[BSDCert] Unix sysadmin requirements
pklein at chem.uw.edu.pl
Tue Aug 9 06:16:03 EDT 2005
On Aug 9, 2005, at 8:31 AM, Mirko Steiner wrote:
> I would also prefer a few questions about essential "methods" not
> specaly based on C but for example:
> Whats the difference between ,,poll'' and ,,select''?
> I mean, michael schumacher (i don't like him that much but... for
> an example he'll good enought :)) knows about a motor how it works
> etc. Maybe he don't know how to install a camshaft but he know for
> what it is and how it works :)
yeah ;) agreed :)
> I'm also not THAT C god but most "good" or "better" admins I know
> also have knowledge about C... There are also python, bash, php
> programmer or people who doesn't have any knowledge about a
> language under it but its more an "administrative bruteforce" to
> see how this people admin a system.
> I don't want to insult someone, I'm sure there are some good admins
> that doesn't have any knowledge about a system near programming
> language... but it's more the "how it works" instead of "how i can
> use it" knowledge...
> Most people who have learned C (i dont mean this people who code an
> calculator in C++/Console and don't wonder why this thing have
> 15mb!), have also learned to solve problems systematicaly and
> Just an example from my history... there are some webservers,
> having each a load from 20.0 arround (dual CPU) with 150 - 200 http
> connections each... so what was the solution? setting up two new
> webservers and putting them into the loadbalancer.
> There was no deeper look why this webservers running bad or
> something like that...
Ok, but what when you don't have enough money to buy new
webserver ??? You have to know what to do, but not nesseserly know
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