I had a recurring problem with Windows XP. The VPN to the office kept dialing out… often when I was browsing to a web page. This became annoying. It came. It went. Last night, it was back. And increasing my frustration level. To solve the problem, I went into Control Panel | Network and Inernet […]
If you use Bacula, now is the time to donate. The project is raising funds to drive an encryption subproject. All funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The original call for funds is here and here. The status as of today is here (they are just under the 40% mark).
FreshPorts is an automated reporting mechanism for the FreeBSD ports and package. You may be familiar with freshmeat, upon which FreshPorts is loosely based. The major difference is that FreshPorts is 100% automated; everything operates off scripts. Features The key features of FreshPorts includes a powerful search tool and the ability to create custom watch
I’m getting through the firewall upgrade process. The first error was forgetting to set up the NAT rules. That was a silly error. Right now, I just have to get stunnel installed and configured. I used that for publishing my websites. From the web server, I run cvsup and get the latest files from my
I have a firewall that’s running FreeBSD 4.11. I’m planning to upgrade to 5.4 tonight. The backups are running (via Bacula [of course!]) now. I installed 5.4 on a separate HDD a few weeks ago, but have not copied over the configuration files etc. I’ll have to do that tonight. I’ll be documenting what is
I’ve been using a customized version of Phorum for some time. It has served me well over the years, including an article feedback module I created. Tonight, it bit me. The host field is limited to 50 characters. Never mind that FQDN can be much longer than that. That’s the only poor design decision I’ve
I recently became interested in customizing some of the news feeds for FreshPorts. Specifically, I wanted to allow users to have a news feed for their watch list (that’s the list of software they want to track). The existing news feed is already the most popular item on the website. It accounts for over 13%