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Archives for: May 2009

"port out of range" on activemq topic

May 21st, 2009
I recently came across a problem with ActiveMQ and Spring which took a while to find. As with all the articles on this blog, I had to figure it out myself because there weren’t any solutions on the inter-web. The confusion was caused by the… more »

Quick guide to installing WordPress under Plesk

May 16th, 2009
I just wanted to install WordPress with the minimum of fuzz. So is the 1 minute cut and paste guide to installing WordPress under Plesk. First we need to create a database to hold the WordPress articles. Login to your Plesk server as root. Move… more »

Shutting down windows via the power buttons

May 12th, 2009
If you have to look after a lot of servers then shutting them all down at the end of the day can be a real pain. The button on the front of the machine can be re-configured to perform different actions. The actions include: Shut down, Hibernate, Stand… more »

Preventing remote attacks on your server

May 4th, 2009
If you have a server on the internet, the chances are that someone will attempt to gain entry. I have seen cases where the server was live on the internet for as little as 2 minutes before some bot launched an attack. There are various programs out… more »