Recommendations for wireless networking and FreeBSD

2003-11-03 Thread John DeStefano
I've just moved into an apartment in which drilling and running wires is taboo. Has anyone delved successfully into the realms of wireless networking their FreeBSD groups? My main server is running 4.8-STABLE, and I have a client machine running 5.1-RELEASE (which has been suspect to a lack

reboot record information

2004-02-13 Thread John DeStefano
I was interested to find from a system mail this morning that my system had been rebooted three days ago. As far as I was aware, the last reboot was about two months ago. The following lines in /var/log/messages give me a clue that the reboot happened after Feb 10 02:51:52: Feb 10 02:51:52

RE: reboot record information

2004-02-13 Thread John DeStefano
there. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of John DeStefano Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 10:17 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: reboot record information I was interested to find from a system mail this morning that my system had been rebooted three days

RE: reboot record information

2004-02-13 Thread John DeStefano
for and the processes are stopped, I suppose there's nothing left running to write to a log. Thanks, ~John -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of John DeStefano Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 10:57 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: reboot

configure ftpd port range

2003-07-21 Thread John DeStefano
Due to ISP restrictions, I must change the default port on which ftpd runs in order to enable ftp access to and from my machine. I had to do the same for my httpd server, but that information was a bit more accessible. Reading material has been sparse, but I've read that adding a port

Re: configure ftpd port range

2003-07-22 Thread John DeStefano
--- Lowell Gilbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Due to ISP restrictions, I must change the default port on which ftpd runs in order to enable ftp access to and from my machine. That would violate the FTP spec, and isn't supported (IIRC

Re: configure ftpd port range

2003-07-24 Thread John DeStefano
Lowell Gilbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks for your response, Lowell, as always. John DeStefano writes: Due to ISP restrictions, I must change the default port on which ftpd runs in order to enable ftp access to and from my machine. That would violate the FTP spec, and isn't supported

re: redirect_port

2003-07-25 Thread John DeStefano
Derrick Ryalls [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi there, =20 Using nat on my gateway to forward traffic on many ports the same=20 internal machine, what is the correct syntax? =20 redirect_port x.x.x.x zz zz redirect_port x.x.x.x yy yy redirect_port x x x x nn nn =20 Copied from my natd.conf

Re: configure ftpd port range

2003-07-26 Thread John DeStefano
Lowell Gilbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks for your response, Lowell, as always. John DeStefano writes: Due to ISP restrictions, I must change the default port on which ftpd runs in order to enable ftp access to and from my machine. That would violate the FTP spec, and isn't supported

Crash after power failure

2003-07-28 Thread John DeStefano
I have a FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE machine that was running 24/7 for about a month, hosting my web server. Unfortunately, yesterday our area experiences a series of power outages, one apparently long enough to have drained my UPS, and the BSD machine crashed as a result. When trying to bring the

No network connection 5.1-RELEASE/Chaintech MB

2003-07-28 Thread John DeStefano
I'm tri-booting 98/XP/BSD with a Chaintech Zenith 7NJS motherboard (btw: the GAG bootloader works great!). 98 and XP detect my on-board NIC without much effort, but FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE doesn't seem to like it. It keeps wanting to use my firewire card as a NIC. The BIOS has been updated to the

Re: Dual booting FreeBSD and Windows XP

2003-07-31 Thread John DeStefano
Jud [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 17:55:25 -0400 (EDT), Jerry McAllister [EMAIL PROTECTED] said: Hello, I have a computer with Windows XP installed on it. I want to dual boot it with FreeBSD. My question is: does FreeBSD's boot loader support loading XP? Because I've

Re: Dual booting FreeBSD and Windows XP - PROBLEM

2003-08-01 Thread John DeStefano
James A. Coulter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: - Original Message - From: John DeStefano To: Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 11:17 AM Subject: Re: Dual booting FreeBSD and Windows XP Jud wrote: On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 17:55:25 -0400 (EDT), Jerry McAllister said: Hello, I have

samba authentication problems

2003-08-07 Thread John DeStefano
I'm trying to get my FBSD and XP boxes speaking the same samba language. I compiled samba with only make install and no options. I've configured my smb.conf but when I try to add a user with smbpasswd I'm getting ldap errors. # smbpasswd -a userName New SMB password: Retype new SMB password:

Re: samba authentication problems

2003-08-07 Thread John DeStefano
Lewis Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 06:49:49AM -0700, John DeStefano wrote: AFAIK, I have not enabled ldap authentication. But how do I confirm? Well. If it's 2.2.8a then it's defined at compile time (i.e., you specify you want it, or it autodetects if openldap

Re: ports-supfile file problem

2003-08-08 Thread John DeStefano
--- Lowell Gilbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: --- Lowell Gilbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I'm trying to update my ports tree to address some possible solutions posted here to another problem

Re: ports-supfile file problem

2003-08-09 Thread John DeStefano
--- Lowell Gilbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I'm trying to update my ports tree to address some possible solutions posted here to another problem. The command I'm running is: # cvsup -g -L 2 /usr/local/etc/cvsup/sup/ports-supfile Here's

Re: ports-supfile file problem

2003-08-10 Thread John DeStefano
Lowell Gilbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Thanks Lowell. Well, your suggestions made sense and at the very least have showed me that the host name in the file was wrong... I've now changed it to an actual cvsup mirror (cvsup3.FreeBSD.org), and also

Re: ISPs blocking SMTP connections from dynamic IP address

2003-08-14 Thread John DeStefano
Sorry for catching this late; found it while combing through a -questions digest email: A *typical* American way of thinking. Hey guys, you're not gods. The world is larger than just the US. I think it's fair to label this an unfair statement, let alone one inapropriate for this list, regardless

Re: samba authentication problems

2003-08-14 Thread John DeStefano
in case Tim Kellers CPE/NJIT On Thursday 07 August 2003 02:11 pm, John DeStefano wrote: Lewis Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 06:49:49AM -0700, John DeStefano wrote: AFAIK, I have not enabled ldap authentication. But how do I confirm? Well. If it's 2.2.8a

nVidia nForce2 chipset and on-board ethernet

2003-08-22 Thread John DeStefano
Over the past few months, there have been a handful of posts on freebsd-net regarding the lack of support in FreeBSD for on-board ethernet interfaces using the nVidia nForce2 chipset. I have currently a network-impared machine with an Asus A7N8X motherboard, which uses this chipset, with FBSD

Re: nforce2 (for the zillionth time, I should imagine)

2003-09-11 Thread John DeStefano
On Wednesday 10 September 2003 06:25 pm, Lewis Thompson wrote: Hi, I've just purchased a new machine (a micro-ATX machine) with an nforce2 board. After a little searching on Google/Groups it looks to still be pretty much unsupported. Can anybody give a run-down of the how each

Apache error

2003-05-30 Thread John DeStefano
I had some trouble getting Apache2 to run properly on my machine, so I uninstalled the port and started over with a new port installation. It seemed to work fine out of the box with very few changes to the httpd.conf file. I'm able to 'lynx http://localhost' with no trouble, and last I checked

RE: how to stop resolv.conf from being updated

2003-05-31 Thread John DeStefano
I am using DHCP on a cable modem and my providers nameserver really sucks but changing my resolv.conf repairs the lookups for a little while then it gets set back to them upon bootup. how do i make it stay the way i set it. Maybe this info from man dhclient.conf will be helpful? The

rotating motd

2003-05-31 Thread John DeStefano
A trivial question, but a question nonetheless! My FreeBSD /etc/motd is a static and rather boring file. I recall that when I used to login to my Slackware machine, it spruced things up a bit by offering some sort of rotating motd, which would spit out a random quote or joke instead of the

Re: dot.bashrc, where is it?

2003-06-05 Thread John DeStefano
Chuck Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: PPS: Anyone read this far? More? :-) Sure! Keep 'em coming! ;) ~John - Do you Yahoo!? Free online calendar with sync to Outlook(TM). ___ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list

RE: Mount command...again

2003-06-09 Thread John DeStefano
::bump:: Has anyone got a suggestion for this? I've also tried to do this in the same manner (a la Linux) and been equally as frustrated. man mount describes lots of options for the command, but it does not go into all of the -o options, which are (apparently) what we're looking for here.

Re: mounting Win with spaces via samba in fstab

2003-06-11 Thread John DeStefano
I'm afraid you may be right, Matt. I found the following in man fstab 5: If a program needs the character special file name, the pro- gram must create it by appending a ``r'' after the last ``/'' in the spe- cial file name. ...but that didn't seem to help. The mount_smbfs command seems

network settings auto-config

2003-06-11 Thread John DeStefano
at boot time? Gary mentioned it may be due to a smbd, netbios-ssn, or DCHP setting, but he's unfamiliar with those services. Thanks. ~John Gary Jennejohn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano writes: I check the file, this line disappears. I noticed also that something seems to be auto-resolving

Re: network settings auto-config

2003-06-12 Thread John DeStefano
matches the man page, but the man page doesn't say what other variables are available that won't break the interface. Any ideas? Thanks, ~John Lowell Gilbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano writes: Is there another file/setting that's being consulted somewhere at boot time? Gary

Mask IP:port with Domain Name

2003-06-26 Thread John DeStefano
In order to solve some IP/port resolution issues, I registered a domain at godaddy.com on the advice of a few people on this list. Seems like a nice interface, decent service, and a great price. My question is on what I assume to be IP masking. When someone punches in my domain name to reach

Re: Mask IP:port with Domain Name

2003-06-26 Thread John DeStefano
Chuck Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [ ...hitting return every 76 characters would be nice... ] Interesting... I just double-checked my Yahoo! outbound message settings, and confirmed message width is fixed at 72 chars. Never had a complaint before. If you've any ideas PLMK. Regardless, I

Re: Mask IP:port with Domain Name

2003-06-27 Thread John DeStefano
Chuck Swiger wrote: There's no way to avoid the port number in the URL, then. Consider switching to a provider that lets you host local services... Does that then nullify your previous recommendations? Can you recommend any such providers? By hosting local services, do you mean DNS? Thanks.

Re: Mask IP:port with Domain Name

2003-06-27 Thread John DeStefano
Han Hwei Woo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I believe the ServerName directive in Apache is what you're looking for; it's what people's browser address field will show once they connect to your site. Thanks, but as I mentioned when Chuck brought this up yesterday, my ServerName directive is set

no /usr/src/etc/

2003-07-03 Thread John DeStefano
I was trying a 'mergemaster' as seen here but kept getting the following error: cp: /usr/src/etc/master.passwd: No such file or directory *** FATAL ERROR: Cannot copy files to the temproot environment I verified that this file indeed does not exist, then realized something else when trying to

kern.maxpipekva exceeded, please see tuning(7)

2005-03-13 Thread John DeStefano
I have seen a mention or two of this error on the lists before, including this link to the current list I pulled up from Google: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2004-January/019150.html In my case, the errors began after my exploratory two-year-old found the shiny 'reset'

Re: kern.maxpipekva exceeded, please see tuning(7)

2005-03-14 Thread John DeStefano
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 17:38:54 +, Kris Kennaway [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Sun, Mar 13, 2005 at 03:44:32PM -0500, John DeStefano wrote: I have seen a mention or two of this error on the lists before, including this link to the current list I pulled up from Google: http

Re: freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 91, Issue 29

2005-03-16 Thread John DeStefano
From: Jason Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 02:00:48 + Subject: Re: kern.maxpipekva exceeded, please see tuning(7) On 03/13/05 15:44:32, John DeStefano wrote: I have seen a mention or two of this error on the lists before, including

Re: kern.maxpipekva exceeded, please see tuning(7)

2005-03-19 Thread John DeStefano
From: Jason Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 02:00:48 + Subject: Re: kern.maxpipekva exceeded, please see tuning(7) On 03/13/05 15:44:32, John DeStefano wrote: I have seen a mention or two of this error on the lists before, including

Re: kern.maxpipekva exceeded, please see tuning(7)

2005-03-20 Thread John DeStefano
On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 14:17:33 -0500, John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Jason Henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 02:00:48 + Subject: Re: kern.maxpipekva exceeded, please see tuning(7) On 03/13/05 15:44:32, John DeStefano wrote

sshd configuration after mergemaster

2005-03-21 Thread John DeStefano
I've just completed a successful transition from 5.3-BETA7 to 5.3-RELEASE via the usual makeworld procedures. Thanks to spending some time with mergemaster -p, all of my configuration seems to have carried over and is working perfectly, with the exception of ssh. The only difference between the

Re: sshd configuration after mergemaster

2005-03-21 Thread John DeStefano
On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 21:08:50 +0100, Christian Hiris [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Monday 21 March 2005 18:55:18, John DeStefano wrote: I've just completed a successful transition from 5.3-BETA7 to 5.3-RELEASE via the usual makeworld procedures. Thanks to spending some time with mergemaster

mount_smbfs variable error

2005-03-23 Thread John DeStefano
I get the following error when I try to mount_smbfs a LAN file share as root with 5.3-RELEASE and a GENERIC kernel, both cvsup-ed and compiled this past weekend: /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: mount_smbfs: Undefined symbol vfsisloadable I can't find a whole lot of information about this error. But

Re: mount_smbfs variable error

2005-03-24 Thread John DeStefano
On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 23:39:58 -0500, jason henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano wrote: I get the following error when I try to mount_smbfs a LAN file share as root with 5.3-RELEASE and a GENERIC kernel, both cvsup-ed and compiled this past weekend: /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1

Re: mount_smbfs variable error

2005-03-24 Thread John DeStefano
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 09:47:44 -0500, John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 23:39:58 -0500, jason henson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano wrote: I get the following error when I try to mount_smbfs a LAN file share as root with 5.3-RELEASE and a GENERIC kernel

Re: freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 92, Issue 30

2005-03-25 Thread John DeStefano
From: Tomas Quintero [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 17:41:08 -0500 Subject: Re: A Riddle I'm glad this has to deal with FreeBSD related question. Thank you for expanding the minds of those subscribed to this mailing list with your intricate

Re: hardware for onboard/WiFi NICs and chipset

2004-09-01 Thread John DeStefano
. Thanks for your help. ~John --- John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I remember part of this topic being addressed somewhat about a year ago, and I'm wondering if it's reached a resolution by now (doesn't seem so from recent list discussion, but it can't hurt to ask). I have

can't install ndiswrapper

2004-09-01 Thread John DeStefano
I'm trying to install the ndiswrapper package to enable support for my NIC (onboard or wireless). The tarball I got from SF.net was not a TGZ, so I couldn't use pkg_add (I tried to create my own TGZ file for this purpose, but pkg_add failed with an invalid TOC). I decompressed the archive, and

Re: can't install ndiswrapper

2004-09-01 Thread John DeStefano
--- Radek Kozlowski [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 06:10:29PM -0700, John DeStefano wrote: I'm trying to install the ndiswrapper package to enable support for my NIC (onboard or wireless). Ndiswrapper is a linux project. The thing you're probably looking for is called

Re: can't install ndiswrapper

2004-09-02 Thread John DeStefano
--- Radek Kozlowski [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 06:10:29PM -0700, John DeStefano wrote: I'm trying to install the ndiswrapper package to enable support for my NIC (onboard or wireless). Ndiswrapper is a linux project. The thing you're probably looking for is called

Re: can't install ndiswrapper

2004-09-02 Thread John DeStefano
--- Radek Kozlowski [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 07:04:36PM -0700, John DeStefano wrote: Yes; thanks, that's where this all started... problem for me is I don't have a /sys/modules/ndis directory (or even sys/compat/ndis), even though I have installed 5.2.1-RELEASE

Re: can't install ndiswrapper

2004-09-02 Thread John DeStefano
--- Jorge Mario G. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi there guys Hi Jorge! look this links has a great how to http://www.freebsddiary.org/ibm-thinkpad-t41.php Yup, I found that and have been trying to hack my way through that procedure, as well as another, similar one that Radek suggested. The main

aclocal: not found

2005-10-24 Thread John DeStefano
Per Andrew P.'s suggestions, I've changed my ports updating scheme from cvsup to portsnap in order to address some problems I was having with interdependencies. Unfortunately, I'm still running into trouble: no matter how I try to install mbstring (pkg_add, making/installing in the ports tree),

updating in single-user mode

2005-10-24 Thread John DeStefano
When updating world, section 20.4.5 of the handbook calls for dropping to single user mode. The reasons given for this make sense. But this is a problem for me: my BSD server does not have a local K/V/M setup connected directly to it; it sits on my network and I connect to it via PuTTy for

Re: updating in single-user mode

2005-10-25 Thread John DeStefano
On 10/24/05, Beecher Rintoul [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Monday 24 October 2005 02:24 pm, John DeStefano wrote: When updating world, section 20.4.5 of the handbook calls for dropping to single user mode. The reasons given for this make sense. But this is a problem for me: my BSD server

Re: Error message while running 'portsdb -Uu'

2005-10-25 Thread John DeStefano
On Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:59:24 PM, Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org Wrote these words of wisdom: On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 02:35:54PM -0400, Gerard Seibert wrote: On Tuesday, October 25, 2005 2:03:43 PM, Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org Subject: Re: Error message while running

Re: portupgrade stale dependencies

2005-10-27 Thread John DeStefano
On 10/27/05, Andrew P. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 10/27/05, John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: After clearing out the ports, updating ports (with portsnap) and source, and rebuilding the system and kernel... it seemed the ultimate problem was actually a dependency of the package

Re: portupgrade stale dependencies

2005-10-28 Thread John DeStefano
On 10/27/05, Michael C. Shultz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thursday 27 October 2005 18:49, Eric F Crist wrote: On Oct 27, 2005, at 8:32 PM, John DeStefano wrote: On 10/27/05, Andrew P. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 10/27/05, John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: After clearing out

Re: portupgrade stale dependencies

2005-10-28 Thread John DeStefano
On 10/28/05, Michael C. Shultz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Friday 28 October 2005 05:53, John DeStefano wrote: On 10/27/05, Michael C. Shultz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thursday 27 October 2005 18:49, Eric F Crist wrote: On Oct 27, 2005, at 8:32 PM, John DeStefano wrote: On 10/27

Re: portupgrade stale dependencies

2005-10-28 Thread John DeStefano
On 10/28/05, Eric F Crist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: status report finished == == percentDone-=0 = 100 - ( 100 * ( QTY_outOfDatePortsDb-=1 / TOTAL_outOfDatePortsDb-=1 ) ) upgrade 0.3.0_0 info: ignoring apache-2.0.48,

Re: portupgrade stale dependencies

2005-10-28 Thread John DeStefano
On 10/28/05, Michael C. Shultz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Friday 28 October 2005 17:31, John DeStefano wrote: On 10/28/05, Eric F Crist [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: status report finished == == percentDone-=0 = 100

reusing existing mysql permissions/dbs/tables after update

2005-10-29 Thread John DeStefano
mysql was among the many ports I just upgraded, and (of course) I can now no longer connect using mysql or mysqladmin. I've tried just about every method I've found including starting the daemon with the --skip-grant-tables option to reset the password (which has worked in the past), and most

Re: portupgrade stale dependencies

2005-10-30 Thread John DeStefano
On 10/29/05, Andrew P. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 10/29/05, John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Needless to say, this process wasn't much fun. What can I do to keep this from happening again? What can/can't I safely include in cron to automate database and index maintenance

Re: portupgrade stale dependencies

2005-10-30 Thread John DeStefano
On 10/30/05, Andrew P. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 10/31/05, John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 10/29/05, Andrew P. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 10/29/05, John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Needless to say, this process wasn't much fun. What can I do to keep

Re: FreeBSD 6 - Do i need both CD1 and CD2 ?

2006-01-03 Thread John DeStefano
From: FlashWebHost.com [EMAIL PROTECTED]: There is 5.4 to 6 upgrade also at http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-upgrade-5.4-to-6.0/ This would be a great resource, if it were sure to work. I am not anxious to go from 5.4-STABLE to 6.0 (not until it goes stable), but I tried to run through the

Re: FreeBSD 6 - Do i need both CD1 and CD2 ?

2006-01-03 Thread John DeStefano
On 1/3/06, Jerry McAllister [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just a question here -- What do you mean until it goes stable? FreeBSD 6.0 is already at RELEASE which is beyond stable. So you have the terminology mangled or just the typing? You're right: per the FreeBSD world, I've botched the two terms.

Re: booting beta3 on A7N8X

2004-09-13 Thread John DeStefano
On Sunday 12 September 2004 02:56 pm, Lee Harr [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 2004-09-12, Joshua Tinnin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, I'm not entirely sure, either, but in any event I don't think you'll need to go that far. However, I think you'll probably have to stick with 5.x so

increasing failed sshd logins/clearing breadcrumb trails

2004-09-14 Thread John DeStefano
I've noticed a few posts over the past week or so regarding users' servers being probed by remote ssh attempts. Coincidentally (or perhaps not so), around that time, I began getting quite a few records of such attempts to my server, at the rate of about 3 tries per IP, and about three IPs per

Re: increasing failed sshd logins/clearing breadcrumb trails

2004-09-16 Thread John DeStefano
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 12:21:29 +0930 From: Tim Aslat [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: increasing failed sshd logins/clearing breadcrumb trails To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII Tim Aslat [EMAIL PROTECTED] once said: In the

ATI AGP card and Xorg

2004-09-16 Thread John DeStefano
Trying to take my mind off my server exploit issue... I'm trying to configure an ATI Radeon 9000 64mb AGP video card with Xorg on a FreeBSD5.3beta2 workstation. No matter which config option I choose ('Xorg -configure', 'xorgcfg -textmode', xorgconfig), when I test the generated .conf file, the

Re: ATI AGP card and Xorg

2004-09-16 Thread John DeStefano
, and found it a bit of a frustrating read when trying to look for answers on 'radeon' drivers for my card... not much relevent info there for the end-user. On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 11:10:44 -0400 John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Trying to take my mind off my server exploit issue... I'm trying

Re: ATI AGP card and Xorg

2004-09-17 Thread John DeStefano
their hands a bit dirty yet aren't quite gurus. regards, Robert On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 21:12:48 -0400 John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks Robert... but I did try 'vesa' before posting (2nd 3rd paras from bottom of my post below). I'm sure either 'raden' or 'ati' are the way

ATI Radeon 9000 64mb AGP on 5.3beta2

2004-09-21 Thread John DeStefano
I'm trying to get my ATI Radeon 9000 64mb AGP video card to oplay nice with with Xorg on FreeBSD5.3beta2. Since I've already asked for help, I won't pollute the list yet again with details, as they can be found at the BSD Forums: http://www.freebsdforums.org/forums/showthread.php?s=threadid=24984

Re: ATI Radeon 9000 64mb AGP on 5.3beta2

2004-09-21 Thread John DeStefano
Ed Budd said: John DeStefano wrote: I'm trying to get my ATI Radeon 9000 64mb AGP video card to play nice with with Xorg on FreeBSD5.3beta2. Since I've already asked for help, I won't pollute the list yet again with details, as they can be found at the BSD Forums: http

Re: Official wallpapers

2004-09-22 Thread John DeStefano
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 07:39:34 -0400 Louis LeBlanc said: The flame detail around the daemon (can't remember his name . . .) is excellent. IIRC, that's Beastie. ;) Good work. Lou Ditto; very cool. ~John ___ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list

ssh, daemon, and system errors

2004-10-18 Thread John DeStefano
Greetings FBSD-Q listers, Some may recall that I (and a few other folks) reported a massive outburst of ssh connection hammerings on my FBSD 5.0-RELEASE machine a few months ago. The conection attempts are still occurring, usually about 5-10 attempts per day, but occassionally I get a log of

configuring sendmail for relaying mail form data

2004-10-19 Thread John DeStefano
I'm trying to use a PHP form mail script (http://www.leveltendesign.com/L10Apps/Fm/) to process data submitted by a Web mail form. The installation test completed successfully, and I moved the PHP file into my Web site. Now, when I click the submit button, I'm brought to the 'success' page, but

Re: configuring sendmail for relaying mail form data

2004-10-20 Thread John DeStefano
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 20:23:54 -0400, Gerry Freymann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm trying to use a PHP form mail script (http://www.leveltendesign.com/L10Apps/Fm/) to process data submitted by a Web mail form. The mail queue is holding these messages with the fillowing error: Deferred: 450

mysql connect problems

2004-12-09 Thread John DeStefano
I wanted to give a try at enhancing my knowledge and improving my Web server/sites by adding blog (Mobile Type) and wiki (MediaWIki) applications. If you've ever tried to install/configure either of these two apps on FreeBSD, perhaps you already know the frustration I've met over the past 24

Re: mysql connect problems

2004-12-10 Thread John DeStefano
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 18:08:48 +0100, Jorn Argelo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: select user, password, host from user; on 'mysql' returned 3 'root' entries using 2 different passwords (localhost, %, and the actual host name), 2 anon entries (localhost and host name), 2 'mtuser' entries (one on

Re: mysql connect problems

2004-12-11 Thread John DeStefano
On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 09:23:52 +, Peter Risdon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When I specify a value for MySQL server and for DB root password on the MediaWiki 1.3.8 installation page, I get Couldn't connect to database with a script note MySQL error 1250: Client does not support

Re: mysql connect problems

2004-12-10 Thread John DeStefano
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 00:15:10 +0100, Jorn Argelo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 17:18:38 -0500, John DeStefano wrote [snip] At a prompt, if I try to connect to mysql using the '-p' option like this: # mysql -u root -p ... I can connect. Which makes sense. Because

Re: mysql connect problems

2004-12-10 Thread John DeStefano
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 16:09:20 +0100, Jorn Argelo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You have to make sure that the user has access to login. Unless you are using this database on an important machine, you can always change the root password like this: set password = password(yournewpassword); Like

Re: mysql connect problems

2004-12-10 Thread John DeStefano
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 21:43:19 +, Peter Risdon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: AFAIK you must type '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' (including the quotes). If that doesn't work, then I don't know it either. Perhaps somebody else on the list has an idea? I have found it's best to connect to the database you

securing SSH, FBSD systems

2005-05-22 Thread John DeStefano
I have broached this subject before, also searched the archives web for a solution, but no real, clear answer for those who are not already gurus in the subject. I've had light-to-moderate records of attempted SSH break-ins to my system in the past. Over the past week, I have had daily security

Virtual hosts and PHP downloads: php5 and apache22 on FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE

2006-06-06 Thread John DeStefano
I upgraded my system from 5.4-RELEASE to 6.1-STABLE last week, and my web server immediately stopped serving PHP pages, where I had no problem doing so before. Instead of processing the PHP code on the server and displaying the result in a browser, browsing to any page containing PHP code

Re: Virtual hosts and PHP downloads: php5 and apache22 on FreeBSD6.1-STABLE

2006-06-06 Thread John DeStefano
saying I should revert back to 1.3, should I also revert to an earlier version of PHP5, or is the latest and greatest still best compatible with apache13? Thank you, ~John -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of John DeStefano Sent: Tuesday, June 06

Re: Virtual hosts and PHP downloads: php5 and apache22 on FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE

2006-06-06 Thread John DeStefano
On 6/6/06, Kevin Kinsey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: John DeStefano wrote: I upgraded my system from 5.4-RELEASE to 6.1-STABLE last week, and my web server immediately stopped serving PHP pages, where I had no problem doing so before. Instead of processing the PHP code on the server

Re: Virtual hosts and PHP downloads: php5 and apache22 on FreeBSD6.1-STABLE

2006-06-07 Thread John DeStefano
Just an update on this: as you might expect, after deinstalling apache22, reinstalling apache13, de/reinstalling PHP5, and adding the old manual updates to httpd.conf, my server is back up and running. A fitting conclusion to 1.5 days of self-induced stress. Thanks to Mikhail, Kevin, fbsd, and

portupgrade stale dependencies

2005-10-15 Thread John DeStefano
I'm trying to use portupgrade to update my installed ports. I ran into trouble with dependencies with ImageMagick and xorg-libraries, and I then followed the suggestion in UPDATING to delete XFree86 the imake-4 packages, and install the full xorg port. After all that, I got more dependency

Re: portupgrade stale dependencies

2005-10-17 Thread John DeStefano
On 10/15/05, Andrew P. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 10/16/05, John DeStefano [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm trying to use portupgrade to update my installed ports. I ran into trouble with dependencies with ImageMagick and xorg-libraries, and I then followed the suggestion in UPDATING to delete