Raid Status Script

Posted by Benjamin Close on January 21, 2009 under Other | Be the First to Comment

One thing that has always bugged me about the free operating systems is a lack of notification when things go wrong. In particular I run a FreeBSD server at home that has a SATA RAID 1 using a Promise controller in particular: atapci0: <Promise PDC20371 SATA150 controller> port 0xc000-0xc03f,0xc400-0xc40f,0xc800-0xc87f mem 0xde031000-0xde031fff,0xde000000-0xde01ffff irq 11 at device [..more..]

Splitting A Patch

Posted by Benjamin Close on November 13, 2008 under Other | 8 Comments to Read

Have you ever been working on code, gone off on a side tangent and then realized you don’t have a valid patch of the code you’ve been working on? So you run diff -du, cvs diff, git diff or some other diff and suddenly realize you have a mix of old changes and new changes. [..more..]

OPIE – One Time Keys

Posted by Benjamin Close on November 8, 2008 under Other | Read the First Comment

Using External SSH access with normal password authentication is dangerous. It is susceptible to the following problems: People can use weak passwords which are easy to hack A remote machine may have a key logger on it Someone may be performing a man-in-the-middle type attack Hence if you wish to access a shell account or [..more..]

My First WordPress Blog Entry

Posted by admin on September 10, 2008 under Other | Be the First to Comment

Hi Folks, after a long time using a home brew blog of wiki pages, I finally decided to upgrade to some decent blog software. There’s lots of reasons behind this but the main reason is because I prefer to use blog software rather than develop it. So stay tuned there should be lots of entries [..more..]