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What a stupid configuration of firewall at my work:
devrant -> blocked because of entertainment category.
xvideos -> no problem at all.
Conclusion: sysadmin likes watching porn.15
So when I joined this community, I was bit embarrassed because I am a tester and everyone around was a dev.
But I was wrong. I was welcomed here with a warm heart. I got love beyond expectations.
In those early days, all I wanted was enough votes so that I could afford my favourite t-shirt and matching shoes in avatar builder.
Not only I got those, but some free sticker swag and soon enough the squishy ball.
I made friends and I openly brag in public that I have some awesome friends from around the globe.
An angry yet down to earth German ranter.
The Pink Goddess.
The script master Brit.
The sysadmin enganeer from Belgium.
The account deleter from Australia.
Some awesome Muricans.
The privacy guy from the Netherlands.
Sysadmin from Sweden.
French, Swiss, Japanese, Indonesian, Burmese, Swedish, South Koreans, Middle Eastern, Fillipino, and even some fellow crazy Indians as well.
I am fucking proud to call you all my friends.
Upvotes hardly matter to me. Interaction is what I am here for. And you guys make me feel at home even though I am tester.
Founded the Team Raven and Lol club. The random mention activity was also fun.
But never did I thought I would reach the 4th top ranter position. Beating the master in his own game? Lol.
What next? I look forward to meet you all in real life. Thank you David and Tim.
Thank you devRant 😊103
Why do some female programmers place emphasis on their gender?
It's always: female programmer... Female web developer... Female android dev... Female Sysadmin... Etc
I mean, you don't see males saying "I'm a male programmer."
Female programmers aren't rare anymore. More and more of them are starting to program, so what's the point of emphasizing your gender?
For some reason, females think it's "special" to be a female programmer.
How does your gender relate to your skill?114
Me: so, ifconfig, what is my gateway?
ifconfig: [ip address]
Me: nmap, what is this IP address?
nmap: it's a network switch with an open telnet port.
Me: what happens if I connect to it?
switch: WHAT IS THE PASSWORD?!?!
Me: is it blank?
switch: correct. what do you want to do?
Me: can I look at all the IP and MAC addresses on the network?
switch: WHAT IS THE ADMIN PASSWORD?!?!
Me: is it... admin?
switch: correct. Here's everyone that's connected to the network: [400+ IPs and MACs]
Me: ok python, would you filter through these and tell me what manufacturer each one belongs to?
[~50 manufacturer lookups later]
python: there's a bunch of apple product, a bunch of miscellaneous laptop and printer manufacturers, and some raspberry pis.
Me: raspberry pis?
python: yep. about 20 of them.
Me: What happens if I connect to one?
rpi: WHAT IS THE PASSWORD?!?!
rpi: correct. what do you want to do?
Me: can I make you do my bidding in the background when you aren't being used?
rpi: sure, sounds fine.
I love ignorant sysadmins.10
"You should use Windows server!"
It was a high security project which needed to run very stable. Even the windows sysadmin looked at that guy like 'dude what the actual fuck'.28
Happy SysAdmin day ... even if I’m wondering if sysadmins can be happy.
Source : xkcd (of course...)1
Senior IT engineer enters the room and quietly talks to a coworker about a job related issue.
Another coworker decided to troll the sysadmin.
CW: *yells* "Open a ticket!" (That's the sysadmin's regular reply)
CW: *trying to get his attention* "Open a ticket first! Then come back"
IT: *gives him the stare of death*
CW: "Go away and open a ticket!"
IT: *silently leaves the room*
After no more than a minute CW gets a reject from all networks outside the company's VPN.
IT comes back into the room, get's intimately close to CW's ear and says "Now open a ticket".
In my school students can book rooms using a local website. The booking page is reset every night at 00:00 so you have to stay up every night and be ready with the f5 key and hope to get one. As I want my sleep I needed some solution to this problem. I ended up building a bot that goes to the website and books the room automatically. It uses the windows task scheduler to wake the pc up and run the program. Also built a small gui that takes your credentials and settings for which room you want. Been working pretty good so far, just waiting for the sysadmin to add a captcha to the site or something to undo my work :D12
I was once working on a project that dealt with incredibly sensitive financial data.
We needed a client’s database to do a migration.
They wouldn’t send it over the internet because it was too big and they didn’t think it would be secure.
They opt to send it in the post on an encrypted usb drive.
(Fair enough thinks I)
USB drive arrives.
Is indeed encrypted.
MFW there’s a post it note in the envelope with the password on.
MFW this is a billion dollar multinational petrochem company.
MFW this same company’s ‘sysadmin’ and ‘dba’ once complained because a SQL script I sent them didn’t work - they’d pasted it twice and couldn’t work this out from the fucking “table already created” error message management studio was throwing at them.3
Although 'hmm either kill it or if that doesn't work, sacrifice some of its children' is a perfectly valid sentence in the sysadmin world, it's not in public.
I have this one friend who thinks he is a tech guru just because he plays video games a lot and started to study cs for one year. Now he got a job as sysadmin and it is funny to hear him brag about the job in front of non-tech people because he sounds like a CSI Cyber episode, just throwing tech words at the people and I know that he talks bullshit.
But I have to admit, he knows how to sell himself. Probably that's how he got the job in the first place because it cannot be his experience.
Yesterday he called me, to help him edit something on a linux server. I told him "To edit the file type 'vi FILENAME' and then you can edit. I have to go now, I have a meeting." :]23
I decided to draw something while checking out 3000+ builds happening in parallel in the school infra
sysadmin life is boring13
Sysadmin that gets paid 3x what I do: we cannot install fcgi on our servers. Tells customer fcgi will not work on our servers.
Me: installs fcgi on server and configures for nginx. Serves Perl scripts no problem. Takes ~5 minutes. Works fine.12
Clients who keep calling in.
I'm a first liner and sysadmin, both (official title is Linux support engineer) so I do tickets+calls+server engineering.
It's highly annoying when you've got a busy day with loads of calls and I'm the first first-liner and I'm working on an important/high-prio ticket and PEOPLE KEEP CALLING.
Every time I can write like a few more words and then the fucking phone rings again aaaand so fucking on.
Your concentration is gone, workflow interrupted and my short term memory is shit so I entirely forget what I was debugging.
But, phone comes first 😞8
So I was sitting at my university's PC pool and was compiling some open source project that I need. It's a pretty big project with lots of dependencies, so I was already pretty frustrated…
Then, suddenly a guy walked to me and said, very angrily, "Hey! What are you doing there? I'm the sysadmin and someone told me you're hacking the computers!"
I told him I was just compiling some source code but he didn't stop and said he was going to call his boss. He said that "Only hackers use the terminal". I was getting very irritated and asked him what kind of sysadmin he was, rambling on in confusement.
Suddenly, he started laughing. Apparently, he got bored at his job, saw that I was struggling to install dozens of dependencies, and wanted to fool around a little. He actually installed me the dependencies as root afterwards :D4
Client got hacked and mauled to another dimension. Why? Telnet w/o limited login attempts. All because Sysadmin likes to have the option of bruteforcing in case he forgets his own password.. karma?11
When you're a junior sysadmin but still have to maintain ALL the production server:
How it looks:
$ sudo apt-get update
How it feels:
& sudo [ $[ $RANDOM % 6 ] == 0 ] && rm -rf / || echo *Click*7
Being a sysadmin, it's pretty difficult to get around the whole development of front-end stuff.. positioning, scaling, and everything... I hate it. So many ideas but only the ability to make the back-end and if it involves electronics that as well as networking. But building a pretty UI is beyond me... I love hating on all the frameworks and Node, but in all honesty.. front-end people, I kind of envy you 😅7
SYS_ADM: We have something important on the internal GitLab?
ME: Please tell me it is working
SYS_ADM: I take it as yes...5
In the compeny where i work for...
Me: who's our sysadmin?
Some senior: we don't have one. Me, i guess?
Me: (pokerface. yeah..right. walk away.)11
My last wk93 story, the time we discovered school faculty was spying on students and we uncovered student's deepest secrets.
I call it, kiddiegate.
So if you've read my past rants you've noticed I did some pretty childish and reckless stuff with my highschool's systems when I was younger, but nothing compares to this thing.
After resetting the sysadmin account pwd on some machines it occurred to me I could write a keylogger to capture teachers Moodle accounts and so on, I decided to try it out on a regular lab computer first.
Imagine my surprise when I found a hidden keylogger already installed! I couldn't believe it but then I thought, what if other PC's have it? So I recruited my mates and teached them the process to check if a PC had been infected...ALL PCs were, over 30 computers we checked had been logging for over 3 months! That damn sysadmin! >:[
We were shocked and angry, but then I thought "hey. . . My work has been done for me, better take advantage"
So we did, we extracted each log and then removed it from the PCs along with the keyloggers. There were hundreds of records and then one day we started snooping into the fb accounts of some students (we shouldn't have) we uncovered so many nasty, shocking secrets...
One of the school's lady's man had a drunk one nighter with one of our gay friends, the most secluded and shy guy was sexting like crazy with 15 chicks at the same time, things like that...we promised to never say a word and deleted the logs.
After that we didn't do much and continued highschool as every teenage minor should, getting drunk and avoiding responsibilities, though we could never see many of our classmates the same way. The sysadmin was fired shortly after I graduated, no reason was stablished.
I want to clear out we were minors and laws in my country weren't clearly stablished at the time plus no harm was ever done. I don't condone hacking or any kind of illegal activity, just thought I'd share.9
TL;DR: I have been changing stuff on a school computer and found various workarounds to do things that were blocked by the sysadmin and my classmates think I am a hacker.
I guess war has officially been declared between me and my school's sysadmin.
It all started about two weeks ago. I was bored while writing a report on a school computer, so I decided to lauch Chrome and pressed F12. Nothing happened, so I closed the window and opened Firefox. It worked there, and a few classmates started to scatter around me. They thought I was hacking a website so that changes would be permanent.
But what really matters in this story is that a few days later, nobody could start Firefox anymore, a message popped up saying the administrator blocked the application. Somebody must have reported it.
I also tried executing a Batch file, not succesful of course. But surprisingly enough .cmd files could be executed. But this has also been fixed a few days after.
So today I managed to remove Chrome's settings folder and the console popped up this time. Again, this was hacking from my classmates' point of view, so right now I am waiting for Chrome to be blocked. There are no other browsers currently installed, so let's see what happens.20
When the Sales team fucks up something, they point finger at each other for the blame.
When the Dev Team fucks up something, as a Senior Developer I say to my Boss that we fucked it up no matter whose fault it is and we will fix it up by x time.
When the SysAdmin team fucks. The Dev Team is to blame.
Sorry guys, I got a bit frustrated. All our servers wasn't backed up from last week and the SysAdmin guys are saying it's our fault.
What the fuck is going on? fuck you fuck fuck fuck fuck...12
Hiring PHP developers does not contribute to the quota of employees with disabilities.2
Sometimes I feel I'm an app developer, a web developer, a sysadmin, an ethical hacker and a programmer who's comfortable in several languages. At other times, I feel like I just know how to use the internet.5
To all IT-guys out there, be it the desperate sysadmin or the kind lady of the support team, I whish all of you and your family/friends a merry christmas! 😃4
Was browsing job sites and noticed an 'experienced sysadmin' job (Linux).
Everything seemed pretty interesting and then I saw this line (at what they offer):
Free own domain with hosting!
That's genuinely cute offering that to an experienced Linux sysadmin. Not saying every sysadmin has this but I for example have like 10 domain names and a bunch of servers.
Yeah that looked cute 😆30
After 1 year I have finally quit my sysadmin job!
Got my first dev job as a fullstack node.js dev!!!!
4 years of IT boredom is finally over!
Facepalm: when 3/3 sys admins ask me today, "Why do you have that garbage chrome installed on your computer? You should be using IE or Edge"22
"For our app we are using Docker, so for the new server we will need a barebone Linux install"
"Oh please no, Linux is not for a stable server and is very hard to manage, let's install Windows Server 2002 and you can virtualize everything you want"
"Wait, we really can use our cpu cycles to something better..."
"Sorry, too late, already installing!"
Our sysadmin is a Microsoft integralist, we should RUN!20
I just cantstop looking at Classic Programmers Paintings. This one just happened to me today.
Sysadmin grants sudo privileges to developer on production web server” - Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci, 1425-1475, Oil on wood5
I applied for a backend job. Somehow i ended up doing frontend. Ok whatever the pay is alright and i dont mind doing js. But then i see the backend team doing absolute horseshit, stacking up overhead and not even fucking documenting the endpoints, i get mad.
And now our sysadmin left so there is no fucking server and i cant run locally because of 9trillion config files (remember the overhead part?) and the pm is nagging me to get the site done WHEN THERE IS NO FUCKING SERVER. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME, SET IT ALL UP AGAIN? THATS NOT MY FUCKING JOB YOU IMBECILE FUCKFACE.9
When you see a semi bald man with a messy beard, bit too much belly, a dead look in the eyes that carries a pc bag.
And your first thought is "oh, a sys admin" x)7
>give person jailed access to my server.
>person breaks out, and notifies me.
>i fix the hole
>three weeks later i decide hes trustworthy enough and the jail is causing too many problems so i give him unjailed access
>first thing he does is crash the system
albeit unintentionally, but seriously?1
*sees people on Facebook wanting to get Linux certificates*
Me: naah that's not how I'ma do it
*at le job interview*
Interviewer: "So you apply as a sysadmin.. what are your skills? Certificates?"
Me: "No certificates sir.. but I USE ARCH LINUX 😎"
Me (quietly): "and Ubuntu Server too but that's not as cool :v"10
*receive candidate profile from HR*
Give it a quick read, spot a link to a site the dev made for a clothing company.
*get blocked by the company's firewall*
mfw the sysadmin now thinks i'm shopping lingerie during work hours.6
Happy international cat day, everybody!
And a nice day to every sysadmin out there, hopefully not too catty.6
I have always thought that I am to dumb to become a dev, but after a few years doing sysadmin shit I have realized that even the most stupid, dumb and idiotic people can be a wordpress developer!
There is still hope for me10
After almost two years working as a Linux Sysadmin, I have found out that every developer needs a Sysadmin.17
Every time I see a guy with long untrimmed beard, I automatically assume he is a linux sysadmin. Should I feel bad?7
Being a sysadmin, I never write any code.
But I do want to learn that.
What is the easiest language to learn?
(I am lazy)58
I recently got a job as a sysadmin and they've been debriefing me on their hacked websites (wordpress malware injection). Beats me why they still have their sites up at all...
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!
I wanted to see if they have any backups... NONE.
The latest snapshot was over a year ago...FML. Over a year ago when they barely have anything on their company site and client sites 😒
Now, I have to revive 10 websites from redirection. Time to do some shell scripting!4
To any fellow Linux sysadmin out there, is it true that 32 bits systems can handle a max of 16gb ram?
Running a 32 bits CentOS live disc in my dedi which shows 16gb ram available while the BIOS shows 32gb installed...
So my friend who was a working as Tech/System Intern and soon to be junior sysadmin asked me "How was pinging 127.0.0.1 successfull? I am not even connected to the internet?"1
Life of a junior self-taught dev with a sysadmin job:
1)At work, desperately try to script and automate every task, even when it isn't nessecary.
2)Learn dev skills from tutorials and web courses at every minute of your free time.
3)When returning home get self-guilt because you're procrastinating instead of doing an all-night development like your dev friends
4)The only productive thing you do is more tutorials and courses because you feel your dev skills aren't high enough for a self project
Who sits there so late throughout the night?
The developer it is, with his code so bright;
He holdeth the mouse tightly clasped in his hand,
He holdeth it safely, he keepth it dragging.
"Oh bug, wherefore do you seek to hide?"
"Look, developer, the sysadmin is close by our side!
Dost see not the sysadmin with his usbchain?"
"Oh dear, 'tis the blur increasing its radius."
[to be continued...]
Nice shirt on redbubble😂 but i'm sure if I order it, i wont receive it and will end up spending money for nothing.10
TL;DR - sysadmin is colourblind
So, CEO hires a new PM/SysAdmin in one role. Bloke that was hired is about 60....
He was “fixing” some issues on the network that the previous sys admin had left. When all of a sudden, network goes down... everyone’s morning at him, he’s in a flap... I go into the server room to see that he’s plugged a cable from one port on a Cisco switch into another port on the same switch... idiot.
Few days later, he had the task of wiring a new 48port patch panel and run some new Cat6 for a new building. Comes back into the office and says there’s something wrong with the network, all 48 ports are lighting up with a cable tester in the wrong order....
Ok, so, I go to the patch panel.... all 48, yes every fucking one was worked wrong, he’d swapped blue for green in some places, the blue and white striped was swapped with the green/white... heck, some of them had both pairs punched into the same slot....
After I spent nearly 20 hours pulling them all out, re doing every cable into the correct slot and cable tie them all down. I go to check the other ends where he’s wired the wall blocks.. you guessed it... they’re all wrong too!!!
Another 90mins wiring 48 fucking wall sockets.
Later on he tells me he’s fucking colour blind.... like seriously, you can’t be doing this job as a sysadmin if you can’t fucking tell the different between blue and green!17
WannaCry hit one of our server and the latest backup we had was from May 2017. You know who got blamed? Developers. I repeatedly told the General Manager that SysAdmin are the once who should be doing backups, Server updates and management as per their job description yet we got blamed for it.
I don't know what the fuck is going in this world.15
This guy has a weird sense of system security if he thinks an SSH MOTD will keep unauthorised people away. Because you know, setting SSH permissions would be too sensible.17
So, guys, tomorrow I have to tell my boss that I'm quitting. What is the best way to do so?
I imagine he's going to be pretty angry and most probably kick off because he's going to have to replace me (and that's going to be very difficult as I'm the "lead developer", devops, SysAdmin, the designer and the IT department and he only has £23,000 salary to offer).
I don't want to be an assehole about it because I really like my colleagues.23
The joys of being the sole developer and sysadmin of a service with hundreds of thousands of users.
Just spent a couple hours with my family. In that time half the infrastructure died and the service became unstable.
Best of all is that I seem to be the only one getting this so called "java.net.UnknownHostException: System error" exception.3
Got a new job as devops.
Got brand new thinkpad on day 0, it was waiting for me out of the interview room.
I think I'll like it here 😃
Only thing I'm thinking about is if I should continue with doing devops/sysadmin or go back to programming...15
I hate when someone throws at me some task all of sudden with a tight deadline.
Wednesday was one of those days.
manager: we want to remove all the offices because of our tight budget this year (multimillionaire company, lol), everyone will use office 365;
me: ahn... ok, but everything was already tested? Some macros, routines, old documents can be a big problem, as far I know (I don't use M$ at home, servers are Linux, so I really don't know about that). I can do some tests, only will need some real documents to make sure everything will do fine;
manager: yeah, yeah, everything will be fine, the high management already decided, don't worry, just remove the offices in the company, ok?;
*me deploys the remotion script in every f*cking machine*
48 hours later...
manager: well... everyone is complaining about the office 365, random complains, can you attend all the calls and reinstall if you can't solve the problem?
TLDR: There’s truth in the motto “fake it till you make it”
Once upon a time in January 2018 I began work as a part time sysadmin intern for a small financial firm in the rural US. This company is family owned, and the family doesn’t understand or invest in the technology their business is built on. I’m hired on because of my minor background in Cisco networking and Mac repair/administration.
I was the only staff member with vendor certifications and any background in networking / systems administration / computer hardware. There is an overtaxed web developer doing sysadmin/desktop support work and hating it.
I quickly take that part of his job and become the “if it has electricity it’s his job to fix it” guy. I troubleshoot Exchange server and Active Directory problems, configure cloudhosted web servers and DNS records, change lightbulbs and reboot printers in the office.
After realizing that I’m not an intern but actually just a cheap sysadmin I began looking for work that pays appropriately and is full time. I also change my email signature to say “Company Name: Network Administrator”
A few weeks later the “HR” department (we have 30 employees, it’s more like “The accountant who checks hiring paperwork”) sends out an email saying that certain ‘key’ departments have no coverage at inappropriate times. I don’t connect the dots.
Two days later I receive a testy email from one of the owners telling me that she is unhappy with my lack of time spent in the office. That as the Network Administrator I have responsibilities, and I need to be available for her and others 8-5 when problems need troubleshooting. Her son is my “boss” who is rarely in the office and has almost no technical acumen. He neglected to inform her that I’m a part time employee.
I arrange a meeting in which I propose that I be hired on full time as the Network Administrator to alleviate their problems. They agree but wildly underpay me. I continue searching for work but now my resume says Network Administrator.
Two weeks ago I accepted a job offer for double my current salary at a local software development firm as a junior automation engineer. They said they hired me on with so little experience specifically because of my networking background, which their ops dept is weak in. I highlighted my 6 months experience as Network Administrator during my interviews.
My take away: Perception matters more than reality. If you start acting like something, people will treat you like that.4
PSA: "sudo apt-get remove nginx" doesn't actually remove nginx. It will still continue to run and block port 80 on every reboot.
Until you run sudo apt-get autoremove, nginx-core and others still remain.
And that's how twenty seconds of scheduled downtime turns into 10 minutes.
Of course you can call me at 9 o'clock on a saturday morning to fix your f****** login problem!
My private life is just a rumor!1
My school just tried to hinder my revision for finals now. They've denied me access just today of SSHing into my home computer. Vim & a filesystem is soo much better than pen and paper.
So I went up to the sysadmin about this. His response: "We're not allowing it any more". That's it - no reason. Now let's just hope that the sysadmin was dumb enough to only block port 22, not my IP address, so I can just pick another port to expose at home. To be honest, I was surprised that he even knew what SSH was. I mean, sure, they're hired as sysadmins, so they should probably know that stuff, but the sysadmins in my school are fucking brain dead.
For one, they used to block Google, and every other HTTPS site on their WiFi network because of an invalid certificate. Now it's even more difficult to access google as you need to know the proxy settings.
They switched over to forcing me to remote desktop to access my files at home, instead of the old, faster, better shared web folder (Windows server 2012 please help).
But the worst of it includes apparently having no password on their SQL server, STORING FUCKING PASSWORDS IN PLAIN TEXT allowing someone to hijack my session, and just leaving a file unprotected with a shit load of people's names, parents, and home addresses. That's some super sketchy illegal shit.
So if you sysadmins happen to be reading this on devRant, INSTEAD OF WASTING YOUR FUCKING TIME BLOCKING MORE WEBSITES THAN THEIR ARE LIVING HUMANS, HOW ABOUT TRY UPPING YOUR SECURITY, PASSWORDS LIKE "", "", and "gryph0n" ARE SHIT - MAKE IT BETTER SO US STUDENTS CAN ACTUALLY BROWSE MORE FREELY - I THINK I WANT TO PASS, NOT HAVE EVERY OTHER THING BLOCKED.
Thankfully I'm leaving this school in 3 weeks after my last exam. Sure, I could stay on with this "highly reputable" school, but I don't want to be fucking lied to about computer studies, I don't want to have to workaround your shitty methods of blocking. As far as I can tell, half of the reputation is from cheating. The students and sysadmins shouldn't have to have an arms race between circumventing restrictions and blocking those circumventions. Just make your shit work for once.
**On second thought, actually keep it like that. Most of the people I see in the school are c***s anyway - they deserve to have half of everything they try to do censored. I won't be around to care soon.**2
GUYS I DID IT
AND I ONLY HAD TO LOOK AT THE ARCHWIKI FOR GRUB INSTALLATION
AM I COOL NOW
(going to install to my computer a little later, don't worry i'm not done here)8
Wk1:, Client wants stack deployed to AWS in a day... Does it in 30 minutes...
Wk2: client complains about cost of service so requests I downsize the stack they asked for... Does so... Just to save some £££ at loss of any DR or HA capability
Wk3: Client wants stack moved to a different AWS account just cos... Advised could cause issues... Client says carry on. Migrates to account as requested on the days they requested.
Wk4: client complains that said migration caused issues and that proper change control wasn't followed..... That was never informed on..
Wk5: issue discovered to actually be network fault linked to clients wanting every £££ saved in AWS... And as the stack specialist I still have to write up a summary and findings?
Wow just get a decent AWS admin will ya....3
My sysadmin friend (the one with RAM keychain and small Linux hat (check my previous rants)), had this on his desk.
I took it from him 😂
Any guess what this might be?
Mouse for reference.13
Devops here, Devops there ... Stop with this bullshit, less than half of the guys with Devops on their CV truly are Devops.
Same shits for Fullstack or Scrum Master, and I think I know why.
Because recruiters and companies absolutly ignore what it truly is : "Devops ? That's the new name for sysadmin hipster, believe me we're not hiring Sysadmin anymore but Devops now.".
So now they want more and more people with these profiles.
This is just leading everyone to become what they're not.
Please get your facts straight before fucking everything up.5
Just got asked by our JIRA admin how to add in JIRA add-ons for our self hosted version.
... if you don't know why are you admin then!?3
Our sysadmin just wrote our new work account passwords on our office whiteboard, visible to everyone... Now that's how you create chaos2
that moment as a sys admin when everything is in peace and you have nothing to do.
I usually go outside and get me a nice cup of coffee at a local cafe
today its a Latte Machiato with white chocolate4
To me, it seems like the rise of distributed systems like mesos / kubernetes combined with Docker require you to be master sysadmin, veteran kernel hacker and a part time c developer ALL AT ONCE if you really want to shave off time from debugging/ performance tuning sessions. Anyone wish they paid more attention in class ? Lol.4
I recently got a Sysadmin/Devops job at an Uber-like local startup.
After a few days in and with a 20% increase in daily API calls, we started getting "502 gateway error" for like half of the requests which was insane!
I double checked nginx, php-fpm, mysql, etc and in the end turns out that they log every app login session in a 680K row table in a mysql database and run a query every time to find out if the client was logged in or not!
Should a developer really have to be a jack of all trades? I write code, but at work I feel like I am always getting pulled into sysadmin debacles. I am not a sysadmin or an ops person. I am a developer, not a systems guy.
If you want me to be a systems guy, then train me to be one. You hired me to write code, not to troubleshoot shitty IBM Application Servers.9
Who has a DDOS attack story they want to share ? Dyn put up the good fight today... DDOS attacks can be incredibly difficult to deal with ... Internet of Things devices makes this an even more complicated situation. Outside of calling Prolexic, any vets have some good stories ?6
What kind of genius pulls the power cable of the main server through the PSU lever of an old useless server?
I had to pull out the PSU and let it hang on the powercord just to be able to pull the old ugly bastard out... fucking genius, really!
Now I have to wait until the evening to shut down the main server and remove the hangman PSU.
I just really fucking hope and pray that restarting the main server will not cause errors. It has been on for 2 years and never been updated since then.5
//little Story of a sys admin
Wondered why a Server on my Linux Root couldn't build a network connection, even when it was running.
Checked iptables and saw, that the port of the Server was redirected to a different port.
I never added that rule to the firewall. Checked and a little script I used from someone else generated traffic for a mobile game.
OK beginn the DDoS Penetration. Over 10 Gbit/s on some small servers.
Checked Facebook and some idiot posted on my site:
Stop you little shithead or I will report you to the police!!!
Checked his profile page and he had a small shitty android game with a botnet.
1. let him be
2. Fuck him up for good
Lets Sudo with 2.
I scaled up my bandwith to 25 Gbit/s and found out that guys phone number.
Slowly started to eat away his bandwith for days. 3 days later his server was unreachable.
Then I masked my VoIP adress and called him:
Me: Hi, you know me?
He: No WTF! Why are you calling me.
Me: I love your're game a lot, I really love it.
He: What's wrong with you? Who are you?
Me: I'm teach
Me: Teach me lesson
He: Are you crazy I'm hanging up!
Me: I really love you're game. I even took away all your bandwith. Now you're servers are blocked, you're game banned on the store.
He: WHAT, WHAT? (hearing typing)
Me: Don't fuck with the wrong guys. I teached you a lesson, call me EL PENETRATO
He: FUCK Fuck Fuck you! Who are you???!!! I'm going to report you!
He: I got you're logs!
Me: Check it at Utrace...
He: Holy shit all around the world
Me: Lemme Smash Bitch
Please, Dev God, can I get a designer at my company?
I've been a good boy this year so far and I'm so very tired of having to do all design work, front-end, back-end and sysadmin work. I just want a break.
A very creatively exhausted developer.16
You know the worst thing about being a freelancer? You're expected to wear every fucking hat and you don't get normal hours.
Over the past few days I have been working with a client of a client attampting to fix his server. He's running CentOS on VMWare and somehow ended up breaking the system.
Upon inspection there was no way to fix his system remotely. It wouldn't even boot in recovery mode. So we've been attempting to recover his data so that we can reinstall CentOS and not have to start completely from scratch.
So for the past 3 days straight I have been remotely logging in to a Debian Live CD and manually sending folders to a FTP server of his. He has somewhere close to 30 sites on this server, and upwards of 1 million files in total.
Yesterday either the system freaked out or he did something, but the entire fucking system stopped responding which forced me to reboot it, reinsert the live CD, reinstall evertything, and re-mount his broken systems drives.
Here we are 3 days in, we're still not done, and I'm getting slightly pissy because if you don't know Linux well enough to fix this shit yourself, you shouldn't be acting as your own sysadmin for 30+ sites.
Also, backups are a thing right? VMWare also has snapshots. I know the extra storage isn't cheap, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than paying soemone like me $35/hr to go and fix all of your shitty mistakes.2
I had done some light development but always saw myself as a sysadmin, until I was passed over for a job. So when my wife had our second child, I wrote a program to help my department. I got a job as a developer a few weeks later and have been happy ever since then.
hi! I'm your friendly neighborhood sysadmin/operations bastard. I also write mostly okay python, ruby, and c.
This is called devrant because it's where you go to complain about devs, right? /s
Gosh ! I'm a genius !
- Working on a Sysadmin school project
- configuring the firewall
- looking myself out
- beg my teacher for reinstall
Fml right now ...6
Have a t-shirt saying "Sysadmin - Because even developers need heroes" fellow co-worker said "that's not precise enough" I am looking forward to what he will come up with5
My ideal job:
Getting payed to develop for awesome open source projects from home, at any time I like.
My current job:
Full time 9 to 6, outsourced security sysadmin, dealing with bullshit systems and stupid end users.
Getting home with barely enough strength to self learn and develop my own projects.
Just kill me4
What kind of developer are you and what is your opinion on other development areas?
Me: Junior dev, oriented towards full stack and Android(with a sysadmin background):
-Low-level(kernel development, embedded, drivers, operating systems, reverse engineers)- Badass, I wish I could do that.
-Mobile apps- awesome but too high level sometimes.
-Full stack/Backend- awesome.
-Web Frontend- fuck HTML+CSS. JS is cool I guess.
-Enterprise applications(e.g SAP) Pajeet, my son.
-Malware development- Holy shit that is awesome.
-Video Game development- was my dream since childhood.
-Desktop apps- No opinion.8
I think nobody as a developer or as a sysadmin wants to deal with a grouchy sysdba. As a full stack developer who sometimes does the work of a sysadmin or sysdba I prefer to do things myself when I can.
But last week I was notified that my app was failing in prod. After some debugging the problem seemed to be related to some queries.
Upon further inspection I realized that the cunt revoked the select grant for the user my app was using.
I will let that sink in. He revoked the fucking select grant. Wtf😶3
Got released from the miltary after 3 years of CyberSecurity/Sysadmin role.
2 weeks layer I got a job as security sysadmin in a large telco company.
Still wish to be dev instead though
what a great idea to do server upgrades on a friday evening...and i can do it alone...and am responsible that everything works as expected...what a great day today...and i hate every single second of this day yet.. :-/
damnit i'm a developer, not a sysadmin, just because i can do it doesnt mean that i'm supposed to do it..what about our admins? what get they paid for? rebooting the coffeemachine? fuckers already left the building2
The more I work with backend and SysAdmin technologies, the more I love them!
I'm losing the desire to ever do frontend work again. SysAdmin in particular seems like a good fit for me and I'm not sure why.
Anybody else experience this sort of shift and how did it end?2
Using angry standard;
cout << "So my mom recently started "exploring the web". I'm sure you already know where this is going; she ended up signing up for a free trail of some diet pills with her credit card on some sketchy website. The website never sent any product but attempted to charge her card over $300 multiple times. My mom's bank noticed and froze the account. She has now opened an investigation with the banks fraud department and is awaiting response. I took the liberty of running a whois look up and found the companies website is held by GoDaddy and is hiding behind Domains by Proxy (GoDaddy's sysadmin hider). I'm angry that she's in this situation but I have no idea of how to uncover the real company behind the diet pills site." << endl;
Being a sysadmin can be the most frustrating thing ever, but it's worth it for those moments when you feel like an absolute ninja.
Switched from single threaded gevent server to an nginx configuration, added ssl, and setup a reverse proxy to flask socketio, all with less than 10 minutes aggregate downtime. On the prod server. \o/3
Me as a sysadmin, and the devs approach with this:
hey "Linux", they network is stupid, the firewall is blocking the trafic from server1 to server2, pls fix.
The servers are on the same subnet with no firewall, so I log in to the servers and find out that their programs is not running.
This is something I deal with every day2
I had my first ever dev interview yesterday, at a local cybersec startup(FullStack Python position)
I think it went smooth, they said if we continue the process they would give me a small dev task to complete to prove my abilities, and asked how much time of notice to give my current employers before leaving.
I can't wait to leave 4 years of sysadmin and finally move on to be a (professional) developer! 🤞3
How a linux sysadmin has sex :
who | grep -i hot && grep -i female | date; cd ~; unzip; touch; strip; finger; mount; gasp; yes; uptime; umount; sleep;
I restarted my studies today like it's 1999.
Got a laptop, a VPS based on OpenStack,
a university in my browser, an empty Github account(cue the sad horn), Python, Apache, five cups of coffee(and tea) and a neurosis for perfection.
First goal is going to be getting my LFCS certification
which i started two days ago.
Next up will be Networking and CEH side of things.
Continuing on with developing(Python,Django,HTML5).
I think with the above i'm covered for the rest of my piddly-ass life.
*puts on fedora* Somebody stop me!7
Years ago at school I recreated the UNIX logon screen. With this, I collected login credentials and then displayed a message that the dish gets formatted now. To make it more realistic I had a progress bar and generated random file access in the disk, so the LEDs flashed. Loved it and even the sysadmin could see the fun (and educational background :P)
My colleague and I have been trying to setup a VPN server for devs who wanted to work from home. We asked our sysadmin (who's in another office in another country) to try connecting to the server. She replied after a while that she was unable to connect. We then asked her what port she tried connecting on and she replied, "No, I didn't use any port. I am connecting directly using the hostname".14
I am a mechanical engineer first and my companies go to sysadmin second. So software developing isnt really my main field of expertise buuttt:
WHY IS SLOOPY SOFTWARE WRITING A VIABLE EXCUSE?
Yesterday i started to migrate some stuff from our old Win 2008 Server to the new 2016. Turns out there are some MS SQL Express Servers running. Quick check for what they are turns out that they are activly used. So far so good. For other reasons we have a new MSSQL 2017 Core Licence. So i thought, hey it would be nice to just move those 2012, 2008 and 2014 Express Servers to a real one that can use the entire machines capabilities.
After some try & error with exporting one of the softwares (where i had to elevate one the user rights to sysadmin for reasons) the entire system stopped working. I didnt deleted anything or changed anything! Well, i elevated user rights. After 2 hours of support call it turns out that the software stopped working cause i gave the database user sysadmin rights. I dont know enough about MSSQL to judge wether that is logical or not, but it sounds super illogical and i suspect sloopy software writing on the manufacturers part. One way or another, the excuse from the telephone support was "yeah, our software is a very fragile child"
After i told all that my coworkers two of them were also "yeah, that is just how the [company] software is, you have to be careful with it"
Apparently it broke in the past for other minor stuff.
As an engineer i cannot build bridges that collapse when you use the left and the right lane at the same time. For an architect it isnt okay to build an house where the front door explodes when you open a window. It is not okay for a power tool to go out in a fireball when you accidently drill plastic with it. But for some weird reasons its socially acceptable for programs to be sloopy, buggy and only working under specific conditions. Since when is it okay for a car only to work when you know specific steps to make it run? Like, throwing your spare key in the gas tank, the kick the left wheel exactly three times and finally tapping the steering wheel 5 times left, 4 times right. What? That would be ridiculous? But that is exactly how that software works. You have to follow a specific step guide to make it work, EVERY TIME.
I. JUST. DONT. GET. IT3
Our rookie sysadmin frack up our web server today. He wanted to make a single directory and all its content accessible but instead, he used this command...
sudi chmod 644 /.7
Happy SysAdmin day to all the magnificent SysAdmins all over the world!
I'm soon leaving one of my SysAdmin jobs. Guess how I'll troll everyone then...
Right! I'll apply a Windows 10 total conversion onto all Linux client systems!
*note: some colleagues often ask if we could use windows instead - well, no.*
*note2: we have automatic provisioning and roll-out, so switching a theme is done with 20 lines of config code*
telco sysadmin: hey maybe we should secure our SMTP server with SSL and password verification so our clients can e-mail safely!
senior exec be like: nah just filter incoming connections for our own IP-range, that'll do.
result: I can impersonate any client of the telco and send e-mail in their name (from any home network connected to that provider), but I can't send e-mail over cellular network.1
Fuck you sysadmin, what makes you think that running a complete antivirus scan everyday at fucking 11am is a good idea?
What the fuck can I do with the fucking 5% CPU available? Should I play fucking Pong in an emulator? Write the story of my life with notepad?
Go hang yourself on an Ethernet câble in your fucking server room, you fucktard cunt.12
Everytime you tell yourself "This time I'm going to make them stop putting the cart before the horse again!!! No more forced shit implementations!!! NO MORE ! I'm strong!!"
The last hour in the next week:
- Selinux: off
- Firewall: Any-Any
- Application data: Everything installed on OS disc.
- Documentation: At best, someone remembers the server supposed-to-be dns record
- Service Accounts: Your domain admin account and sysadmin for databases.
- Patching: DON'T EVER THINK ABOUT IT..AND NO REBOOTING! I have set very important runtime variables.
- Backup: Maybe someone else will set this up.
- Monitoring: Not needed since clients will create tickets if system fails.
- Production Status: vague at best. Sort of silently transitioned to production.
- Handover status: Probably, but I quit before the project closed.
Holy shit! so after my last news report https://devrant.com/rants/1063342/... , I also shared the news in my site where there is a guy that works in a Washington ISP and also offer mail servers and such for the locals... fun and joke time has ended my friends, any SysAdmins here regarding this want to comment on this topic?13
the coolest project was mine: a dynamic DNS like dyndns, wrote in scala, an API layer in ruby and a lot of sysadmin stuff like ospf any cast. A big technical success, a total financial failure... but I enjoyed and I learned a lot!
1st strike :
My university installed a new infra for internet access. Regular PEAP without certs. And there is another fortiguard firewall busting our ass. Even when I try to access my website it says unrated and kicks me. Same is the case for numerous other websites like torrent cache websites, porn sites, and STEAM. When the shit happened, I just changed the url from http to https. Works fine.
2nd strike :
So the dumbass sysadmin installed mitm. It started blocking us again. In our infra we have a high performance redhat xeon e7 server for student's use with a link connection of 1G/s. I just made an ssh tunnel and tried browsing those websites... It worked. The sysadmin dumbass forgot to route the server traffic through the fortiguard. What a moron!!
Waiting for strike 3...6
In my opinion, Manjaro 17 has the best implementation of the KDE environment i have seen, maybe second only to SUSE.
I was always turned off from it because of various disharmonies but i took the plunge after i came to the conclusion that my beast of a desktop PC needed more bang for it's buck from Xfce(which i love too).
I'm getting a laptop next week which i will put in something eccentric distro-wise so who knows which DE will end up in its loins. I'm continuing my studies as soon as i've set it up, including SysAdmin, developing and serverside related thingamabobs.
Right, something to rant about so this doesn't become a fucking blog... How about: fucking hell i'm getting anxious because my tablet hasn't had a single security patch since last April, while my phone has had 4 major system updates. They both have the same version of Android and interface and they're both by the same manufacturer. I don't know much about the life cycle of Android security patches but come on, throw me a fucking bone here.4
As a junior dev from a sysadmin and security background, this is a list of software development concepts I never seemed to truly understand but hope to(rated from most intimidating to least):
2) Machine Learning, Deep Learning and A.I- too much math that fucks with my brain.
3) low-level programming(kernel,drivers) - sounds extremely interesting but the code in assembly/C/C++ looks like Linear A Minoan hieroglyphics.
4) Rx(insert language here) - I never get why it is useful or why someone invented this. Seems interesting though.
5) Code Reflection - sounds like Thelemic magick.
6) Packaging, automation, build tools, devops, CI, Testing -seems too complicated. I just want to run an executable at the client or make a web app that does something. Why all this process?6
About slightly more than a year ago I started volunteering at the local general students committee. They desperately searched for someone playing the role of both political head of division as well as the system administrator, for around half a year before I took the job.
When I started the data center was mostly abandoned with most of the computational power and resources just laying around unused. They already ran some kvm-hosts with around 6 virtual machines, including a cloud service, internally used shared storage, a user directory and also 10 workstations and a WiFi-Network. Everything except one virtual machine ran on GNU/Linux-systems and was built on open source technology. The administration was done through shared passwords, bash-scripts and instructions in an extensive MediaWiki instance.
My introduction into this whole eco-system was basically this:
"Ever did something with linux before? Here you have the logins - have fun. Oh, and please don't break stuff. Thank you!"
Since I had only managed a small personal server before and learned stuff about networking, it-sec and administration only from courses in university I quickly shaped a small team eager to build great things which would bring in the knowledge necessary to create something awesome. We had a lot of fun diving into modern technologies, discussing the future of this infrastructure and simply try out and fail hard while implementing those ideas.
Today, a year and a half later, we look at around 40 virtual machines spiced with a lot of magic. We host several internal and external services like cloud, chat, ticket-system, websites, blog, notepad, DNS, DHCP, VPN, firewall, confluence, freifunk (free network mesh), ubuntu mirror etc. Everything is managed through a central puppet-configuration infrastructure. Changes in configuration are deployed in minutes across all servers. We utilize docker for application deployment and gitlab for code management. We provide incremental, distributed backups, a central database and a distributed network across the campus. We created a desktop workstation environment based on Ubuntu Server for deployment on bare-metal machines through the foreman project. Almost everything free and open source.
The whole system now is easily configurable, allows updating, maintenance and deployment of old and new services. We reached our main goal for this year which was the creation of a documented environment which is maintainable by one administrator.
Although we did this in our free-time without any payment it was a great year with a lot of experience which pays off now.
1. Finalize and launch my project
2. Improve my skills in MERN stack
3. Learn Rust
4. Learn sysadmin stuff
5. Improve my cyber security knowledge and skills
So today a Windows sysadmin told me the Registry is a part of Windows he "doesn't know so well" 😂 and the worst part is the faith of about 1000 users lies in his hands 🤦♂️8
How to manage updates on production as web agency
1: Update the GitHub private repo with your changes
2: Write an email to the customer sysadmin and ask to sync in staging and later production
3: Wait 2 weeks and do another ping about it
4: The sysadmin later will do that
5: In the meantime there is a security update of your CMS and a lot of plugins to update
6: Try to update from the CMS panel and there are no write permission
7: Cry a lot and write another email to go back to point 2
That moment when even your Sysadmin teacher asks you questions about ssh config during a lab ... Ah did I forgot to say that all the other students were also asking me questions ?
Sometimes uni is tiring ...4
Sysadmin gives me 32GB RAM for my workstation. Fucking Windows decides to create a 30 GB pagefile just in case the 32GB RAM are not enough. So my systems SSD is getting peppered with rubbish. Thank you Microsoft...5
Business Continuity / DR 101...
How could GitLab go down? A deleted directory? What!
A tired sysadmin should not be able to cause this much damage.
Did they have a TESTED dr plan? An untested plan is no plan. An untested plan does not count. An untested plan is an invitation to what occurred.
That the backups did not work does not cut it - sorry GitLab. Thorough testing is required before a disruptive event.
Did they do a thorough risk assessment?
We call this a 'lesson learned' in my BC/DR profession. Everyone please learn by it.
I hope GitLab is ok.2
So I need your advice guys. Our team is in crisis mode right now because of a vendor's attempt to extort money out of us. So for the next 6 months I am going to be taken off development and made to do sysadmin work...which I hate.
There is another team at work that was trying to woo me over to their team, working in security...which I love.
So would it be a dick move to leave my struggling team that is trying to use a hammer as a screwdriver and do what makes me happy? Or should I be a good person and do work that makes me miserable and go home and drink every night instead?4
You know what's bullshit? CS Degrees as a requirement, even for the shittiest dev jobs.
Sorry fuckers, I don't feel like killing myself over fucking math bullcrap for 3 goddamn years just to work as an intern slave for some rich CEO who prefers to hire some guy who doesn't know shit about actual working with computers but has a degree.
And this horseshit happens only in dev jobs. Why. Are devs some fucking nuclear scientists or something? I work as sysadmin and they didn't ask me for any shit degree and I earn more than the average code monkey where I live.
Goddamn HR fuckers. May Allah take you to hell.4
Got handed a CentOS 7 cluster, previous admin made kernel command line changes in grub.cfg instead of default/grub.
Ah, thank you.
#! Linux 4.1 is out
Insanely great but I'm only worried about several massive patch sessions
TLDR: I need advice on reasonable salary expectations for sysadmin work in the rural United States.
I need some community advice. I’m the sysadmin at a small (35 employee) credit card processing company. I began as an intern and have now become their full time sysadmin/networking specialist. Since I was hired in January I have:
-migrated their 2007 Exchange server to Office 365
-Upgraded their ailing Windows server 2003 based architecture to 2012R2
-Licensed their unlicensed VMware ESXi servers (which they had already paid for license keys for!!!) and then upgraded them to 6.5 while preventing downtime on hosted VMs using tricky transfers and deployments (without vMotion!)
-Deployed a vCenter server to manage said ESXi servers easier
-Fixed a three month gap in their backups by implementing Veeam, and verifying its functionality
-Migrated a ‘no downtime’ fileserver to a new hypervisor host, implemented a ‘hot standby’ server as a backup kept up to date by the minute with DFS replication.
-Replaced failing hard drives in a RAID array underlying their one ‘business critical’ fileserver, which had no backups for 3 months at that time
-Reorganized Active Directory and Group Policy deployment from a nightmare spiderweb of OUs and duplicate policies
-Documented the entire old network and now the new one as I’ve been upgrading this
-Audited the developers AWS instances and removed redundant machines, optimized load balancing on front end Nginx servers, joined developer run Fedora workstations to the AD domain and implemented centralized syslog monitoring on them.
-Performed network scans and rewrote firewall exceptions to tighten security
There’s more, but you get the idea. I’ve now been tasked with taking point on an upcoming PCI audit which will be my first.
I’m being paid $16/hr US, with marginal health benefits. This is roughly $32,000 a year, before taxes.
I have two years previous work experience managing a third party Apple repair facility (SimplyMac) and every Apple certification for warranty repair and software troubleshooting. I have a two year degree in general sciences, with about 4 years of college credit (Two years of a physics education and two years of computer science after I switched focus) I’m actively pursuing a CCNA and MCSA server 2016 with exams paid for and scheduled.
I’m going into a salary negotiation in two months. What is a reasonable salary to request, from your perspective, for someone in my position?
Thanks in advance!6
Wondering if anyone can give me some advice regarding stress management.
I am a sys admin of a continually amount of growing servers (now at over 130) and I do coding when I am not busy being screamed at by users. The stress is coming from the workload, but also the way that the workplace is running. The manager left, and now I am handling all his shit, and my own shit as well, and all his accounts have been handed over to me (accounts being clients here). The other IT guy who is supposed to help out with the server admin just finds other work to occupy himself, and I am losing my mind. There is literally an insurmountable amount of work that needs to be done, and it just cannot be done in the time that is allocated in the working hours. I am working overtime, unpaid overtime by the way, until 9/10PM at night to try and get through everything (*cannot apply updates and work on the app server while the users are live) and I am just starting to lose grip. I am taking my stress home with me (not taking it out on anyone), but I am not sleeping, not eating properly and even starting to dream about possible ideas to fault resolution when I sleep. I find that I am constantly tired, and it feels like a world is about to cave in on me. There is literally too much work to be done in too little time, and although I am more than capable of doing it (and will get it done, or the director will physically assualt me and accuse me of being useless, again) I feel that the struggle is just a bit too much.
Can anyone give me some advice on how to "wind down" or to "let go" just for a few minutes a day at least, so that I don't feel like I am on the job 24/7.
Awesome tool imapsync, now moving a 47gb account without problem, what other tool do you use to migrate emails account without to much hassle?, +1 lml1
I just interviewed the guy who is interested in my Linux SysAdmin position. He's really cool and I think he'll get the job, but he is a Windows admin actually. (No problem, since he'll work with me for three month's as a mentoring program and it's supposed for him to learn the stuff)
My question to all other Linux Witchers and Witches out there, do you know a mighty spell to seal his windows daemon away, such that he's able to resist the sore temptation by my co-workers (windows enthusiasts)?3
Just learned about the Linux watch command today. `watch -n 1 ls -l` OMG, where have you been all my life?5
Watch your shell. Someone did it again.
Sysadmin grilled s3 with a typo in his command, shutting down whole subsystems of amazons infrastructure2
That moment when something goes wrong in the server for the first time at 3AM, your last manual backup was 5 hours ago and you stay up until 7AM to rollback and also setup incremental backups every 15 minutes... FML xD15
So yesterday I watched a short documentary about the FUCKING WORST RIPOFF IN THE WORLD: "the church of" Scientology.
Don't get me started on why you shouldn't join a cult on a philosophical level, it's enough to know that it's a ripoff to never want to join.
Anyway, they have their bullshit mandatory "counseling" called "auditing" which costs 500$ each time.
Now whenever I hear the word "auditing" I think of that.
I imagined a system audit as the sysadmin taking the PCs/servers to Scientology for counselling.
Sysadmin and an ex-employee couldn't fix an issue with an application for many months even with vendor's instructions.
Today the job is passed to me and I follow instructions exactly and resolve the issue.
The other two guys must have thought 'we don't need someone else's documentation, we can fix it ourselves'
This is not the first time something like this has happened. I guess some things just need a fresh perspective.
For those of you who are riding the crypto currency train I have a question. I'm looking to colocate a few antminer s9s and I'm unsure how to verify that the cooling will be adequate.
What is the best way to verify this?5
How did your quest into the dev world look like? That's mine:
First time: Age 12, was in a C++ evening class for like 2 weeks, I undetstood nothing.
Second time: Age 16-18
Fiddled with scripts for steam games and jailbroken my iPhone while fiddling with aystem configs. Nothing major.
Third time: Age 19, learned Python in a Cybersecurity course. Failed miserably because the tutors were shit, thought I hated programming.
Fourth time: Age 21, developed a lot of scripts in my sysadmin job, one of them needed a GUI so I leanred C# and WPF. Enjoyed it so much I eventually enrolled in a Java 10 month course.
I still work as a sysadmin though.4
That day when you need to restart your vsphere virtualizer after 2 and 1/2 years of uptime, just to find it won't boot in any possible way, and you rush to install it fresh on an USB drive 20 mins before your sla runs out... that day was today, fml!
I remember the day when I mistakenly hit :
# rm -rf /
instead of :
# rm -rf ./
The . changed my day that day. Thank god that the files and configs in the server had a backup in my PC. :P3
Hey, guys, little help here I am about to graduate and I want a job as Linux support engineer or junior sysadmin but apparently, the job experience required for these jobs is 1-2 years. Any suggestions how should I proceed with this because my other option will be to opt for software developer then.
Thanks in advance.3
Right now I enjoyed being SysAdmin and PenTester more than programmng...but I doubt I can get a job without certification from either of those field.6
Work office, using xencenter for viewing xenserver server, tailing some logs and manjaro (arch linux) for bash stuff, and a coffee for good habits hahaha5
Best part of being a dev
When your sysadmin father blocks all social websites and installs keyloggers but you set up linux instead6
What's this orange light blinking on my RAID array. Ah, the sign for praising all weekend on a rebuild...
Needed to setup the database for the web app on one of our Raspberry pis...
Gave the group's sysadmin the sql file and told him to tell me when he was done so I could change the connections in the app. - < two days ago
While he was supposed to take care of it I continued developing the app.
Today I went to ask him what was up with the db, said he wasn't able to import.
This guy, didn't read the error, didn't tell me about it, asked no-one for help and just went back to YouTube for two fucking days.
I'm so done with group projects1
With my math skills, i may have to resort to just learning HTML & CSS. Give up the higher order stuff. Say goodbye to advanced concepts in Machine Learning. More on the design side of things. Maybe start writing in Markdown... Eventually move on to ghostwriting for a tabloid. Wait, what the FUCK am i talking about, somebody wake me up! Just because i can't count doesn't mean i can't put Python to good use. I might have the skills of a half-baked SysAdmin but damn it i'm want to code. If only as a weekend side project with a flat cup of Joe. Shit.
Looking to sharpen and pursue a SysAdmin/DevOps career, looking at online job offers to get the big picture of required skills and I say FUCK. It would take me a lifetime.
Azure, AWS, Google cloud platform.
CD tools: Ansible, Chef or Puppet
Scripting ninja with Python/Node and Shell/Power shell.
Linux & Windows administration
Mongo, MySQL and their relatives.
Networking, troubleshooting failure in disturbed systems
Familiarity with different stacks. Fuck. (Apache, nginx, etc..)
Monitoring infrastructure ( nagios, datadog .. )
CI tools: jenkins, maven, etc..
DB versioning: liquibase, flyway etc.
FUCK FUCK FUCK.
Are they looking for Voltron? FUCK YOU FROM THE DEEPEST LEVEL OF MY DEEP FUCK.1
Monday... Message from sysadmin at around 5:00am...
"We finished with the servers upgrade. Everything went as planned. Your call recorder is not recording any calls and your database failed to backup though."
Jeez, thanks man. You sure know how to get me out of bed!2
Fuck you windows, haven't touched my PC in 2 months and I boot it first had to restore basic functions after that a Windows update came that broke everything in Windows, now I'm learning PowerShell to fix my broken windows and to install updates in the hope I get a working installation back.
This moment when your PFSense routers IDS lights up like a christmas tree when you try to play a game. Also this moment when you are a programmer and only rant about sysadmin stuff because your programming almost never is a problem.
So I wanted to do a quick test before going to dinner and now I'm stuck on waiting for this f*cking cloud provider to start my container.
"Provisioning 20 minutes" WHAT THE HELL!? After 20 (TWENTY) minutes my container still hasn't started!?
Is it a joke? Is some sysadmin spying on me and making me wait on purpose? What the f*1
So I'm getting pretty deep into SysAdmin stuff now and I've been wondering something, should I be using supervisor?
It crops up from time to time and it seems fantastic but I'm not sure if it's just a little overkill. Thoughts?3
Just came across a job posting on Linkedin, which basically expects the applicant to be a sysadmin, front end and back end developer at the same time.
Almost contacted the job poster just to send a WTF.3
Having a shit of a time trying to figure out why Docker containers are not accessing other containers via domain names as they should technically be going through the jwilder nginx proxy container.
Why can't environment setups ever be simple?
So just a normal rant here. .. it was one of those moments you find in yourself in sometimes. You get so caught up in thinking you know everything that you can't implement occams razor into your everyday work routine anymore. You've worked with so many complex workarounds that when you are faced with a simple problem with a simple answer you can't see the blinking neon light shouting at you anymore , and you can't here the bells sound anymore. ..
My rant is about Me vs the infamous mikrotik router. Something I had to set up. Something I had to login to setup. Something I've done so many times before but this time , my inflated ego and overbearing sense of grandeur just could not figure out.
Class how do we login into a router? Well find your gateway and type that sucker into a browser and you will be on your way ... well that's the answer right there. But since I thought that my router was connected to three dummy switches that it would affect anything or the paranoia I had that my isp somehow disabled any connections to the router at all or that I and to open a new port to connect to it or use winbox to connect to it using only the mac address or ssh into it ..would work ...I didn't try using the tried and tested way of doing it.
I wanted it to be an adventure. I wanted it to be a problem to solve so I shoved the ordinary answer out of the way and used other methods to try and connect to it...
All I had to do was used Nmap to scan the gateway for open ports and realise to view it in the Browser on port 8080 instead and finish my journey ...
I was looking for a dragon to slay , a maze to conquer, glory at the end of my mission ... when all I felt was a sheer sense of idiocy.
Today the connection is so slow. What if I call directly to the server sysadmin to send the request by phone dictating every single bit? I think i could waste less time.
That feeling when the cpanel is locked from a startup you don't work at anymore, the sysadmin ignores your emails, and you are STILL CC'd on customer inquiry emails from their domain. 🙄1
I have worked in a hosting or sysadmin role for at least 8 years out of my career and managed thousands of servers in very large environments. My team has been shopping around for a new hosting company and has yet to include me on the calls / advisement. The people shopping for a provider... Zero hosting experience. Zero sysadmin experience. Zero applicable experience. Not IT people, not technical. Well I guess it's job security for when things blow up in our faces that I'll need to fix it.1
Finally got that damn web app to send out mails (2am). Turned out mail server worked, rails was properly configured, delayed jobs were running and were getting proper rights and environment. The issue was wrong configuration in app itself (somebody skipped part of the wizard). But still, fixing somebody's else server with webapp I know just a little about in languages I know even less about (not a web developer) after few guys failed and just within five hours, makes me feel both dumb (should have noticed much sooner) and proud (figured it out in the end).
Had a good interview for sysadmin gig. I'm pretty weak with Linux. If I get the gig, my first task will be creating an openstack environment. Reading docs and watching videos like a madman, I feel like I'm a decade late to the party.2
Working in IT fucking sucks.
Why do people willingly do this to themselves is beyond my understanding.2
So as the only developer and maintainer of a CRM at work, the management finaly found a sysadmin to aid me on production side. This way i don't have to do maintenance during weekends. The new assigned sysadmin contacted me, telling me he needed the whole DEV repo & & DB so he could start improving the CRM. I blocked his request saying we need a meeting to set rules and concider if we need him as a developer. Note that management didn't inform me of his visit. After this, he sends a mail to management telling them i don't want to work with him???? I got a feeling that management wants to replace me, but i realy don't want to let go of this project. What are your thoughts on this situation? Should i stop guessing, and straight up confront them with my thoughts? Or see how things work out...
so late hours, and after a 2h MySQL server transference that should take no more than 15min...
looking in to PSR-0/4 PHP code standards
I'm gonna print them all and smack all coworkers with it in the morning!
To the SysAdmins and Linux-Engineers here,
How you got into your job?
I'm a Linux-Fanboy by heart and love tinkering and fiddling with systems, so I want to work in the field?
Please tell me, how you got into your job, and how it is to work in the field.7
Hey devs or sysadmin here in devRant I wanna know what hypervisor are you using in production or dev environment??
I will annex the hypervisor that I know and I work on, but are free to add more.
Vote with a "++" in the hypervisors that you use.10
So our webserver teacher have been throwing around the idea that before installing anything on a Ubuntu Sever, you should run apt-get update (yes you should)
But, he also instructed everyone to run apt-get upgrade as well (in case some dependencies need to be updated)
Now for fucks sake:::::
1) apt will automatically sort out dependencies when you install a new program
2) you never ever efffing fucking wanna run apt-get upgrade on a live server. I'm not a sysadmin, but this seems like a really fucking bad idea, right?8
I am very excited about new Debian 9 so i decide to move definitely on linux from windows. What programs do you recommend? ( i am preparing for a sysadmin career). Any recommandation is welcome. Thank you!3
Sometimes the smallest things bring joy:
I am currently equipping some old company laptops with SSDs, normally I use a boot CD to do the cloning, booting from CD takes ages. Yesterday I figured I might aswell etch the image of the backup software on one of the SSDs, turns out once booted I can just use that one as target for the process, so now I have a bunch of one time use SSDs, feels pretty cool for no particular reason.
An old sysadmin configured the idrac interface of a company VMware server to get the IP address trough DHCP. Of course, without a valid IP, the server doesn't start. For you, where was hosted the VM with the DHCP server?1
Our sysadmin is leaving in a few weeks and I'm sure he's going to leave us in the shit.
He's not the type who would format all the drives on the server on the last day, he's more subtle, like resetting our passwords or leave a backdoor into the system so he can keep an eye on us.
Unfortunately our line manager doesn't agree with me1
Rolled out notebooks and dockingstations for multiple locations. New model of the notebook is incompatible with the dockingstations, old one is not available anymore...2
Whoops, my head will be squashed tomorrow. Asked to put monitoring in other week by boss, sysadmin been complaining about high CPU, apparently 10 requests (different domains) to the one VM on our servers every 10 seconds is killing it. However this server is being used for MySQL and serving web requests by Apache and PHP. Then also running a few jobs like consuming queues etc.
Wtf do I do? Every time I tell him about more resources (we have decent 2 rack servers just running 20 vms and only 1 VM is for web sites) he says software should be made to work with what we have.1
Software has no pre-built packages. Clones repo and tries to compile from source. Spends 1.5 hrs hunting for the libraries - no list published. Configure of course had trouble finding one I had installed; had to debug the configure file to see how it was search for it, turns out it was applying a subdirectory to whatever path I gave it. FINALLY configures and I run "make all". Everything compiles!!! Try to follow documtation to setup the software, 1st cli command -> Segmentation Fault with no logs....
I have done some experiments on my server in the past. It's a great way to learn new things. However, I am bound to make some mistakes and over time the sever becomes messier and messier.
A week ago I installed UNRAID on my machine and I love it! I can now have my critical infrastructure live and working in docker containers and vms.
Then if I want to do an experiment I spin up a VM in a couple of minutes to do my thing and remove it when I am done. No traces left!
Fucking AWS Elastic Beanstalk took a week of work to get fucking mounts set up. They invented their own version of docker compose that is missing half the features so I had to work my way from hacking their scripts to include options they don't support, to restarting the whole fucking docker service on every fucking deployment and now the shit finally works. How can most StackOverflow answers just say restart docker, this shit is not ok! I fucking hate sysadmin work. I want to code :(
Not so much my developing career as my home time administration but hey, you gotta start somewhere: A missing fan speed control in my Nvidia settings and no final solution to add one for Manjaro. After referencing different methods for different systems i actually improved upon the suggested method and realised it didn't need all the steps as listed. So at the end of that particular day i got it working with a fan speed control when booting and a smile on my face, because i had hope of me having a future with being a Linux SysAdmin at least. And that was the only real problem i ever had with Manjaro while using it from last March to start of August, and i fixed it that same day.
So. My new machine at work has decided that running visual studio is too hard and our build script has decided that building vcxproj files is too hard. And our one sysadmin for our team of 100+ is the only one allowed to fix it.
Luckily I have an old box that *only* takes 45 minutes to run our build, a hangover, apparently I am going through early manopause because it is hot as fuck in this office, and today is the day that everyone wants to loudly ask every question ever.
I guess what I am saying is I blame everyone else for my bad decisions and project them into my you-me instead of focusing on my me-me. Also I really don't want to talk to the S.A. He is difficult.
Hello, i am new here and I saw a lot of great people with good advices, so here I am. I am new in sysadmin field and i need some advice from you. Now I watch CCNA videos and practice in packet tracer. What do you recomand? Videos/ programs/ OS . ( i am a computer science student).4
The day when you Plan an Alarm clock which will awake you when one of your server have trouble.
Hm I think that should look like this:
I run two servers, one that runs WordPress multisite and one that runs a vpn. As a self taught sysadmin I learn best through projects. I’m also interested in databases and backends for iOS (swift) apps. Do you have any suggestions for what I should make my servers do next? Thank you.2
Some days I just want to move to a bigger city, to get in touch with other kind of people, to get insights of my ideas, to hear about unsuccessful projects.
I know the Saint Internet is there to bring people together, but it's not the same thing.3
We have 2 sites. I, dev, set the https system for one in 10 minutes. The sys admin has been working on it for two hours already and he doesn't want help3
As my first post, i wanna ask a question :)
How is Gnu/Linux Sysadmin's possition in your country? :)
(If you want, you can say your country.)
Gitlab as a product is awesome, the real wtf is the processes (manual, automated or otherwise) and people supporting their cloud offering.3
I don't think there was a defining moment of clarity that I said "I want to be a dev". I became interested in computers when I started learning BASIC from a set of programming books that came with our family's encyclopedia set. I moved on to "hacking" some .ini files in a DOS game called Tank Wars to make the text in the game into vulgar insults. My friends and I would tear our parents computers apart and re-assemble them much to their chagrin. After a failed attempt at a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Arts I decided to go back to school for CS. My CS degree was Windows centric but I really wanted to be a Linux SysAdmin so I started to learn on my own and switched to using Ubuntu as my primary system. Ever since then I have been a Linux HPC SysAdmin and haven't looked back!
I need some help, does someone know what is a good way to get a legit linux sysadmin certification? I've been using linux for a couple years now and i'd like to have it on my (baren) resumee :D
I freakin love this community btw, its hilarious
Doing network security and infrastructure(im a dev but our sysadmin resigned so the next person they thought capable is me)...like seriously yesterday Im fixing c# bugs then the next day I find myself having a meeting with system/security admins...i feel so noob :)1
When you're getting to get into programming but you can't find a good project fit your skill level3
It's those days when you get to spend 10 hours moving your servers from one room to another, that make you think "why didn't I choose to become a podologist"...
Suggest me one of the best sysadmin course online which is really worthy.(paid as well as free)
I'm Linux user from for years but have always been inclined towards scripts.3
When the SysAdmin recommends to rewrite the whole Java (Spring) web app in Clojure. I mean, let's each of us do our assigned jobs.
Bribing sysadmin with an ice cold Coke hoping he will deploy my latest tag sort of in a hurry since I fudged up last one :/1
So basically a client's website still works on PHP 5.4. I manage the site's content which works on an old server that takes around 5-6 seconds each time I work on the backend (WordPress).
Asked the client's sysadmin to upgrade but he doesn't want in case some old and non updated plugin would break the site. (Which did about a year ago and I had to fix it).
Feels like working on a minefileld.
Any former sysadmins here?
I swear, I swear this is going to be the last (the best, also, but mostly the last) webdev gig I'm gonna do. SO. FED. UP.
When I end this, I have one month I want to spend in refining some other tech related skill. The main two points needed: a decent pay, a fair amount of free time (I have to study along that: math major, my singing/piano/maybe other stuff too during the year). What do you suggest? Linux sysadmin is a thing I can reasonably become in that windows of time or at least compatible with my needs? Because it catchs my eye. 😵
Which one of these job types is the easiest to get into(interview and HR-wise, not professionally)?
- Full Stack Developer
- Android Developer
- Backend Developer
- Devops Engineer
I'm a security/sysadmin who wants to move to dev and have some skills and experience in each of them. Do you think they will take that into account?5
so, a new day, a new ERP software to rant about:
this one features an email feature (heh) but with a catch.
only pop3, no imap, if you want ssl the software suggest that you use a 3rd party program, also every user has to be logged in by the admin cause they assume the sysadmin knows all passwords cause he has "password lists"
i called them to ask why their software is what it is, they answer "there was never a need to develop an IMAP functionality, SSL would be so much work and it never became a problem that the sysadmin didnt know all passwords"
in unrelated news, does anyone know a nice sub 100K ERP software with CRM, Material Management and Offer/Order Management that runs on a local server and offers german support for a company in the 50 to 500 worker bracket?
What is the best alternative to cronjobs, guaranteeing high availability and jobs not being duplicated?9
Dejar A.I. who's about to rule the world:
If you steal my job I'll have to go back working as waiter and I hate it more than I hate grub updates. Please, consider to preserve my job as sysadmin and, in exchange I will rat out all my contacts with suspicious non digital activities. If I loose my job I'll be forced to do something drastic, like tell everyone you've been created by Steve Jobs. Let's be nice to each other, uh?
Not my fav because I'm not proficient in anything and don't consider myself a programmer. But, I use many languages day to day as a sysadmin.
I come across Perl enough to know I don't like how their modules and dependencies work. I have the most difficulty when dealing with this. PHP, Python, Ruby, and GoLang never give me as much trouble as Perl.
Also, coming across more Python3 dependencies, dealing with older Python2 environments, as stated by many others as well, is becoming more and more painful.
Maybe all of this can be solved with some unifying virtualenv for all popular languages/environments, supported fully by the underlying OS.
Can you describe how is your life /work balance as a IT professional?
I will love to hear some insights about it3
I wanna know who use xenserver and why??
Currently am using xenserver 6.5 in a production environment and today i start to test xenserver 7.1
I'm lucky in my current main ally in all things development. I am a digital designer who has kind of fallen ass backward into being the company coder - because I had to redo our website in 6 weeks. He is a database/data admin who has ended up the company sysadmin and IT manager.
Together, we put things together however we can to get things working. We probably aren't the fastest or the flashiest, but we get things done in a way I've not experienced in previous jobs - it's refreshing to work with someone in a similar mindset of rather learning a tool and implementing something properly, than either hiring a random consultant or doing a half-assed job.
Where do you guys get your daily news about Tech, IT, Dev Related things?
I want something with push notifications and just serious sources without bullshit infos.11
So I been complaining about how nobody knows anything about our cloud solution on amazon and wanted some time allocated to investigate and get som more knowledge cause our former architect/sysadmin quit 1 year ago. 1 week ago we got an technical audit from one of our biggest customer asking stuff about RTO RPO and other infrastructure questions which we couldn't answer and some of the important stuff we didn't even have.
it's been chaos since then. I just want to tell them I told you so! and guess who's cleaning up this mess... FML
I am in final year in computer science and i have to do a license. I know for sure it will be something about networking( not programming)(I am junior sysadmin in a company, i told you that so you can make an idea about the field). I did not find any great idea until now. Can you help me with some ideas? Thank you.
I'm from Tunisia and I'm looking for opportunities in the USA. One point bothers me. What's the average salary of an entry level DevOps/SysAdmin engineer?!1
This Post is German and a question relating to the German School System.
Also: Ich bin momentan ein Abiturient und merke das ich das Abitur vermutlich nicht schaffen werde. (Aufgrund einiger Fächer), stehe aber Informatik eins und möchte gerne ein Systemintegrator (sysadmin) werden. Die Frage ist ob ich das Abi durchziehen sollte auch wenn es grade zu einem 4,0 Durschnitt (oder keinem) kommen könnte oder ob ich lieber jetzt zu einer Ausbildung und somit ein Fachabitur machen sollte...
Ich weiß wirklich nicht was ich nehmen soll deswegen dachte ich da hier einige Sysadmins sind ob ich hier vieleicht Rat bekomme.6
I am the only Backend developer in my team, so I have to do sysAdmin tasks, deployment and configurations myself....
I HATE it!
I've been lurking for a bit and had a question what dev/coding skills should I be looking at to be able to move up? I currently do support for large cluster machines but not full admin work. I want to move to a more sysadmin type position but my coding/scripting is not the strongest and wanted to hear your thoughts