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[#] Tue Sep 15 2009 12:14:18 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ummm ... does "THAT'S IT" mean that they run in non split tunnel mode, so if you go to the Internet it first routes it through their network? Or do they just shut off Internet access altogether when you're connected to the VPN?

(You know you're dealing with incompetent and paranoid security people when they follow the model of "make it secure by making it so broken that they can't do anything.")

[#] Tue Sep 15 2009 18:38:02 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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I'd say carla did a real descend job here:

http://blog.linuxtoday.com/blog/2009/09/de-programming.html

I started naming stuff as "to intuitive for me" a while ago.



[#] Wed Sep 16 2009 16:22:02 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's been said that the only user interface that is truly "intuitive" is the nipple; everything else has to be learned.

[#] Wed Sep 16 2009 20:44:19 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Ummm ... does "THAT'S IT" mean that they run in non split tunnel mode,

so if you go to the Internet it first routes it through their network?

Or do they just shut off Internet access altogether when you're
connected to the VPN?

No split tunnel, everything goes through the vpn.
I haven't tried setting a route myself though. I find vmware much more fun. I can just close the window and work goes away.

[#] Wed Sep 16 2009 20:47:48 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I'm happy to see that somebody else appreciates the idea that computers are meant to serve the humans not the other way around.

[#] Fri Sep 18 2009 08:10:58 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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hmmm... the problem with 600 gig disks....
the machine froze on me when I attempted to suspend a vm.
So I shut it off. restarted and the raid software decided the raid array wasn't clean and is now resyncing it.
all 600 gig of it.
I wonder how it knows which one is good.
That said, the machine is still useabe, if slow because of all the disk io.

[#] Fri Sep 18 2009 08:23:23 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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66 hours of recovery? That's a bit much for 600 gig, no?

[#] Fri Sep 18 2009 11:04:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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You do know that you can cat /proc/mdstat to monitor the recovery progress, right?

[#] Fri Sep 18 2009 16:52:28 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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http://www.fogonacaixadagua.com.br/2009/09/iotop-your-best-friend-when-led-of-

hd-stays-on/

heh, I should have installed that this morning.

[#] Fri Sep 18 2009 16:53:15 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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You do know that you can cat /proc/mdstat to monitor the recovery
progress, right?

yeah, that's where I got the 66 hours from.
I dunno what happened, but after about a half hour, the disk went mostly idle and the syncing went a lot lot faster, only took 3 hours total.
Wish I had run iotop!

[#] Sat Sep 19 2009 13:08:48 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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A HA!
It turned out not to be my vm's that were holding the cd rom drive, but hddtemp.
Today I learned what fuser is. :-)
A real sysadmin I will never make.

[#] Tue Sep 22 2009 17:49:02 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://etherboot.org/wiki/index.php

they've introduced gpxe, a pxe replacement, which also knows how to do DNS, HTTP and FTP instead of just the good old TFTP...

boot.kernel.org offers images to be downloaded and bootet instantly.



[#] Wed Sep 23 2009 10:30:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Great, *another* protocol that requires special boot ROM's.

PXELINUX is the right way to go. It lets you use stock PXE boot ROM's, and then it can chain load to whatever you want to do afterwards.

[#] Fri Sep 25 2009 13:59:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Here's a potentially tough Linux issue.

I recently moved my home server to new hardware. It's got a different SCSI chipset than the old hardware (Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI), but I took care of adding in the correct modules to the kernel before moving the hard disk over.

My tape drive isn't functioning properly. But it isn't throwing any errors!
There are no SCSI errors reported. dmesg says nothing of interest. Backups appear to be completing, but during the verify phase of my backup script, gunzip reports that it is receving a corrupted data stream.

What would cause the SCSI or SCSI Tape layers to deliver corrupt data without reporting an error?

[#] Sat Sep 26 2009 03:33:12 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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methinks, most tapes are writeonly anyway.



[#] Sat Sep 26 2009 18:23:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'm one of those rare people that actually tests every backup tape to make sure it contains a readable backup.

[#] Sun Sep 27 2009 07:41:31 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Have you tried using a fresher tape?  Is possible the medium itself is the problem?



[#] Sun Sep 27 2009 11:16:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yup ... tried it with several different tapes.

[#] Sun Sep 27 2009 17:14:48 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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What would cause the SCSI or SCSI Tape layers to deliver corrupt data

without reporting an error?

old crappy tape?

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