and concur. (+1)
Jul
21
comment How to make user passwords shown as a clear text in Linux?
It may sound like I'm making an argument for security through obscurity. I was trying to argue that it is unwise to give teenage boys whiskey and car-keys with instruction in neither. But I may well have failed in that attempt.
Jul
21
comment How to make user passwords shown as a clear text in Linux?
It is my sense that if one has to ask "Is there a way … to save the password in the /etc/passwd in clear text and such that the root can see them?", then they lack the relevant understanding as to why they oughtn't. Of course, the OP could always implement the holes you enumerate, but it seems unwise to aid someone in bad practice (even if he could find the information elsewhere). The OP will likely never be your sysadmin, and I'm sure you use unique strong passwords religiously, but many people are not so enlightened; I'm sure there are others who are not so rigorous.
Jul
9
revised How to set permissions for user to smb mount with fstab?
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Jul
9
revised How to set permissions for user to smb mount with fstab?
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Jul
9
revised How to set default tabs only for cat?
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Jul
8
revised Locale not being set on initial login on Raspbian/Debian
added /etc/default
Jul
8
revised Locale not being set on initial login on Raspbian/Debian
imported pastebin into OP
Jul
8
comment Locale not being set on initial login on Raspbian/Debian
Please don't use pastebin when you could easily paste the text into the question directly. I fixed it for you. At least you didn't use screenshots as some new users like to do for simple text. ;)
Jul
8
comment Slow Linux machine
The OP doesn't say how long "too long" is, but as others above, I suspect that sshd is trying to inverse resolve the DNS name from the IP address of the ssh client and eventually times out because it fails. If this is what the problem is, none of your diagnostic commands will show anything because the resolver is just waiting for a timer to go off and is using almost no system resources (±0)
Jul
8
answered Locale not being set on initial login on Raspbian/Debian
Jul
8
revised How to set default tabs only for cat?
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Jul
8
comment How to set default tabs only for cat?
@dotancohen I'm not sure what you mean by "wrap /bin/cat". See added above.
Jul
8
revised Port multiplexer sslh: why is it so resource-intensive?
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Jul
8
comment Port multiplexer sslh: why is it so resource-intensive?
The problem with sslh is an outright bug. I find it hard to believe that another program like sshttp would make the same mistake. Unfortunately, I have no interest in benchmarking port multiplexors; good luck.
Jul
8
answered Port multiplexer sslh: why is it so resource-intensive?
Jul
8
comment How to monitor outgoing http requests per user?
If you are really looking for the source IP or MAC address, then this is best logged at the router. Do expect extraordinarily large logs: the front page of amazon.com sends 95 separate documents, whitehouse.gov sends 55, and cnn.com over 150.
Jul
8
revised How to monitor outgoing http requests per user?
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Jul
8
answered How to set default tabs only for cat?