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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 »

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 »

Setting up a Raspberry Pi to run a Finch Robot

August 14th, 2013
Half the battle is getting the Raspberry Pi up and running with Java installed. Once you've done that, the rest is pretty simple. Firstly Install Rasbian wheezy on your Raspberry Pi. Then install Java 8. Create somewhere nice for us to work… more »

Yum installing from EPEL repository on CentOS

July 24th, 2013
EPEL stands for Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux. It contains open source projects compiled up for many versions of the Red Hat distribution like CentOS. Follow this instructions to allow yum to use it. First we need to find out a few things ab… more »