Category Archives: System Administration

HTPC

Back in September, I posted about evaluating an Intel D510MO board for HTPC applications, and determined that it wasn’t good enough. Now, I am trying again with an Atom 330 / ION motherboard. This is a slower CPU, but a … Continue reading

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How I Setup Ubuntu 10.10

I’ve found myself doing this 3 times in the last month. I thought I would write up what I do so that I don’t have to try to remember the next time I need to do this (which probably won’t … Continue reading

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πp-v2, the new Plan 9 file protocol

The symbol is Pi. I point that out since it doesn’t render very nicely in my web browser. The URL for the paper is: http://proness.kix.in/misc/%CF%80p-v2.pdf Yes, they stuck the symbol into the file name as well. Plan9 people seem to … Continue reading

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Oops

All the pictures in old entries are missing, and it seems that it is because a pictures folder was removed.  Now looking for a backup.  And this time perhaps I should let WordPress keep track of them instead of making … Continue reading

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Using rxvt with [Open]Solaris.

After years of hard coding TERM to xterm or vt100 in .bashrc to get around rxvt incompatibility, I finally found this: sudo cp /usr/gnu/lib/terminfo/r/rxvt /usr/share/lib/terminfo/r/rxvt I suppose I really should use pfexec instead of sudo, but mastering that is a … Continue reading

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OpenSolaris on the Intel D510MO Atom

I wanted to tryOpenSolaris on the new Atom board on a seperate disk before the machine got settled into normal use (normal use covered in this post). First impression, the LiveCD booted and worked correctly including graphics in VESA mode … Continue reading

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Zones on a single server

A few months ago my co-located Solaris server was hit by a root kit that setup a IRC bot. It appeared that it got it by attacking one of the off the shelf web apps I use. To prevent having … Continue reading

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Setting up a jumpstart server for Solaris Express.

I guess this post will have a somewhat limited life span since Solaris Express is being retired in favor of OpenSolaris. However, some of the pages I always refereed to every time I needed to do this have disappeared, so … Continue reading

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PostgreSQL connection pooling for mod_php

In a quest for better performance with postgres, I’ve been looking for connection pooling tools. There are a few quirks that I tend to require be met. First, it must run on Solaris. This isn’t so much a quirk, since … Continue reading

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How to reset a wordpress user password via SQL.

I found I had forgotten an admin password on a WordPress site I run. After figuring out how to reset it, I thought I would stick it here so that I can find it myself again in the future. UPDATE … Continue reading

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