December 2012

Killing spammers

I found this special idea about banning spammers: echo “select comment_author_IP from wp_comments where comment_approved = ‘spam'” | \ mysql –skip-column-names -u root wordpress_danlangilleorg | \ xargs -n 1 -J % sudo pfctl -t idiots -T add % Anyone care to explain how this works?

spamlogd not running; spamd-setup won’t run

Greylisting is an interesting approach to spam. I first started using it in the form of OpenBSD’s pf and spamd tools back in 2007. That said, I now let Google handle my incoming email. Today I was trying to get spamd-setup to run: spamd-setup: Can’t connect to spamd on port 8026: Connection refused I couldn’t …

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Bacula? Why you no mount?

From this morning: $ bconsole Connecting to Director bacula.example.org:9101 1000 OK: bacula-dir Version: 5.2.6 (21 February 2012) Enter a period to cancel a command. *mount storage=DigitalTapeLibrary slot=1 3001 OK mount requested. Specified slot ignored. Device=”DTL01″ (/dev/nsa0) And nothing mounts… But…. *mount storage=DigitalTapeLibrary slot=1 3001 OK mount requested. Specified slot ignored. Device=”DTL01″ (/dev/nsa0) Eh? OK, backups …

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Multi-site WordPress installation

I use WordPress for three websites: http://dan.langille.org/ (this website) http://news.freshports.org/ http://wp.freebsddiary.org This also mean I have WordPress installed three times. Recently, I looked at moving to multi-site WordPress. I failed. Or rather, I abandoned the process. My goals: have one instance of WordPress for all three website have each blog available via both https Option …

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