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I should do some work and spend less time hanging around in the Lake District – but when the view looks like this, who wouldn’t? This is from the Low Wood Hotel on the shore of Windemere.

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I’ve added a new header photograph of Red Screes taken from the path along the side of Wansfell leading to Stock Ghyll falls. Note the hint of blue sky – but it was August I suppose.

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Using MTM ITK for Apache

I needed to secure websites on a FreeBSD server to stop ‘cross site contamination’, i.e. stopping virtualhost #1 modifying/reading data within virtualhost #2. In FreeBSD the solution (or at least one solution) appears to beĀ apache22-itk-mpm. Step 1. Install the port … Continue reading

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So, the comforting grey blanket of cloud returned to Ambleside today making Loughrigg and the Coniston hills disappear the rain. All that sunshine is not good for you!

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Using SNMP to monitor disk space on CentOS

The task here is to set up a Nagios test to monitor disk space on a CentOS box. Ive had the firewall protecting the remote CentOS box set up to allow UDP port 161 through so we need to set … Continue reading

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Running a Jabber server on Ubuntu

After the disintegration of any kind of Messenger service from MSN, and my reluctance to use Skype, I’m looking into a home grown, private messenger service. The service I’m after needs to be ‘invite only’ – i.e. our staff and … Continue reading

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PPP Multilinking over ADSL

Well the broadband where I live is shocking. Although its now managed to creep up to a staggering 6mbps, it still well below what I’d hope for in todays world. On the bright side its quiet and we overlook countryside, … Continue reading

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New header photograph

Summer has kind of arrived so I’ve ditched the old picture of a snow capped Coniston Old Man, Weatherlam and Swirl How. The new picture was taken last weekend of the Langdale Pikes from Elterwater, Great Langdale.

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RT – starting from a ticket number larger than 1

Ok, so not a request you would get every day, but when setting up our new RT (Request Tracker) server, we had a requirement to start at ticket number 200,000. This requirement was to ensure the new RT server’s tickets … Continue reading

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Updating FreeBSD – The modern way!

The time has finally come for me to update my update method. For years I have been a ‘dyed-in-the-wool’ cvsup guy, but the last server I installed (FreeBSD 9.1) started bleating about the ports tree not being updated any more, … Continue reading

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