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4 October 2021, 19:12 UTCgetaddrinfo(whois.registrarsafe.com): Temporary failure in name resolution

Wah-Wah Sound Effect (Trumpet) for facebook.com et all...
Might be time to set up a finger server and static hosts file.

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30 August 2021, 16:04 UTCThe internet is a hostile place...

Try not to make it (the internet) a more hostile place by putting in arbitrary blocks on services.
Scale up, not become Russia or China.

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11 May 2021, 14:54 UTCDist upgrade and still getting nagware?

Try this:

apt remove ubuntu-advantage-tools

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21 April 2021, 19:29 UTCMoving old LAMP's around and hitting errors?



If you get Call to undefined function dba_open
install php5.6-dba
systemctl restart apache2.service

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30 March 2021, 22:44 UTCConcrete5 stuff

Migrating an older C5 site to Mysql 8.0 and hitting this error?

mysqli error: [1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your
MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'Groups where gID = '1'' at line 1]
in EXECUTE("select * from Groups where gID = '1'")

Check that you applied the mysql updates as well.
If you don't see the error, check your debugging setting:
UPDATE Config SET cfValue = 1 WHERE cfKey = 'SITE_DEBUG_LEVEL';

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2 March 2021, 19:39 UTCPython easy convert ip_ntoa using the ipaddress module

# requires Py3.3 or better (or pip install on 2.6 and 2.7)
import ipaddress
addr = str(ipaddress.ip_address(996641751))
print(addr)

59.103.139.215

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12 January 2021, 14:16 UTCDashboards.

Dashboards for complex systems are a good way for those who don't do the work to get in a panic about a known minor interdependent issue unnecessarily.
Simplicity is sometimes just ignorance. Ignorance can lead to anger. Lack of trust sewn by some feed ignorance and anger.

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4 January 2021, 17:56 UTCDigitalOcean, snapshots and restores.

Little bit of head scratching fun today.
A server that was spun up with a restored snapshot did not update a 3rd party repo.

I found out that the DO folks assume /etc/apt/sources.list are theirs for the taking and clobbering upon a restore (independent of region).
So, even though they don't "control" your setup, they do put their finger in the works a bit on restore or install from their created base images.

They are probably mostly right as 3rd party repo adds should happen in sources.list.d dir as an additional sources list.
If you provide repos to customers using Debian / Ubuntu, you may wish to verify that you are following best practices.

Props to ryanpq in the DO forum
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/snapshot-of-updates-in-sources-list-in-ubuntu14-04-not-saved

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16 December 2020, 20:49 UTCShorten it up Google.

Remote-MTA: dns; gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does
    not exist. Please try 550-5.1.1 double-checking the recipient's email
    address for typos or 550-5.1.1 unnecessary spaces. Learn more at 550 5.1.1
     https://support.google.com/mail/?p=NoSuchUser 29si104140jap.17 - gsmtp


Just make it say, we don't understand the SMTP RFC's.
https://old.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/kdtag7/gmail_issues_511_bounces_again/
As always, details for when that link does not outlast my blog.
It would seem Google's Gmail failed and caused valid recipients to give a hard 5.1.1 error on 12/15/2020.

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14 December 2020, 16:19 UTCGreat timing idiots Re: Solarigate / SUNBURST and firing Chris Krebs.

Seems like a certain admin has a knack for being idiots.
Fire the crew that would have given advance warning of the pandemic in China.
Fire the guy in charge of cybersecurity for the GOV.
Smooth move ex-lax administration of 45.



Update: It looks like my luggage password changed to solarwinds123

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18 November 2020, 21:06 UTCNetwork Policy Server logging - Windows Server 2016 dyslexia
17 July 2020, 15:19 UTCRemember, one programs stderr is...
17 July 2020, 14:27 UTCIf you run a mail server...
2 July 2020, 16:53 UTCStupid vm stuff
5 May 2020, 17:31 UTCPoor form - logging stack traces without context
29 April 2020, 16:09 UTCPros are just amateurs who know how to gracefully recover from their mistakes.
16 March 2020, 22:13 UTCCovid-19 spread - remarkable!
5 February 2020, 5:44 UTCThink
22 January 2020, 18:42 UTCMicro$oft - have not been able to use the "$" for a bit there!
20 January 2020, 22:38 UTCCollection of codes for later
15 January 2020, 21:04 UTCNew title.
13 January 2020, 20:06 UTCsystemd stopping your reboots?
5 December 2019, 5:05 UTCNot a contradiction ???
6 November 2019, 5:31 UTCNext vector
5 September 2019, 19:40 UTCpip have you down?
8 August 2019, 3:58 UTCI can do anything you want...
29 July 2019, 19:02 UTCSo long and thanks for all the fish! Gmail:
24 July 2019, 16:20 UTCencryption is the (new/old) boogeyman again:
24 July 2019, 15:13 UTCversioning considered useful (to some)
22 July 2019, 16:51 UTCVirtualmin and disappearing Apache

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