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Information and Communication Technology undergraduate. I work as a computer technician in a local computer store, and have a fair amount of skill fixing MS Windows problems.

i run my own mail and web servers as a hobby and testbed in hopes it might prove useful for any future employments

at home, i use kubuntu as my main OS of choice. i prefer debian systems, though i do run a couple of CentOS servers.

like my computers, i prefer cold weather, hence why i live on a cold mountain, 700 meters high.

my blood type is C+ (Caffeine), and my mental status is "mental-stability-proprtional-to-computer-proximity"... no medicine found yet, not that i'm trying :D


May
16
comment Can't access EC2 Instance through SSH After iptable Flush
if it's an EBS backed instance, you can mount the volume in another instance, and edit the files... create an iptables fix in the autostart scripts..
May
16
comment Can't access EC2 Instance through SSH After iptable Flush
is it EBS backed?
Jun
29
comment Apache2 conditional section based on port
serverfault.com/questions/303744/… this answered my question
Jun
28
comment Apache2 conditional section based on port
Yeah, that's what I do now... I was just wondering if there's a less redundant way of doing it
Feb
15
comment Add write permissions for chroot user on centOS 6
but that relates to the permissions of .ssh/authorized_keys only, no?
Feb
15
comment Add write permissions for chroot user on centOS 6
what do you mean by "only works with.."? is there some error? can you elaborate?
Dec
15
comment What does “link to unknown” mean?
can you please post the output of the following 2 commands? "ls -l /etc/grub.conf" and "ls -l /etc/grub.cfg"
Nov
29
comment Fresh 12.04 Install - mySQL not starting
what are the permissions and ownership of the socket file?
Nov
29
comment Merely installing PHP5 causes my AWS Ubuntu server to die minutes later from a massive CPU spike
hmm... my bad... didn't notice the release number... it must be something else then...
Nov
23
comment How to recover from a deleted /bin/bash?
you are right. unless a person changed the /bin/sh link from dash to bash, as some do, in which case both our solutions will hiccup.
Nov
19
comment measures to take against a dns amplification attack
Thanks a lot. Yes, I am running an authoritative DNS server, and as you summed it, i guess I'll just have to wait.
Nov
19
comment How to block urls that request for robots.txt in lighttpd?
a 1 byte file will generate 150K bytes of data... much smaller than a complete 404 page, if your server serves one.
Nov
19
comment How to block urls that request for robots.txt in lighttpd?
wouldn't it be better to put a dummy robots.txt file?
Nov
19
comment Will the data be deleted when resizing a partition
please specify a an operating system, and the filesystem you're using... not all work the same
Nov
17
comment possible UDP attack on BIND?
thanks a ton. i wasn't aware of the dangers of recursion... now it's set to allow only a trusted list of IPs. and thanks a lot for the detailed explanation, makes a lot of sense now :)
Mar
8
comment Prevent PHP from allowing php script uploads
you can prevent apache from executing scripts in certain directories somehow, i believe.
Mar
5
comment Apache serving old CSS content
it could be an ISP cache, or just firefox hiccuping. to make sure, if you have a *nix environment available, or you can get the win32 wget.exe, use it to download the css, but use the "--debug" switch to see who's doing the caching. if wget always pull updated files, then it's firefox's fault.
Mar
5
comment (Fresh VPS) Apache Default page Accessible via Telnet but not through IP address via Browser
@Thale would it be possible to post the IP in question?
Mar
3
comment (Fresh VPS) Apache Default page Accessible via Telnet but not through IP address via Browser
hmm... that means apache is doing some handling properly, checking apache's default webroot for centos, i just noticed it has an "index.php" not "index.html", so you might want to try that. ie, GET /index.php HTTP/1.0 and see what happens. if it lists the html contents of a page, then apache is working normally. if it persists, i'll be online again in 3 hours, or hopefully, someone else might help :)
Mar
3
comment (Fresh VPS) Apache Default page Accessible via Telnet but not through IP address via Browser
hmm... how about opening telnet session as above, but typing these 2 commands: GET /index.html HTTP/1.0 [enter] Host: server_ip [enter][enter]