Monthly Archives: October 2011

Updating Fail2ban to block bad guys

I’ve been running fail2ban for a while but it wasn’t catching everything hitting the mail server. I kept seeing these guys with entries like this: vchkpw-smtp: null password given admin:75.146.111.10 who weren’t getting blocked even though they are hitting the … Continue reading

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Android complaints

I have had an android phone for about a year. Before that I had an iphone. But switched after hearing about how much better android phones are. Since then I have severely regretted the decision in almost every aspect except … Continue reading

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ESXi 5.0 installation hanging at 34% – now ESXi 5.5 at 28%

I’ve installed 5.0 a few times now and I seem to remember this coming up before. While installing it goes to a screen showing 34% progress and just stays there for a while. During which time I start wondering all … Continue reading

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How to get HDCookBook SVN checkout

As seems typical with everything java.net so far, instructions are wrong, links outdated, and following ‘how-to’s doesn’t quite get you where you’re trying to go. While trying to do a SVN checkout of the hdcookbook stuff, i followed about 5 … Continue reading

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java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: connect

Trying to set up a BD-J development environment on my windows 7, 64-bit system, but when I run the ME Platform SDK 3.0, I get the subject error (java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: connect) So after googling around, stockoverflow to the rescue … Continue reading

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