Month: July 2006

  • IT Terminology – Hard Drive Jenga

    Hard Drive Jenga A term used to describe removal of Hard Drives from a RAID storage array where the objective of the game is to remove as many drives as possible without the array collapsing causing catastrophic data loss. Not for the faint hearted! Not to be confused with Hard Drive Dominoes (another fine example).

  • What not to do when you’ve installed sshdfilter

    sshdfilter is a great tool which monitors system logs for repetitive failed login attempts and actively updates iptables to block offending ip addresses. However, there is a slight shortfall it its design as there are no exceptions to its blocking rules as I found this morning: Subject: sshdfilter event for, Too many password guesses,…

  • Fedora Core 5 yum.conf

    Just a quick snippet of my /etc/yum.conf file which includes the ATrpms and FreshRpms repositories. [main] cachedir=/var/cache/yum keepcache=0 debuglevel=2 logfile=/var/log/yum.log pkgpolicy=newest distroverpkg=redhat-release tolerant=1 exactarch=1 obsoletes=1 gpgcheck=1 plugins=1 metadata_expire=1800 [atrpms] name=Fedora Core $releasever – $basearch – ATrpms baseurl=$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/stable [freshrpms] name=Fedora Linux $releasever – $basearch – freshrpms baseurl=$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms

  • Trac – Emptying a Wiki database

    A quick bit of shell magic to empty a Trac wiki database in a freshly installed Trac environment. In this example /var/www/html/trac is assumed to be the Trac environment you created with trac-admin. $ for page in `trac-admin /var/www/html/trac wiki list | cut -d’ ‘ -f1 | grep “^[A-Z]” | grep -v “Title”`; do trac-admin…