While installing a new server last week, my (SSH / TCP) connection seemed to suffer from some sort of hanging; randomly. I tried to figure out what was going on and it didn’t take long to find… Read the rest of this entry »
We lease a couple of machines at Hetzner.de and recently, I looked to improve my initial Easy Setup manual, so I could also use the IPv4 “main” address for a virtual machine. This leaves the main server (the “host”) without an IPv4 address. Please read below how to proceed. Read the rest of this entry »
I just bought a Cube U30GT Android tablet, based on the Rockchip RK3066 ARM chipset. Here are the instructions to root it under Linux. Read the rest of this entry »
Oeps, opeens zie ik dat mijn GPS-tracks Kopenhagen – Amsterdam helemaal niet gelinkt staan. Hierbij alsnog (2 jaar oud).
These are the Openstreetmap projected GPS tracks from our Harwich to Newcastle cycle trip. Read the rest of this entry »
I have mentioned this before: social media are a growing target for spammers. Unfortunately, there is no way to report mass abuse. All you can do is report individual spammers, while what we do need is a mass spammer reporting tool. Read the rest of this entry »
There are many programs that help you secure your servers. There are simple firewalling programs and there are complex network intrusion detection systems. Depending on your demands, there seems to be a solution for everyone. Unless you’re picky and you think you can do better – like I did, when I wrote my own combination of syslog-ng and Linux iptables, skipping the middle man.
August 2013 update. There seems to be a problem using the syslog-ng file() destination on /proc in Linux. See http://valentijn.sessink.nl/?p=458 for more information.