Category Archives: Administration
With autossh you can establish an SSH reverse tunnel from a given system, provided it can reach some other machine via SSH outside its own network. You can also do that with ssh alone, but autossh comes with added features … Continue reading
Der aktuelle Stand ist, daß man die VPS komplett neu aufgesetzt hat. Alle Daten sind – zumindest vorläufig – scheinbar weg. Interessant, daß man bei der IAMONSYS GmbH meint daß bei einem Problem welches so kraß ist und sich seit … Continue reading
Also, ich hab außer den Servern bei Hetzner auch noch einen VPS1 bei RootNerds.com. Nachdem wir ca. 19:00 gestern wieder hier ankamen, fiel mir auf, daß der VPS nicht reagierte. Nun ist es so, daß ich diesen Server für bestimmte … Continue reading
It appears that there is no way to sign an RPM package unattended with the default tools. However, expect comes to the rescue. I found two descriptions on other blogs how to do it: from 2008 here: GPG signing RPMs … Continue reading
The bot with user agent Linguee Bot (http://www.linguee.com/bot; firstname.lastname@example.org) just downloaded approximately 2 GiB of stuff from a ViewVC-listing on one of my servers. Just because it’s stupid, but also because it’s so cheeky to ignore robots.txt. So be it. … Continue reading
Have you ever noticed that oftentimes people in anglophone forums will almost be offended if someone quotes an error message in their local language? Well, on one hand I can understand it, on the other I see more value in … Continue reading
Since I don’t have a support contract, perhaps you would be so kind to tell your setup authoring folks to not remove the last resort for anyone who tries to install the vSphere client 5.0? Thank you in advance, very … Continue reading
*facepalm* // Oliver PS: does MS think that making it look like a 2D game and forcing everyone to click tiles instead of using the keyboard to navigate the startmenu makes an admin more productive?
Last night I literally spent hours figuring out an alleged issue with the certificate from StartCom. Of course the problem was entirely on my end, in the editor to be precise. But what happened? I fetched ca-bundle.pem and entered it … Continue reading
During a rescue mission I encountered read errors on both hard drives of a degraded RAID. Since most commercial end-user tools limit your flexibility I went for Ubuntu Rescue Remix 12.04 in order to use ddrescue. However, to my delight … Continue reading
Recently after migrating to Windows 7 on my work machine, I ran into a little issue. I created symbolic links pointing to a network share. Now this is all fine and dandy, but symbolic links can only be created by … Continue reading
COPSSH, another SSH implementation on Windows. And it even seems to be convenient to use.
If you are like me, you will have noticed on Ubuntu (and sometimes Debian) that stale old kernels remain on the disk even when they aren’t needed anymore. I wrote a little Bash function to get rid of those kernels. … Continue reading
Convenient little snippet to get my external IP: echo $(wget -q -O – ip.assarbad.net/text)
So I did it. Ordered an iPad2 (despite the knowledge that the 3rd generation will hit the market soon). And what shall I say? Crap so far. Trying to get this thing to work with the WLAN router at my … Continue reading
I contacted one of the good people from ksplice (I’ve got an active subscription) and got pointed to oss.oracle.com/ksplice/software/ Unfortunately the access to a distributed version control is gone for good, it seems.
A few weeks ago I reported about ksplice whose Git repository had disappeared. Now the same happened for Likewise Open which was bought by BeyondTrust. After renaming the repository and moving its location from git://git.likewiseopen.org/likewise-open.git to git://git.likewiseopen.org/bt-identity-open.git it now also … Continue reading