Re: Cargo Cult sysadmining
On 08/06/2012 04:35 AM, Tim wrote:
On Sat, 2012-08-04 at 21:30 -0500, Javier Perez wrote:>Is there any list of Cargo cult sysadmin practices for Fedora?Just look at the feature list on the documentation, or websites, and the idiot admins will target them first. And, if you have a desktop that still has normal menus, look through the system admin items for more ideas.
[sniping a long list of suggested practices]It looks like I may have created a new use of Cargo Cult, based on Cargo Cult Programming. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult_programming, http://foldoc.org/cargo+cult) My thought was that disabling SELinux as a first step in troubleshooting any and every problem, even when there's no evidence that it's involved was equivalent to natives in New Guinea creating mockups of landing strips after WWII thinking that planes filled with cargo would land there. Most of your suggestions, although bad ideas in and of themselves, don't have this (to me) important quality: IMO, to be considered cargo cult sysadminning, the practice must either have nothing to do with the problem it's intended to fix (Disabling your firewall because sshd doesn't start.) or is no longer relevant, such as most instances of reflexive disabling of SELinux. YMMV, and probably does, but I did think that I should put my original meaning for the term on the record.
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