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Halloween starts early.

Dick Turpin - 5 hours 48 min ago
This afternoon is definitely warming up for Halloween!

1: Guess who?
Customer: "I had a notification from SAGE for an upgrade but they also said some software patch had to be put on. Can you tell me if it's been done?"
Me: "By whom? Us or Sage"
Customer: "I don't know I've been off for two days."


2: I can't open it.
Customer: "I'm trying to do a scan and it says cannot open scanner."
Me: "But you only had a manufacturer engineer out yesterday and they was working fine?"
Customer: "I know."
Me: "Silly question, the scanner is on I take it?"
Customer: "Oops"

I give up.

3: Ghost in the machine.
Customer: "Is Dave there?"
Me: "No, he was with you?"
Customer: "Oh, they left a while ago. I need to know if they sent an email while they was here. XYZ says I sent an email cancelling some payments but I wasn't in at 1pm?"
Me: "With the greatest respect, why on earth would Dave do anything like that? And more importantly what has installing a printer got to do with emails?"
Customer: "Oh so you don't think it was him then?"
Me: "Er? no."

Is it home-time yet pretty please?

Postfix – connect from unknown[ip.address]

David Goodwin - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 13:34

One server I poke around on, has a number of postfix instances

(see: postmulti).

Interestingly, one instance was logging things like :

Oct 26 22:02:05 mail postfix-blah/smtpd[59158]: connect from unknown[] Oct 26 22:02:05 mail postfix-blah/smtpd[59158]: CA9292EE2C0: client=unknown[]

Which makes you think perhaps Postfix isn’t able to do DNS lookups – even though it’s configured to do so.

After a bit of investigation —

  1. DNS resolution on the host itself works fine.
  2. Postfix is running smtpd in a chroot (see /etc/postfix-blah/master.cf)
  3. The ‘default’ Postfix instance (/etc/postfix, /var/spool/postfix) doesn’t have this problem.
  4. /var/spool/postfix-blah/lib doesn’t exist, but /var/spool/postfix/lib does and contains libnss_* files
  5. So, cp -a /var/spool/postfix/lib /var/spool/postfix-blah/lib fixes it.
  6. Turning off ‘chroot’ for the smtp daemon fixes it (edit: /etc/postfix-blah/master.cf).

The  server is Ubuntu Lucid, so perhaps it’s a bit long in the tooth now – and maybe this problem won’t crop up for anyone else…

Little man.

Dick Turpin - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 13:08
Me: "Your misses is fecking gorgeous, feck knows what she sees in you?"
Engineer: "I know, especially when I have such a small penis?"


Hit him with the clue stick!

Dick Turpin - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 09:31
So I've just taken a couple of days holiday from work to try and de-stress myself a bit.
My daughter needs a new headlamp for her car and given my job is management I rang the garage on Monday, my last day off, and asked them if they could do the work on the Tuesday, the following day.

"Sure, no problem."

Now boys and girls there's a reason I rang on the Monday, can you guess?

Came to work in my daughters car and my garage says the supplier hasn't got a headlight so the work cannot be done until Wednesday!


Automated twitter compilation up to 26 October 2014

David Goodwin - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 06:00

Arbitrary tweets made by TheGingerDog up to 26 October 2014

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