Posted by Jeffrey Huckaby on November 30, 2007
Got some hacker program that keeps relaunching itself? Cannot find the source? Well, you may want to check cron. Recently, we've seen several attacks where hackers have setup cron jobs to relaunch their toolkits.
Posted by Jeffrey Huckaby on October 15, 2007
Recently, we had a server crash and then a number of issues arose. One problem was that a add-in 3ware RAID card was detected prior to the SATA drive. As a result, the RAID array became /dev/sda while the SATA system drive became /dev/sdb. Once I sorted that out by modifying modprobe, I still had issues with the system.
Posted by Jeffrey Huckaby on October 09, 2007
The other day I heard an NPR story on email "bac'n." What is bac'n? Well it is not spam or ham, but emails that you want but are of very low importance. As spam filtering improves, I am finding that these useful but low priority messages are becoming more problematic. They start to clutter up your mail box. A couple of tips ... have an unsubscribe day and use role-specific accounts.
Posted by Jeffrey Huckaby on September 14, 2007
What do Gary DeCarlo and Ensim have in common? This week, SWSoft announced that they have acquired two important rivals: H-Sphere and Ensim. Though SWSoft says they intend to support Ensim, I don't really think it will happen. Which means it is time to say goodbye to those Ensim servers.
Posted by Jeffrey Huckaby on September 06, 2007
If you asked me a few years ago about SWsoft's Plesk, I would have said "run". "Run very fast to another control panel." But Serguei has worked hard on quality assurance since taking the helm and the efforts clearly show.
Posted by Jeffrey Huckaby on August 17, 2007
Backing up dedicated servers, especially shared hosting systems with control panels, has always been a pain. cPanel, Plesk and Ensim all have their own format. When you get a restore, problems often emerge. I think we've finally found an affordable solution to the problem in the form of R1Soft's CDP.
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