According to this thread I started, the ‘unusably short session_id provided‘ issue I discussed earlier is related to a bug in openssl-0.9.8f. I’ve added 0.9.8g to package.keywords and I’m currently doing some testing. For those that don’t know how to do this, simply add this to your /etc/portage/package.keywords: =dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8g ~x86 and re-emerge openssl. You might… Continue reading Unusably short session_id provided – bug in openssl-0.9.8f
So the Pam upgrade wasn’t too bad. I updated one box, restarted services, and rebooted to ensure that everything is working correctly. All you really need to do is update some of the files in pam.d. cd /etc/pam.d grep pam_stack.so * When I did this, I also saw rexec, rlogin and rsh. I basically looked… Continue reading Pam upgrade procedure (1 box down.. more to go)
Hmmm, greated this morning with a pam upgrade. The einfo message looked somewhat hairy: >> Merging sys-libs/pam-0.99.8.1-r1 to / * * Your current setup is using the pam_stack module. * This module is deprecated and no more supported, and since version * 0.99 is no more installed, nor provided by any other package. * The… Continue reading Linux-PAM 0.99 upgrade
So with the latest update for openssl (dev-libs/openssl-0.9.8f), I’ve been seeing the following in my error_log with SSL sites: [Tue Oct 23 10:45:46 2007] [error] unusably short session_id provided (0 bytes) [Tue Oct 23 10:45:52 2007] [error] unusably short session_id provided (0 bytes) [Tue Oct 23 11:04:13 2007] [error] unusably short session_id provided (0 bytes)… Continue reading Unusable short session_id provided – Apache and openssl
So as most of you already know, PHP4 is now masked in portage. It’ will reach end of life upstream at the end of the year. You can read more about the “PHP 4 end of life announcement“. Most of you know me as a server administrator, but I’m also heavily involved with developing PHP… Continue reading PHP4 is now masked – PHP migration how to
When I moved from 1.8.7 to 2.1.1 I ran into a weird issue where sub requests were not being processed and blocks were not being performed if you were using mod_limitipconn. You can read about it here. During those days, I was running into intermittent segmentation faults with one vhost. I discovered that if I… Continue reading mod_security-2.1.2 and sub requests and segmentation faults
So tonight, had to add a local user account on one of my development servers… and here is what happened: comp ~ # passwd newuser passwd: Critical error – immediate abort hmm. I’ve never seen this before. Of course immediate reflex action is to zip to the Gentoo forums. Found out there apparently is a… Continue reading passwd is messed up?!?!
When I put this together, I thought it was going to be all about Gentoo Linux, but ran into another Windows issue today.. thought I’d share. Out of the blue today, when opening Windows Explorer, it would hang. Checking the Event Viewer I would get the following: Event Type: Error Event Source: Application Hang Event… Continue reading Another Windows Issue – howto disconnect mapped drives via command
o I finally got out of the dark age and bought some flatscreen LCD monitors and got rid of my old CRTs. I figured it was time since I grew a third nipple and I glow in the dark now. I found a great deal at Buy.com for ViewSonic VA2026w 20″ Widescreen monitors with $30… Continue reading New Monitors!