This is basically just a note for myself. There are times when you simply don’t need fancy “new” things like NFS v4, and v3 will do just fine. So why allow access via v4 then? Here’s how to set it up on Debian 7 (Wheezy), including some simple firewalling.
I’ve spent quite some time on trying out systemd recently. Here are some thoughts.
We all know rc.local. It’s always been the easiest way of adding something to the end of the init procedure. Oh, but not with systemd, the unstoppable bloatware init system, of course. Something like rc.local could be quite useful though, especially with Qubes OS.
It’s pretty common to install different server applications on different machines, be it physical or virtual ones. There’s several reasons for doing such; performance, uptime, security by isolation, etc. Doing this with database servers in shared web hosting environments might be a bit of a hassle though…
You ever wanted to know how to attach your TP cables to a patch panel? Then it’s your lucky day.