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bio website macsmarts.com
location Rochester, NY
age 38
visits member for 5 years, 5 months
seen Nov 30 '13 at 4:36

Enthusiastic ameteur cyclist, who finds time to ride when he's not running his own business, spending time with his family, or writing about himself in the third person.


Jun
26
comment How do I change the Software Update server address on a client Mac (to use my own server)?
And, to serve Lion updates from a Snow Leopard Server, use this technote: support.apple.com/kb/HT4771?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
Mar
19
comment How do I decode this WordPress hack?
Yeah, it was interesting, once I could read it. :-) I can't really tell if the vulnerability is in WordPress itself, a plugin, the ISP's server configuration, or the bbPress forum software though. I did find out that the installed version of bbPress was 1.0.1, and that there was a unix timestamp in some of the code that related to a date last October. I kept a copy of the 10 files before deleting them from the host. I'd put them somewhere in this post just for future readers' curiosity's sake. Any ideas about how to go about that?
Mar
19
comment How do I decode this WordPress hack?
What I found in the /.cache/ directory was a collection of 10 different files, all base64 encoded. The specific file pointed to had contents related to building fake blog entries. As best as I can tell, it looks like it was only intending to show its fake pages to search engine spiders, and not to human visitors.
Mar
19
comment How do I decode this WordPress hack?
Just for the fun of it, I took a peek at the "/public_html/forum/bb-includes/js/jquery/.cache/.%828E%0013%B8F3%BC1B%B22B%4F57‌​" file. The client installed Simple:Press a while back, a nice-but-primitive forum app.
Jun
15
comment Slow network-home-folder use, many spinning beachballs
Authentication does not appear to be the bottleneck. (~1.3 seconds to paste in a password and hit return). Will test the rest. Also looking to free more space on the RAID to see if that makes a difference.
Jun
15
comment Slow network-home-folder use, many spinning beachballs
We're not redirecting cache folders (although I've been aware of it, and am becoming more interested in what it might offer.) We're using Google Apps for mail, as we've shifted away from Mail.app Traffic in general really isn't that busy, that is to say, there hasn't been any significant growth in months. I'm starting to think that having a RAID that has only 200 GB out of 1.82 TB might be part of the issue. Freeing up space now to see if that helps...