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Software developer, professional since the early 90s, amateur back to the mid 80s.

First touched a Unix box in 1989 or 1990. First got paid to do so in 1993.

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revised Will I receive critical security updates if I lock CentOS yum to a specific repo version?
Added info gleaned from our VPSes
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revised Will I receive critical security updates if I lock CentOS yum to a specific repo version?
expanded the topic of the continuous nature of the CentOS 6 series by covering the forward direction (6.5), too
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revised Will I receive critical security updates if I lock CentOS yum to a specific repo version?
expanded on the topic of locking down the kernel only; made clear which half of the OP's uncertainty is "correct" in the first para
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answered Will I receive critical security updates if I lock CentOS yum to a specific repo version?
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comment CentOS 7 httpd failed to make connection with backend
Why are you using generic proxying when there is a specific solution designed to link Tomcat and Apache?
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comment CentOS 7 httpd failed to make connection with backend
@CodeMed: Why are you bringing a second computer into the discussion at all? The mantra of troubleshooting is to keep it as simple as possible, and test only one thing at a time. So, do everything here on a single machine. I don't care if you do it all on your development box or all on the production box. telnet localhost 8080 only works within a single machine. That's what localhost means.
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comment CentOS 7 httpd failed to make connection with backend
@IanMcGowan: +1, but you shouldn't get "nothing" from telnet if Tomcat is up and running on port 8080. You'll get 3 or so lines, something like Trying localhost... then Connected to localhost. then Escape character is ^]. Also, telnet isn't installed by default on CentOS 7, so you may need to say yum install telnet first.
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comment What's the problem with this hardware?
You're asking a very fuzzy question here. It's an auditing task where the auditor isn't even given all the information needed. For instance, you claim video problems, but the second line in your lspci output doesn't actually tell us which video chipset your computer uses. At the very least, tell us which exact make and model of computer you're using, and any nonstandard upgrades you have made. Additionally, you pose the question as if there is one problem, but you might have a bag of unrelated problems. You should ask about each problem separately, with per-subsystem details.
Dec
12
comment SSH randomly stops working, and any other request from network related services
It is not consistent to claim that the network isn't at fault when you're getting ping timeouts. On a working network, ping will never time out. Either the network is broken somehow, or one of the two endpoints (your box or the remote one) is having network problems at a very low level if ping is timing out.
Dec
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answered Using a specific version of program in configure
Dec
12
comment CentOS 7 won't serve static https content, why not?
What do you get for netstat -na | grep 443.*LISTEN?
Dec
12
comment CentOS 7 won't serve static https content, why not?
Does it work if you use regular HTTP?
Dec
11
answered error re-installing httpd on CentOS 7, how can I resolve it?
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revised Binary compatibility between Mac OS X and Linux
added Darling project reference; added LKML link documenting the death of iBCS; noted that OpenBSD and NetBSD can also run Linux binaries
Dec
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revised What allows BSD to run Linux binaries, but not vice versa?
clarified some of the points
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revised What allows BSD to run Linux binaries, but not vice versa?
Added links to Linux emulation docs in the BSDs
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awarded  Nice Answer