Mar 31, 2001 at 05:50pm

  • Sat, Mar 31, 2001 at 05:50pm:
    by jmullan

    I wish that I could say that I had big news for those fans(?) of jmullan.visi.com, but really, aside from collecting another domain (again?), there’s not much to report.

    Okay, well, I suppose that the co-sysop, Kory, has acquired a new machine to replace the tired and aging Pentium 200 that is the current jmullan.visi.com workhorse. But that might not happen for another month. Or two. It all depends on how quickly he moves and whether or not he wants to give up having a linux box in his apartment or not. It should be cool, though, since we’ll have a clean, fresh install of everything.

    Server issues:

    All systems are functioning within normal parameters.

    Like certain fallen angels, this server goes by many names:

    your sysop (Jesse Mullan) :)

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25 Jan 2000 16:46

I haven't done much with the server in the last couple of weeks. I've been fiddling with mysql and cgi some. The results
can be seen in my cars application, which isn't much more than a practice query. I've also been
fiddling with some other things (now that the mysql permissions are sorted out), but nothing important…

Server issues:

  • Still have to take over DNS service for idlespeculation.com and implication.com
  • I've taken over hosting http://www.rallymn.com,
    but I'm doing it in a sneaky manner.

  • I've got to remember to have the server boot into text mode instead of X-windows. It might save some precious, precious
    RAM, not that I've noticed any real performance issues.

lto:jmullan@visi.com>Jesse Mullan

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18 Jan 2000 17:44

Happy Year 2000, everyone!

I haven't done much with the server in the last couple of weeks. I've been fiddling with mysql and cgi some. The results can be seen in my cars application, which isn't much more than a practice query. Oh well. I've run into some permissions problems for creating tables and the like. Kory (the other sysop) will help me sort those out eventually, as soon as I can get a hold of him long enough to explain what's going on.

Server issues:

ef=mailto:jmullan@doubt.com>Jesse Mullan

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31 Dec 1999 10:06

Happy Year 2000, everyone!

I haven't done much with the server in the last week. I've been fiddling with mysql and cgi some. The results can be seen in my cars application, which isn't much more than a practice query. Oh well. I've run into some permissions problems for creating tables and the like. Kory (the other sysop) will help me sort those out eventually, as soon as I can get a hold of him long enough to explain what's going on.

Server issues:

  • Still have to take over DNS service for

    idlespeculation.com

    and

    implication.com
  • There are many links that broke when Stan's files were moved over from the windows box. I've been going through and fixing them for him (because he probably never will). This is the importance of relative links and case sensitivity training…

smbmount works if you do it right. Heh heh.



Jesse Mullan

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23 Dec 1999 09:02

Server issues:

  • Still have to take over DNS service for

    idlespeculation.com

    and

    implication.com

  • There are many links that broke when Stan's files were moved over from
    the windows box. I've been going through and fixing them for him (because
    he probably never will). This is the importance of relative links and
    case sensitivity training…

    smbmount works if you do it right. Heh heh.

    DBI and mysql have been properly installed. Now I just have to learn
    how to use them. :)

    Somehow Postfix and sendmail were both installed and running
    simultaneously. I deinstalled postfix- not knowing that sendmail was also
    trying to handle the mail duties, and voila, the linux box is receiving
    emails like a champ.

    The server side includes on this page have slowed it down some, but
    they're just so much fun…



    Jesse Mullan

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    22 Dec 1999 12:00

    Server issues:

    • Postfix is not accepting outside email. Ack ack ack. Do I replace it with qmail or sendmail or what? Ack ack ack.
    • Still have to take over DNS service for

      idlespeculation.com

      and

      implication.com
    • There are many links that broke when Stan's files were moved over from the windows box. I've been going through and fixing them for him (because he probably never will). This is the importance of relative links and case sensitivity training…

    smbmount works if you do it right. Heh heh.

    DBI and mysql have been properly installed. Now I just have to learn how to use them. :)

    The server side includes on this page have slowed it down some, but they're just so much fun…



    Jesse Mullan

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    21 Dec 1999 10:38

    Server issues:

    • Postfix is not accepting outside email
    • smbmount doesn't seem to work
    • Still have to take over DNS service for

      idlespeculation.com

      and

      implication.com

    • There are many links that broke when Stan's files were moved over from
      the windows box. I've been going through and fixing them for him (because
      he probably never will). This is the importance of relative links and
      case sensitivity training…

    been properly installed. Now I just have to learn
    how to use them. :)

    The server side includes on this page have slowed it down some, but
    they're just so much fun…



    Jesse Mullan

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    20 Dec 1999 10:12

    [rant about linux deleted]

    • Server issues:
    • Server not accepting outside email
    • DBD and DBI not installed
    • smbmount doesn't seem to work
    • Still have to take over DNS service for

      idlespeculation.com

      and

      implication.com

    • There are many links that broke when Stan's files were moved over from
      the windows box. I've been going through and fixing them for him (because
      he probably never will). This is the importance of relative links and
      case sensitivity training…
    an@doubt.com>Jesse Mullan

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    20 Dec 1999 00:03

    Okay, yes, the linux box is running, and the apache web server seems to be running flawlessly, there are a few niggling details that still have yet to be worked out. Although mySQL is running, DBI and DBD have not been installed for perl. What the crap? Is this why we installed linux mandrake? It seems like if a person selects the “everything” option it should install something as vastly useful as DBI and DBD. I realise that not evceryone will be using them, but c'mon, that's why you go through and weed out the things that you don't need.

    Oh well, at least sendmail is working, right? Wrong. Instead of installing sendmail or qmail, postfix was installed. Now, postfix might be great mail software, but was doesn't it show up in linuxconf? Instead, linuxconf references sendmail and appears to edit the sendmail files. Why isn't mandrake more intelligent?

    Samba at least installed correctly the second time and runs pretty smoothly. However, I can't get smbmount to work. I want to be able to get the files off of my windows box. Ack! How am I supposed to make a smooth transition to linux if my old files are a mile away. Why should I ftp?

    All bitching aside, the linux box is pretty sweet, despite running on a Cyrix P150+ circa 1996. The web serving is much faster than on my windows box, where I was running Omnihttpd. The windows box is a Pentium 200 running win98. Ack. At least the linux box hasn't randomly eaten itself. Just when I had the linux box installed for the first time, the windows box decided that it wanted nothing to do with TCP/IP anymore. A whole day of reinstalling later it was all okay again.

    I now have two useful computers in my apartment- a true lesson in frugal computing. However, neither one is really doing what I want them to do, but at least it seems like I can make progress with the linux box. Ah, the trials and tribulations of personal computing.

    Thank you for your patience and support.



    Jesse Mullan

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