Minor difficulties with PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8, now solved

Something was wrong with the combination of PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8 earlier this month. Any attempt to run the command php -v resulted in PHP hanging after outputting the “Zend line”. Either kill(1) the process or type C-c to put it out of its misery, but neither action is any helpful. Continue reading Minor difficulties with PHP 5.3.5, php-mysql 5.3.5, and MySQL 5.5.8 on FreeBSD 8, now solved

Error message when attempting to run PTC’s Mathcad 14 on 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Have you just installed PTC’s Mathcad 14 on 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Professional only to receive the strange and not so informative error message “Unable to create 12.0 engine factory” when trying to run the software? Continue reading Error message when attempting to run PTC’s Mathcad 14 on 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

rkhunter 1.3.8 and sockstat on FreeBSD 8.2-PRERELEASE

I upgraded one of my systems to FreeBSD 8.2-PRERELEASE the other day. Next, I upgraded rkhunter to 1.3.8 on the same system. The output of the sockstat command sometimes contains more information than rkhunter is prepared to handle, resulting in different outputs from netstat and sockstat. rkhunter treats this as an infection. Maybe it is. But I have my doubts. Continue reading rkhunter 1.3.8 and sockstat on FreeBSD 8.2-PRERELEASE

Logging messages from Cisco IOS 12.2(55)SE to an IPv6 enabled syslog host

While reloading a Cisco Catalyst 3560 running IOS 12.2(55)SE the other day, I noticed the switch stopped sending messages to the configured IPv6 enabled syslog host. Nothing appeared in the log files on the syslog host until I manually disabled and reenabled the log statement. Continue reading Logging messages from Cisco IOS 12.2(55)SE to an IPv6 enabled syslog host

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