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Author: halfgaar

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Halfgaar is Wiebe. Wiebe is a contributing author on this weblog. He also has a lot of stuff (such as long, in-depth articles) on his personal website.

Wiebe works at YTEC, where he is a senior developer of customer-specific tailor-made software (“klantspecifieke maatwerk software“) for clients in a few select markets: wholesale, printing and healthcare.

Preventing syntax errors with old shell scripts

I was trying to install Unreal Tournament GOTY on one of my Linux machines. I downloaded and ran the script ut-install-436-GOTY.run but I got this error: Read More »

Saving and loading iptables rules on Debian

For some reason, Debian can't do "/etc/init.d/iptables save". So, we have to fix something ourselves. I used this article as source, which also has some useful comments. Apparently, the iptables initscript used to exist... Read More »

Installing Windows on Xen

Just a a kind of bookmark, I used this blog post as a base to find out how to install Windows as a DomU on Xen. I might at some point reconstruct my steps, but for now this link is all... (judging by the URL the blog won't exist much longer, but oh well...)

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Installing Xen with Lenny guest on a Debian machine

This is supersceeded by my install on Debian Squeeze). On Lenny, everything is just too outdated. Read More »

Xen console

To get the console of your Linux guests on a Xen machine, type "xm console ". Then to exit, press "ctrl-]". When in screen, do "ctrl-a, a, ctrl-]".

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Configuring a static IP address on Debian

This is a simple netconfig for a static IP address on a Debian machine. In /etc/network/interfaces, replace your eth0 (or whatever) with this: Read More »

Debian volatile: keep fast moving packages working on Debian stable

The concept of Debian stable is kind of nice, since you don't have to be affraid of upgrade breakages all the time, but it can also be annoying, because things like spamfilters and virusscanners are fast-moving and you often end up with old versions of those. That is why the Debian volatile project exists. Read More »

Configuring VPN server and client on Linux

Basically, there are two types of VPN's: IP route and ethernet bridge. I configured an IP route VPN, based on this document. Read More »

Adding Microsoft docx and similar to Mailscanner whitelist

in /etc/MailScanner/filename.rules.conf: allow \.docx$ - - allow \.xlsx$ - - allow \.x(ml)?\d{0,}\.rel$ - - Read More »

666 posts on tweakers

I wanted to mark this notable event: Read More »