Network Security guide for the home or small business network – Part 15 – Security Through obscurity

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

I remember many years ago watching a Dr. Who episode where a very important key was “hidden” in a display of many other keys. Kind of like hiding a tree in a forest. This concept is “security by obscurity”. Generally this is considered a bad approach to security. It is a bad approach if this [...]

Sendmail mail queue backed up

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Sendmail is not my favorite MTA. I really prefer Postfix, but… I have to use sendmail in a few situations. I’ve run a little script on the web server for a good while to monitor the mail queue. I was running into a problem where I had LOTS of messages backed up. I suspected I [...]

The check’s in the mail

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Of course, there was a time when delivery of many things relied heavily on the US Postal Service and the blame of a delay could be passed along. I saw an article lately about people using technology to do tricks like that, turning back the clock on their computer before answering emails, getting sounds for [...]

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