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  • Nanook
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    Our phpBB3 Forums
    Posted on September 23, 2018

    phpBB3 has improved considerably with time and there are many extensions available and I have installed many of these. With the Google Captcha we finally have spam under control. We now have the ability of adding images, video, and sound to posts. Please sign up and participate: https://www.eskimo.com/forums

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    Piwigo Photo Gallery
    Posted on September 23, 2018

    In the past I recommended Coppermine but Coppermine broke with 7.2. It really died do to lack of interest and maintenance. The authors did not keep it up to date with modern PHP standards.

    I recently replaced my Coppermine Gallery with Piwigo. Piwigo is MUCH more capable, it has a plugin extension method and there are around 300 plugins currently available. It works fast and proper with our hosting facilities.

    You can get it here: https://piwigo.org/get-piwigo

    If you do not have a database setup yet, you will need one so in that case e-mail support@eskimo.com and request a database. There is no charge for this.

    If you’d like to see how this looks, you can visit my gallery at: https://www.eskimo.com/~nanook

    If you need any help e-mail nanook@yellow-snow.net or support@eskimo.com

  • Nanook
    Nanook

    Hardware Maintenance Late Sept 17th to Early Sept 18th
    Posted on September 17, 2018

    I will be taking various machines down tonight for about fifteen minutes each to install new NIC cards with non-Intel chip sets. From 4.15.0 forward, the Linux kernel has had a bug in the Intel E-1000 drivers that cause the cards to lock-up when hardware offloading is used. Usually these lock-ups are transient resulting in 2-3 second delays in data but occasionally the cards will lock hard and require a drive to the co-lo facility to physically reset the machine.

    Because the servers most affected are those carrying heavy traffic, the NFS server providing the home directories in particular, I will be replacing the NIC cards on all the NFS servers. This will affect virtually all of our services but will prevent long down times like we suffered Sunday morning from recurring.

    I filed a bug report April of this year on this problem. Canonical has offered me various kernels to try, many of them either did not boot at all or were extremely unstable. At this point I feel it’s more cost effective and less service affecting just to replace the hardware.

  • Nanook
    Nanook

    A physical host machine at Eskimo which holds the /home directories and main web server has crashed and not booted. I am on the way to the co-lo to investigate and repair.

  • Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Original Version)

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    Aretha Franklin - Respect Song written by Otis Redding Album: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You [1967] _________________________ RESPECT (oo) What you w...

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    Civil Asset Forfeiture

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    I'm sure there are many factors you could point to that put our nation on the wrong path, but today I'd like to focus specifically on the j…