Memoires of the Commonly Uncommon Tech Solutions

linux

Postfix Too Many Hops with Spamassassin

I’ve noticed a lot of people have had an issue with the Postfix “Too Many Hops” error. I ran into the same issue, with my Postfix Spamassassin setup. Postfix is a beast, and tweaking is often needed to keep it working smooth.

linux

Mysql Backup and Restore

After getting MySQL setup, and going, you might want to start backing it up. I’ll briefly talk about backing up databases, and restoring them.

openbsd

SSH without a Password

Even though this isn’t anything new, it’s always something good to know, and have a reference in case you forget how to set it up. I use it with the utmost sense of security. I will use it for scheduled backups, and the keys always hidden, with root online having access to it. This method …

freebsd

FreeBSD 7.0 and PostGreSQL 8.3 in Jails

Since the release of FreeBSD 7.0 many things have been changed to allow PostGres to run better than any other database under FreeBSD. To take advantage of this, I’ll show how to setup PostGreSQL in FreeBSD jails. Of course, the same method is used to install on your main system as well.

openbsd

OpenBSD’s ALTQ

Ever since I took in a roommate, and then started using a VoIP service, I have learned that even having a decent home broadband solution wasn’t enough for my network. Many nights I would spend trying to talk to someone and realize they couldn’t hear me, or I couldn’t hear them. Other nights I would …

freebsd

FreeBSD Jails in 7.0 (Revised)

Finally, with the release of FreeBSD 7.0, here’s the updated version of the usual jail tutorial tailored to FreeBSD 7.0. Enjoy!

apple

OSX Boot Camp and Windows

Like any other gamer, after switching all my computers to Apples, I had an itch to play some of games in my free time. With that in mind, I instantly setup Boot Camp on my iMac with my Leopard discs in hand, ready to install drivers. While it wasn’t that complicated, there were a few …

apple

OS X Changing Terminal.app ANSI Colors

Since Apple released their latest release of MacOS X, changing the Terminal application’s colors have once again become a pain. Even with the previous release, you could drag and drop colors from the color swatch to the color you wanted to change. This feature has thus been removed in Leopard. Thanks to Ciarán Walsh, of …

php

PHP Date Drop-Down Menu Function

If you have ever had to deal with long hours coding large drop-down menus for various different reasons, then you know finding a better solution isn’t far after those first 20 lines. When programming a scheduling application last year, I realized that I didn’t want to rely on an employee to know the date format …

assembly

Cisco IPv6 Tutorial

Back in 2003, aside from messing with wireless networks, I starting really working with IPv6 in its full form (Watch for NS in the IPv6 server list here soon). At the same time, I was studying for my CCNA, and decided that every piece of hardware in my house needed to be running IPv6. In …