During the summer we started getting tight on storage availability. It seems that usage on our home directory areas constantly increases – people never delete stuff (me included!). We were running most of our stuff through our Veritas Cluster from a pair of Sun 3511 arrays and a single 3510 array. Between them (taking mirroring in to account) we had …
I recently deployed a Linux system which used the libnss-ldap module to get its passwd and group information. This all worked fine except group lookups (in particular when logging in) which were extremely slow. We have about 600 groups in our directory, which isn’t massive, but is more than the average system. Clearly this wasn’t right. Initially I tried nscd, …
A look at how PAM modules on different operating systems can be used to lock out accounts when an external authentication provider is used.
Once again we have a new look Computer Science website, but this time I’ve done most of the work to get us there.
In this post I look at implemeting SRS using Exim and SQLite.
Around 2 months ago my wife ordered an upgrade to a Nokia 5800 from Vodafone. This should have been a straight-forward every day thing for them, but somehow it ended up taking 2 months and various departments before she finally received the phone.
Martin Lewis, of moneysavingexpert.com, has launched a petition to mandate savings account provides to include the current interest rates on every statement.
A list of the 13 Wordpress plugins I use grouped by category with a description of each one. I recommend plugins to make life easier for your visitors and yourself and plugins to help your site get found.
For up to three years pingbacks on my blog have been broken. After finally noticing I track down the problem and find a fix.
The bank rate drops again and lenders suffer the consequence. Will the Bank of England’s efforts actually do any good?