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(Arch users might want to skip to the end and start yelling at me without reading my rant.)
While searching for something BSD-related recently, I accidentally stumbled upon Arch BSD. I knew doing a little research was a bad idea, but curiosity got the better of me. Their website, especially the forum, was very illuminating.
What is the mindset behind this project?
So this is ... just "FreeBSD + pacman + different init"?
OK - This isn't really Linux but is related to work I do as a System Admin wherein we use Cisco DCNM (Fabric Manager) to manage our Cisco MDS 9513 SAN switches. In addition to installing the Fabric Manager jnlp on our local Windows 7 workstations we install the Device Manager jnlp (element-manager.jnlp).
We did a recent upgrade to DCNM 6.2(5a) on our main Fabric Manager server (Windows 2008 R2) and upgraded the switches to 6.2(5) version of NX-OS. (One must run a version of DCNM/Fabric...
Posted 07-31-2015 at 10:47 AM byttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)
The other day I thought, not for the first time, that it was kind of dumb to be manually building my stripped-down Slackware install tarball, and having to remember the tweaks I like having done to the system after "setup" but before the first system boot. I end up forgetting things, getting frustrated at the minimalist busybox-based setup environment, and going back and making some changes after first boot instead of before (and as often as not sneakernetting files to the new system...
Every Week for the last half-year, we have had some kind of issue with ping/icmp-related zabbix checks. We couldn't nail it down.
Finally, in the end, I disabled ping checks via zabbix and (not-so-)silently declared icmp checks in zabbix as 'fluff'. Useless.
This has been ok up until this week. We hit our cap Hard and Fast on Wednesday morning.
It took out my zabbix and Kibana dashboards and caused another client's app portal to stop working.