So I’ve been getting a ton of Stock SPAM which is driving me nuts. The SPAM has been scoring real low, so it get’s through my default cutoff level of 3. I’m currently using a nice virtualmail setup consisting of postfix, courier-imapd, spamassassin, clamd and amavisd-new tying it all together. The setup has been running… Continue reading Spamassassin and stopping stock/investment SPAM
This article discusses how to use Snort and SnortSam to create a intrusion prevention system. Normally Snort is referenced as a IDS Intrusion Detection System, but you can use snort to actually stop attacks on the server. Snort is a very popular application which uses rules to monitor network traffic. If alerts are triggered they… Continue reading Creating a Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) using Snort and SnortSam
This how-to describes a process of creating a tmpfs and swap file system on your existing server, after the partition table has been written. I’ll start off with a little history first. I was presented with a production server where there was only a / root partition and 500MB of swap allocated. We need to… Continue reading Creating tmpfs and swap space after partitions have already been written.
Yesterday, I started the upgrade from mysql-4.1.21 to mysql-5.0.26. I was a little gun-shy and hesitant since the last upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1 caused all sorts of problems with charset, etc. This upgrade was pleasantly easy and pain free. There is a Gentoo MySQL upgrade guide that will be handy for upgrades that involve… Continue reading MySQL Upgrade from 4.1 to 5.0 Done.. and a success!
I wanted to announce DevSnips.com. This is a great new Code Snippet database and programming blog which hopes to have some great web development articles. Currently there is a forum, but no action as of yet, and you can post snippets to the database. Currently, there are over 600 snippets in the database. I’d like… Continue reading DevSnips.com Code Snippet and Programming Blog
Man, getting my “emerge -uvDp world” email this morning did not make my day. I see that MySQL is getting pushed to mysql-5.0.26-r1. I’m currently running with the 4 branch (mysql-4.1.21). Now the upgrade has some good associated to it. Stored procedures are supported in MySQL 5 which is great. I did a lot of… Continue reading Oh No.. MySQL upgrade (4.1 to 5.0)