slmodem and kernel 2.6.10

Following my debian installation, [url]http://blog.billy.gr/archives/2005/01/24/debian-testing-microsoft-free-laptop/[/url] i had left a couple of things to take care. On of them was the onboard Modem. It took me more that 4 hours to figure what was going wrong with the slmodem. I tried a lot of versions up to 2.9.10. First of all if you are using kernel […]

spammers using mod_proxy ?

Everyday last week, somebody was trying to connect to a spesific host on port 25 (SMTP), using mod_proxy. The IP’s are from a provider somewhere in Asia and the host they are trying to connect is in China. My apache mod_proxy cause it is disabled. I just see it on the logs. They want to […]

sendmail and maildir

Yes sendmail DOESN’T support maildir format. But if you use procmail here is the solution: Create a Maildir directory on your home folder using maildirmake. If you don’t have it you can try the following: mkdir $HOME/Maildir mkdir $HOME/Maildir/cur mkdir $HOME/Maildir/new mkdir $HOME/Maildir/tmp And create a .procmailrc using only that rule: :0 /home/yourhomedirectory/Maildir/ If procmail […]

lame server resolving

My DNS server (bind 9) was writing on the syslog quite often the common error message: [b]lame server resolving[/b]. A server is marked as lame when either an NS record points to an incorrect host, or the authoritative server is not giving authoritative anwers (that means is responding from his cache). Solution: You can turn […]

News from an old friend

I had an interesting phone call today buy I guy know as my mentor since his teached me everything i know on Unix and show me the way 🙂 . I have lost his traces on the net. He was busy writing a book and learning new stuff as allways. We will arrange a coffe […]

firefox crashes

I have about 5-6 installation of firefox 1.0 on win32, most of them on windows xp. All of them with the same settings, same extensions and theme. From time to time i get a lot of crashes with the following error: [b]AppName: firefox.exe AppVer: 1.0.0.0 ModName: js3250.dll ModVer: 4.0.0.0 Offset: 000084f7[/b] Especially when i try […]

emerge system

I am playing with gentoo on my laptop for about 3 months. Today i decided to do an emerge system. It is really easy to update it: emerge –sync followed by a emerge system (you can also use emerge –pretend system first in order to see what it will be updated) and finally a etc-update. […]

Back from trip

I spend the days 6-9 on thesalloniki. I had a really really nice time, and a lot of photos too. More on that soon. Today is the first day in the office after about 10 days…. A lot of stuff to take care off…