DNS - Open Source rules

DNS is arguably one of the most important services on the Internet. Without it, every domain name and email address we know would be meaningless. We’d be thrown back into the days of IP addresses without corresponding names. And, given everything that depends on DNS, it’s also one …

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New Projects

In terms of ongoing projects, I should be updating RackMan sometime soon, and also adding the demo site.

I’ve begun to move DNS for all of my domains in-house, mostly because since everything is behind NAT, it’s a real pain to manage DNS entries in two places (one …

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Blinkenlights (blinkenlichten)

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I’ll be posting more on this in the next few days, but I did a few more upgrades at home, including a Proliant DL380G2 to replace my aged ML370 (G1) storage box (array is failing badly) and a Proliant DL360 G2 as a second web server (and possibly moving …

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Please Don’t resize my browser

It always amazes me to see how much “old school” web design practice is still out there. I’m talking about commercial sites (not MySpace pages) that blatantly ignore web standards about both content and user experience. This isn’t just a Linux thing, though some aspect of it certainly …

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Cisco CatOS GBIC Information

I have a Cisco WS-G4912 (12-port Gigabit aggregation switch) that I’m using to bring my network up to Gig-E. It’s about all that I could afford, and works fine. Most of my older servers are running 1000BASE-SX multimode fiber, but I decided to use copper GBICs …

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