Paul Gregg

Jack of all Tech.

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Amazon Prime isn’t all that fast

00000I’ve decided to build myself a new computer. I haven’t done this in about 10 years, so there was a fair amount of reading and research to understand all the latest components, processors, chipsets, and compatible RAM. Because this is likely going to have to last me a while, I wanted to go big. Very […]

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domainadmin.com phishing spam email that isn’t.

00000Registered a new domain name this evening and very quickly received what looked very much like a phishing email from domainadmin.com The email itself: > From: PGregg [mailto:xxx@example.com] > Sent: 24 June 2014 23:26 > To: xxx@example.com > Subject: VERIFICATION REQUIRED – Please verify your domain name(s) as soon as possible   Greetings, Please read this […]

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What 16TB raw space looks like at home

00000I’ve been looking for some home backup solutions over the past couple of months. This has led me down both the do-it-yourself route and buying a ready-made solution. One of my requirements was that I wanted the solution to be more than just storage – otherwise I would have purchased a straight NAS box from […]

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VMware releases ESXi for free

00000I totally missed this one until a few days ago, but VMware has released the ESXi Hypervisor free of charge.   They obviously see the pending challenge from Microsoft, Xen and Virtualbox and are hoping to gain traction and mindshare in the community – but I have one piece of advice for VMware. If you want […]

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Script to generate a list of valid email recipients from a qmail setup

00000Last week I set-up a Postfix+MailScanner+ClamAV anti-spam and anti-virus mail relay server. Testing seemed all good, except that it was scanning lots of bogus email addresses, e.g. to nosuchuser@pgregg.com Postfix provides a relay_recipients file (at least thats what the MailScanner setup called it) where you specify the specific email addresses that you are prepared to […]

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Release: vmclone.pl for VMware ESX Server

00000I have released a script, vmclone.pl, to assist in the cloning of full Virtual Machines within an ESX Server box.  This came about because of a gap in functionality between replicating individual hard disks and the clone option in the VI client that was mostly missing from VMs. The tool will replicate and rename all […]

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