Please can you recommend a domain registrar that won't treat me like poo and that won't force me to use their name servers so I can host my own DNS? Reasonable pricing and someone that doesn't throw up needless obstacles to leaving would be a plus.
Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
Anyone been having difficulties using pear, curl, etc. to other domains
lately? I've started getting the following when trying to use PEAR:
# pear list-all
Connection to `pear.php.net:80' failed: Connection timed out
if I try to send a cURL request to the majority of domains I get the same
issue (though curl www.google.co.uk is fine)
When I first setup my VPS I installed apache because at the time I
didn't know about alternatives but am now thing about switching to
nginx. Not that I have had any problems with apache but nginx
apparently isn't as memory hungry.
I have very basic needs. I have only a few websites to serve and
apart from one that uses gallery2 the content is all static html.
I don't remember if I had to enable any thing in apache2 to be able to
use gallery2 but it looks like I'd need to do something with rewrite
rules to use it with nginx
Has anyone switched from apache2 to nginx and are there any 'gotchas' to
be aware of.
Debian & the GeneWeb genealogical data server
Thanks to Andryan, Andy, Hugo and Stuart for their replies.
is correct, hinet.net is located in Taipei. I ought to have checked this information (with eg http://www.81solutions.com/server-location.html) before I let off steam. :(
Andy, I'm a DIY operation, not a sysadmin. FWIW, I don't run my email through Spam Assassin. I haven't needed to do so yet. One rule might be to delete any 'Received from' headers which contain 'dynamic' in the domain name. I am unsure whether SpamAssassin knows how to do this.
Hugo points out that the Nigerian sharks are of a different breed than the Eastern ones. The Eastern sharks are unafraid to abuse the major banks and Fortune 500 names. That was unseen prior to 2010.
Stuart's rule to blackhole entire Class A nets based on geography is just the ticket. There's probably a market out there for an enterprising young gun.
Thanks for everyone's help!
--- On Wed, 2/20/13, Andryan Gouw <andryan(a)gmail.com>
From: Andryan Gouw <andryan(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [bitfolk] Fw: You have received a secure message from Bank Of America (fwd)
Received: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 4:24 PM
Isn't hinet.net a Taiwanese
From: Max B <txtmax(a)yahoo.ca>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:06:30
Subject: [bitfolk] Fw: You have received a secure message from Bank Of
users mailing list
users mailing list
recently I've been receiving some spam which is designed to target the intelligence of a 10-year old (as compared with the 'Nigerian' spammers-of-yore approach to a pre-schooler level).
The spam looks to have been proofed by a GSCE-level reader.
This fraudulent forgery concerns me.
The trojan horse payload (not attached) is invariably wrapped up in a zip archive. I've archived recent trojan payloads in case anyone is interested.
Domain hinet.net points to a Chinese host. Domains also included in the route are presumably Russian.
Does anyone have a means to hinder or otherwise block this spam with a procmail script? Something like a geographic filter for any email associated with China? I don't deal with China. Why would I wish to receive email that originates in China? So I favour, at first glance, penning the Chinese behind a bespoke Great Wall.
I'm beyond fed up with these turds.
Does HMG collect spam in order to address this sort of denial at a diplomatic level?
The plausible deniability afforded the Chinese by this type of dynamic-ip attack is simply unacceptable.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Received: from 114-41-160-224.dynamic.hinet.net
Received: from [18.104.22.168] (helo=zrnrzypdry.kqfrfyskubrj.ua)
by 114-41-160-224.dynamic.hinet.net with esmtpa (Exim 4.69)
From: "SendSecure Support" <SendSecure.Support(a)bankofamerica.com>
Subject: You have received a secure message from Bank Of America
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:10:06 +0800
You have received a secure message.
Read your secure message by opening the attachment. You will be prompted
to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best
results, save the file first, then open it.
If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact
the sender directly.
First time users -
will need to register after opening the attachment.
Help - https://securemail.bankofamerica.com/websafe/help?topic=Envelope
I've noticed that my internal Ubuntu servers have odd default routes for and fe80:: address:
::/0 fe80::204:edff:febc:b011 UGDAe 1024 0 1 eth0
It seems that this is picked up from my router somehow and I've found that there is a need to use the following:
echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/accept_ra
Having looked at the configuration on my Bitfolk server I see the same sort of setup, although more extensive:
pre-up echo "/sbin/modprobe ipv6" && /sbin/modprobe ipv6 || true
post-up echo "/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/forwarding=0" && echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/forwarding || true
post-up echo "/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/forwarding=0" && echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/forwarding || true
post-up echo "/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/accept_ra=0" && echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/accept_ra || true
post-up echo "/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/accept_ra=0" && echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/accept_ra || true
post-up echo "/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/$IFACE/accept_ra=0" && echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/$IFACE/accept_ra || true
post-up echo "/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/autoconf=0" && echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/autoconf || true
post-up echo "/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/autoconf=0" && echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/autoconf || true
post-up echo "/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/$IFACE/autoconf=0" && echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/$IFACE/autoconf || true
I'm curious about two things:
1. why post-up and not pre-up
2. why doesn't this work on my own Ubuntu servers?
I've tried the single line in pre-up and post-up and the full set of commands above. On one occasion I did loose the default route to the fe80:: address, but generally I don't (with no configuration change!). This is on two servers, one 10.04 and the other 12.04. The Bitfolk one is still on 8.04 at the moment (although due an imminent upgrade to 12.04). As a side issue, my 10.04 server never brings up the IPv6 addressing on boot and I always have to stop and restart it, and then services, to get things working properly (not a major issue as it too is due an imminent upgrade to 12.04).
I thought I'd ask here since my reference was the Bitfolk configuration :)
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Our new install is going pretty well. Thanks for all your help so far.
Not wanting me to have an easy life, the project manager has just thrown
me a curve-ball: The most recent generation of the current system in the
wild is built on fairly-new hardware and he's asked for all the last-gen
machines (Dell R210) to be returned to us for internal use. He wants me
to install the new Xen VM bundle on the Dell hardware. If I'd known
about this earlier-on, there are a few things I would have done slightly
The biggest problem I have right now is that the new machines have 300GB
drives in them and the Dells are 250GB. We use Clonezilla to image the
machines and it won't restore the drive (an ext /boot and an LVM PV)
from the 300GB drive to the 250 even though more than 50GB of the LVM PV
is unallocated (The LVs total in the low 200s of GBs in a 299GB PV) so
the LVs don't need resizing.
I think I need to either:
1) Find someone who is a Clonezilla god who can tell me how to make
Clonezilla shrink the PV using some of the advanced options.
2) Restore the image to one of our new test boxes, shrink the PV to
under 250GB and then make a new Clonezilla image from that.
I would value any of your input on how to achieve either of these
options without breaking something. I'm thinking option 2 will probably
be the one.