Just got my first bill from BackBlaze. Been using this to store important IT docs, but I guess I wasn't at a chargeable amount of data before this. Recently ive been uploading vm exports there.
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Hello companies, stop sending xlsm and html attachments.
You have 25000 employees and hundreds of IT staff, yet you send out macro enabled excel files with VBA buttons on them, through email. You send this to every entity which you have done business with in 2017. This one also sent a condescending second email asking us why we didnt respond to the first one.
Then a large university sends us a PO as html attachment, expecting it to be delivered.
Then i hear rumbling from the paper pushers down the hall that I need to do more so these get delivered, after being specifically told to block them to stop targeted phishing/scamming a few months ago.
Today i decommissioned an Athlon Xp 2200+ machine I may have built
Built by a local computer shop more than 12 years ago, when i used to work at the same computer shop as sales/fixit guy. I might have made this pc for this company, now I am the sysadmin for them.
Just seems weird.
I might install Win10 on it and see if it is even usable.
RE: Time for me to move on from Webroot
That's a lot of "ruling out" over a personal agenda not tied to corporate value.
What if it is a corporate value though - healthier employees.
But it's a necessary medicine for a lot of people. One of the reasons to ALLOW it is for healthier employees! Not that any drug automatically makes people healthier or unhealthier, but you are basically saying that you'd happily make innocent people unhealthy and guilty ones more healthy and/or that you want to filter out people who need medication which is just evil.
Imagine if you fired anyone who needed heart burn medication or medication for heart attacks to "eliminate the unhealthy"!!!
Well, if we limit the discussion purely to weed, I'll agree with you. But if we include cigarettes, yeah - no.
Sure, I'd STILL not be willing to limit in that way but it is SO much better to not hire cigarette smokers than weed smokers. If you were to choose one of the two, cigarettes make you a health liability, tend to take tons of breaks at work, smell bad, bother other workers, etc. But I'd still never drug test for tobacco INSTEAD of determining someone's value at work. Firing someone for dipping or whatever would be considered insane... and yet it is so much better than hiring based on someone not smoking weed.
Yep I agree with all those things.
I'm on your side Scott - I don' t think we should drug test expect for things you previously stated (doctors, heavy equipment operators). Now that said, if a company is going to "have you drive something while on the clock" it should be fine to require they truthfully answer - do you smoke weed/do drugs, if so, you can't be behind a wheel while on the clock for me, period. But sitting behind a desk - fine.
This thread is full of persoonal bias from a lifetime of brainwashing and propaganda.
Why would someone who is hungover from a night of binge drinking be allowed to operate machinery and not someone who smoked a joint the night before? Why? Because you have been trained your entire life to think drugs are bad... that is the only reason you would say this.
As for people who smoke not being hireable, well I don't know where yall live, but in Washington, many highly successful people smoke. Many successful people drink. Why should there be some sort of discrimination between types of inebriation off the clock?
RE: Exchange 2010 Hard Drive Space Issues
@brianlittlejohn Do you know of a powershell command to check this? I could be sitting here for 30 minutes waiting for it to calculate the space
If it is taking that long to calculate the logs folder space, then that is the problem. You probably have tens of thousands of little log files there and they arent being truncated daily.
RE: So we are leaving..............
I've not really followed the issue to know which side has more benefit - Member or non-Member of the EU. So I don't know if this is a good or bad thing. I suppose time will tell...
Depends, it doesn't make sense to leave from an economic standpoint. It doesn't really make sense to leave from a social standpoint. One of the biggest arguments was that the EU was forcing the UK to open its borders to refugees and immigrants, leaving the EU allowed the UK to better protect itself from those forces.
"Protect itself" from helping those in need is the basic premise we hear in the EU.
No argument there... I agree with you but was trying to present the argument in an unbiased way.
I think protecting itself implies a danger rather than a dislike for helping those of non-European heritage. It's not about danger, it's about dislike. Which is why so many people are so upset about how the vote went from the outside. That the US is anti-Semitic is well known and the level of open racism in the US is what it is. The UK was supposed to be better but this seems to be stooping to the American level and that is very upsetting. This will make it so much easier for Americans to carry on with it to yet another level in their next elections too. It's a snowball effect, just like in the 1920s. Not that it will happen, but this is how it starts.
^^ This. Period. Thanks Scott.
are you saying that trump is the next Hitler?
If he wont, I will. Listen to the fucking horseshit that comes out of his mouth. 'Ban muslims' that is all you need to hear. Then go read some of Hitler's speeches. Then tell me their differences. The fact that half of Americans agree with him is beyond disgusting, and proof that at least half of Americans are still racist shitbags(I am American).
Blame me for beeing a German citizen, I don't care in this case: What that scum did was something bestial, and I'm out for any Hitler comparisons. He just did something neither I nor anyone else can probably imagine. We Germans still have a hard time to get around this. There was just another sentence a few months ago against one of his last remaining soldiers: 97yr old Oskar Gröning was found guilty of "accessory to murder" (Google translator...) in roughly 300.000 cases.
So please, compare the next president with a chimp, I don't mind. But comparing someone to Hitler isn't something to be taken lightly.
I am not saying this lightly. I am not terrified of Muslims, I am terrified of Trmup's rhetoric, and the tens of millions of voters that seem to agree with it.
iscsitargets unavailable after reboot
I am stumped here with this problem. I setup a raid 10 array with mdadm made a vg and lv, configured iscsitarget and successfully get the SR to show up in XenServer using Xencenter. I can even load vms on it and do everything it should be able to. Until i reboot the iscsi storage. Then i get
Then of course the test vm wont load correctly. vgs and lvs and pvs all show what i think to be incorrect data after the reboot as well. Certainly not the same as when it is working.
After reboot lvs and vgs:
RE: CPU Cooler
@fuznutz04 said in CPU Cooler:
So I do a lot of video transcoding via Handbrake, converting my DVD collection to Plex media. My CPU temp always spikes during the transcode, which makes me want to investigate a new CPU cooler for my Intel i7 4790. Right now, I'm using the stock cooler. Has anyone here gone to liquid cooling for home rigs? If so, can you recommend a specific make/model? I've been reading about the corsair coolers, and they are pretty inexpensive at about $60.
I use a Corsair h100i on my 4930k. It is incredibly quiet unless i turn up the fan speed profile. I only do that when using BOINC for extended periods of time. Even oc'd my 4930k will never hit 60 under full load for hours with this thing on there.
RE: US and Canada Diverge on Net Neutrality
@wirestyle22 Ajit Pai is paid shill for ISPs. Nothing he says is based on facts. He even starts that piece of shit paper by using Red/Blue bullshit. The Internet isnt the greatest free market story ever. It is the greatest Government project ever. Developed by and for large government institutions for communications. The greed machine just took it over in the mid 90s and has been actively ruining it since.
An isp can now tell you what you can and cant do with your utility access to the internet. The electric company cant tell you what things you can plug into your outlets.
yum update returns 'Illegal Instruction'
Running updates on some servers with
yum updatewould return
There is answer here:
And this works.
However, another fix for this is to update the xenserver tools package on these servers.
One server in particular here with this error was still running version 6.1 of the guest-tools package for xenserver guests!
Updating to version 7.1 of the utility, rebooting, then running updates again, you should see your available updates and should be able to update.
Nextcloud on debian 9.1
Install debian 9.1. I used netinstall image.
when that is done get some basic admin stuff. debian netinstall comes with just about nothing. Not even sudo, which i havent installed here either, you can if you want.
#apt-get install glances sysstat net-tools dnsutils ufw
#ufw allow https
#ufw allow http
#ufw allow mysql
#ufw allow ssh
Install your lamp.
#apt-get install apache2 mariadb-server libapache2-mod-php7.0
#apt-get install php7.0-gd php7.0-json php7.0-mysql php7.0-curl php7.0-mbstring php7.0-intl php7.0-mcrypt php-imagick php7.0-xml php7.0-zip
Now setup mariadb
Set root pw, answer questions.
Now is a good time to setup a db, user, pw for nextcloud on mariadb
You all know how to do that probably.
Download nextcloud 12.0.3
#unzip nextcloud 12.0.3.zip
copy to DocumentRoot
cp -r nextcloud /var/www
Next i just copied the info from nextcloud's instructions, replacing what i need to with my own config.
Enable the required modules in the instructions above. Depending on your situation maybe you need other things.
Once those are enabled, you should be able to get to the Nextcloud initialization page. Here you enter a nextcloud admin username/pw, your mariadb db, user, pw that you made earlier.
Change owner on
#chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www
Now you have nextcloud working on http
Now setup https. This is getting too easy.
I found this blog post, thanks dude!
I just used the part for https setup. Not the rest, but i am sure you could do that as well if you dont like my instructions.
apt install letsencrypt python-certbot-apache
The package on blog python-letsencrypt-apache doesnt exist, it asks if you want to use python-certbot-apache instead. Do it.
Get a cert.
letsencrypt --apache --agree-tos --email your-email-address -d nextcloud.your-domain.com
2to the question it asks.
Now you have https nextcloud.
edit: You might get a warning on https://nextcloud.yourdomain.com page that you need to add nextcloud.yourdomain.com to
add your server there
0 => 'ip.ad.dr.ess.'
1 => 'hostname.domain.com',
RE: What Are You Doing Right Now
Just donated to xcp-ng kickstarter.
95 Euros, so i get a coffee mug.
RE: What Are You Doing Right Now
Reading this email from a user...
"So the clinic bought two laptops from the pawn shop and they definitley have a virus or something. The history on one of them is pretty amusing but basically I need to get them scanned and the virus protection put on them. They can have (Redacted) put on them but (Redacted) is not necessary. The computer I have ready is called Laptop-97hj0gjg. Do I need to install anything on the computer for you to log onto it?"
Why is someone who writes emails like this allowed to buy a computer, or log into one for that matter.
Nextcloud login error, fixed
This morning i had no Nextcloud sync, could not login to my Nextcloud through web interface as my AD user either. Internal Server Error when logging in.
Was working great yesterday.
I then tried logging in to web interface as ncadmin, this worked.
Goto the LDAP users section, try the ldap query i made for users, Success.
I then notice my NC sync client is green, and my AD user can login through the web interface again.
Is there some sort of issue where ncadmin user needs to login occasionally? All i did to fix this was log in as ncadmin and things just started working again. I probably had not used ncadmin login in at least a month.
Issues with Cumulative Update for Windows 10 1803
The cumulative update for Windows 10 1803 has caused some of the machines here to lose network connectivity after rebooting.
Attempts to renew ip address with
ipconfig /renewfail with an error like
An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions
netsh int ip resetthen rebooting again will solve the issue. Has happened on many computers here, but not all and not sure if it happens to others.
RE: Windows 10 Always Says Up to Date, But Always Needs Updates
There is also the fake display of progress of updates, the fake download status of updates, the fake installation status of updates. It is always wrong. You also cant scroll down the list of installing updates if the list is long, it just starts from the top of update list every time a fake progress indicator changes a % or goes from initializing, preparing, updating, etc.
US-CERT Alert TA18-276A and TA18-276B
Got these this morning.
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-276A-- Using Rigorous Credential Control to Mitigae Trusted Network Exploitation
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-276B -- APT Activity Exploiting Managed Service Providers.
These documents have tons of info including mitigations and howtos, including some tools that orgs may use.
RE: Computer Crash Wipes Out Years of Air Force Investigation Records
Why is the USAF even outsourcing this job? Do they not have a sysadmin? Oh right, the entire DoD is overpaid 3rd party contractors now, from the likes of Lockheed, Siemens, GA, GD, SRA International and various other nincompoops.
12 years. In the last 12 years Lockheed has been paid hundreds of billions of dollars by you and me and 300 million other people in the US. This is what happens.
Lockheed gets paid no matter whether the solution works or not. The USAF cant cancel contracts with Lockheed, who else is going to do it? Boeing? doubt it, theyre too busy getting paid gobs of money to build refueling tankers and various other machines for killing people.
Not only should Lockheed lose most of their DoD contracts, the USAF personnel who have been bribed for decades to choose them for bids should probably be put on trial.