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About this blog…
I use this platform to share things that are of interest to me or things I'll want to reference later. Occasionally other people like these posts, hence "Shared Interests".
What might you find here?
- Problems I've solved (mostly computer- or network related).
- Recipes and cooking-related posts.
- Hobbies and projects.
- Our remodeling experience.
- Local (Sacramento) information.
- Anything that strikes my fancy.
Tag Archives: sysadmin
Two weeks ago NPR did a story on tumblr. It piqued my interest, as it sounded like a cross between a blog and Facebook. Also the tumblr terms of service were attractive. So I decided to give it a try, … Continue reading
Yesterday I ran into a tough problem at work, (i.e. Google didn’t return a web page describing the solution). I spent almost a whole day trying to figure this out, and the solution turned out to be incredibly easy. We … Continue reading
We recently moved our Subversion repository to the University’s central svn server. When I tried to checkout a copy of the repository to a new FreeBSD server today, I got the following error: svn: Unrecognized URL scheme ‘https://svn.web.server’ I checked … Continue reading
Recently I’ve had one of my student assistants working on setting up a web server. She’s pretty much got it, except that she hasn’t been able to establish a connection from the web server to our database server. We’re wanting … Continue reading
Looking over the last few posts, I seem to be stuck in a rut. I apologize to readers looking for stories about our remodeling project, progress on Barb’s quilt shop, cooking, or other tales of home. Believe me when I … Continue reading
We’ve been getting the following types of error messages on our DHCP server (running on FreeBSD): Jan 12 07:01:52 *someserver* dhcpd: uid lease 192.168.100.200 for client 00:12:34:56:78:9a is duplicate on 192.168.100/24 Google turned up a helpful post which told me … Continue reading
We had some trouble with our FreeBSD systems over the holiday shutdown a few weeks ago. Our backup generator didn’t kick in during an extended power outage, and our UPS’s didn’t provide enough runtime to see us through. Result: all … Continue reading
We are currently building about a dozen FreeBSD servers at work. The build process is pretty well documented, but it’s a bit labor intensive. So I had one of my student assistants look into automating the process somewhat. This post … Continue reading
While upgrading some software on one of our FreeBSD servers at work, I ran into the following problem with openssl-stable: # cd /usr/ports/security/openssl-stable # make clean ===> Cleaning for openssl-stable-0.9.7m # make ===> Extracting for openssl-stable-0.9.7m => No MD5 checksum … Continue reading