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New Site and Focus for 2013

Posted by: thogan 4 years, 1 month ago

My old blog has stagnated for over a year. I've been doing a lot of fun stuff but have not been writing about it for awhile.

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Windows XP/Vista/7 iSCSI Boot

Posted by: thogan 6 years, 3 months ago

This post details setting up Windows to boot from an iSCSI volume.

UPDATE: A lot of people are hitting this searching for Windows 7 iSCSI boot info. It's EASY! Jump to the bottom for some links that should get you going. The bulk of this article is about Windows XP iSCSI booting, which is also easy, but more involved than Windows 7.

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Mail Bounced Instead Of Deferred – DNS Forward

Posted by: thogan 6 years, 5 months ago

I recently had a problem with my mail servers where messages received by my MX were bounced, rather than deferred, when the internal mail server the messages were destined for went offline.

This turned out to be because of my DNS configuration. The cause of the problem surprised me, because it was so decoupled from the mail setup.

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Likewise AD Domain Join Breaks Every 7 Days

Posted by: thogan 6 years, 7 months ago

I have been using Likewise Open for awhile to perform user authentication against Active Directory on my Linux servers. For the most part it works great, and is dead simple to set up.

Recently I have been building out a SLES 11 environment and ran into some troubles with authentication with Likewise. I could join servers to the domain and everything would work great. Then some time later I would go to log in to the server only to get an "access denied" error.

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