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DNS hacker, Ruby and Ruby on Rails enthusiast, and general geek.

Apr
5
comment Should I bother to block these rather lame attempts at hacking my server?
If the IP address is spoofed, chances are it can' take a TCP session with a modern OS
Feb
2
answered Unicorn rails server with Apache
Feb
2
answered Increasing the maximum DNS record size on a Cisco 800 Router
Feb
2
answered TTL on DNS for domains as a security measure
Jan
29
comment how do you add an A record for a root domain
I generally don't like CNAMEs either, but instead use a pre-processor to fill in IP addresses, and assign both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. It's faster too.
Jan
29
comment Authentication / Encryption methods for distributed nodes?
Kerberos uses key files, stored locally, that are the equivalent of x.509 client certificates. They can be stored encrypted, or as often is the case, unencrypted for use by services. If you choose to store them encrypted, each device will have to get a decryption password on service startup, which sounds like something you don't want t do.
Jan
28
comment Why is DU causing high CPU usage?
You ran that from /home ? If so, then you don't have any hidden directories inside /home itself...
Jan
28
comment Why is DU causing high CPU usage?
Is it possible one of those is the culprit? Try: du -sh .??* from home and see what happens.
Jan
28
answered Authentication / Encryption methods for distributed nodes?
Jan
28
answered Does the DNS resolver know about the application layer protocol in use?
Jan
28
answered Custom nameserver not resolving
Jan
28
comment Why is DU causing high CPU usage?
No, hidden files or directories inside /home
Jan
28
comment Virtual Machines - Possible to Restore Replace Kernel without Rebuild?
Many admin use the "nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure" approach to security breaches anyway. Also, this lets you keep the old VM around for forensics as it remains mostly untouched, other than to disable remote logins perhaps while you move the data over.
Jan
28
answered Virtual Machines - Possible to Restore Replace Kernel without Rebuild?
Jan
27
comment Why is DU causing high CPU usage?
Do you have any .dot directories in /home?
Dec
28
comment Setting up FTP (vsftpd) on Ubuntu 12.04
You are able to connect but not log in from the machine itself, or from another? Also, is there any logging going on in any of the syslog files indicating an authentication error, or some other error?
Dec
28
comment Setting up FTP (vsftpd) on Ubuntu 12.04
That SFTP works and regular FTP does not is unsurprising. They are completely different, even though they share three letters in common. SFTP piggy-backs over an SSH connection, while plain old FTP is ancient by comparison, and uses many more ports. Passive FTP is easier than non-passive as well, but passive is a common default for clients now.
Dec
28
answered Setting up FTP (vsftpd) on Ubuntu 12.04
Dec
28
comment DNS slows down other stuff
Happy I could help. :) You might want to answer your own question, and accept that answer, so others can see the issue as well.
Dec
28
comment DNS slows down other stuff
Are you talking about some sort of home gateway device, like the cable modem or DSL modem? In that case, yea, it's probably all one device. I had assumed, probably incorrectly, that this was in some sort of hosted server environment.