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by khimaira2
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: CSF firewall users please read.
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

It sounds logical, but, like nigel, I'm somewhat skeptical of essentially whitelisting previous successful login IP's. Still thinking about it though. If you use WHMCS, have WHMCS on a separate server, and think your users can remember how to log into WHMCS, then you might be interested in the autou...
by khimaira2
Tue May 01, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: Record and share your terminal session with shelr.tv
Replies: 1
Views: 1291

Record and share your terminal session with shelr.tv

Takeaway: Jack Wallen stumbles across an incredibly handy command line tool for recording your command-fu. If you’re looking for interesting ways to train users on the Linux (or Mac) command line — shelr is the tool for you! (sic) http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/opensource/record-and-share-your-te...
by khimaira2
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Old Script Finder
Replies: 0
Views: 2277

Old Script Finder

Anyone had any experience with this tool:

http://oldscriptfinder.com

It seems reasonably priced as a subscription service and could be quite helpful in getting some major security holes corrected.

Any feedback or opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks!
by khimaira2
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: Compression - anyone using it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

Maybe this recently announced vulnerability will help you decide:

http://web.archiveorange.com/archive/v/ ... uv2lETRSfD
by khimaira2
Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: AutoResponders? Yes or No
Replies: 6
Views: 2802

For starters:

Code: Select all

find /home -maxdepth 2 -name .autorespond -ls
by khimaira2
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Server Candy (Public)
Topic: Clean Orphaned cPanel Backups
Replies: 3
Views: 2184

We can say we found their plugins easy to install and helpful. The DNS Check rarely provides any information of use, but we guess finding a single problem would make it worthwhile. The Mod_Security plugin does give a slightly different and useful perspective as a complement to the ConfigServer Mod_S...
by khimaira2
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Server Candy (Public)
Topic: Clean Orphaned cPanel Backups
Replies: 3
Views: 2184

We don't want to knock your work and clever approach, but you might want to try this free plugin from NDCHost. Yes, they are a competitor but they do have a few freebies we have found to be most helpful. http://www.ndchost.com/cpanel-whm/plugins/ The Clean Backups plugin also gets weekly and monthly...
by khimaira2
Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Converting php short tags
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

It changes the code. If you just want to find the files with short tags, try:

find . -name '*.php' -type f -exec grep -l '<\?=' {} \;
find . -name '*.php' -type f -exec grep -l '<\? ' {} \;
by khimaira2
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Converting php short tags
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Name it whatever you like, fix_short_tags for example. Without a command line directory specified as an argument, it defaults to beginning in the current directory. And yes, it makes the edits in place via the perl options. We've now made php5 (with suhosin) our system default. The typical fixes for...
by khimaira2
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Converting php short tags
Replies: 5
Views: 2334

Converting php short tags

If you're in the same position of trying to drag users and their legacy scripts from php4 to php5, you may find the following script very useful to cleanup php short tags. I've cleaned hundreds of files by hand and then with a few sed, tr and perl variations of my own. Then I stumbled on this and it...
by khimaira2
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: AlaHosts V.2.0
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

We like the idea about being cooperative and Indie, Indy, Indi, or even Inde would all work for us. We're not sure we share the concern about .org vs .com, especially since it's such a trivial site not likely to be confused with this magnificent forum. We can't help but say maybe co-op would work be...
by khimaira2
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: AlaHosts V.2.0
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Well, as they say "He who hesitates loses the domain name". So we grabbed this one quick: IndieHosts.org We are an organization anyway, right?
by khimaira2
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: AlaHosts V.2.0
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

And I thought I was old and out of touch! :) Run the name by your kids. They'll get it. Indie is quite the thing to be. And it pretty much describes what we all are: Independent Hosts. I also give it points for 2 syllables that roll off the tongue like Alahosts, which was a brilliant name just unfor...
by khimaira2
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: Secondary nameserver?
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

OK, without revealing trade secrets, are you clustering multiple web servers or one or more dedicated DNS servers? Can I hope that LW has a reasonable price for a dedicated DNS server?
by khimaira2
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Secondary nameserver?
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

At this point we only have one server, but we could see that as an incentive for earlier expansion. It makes more sense than paying the cost of hosted secondary services.

I guess I'm a little surprised that LW doesn't offer an integrated service, but we really haven't asked.
by khimaira2
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Secondary nameserver?
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Secondary nameserver?

As you've moved domains to the various non-Alabanza solutions, how are you handling secondary nameservers? We'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on various alternatives and solutions.
by khimaira2
Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Can ImageMagik do this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

I don't know enough about it to give a definitive answer, but I tend to think of ImageMagik for image manipulation, not so much presentation. Google "javascript image animation" and I think you'll find some alternatives.

It sounds like an interesting project: easy2baweatherman.com?
by khimaira2
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: how? ssi echo date_locale config timefmt with FRENCH months
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Changing direction to solve the problem, you might want to look at optional ways to prevent caching:

Caching Tutorial
http://www.mnot.net/cache_docs/#IMP-SERVER
by khimaira2
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: how? ssi echo date_locale config timefmt with FRENCH months
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

I was considering a joke about a monthly date with a French girl, but decided to remain perfectly serious.

You might take a look at this Javascript Date Library:

http://www.datejs.com/2007/11/

Haven't tried it though.
by khimaira2
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: Sendmail command help needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Or, if you care to be more selective in processing the queue, you can use the the smtry script.

See: http://alahosts.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4938
by khimaira2
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: Cleaning distribution lists
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

Cleaning distribution lists

Aside from the possibility of a new "dismemberer" script from Arf, does anyone offer their clients tools for cleaning bad email addresses from their distribution lists. I understand that SmartList will by default remove addresses after 5 bounces, but we're tired of seeing the mqueue full of the same...
by khimaira2
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Happy Birthday Alahosts.com
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Happy Arfday to you
Happy Arfday to you
Happy Arfday dear Arfie
Happy Arfday to you!
by khimaira2
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Internet is out, Grid is in
Replies: 15
Views: 4126

Sounds like a good name for a mailing list cleaning script.
by khimaira2
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: CartXpress with Element Express Payment Services
Replies: 0
Views: 1180

CartXpress with Element Express Payment Services

We have a customer using CartXpress who is working with Element Express as their payment processor ( http://www.elementps.com ). I haven't been able to locate a module/interface in my searches, and don't have any experience in creating one at this point. Anyone else ever used this company or have suggestions ?

Thanks!
by khimaira2
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: /dev/null permissions
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

For what it's worth, and I'm pulling from distant memories, the first letter really doesn't have anything to do with permissions. It's the device type: "c" standing for a character device that receives input in a stream; "b" standing for a block device that allows random access. It's more complicate...
by khimaira2
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: ? File is there or it's not ???
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

This problem seems to be resolved, but since no one mentioned it, the first thing I would have tried is "ls -lq". Typically what are refered to as non-printing characters would be displayed with a "?".

What you see isn't always what you get.
by khimaira2
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: SSH - SecureCRT - up button Ala vs. Non-Ala servers
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

I'm not sure I understand the difference you're describing, but it could be that your other servers use a shell other than bash. As you say, pressing the up arrow will move back through your commands. If you're moving quickly and miss what you want, the down arrow key takes you the other way. You ca...
by khimaira2
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Need a script expert...
Replies: 4
Views: 1942

I'll take a stab at a variation. Basically you're always going back to $FILE inside your loop. That's why you only see the last change. Assuming you wanted to keep the original file, you could add a second temp file, as in: ..... FILE=$1 TEMPFILE1="$FILE-tmp1" TEMPFILE2="$FILE-tmp2&qu...
by khimaira2
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: NaviSite Summit
Replies: 29
Views: 11153

For purely selfish reasons, we'd like to see it postponed. This year's dates conflict with another annual meeting we must attend. We would really love to see everyone again as well as meet Navisite staff. Another date would actually make us happy.
by khimaira2
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: This announcement speaks volumes
Replies: 18
Views: 6641

Gotta love this one: "....We recognize your pain points and all of us have been working to fix these issues as our only priority." Sounds like acupuncture to the servers! Maybe that is what was needed all along! P.S. We had another "outage" an hour ago, and were unable to access the server (virtual)...
by khimaira2
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Keeping customers informed
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Just sent a suggestion to customers about clearing cache if they can't see their sites now that they are back up. Gave instructions on how to do it after hearing from numerous folks and determining that was their problem.
by khimaira2
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Press
Replies: 21
Views: 8254

An earlier page of interest: m " With a new WeeMee born every five seconds, even a few minutes of outage would adversely impact our users and affect our integrations with partners including AOL, Microsoft and Skype. NaviSite is totally focused on reliability and customer service, which were key comm...
by khimaira2
Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Keeping customers informed
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Keeping customers informed

I am so glad we set up an emergency info site (actually.info version of our domain name) for our customers several years ago (back in the fire days). It has made it much easier for customers to be informed of any scheduled or unsceduled outages. They go there first before calling or emailing us...wh...
by khimaira2
Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: What will you be drinking on the night of the move?
Replies: 19
Views: 6625

Depending on how things go...maybe we'll need a Boston tea party?!