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Connecting to VPN via PPTP always reports Operation timed out

January 27th, 2016
I had a few problems connecting to a client's VPN. All the settings were correct: Configuration: Default Server Address: vpn.example.com Account name: mrn Encryption: Automatic but it would not connect, it always timed out. /var/log/ppp.log:… more »

Allowing users to logging in with keys

December 14th, 2015
I'm doing more and more work with SSH keys so I thought I'd share this little program with you. When I create a development server I set up SSH keys so that I'm not constantly typing in passwords as I copy stuff around. After creating a new virtual… more »

Apache Access forbidden with extended mac @ permissions

December 13th, 2015
I came across an interested file protection problem with environment. OSX, Firefox and tar are all involved but I can't tell which component is doing it. The problem manifested itself with Access forbidden messages from Apache. My objective is to… more »

Sendmail takes ages to start

November 12th, 2014
I had a development server that was taking ages to start. I checked the /var/log/messages file which didn't reveal anything so I checked the /var/log/maillog which showed the following lines: Nov 11 16:16:11 myhost sendmail[1334]: My unqualified host… more »

Change Power Plan when application starts

September 30th, 2013
Most of the time my computer runs using the Balanced power plan. This turns the display off after 10 minutes and puts the computer to sleep after 30 minutes. So you can imagine how upset I get when the computer goes to sleep after 30 minutes, before it… more »