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floyd - Thu 01 January 2009 - linux, zenwalk, slackware

Found a confirmation of this in my system logs:

Jan  1 01:59:59 (none) kernel: Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTC



( Happy new Year! ) 
    \   ^__^      
     \  (oo)\_______
        (__)\       )\/\
           ||----w |
           ||     ||

floyd - Wed 24 December 2008 - windows, mail

Just migrated an email server to a dedicated server at GoDaddy, and according to their policies, 25 TCP port is blocked "to prevent spam", and they force us to use their smtp relay for mail delivery.

After properly configuring all delivery related settings, server still could not send emails.

A …


floyd - Wed 17 December 2008 - freebsd, network, subversion, svn

Quick installation of SVN on FreeBSD, access by svn:// protocol

portinstall subversion
mkdir /home/svn-repo
pw user add -n svn -u 3690 -d /home/svn-repo
chown svn:svn /home/svn-repo/
chsh -s /bin/false svn

Add to /etc/rc.conf:


Start …


floyd - Sun 30 November 2008 - ftp, linux, security

Open the vsftpd configuration file - /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

nano /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

Make sure following line exists (and uncommented):


Save and close the file. Restart vsftpd.

/etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

floyd - Sat 22 November 2008 - ati, debian, notebook, hardware

A few days ago i've noticed ati has released version 8.42.3 of it's proprietary drivers package for radeon, http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html

I was using previously the 8.40.* version on my Samsung R20 Notebook running Debian Etch, that has an integrated Ati …


floyd - Sat 22 November 2008 - network, linux

vnStat is a network traffic monitor for Linux that keeps a log of daily network traffic for the selected interface(s). vnStat isn't a packet sniffer. The traffic information is analyzed from the /proc vfs, so vnStat can be used without root permissions. However at least a 2.2.x …


floyd - Sat 22 November 2008 - security, apache

A quick solution for blocking dos attacks can be mod_evasive Installing mod_evasive on an apache2 web server:

# mkdir -p /root/tmp
# cd /root/tmp
# wget http://www.zdziarski.com/projects/mod_evasive/mod_evasive_1.10.1.tar.gz
# tar zxvf mod_evasive_1.10.1.tar.gz
# cd mod_evasive
# apxs -cia mod_evasive20.c

then …


floyd - Sat 22 November 2008 - network, linux, zenwalk, slackware, hardware

I always liked the Slackware distribution, everything (well, almost) is really simple and straightforwar. For some time i'm using Zenwalk, a slackware-based distro, on my laptop.

At some point, i needed to connect to a nearby access point, and fortunately this samsung r20 has built-in an Atheros wireless adapter.

At …


floyd - Sat 22 November 2008 - network, debian, hardware

It appears Attansic was recently bought by Atheros. However, getting it to work on GNU/Debian Lenny is as simple as:

apt-get install atl2-modules-2.6-686
modprobe atl2

And here it is:

root@gw # ifconfig eth1
     eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1e:8c:18:88:a6

floyd - Sat 22 November 2008 - gns3

Follow the instructions on
then just run

apt-get install gns3

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