I was doing a password rotation on a server the other day and for some reason it failed whilst I was updating root. Maybe the password was too long, maybe Virtuozzo doesn’t do proper validity checking but either way I lost access to root. Luckily if you’ve still got access to a Plesk admin user […]
I’ve had a Synology DS414 NAS for a few weeks now, this post is about how to change the default settings of mdadm, the tool used to manage software RAID, to speed up the process of migrating between RAID levels.
Managing a large number of iPads can be frustrating, getting content onto them even more so. If you want to manage the applications available on the iPads, Apple Configurator is your man, if you want to manage the content on them you need to find another way to do it. I was asked to load […]
Today I sat down to configure a set of Apple iPads to connect to our institutional Wi-Fi network, we use eduroam based around a WPA2 setup. For anyone who has already used Apple Configurator you’ll know it’s pretty straight forward. Enter a few network details, give it a certificate if needed, save and refresh your […]
All my php5-* packages are at version 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.19 apart from php5-ldap which is at 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.18. Trying to update any package on the system with apt the server tries to sort out the unmet dependencies of php5-ldap, it says it needs php5-common 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.18 when I have 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.19 installed. I don’t want to remove php5-common 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.19 and […]