Archive for the ‘Unix’ Category

November 18th, 2012 - 10:37 pm § in Computers, Servers, Technology, Unix

The Tuxnetworks Linux Bible: HOWTO: VirtualBox “headless” on Lucid Lynx

Came across this little gem – very helpful in setting up a virtual machine on my home file-server (which btw, doesn’t even have a monitor connected to it). The Tuxnetworks Linux Bible: HOWTO: VirtualBox “headless” on Lucid Lynx.[...]

December 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm § in Apple, Computers, Servers, Technology, Unix

Dealing with OS X resource forks in samba

Figured I’d put up a quick post. I’ve been growing more and more annoyed with OS X creating resource forks to some of my mapped samba drives, and after searching high and low for a method of disabling resource fork creation on network drives, I’ve effectively come up empty handed. [...]

November 17th, 2009 - 1:02 pm § in Computers, Miscellaneous, Servers, Unix

Ubuntu 8.04 iSCSI shutdown

Just a quick post today – I ran into the same issue many many other people seem to have, that being connecting to an iSCSI target in Ubuntu 8.04 means you cannot cleanly shut-down your system as it will hang during the shutdown process. I’ve been doing a little bit of research as to why [...]

August 5th, 2009 - 11:09 am § in Servers, Unix

PHP Mail() Abuse

Recently came up against a bit of a tough nut to crack, so to speak, and thought I’d write up a quick blog about how I fixed it, in case anyone else has this problem. At MRX, we have several different hosting environments we use, one of which is a shared environment for our smaller […][...]

April 22nd, 2009 - 10:30 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Sun buys MySQL, Oracle buys Sun…

So, big news of the week, Oracle just bought Sun Microsystems for some ridiculous amount of money ($7.4 billion in cash).  Aside from the obvious moanings of how I wish I had $7.4 billion in cash just sitting around so I can buy up companies like playing monopoly, this deal has me (and likely a [&h[...]

April 21st, 2009 - 9:26 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu Jaunty on two of my VMs here at the office.  I know its not set to come out in a final release for a few days, however, we’re in the process of migrating to a fully virtualized system, and unfortunately Intrepid has some issues with iSCSI connections.  Namely if[...]

July 25th, 2008 - 10:01 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Converting Raid-1 to Raid-5

So, I happened across this article today, written by a Scott Wallace, I’ve copied the text here in case his site goes down for whatever reason. Note, I haven’t tried this as of yet, but in the future when I fill up my drives, I’ll likely be able to just buy another 500 gig drive [&[...]

July 23rd, 2008 - 9:48 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Enable/Disable Ubuntu Remote Desktop from the Command Line

Further to my previous postings about Ubuntu and VNC, which seems to have been the most popular page on my blog for a while, I happened across this post from Sam Lesher this morning on how to enable Ubuntu’s built-in remote desktop from the command line. The built-in remote desktop uses VNC, a[...]

October 17th, 2007 - 11:42 am § in Personal, Site Updates, Unix

New projects

So, I’ve been insanely busy the last few weeks, and haven’t taken any time out of my busy schedule to write anything of interest here. I’ve been really busy with work and life, but I won’t bore you with the details of that… I will however, take a few seconds to introduc[...]

September 18th, 2007 - 2:44 pm § in Servers, Unix

MySQL qCache goodness

I have to start off by apologizing, I had intended on posting this last week, but got tied up with a lot of work stuff. Our Windows server decided to throw a hissy fit, and I really hate windows. Somehow the permissions got all messed up and IIS wouldn’t read any of the web files, […][...]