The week roars on

Well, Wednesday, and the day started with a software issue in Worcester, the recall to complete the install in Stratford (ended up using scan to email, which the customer actually preferred!- there is a packet fragmentation issue with SMB by the look of it), a Print audit in Rugby, a Print driver losing it’s preset Icons in Coventry, and finally back to the office and the dead FTP server.
Setting up a relay FTP server in the DMZ SHOULD be a trivial job, except – I didn’t build this one, and there is no documentation, thanks to the guy on holiday 😦
Faffed around trying to revive the old box, but no go.
Took a chance and swapped the hard drive into another old box with a Gigabyte chipset Mobo.
Result! -except the network card is now eth1 (hald), and I don’t know the admin password, so can’t change the IP address, tried all the usual suspects, but no go.
Out of time, going home.

This morning, reset the Ubuntu server administrator password, (note, NOT the root password) and logged in.
So easy to do when you have physical access to a Linux box!
Edited the  /etc/network/interfaces file
with VIM ( I hate that editor, and the Ubuntu version seems to have different settings for command modes etc, but couldn’t be bothered to install nano).
Restarted the Phantom process on the commonsense server, linked in- everything works.
Now to put the virtual users in place on the eeeBox, set up the file structure. AND DOCUMENT IT.
Tested out the Mythweb tool on my MythTV box at home, I had set everything up correctly, but forgot to tick “enabled” in the port forwarding on the router-Doh!
Cool, I can download or stream recordings or music across the internet. Will be great for next week, when we return to the daughter’s house (which is sans TV) to cat-sit while they are in France.
We may not need it, but if the weather turns bad, it would be nice to have our own taste in music available 🙂


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