As I described in a previous post when talking about spam countermeasures on one of our servers, misbehaving mail senders are locked down using
fail2ban for a certain amount of time.
Today, we got two new records in our internal spammer high score:
Banned services with Fail2Ban: Bans:Unbans
18.104.22.168 (chipolbrok.com.cn) 9:10
22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199.pldt.net) 7:8
Those two hosts in China and the Phillipines have been behaving most rowdily so far.
And, in addition, I cannot verify that the spam situation improved after one of the major botnet control hosters was taken down. Quite the contrary. We saw a small decrease for a few days but the average number of spam/malware per day that someone is trying to load off at our server has more than doubled compared to the situation two, three weeks ago. 🙁
Die Frontscheibe in meinem Auto ist vereist, wenn ich abends nach der Arbeit zum Parkplatz komme. Von innen.
Adobe makes a good job of promoting its new version of their Flash Player 10. They seem to have removed almost every single link to the previous version on their website and all old links redirect to the download of version 10.
This might be great if you want to run their latest software, but if for some reason you need a specific older version, you’re gonna be quite upset, e.g., you want Flash on a legacy operating system such as Windows 98/ME, Mac OS X < 10.4, or older Linux/UNIX OSes.
In my case, there is a web site that has been programmed in such a bad way that it is simply broken and unusuable with the latest version of Flash Player 10. I don’t use the service of that website on a daily basis, but I wanted to install Flash Player 9 on top of a Windows installation in a VM.
You can find the installation files for the legacy Flash Player 9 download on Adobe’s TechNote site. Please keep in mind that Adobe may (and surely will) stop releasing any [security] updates for those old versions of Flash.
Of course–after I eventually found the download link and installed the old Flash version–I remembered having a moldy Ubuntu Live DVD somewhere in my drawer… And I bet it has Flash Player 8 or 9 installed…
Ouch. I was just trying to delete old log files from the application server in our software development environment…
jpwenzel # rm incomingMessages_member_10.xxx.xxx.xxx_trunk.log.2008-10-*
bash: /usr/linux/bin/rm: The parameter or environment lists are too long.
Gerade im Posteingang:
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Nice try, lemonline… nice try.