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Slightly geeky, overly cynical and delusional about my own self importance.


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comment DNS works half of the time in Oracle VirtualBox and I can't even maintain /etc/hosts file
Which dhcp client are you running on the various images, how is that dhcp client configured to handle DNS, also, which network manager (if any) are you using on the servers?
Jul
25
comment How come zipping a created disk image, makes smaller files than piping?
Also, as well as richard's comment, can you add the output of ls -l image.gz in both cases (assuming that's what you called it). Lastly, are you sure rdiskx isn't changing between executions?
Jul
23
comment Give a user the permission to access files in a directory
Can you describe what happens. Do the commands generate errors, do they work but the user is still not able to access files, etc. Also, can you show the command used to mount the NFS filesystem, and the resulting mount details.
Jul
22
comment Create ssh root password
Once logged in, can you switch to root (su - root) using your old root password?
Jul
17
comment How to terminate a shell script?
What OS (or UNIX version) are you running this on. What does ps -ef | grep [scriptname] show you?
Jul
16
comment How would you get all users history
This is getting into discussion territory so last one from me - my point isn't whether it's common, it's whether you need to include all cases. That's why I said 70% (random guess). What you're asking is actually much more complicated than it looks at first glance, because you're not in control of the source data in any way.
Jul
16
comment How would you get all users history
You are missing the point - I can choose to name my history file anything I like, so if you don't check the $HISTFILE value on a per user basis you can't find them.
Jul
16
comment How would you get all users history
Exactly, basically, you're (the sysadmin) not in control of how and where users record their command history, and as such 'locating all of it' is going to be very difficult. There are probably solutions which record command history outside of the shell functions, auditing tools and the like.
Jul
16
comment How would you get all users history
So if I change $HISTFILE in my session to ~/whateveh.out, then how will your find find it?
Jul
16
comment How would you get all users history
You're assuming that everyone is a) recording history, b) using the same shell and c) not changing the location of their own history. You'll need to either accept a 70% success rate on your approach, or you'll need to scan config files in every user's home directory, work out where (if) they are storing history and look there. Good luck.
Jul
16
comment ssh from an unix server to a windows server (running Sysax) fails
I'm struggling to follow the exact commands you've used, can you add the exact commands, and which work and which fail.
Jun
30
comment Openbox: disable Alt-F4 on per application basis
Not according to the manual - but I'm no expert (hence, comment not answer).
Jun
26
comment Ubuntu no connection after reboot
The server doesn't appear to have tried to restart, so it's either crashed or hung during the stop phase of the reboot. Can you power cycle (physical or logical) the device remotely?
Jun
16
comment AIX OS fileset with status Broken
Looks like a potential ODM corruption to me. Not sure how to work around it, but depending on the dependencies on bos.sysmgt.quota you could try just removing it and re-adding it. The BROKEN filesets may be the result of the same ODM corruption, it's not possible to say without more diagnostics which you can't get due to the parse error.
Jun
16
comment AiX topas snapshot to web
Try explicit paths in your shell script, or set the PATH environment variable.
Jun
16
comment AIX NIM Master replicate / sync fails to an Alternate Master
Can you manually rsh from the NIM master to the NIM alt master?
Jun
13
comment bind9: client update denied
Run the server in debug mode and try again?
May
29
comment Linux mint parse error
It's unclear what you're asking here. You appear to be continuing a conversation from elsewhere, but without any context. You'll need to significantly improve this question to avoid it being closed.
May
12
comment root partition getting full with nfs mounted directory
You need to ask a new question, or reword your existing question if that one directory is of interest.
May
7
comment Find when the file was closed in Unix
Why do you think the cat command finished at 10:41 - there's no indication that was the case. You could have just waited 8 minutes after the cat command before running another date command.