Author Archives: davidmace

Picking Your Distro

We frequently get questions asking which distribution to choose. The short answer is - pick whatever distribution you're currently using if it's one that you like and are comfortable using. :) It's not going to make a tremendous difference at … Continue reading

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Glassfish Installation Script

We do a lot of Java hosting for our customers. As with any technology, there are a lot of different deployment scenarios to choose from. With Java we tend to see mostly Tomcat hosting because most folks don't require a … Continue reading

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Holiday Hijinks

A few folks here in the office decided to have a bit of fun outside. We caught it on tape and have decided to share it with all of you. :) Video

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Keeping Tabs on Successful Logins

There are a number of things that any sysadmin should be doing (or is already doing) to keep tabs on the systems they manage. One of the things that I do which is quite simple (read: quick and dirty) is … Continue reading

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Remember to Check Domain Expiration Dates

Today's post isn't anything technical; it's somewhat of a public service announcement instead. Your domain registrar likely emails you when your domain is nearing the end of its life (at least the end of its life in your possession). What … Continue reading

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Karmic Koala VPS Images Available

The latest 6 monthly Ubuntu build, Karmic Koala, was released to the public on Oct, 29th.  That is now an option when ordering a new VPS  or for a fresh install on an existing VPS (contact us if you have … Continue reading

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32bit or 64bit – Choose Your VPS Kernel

Sometimes we roll out new features in our control panel without announcing them.  We usually do this so that we see a trickle of new users initially which helps identify any bugs or missing functionality before the entire userbase starts … Continue reading

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Evading Webapp Vulnerability Scans

Most attackers aren't after your digital property or information stored on your server.  They're mostly after your server for its resources to send spam, host phishing sites or launch attacks against other servers.  So unless you're running a high profile … Continue reading

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Using libcloud with RimuHosting

Libcloud.org has merged our RimuHosting driver into their Python library.  All of our api functionality isn't included in that driver, but there are a number of handy things that you can do via just a smattering of python code.  I'm … Continue reading

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External MX Records

I see this particular problem about once or twice a day it seems and probably have for as long as I've worked at Rimu. Sometimes customers opt to have their email handled via a 3rd party mail service (google apps, … Continue reading

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