Revival

I haven’t touched my website in forever.  Since I’m not active with drupal anymore I’ll join the WP borg.  I have move my ye olde posts over.  I’ll do some catching up and adding obtuse notes from my obscure documentation.

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How to test for open port without telnet

The telnet client is no longer being installed by default on secure systems. So, how do you check that you can get to a remote port, like a mail relay? There’s been a trick in bash for a while, that I didn’t know about. Here’s how to get an idea: 2014-04-05 07:35:56 ec2-user@ip-172-31-9-61:~ 0$ cat […]

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FACLs in OS X Mavericks

When I recently saw this output on my mac, I was shuffled back to the old days of Solaris 7 and FACLs: 2014-04-05 04:00:23 george2@g2mac:~ 0$ ls -alF -rw-r–r–@ 1 george2  staff  3569 Apr  5 15:47 test.py -rw-r–r–@ 1 george2  staff   146 Apr  5 15:47 test.txt

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My Talk at SCaLE 12x

I originally meant to sign up to help with the kid’s stuff at SCaLE 12x. If you have no other reason to go, go for game night – good times. However, on the kids email list, there was a call out for more volunteers for the beginner talks. Heck, I could do that! Right? Yes, […]

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Latest Update

Sorry to all of you who’ve stopped by my little corner of the internet, but haven’t found any updates. I got distracted for months by trying to get GeSHi to work and interpret code block on my site. That version of the drupal, the library, library api module, the geshi module, etc. did not work […]

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Linux Link Check Tool

I swear ethtool used to be able to give status on a link without having to plumb the interface. This is just bogus waste of time. What I need ASAP in my sysadmin world is a very small network tool, installed by default, that will quickly check link light, media options, and if connected, what […]

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