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Oct
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revised Nginx unable to connect
Slight typograpical and spelling changes.
Oct
28
comment Nginx unable to connect
Just checking the obvious: have you installed and started nginx as described in step 3 in the linked article?
Oct
25
comment How do I decipher diff output
Try od -t x1z on the files to see them as a hex dump. You'll notice the hidden characters, either by their hex codes or Ascii names.
Oct
24
comment Sharing Ubuntu with Virtual Box
Could you please explain what do you mean by sharing? The given answers will differ if you'd like to share your disk, a service or access to the whole VM, or give a copy of it.
Oct
22
answered How to move a window if titlebar is overlapped by Ubuntu menu
Oct
21
comment Apache shows blank white page after 2 to 10 hours
This is somewhat good news, so you'll need to check your broadband router if it keeps an always-on connection or uses an on-demand one. The latter ceases to work after inactivity, therefore the wget job keeps it alive.
Oct
21
revised Which Norton Commander style filemanager do you recommend?
Minor typographical and editing improvements, added installation instructions
Oct
21
revised Reading a file line by line
Updated in case of empty lines in the example input
Oct
21
answered Reading a file line by line
Oct
18
comment How do I force fullscreen flash playing on a multi-monitor setup using libpepflashplayer.so?
It is a great article containing a solution to the problem, but please include the excerpt of the solution into the answer. Just in case the article went down, your answer will still contain the proper instructions. This would make it really valuable.
Oct
18
revised How to upgrade from 13.10 beta to stable release?
Fixed code formatting and added dist-upgrade to pick up new kernels
Oct
17
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Oct
16
comment Ubuntu Server 12.04 Name Resolution
I was going to ask the same thing as in your last pargraph. It is possible that the router uses a different network e.g. 10.0.0.0 and thus the new settings do not work. Actually ping localhost should, but that's a different story.
Oct
15
comment Apache shows blank white page after 2 to 10 hours
I can offer a few more tips how to test, but do not know the specific reason. 1) I'd check if the public IP did not change during the timeouts, if that's possible. 2) I'd try to install the required minimal software without the „hardening” settings and see if that works. 3) I'd try to set up that pinger script that downloads a page from the internet every few hours, and log the output. That could shed light on connectivity issues, timeout issues or similar.
Oct
14
comment Apache shows blank white page after 2 to 10 hours
This actually might mean that your ISP closes the inbound connection for HTTP. If I recall correctly Webmin uses a different port, so does SSH. It might worth a try to bring this up with your ISP, if they actually close the inbound port after being ~ 48 hours idle. Have you tried to set up a „pinger” script (e.g. download a page with wget every few hours) just to keep the connection alive?
Oct
14
comment Apache shows blank white page after 2 to 10 hours
I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question. I'd suspect your uplink service provider, but that is only a guess. It is not clear to me though, what do you mean by „on the same subnet”. Is that a LAN connection, or a WAN connection through a different gateway?
Oct
7
comment Apache shows blank white page after 2 to 10 hours
Have you checked cabling and / or the network adapter on the public IP? It sounds like a defective HW or power saving mode gets turned on due to lack of traffic. Try to replug the cable when this happens or send a magic packet. Try with a different switch. Does the switch turn off the port? Make sure it is not the network adapter or the connection that is causing your problems.
Oct
4
comment How to visit a site hosted by my virtual machine?
Thanks! Though I think it is still worth to investigate the port forwarding technique with NAT, (or at least the graphical configurator), because you can host a safe service on your machine. It looks like your host OS had the service but in fact it is the guest. You can create a snapshot of the VM, and if the service gets corrupted, just restore it.