Solaris 10 on a Dell PowerEdge 1950

This weekend I had to build a server for a customer. The hardware was given by the customer- I only had to set it up. Unfortunately I ran into a bunch of troubles, as Dell shipped the wrong hardware (sadly I noticed this much to late). Given hardware was a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with Quad […]

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Reading NTFS with Solaris 10

For one of my customers, I need to copy big data files from an external USB drive to a Solaris 10 server. Problem is, as the files are bigger than 4GiB, the FS on the hard disk of the USB drive needed to be NTFS formatted (the customer uses Windows). So I searched for a solution […]

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Sichere Deine Privatsphaere

In Zeiten oeffentlicher Videoueberwachung und staatlich geforderter Emailkontrolle frage ich mich, warum so wenig Leute in meinem Umfeld Software wie PGP (oder noch besser die freie Alternative GPG) einsetzen um Ihre Mails digital zu signieren und zu verschluesseln. Ich kenne und nutze GPG seit nunmehr ueber 10 Jahren und die Liste der Leute, denen ich verschluesselte Mails via GPG senden kann ist […]

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Protect your privacy

In times of public observation of people and governmental forced email inspection, I am wondering why so many people in my environment don’t use tools like PGP or better the free alternative GPG for signing and encryption of their mails. I know and am using GPG since over 10 years now, and the list of people I am able to send GPG […]

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MYSQL_SELECT_CLAUSE vs. courier-imapd and authmysqld

On my mail servers I am using courier-imapd together with authmysqld to let the IMAP/POP3 users authenticate against a MySQLd. This works pretty fine, but I always has one problem… After updating to the authdaemond (which includes authmysqld) the MYSQL_SELECT_CLAUSE option didn’t work anymore. But I need this option to provide my own “SELECT” statement […]

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