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Raspberry Pi as a bind DNS slave and an exim MX backup

DRAFT, to be completed, but this still might help you: This was for an Rpi B with 512MB RAM.  Raspbian Jessie. This is a custom exim 4.86 TLS build to use OpenSSL instead of GNUTLS. Follow the instructions here, to … Continue reading

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Cassandra – IP address in Windows Community Edition

Edit C:\Program Files\DataStax Community\apache-cassandra\conf\cassandra.yaml Change seeds: “127.0.0.1,<MY NEW IP>” listen_address:<MY NEW IP> rpc_address:<MY NEW IP> Where <MY NEW IP>, e.g. 192.168.1.3 Restart the service To connect to your server from your workstation, e.g. C:\WINDOWS\system32>”C:\Program Files\DataStax Community\python\py thon.exe” “C:\Program Files\DataStax Community\apache-cassandra\bi n\cqlsh” … Continue reading

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DDNS failover script

A useful script for automating dynamic DNS updates when you are serving on multiple IP addresses. #!/bin/bash EMAIL=me@mydomain.co.uk HOSTMASTER=hostmaster.mydomain.co.uk KEY=yxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxgQ== SERVER=ns1.mydomain.co.uk ZONE=otherdomain.co.uk DOMAIN=ddns.otherdomain.co.uk IPV4LIST=”10.0.0.1 10.0.0.2″ IPV6LIST=”” TESTPAGE=ddns.asp MAILER=/usr/exim/bin/exim ERRORLIST=”error,unavailable,bad request” failcode=0 function TestHostForURL () {         # Parameters         # … Continue reading

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The importance of using stateful firewall rules on port 53 (DNS)

Scenario A firewall appliance forwards DNS traffic to the outside world. The traffic generated is e.g. for Server 2008 as per here in Technet, i.e. Traffic Type Source of Transmission Source Port Destination of Transmission Destination Port Queries from local … Continue reading

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Upgrading OpenSSL on an old CentOS box

Warning – this procedure is extremely risky (but has worked every time for me). It is suggested that you do a dry run on a VM before attempting this on a live server.  If anything goes wrong, you may be … Continue reading

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Katy Lied

Julian and Jas’s new website: http://www.katyliedmusic.com/

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Test post from android

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Getting ready for IPv6

I want to make sure the Slackware Linux edge servers are ready for IPv6 when eventually the ISPs catch up. We signed up for a free tunnel endpoint with http://www.gogo6.com/freenet6/tunnelbroker/ to try a few things out. Building the gogoc client … Continue reading

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Patching recent Linux kernels ( > 2.6.32 ) for MPPE and MPPC VPN

There is an excellent introduction here http://www.phparchitecture.com/howto_show.php?id=3&showall The part that is missing for kernels (I am told up to 2.6.32) is the link to this: http://code.google.com/p/setvps/downloads/detail?name=Linux-2.6.18-mppe-mppc-1.4.patch&can=2&q= Don’t forget to do a global search and replace of the linux version before … Continue reading

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Dr Ben Sessa is producing a new site.

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