So, I noticed that dirvish was blowing up on a Windows Server 2003 backup. Looking at the logs, I noticed it was in reference to a file that was named with a large file name. I have no idea how Windows allows this, yet complains about it. Hopping on to that box, I was having… Continue reading Renaming long file names in Windows
On one of my older boxes.. actually a old P2 used as a firewall, I was upgrading libpng to libpng-1.2.43-r2. I received an interesting error:
I’m a big fan of the Dell switches and various other SOHO (Small Office Home Office) type of switches. I have a few clients that need something a little beefier than a linksys 4 port, but something a less than cisco stuff. SOHOSwitches.com has a good selection of switches (Fast Ethernet, Ethernet and Gigabit) switches.
So I was thinking I needed another box for backups here at the office, so I checked out Dell. Often they have good deals on servers without operating systems. Sure enough, they have an awesome deal on Dell servers! I was able to pick up a Dell PowerEdge T105 for $269.. yeah, you read that… Continue reading Dell PowerEdge T105 Server on Sale
After the udev/lvm2 upgrade, my VM box was completely hosed. This was due to the fact that I had a older kernel and udevd was having problems with signalfd. If you found this post because of that, simply upgrade to a new kernel, and you should be good again. I’m writing this post as more… Continue reading Using LiveCD to chroot and repair software RAID and LVM
I just wanted to post this, in case anyone else was interested. Right now at Crucial.com, they have a exclusive promotion where they’re offering 5% off on memory. This seems like a really good to me and good opportunity to boost up some memory in those tired servers! To learn more about the promotion, click… Continue reading Crucial is offering a 5% discount promotion on memory
Today, I upgraded fail2ban from 0.8.0-r1 to 0.8.3 and started seeing “Unexpected communication error” in the logs like what I have listed below.
I recently upgraded kernel on one of my servers from hardened-sources-2.6.28-r7 to hardened-sources-2.6.28-r9 and immediately had problems after reboot. Rebooting that server, I was greeted with the following message: Booting 'Gentoo (bzImage-2.6.28-hardened-r9)' root (hd0,0) Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 kernel (hd0,0)/boot/bzImage-2.6.28-hardened-r9 root=/dev/sda4 [Linux-bzImaeg, setup=0x2a00, size=0x165990] Decompressing Linux… Parsing ELF… done. Booting the kernel.… Continue reading Issues with hardened-sources-2.6.28-r9
So I’ve seen the commercials on TV about GoToMeeting for a while, but I never had a opportunity to try it out. Yesterday, I had a conference call with a web client about a application we’re developing and going over some server requirements to pull it off. Early in the call, the client recommend that… Continue reading My first time with GoToMeeting
A few weeks ago, I saw that snort needs to update to 126.96.36.199 (up from 188.8.131.52-r1), but with this update, it no longer has support for snortsam. This sucks! I posted a thread about this on the Gentoo forums, but no response yet. Because of this I’m not updating my production boxes, that use snortsam… Continue reading Recent package updates are making me nervous (Snort and Mod_Security)