Advanced SysAdmin

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Advanced System Administration

This is advanced stuff, and not always super well explained.
Don't even think of doing any of this unless you have sufficient time and are an expert.


E-mail and SpamAssassin - The complete email chain.
Making a very large disk - How to create a multi Terabyte partition
rdate server - quick one on how to get a node to serve up time for rdate use.
Named - the DNS (and MX records, i.e. email records) server running on einstein.
Iptables - The firewall that runs on each system.
LDAP - "Lightweight" Directory Access Protocol - Keeps our users, automounts, and systems lists.
NFS - Network File System - allows other computers to see your disks.
Emergency RAID Recovery - A RAID has failed, now what?
certutil - SSL certs on roentgen
Sideways Migration from RH to Centos - This was for RH5 to Centos 5 on Taro
Network Debugging - Some tips and hints when network stuff (sshd, pbs/torque, etc) don't work as expected.