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I have over 30 years experience in all phases of software development and delivery. I have administered a variety of midrange servers, and worked with systems from PCs to Mainframes.

Jul
3
answered Pxeboot: Client not getting ip address from the DHCP Server
May
26
awarded  linux
Apr
29
comment How to grab the oldest unread message from `mail` in a script?
@warren Your mail server should be configured to deliver to a certain type. The mail command reads from the users inbox in /var/mail. Maildir delivery uses a directory tree, usually called Maildir and locate in the user's home directory. I haven't knowingly worked with the third format.
Apr
29
answered How to grab the oldest unread message from `mail` in a script?
Apr
28
revised Selectively forward email based on domain?
Correction
Apr
26
answered Why is the firewall off by default with Linux Mint?
Apr
23
answered Selectively forward email based on domain?
Apr
23
comment Forward Only Email Server
It doesn't appear the server is receiving any messages. Try using telnet to diagnose. SMTP is a conversational protocol easy to emulate using a terminal session. For GMail, you likely want to setup an authenticated outgoing connection.
Apr
23
comment How to detect the incoming httpd Connection Counts of each VHOSTS?
@夏期劇場 Using the server-status modules output will give the current state when run. I have updated my response accordingly.
Apr
23
revised How to detect the incoming httpd Connection Counts of each VHOSTS?
Add server-statup option.
Apr
22
answered How to detect the incoming httpd Connection Counts of each VHOSTS?
Apr
21
answered How to disable receive email at dns level?
Apr
14
revised Why are web servers traditionally started as superuser?
Reply more directly to the question.
Apr
14
answered Why are web servers traditionally started as superuser?
Apr
11
answered Blanket blocking SMTP with whitelist
Apr
9
comment Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop
@Joshua You may be able to work around the failure to fetch the file by using wget to fetch it. Then you can use dpkg -i to install. The essential packages are the critical ones. You should be able to get a list with the command aptitude search ?essential. The base-files package is likely the most important.
Apr
9
comment Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop
@Joshua Pipe the output to less by adding | less to the command. You can use the list to reinstall the packages by piping to xargs -n1 aptitude reinstall instead.
Apr
8
comment Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop
Try reinstalling base-files then retrying reinstalling the essential packages. You are likely to encounter some more dependency failures. You can also try a -force option to reinstall anyway.
Apr
8
answered Removed /var/lib. Can't open Desktop
Apr
4
comment How to keep Bash running after command execution?
@pawel7318 You can kill the background program with the command kill % or kill %1.