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Feb
15
comment Should /etc/hosts contain an entry for the FQDN that maps to a loopback address?
@StéphaneChazelas: Agreed. In this case the machine has a loopback interface with 127.0.0.1 and an eth0 with 10.5.1.38 (and a local ipv6).
Feb
15
comment Should /etc/hosts contain an entry for the FQDN that maps to a loopback address?
@ThomasDickey: This question is really about the wisdom of having a loopback address with the fqdn in hosts.
Feb
15
comment Should /etc/hosts contain an entry for the FQDN that maps to a loopback address?
@ThomasDickey: I'm looking for best practice here.
Feb
15
comment Should /etc/hosts contain an entry for the FQDN that maps to a loopback address?
@JeffSchaller: No. It really is .1.1.
Dec
3
comment Is there ever a good reason to run sudo su?
Why the downvotes?
Oct
7
comment Is there a standard way to start and stop services on Linux?
OpenSUSE 13.2 still provides service as a wrapper around systemctl.
Aug
5
comment Larger “xterm” fonts on HIDPI displays
You can set the fontnames (and sizes) in the resources, see the man page.
Mar
20
comment Extraction of .gz files contained in a folder
Note that the "+" is a GNUism and so will not work on non-GNU systems like *BSD.
Mar
17
comment Transfering large (8 GB) files over ssh
@MarkPlotnick: Wow. openssh 5.3. That's from October 2009. Please get something newer; the latest version is 6.7.
Mar
17
comment Do I need swap space if I have more than enough amount of RAM?
"1-1.5 times memory" - and what will you do while your machine with 16 GB RAM swaps 23 GB? Wait some hours?
Feb
28
comment Why is Firefox so slow over SSH?
The `arcfour" cipher is deprecated, btw.
Feb
14
comment My server is constantly being attacked
possible duplicate of What are the pros/cons of the various methods to block brute force SSH attacks?
Feb
11
comment rsnapshot taking a long time to backup, are the scripts correct?
So you are syncing over samba instead of syncing over rsync? If so, rsync will always copy whole files instead of only deltas.
Dec
10
comment How to output rsync sent data in realtime using standard tools
Try --stats. And update to rsync 3.1.
Oct
16
comment Replicate a complex partition structure with LUKS and LVM volumes
@Patrick: "How can I replicate this structure easily" - I want to replicate the structure, not the data in the volumes. At the end of this step I want to have empty volumes/partitions.
Oct
7
comment bc behaves differently on Solaris and Linux
It's probably not historic, but Unix.
Oct
7
comment bc behaves differently on Solaris and Linux
Welcome to the difference between Unix (Posix) and GNU. Solaris is a Unix, Linux is GNU.
Oct
6
comment Is there a difference between `;` and `&&` and `|`?
Sorry, but have you tried man bash?
Aug
19
comment Why doesn't the sudo command need the root password?
Note that sudo can be configured to ask for the root password with the rootpw flag in sudoers.
Aug
2
comment NTPd Not Syncing on RaspberryPi
@Mark: Please attach the output of systemctl status ntpd and ntpq -p.