Archive for December, 2006


Friday, December 29th, 2006
Comig 6


Thursday, December 28th, 2006
Comic 5


Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
Comic 4


Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Comic 3

Mounting nfs under debian

Monday, December 25th, 2006

If you recieve the problem:

mount to NFS server ‘SERVER’ failed: server is down. 

When mounting a NFS exported folder, the obvious thing to check is where portmap is bound to…

Try running dpkg-reconfigure portmap

If make sure that the option saying “bind portmap to local intefaces” is set to no.

It’s a muppet mistake for me to make; but no-where on google mentioned to check it.

ssh fails when you dist-upgrade to debian testing

Monday, December 25th, 2006

There seems to be a bug in the process somewhere that prevents SSH from being upgraded properly, so when you run apt-get dist-upgrade, ssh is removed, and you lose your server.

The solution is simple, after running dist-upgrade, and BEFORE disconnecting from SSH, run:

dpkg -i –force-all /var/cache/apt/archives/openssh*

and then

aptitude dist-upgrade 

This forces ssh to install, and fixes your problems.


Monday, December 25th, 2006
Comic #2