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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 08:51PM Reply Quote
Well, why not? this is a community, after all.

rino – December 09, 2007 03:28PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
My default email address suddenly has 10147 bounced emails!

I use anything@mydomain.org to catch subscriptions and try and see if anyone sells stuff ... well I dunno what's up but something is awry! Holy crap.

Someone is using MadeUpName@mydomain.org to try and send spams. I'm going down a shit river and fast.

Any clues?

I've not installed any new software lately. Holy smokers.

tomierna (Admin) – December 09, 2007 03:44PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Sounds like a Joe Job of some sort.

It's for this reason I either bounce or delete mis-addressed e-mail from all of my domains.

I bounce them if it's an important domain, and delete them if it's not as important.

I used to run a catch-all address, but the amount of work sorting through the mung just didn't make sense for the one or two false-negatives.

rino – December 09, 2007 04:13PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
A Joe Job?

I think my Gallery2 installation got PWN3D.

Suddenly I couldn't get at things ... and VERY strange the Gallery .htaccess file was modified Dec 1 but I can't figure if contents are bad ... I didn't attempt upgrade then. Hmmmmmmmmm.

I feel dirty.

Looks like I made it stop though.

So are unassigned addresses a n00b thing? I do a ton of front end web stuff and know enough to configure systems to install libraries for perl, ruby, php, etc... but much of the sysadmin security stuff is usually not my domain.

tomierna (Admin) – December 09, 2007 04:22PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Joe Job

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rino
So are unassigned addresses a n00b thing?

Not really - it's something where you need to weigh the consequences of missing a couple of e-mails vs. getting a shit ton of spam to AbcDE@yourdomain.com

rino – December 09, 2007 04:27PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I guess so!

All of the spam today were bounced messages where it appears some bot tried to mail out faking headers from my domain.

I do know a lot of basic security protocols but around mail systems, oy...

I just turned on Spam Assassin at the server level. Think it's catching it right now. No new bounced ones seem to be getting through.

Steve Cordova – December 09, 2007 05:14PM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
if you are getting bounced mail from nonexistant users in your domain, from servers that are not in your control, try setting a SPF recordrecord (or more) for your domain. It will tell compliant smtp servers which servers are allowed to send mail for your domain.

rino – December 09, 2007 06:26PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Oh thanks for the lead ... I'm going to look at that.

Jeff Cooper – December 10, 2007 04:55AM Reply Quote
Cross-posting from the old place: so I have this hard drive that's showing much less than its capacity. How badly hosed am I?

I recently pulled the second hard drive from my old G4 tower and put it in an external enclosure. It wouldn't mount. It occurred to me that it might be configured as a slave drive, which it was. Went to Frys, where they were nice enough to give me a jumper rather than making me buy 100. Configured the drive as master, put the enclosure back together, mounted the drive. Only one of the two partitions showed up, and that one described itself in disk utility as a 31.5 GB drive (it's not--it's a 120 GB drive partitioned as 80 GB and 31 GB; it's the 80 GB partition that's partially showing up). Disk utility knows more is there, as it shows 59 GB used on the disk--but it also insists that the disk is just 31.5 GB.

Any clue what my next step should be? Disk Utility? DiskWarrior? Techtool? There's some stuff on this disk that I'd really like to be able to retain, and I'm afraid to try a repair tool for fear of losing some stuff irrevocably.

bahamut – December 10, 2007 06:47AM Reply Quote
what do people use for RSS? I'm at wits end with sage.

here's what i'd like, and why i use sage

i want my feeds ordered by blog name (as if they were directories) and if there is a new post, i want a notification with a flag or something
then one click gets me a formatted list of what's in the blog. i should be able to choose full text, there should be images, but it should be formatted so that i can have multiple posts in one screen. it should NOT eat real estate. it should be compact. 90% of the time I will not click through to the site.

the idea is that i have a shitload of RSS to read and i want to read them my blog, and i want to read them fast.

rino – December 10, 2007 06:59AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Google Reader -- why? It's available everywhere. Otherwise I wound up with OPML files on three/four computers and zero consistency in what I read.
What else I like: shortcut keys -- wow don't leave the keyboard and zip through a feed; plays media if it's in the enclosure; tags for saving posts; sharing.

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A slightly different idea -- perhaps Spork needs a shared reading file, or, a lot of places will use a delicious account -- Scuttle is also available.



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bahamut – December 10, 2007 07:02AM Reply Quote
it's not bad, but the expanded view is too large, the list view too truncated.

Mokers – December 10, 2007 07:14AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I think you are in decent shape if you can still see the drive. DiskWarrior is what I would use in your case. The volume information probably got corrupted somehow and needs to be rebuilt. But you should back up everything that is currently on the drive as soon as possible.

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Jeff Cooper Wrote:
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> Cross-posting from the old place: so I have this
> hard drive that's showing much less than its
> capacity. How badly hosed am I?
>
> I recently pulled the second hard drive from my
> old G4 tower and put it in an external enclosure.
> It wouldn't mount. It occurred to me that it
> might be configured as a slave drive, which it
> was. Went to Frys, where they were nice enough to
> give me a jumper rather than making me buy 100.
> Configured the drive as master, put the enclosure
> back together, mounted the drive. Only one of the
> two partitions showed up, and that one described
> itself in disk utility as a 31.5 GB drive (it's
> not--it's a 120 GB drive partitioned as 80 GB and
> 31 GB; it's the 80 GB partition that's partially
> showing up). Disk utility knows more is there, as
> it shows 59 GB used on the disk--but it also
> insists that the disk is just 31.5 GB.
>
> Any clue what my next step should be? Disk
> Utility? DiskWarrior? Techtool? There's some
> stuff on this disk that I'd really like to be able
> to retain, and I'm afraid to try a repair tool for
> fear of losing some stuff irrevocably.

Formerly Remy Martin

ddt – December 10, 2007 07:36AM Reply Quote
anyone have experience or recommendations about dealing with corrupted eudora mailboxes? haven't seen it first-hand, but someone i'm working with is freaked that her decade of contacts and emails are "scrambled".

resources? been looking at tidbits.

ddt

Mokers – December 10, 2007 09:37AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
There are some utilities out there that fix corrupted mailboxes. luckily, the mailboxes are really flat text files, so if something is lost, they can usually open it up in a text editor and find the message. I have found that trying to import mailboxes into another program (like Outlook or Entourage) sometimes opens messages Eudora won't

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ddt Wrote:
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> anyone have experience or recommendations about
> dealing with corrupted eudora mailboxes? haven't
> seen it first-hand, but someone i'm working with
> is freaked that her decade of contacts and emails
> are "scrambled".
>
> resources? been looking at tidbits.
>
> ddt

Formerly Remy Martin

Roger – December 10, 2007 10:21AM Reply Quote
Yes, I've had good luck editing plotzed Eudora mailboxes in BBEdit when I can figure out the problem. As Remy says, the files are flat text, with the mailbox indexing stored in the resource fork (I think), and that's what gets goofed up. Almost always it's a single off-by-one-line error somewhere in the middle that botches things up, so you figure out what message is the first one that has problems and then either add or delete one line break and everything's back to normal.

bahamut – December 10, 2007 03:17PM Reply Quote
Mokers, what's with you not being Remy Martin anymore????

rino – December 10, 2007 03:21PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
bahamut Wrote:
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> Mokers, what's with you not being Remy Martin
> anymore????


What's the story of Remy Martin in the first place? Remy is kinda a cool name...

Mokers – December 10, 2007 07:08PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
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Bahamut
bahamut Wrote:
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> Mokers, what's with you not being Remy Martin
> anymore????

I just had too many online personalities. I was J-Unit on my blog, Remy Martin in some places, other names in others. Mokers is a nickname my family has used, so as I got a little less anonymous on the internet, I used a less anonymous nickname. Mokers is also unique enough that it is still available as a login name for a lot of places.

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rino
What's the story of Remy Martin in the first place? Remy is kinda a cool name...

I used my real name early on, but my dad has the same name, so switched to Remy Martin while I was in college. It suited me well and fits with my drunken yet aspiring to be high brow personality.

Formerly Remy Martin

rino – December 11, 2007 04:16PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
SO ... I setup the SPF on my DNS record and believe it to be accurate according to tests. However I can't seem to send mail any longer which could certainly be an indication that my sending from other domains (i'm never really "on" my domain) is now blocked.

Any quick clues to get around this? I barely use the accounts but gee I'd like to use my own addresses so I'll have to work this out.

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