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    sql_mode for Mariadb on Debian 9 (Stretch)

    The information on how sql_mode is supposed to be set does not seem to conform to what my system does. OBJECTIVE: Permanently set sql_mode sql_mode = 'NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION' APPROACH: Put the following statement into one of the config files for Mariadb, that is read...
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    Boot Taking Long Time, Stuck for All I Know

    Booting Debian 10 vm as guest under VMware Fusion on MacOS. I have searched and not found much relevant information. I am hoping you can help me figure out what is going on and whether there is anything I can or need to do besides wait. Console looks like this for the last 30 minutes...
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    Debian Virtual Machine Lost SSH

    CANNOT Connect With SSH Debian server running as virtual machine under VMWare Fusion with MacOS as the host. It has been working great for years, through upgrades. I have no idea why anything changed, it was working fine last time I started it up 12 hours ago. I did not notice any problems...
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    What does SMP Stand for with Regard to Squid?

    Ten google searches, fail to find. o_O:eek::oops::rolleyes::( I found a definition, sort of: What does SMP stand for? Squid Multi Process?
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    Squid/Anonymous Proxy Feasibility Check

    Before smacking my head on the complications/specifics of setting up a proxy with Squid, I would like to request a sanity check on my plan. I am not asking any detailed questions at this point, I am just trying to validate the feasibility of my plan. My objective is to run the internet...
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    Language A vs. Language B

    Over the last several years, I have noticed some programming languages are safer than others when it comes to expressing opinions. I think everyone knows Python is superior to php for example. I am looking for help seeing the plain truth of this, as opposed to taking someone's word for it. I...
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    Is My Computer Broken?

    I cannot understand this behavior that comes up at the end of a sequence that makes sense until this happens. The server seems to assign a value from no where. I know this looks like a lot of stuff, but it is pretty simple. I am forming commands, putting them into a file to run, but then a...
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    Certain Post Keeps Getting Flagged for Moderator Attention

    Hi, I understand that being new triggers extra attention on my posts. One of my posts keeps getting flagged when I edit it, saying it has to be approved by a moderator. I don't know which of my many offenses is triggering the moderaton. If you could let me know, I would be very pleased to...
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    Something Like .profile or .bashrc Inside chroot

    I have been running Linux, mostly Debian, as part of my job for a few years, but I am not formally trained in the system. I have setup chrooted directories a few different ways. They seem to be functioning the way they are supposed to. Unfortunately, there is a basic requirement I am stumped...