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WordFence is a popular CAPTCHA used by 300,000 sites and recently a backdoor was added to it. Evidently it was being used to benefit payroll load operations who tend to be paria businesses. With more back-links they get page-ranked higher. The perpetrators have been identified and an updated version of WordFence should be installed immediately. …

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Azure already has a very good hosting control panel however there may come a time when its more cost effective to host your own sites with a virtual machines. We have used webMin which is Perl based but it tends to be unsuitable for running a web host like Azure or GoDaddy. Froxlor is still …

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION Sometimes a LAMP box runs out of room so it may be necessary to mount a new disk over /home First its a good idea to backup the users files in case of problems tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /home  


The Silicon Image SIL3726 is a surface mounted device that provides the SATA port expansion function used in storage servers. Each SATA input can support 5 hard disks. By using such backplanes it’s possible to use a single disk controller card to manage all the disks in a server. HOST SATA II 3 Gb/s SATA …

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Microsoft opened up a new business with web hosting and more on a massive scale. Azure is the new service and it aims to take over from smaller web hosts and move them into the realm of big business. Initially web apps were the entry point. We found this to be convenient as Microsoft is …

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IEEE 1588

The IEEE 1588 standard provides for a mechanism within layer 2 of the Ethernet. IT defines a protocol enabling precise synchronization of clocks in measurement and control systems implemented with technologies such as network communication, local computing and distributed objects. rks supporting multicast messaging including but not limited to Ethernet. The protocol enables heterogeneous systems …

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