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  1. Disk spinning up again and again

    On my NAS I'm trying to reduce power consumption by spinning down disks when they're not used. However I noticed that after a while the disks kept on spinning up and thus kept running 24/7.

    Manually shutting down the disks didn't help either, disks were up ...

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  2. Rkhunter cronjob errors

    Saw this in my weekly rkhunter's run :

    /etc/cron.weekly/rkhunter:
    /usr/bin/rkhunter: 7439: [: Binary: unexpected operator
    /usr/bin/rkhunter: 7439: [: Binary: unexpected operator
    

    Was not the first time, but now I had time to investigate...

    So it seems that the problem comes from using non-english locales with ...

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  3. Creating self-signed SMIME certificate

    With all the cryptocalypse news from the last months the question of the trust in the CA's becomes relevant : why should I trust a well-known CA rather than operating my own ?

    The advantage of the usual method is clear : the CA is already included in the certificate stores of ...

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  4. Disk and filesystem recovery

    Was asked to recover data from a SoHo NAS (Bufallo) disk. Windows had issues recognizing the partitions (now wonder as the NAS is operated with Linux). Trial was already made to use some Linux live distros (Ubuntu, Mint) in various versions to mount the data partition, with no success.

    I ...

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  5. php-fpm cluttering logfiles with status data

    Just noticed that the systemd logfiles on my laptop were filled up with lots of php-fpm messages, something like once every few seconds, reporting that php-fpm process is stillalive, has x items in the queue etc...

    Since this is just my laptop and no productive webserver, it makes no sense ...

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