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A backported whois client for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy)

Permalink 12/27/09 16:11, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery , Tags: , , , , , ,
I still run Ubuntu Hardy (8.04 LTS) on servers, since I'm willing to trade some newer features for package stability. Alas, once in awhile, this stability becomes a problem: the standard whois client uses a set of compiled-in mappings to determine how t… more »

Revisited: Asterisk and FreePBX under Ubuntu 9.10 and Lighttpd on a Linode VPS

Permalink 12/06/09 18:42, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Howto , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
I originally wrote this howto for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) a few months before Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) was released. I happen to have a spare system lying around, so I figure I might as well update this for 9.10! Enjoy. FreePBX is a popular front end for… more »
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Keep track of configuration changes using etckeeper

Permalink 12/06/09 15:33, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Howto , Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
I do stupid things sometimes.On a Linux system (and most other Unix-like systems), the /etc directory holds most of the fundamental system configuration files. Within its hierarchy lies a number of very important nuggets: /etc/passwd and its… more »
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Asterisk and FreePBX under Ubuntu 9.04 and Lighttpd on a Linode VPS

Permalink 08/03/09 20:19, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Howto , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
FreePBX is a popular front end for the Asterisk PBX system written in PHP. It adapts the complex yet very flexible Asterisk configuration system into something easier to use (yet still very extensible). When I worked for a business-class VoIP provider… more »
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Setting Reasonable Expectations: Stripping the Expect header so lighttpd doesn't barf

Permalink 05/04/09 18:21, by Ryan, Categories: Meta, Geekery, Howto , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The need for this will hopefully go away soon, but until then...After moving from Apache to lighttpd 1.4 on my Ubuntu 8.04 LTS system, I noticed that the thing that automatically posts photos from Flickr to my blog stopped working. This went on… more »

Real Time Photo: The partitions keep disappearing at the bottom of the drive

Permalink 01/24/09 18:56, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Photographs , Tags: , , ,
Originally uploaded by nflect on 24th January, 2009.My wife is busy installing Ubuntu on her computer. I'm quite glad I deal with the server image instead of the desktop version; that installer looks hard to use. more »

Real Time Photo: BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP

Permalink 11/01/08 12:56, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery, Photographs , Tags: , , , , ,
Originally uploaded by nflect on 1st November, 2008.Remember to lock your terminal when not using it. more »

The Bug That Needs An Unofficial Name That Consists Of "The" And One Word

Permalink 05/16/08 09:16, by Ryan, Categories: Useless Blatherings, Beer, Geekery , Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
A few days later, I'd say the Debian OpenSSL PRNG seed bug is probably one of the most significant bugs in computing history, and it hasn't even made the mainstream news so no one knows about it. Probably for the best. :-) A few major assumptions we… more »

Meddling in the affairs of dragons: Debian/Ubuntu OpenSSL PRNG flawed

Permalink 05/13/08 12:54, by Ryan, Categories: Geekery , Tags: , , , , , , , ,
April 2006: OpenSSL pseudorandom number generation code throws valgrind error, and a bug report is filed.[1] May 2006: New package is released and shipped. * Don't add uninitialised data to the random number generator. This stop valgrind from g… more »
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