Backing up Windows (the hard way)

Sometimes you need to do things you don't like and you don't know where you will end up. In our household there exists one (production) system running Windows. Don't ask why and please no recommandations how to substitute it. Some things are hard to (ex)change, for example your love…

Wordpress dictionary attack

Today early in the morning my monitoring system notified me about unusual high outgoing traffic on my hosting platform. I traced the problem down the webserver which is also hosting this abandoned website. Looking into this with iptraf revealed that this traffic is coming only from one IP. At first…

Frag is bigger than frame.

Since 2 weeks I'm faced with some problems at a Xen hosting environment based on Debian wheezy. The issue is, that one specific domU is regularly failing network. The investigations showed, that no network packets from and to this system are seen on the the network interface in the domU…

OpenWRT WDS works like charm

A try with OpenWRT 8.09 in April to setup a WDS with additional AP functionality and encryption, like described in the documentation, failed. So I keeped with my halfbroken solution running on DD-WRT, which is going a bit too commercial these days in my eyes. Now I have found…

(old) L-root DNS Server "stolen" (for a short time)

After shutdown of the old L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET the IP address formerly associated with it, the IP continued to answer requests. More informations can be found at the ICANN Blog UPDATE: Before bothering around, if you read the ICANN Blog, you realize that the issue was fixed very shortly. The…