All posts by Trond Endrestøl

I stopped counting my age years ago. Personal interests besides computers and computer networks include, but not limited to, astronomy, comics, music, and science (fiction).

Epson DiscProducer PP-100N and Total Disc Net Administrator 1.21

Last year at work we acquired an Epson DiscProducer PP-100N as an aid for creating in-house CDs and DVDs. No more manual labour other than creating the ISO images and designing the layouts to be printed on the disc’s surfaces, and yes, placing the finished discs in their paper envelopes or jewel cases. Continue reading Epson DiscProducer PP-100N and Total Disc Net Administrator 1.21

How to forcefully upgrade all your FreeBSD ports using portupgrade

When moving from one major FreeBSD branch to another, you are almost compelled to upgrade all of your installed FreeBSD ports. If you move from the RELENG_7 branch to RELENG_8, as an example, the old pty interface is deprecated, and ports such as screen (sysutils/screen) must be recompiled and reinstalled to take advantage of the new pts interface. Continue reading How to forcefully upgrade all your FreeBSD ports using portupgrade

Oppgraderingstabell for FreeBSD

Jeg tenkte at jeg skulle dele med dere et lite avkrysningsskjema som jeg lagde i formiddag. Det er en god del ting som skal gjøres for hver FreeBSD-maskin i forbindelse med oppgradering. I stedet for å fortsette å bruke Post-It-lapper, så brukte jeg pdfLaTeX og lagde koden for skjemaet som dere ser under. Dersom du vil se hva resultatet blir, så kan du ta en titt på denne PDF-fila. Bon appétit. Continue reading Oppgraderingstabell for FreeBSD

rkhunter complaining about /etc/passwd?

Tell rkhunter to ignore /etc/passwd by inserting EXISTWHITELIST="/etc/passwd" in your rkhunter configuration file. If you prefer not to make this change to your configuration file, make sure you run rkhunter --propupd with the same PATH as given in /etc/crontab. A command like

env -i PATH=/etc:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin rkhunter --propupd

should suffice. Thanks to Mr. Torfinn Ingolfsen for his effort to track down this problem.