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I'm a professional sysadmin in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. I've been doing sysadmin work since 1996, I've worked for a smattering of companies including Red Hat, two academic institutions, a regional bank, and now a rail transportation and logistics company.


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comment iptables, differentiate ports based on hostname
"Bad" is a value judgement, which is an opinion - in my opinion, doing so is indeed bad for multiple reasons, but your opinion may be different. I'm not willing to say you absolutely should not ever do this, but I know I wouldn't do it.
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comment Faillog command on CentOS7
The reference I found was: centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2110
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comment Best way to free disk space from deleted files that are held open
Good point. I've added that to the answer.
Jan
6
comment What exactly is the difference between pipes and streams?
But you don't have to do anything special to get that stream - it's just there automatically. That's the important point to me. Again, I may not have been completely technically accurate, but I'm trying to help clear up the confusion.
Oct
22
comment Why are --older-than and --younger-than killall options missing in RHEL/CentOS?
Yes - I just checked a RHEL 7 system. At least, man killall has the options documented.
Sep
2
comment Why does every user have his own group?
Do some research on the concept of "user-private groups". This has been explained in many different places.
Mar
12
comment RHEL 6.4 and OpenSSL 1.0.1 - Dependency missing.. but it isn't?
I'm pretty sure the IUS package doesn't provide the correct provide in this case. It provides the correct library, but that's not the same as far as RPM is concerned. The command I gave specifically asks about the library file, not the actual provide. The ebst I can suggest is to try to find the openssl package from the remi repo and replace the IUS package with it, or use the base RHEL repo for all your openssl and php-* packages.
Nov
20
comment How can I change my username?
Oh, I expect a lot more than just that to come back to bite me in the butt. That's why I don't rename user accounts, I delete and create new after copying required data somewhere else. :)
Nov
20
comment How can I change my username?
Actually, you don't have to rename the home directory. You can leave it as 'mpatil'. But yeah, you will need to look at these other things - but even the usermod utility @Patrick mentioned won't handle those other items.
Nov
20
comment How can I change my username?
You must edit those files. Don't try to run them, they're not scripts.
Nov
20
comment How can I change my username?
Are you trying to change your username or just your prompt?
Oct
7
comment * not interpreted in ftp, lftp?
What are you asking? I don't see a question being asked here...
Oct
7
comment /var/named/chroot/var/named: device is busy
The error messages tell you what is wrong.
Oct
4
comment Cannot mount LVM2 partitions
What is the command you're using to try to mount the volumes?
Sep
23
comment QEMU package not available for RHEL 64 bit
These are RHEL 5 packages, which don't come from Red Hat repositories. Where did you get these packages? (yum install doesn't count - what repository did they come from?)
Sep
23
comment QEMU package not available for RHEL 64 bit
What is the output of yum list | grep qemu on your i686 box?
Sep
23
comment QEMU package not available for RHEL 64 bit
On my RHEL 6 systems, I can install qemu-kvm and get the userspace QEMU tools. I don't see any qemu packages available for either 32 or 64 bit. Where is your qemu package coming from in 32-bit land?
Sep
23
comment Yum update error: Could not retrieve mirrorlist
Do you have the proxy information configured in yum.conf?
Sep
20
comment Installation of QEMU, GCC for ARM in RHEL
Look in the bin directory you just unrolled. What is the binary named? Ultimately, there's something wrong with either your path setting or your executable name.
Sep
20
comment Installation of QEMU, GCC for ARM in RHEL
Ok, I was wrong - it's not a source tarball. Did you add the unrolled bin directory's full path to your shell's PATH? Or did you use the full pathname when trying to execute arm-none-eabi-gcc ?