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A Multitude of Putty Sessions

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Many hands may light work, doesn't really work with in IT. I usually look for consistency and reproducible results. So let change this for one hand and many windows make light work!

Come across a nice tool PuttyCS for Windows people which did just the job.


In the Solaris world I would use Sun's Cluster Console on CDE, but other seem to favour Cluster SSH or PSSH.

I would be amiss to say, a better answer to issues above is to automate and use confguration management tools such as Chef and Puppet.

Solaris 11 Locale en_GB.UTF-8 / en_GB.ISO8859-1 / en_GB.ISO8859-15

When you install Solaris 11/11 from standard text installer cdrom, the en_GB-UTF-8 locales are not installed, even if you select British locales on install.

EDIT 4th FEB 2018 - Still valid for Solaris 11.4 Beta. 

To make sure packages are have the correct localisation, IPS uses facet as a localisation personality.
$ pkg facet
FACETS VALUE
facet.locale.pt_BR True
facet.locale.es_ES True
facet.locale.en_US True
facet.locale.zh_TW True
facet.locale.zh_CN True
facet.locale.de_DE True
facet.locale.fr_FR True
facet.locale.it_IT True
facet.locale.ko_* True
facet.locale.ja_* True
facet.locale.es True
facet.locale.de True
facet.locale.zh True
facet.locale.ko True
facet.locale.it True
facet.locale.pt True
facet.locale.fr True
facet.locale.en True
facet.locale.ja True
facet.locale.* False


As you can see no en_GB is described and "facet.locale.* False" is a deny everything else rule. So let change this. I'm assuming you have a Solaris 11 repository already configured. Install en_GB packages/files and create…

My Raspberry Pi

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How can you be a geek without a Raspberry Pi ? You can't!

Raided my daughter Lego box and now my Raspberry Pi has got a case.

Debian installed and updated. Planning to put my mail project on it.

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Next project I'm planning to integrate Nagios with physical alarms/lights.