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Posts from ‘June, 2012’

Birmingham Bristol Road Olympic Torch Relay pictures!

After just missing the torch in Smethwick, I dashed across town to Bristol Road, where the torch was heading just before reaching Cannon Park. And luckily, I got there with less than fifteen minutes to go - and managed to get an excellent spot for a few snaps!   The Torch sets off again from […]

If you knew your site had been hacked, would you do anything about it?

Earlier this week a PayPal phishing email dropped into one of my work inboxes. I usually delete them instantly, but I checked out the compromised URL -- and surprise surprise, it was a UK domain. "OK," I thought, "I can do something about this." Little did I know that the problem - a hacked subdomain […]

Tiplet: PuTTY disconnecting when checking Exim via telnet? (554 SMTP Synchronization Error messages of doom!)

I've been checking the configuration of an Exim mailserver recently; from another server I could connect to the mailserver on port 25 and manually verify addresses. However, using PuTTY on a Windows boxen resulted in immediate "554 SMTP Synchronization Error" messages being shown in PuTTY before the connection was closed. (Protip: set your PuTTY windows […]