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


Nov
20
comment File permission issues with shared folders under Virtual Box (Ubuntu Guest, Windows Host)
This is the setup for a Windows host. Since the Windows host doesn't understand UNIX permissions, I'm not sure why anyone expects them to line up. It's likely different with UNIX hosts.
Oct
28
comment File permission issues with shared folders under Virtual Box (Ubuntu Guest, Windows Host)
You can not change the permissions. See the end of the answer above.
Sep
2
comment Why does every user have his own group?
@John - if there's a good answer on ServerFault already, maybe you could provide a link, if not, maybe you could provide a summary as an answer instead of suggesting research on other sites? As it happens, it's probably more useful over on unix.stackexchange
Sep
1
comment Other than a kill command or a system kill(pid, signal) command, what can cause a SIGKILL to occur for a process?
Check errpt - depending on the trigger, you may see some related entry in there.
Aug
25
comment Network interface information on AIX
The ODM is a set of files. The API gives access to those files. So they both meet your needs. 'The ODM files are generally in /etc/objrepos'` as in the answer.
Aug
20
comment Is there a way to tell sudo to set my username as owner for the files created instead of root?
Yes, mistype on my part - but I assume the user ID in question can't read the file either, because they still wouldn't need sudo. So we have to assume the user ID intended to own the final file has no access to the original file. Either way, this isn't a sudo 'problem'. Your answer suggests preserving an owner that we have to assume isn't desired.
Aug
20
comment Terminal not reporting resize properly
Can you use ssh and does it work if you do? I've just installed Terminator v0.95 on Debian and can ssh into an AIX machine, TERM is xterm, and it all works fine.
Aug
20
comment Terminal not reporting resize properly
Can you include in your query the output from echo $TERM from your AIX session. Also, what terminal type have you told Terminator 0.95 to emulate? Finally, by remote in, do you mean ssh, telnet, rlogin, etc?
Aug
20
comment Is there a way to tell sudo to set my username as owner for the files created instead of root?
I presume the person running sudo doesn't own the original file, otherwise they wouldn't need to use sudo.
Aug
15
comment Edit a command?
@KaanKölköy - this will probably get closed as a duplicate. Feel free to post a new question specifically about 'editing shell commands', but you'll need to be specific (and it might not be as easy as you want, depending on what command you're trying to change).
Aug
15
comment FreeBSD setup RTL8187SE wireless NIC
Can you show the content of some of the files you have to update and the rough steps you followed, obviously not asking you to recreate the whole article you've linked to, but a summary and the output of the various stages may help. Also, what output did you get?
Aug
14
comment Openswan ipsec hub and spoke setup is not working
You should add this as an answer (with detail) and then accept it, to help other people who find this issue.
Aug
14
comment Network interface information on AIX
Probably, but I don't do development on AIX.
Aug
12
comment AIX equivalent of Solaris' iostat -E
Can you include an example of the output you're seeing on Solaris? Your description and your comments seem at odds (disk errors vs IO/SCSI errors). I think on AIX -b does do what you want, but if you give an example ...
Aug
1
comment sudo - impersonating a user
Also, does it work if you list the script name explicitly in sudo rather than the wildcard (and is the filename a symbolic link?).
Aug
1
comment sudo - impersonating a user
What does visudo -c return (checks sudoers for errors). Also, can you confirm the full version of AIX (oslevel -s) and the version of sudo installed?
Jul
29
comment Birthday reminder
Yes he did. Feel free to vote my answer down.
Jul
29
comment DNS works half of the time in Oracle VirtualBox and I can't even maintain /etc/hosts file
8.8.8.8 works fine anywhere in the world - if you're doing the stuff above on your company network, then your company is blocking 8.8.8.8. I run plenty of CentOS and RHEL under VirtualBox. VB is doing nothing with DHCP or DNS. You need to find out why your DHCP is being inconsistent.
Jul
29
comment DNS works half of the time in Oracle VirtualBox and I can't even maintain /etc/hosts file
Plus -if you can't get to 8.8.8.8 from your host, you'll never get to it from your VM. So you need to find out why you're getting inconsistent DHCP responses, or which DHCP server is giving out 8.8.8.8.
Jul
29
comment DNS works half of the time in Oracle VirtualBox and I can't even maintain /etc/hosts file
It's only going to get 8.8.8.8 from either your DHCP server(s) or static config.