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Archive for January, 2011

Changing to PHP5 in Yahoo Web Hosting

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I was updating some code on a Yahoo hosted site, and it wasn’t working because Yahoo will default you to PHP4 on their hosting. My code of course requires PHP5.

I spent a fair amount of time searching around for an answer and finally found it at http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/webhosting/php/php-38.html

I was surprised at how difficult it was to find this switch option! After I made this post, Yahoo support replied to give me the proper link and some more information, which I must compliment Yahoo support for doing.

Pure-FTPd is good

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I sure do like pure-ftpd, it chroots user logins so they can’t chdir all over the place, and is easy to configure and use.

I did have one case lately where I would connect in and it would hang while “entering passive mode”. It turns out I needed to add some extra stuff into iptables. This did the trick:

-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p udp -m udp –dport 20 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m tcp –dport 20 -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m tcp –dport 21 -m recent –set –name FTP –rdest -j ACCEPT
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m tcp –dport 1024:65535 -m recent –rcheck –seconds 9800 –name FTP –rdest -j ACCEPT

-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p udp -m udp –dport 20 -j ACCEPT -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m tcp –dport 20 -j ACCEPT -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m tcp –dport 21 -m recent –set –name FTP –rdest -j ACCEPT -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p tcp -m tcp –dport 1024:65535 -m recent –rcheck –seconds 9800 –name FTP –rdest -j ACCEPT

Android phone contacts all kafloobered

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

A few days ago, my nice Android Motorola X phone went all wonky and kafloobered up my contacts!

Yes, that’s right — kafloobered.

It mixed up names and phone numbers so that when I got a call and it said “John Smith calling” it was really someone else. So I’d answer the phone and say “Hey John,” and it would be the guy you’ve been avoiding for the past few weeks because he wants you to introduce him to your wife’s friend who really doesn’t like him… anyway, I digress.

What I had to do was to drop my sync settings in the phone, and re-sync to my exchange server and gmail account again. That fixed it!