Thursday, May 20, 2010


I just finished the squid proxy configuration. Going for a break.


Hello, I had this error today while configuring squid proxy server on ubuntu 8.04 server, "ACL name "all" not defined!. FATAL: Bungled squid.conf line 69...........terminated abnormally". And my squid.conf file does not even run up to line 69. So I searched and the solution was just to include "acl all src all" and voila squid server started normally.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Blog has been removed

2:00am, I entered my blog URL to post some more but I got this "your blog has been removed" message. I couldn't even sign into my Gmail account, It was showing "account temporarily disabled" So I followed the steps for verification with SMS. I used my GLO mobile number but did not get any verification code but when I Used my ZAIN mobile number, I recieved the SMS verification code and I got my accounts back. Sure! otherwise I would not have able to type this and you would not have been able to read it. Anyone have an idea why this happened, am sure I did not violate any terms of service.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Incase you run into an openfire RSA ceritificate invalid error on the server settings page or you are unable to connect your LAN clients to the openfire server but can connect from Spark or other IM installed on the server host system, then simpley go to the server certicate link, delete the current certificate and then restart the server.

After rebooting the server, click on the link to generate new certificate keys and voila, the openfire server will restart and thats it. Enjoy!!!

Ubuntu 10.04 Upgrade, Test and Stability

I hurriedly upgraded to the new ubuntu 10.04 version and right now, one of the bugs that I have noticed is that the system does not come back up after going into screen saver. I'll keep you posted on other info.

File system check failed Ubuntu

Hi guys, I got this file system check failed upon booting a ubuntu box today. I searched the forums as usual but the solutions were too complex. after running the fsck check command, I concluded that the system time was wrong. so I rebooted and reset the system time in the BIOS and viola, that fixed the problem. Of course the user explained that the system time is usually wrong after booting into windows partition. So take note.

Friday, May 7, 2010


Yeah, I finished configuring OPENVPN today and I feel a heavy weight lifted off my shoulders. I got many tips online especially Ubuntu forum. don't make the mistake of building your client keys directly on clients system, best create all client keys on the VPN server and copy them to client systems. And if you get connection refused code 111, comment out the local ip address line and see the outcome. Enjoy....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Well guys, outlook messenger may not be the best free LAN messenger after all, it updated and asked for license registration so I had to find another alternative. Just finished configuring OPENFIRE and SPARK on ubuntu 8.04 server. And its free with a server to aid central user management. configuring was a bit tricky but with online tips, I got it going. God bless those who post solutions online.