The World IPv6 Day is upon us. A handful of everyday web services such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai, and Limelight Networks, have turned on the use of IPv6 addresses for their servers and/or load balancers, but only for the next 24 hours or so. Why don’t you have a look the dashboard set up […]Read More → World IPv6 Day 2011
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.Read More → Epson DiscProducer PP-100N and Total Disc Net Administrator 1.21
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 […]Read More → How to forcefully upgrade all your FreeBSD ports using portupgrade
Sometimes new features are more annoying than useful. It gets even worse when you find no obvious way of disabling said features. In my case, Opera’s Speed Dial (Hurtigvalg in Norwegian) is such an example. Here’s how you turn off Speed Dial in Opera.Read More → How to turn off Speed Dial in Opera
Here’s what I use in /etc/ntp.conf. The restrict lines below originated from Ubuntu. The iburst and maxpoll 9 settings are necessary in FreeBSD to avoid ntpd switching between PLL and FLL modes every now and then.Read More → Restricting NTP access
Some of my presentations are written in LaTeX, and more specifically using the beamer document class. One of the recent versions of the hyperref package (version 2011/04/07 v6.82e) crashes with the beamer document class (development version 3.10), or is it the other way around? Temporary and permanent solutions follows.Read More → beamer and hyperref on a collision course?
My favourite editor is no doubt GNU Emacs. I spend most of my time at work using Microsoft Windows, so why shouldn’t I use this excellent editor on that OS?Read More → My .emacs file for use with GNU Emacs 23.3 on Microsoft Windows
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 […]Read More → rkhunter complaining about /etc/passwd?
It’s meaningless to check the syntax of Apache’s configuration files more than once during the same invocation of the startup script for Apache 2.2.x on FreeBSD, when the specified action is, say restart or graceful. Here’s a small patch.Read More → No need the check the syntax of Apache’s configuration files more than once