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Posted by smurphy on Sunday, 20 January 2013 @ 12:46:55
Apple support, IOS 6, and knowledge ...
Last Week-End, I thought that I could finally upgrate my iPod 4G to IOS 6.0.1, thinking that most bugs, network WiFi etc. had been finally fixed.
Doing the upgrade, everything worked fine. Everything synced as planned, iPod restarted and - No network ! I had the network Sign up in the left corner, but no possibility to actually connect to the IP on the iPod or do any test from the iPod to another device.
Calling Apple support because they do...
Posted by smurphy on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 @ 22:30:14
My QNap running 24/7 anyway - I wondered why I wouldn't install a virtualbox headless runing a WindowXP License I had laying around from an old laptop...
Thinking about it though, the QNap is running a busy-box based mini linux, which in no way would run any virtualbox installation.
The answer to that was actually to chroot a mini-debian, mount the device, proc, sys file systems through a bind option, and that was all that was to be done for getting a virtualbox instance running on the NAS...
Posted by smurphy on Monday, 23 July 2012 @ 21:31:29
Well - the first one was due to a scheduled Road-Work where I was advised that the power would be disable for 4 hours. What I did not predict though was that the UPS that was running here for some years now wouldn't last for more than 3 Minutes making me order a new one - which I have installed today. And this means, another outage. The new UPS though has a display showing the power-state and details on the battery, and hopefully I will be able, in the future, to predict when the battery has to...
Posted by smurphy on Thursday, 12 April 2012 @ 19:36:41
it took some time to actually get the Furniture for our (my wife and mine) office, and since it came last week, I couldn't push back the fact that I needed to move the server from it's old (non design) Rack, to a new one I am partly responsible for.
For the sake of Administration, I did put in a KVM, and mounted a screen outside on the Rack, and even added a space for the keyboard, making it look pretty cool in the end. I just hope I won't get a temperature problem, as it's all in...
Posted by smurphy on Saturday, 28 January 2012 @ 19:14:53
Seems the French Telecom and Free Telecom play the ping pong game.
France Telecom says the physical line is Ok, and I tell Free Telecom the line is not OK and they see it too.
According to this picture, the quiality is really really bad. If I have 15 minutes of connectivity without disconnects, I am lucky at the moment.
No chance in playing any online based game at all. Especially during this Week-End.
Issues have been fixed end of February - at last. Actually - whe...
Posted by smurphy on Thursday, 13 October 2011 @ 06:45:39
a recent massive spam-attack on my mailserver has put the latter one into denial mode. This means, that internal mails where still processed, sending out mails too, but the mail-server has refused to accept any Internet-inbound mail.
After identifying the 6 IP-Addresses that where mail-flooding my mail-server, my ISP dropped routing from these IP's, and the mail-server could come back to normal operation. Note - the blue color is Rejected mails.
Posted by smurphy on Sunday, 25 September 2011 @ 09:50:16
Updated all data from the Linux Counter. You can see my linux-counter page here . Note that for some systems, the busybox binary won enable me to automatically update all data, however the manual entered data is accurate.
OS on Stargate Upgraded
Posted by smurphy on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 @ 17:30:33
Upgraded the OS on Stargate from Ubuntu LTS 6.06.2 to 10.04 LTS (via 8.04.2).
Some small quircks needed to get fix - but all in all it took barely 30 Minutes per OS Upgrade, and the fix at the end, a little bit of googling around, to identify that applications have changed API that needed to be adapted.
A real 2 hours for the upgrade processes, and another 2 Hours for the fixes. Try that with windows - as going from Windows 98 through to Windows Xp then to Windows 7 :) Good Luck !
outages on router ... [updated]
Posted by smurphy on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 @ 10:44:03
I finally figured out why my connection has some outages. There are 2 causes for this - and I'm afraid I can fix only one. The Modem I have sometimes gets a hickup - and stalls. This one needs a hard-reset. I'll probably hook up a timer onto it's power supply to get it fixed. The other issue is a software issue on the firewall/router. The built-in hardware watchdog will go into shutdown mode instead of reboot mode - forcing a normal shutdown. Only a regular power-cycle can fix that one. However ...
Posted by smurphy on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 @ 22:34:19
As usual - I can't stand things/hardware that does not work at 100%. Hence - I ordered a replacement board, and put it in place today. The new router board is the next generation, means that it has Gbit ethernet ports, and provides a USB Port as a Micro SD port that could be used. A test has shown 38MiBytes of FTP transfer speed - which is a good indication for GB Network.
It took me longer to actually get the new setup running - as the ethernet ports have been rotated somehow - making...