Problems?

The grass is not green on the other side. Like this senior doctor who I bumped into on a train journey opined- “Almost 85% of the cases, the patients imagine that they have a problem”.

I dont imagine, so no problem! 🙂

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Shanker Balan is a devops and infrastructure freelancer with over 14 years of industry experience in large scale Internet systems. He is available for both short term and long term projects on contract. Please use the Contact Form for any enquiry.

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SpamAssassin 3.1.0 released

Highlights of the release

[...]
- new plugins: DomainKeys (off by default), MIMEHeader: a new plugin to perform
  tests against header in internal MIME structure, ReplaceTags: plugin by Felix
  Bauer to support fuzzy text matching, WhiteListSubject: plugin added to
  support user whitelists by Subject header.

Finally DomainKeys support, this should help a lot in catching spam with spoofed yahoo mail addresses. Wonder how many popular sites use domain keys other than Yahoo and Google. Need to figure out how to add domain keys to my https://shankerbalan.net/ domain too. The weekend is almost here… 🙂

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FreeBSD_6 RELEASE kernel panicking!

It had to happen – the new kernel which I compiled last night panics just before mounting the root partition to start “init”. Cant figure out whats causing it. Cant take a dump, “panic” at the debugger prompt says “no device configured. Why cant it find the swap partition like it should?

partial dmesg:

ATA PseudoRAID loaded
GEOM: new disk ad0
<panic>

Grrr…

/me trying a rebuild now from today's CVSUP.

Shanker Balan

Shanker Balan is a devops and infrastructure freelancer with over 14 years of industry experience in large scale Internet systems. He is available for both short term and long term projects on contract. Please use the Contact Form for any enquiry.

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