DarkCanvas.com is sitting next to me here at home now. One thing I had forgotten – this box is *NOISY*. The drives hum. Or maybe it’s a fan somewhere. I have *GOT* to get a new case/power supply. Maybe on the major upgrade I’m planning on doing later this month after I consolidate some boxes & services.

I got it home, brought it up – so far, so good. Logged on to the console, changed the IP, hacked the DNS records, adjusted the apache named virtual hosts, reset the box with the new IP, and attempted to log on from a different system….

And watched portsentry lock me out because I forgot to adjust a particular set of ipchains. oops. Fixed that, got logged in, mapped the appropriate ports from the access point to the box and so far so good. but the AP had a bad DNS somewhere, and things weren’t looking up…fixed that, ssh’ed to somewhere else, and tried to ssh back in. host not found.

Uh-oh. DNS hasn’t quite propagated yet. checked the records…why does it list my secondary as the primary? SSH to my secondary, check things…it still points to the old IP. email the sysadmin for that box, he changes it, and mail starts flowing. Bo-ya. Time to eat.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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