ski's picture

Adventures with spammers

I run a Zimbra mail server at the K-12 school district where I work. Overall I really like the system, but my user base is very susceptible to phishing spam so once a month or so someone will give up their password to a spammer who then proceeds to use our mail server to send out their spam. Since 2011 I have had a script that tails the log files and disables an account if it sees 7 messages or more in a 2 minute window that include more than 20 non company addresses in the header fields.

alcourt's picture


Any who claim that DOCX is "good enough", right now is not the time to present such claims.  I just lost a couple hours fighting translation issues because of the lack of clear documentation of DOCX format so that no tool can write it the same way.

ski's picture

Cascadia 2014 a hit

Cascadia IT Conference 2014 is another hit this year.  People are enjoying the classes and break times

and learning about LOPSA and system administration.  Cascadia is a great way to learn new system admin skills and network with system admins from across the nation.



nomad's picture

A decision has to be made

I have been nursing along two FBSD 8.x file servers for several years. A few years ago we de-emphasized commodity servers running FBSD in favor of NetApp filers but they were/are still needed for the labs that use them.

Recently, a third lab has decided to replace an old/failing Solaris 10 box with a new file server. They decided not to pay the premium for a FAS2220 and instead opted for commodity hardware from Silicon Mechanics. This means we will soon have a third FBSD system. Therefore, the de-emphasis has now changed to "support".

adeleshakal's picture

Playing catch-up in the game of sysadmin life...

I’ve finally admitted to myself that I need a single place to archive online all of my conference presentations, workshops, tutorial materials and such, because I've unfortunately been rather scattershot about that in the past.  So, now there's

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