Ottawa Valley SAGE

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Mar 17, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Old data being added slowly...

Very slowly. I finally got around to importing the userids from the old system tonight (last night?), but the old passwords will not work, as the storage methods are different. It would be interesting if I had spent time trying to crack them and then install them, but it’s not worth the effort. You can get a password if you had a prior ID by clicking on the forgot password link.

Mar 10, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

ovSAGE Meeting

Title: ovSAGE Meeting Location: The Pythian Group, St. Laurent Mall, Ottawa Link out: Click here Description: This is the March meeting for Ottawa Valley SAGE. This month we will be continuing the setup and install of a virtualized system to act as a mail, web, pop, imap, webmail server. We will also be looking at kickstart, PXE boot for installation and once we have finished all of this, puppet and nagios for configuration management and monitoring

Mar 8, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

And the fun continues...

Something I had noticed a couple of posts ago was bothering me today and I decided to search out the problem and see if there was a fix for it. The problem being the tags for a post were no longer working. I had used them for the first post, but when I decided to use them a couple of posts ago, no luck. I ignored it as something to look at later and when I posted my HDD woes, the tags were still broken.

Mar 8, 2010 - 1 minute read - Comments

Ottawa Area Security Klatch

Title: Ottawa Area Security Klatch Location: Microsoft Canada, 100-152 Queen St., Ottawa, ON, Canada Link out: Click here Description: Talk #1: DNS Security: The Seven Deadliest Sins Speaker: Derrick Webber A vulnerable DNS allows attackers to compromise everything else in the organization: your web sites, servers, SSL, VPNs, even desktops. This short presentation covers the very worst mistakes in the design and operation of the Domain Name Service and how to fix them.

Mar 7, 2010 - 4 minute read - Comments

Fun with Technology...

Well, not so much fun… Tuesday last week, I guess there was a power bump or some such event and my main drive on my mac decided to take a nose dive. I should have expected this, as the power is not exactly the most stable in this neck of the woods. I do have backups, but I was lazy the past 2 months and didn’t do a backup. Time machine isn’t quite suitable (no real control) and I haven’t bothered anything beyond a full dump at intervals and that takes time.