Arbitrary tweets made by TheGingerDog (i.e. David Goodwin) up to 06 March 2014
We recently bought two Dell SC1435 servers off eBay. They seemed cheap and quite well specced (dual 4 core CPUs, plenty of RAM for us) – perhaps ideal for redundant mail servers.
Anyway, they’re IPMI 2.0 compliant – meaning they should be controllable remotely (e.g serial console, forceful power cycling etc without the need for some sort of graphical KVM console or DRAC card.).
Here are some notes on setting up/configuring IPMI support and how it can be used – :
Over time my inbox grows larger and larger…. and eventually it starts to take ages to sync/navigate around – 15,000+ messages in an inbox can’t help. Continue reading
1. See http://github.com/palepurple/policyd-weight - I’m trying to make some changes to policyd-weight (something I’ve been using for ages) to make it more configurable and add in a GeoIP patch which I’ve seen floating around.
2. See https://twitter.com/excommunicado and http://blog.hinterlands.org/2013/11/an-update-on-communicado/ - for a DNS Blacklist you might want to use – using excommunicado.co.uk as a RHSBL has stopped about 700 spammy emails for me already
(Speedtest over ethernet)
(Speedtest over wifi).
Now how do I go about getting Sky to giving me a wifi router box thing that does 802.11n or whatever?
Given BT have finally updated our street cabinet to support FTTC, my home broadband will soon hopefully be moving form BeThere to Sky. The monthly cost remains roughly the same, but I move from about 8mbit to 40mb. I hope.
Except, Sky own BeThere. So perhaps I’m not really moving – but this didn’t stop BeThere sending me emails and texts (“We’re sorry to hear you’re leaving” etc).
Anyway, while signing up for Sky and talking to their minion on the phone ……
Sky minion: “So, we need to take some details from you for security purposes … what’s your mother’s maiden name? …. What’s your postcode? …… Choose a password ? “.
Five minutes later, when I had to ring Sky back to give them a MAC code I’d written down from talking to a BeThere minion :
Sky minion: “What’s your password sir?”
Sky minion: “That’s not what we have here, what’s your mother’s maiden name?”
Sky minion: “OK, Thanks. I’ll update your password to xxxxxxxxx”.