January 2019

Using Postfix to block mail based on From/sender and To/recipient

Back in late November (now 56 days ago), I started getting huge levels of very directed spam. When I tweeted about it, I was getting perhaps 100-250 a day. I thought it would soon stop and they would target someone else. They would get into my spam folder yes, but it still takes time to …

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Double timestamps in logs

I noticed some double timestamps in my logs recently. They started just after I upgraded the host to FreeBSD 12, but I am not convinced they are related. This is from /var/log/messsages: Jan 22 21:41:40 knew 1 2019-01-22T21:41:40.760533+00:00 knew.int.unixathome.org pkg 89351 – – py36-iocage-devel upgraded: 1.0.0.20181219,1 -> 1.0.0.20190122,1 They started late yesterday, this is from …

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Upgrading to FreeBSD 12.0 from FreeBSD 11.2 using beadm and freebsd-update

Today I will upgrade knew from FreeBSD 11.2 to FreeBSD 12.0. It so happens that this is my last server at home which is still running 11.2, but I do have another server still on 11.2, but that one is at NYI. This post isn’t so much about beadm or about freebsd-update. I have written …

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Registering FireTV – unable to receive verification code on phone

I was setting up my FireTV (seems to be a TV with built-in FireStick functions). I was stuck, waiting for a verification code which never arrived on my phone. I was expecting an incoming text. I was wrong to expect that. I had gotten to the stage of logging in with my Amazon credentials and …

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Configuring LibreNMS Nginx statistics

This post might help me in configuring net-snmp to deliver Nginx statistics to LibreNMS. As such, this post may not be as helpful to you as the official documentation. Key is this URL: http://127.0.0.1/nginx-status The nginx.conf file needs something like this: NOTE: the fastcgi_pass line might also be fastcgi_pass 10.80.0.92:9000 depending on what you find …

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