Automatic Updates occurring unintentionallyview story

http://serverfault.com – My boss and I were sitting in our server room today when we all of a sudden heard one of our servers go into hyper-speed, indicating that it was restarting. You can imagine the immediate "oh crap" expressions on our faces. We dug into the logs, and it appears that there were some updates automatically installed that required a restart. (HowTos)

Setting up a multi-user scheduled job?view story

http://serverfault.com – What's the best practice for setting up a scheduled job (like a software build) so that it's not tied to a single user? Our situation is that we need to schedule a job that runs overnight on a Windows 7 box, and we want anyone in our group to make changes or restart the job as necessary (i.e. in case the owner is on vacation or out sick). (HowTos)

Deleting local profile after user logs off?view story

http://serverfault.com – I am currently using roaming profiles and wante to configure all clients connected to the domain to delete the local profile once the user logs off. Could this be done via a Group Policy? Script? (HowTos)

Connection refused for ssh from external connection?view story

http://serverfault.com – I have setup a test machine and tried to ssh from externally I get connection refused. But when I try from a local machine and local address it works well but if I try global ip it fails. I have port forwarded 22 to the machine. Any more steps I am missing? (HowTos)

Time for OSchoice.eu?view story

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com – In my previous article I went through the history of the competition cases of the European Commission against Microsoft Corporation that led to the deployment of the website browserchoice.eu to allow consumers to freely choose their browser. (General)

Limit what users can installview story

http://askubuntu.com – This is a theoretical scenario that has come up as part of another question: I have x Ubuntu desktops with x users. Users don't have sudo privs I can let them install things through the software center by editing the Policy Kit rules But that would let them install anything (inc games) which is not desirable. I'm wondering if there's a hack that would be able to limit what sorts of things a us (HowTos)

How to "manually fix this package" (aptitude error)?view story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – Whenever I try to aptitude install something I get this error: E: I wasn't able to locate a file for the libxmlrpc-c3 package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package. (due to missing arch) Writing extended state information... Done E: I wasn't able to locate a file for the libxmlrpc-c3 package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package. (HowTos)

Catalyst 3560G SPAN session not mirroring IGMP packetsview story

http://serverfault.com – I am developing a device which acts as a multicast host, and want to observe it as it responds to IGMP Queries. My Catalyst 3560G is set up as follows (full config below): Port 0/1 is a TFTP server allowing the device under test to boot. Port 0/3 is the device under test. Port 0/14 is my PC running wireshark, and ostinato for sending the IGMP query. (HowTos)

Prime Minister to take command of Australia's cyber securityview story

http://www.itwire.com – Today's Cabinet reshuffle takes the nation's cyber security policy development away from the Attorney-General's portfolio and into the Prime Minister's. (IT news)

[ubuntu] Debugging terrible battery life HP DV4-1225dxview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, I'm looking for advice to improve the terrible battery life on my HP DV4-1225dx. I'm running an up to date 11.10. There are a few problems with it: 1) The battery only lasts about an hour on a full charge. 2) Any time I unplug it, ubuntu thinks it's about to run out of battery and hibernates (once it wake it back up, it doesn't complain for ~ an hour). (Hardware)