Chugalug Digest, Vol 31, Issue 81

From: "Kite, Mike" 
Thanks Lynn and Meuon.

Putting a pipe between domain and user bears the same bitter fruit :(

It's an OEL6 server, which I think, is pretty close, in this case, to RHEL6.

It does indeed have the return code -6 in /var/log/messages when trying to CIFS mount it.
And I may as well just keep trying smbmount rather than smbget, simply because I'll need to put files there as well as get them.

I'm trying to find the Red Hat article you mention, though this machine does not have a  /etc/request-key.d/ folder.  I do have a Red Hat portal account, I'm trying to recover my pwd to that now.


RedHat Training

From: Bret McHone 
Anyone have any recommendations on RedHat training? I was looking at the
virtual classroom offerings on

Anyone have any experience with them? We have a vendor that requires RedHat
or OpenSuSE for their platform to run on. Given the support options for
RedHat that's the way I'm pushing since I'm not *great* with Linux.

Thanks for any recommendations,

Fwd: Just Testing

From: Mike Harrison 

Just testing:

Vi Emacs Chugalunch Redhat

Just Testing

From: Mike Harrison 

On Jul 24, 2014, at 2:46 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)  wrote:

> I think he was trying to invoke Godwin's Law, ending any conversation before they started. ;)

Alex Got It!  

I was also testing the categorization filter on the website. 


Some of those are keywords. 

VMware ESXi 5.1 - Question about Linux

From: Mike Harrison 

I was just given a brand new Dell 620 that boots into VMware ESXi 5.1
As I go to the web interface, I see it needs a .exe file for Winders
so that I can manage this beast...

Should I bite the bullet and install a Winders image on my laptop 
(virtual) so I can run this thing, or are there better options.

As this box will only ever run Linux, I'm tempted to boot it from a Redhat 
Linux CD and run bare metal, but the client probably ordered it this way 
for a reason... but I haven't met a clueful person at the clients (yet).

Any other options for a "vSphere client" to manage this beast?

and if I were to install Winders, what version works the best for this? 
XP, 7?

MySQL Tuning... With Oracle/Java MySQL Enterprise Monitor

From: Mike Harrison 

Ed and other heavy MySQL/Maria users..

Dispite that it installs Java, and therefor I probably won't run it all 
the time... (added some server load as well as just being Java) I've been 
playing with the Oracle MySQL Enterprise Monitor (and the Agents you 
install on each SQL server) and learned some things about MySQL tuning 
from it, it actually has some very informative helpful information in it. 
More useful instructions that the MySQL Website (which is pretty good).

Summary: Works best if you install the monitoring agent on each server,
and then install the monitoring server on a seperate system, The Agents 
connect back to the server. They even use SSL connections, you should
be able to run the monitor in your office for systems in colo with some 
firewall rules. It recognized the multi-master slave configs and even a 
second MySQL instance (on strange ports) running on the servers.
It gives advice about user perms/security configs as well as table cache 
and settings for InnoDB writes and such.. Including when doing something 
for a performance increase breaks ACID compliance. While it installs and 
uses MySQL 5.6 and Java, the Agents will work with 5.1 and above,
in my case right now it's looking at two 5.1 servers on Redhat, a 5.5 
server on Ubuntu and three 5.6 servers on Redhat.. across 4 systems on two 
physically separated networks. If you are careful, setting up multiple 
MySQL instances is not that hard..

Worth playing with, and going through the Oracle signup process to get a 
copy to evaluate. Of course.. They'd like you to pay for it for production 
long term use, and I'd have to say it could save you enough headaches it 
would be worth it.

And it has awesome pretty dashboard/charts for the pointy haired types..
as well as useful screen candy for DBA/SysAdmin types.

Linux on Curriculum at Chattanooga College

From: Mike Harrison 

Partially thanks to Daniel Applegate, I got roped into
being on the advisory board at Chattanooga College (formerly ECPC).

Ok. Stop Laughing. 3+ months ago that would have been appropriate 
snickering. Things have changed.

Terry Parker took over a few months ago and has completely 
rebuilt a jobs skill focused IT program. That means it's mostly 
MS-centric, with apropos certifications (A+/CompTIA/Microsoft/Cisco..)
and focus as well as a two year Associates Degree. All new intructors, new 
computers, new labs.. an amazing transformation in about 3 months with 
more on the way.

It also includes Linux (Redhat RHCE focused) in the curriculum
as a major chunk of time! Mostly as a server it seems... but it's awesome
to see it blocked out in the curriculum formerly.


Terry would like to get more cross-pollination of the students
with local IT-centric groups, and offers some meeting/classroom
space as bait. There has been some talk about a pseudo-formal 
educational/presentational meeting or more (a half or full day)
this might be good for both groups. Of course, his interest is bringing in 
fresh perspectives, energy and people for his students as well as 
potential students or people wanting certifications.
We get a chance to share Linux/FOSS/etc..  and infect these soon to be 
corporate M$-Lackeys with a subversive strain of intelligence.

Terry is:  Terry.Parker@epbfi.....  (you can guess the rest)
if anyone wants to take him up on that offer and contact him about 


Redhat Yum can still be RPM-Hell(tm)

From: Mike Harrison 

I built a Centos server two weeks ago.. No real issues besides my learning 

But an upcoming install requires licensed support OS and Database servers.
This means, for this project and some others: Redhat 6.4 Server.

On first boot, after joining the Redhat subscription network and such OK.

I can't get past, and would like to find a work-around:
(yes, I've been searching redhat's support site.. seems a lot of problem 
with this kind of thing, but no solutions for this specific one):

[root@footest1 ~]# yum update
Loaded plugins: product-id, security, subscription-manager
This system is receiving updates from Red Hat Subscription Management.
| 2.8 kB     00:00
| 3.1 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.7 kB     00:00
| 3.1 kB     00:00

Graphics for blog post about Chatt

From: Phil Shapiro 
Hi chugaluggers, 

Yesterday's blog post about open source in Chatt had a very nice graphics of a cityscape that originally was published with the blog post. Apparently that graphics is used for some other purposes on this web site, so we're on the lookout for another eye-grabbing graphics. 

In case there's anyone in Chugalug who likes to create graphics, the requirements are 
520x292, png Maybe something with penguins in it? 

Jason Hibbets is the very nice editor of this web site. See 

You can reach him at Running this web site is his full time job. 

This is not an important need, but I just wanted to check if anyone in Chugalug has the time and interest to create some graphics. 


Hmmm, maybe a map of the eastern half of the United States with Chatt indicated as a star and scattered penguins with arrows pointing from the penguin to Chatt (indicating that the penguins are moving towards Chatt). 

Here is a public domain tux that could be used 


Phil Shapiro, 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

Redhat / MySQL Guru?

From: Mike Harrison 

Anyone out there a Redhat and MySQL Guru that
would like to help build a MasterMaster system "right"
using the supported commercial versions of Redhat and MySQL.
My goal is to burn some system images and install them far far away...

My option B is to be a grumpy(ier) SOB than normal
and just dive in and do it..

Dave's Garage Recycling Fire Sale!

From: Dave Brockman 
Hash: SHA1

The dumpster is in the drive-way, if you want any of these, please
speak up quickly.  All items are free to a good home, first come,
first serve.  All items except the Digi should be in full working
condition.  Just want to make one final offer on my old toys in case
anyone has a desire for any of these items.

1 HP LaserJet 5000 + 2 extra paper drawers.  It will need a drum
before much of a duty cycle is run on it.  It is a tank and will run

1 Cisco 4003 Switch, 2 x PSU, 2 x Linecard slots, 1 x Supervisor slot.
 A Sup IV (which will do Layer 3 Routing) is less than $50 on Ebay.  I
can supply 1 10/100 Line Card.  Tons of cheap parts on Ebay, great for
CCNA studies, can fulfill Routing & Switching roles.

1 Cisco 4006 Switch, 3 x PSU, 5 x Linecard slots, 1 x Supervisor slot.
Same Sup IV that works above, works in this unit as well.  I can
supply 1 10/100 Line Card.  Tons of cheap parts on Ebay, great for
CCNA  studies, can fulfill Routing & Switching roles.

1 Compaq 6500, 4 x Xeon, I think 2GB RAM.  U160 Linux supported SMART
controller.  It was running RedHat when I shut it down.  Yes, it was
so long ago it was still called RedHat.  It runs Netware too! :)

1 HP LC Netserver.  Old, but not old enough for Ed.  Tying into our
recent Novell conversation, this is your chance to own your very own
Netware server!

If anyone wants to tinker with it, I have an 8 port Digi TS console
server that started making the "clickety-clack" noise when powered on
last weekend.  I'll ship this to anyone who might want to play with it.

Ed, I pulled the Packard Bell out of the pile, I'm still holding it
safe for you.  It should reach your age discrimination limit any day



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DELL VRTX for Linux?

From: Mike Harrison 

Mike Bell, a regional Dell rep stopped by our office yesterday
and showed off some slides and remote management interfaces for these:

Dell PowerEdge VRTX  "Shared Infrastructure Platform"

Which seems to hit a sweet spot for the kinds of things we do.
They are fairly new, and he and his materials were Microsoft 

Anyone running Linux on these or know anyone with some experience with 
them running Linux (Redhat-ish or Debian-ish)?

Fwd: Linux Opportunity

From: Matt Keys 
?Top Three Skills:

Project Management
Job Description:


Information International Associates, Inc., (IIa), an award-winning 
information and knowledge management firm in Oak Ridge, TN, is now 
accepting applications for the following full-time position:

Linux/Unix Systems Administrator

Under general supervision and direction, the UNIX/Linux Systems 
Administrator will provide system administration support at the 
Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information in 
Oak Ridge TN.

. Installs, configures, maintains, monitors, and tunes systems to ensure 
optimum level of performance and security.
. Oversees appropriate level software installations and upgrades and 
related software packages.
. Participates in system hardware and software acquisition and follow-on 
vendor maintenance.
. Creates, deploys and maintains vCenter VM templates.
. Supports systems backups and recovery operations.
. Develops and maintains appropriate system documentation to ensure 
documentation is accurate and current.
. Develops and maintains system related policies and procedures.
. Responds to client questions, problems, and requests regarding system 
. Project management skills preferred.

. Strong, demonstrable customer service skills
. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
. Ability to self-start on projects
. Strong communication skills
. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
. Combination of education, training, and/or experience equivalent to 
completion of a bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, 
management of information systems, or related field.
. Minimum of 6 years systems administration position, to include Unix or 
Linux. Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration preferred.
. Project management skills preferred.
. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE clearance and pass a drug 

Start Date: As soon as possible
Work Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Salary: Dependent on Experience

Qualified candidates please access our web page,, 
complete the online forms, and submit electronically.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government background 
investigation and must be able to obtain a DOE clearance.
Additional Information:

Work Environment:

Scientifice DataWarehouse

*From:* Fox, Amy 
*Sent:* Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:27 PM
*To:* Matt Keys
*Subject:* Linux Opportunity

Hi Matt,

I hope this finds you well.  I have an opportunity for a Linux 
Administrator in Oak Ridge, TN and wanted to see if I could network with 
you.  This company is an award-winning information and knowledge 
management firm and the Linux Systems Administrator will be providing 
support at the Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical 
Information.  They are currently using Redhat, but will be migrating 
over to Cent OS.  The top three skills that they are looking for in 
someone are Linux, CentOS and Project Management.  If you know of anyone 
that would interested in this, please contact me and we can discuss in 
more detail.

Thank you for your time.


*Amy Fox*| Technical Recruiter -
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Incredipede game - free for Linux

From: Phil Shapiro 

This game looks quite interesting. 

Free Incredipede for Linux, Humble profits for PC/Mac go to open source projects http:// 

Maybe someone in the LUG can write a short review for You can send 
submissions to 



Phil Shapiro, 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

New book - The Foundation for an Open Source City

From: Phil Shapiro 

It might be nice to get a few hard copies of this new book for the Chattanooga Public Library 

If you wanted the author to do a 4th Floor Hangout, he would likely be game. Jason 
Hibbetts is reachable at His full time job is managing the Red Hat 
sponsored web site 



Phil Shapiro, 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

woof woof

From: Ed King 
old dog learn new tricks bow wow wow

been using Linux regularly since 1998
was a tru64 admin for hamilton county for 8 years
have a den full of various flavors of unix (irix, hp-ux, solaris, etc)

never used vi...  until today ;-)

configuring a RedHat-based phone system...    unfortunately, NOT asterisk

UTC Linux Job posting

From: Jason Griffey 
Just an additional note that if you are interested in this position, a
birdy told me that the salary started in the mid $50K range. Take a


On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Reed Gregory  wrote:
> Pass along to anyone interested.  You can apply online here
> Linux Administrator III, Data Center Operations - 1200000199
> Description
> The Linux IT Admin III is a member of the Data Center Operations
> Section of the Systems, Operations and Security Department.
> Responsibilities include: maintaining the integrity and security of
> Linux servers and systems (including the Banner Student Information
> System), which serve the University=92s 13,000 students and employees.
> Implementing Linux-based technologies such as virtualization, Storage
> Area Networks (SANs), load balancers, and various monitoring systems.
> Performing day-to-day tasks the Linux Administrator participates in
> ad-hoc data center projects, and adheres to security best practices.
> Developing, testing, implementing, scripting, automating, and
> administering servers and applications to provide customer-centric
> solutions. Administration of the various data center infrastructure
> components. Must be team-oriented and able to work closely with
> internal and external departmental IT, academic and administrative
> staff in support of service level agreements.
> Qualifications
> Bachelor=92s Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred and
> certificates or specialized training in systems management, or
> equivalent experience in systems management and data center
> operations, or equivalent combination of education, training,
> certifications, and experience. Certification such as RedHat Certified
> Engineer (RHCE), Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA), VMware
> Certified Professional (VCP) preferred but not required; Minimum 2
> years=92 experience in work directly related to job description
> preferred with a focus on VMware or other hypervisor experience, Linux
> administration and SAN administration. Solid knowledge of Linux and
> Windows Server administration core disciplines, and networking
> protocols and services. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple
> concurrent tasks and complete projects on schedule. Applicant must
> have demonstrated ability in technical problem solving. Desire strong
> interpersonal, team building and communications skills. Proven ability
> to work on projects and support clients either individually or on a
> team.
> --
> Reed Gregory

Fwd: Slightly OT: Red Hat vs Twin Peaks

From: John Aldrich 
Saw th is on the Fedora list and thought it was worth passing along here... 
looks like Twin Peaks could be in a world of hurt if RedHat prevails in their 
counter-claim. :D

---------- Forwarded Message ----------

Subject: Slightly OT: Red Hat vs Twin Peaks
Date: Mon September 17 2012, 2:16:22 PM
From: Christopher Svanefalk 
To: Community support for Fedora users 

Interesting story at Groklaw...just thought I would share:


Christopher Svanefalk


Blog post - Multistation computing feeds a multitude

From: Phil Shapiro 

Hi chugalug community, 

Here's a new blog post I wrote today for 

Thanks for sharing with anyone you know who might be interested in it. It would be so sweet if Nate 
could demo multistation Fedora 17 computing sometime in the Chattanooga libraries -- maybe with the 
help of some volunteers from this list. 

phil shapiro 

Suggested tweet - 

Multistation computing can feed a multitude by @philshapiro 
#linux #fedora #redhat #plugable #digitaldivide #ict4d 


Phil Shapiro, 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness."