Webmin issue

Documenting for the future:

Upgrading Webmin sometimes doesn’t work, WHAT?!?!? Linux stuff stops working?? Ohh noes!! Yes sadly stuff breaks in Linux, additionally and more sad is that because Linux is used by less than 1% of the population, there is scant a document on how to fix it.

In this case, after I upgraded, this service stopped working, the fix? Run /usr/share/webmin/setup.sh and its fixed. Hurray!!

O….M….G

So I spent 2 freaking days trying to get into my website due to a older password after I uploaded my DB of posts when I could have just done a Posts exports and then imported. I r dumb!

NAS HD issue

OK so I got my drive replaced through Amazon, slotted it and realized that I never did copy the error report it spit out. So I went to find a utility that could, one would think that the manufacture website would carry such a util, well you would be wrong. It DOES test it but never displays the test results. I read some forums to use HDTUNE util but it was limited and they wanted 34.99 for the pro version.

Really?? OK I am only going to use it occasionally, 34.99 would make sense if that’s all I did but I don’t. I hooked it up to my external docking station and selected, what I thought was the drive, turned out I spend 24 hours testing and fixing my 8TB drive, why? Because reading is hard. Durka der! Found out that my dock wasn’t working so I busted out the spare one I accidentally purchased, which is not as good but it does work and as soon as I connected it, WARNING!

I was curious what was causing this other dock to not work (I like this one better than the spare I got) so I interchanged the usb cable and power supply, turns out I might have not grabbed the right one so it started working with the other power supply, not sure what this one goes to now.

Then I came across CrystalDiskInfo, this gave me what I was looking for and I could see where it was erroring out. Hurray!

Fail2Ban issue

RanĀ  into an issue today where Fail2ban wasn’t working, I couldn’t for the life of me figure it out till I came across an article that said, unless your time is correct fail2ban wont work.

Ubuntu 15 uses rsyslog, so restarted it and low and behold it started to work correctly. Hurray!

ZipFizz….side effects??

So I drink ZipFizz which is a coffee alternative, it’s the only drink that keeps me awake but doesn’t make me feel “funny”. I also have some mysterious thing going on where if I sit to long, more than 10 mins, my feel start to get cold and start to tingle as if the blood flow was being cut off.

I never attributed this to this drink, until I looked it up….

Each tube of Zipfizz also contains vitamin B6 as one of the ingredients. This vitamin does not make energy and is not a stimulant. However, it acts on the nervous system and thus can result in Zipfizz side effects. Excessive amounts of vitamin B6 can result in complications such as pain and numbness in the limbs, which may pose difficulties while walking. Each tube of Zipfizz is known to have twice the daily quantity of vitamin B6 required by the body.

Well, this doesn’t EXACTLY fit but it’s so close I decided to do an experiment. I stopped drinking this and started drinking green tea instead, and lot of water. A gallon a day. Let me tell you, its a lot of fucking water, OMGERD! Just

NAS ARP Messages

arp: 192.168.1.51 moved from 02:e4:97:00:0a:0a to d0:50:99:c0:88:5c on epair3b
arp: 192.168.1.51 moved from 02:e6:ea:00:09:0a to d0:50:99:c0:88:5c on epair2b
arp: 192.168.1.51 moved from 02:f1:ea:00:08:0a to d0:50:99:c0:88:5c on epair1b
arp: 192.168.1.51 moved from 02:2a:b1:00:07:0a to d0:50:99:c0:88:5c on epair0b
arp: 192.168.1.51 moved from 02:e4:97:00:0a:0a to d0:50:99:c0:88:5c on epair3b
arp: 192.168.1.51 moved from 02:e6:ea:00:09:0a to d0:50:99:c0:88:5c on epair2b
arp: 192.168.1.51 moved from 02:f1:ea:00:08:0a to d0:50:99:c0:88:5c on epair1b
arp: 192.168.1.51 moved from 02:2a:b1:00:07:0a to d0:50:99:c0:88:5c on epair0b
arp: 192.168.1.76 moved from b8:f6:b1:16:b3:15 to b8:c7:5d:cd:86:1f on epair2b
arp: 192.168.1.76 moved from b8:f6:b1:16:b3:15 to b8:c7:5d:cd:86:1f on igb0
arp: 192.168.1.76 moved from b8:f6:b1:16:b3:15 to b8:c7:5d:cd:86:1f on epair2b
arp: 192.168.1.76 moved from b8:f6:b1:16:b3:15 to 00:1f:5b:89:2d:6b on igb0
arp: 192.168.1.76 moved from b8:f6:b1:16:b3:15 to 00:1f:5b:89:2d:6b on epair2b
arp: 192.168.1.76 moved from b8:f6:b1:16:b3:15 to b8:c7:5d:cd:86:1f on epair2b
arp: 192.168.1.74 moved from 00:25:00:f9:b9:06 to b8:c7:5d:cd:86:1f on epair2b
arp: 192.168.1.74 moved from 00:25:00:f9:b9:06 to b8:c7:5d:cd:86:1f on igb0
arp: 192.168.1.74 moved from 00:25:00:f9:b9:06 to b8:c7:5d:cd:86:1f on epair1b

Stared to see these in my logs, I thought I silenced them the last time but looks like it didn’t take so I did the following:

Created a sysctl called net.link.ether.inet.log_arp_movements and set its value to 0

 

NAS issues

Writing this up for later review:

My older NAS HD failed, I never set up notifications and I had built this with RAID0, stripe. Which was fine at first but once you lose an HD you lost everything. I was lucky that I was able to save 90% of the stuff I acquired. Anyways fast forward to now.

I at first ordered 4 WD RED 6TB NAS drives, these are the recommended drives. They were 149$ at the time. (Remember that for later in this article)

One came defective out of the box, I ordered a replacement but it was out of stock and wouldn’t arrive for 3-4 weeks. I didn’t want to wait so I ordered 4 Seagate 6TB NAS drives. These were cheaper. I thought, kewl I will save money. Yeah hindsight is blind, at least in my case.

Almost to the month I started to get failed sectors on one of my drives. I do have to commend Amazon for outstanding customer care, they extended my request for replacement by another month in case my other drives became defective.

Anyways, I was going to swap out my order for the WD RED’s but they jumped to 249$ each….SAD PANDA!! Guess I will have to stick with what I have for now.

Migrated older blog entries to this one…

I was finally able to migrated my various blogs entries to this one, I didn’t know how to do it before now but figured it out, there are over 154 more entries to read about, woooooooo.

You are going to notice that some of the pictures did not transfer, sadly, this will be something to work on as time permits. Most likely from work.