I hit a problem when attempting to upgrade to kernel 3.17.2 on a
Some time between 3.13 and 3.17, the bonding driver has stopped
accepting ppp devices, instead throwing an error that the MAC address
cannot be changed.
(And does not allow this to be forced)
I suspect it's unlikely.. but has anyone here encountered this issue
and found a solution?
Alternatively.. do you know where the right place to file bug report
about this would be? It's been a while since I've filed anything
against the linux kernel itself.
So i've approached the committee to run a networking presentation of
some form. However before I begin planning for this, i'd like understand
what knowledge is lacking out there in the group. As i'm sure you can
imagine, there are a lot of parts to networking.
My background so you can see if anything here interests you -
I have a good ISP background, in which I have worked on networks
both small and large.
Through this I have a good knowledge of DSL based services and GPON
(This is what NBN runs on).
Broadband and PPP Services inc PPPoE and PPPoL2TP
I also have a good knowledge of routing protocols such as IS-IS and
BGP, and MPLS.
Obviously throughout this I have general networking knowledge such
as, subnetting, network design, troubleshooting, Quality of Service etc.
Now the point of this email is that I want to understand what you want.
Below are some ideas that I have for topics, but feel free to comment or
add any that you would like.
- Networking 101 - Fundamentals including subnetting, OSI Model, packet
analysis and troubleshooting
- Networking in the home. Internal networking, ADSL networking
- Quality of Service - Packet marking, shaping and queuing
Let me know your thoughts,
I'm thinking of running a beginners SIG event for setting up a mail server.
I would give everyone a virtual machine and a NS record of their choice under
the unixapropos.com domain. Then you can setup a DNS server and a mail
This wouldn't be running on the big server and will only have space for maybe
14 virtual machines with 400M of RAM each. The limited number of VMs would
mean that people would have to work in groups if it's as popular as the last
Also who's available to help in training? I'm good at Postfix and Dovecot but
it would be good to have people with experienece with other software.
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My Documents Blog http://doc.coker.com.au/
I have a need for a way for a regular user (i.e. non root) to "override" a
file on a filesystem with one of their own, but just for the lifetime of a
I'll give you an example.
One of my users runs a program which is distributed in a package (i.e. not
changeable by them). That program is looking for a file, /path1/file1. My
user would like to change this file to a different version of the file in
I'm not aware of one, but is there a way to redirect file open calls for
/path1/file1 to /path2/file2 in a script? It only has to be for file
open/read calls, and not write. The /path1 filesystem is not writeable by
Is there maybe a FUSE filesystem which will allow this, or something else?
I'd like to report a strange problem. I was backing up my desktop last
night to an external usb disk last night. The backup failed to complete
because I completely filled up the disk.
/dev/sdf1 1.4T 1.4T 0 100% /media/dz/5540d70d-...
So this morning I deleted (using sudo rm -rf) an old directory on the
usb disk which had about 30 GB of data in it. Now the problem is that df
still reports the disk is completely full -- even after rebooting.
/dev/sdf1 1.4T 1.4T 0 100% /media/dz/5540d70d-...
Can someone please explain to what is going on here?
BSc (Chemistry, University Of Melbourne), GradDipCompSci (Monash),
65959,7> aptitude install swapspace
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 30.1 kB of archives. After unpacking 116 kB will be used.
Get: 1 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ stable/main swapspace
armhf 1.10-4 [30.1 kB]
Fetched 30.1 kB in 2s (12.1 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package swapspace.
(Reading database ... 124324 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../swapspace_1.10-4_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking swapspace (1.10-4) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (184.108.40.206-5) ...
Processing triggers for systemd (215-17+deb8u1) ...
Failed to execute operation: Connection timed out
dpkg: error processing package systemd (--unpack):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
[ Rootkit Hunter version 1.4.2 ]
65961,9> ps axuf | grep D
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
root 35 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< Aug16 0:00 \_ [DWC Notificatio]
root 1 0.0 0.8 5636 3664 ? Ds Aug16 0:20 /sbin/init
Writing an init that gets stuck in the D state is a feat of magnificent
incompetence. Tentacling it so badly into the rest of the system that the
system can't proceed out of this state is just fantastic.
Am interested in buying a not-too-old (or even new) laptop. (My Acer
Aspire 5315 just can't play hi-res video files on smplayer well, even
when doing nothing else.) An MSY store pointed me to a couple of new
low-price ones, but they didn't seem Linux-compatible.
Looking for fairly old-school specs:
Compatible with HDD (not SSD) internal SATA drive
DVD (or better, BluRay) drive
Decent (full-size good-feel) keyboard
1 bidirectional (or 2 unidirectional) 3.5mm headset sockets
Not IBM, Dell, or HP (personal)
Built-in camera... meh
Highly compatible w/ Ubuntu (using Mint MATE Qiana, not a sysadmin)
64-bit and multi-core CPU, I suppose
Anyone selling something like that? Know someone who is?
Thanks in advance.
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Google is failing me.
I know I can use acquire::http::proxy in apt.conf.d to set a proxy server,
but this seems to make it used for both HTTPS and HTTP traffic -- however I
only want to use it for HTTP traffic.
(Things not to say:
* Use iptables to transparently proxy port 80
* Get a better HTTP proxy that support SSL