Posts Tagged ‘ CentOS ’

Network filesystem performance on MacBook Air

16 April 2011
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Just after Christmas, I bought myself a new 11in MacBook Air (MB Air) to replace the 12in PowerBook G4 (PB) that I’ve kept running entirely too long.  I selected the 4GB Ram, 128 GB SSD configuration as the system is not upgradable. I use the MB Air as my primary email, chat, web surfing, document…

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Solaris 10 10/09 (update 8), unattended Jumpstarts, sysidcfg locations and Linux NFS v3 server

20 January 2010
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At a previous job, we had a combined Solaris Jumpstart and RedHat Kickstart server to install new systems.  Now that I’ve moved on from that position, I decided I needed to reproduce that functionality — with a few differences: Support for Solaris x86 from the beginning FreeBSD support Using DVD iso for the install source…

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xsysstats and rpc.rstatd

29 August 2009
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xsysstats and rpc.rstatd

What is xsysstats? xsysstats is a rpc.rstatd client which graphically displays near real time performance statistics of the running unix kernel. The following statistics are available: cpu packets ipackets (packets in) opackets (packets out) pagei (page in) pageo (page out) apagei (average page in per second) apageo (average page out per second) swap swapi (swap…

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The cost of bleeding edge?

17 July 2009
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I’ve just finished updating my workstation at home and at work to Fedora 11.  The impetuous was to cut down on the number of VMs that were running on my machine at home and reduce the number of packages I have to build for each software release.  I had a FC8 and a FC10 VM…

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IPSca and CentOS

3 June 2009
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IPSca is a SSL certificate provider which provides zero cost Educational SSL Certificates, mainly for .edu sites.  I tried them out for two different websites at work.  The certificates work great, even with having to install a SSLCertificateChainFile entry in the httpd.conf file. I later discovered a problem on CentOS systems talking to my Yum…

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