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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.

Apr
23
answered RandR not recognizing monitor
Apr
22
answered General Linux support for IPv6 ready?
Apr
21
comment Equivalent of newusers for groups
@Joel: No I don't think you are missing anything there. However, I would look at using LDAP to manage the users and groups rather than the flat files in /etc.
Apr
21
answered Equivalent of newusers for groups
Apr
20
answered Ubuntu 10.10: Why does external dial-up modem randomly disconnect from internet?
Apr
19
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Apr
19
answered Working DNS-DHCP combo for LAN
Apr
14
comment How to get over “device or resource busy”?
@Giles: fuser works will lists. Try fuser /var/log/*, if any logs are open it will tell which ones and who has it open. If a simple wildcard, won't work, find with or without xargs will do the job.
Apr
14
comment How to get over “device or resource busy”?
@Gilles: Also works for files.
Apr
13
answered How to get over “device or resource busy”?
Apr
11
comment Cron running job every 15 seconds
Cron jobs don't have a terminal so I would expect the browser to fail. It may do so silently.
Apr
9
answered True HTTPS? How?
Apr
7
answered Linux - why is kernel.shmall so low by default?
Apr
4
comment Why ACPI Namespace keeps changing
@Jeach: I suspect the names may come from the ACPI interface. This is provided by the manufacturers who usually program to their own specs. I suspect the zones correspond to CPU0 and CPU1. Having looked at an ACPI configuration dump in the past I agree that the names could be better. Some sensors seem to need to be scanned and can be deployed for multiple purposes. These are identified by type, and sensor utilities may have a translation table for your system. Otherwise, the software can only guess by type.
Apr
1
comment Send duplicate packets over two Internet connections
@Andrea: I would configure the mobile users system to connect using whichever connection is up. This would eliminate the duplication issue.
Apr
1
answered Why ACPI Namespace keeps changing
Apr
1
answered Send duplicate packets over two Internet connections
Apr
1
answered How to find power draw in watts?
Mar
30
answered performance monitoring
Mar
26
answered Is there a way to find which iptables rule was responsible for dropping a packet?