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I'm a unix sysadmin, working as a consultant at Init AB (www.init.se).

Previous jobs include sysadmin in charge of security related systems at a large bank, and mail servers at a largish ISP, including handling abuse and spam issues.

Email address: jenny@init.se


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comment segmentation fault when running with high data resolution
The maximum memory allowed for a process is set with the ulimit command.
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comment Is there a way to tell sudo to set my username as owner for the files created instead of root?
It's theoretically possible that the file is owned by the target user but is located in a directory which the target user doesn't have permission to enter. But it's not very likely :-)
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comment Is there a way to tell sudo to set my username as owner for the files created instead of root?
That only works when the original file is owned by the target user.
Aug
15
comment How to stop emacs server
I was wrong at first; it doesn't start the server if it isn't running already, it just restarts it if it is.
Aug
13
comment What is logcheck, and why is it consuming 100% CPU out of the blue?
Also, I really meant it that your boss should let you get the training to do sysadmin work. It's really not fair to you to put you in a situation to manage servers and not give you access to the tools you need. I would certainly not be a good web designer because that's not what I'm trained in and my being a good sysadmin wouldn't help there. This is the same situation, just from the other side.
Aug
13
comment What is logcheck, and why is it consuming 100% CPU out of the blue?
@YujiTomita Yes - the policy is that it's a question about how to manage systems in a professional capacity. A professional sysadmin should know how to debug this. It's not a stupid question, it's just one that's not on-topic at ServerFault. I will vote to transfer it to Unix & Linux instead which doesn't have that restriction - I was out of votes yesterday so I couldn't do it then.
Aug
12
comment What is logcheck, and why is it consuming 100% CPU out of the blue?
@YujiTomita At the risk of coming across as rude - if you don't know how to do basic debugging of a runaway process, you should either contact a sysadmin within your company to ask for help, or hire a consultant. Or, at the very least, your boss should pay for the training necessary for you to work as a sysadmin in addition to your development duties.
Aug
12
comment Unable to connect FTP: 530 Login incorrect
If you get 530 Login incorrect, that means that you did connect. You just weren't allowed to login with the user/password combination you used. Ask the person/s in charge of the server to check their logs to see what went wrong.
Aug
7
comment Set timeout for web page response with curl
I can't find anything like that in the man page.
Jul
17
comment Sudo Su automated login
Yes, but to be honest I don't see the point of having "/bin/su" as a command spec, since the sudoers format already allows for specifying the target user.
Jul
5
comment How to sort with a delimiter that is several characters long?
The person would obviously have to check the input before choosing the new delimiter.
Jul
3
comment Forward port 80 to another port
Another method would be to get sudo access allowing you only to run service httpd restart.
Jun
24
comment Linux can't recognize the right password when ssh'ing?
Check the logs. ssh -vvv doesn't tell you why the server rejects the password; the ssh logs will.
Jun
24
comment Linux can't recognize the right password when ssh'ing?
What does your SSH log say?
Jun
17
comment String pattern searching
Also, don't double-post - i.e. don't post the same question as multiple sites. If it had been a good enough question for Unix & Linux, we at ServerFault would have migrated it here.
Jun
17
comment User permissions problem Linux
As Andrejs said, the files will belong to the same group as the folder.
Jun
11
comment Moving an open file to a different device
This will work only if the process will close its filehandle on suspend and re-open it when foregrounded. As a rule, I wouldn't say that's likely.
Jun
5
comment how to use rsync (using password-less ssh), with sudo just on the local side?
Chris Down's idea is better, I've added it.
Jun
5
comment Can ssl folder be removed without causing conflict
Don't forget to make backups of your config file before you start editing them, in case you make a mistake... it's saved me more than once!
Jun
5
comment Can ssl folder be removed without causing conflict
I added info about making it not listen to port 443.