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Provide as much information as necessary to answer the question. You may obfuscate anything that may be sensitive, but be careful of obfuscating too much. These may occasionally come into conflict... Server Fault does not require you to obfuscate anything. These guidelines are intended to keep you out of trouble and to help you get better answers to your ...


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Unfortunately Server Fault is unable to support web hosting control panels for a variety of reasons. But you may still be able to get help at: Your Service Provider If you are using a web hosting resource (e.g. shared hosting or VPS) provided by someone else and need help with the control panels to manage it, first contact your service provider. If the ...


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Question Checklist Here's a short list of items you should consider when asking a question on Server Fault. Please address as much of this material as reasonably possible: Have you read our about and are sure that Server Fault is the correct site to ask your question?1 Have you done some research before asking the question? 2 Have you explained what you'...


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Since this question's floated up to to the top of the front page, I'm going to give my contrarian answer, which is: obfuscate nearly no technical data in your question. Michael has a point inasmuch as some data are supposed to be secret, and you shouldn't post them. Passwords, SSL secret keys (don't laugh, it's happened, though I can no longer find the ...


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HOW SERVERFAULT DEALS WITH SHOPPING QUESTIONS Should I deploy Windows Server or RHEL? What’s the best hardware firewall on the market? Which monitoring solution should I deploy? What cabling should I go with? Which CLI tool is best for this? Which hosting provider is the cheapest for my VMs? These questions may seem tolerable at first glance. Isn't it our ...


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I'd like to add my opinion that while the Help section's bullet points on What topics can I ask about here? doesn't come right out and exclude academic research or student projects, the term Professional Capacity should NOT include these. Students coming to ServerFault discussing a project they are working on for school and needing assistance should be ...


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Have you at any point told us you've done something when you could instead have shown us? SF is replete with questions where the author asserted eg "I have configured syslog to write to /var/log/foo" when it turned out they'd actually configured it to write to /var/lgo/foo, and since that didn't exist, it wasn't being created and no logs were appearing. Or ...


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