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Thunderbird SSL “Domain Name Mismatch”

Some of my servers that are only for internal/personal use have SSL certs with a mismatched hostname. The cert for my mail server is issued for the CNAME used for my mail server, not the actual hostname. Of course, this means that Thunderbird gives me some annoying errors because ...

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Apache2 - list Name-Based Virtual Hosts

Here’s a little tidbit that I never knew until I had an Apache2 name-based virtual host problem: httpd -S lists the vhosts that are being served by Apache, and how they were parsed from the config files.

The output on one of my servers looks something like:

[root@web2 ...
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Using nmap to quickly ping all hosts in an address range

At $WORK, the subnet we use for some of our workstations and test boxes was only recently setup with DHCP. Previously, we’d used IP-by-Whiteboard in the office. As a result, most of the recent machines use DHCP, but there are a few older ones still around using static ...

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Subversion ‘is missing or not locked’ error

Recently I was doing some work on a few PHP scripts, and came by a rather annoying error while trying to commit to subversion:

svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: Working copy '/srv/www/htdocs/newcall/stats/generated' is missing or not locked

The problem was a directory, “generated”. This ...

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Android 2.0.1 update

So, I updated my Droid to Android 2.0.1 today. I’ll be honest that it didn’t work the way I’d hoped. When I woke up this morning (December 10th 2009) I had an alert dialog on screen telling me that an update was ready. It ...

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