Category: Speed.Demon

  • New server coming!

    Well, the box running, while plenty serviceable, is showing it’s age.  I’ve ordered a pretty large machine (just short of $3000 in total parts) and the bits are on their way, woohoo!  I’ll be setting it up and burning it in over the next month or two.  Once it’s ready dotblag will be moving […]

  • E-Mail Is Not Your Error Log

    Or, how NOT to “log” errors.  Especially on web based stuff.  ESPECIALLY. Output from one of our mail processing frontends.  The script runs mailq and collates the output, sorted by recipient domain.  Redacted of course to protect the people with the bad idea. mfe3:~# /opt/bin/top-mailq-to-domains 2947 *REDACTED*.com 158 *REDACTED* 117 *REDACTED*.org 116   This […]

  • NFS, How I Loathe Thee!

    NFS.  The very bane of my existence.  Well maybe not quite, but it sure makes my life hell.  You can’t narrow down problem/runaway areas because there’s no granularity to what tiny statistics gathering it can/does do.  There’s no authentication, and little to no access control. Please, don’t start on NFSv4.  Linux can’t even support NFSv3 […]