Archive for May, 2007

London Co-Location for 60 per month…

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Here is the offer:

  • 1U Rack Space
  • 1MBit CDR (~300GB per month) Data Transfer
  • 0.5A Power (strict limit)

Standard Features:

  • All CISCO Enterprise Network
  • No Overselling
  • Enterprise SLA

Rack space is provisioned in IPHouse, a MoD approved facility.
The pricing is as follows:

1 Month rolling contract:

Setup: £49 +VAT

Monthly: £60 +VAT

6 Month contract:

Setup: FREE

Monthly: £60 +VAT

Potential servers are available from:

Please note that servers with a power usage greater than 0.5A do not qualify for this offer.

For more information, please contact

authdaemond: exec: Permission denied

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

The following appeared in /var/log/syslog on a server, whenever i tried /etc/init.d/courier-authdaemon start:

authdaemond: exec: Permission denied

I cried. Google returns 0 results.

So, I found another server that had authdaemon running in a similar setup on, and compared…

After some playing (it’s insignificant what I was doing really…), the following error also appeared:

start: exec: No such file or directory

I figure that it’s useful to paste the error messages for Google abuse; so that if anyone else has the same error, they can follow my solution.

After some prodding and breaking, I discovered that the problem was due to the following file (it did not exist):


All my previous efforts had been towards reinstalling courier-authdaemon; and now it became clear, the problem was actually to do with courier-authlib. A quick dpkg -i `find /var/cache/apt/archives/ -name “courier-authlib_*”` later and the file reappeared.

Restarting courier-authdaemon was successful, and everything was back to normal.

Project Euler

Friday, May 11th, 2007

I have recently started playing with Project Euler.

It involves some fun coding to solve simple and complex problems.

There are currently about 152 problems.

I will be blogging the solutions, with the actual answers in the extended part of my posts, so if you don’t want to see the code, don’t look :-)


Friday, May 11th, 2007

\o/ was my *exact* pose at 1630 today when this year’s exams finally finished.

More of an update is sure to follow, however some of the highlights were:

  • Repeated papers (NAC 2007 was IDENTICAL to NAC 2003).
  • Someone (unnamed, not me) who on multiple occasions didn’t even open their answer booklet.
  • The usual spelling inaccuracies that occur in exam papers.
  • Having coffee spilled all over me at the coffee shop around the corner of Charlie’s whilst revising for an exam.

I promise to elaborate further.

Needless to say, the action \o/ (hands raised above head) was performed repeatedly after the exam as a sign of celebration…







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