Playing with OpenVPN

Been messing around with OpenVPN today since I had some time and it's a little frustrating. There's some tutorials out there, but they're all pretty terse... most of the stuff it's almost assumed that you already know. Anyways, used the church I go to since I have access to one …

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Bugzilla and email

I had asked on IRC the other day for info on how to send emails to bugzilla. Well, I found the actual specs for it on the bugzilla site. The documentation in the bugzilla tarball is a bit dated in this regard.

The only problem is that checksetup.pl is …

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IP-based virtual hosts on a dynamic IP

Just discovered something very interesting. I had all my websites setup on my machine with IP-based virtual hosts (i.e. ) and was trying to use wildcards (*:80) and it just wasn't working right the way I wanted it to, because I wanted some sites restricted to a certain IP, and …

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Week of hell... domain relocation and moving

As part of the consulting business that I run, I do some web hosting on the side, usually for clients I take from start to finish; those I design/develop the site for and then end up hosting it for them. I used to do this with a box at …

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VMware Workstation 6 and Sound in Mandriva

I keep running into this issue everytime I have to run vmware tools so I thought I'd mention it here. vmware-tools insists on rewriting /etc/modprobe.conf and changing "alias sound-slot-0 snd-ens1371" to "alias sound es1371".

I have no idea why, but this keeps removing sound everytime I upgrade a …

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RPM Query Suite has impressive benchmarks

Short of implementing some more error checking and making things a bit prettier, the "RPM Query Suite" is pretty much done. I've finished rqp, the counter-part to rqs. rqp imports the requires, provides, and file lists of binary rpm packages into a postgresql (or mysql, or sqlite (although I've only …

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New rpm query tool

Just spent most of the day and quite a bit of yesterday porting a program Stew wrote for the secteam (called srpm) that builds a database of src.rpm files so you can do queries on source files (this is extremely useful for us in determining whether or not a …

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New mutt 1.5.15 has a very nice new feature!

Just found today when I was looking to see if I missed something with the mutt sidebar patch (still irritates me that I have to sync a mailbox before jumping to another mailbox in order for the counts in the sidebar to be updated properly), that mutt 1.5.15 …

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Mandriva 2007.1 on HP TX1120 tablet

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to install 2007.1 on a HP TX1120 laptop (a tablet). This is a really slick laptop; it's an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 (1.8GHz), with 2GB RAM, a Seagate 160GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 (ok, the graphics card leaves a …

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