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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".
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Tag Archives: sysadmin
New tumblr user
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged sysadmin, tumblr Leave a comment
PHP/curl proxy error
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
Posted in FreeBSD, Uncategorized Tagged apache, curl, CURLOPT_PROXY, php, proxy, sysadmin Leave a comment
FreeBSD svn client and https server
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
Posted in FreeBSD, Uncategorized Tagged https, make.conf, neon, subversion, sysadmin 2 Comments
ADODB on FreeBSD
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
Posted in FreeBSD, Uncategorized Tagged adodb, database, freetds, mssql, php, ports, sysadmin 3 Comments
Xserve disk mirror repair
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
Posted in Mac OS X, Uncategorized Tagged apple, diskutil, diskutility, disk_mirror, iostat, RAID, repairmirror, sysadmin, xserve Leave a comment
Duplicate DHCP leases
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
Posted in FreeBSD, Uncategorized Tagged dhcp, sysadmin 2 Comments
Background fsck problems
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
Posted in FreeBSD, Uncategorized Tagged fsck, init, nut, sysadmin, ups 3 Comments
Unattended port installation and FreeBSD setup
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
FreeBSD openssl-stable broken
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
Posted in FreeBSD, Uncategorized Tagged openssl, sysadmin 1 Comment
Kyocera EP510DN printer
We got a new [Kyocera] printer at work a few days ago. The model we’re trying out is an “[EP510DN]”. We had a heck of a time finding information for this printer on the Kyocera web site. In desperation, we … Continue reading
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