HOMEBREW Digest #5944 Mon 20 August 2012

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  Oops! And an update. (Patrick Babcock)

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:30:41 -0400 From: Patrick Babcock <patrick.babcock at gmail.com> Subject: Oops! And an update. Greetings, Beerlings! Take me to your lager... I have been working on server security, and doing a few system tweaks in my "spare time". It was the latter that caused a premature triggering of Digest #5944, but I'm thinking that the former may have caused Digests 5941-5943 to be generated, but not emailed - I had to rebuild the entire mail system to fix some security issues. In any case, since I actually received the blank issue, I'm pretty sure that the Digest is now being sent properly. (For those scratching their heads, I decremented the issue counter and removed the blank issue from the archive and the HTML HBD collection. That's why this issue and the blank one have the same issue number.) If those receiving this could pop me a note (email me - please don't reply to the Digest) as to whether or not you received Digests 5941-5943, you will go miles in helping me determine if it was a "me" problem or a server problem. And, if the majority tell me it was the latter, the server is now equipped to re-mail those issues (one of those system tweaks), so I'll make sure that they do get out. In other news, we should have some response from the IRS in October, per their timing, regarding our 501(c)3 status. I've also been s-l-o-w-l-y trialing a new server based on Ubuntu linux and postfix to replace out current digs. It will probably be a two-stage process, though - the HBD is currently on the newest and best of our servers; however, I cannot update what we have on this box without taking the HBD offline. Once I have a working system based on the new kernel and postfix server, I'll synchronize it with the existing box, then switch our IP over to it. ...And then repeat the process on this box, and transfer our IP again. There are easier methods - just not on our budget. Also, the "second newest", biggest server has succumbed to its age and has recently had to be decommissioned. The hardware has been failing bit by bit. Most of the failures hadn't been "mission critical", and it was plodding along happily, when the fans in the power supply failed, and that was all she wrote. To tun it any longer would have fried it, so I moved all content to the other servers, and I will go through it at the component level to see whether its worth it to piece it back together this winter. (That box was one of my favorite. Sigh...) And, as always, a heartfelt "thank you" to those who have sent a few bucks to the Digest to help keep it afloat. - -- All the best! Pat Babcock HBD Chief of Janitorial Services Return to table of contents
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