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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
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.
Apr
4
answered How to keep Bash running after command execution?
Mar
29
comment SSH E-mail login alert if SSH port is as NAT
@Mato If you are running a tool to snoop the SSH session just have it email on connection, or wrap it and log as in the second case.
Mar
28
answered SSH E-mail login alert if SSH port is as NAT
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
revised Traffic counter on openwrt?
Revert link to http
Mar
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
1
answered Make disk/disk copy slower
Feb
18
comment 403 Forbidden, Tried everything
Yes, I was upgrading to 2.4 when this happened. Only one Alais failed.
Feb
18
answered 403 Forbidden, Tried everything
Feb
11
comment How do I identify the user that is attempting to create a file?
@Gn13l Try using man -k to find the correct documentation and man to display the document. man grep should display the documentation for grep. The getent database is passwd. man 5 passwd should describe the output.
Feb
7
comment How do I identify the user that is attempting to create a file?
@Gn13l Usually I use the command ps -ef | less and look for the web server process(es). The command will list the userid of the process. You can grep /etc/passwd for the user id to find the UID, or use the getent command to do the lookup.
Feb
6
awarded  Yearling
Feb
5
comment How do I identify the user that is attempting to create a file?
Execute controls access to files. If you know the name you can read a file with just the execute bit set. I believe the execute bit is required to verify allow access the file, and write to create the directory entry.