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I'm just a simple IT guy, who does a bit of programming on the side.

Dec
18
comment is there a way to reset a linux machine should the primary disk fail?
1. Why not use RAID to avoid the failure problem? 2. Why not have the system load a RAM disk from the USB Boot device, so that it doesn't need the USB Stick once it's running? 3. Why would the USB drive not be plugged directly into the motherboard or something incredibly secure so that it never comes out with extreme intention?
Dec
10
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Oct
26
comment Put Linux server into sleep and wake it up using WOL packets
Couple quick thoughts: 1. Modern hardware "wears" the most from heat cycles caused by turning things on/off. Turning your server on/off constantly will cut it's average life by half or more. 2. Electricity is cheap in most places, you should figure out the actual amount you'd be saving by doing this (I'll bet it's <$3/month, unless you have a horribly inefficient server, in which case you might want to consider using more power-efficient hardware). 3. It's wouldn't be too hard to program a watchdog service that accepts UDP packets to reset it's counter and sleeps the computer when tripped.
Oct
24
comment Unable to access internet if wireless enabled
Your default route is definitely over the wired connection... Are you sure you can't get to the Internet? You are trying more than just a web browser, correct? Are there proxy settings in the browser's configuration? Operating system? Steps you've already taken to resolve the issue?
Oct
23
answered what is the difference between “chmod 775” and “chmod 2755”?
Aug
16
comment FreeBSD: Remove symlinks in devfs
Right, you're understanding correctly (though ada0 isn't necessarily port0 on the MB as the MB could have a weird layout, I've seen it enough to know better). Using either device name shouldn't make any difference as ZFS looks for a "marker" on the drives and does not rely on the OS presenting the same device name.
Aug
16
comment Best compression of similar files?
tar + lzma seems to work really well for binary blobs. LZMA is built into newer versions of tar too.
Aug
16
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Aug
16
revised FreeBSD: Remove symlinks in devfs
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Aug
16
answered FreeBSD: Remove symlinks in devfs
Aug
8
comment Mixing 4k/512 drives with ZFS (FreeNAS)
Server Fault is for Professional System Administrators (et al) only. Please refer to each Stack Exchange site's FAQ for details of what is on-topic for that site. Thank you!
Aug
7
comment How to skip DNS checkup while I'm disconnected from Internet
It doesn't login at all, or it take an excessive amount of time?
Jul
31
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Jul
31
comment Is rpm the only file extension for repositories
.rpm is specific to the package manager software, which Red Hat uses, CentOS and other have inherited. Others are free to use it as well, but many other Linux distros use other package managers.
Jul
31
answered How to pause listing long text file with cat in command prompt after 10lines then press any key
May
1
answered Accidentally formatted Ubuntu partition to NTFS. Recover?
Apr
16
answered Using a secondary DNS when lookup fails in primary?
Apr
6
comment installed teamspeak 3 on freebsd using portinstall but can't connect
Firewall running??
Mar
11
answered How do I setup two or more IPv6 address on one NIC in FreeBSD?
Feb
27
comment How to register Nginx as a service, after installing Passenger?
@HappyDeveloper It's too early on Monday morning to get so worked up. Server Fault has always been a site exclusively for System Administrators only, my apologies if you were misled. We have been frustrated by the site fragmentation as well, and have just as little control over it. I'll move this to Unix & Linux for you since I think there's enough details to get an answer. I believe the answer will be that you have to install nginx using your Distro's sanctioned installer (apt-get IIRC) if you want the Distro's daemon scripts to work correctly.