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Just a guy with some linux experience.


Jul
26
comment Developing Linux Kernel From Scratch - Step by Step
Judging by your question you lack so much information I wouldn't even know where to begin correcting it. Take several years of university-grade computer science courses, specialize in machine architecture and operating systems. Good luck.
Jul
24
comment Running programs as root with my own password in Scientific Linux
This is correct information but does not actually answer the question that's being asked.
Jul
10
comment A layman's explanation for “Everything is a file” — what differs from Windows?
Judging by that example, you also don't quite understand how filesystems work. Unless name_of_file happens to be a proper filesystem image, you just wrecked that CF card...
Jul
8
comment Slow Linux machine
Don't disable dns checks, make sure that you have a working resolver.
Jul
4
comment SSH slow after configuring TCP Wrappers
Although not quite "impossible" and more "not viable" -- chances are the botnet controller will note the vastly reduced response rate, deduce that there's a firewall blocking him and go look for a better target.
Jul
4
comment SSH slow after configuring TCP Wrappers
+1 will always upvote fail2ban
Jun
16
comment How to open Fedora without a user password?
Note that this is almost never a good idea. Even on a single user machine in your own home.
Jun
11
comment Force command to be run on logout or disconnect?
Except that it only works if someone 1) uses bash; 2) doesn't change their .bash_logout and 3) always logs off gracefully rather than killing their SSH connection.
Jun
11
comment Force command to be run on logout or disconnect?
This answer only works for a very small subset of situations.
May
30
comment What are the ways of making your own linux distro?
@MichaelShigorin I dunno, googling "rear" sounds to me like a very risky proposition...
May
28
comment sign and trust gpg key automatically via bash
The phrase "sign and trust a gpg key automatically" just nearly gave me a coronary.
May
19
comment Can TCP provide more than 65535 ports?
@bryan Actually, it makes all the difference, and you don't seem to have read either that question or its answers very well. When WA claims to handle 2 million TCP connections (with 'simultaneously' strongly implied but left unsaid) what they mean is they've tweaked their server software and processing power to optimize response times so that none of said two million connections will time out before the last one is served. They're almost certainly all connecting to one single port on that server, though.
May
17
comment httpd start fails and shows up error
Use the command httpd configtest to check the config.
May
11
comment Can I disable all man pages?
I'm afraid you're probably stuck as far as the manpages themselves go -- they're part of the debs of the software they go with.
Apr
27
comment Are there any difference using pipes?
You don't just fork the shell multiple times, you also invoke a new instance of sed each time...
Apr
26
comment How do I automagically update GCC to a later release without upgrading my distro?
Still not terribly optimal, and I really recommend that you install the source-built gcc in a different path (/usr/local/ is a good call for this), but given the constraints you're under probably the best you'll get.
Apr
25
comment df says I have 20G more disk space used than du. Why?
@random832 /sys/ is a virtual filesystem. It doesn't actually exist so it takes up no space.
Apr
25
comment How do I automagically update GCC to a later release without upgrading my distro?
Mixing unstable and stable sources is a terrible idea. Look for backports or upgrade to sid all the way -- and your question suggests that sid almost certainly isn't for you.
Apr
18
comment What is the meaning “MAC MISSMATCH”?
@redserpent It's considered rude behavior to ask the same question in multiple forums - it degrades the signal to noise ratio.
Apr
18
comment How can I upgrade MySQL in Debian using apt-get?
@faheemMitha Out of curiosity, where'd you find those postgresql backports? I kind of need the new version and slony capabilities and I couldn't find newer than 9.1, which lacks slony.