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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about Server Fault and what they use it for.
  • Ask HN: Routing Table Lookup?
    The best starting points for this would be the iproute2 man page [1], superuser [2] and serverfault [3]. There are potentially also Linux namespaces to consider. There are also some youtube videos that can walk you through the 'ip' command and debugging routes. Start with "debug route linux iproute2" in their search. That's a topic probably too big for HN I think. [1] -... - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Controlling Swap in Kernel 6.1 (LTS)
    See the link to above, that seems the closest advice so far but too early to tell. Source: about 1 year ago
  • i need to delete a file on multiple machines but change security permissions so modify is selected for the everyone ?
    I would but the guys here are a bit lazy so I thought of a script - this is from so I need to change the security descriptor to modify. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Devs don’t want to do ops
    Fundamentally, "dev" and "ops" require different skillsets. Dev experience does not translate to ops. An experienced "ops" might be able to rootcause an issue by pattern matching its markers to previous experience. A green "dev" is just that, green, and will usually operate with the handicap of a huge learning curve ahead. Sites like make it a bit easier to poke around, but are not a... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • The most useless website in the history of mankind
    Well, there is for that, which uses the same stackexchange engine. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Is it true that a lot of programmers don't have many IT skills?
    Well, this and change by Source: about 2 years ago
  • Help
    For such topics you may want to lurk on ServerFault [1] and SuperUser [2] to get more detailed information. If you gave an example of your intended end goal it might help answer the question as this could be a DNS, cloud or web server question. The title of your post should be "Ask HN: Subdomain limitations and capabilities?" or something along that line. If you click edit you can change it. [1] -... - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago
  • Copy and paste from a QEMU VM with VNC graphics?
    This is hyper-specific and thankfully, you seem to have all the details needed. Hope you get a response here, but if not, Serverfault will more likely get you an answer if you tag your post appropriately. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Actually deploying a project 10x more difficult then building it.
    Yeah you browse if you're doing DevOps. Source: over 2 years ago
  • I'm going to be moving to truenas scale soon, any recommendations? Or any better Nas operating system?
    Initially I had only planned to use the server for file storage over a SMB share. Some day I installed the Nextcloud plugin. I later started tinkering with it, installed updates, etc. And learned a lot about the FreeBSD/Unix/Linux/macOS command line along the way. Whenever I had a problem I googled it and often found helpful solutions in tutorials and in answered questions on Stackoverflow/Serverfault, the TrueNAS... Source: over 2 years ago
  • Ask HN: HN” for Sysadmins?
    Probably not like HN but probably more useful to a sysadmin would be ServerFault [1] Casual or off topic discussion is discouraged which makes it much different than HN or Reddit. [1] - - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • Bob Zelin is causing trouble (WireGuard)
    PrivateKey = the 32 digit string of numbers and letters, but you have to MANUALLY enter all the other stuff, which is NOT explained in the QNAP documentation - but was clearly explained by Mr. Onvocery on Reddit, and in his document on Source: over 2 years ago
  • How to set up SPF records for AmazonSES service
    Yes, I was confused by the link saying you can’t use wildcards for subdomains and needed to specify host names or IP addresses. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Reddit is now valued at more than $10 billion and are a vast improvement, and they're not going anywhere soon. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Help with understanding current shared host NS records
    I just did a search on Duck Duck Go and the first hit is an article on (sorry I can't link it here - reddit is broken - everything I paste completely wiped out my message - damn crap site) which explains it, though it may be a bit technical. Basically it is a extra confirmation that you are using the correct authoritative name server. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Can't establish s2s VPN connection between AWS EC2 and OVH Public Cloud using WireGuard
    Just a suggestion - you might want to post on as well. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Ask HN: Why is the server waiting 10s to send TLS ServerHello?
    Is DNS resolution enabled on the server? If so, do the clients all have reverse DNS? Have you enabled debug logging for a period of time? Is there a common pattern of the source IP's that have the delay? For what it's worth, you will get a bigger audience of windows server engineers on serverfault. [1] [1] - - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago
  • Ask HN: How to secure a server from the time it boots?
    Since you are already using Ansible, I would suggesting finding the playbooks for CIS/NIST hardening benchmarks. I don't have a specific one to suggest, but that is a starting point. You may need to adjust them as required to not break your services. Start with the playbooks that first just audit your servers and make reports. If this is a fairly greenfield deployment, then this would also be a good time to... - Source: Hacker News / almost 3 years ago
  • How would I allow users to have custom domains?
    For details exactly how to do that in DNS I would ask in place like but first search if no one asked same question. Source: about 3 years ago

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