Year: 2005

Stopping ssh port scans

Finally decided to do something about the script kiddies who keep trying dictionary attacks again our ssh ports. There is a neat article at Debian Administration called Using iptables to rate-limit incoming connections. It gives a couple of iptables commands

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Apache hell

Had a problem trying to restart apache today after editing the server settings. Initially I thought I’d broken the config but it turned out to be something else. The error I was getting was: (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could

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Alternative search engines

I have to admit that I’m addicted to search engine opimisation. I have an obsessive need to chase the changes at Google and Yahoo and waste hours mulling over the rankings of my sites. I spose in my case it

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Bye Bye Eudora

Today I completed the switch over from Eudora to Mozilla Thunderbird. I’ve actually been happy with Eudora for years and have happily upgraded from versions 4 to 5 to 6 then 6.1 . However lately I’ve started using imap instead

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Australian shopping online

We launched a new website over the weekend called Australian Shopping Online. Basically it is a directory of Australian online stores and shopping carts however I’m hoping it will become a bit of a shopping mall in its own right.

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Opensource LMS

Shameless self promotion time. I’ve been compiling a list of Open Source Learning Management Systems on our LMS Talk (Learning managemant system Talk) website. Anyway I think it is a pretty fine list and worth checking out if you a

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Ensoniq eps

Info and links Synthzone – lots of ensoniq links Official EMU site – some support fopr ensoniq equipment Build or buy ensoniq page – good links to active eps resources Ensoniq eps knowledge bank – great stuff including OS install

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Akai s2000

Akai s2000 resources KJ Moses – s2000 links and resources (most links broken) AkaiDisk – AkaiDisk lets your PC read and write samples on Akai floppy disks The Akai sampler list – lots of Akai links akaitools – unix tools

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a page of utilities that help you do stuff you want to

This is kind of web 2.0 in a nut shell. Phil Bradley’s excellent list of utilities, such as social utilities, social bookmarking and various other software packages that let you do things. or in Phil’s words – “I want to…”

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Bad Bots must die

Lately I’ve witnessed a couple of blatant attempts to rip content from our directory sites. Of course this pisses me off. It takes many months to build up a quality directory and to have this ripped and displayed by someone

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