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Giving other users write access to apache logs can result in root exploit - How does this work?view story

http://serverfault.com – On http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/logs.html Anyone who can write to the directory where Apache is writing a log file can almost certainly gain access to the uid that the server is started as, which is normally root. Do NOT give people write access to the directory the logs are stored in without being aware of the consequences; see the security tips document for details How does this work? (HowTos)

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How do I properly auto start Skype, 11.10 and Gnome Shell Panel?view story

http://askubuntu.com – Clean install of 11.10. Tried Unity and really struggled and have switched to Gnome-shell. I have set up Skype as a startup application. It starts up properly, but not sure what to do without without keeping it fully open. If I close it, the application completely closes. (HowTos)

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password-less ssh works to connect to one user on a remote machine but not anotherview story

http://serverfault.com – The remote server is running CentOS 5.5. I have created an rsa key from my client server, and copied it into /home/hadoop/.ssh/authorized_keys. This worked fine - I can ssh to hadoop@remoteserver without being prompted for a password. I also have a data user on remote server that I want to ssh into. (HowTos)

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VMware vSphere Client Cannot Connectview story

http://serverfault.com – When I try to connect to a couple of our ESXi servers with my vSphere client I get the following error message: "vSphere Client could not connect to "IP Address". An unknown connection error occurred. (The client could not send a complete request to the server. (HowTos)

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Benchmarking disk performance on large-memory systemsview story

http://serverfault.com – I need to produce some comparative filesystem performance metrics for our virtual hosting environment. Specifically, I need to look at the difference between NFS and iSCSI and at the performance impact of changing the network MTU from 1500 to 9000. (HowTos)

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Assign log on as local admin to domain accountview story

http://serverfault.com – What I would like to do is grant permission for a domain account to log on to any server/workstation and be a local administrator with having to add this account to domain admin group? This account only needs to be able to read folder sizes on all folders on a workstation/server. Is there a GPO for that? (HowTos)

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Automatic Updates and Update Cachesview story

http://askubuntu.com – I am considering trying to build a portable IT system to support Job Clubs here in the UK (operating as a charitable enterprise), but have a couple of hurdles to overcome. (HowTos)

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Will my files be compatible if I migrate to Ubuntu?view story

http://askubuntu.com – i am thinking of migrating my windows 7 to ubuntu 11.10, i want to know if my documents microsoft word microsoft excel pdfs audio (mp3, wav) video i made some in a avi format i got some from the internet messenger logs + contact info etc... will be compatible with ubuntu 11.10 thanks (HowTos)

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Zsh autocomplete ls command with directories onlyview story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – Suppose I have following files and directories: % ls bui00293 buiawer builds/ buiowpe/ I want to list the content of builds % ls bui[TAB] Zsh however shows the options with all the files and dirs above. What I want is the autocompletion of zsh's cd command ie. only autocomplete with directory names. (HowTos)

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Listening to incoming libnotify notifications using DBusview story

http://askubuntu.com – I am attempting to filter every notification through espeak. However, I can't seem to find a way to get the notification body from a python script, or even what signal_name to listen to. bus.add_signal_receiver(espeak, dbus_interface="org.freedesktop.Notifications", signal_name="??") Trying to google for this only seems to yield results involving creating (HowTos)

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How to move a part of my files to another ubuntu one account?view story

http://askubuntu.com – I want to give a part of my files to another ubuntu one account, in cause of change of responsibilities... By now, the files are originally stored on my computer and shared to the other account. From now on, it should by vice-versa! The other account should be the source. How can I do this? Thank you!! (HowTos)

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How to install while keeping extra Windows drivesview story

http://askubuntu.com – I have genuine Windows 7 Home Premium in my HP laptop. A few days back it didn't accept my admin password. Now I want to load my machine with Ubuntu. The following is my partition details: C: // has windows D: // recovery disk E: and F: // data I don't want to delete the E:\ and F:\ drives. Is there a way I can load Ubuntu into my machine? I don't mind giving up Windows 7. (HowTos)