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Posted on 2005.08.18 at 08:07
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Went off on the Team Leader yesterday. I feel sorry for him, really. Asking me stupid questions. Poor guy.

Email he rec'd:

I've had a problem using ssh to connect from my box (blade100) to v120. Eric is to resolve this problem; and it's been several weeks. Iris is waiting for me to test the DB that she moved over there. Would you please see that this issue resolved ASAP? Thanks!

Oh, I fixed that problem alright. THREE WEEKS AGO! I deleted his third-party licensed ssh client and used Tony's brilliant SunOS 5.8 tarball to install all the packages necessary for a Solaris 8 box to run secure shell. Then I kindly (oh, so kindly and gently) explained to him how to use IP's in place of hostnames to do exactly what he wanted to do, and he was a happy, secure-shell'ing fool when I left him. Now this. And then the questions about his email from a guy who doesn't know what 'ssh' stands for. Grrrr. I exploded and walked away to work on LDAP. Today, this came in the mail from someone else:

v120 now has a new IP address. When it was given the new IP address three weeks ago, it was not added to the DNS tables or the NIS+ tables. To make matters worse, (1st email guy) and I had resolv.conf files on our Sun boxes that pointed to (old dns server), which is no longer updated but is still functioning as a DNS server and still thinks v120 is at the old address.

Ya think that might be the problem??? Asses.

He asks me yesterday, "So how's L.D.A.P. going?"

"Commonly pronounced, 'LDAP,' it's going fine thank you."

So, I've been using Photoshop Elements in place of Photoshop CS these days for several reasons. Basically, if you know CS, Elemets will just piss you off, as all the same tools are in different locations and some of the features of CS are just non-existant. By far the most wonderful thing about Elements is that it retains batch processing. I tell it, "Take these 400 images in this directory and all it's subdirectories, resize to 50% of their orginal size, make it a gif, and overwrite the original file." Nice.

Sun ONE is gay.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-09-01 03:52 (UTC) (Link)
Love the button.

Just to make sure that I understand the story, the dumbasses' resolve.config files were pointing to the old DNS server trying to get into v120 via hostname instead of new IP all because they didn't update their stupid file?

That is anal!
ehowton at 2005-09-01 21:06 (UTC) (Link)
Yes. And no. Let me explain.

Everything would have worked the first time if:

1.) They had used IP.
2.) They had not changed the IP address of v120 and used hostname.
3.) They had updated the old DNS server with the new IP address.
4.) They had updated the new DNS server with the new IP AND changed the resolv.conf file.
5.) They had updated NIS+ to resolve.

As it was, they failed to do ANY of that, ergo the problem was compounded.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-09-01 21:09 (UTC) (Link)
you should have told them to resolve to and see how long it took them to figure it out.
ehowton at 2005-09-01 21:14 (UTC) (Link)
It's my job to ensure that the United States Government runs smoothly. I am a solutions provider.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-09-01 21:18 (UTC) (Link)
considering the fact that the government hired people who don't know what they're doing in the first place, wouldn't you say that it's more the case that you're doing damage control?
ehowton at 2005-09-01 21:23 (UTC) (Link)
Good point.
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