Silicon Beach Australia

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As a hosting provider, we quite often seem to the be the starting place for many budding online entrepreneurs adventures. We’ve heard the story of the website that’s going to be getting a million hits in the first month so many times that we seem to have become completely immune to it. It just never […]

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Nagios plugins: a two minute hate

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If you asked one of your friends how their parents were doing (assuming that their parents were nominally alive, and that you had an appropriate degree of friendship that permitted such social intercourse), and they replied “I’m not sure, I haven’t seen them in a while”, is it reasonable for you to reply with a […]

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Deep Bug Hunting

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As practically anyone who has spent more than a couple of hours of their life using computer can attest, software is not the most reliable of human creations. Most software is very, very buggy, to the point that small errors and irritations happen so often that most people’s instinctual reaction is either to ignore them, […]

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sock.receive()

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Well, I’m impressed. My socks arrived, and just in time for my trip overseas, where I fully expect to deal with lots of snow. Delivery took one week, though one might even argue they’re a bit too serious about expediency. One pair arrived yesterday in its own box, followed by three more individual packages today. […]

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Keeping your kernel output safe

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Keeping logs of the operation of your system(s) is really important; when something goes wrong in the middle of the night, a good log can give you all the information you need to diagnose and fix the problem before it happens again. One area of your system that’s quite crucial to keep, but which is […]

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Linux Conf Au 2009 Hobart – Day 1

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What a feeling to be back amongst the sights, sounds and ah yes the smells of Linux Conf Au once more. It doesn’t seem so long ago that I was in Melbourne enjoying the fruits of the last conference. So what does this year have to offer? I am fortunate enough to primarily enjoy presentations […]

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….So you think you have a spam problem?

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Earlier today we started seeing multiple monitoring alerts from our network monitoring station suggesting that two mail servers which we manage were under considerable amounts of system load. This became so bad that email began to be delayed and in some occasions clients attempting to connect via pop and imap were timing out… meaning that […]

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Patch Tuesday again

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If you’re one of our dedicated server customers, you’ve got the option of a paid support package, the choices being Anchor Secure and Anchor Complete. Whatever you choose (or if you decide you don’t need one), we just hope it’s the right one for you. One of the services we provide with a support package […]

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