Note to self: Xen config

Once again, my blog becomes my own personal scratch pad for things I want to remember. In this case, what to do with Xen domUs that install udev:

– login to the VM using “xm console ID”
– edit /etc/udev/persistent-net-generator.rules
– insert the following at the top, just below the first comment block:

# No persistent interface names for Xen VMs.
KERNEL==”eth*”, GOTO=”persistent_net_generator_end”

– remove the existing persistence “database”:

rm /etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules

You’re not expected to understand or care.

Is it really too much to ask?

Is it really too much to ask that when somebody uses the contact email address on a web site to expect that they’ve actually read at least the first page of that web site? I just got an email to the address that is published on the Rochester Flying Club web site that asked a bunch of questions that prove categorically that the sender had not read the first page of the site, specifically the part that says “It is not a flying school, although we welcome student pilots”.

His second question was “Is Rochester Flying Club just a Pilot School, or it is a college too?”. Which part of “It is not a flying school” are you having trouble understanding there, sport? His other questions are just as oriented towards a full time flying school.

One thing that’s unusual, though. Normally I get these sorts of clueless emails from people in India or Pakistan – and indeed I found our club web site linked from an Indian site that claimed to be a list of flying schools in the US, but this time the guy claims to live in Rochester, although from his wording I’m not so sure. “I live in Rochester, NY which is 14 miles away from 1313 Scottsville Rd, Rochester, NY.” Doesn’t that sound like somebody who plugged two addresses into Google in order to provide some fake verisimilitude? Although I have trouble thinking of a part of Rochester that’s 14 miles away from the airport.