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System Administration

Installing SSL-certificates on Debian

Installing and configuring SSL certificates is always an issue as to how to create them and where to store them. Most of the time people can find the procedure on how to create them, but they forget all the places where they have placed them. Some initiatives exist to have centralized key stores on systems, […]

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System Administration

Switching to Mozilla Extended Support Releases

At first, I wasn’t impressed with Mozilla’s plan for Extended Support Releases for Firefox and Thunderbird, and after sites complained that Firefox 10 was too old it made me switch to the normal release schedule. But now with Firefox 17 is the current ESR and release 24 around the corner it made me rethink everything […]

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Internet, Unix en security

WordPress “upgrades”

I have been a long time WordPress user and not very happy with it from time to time, but sometimes you just have to accept certain things. Using WordPress is one of them as it slow became the industry standard for weblogs. It also became the standard for trouble, quick updates and hacked weblogs. As […]

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Internet, Unix en security

PAM bug hit Debian and others

It has been years since PAM was hit by a serious bug in PAM, but people who upgrade to libpam-systemd version 44-1 can find that sudo stops working. Reading the bugreport on Debian and FreeDesktop.org it doesn’t look promising as it also effects other distributions. For now it may be wise put systemd on hold […]

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System Administration

A smoother transition in Debian

About a month ago a transition in Debian took a wrong turn for systemd users. This ended in systemd users who where unable to shutdown there system, but recently a newer version was uploaded to unstable solving this issue. So time to unlock the block packages and upgrading systemd to version 37-1.1 and blocked packages. […]